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Old 11-22-16, 05:02 PM
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Old mobile home walls...

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I am trying to put some wood trim on my annoying, old, trailer walls which are paneling that have been mudded. What can I use to screw the trim up against wall tightly if there isn't a stud to screw in to?
Does that even make sense?
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Old 11-23-16, 03:03 AM
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What makes you think there aren't any studs? MHs are more or less framed up the same as a conventional house except the lumber sizes are often smaller. Exterior walls are usually 2x4s although some of the older ones used 2x2s. Interior walls use a wide variety of stud sizes from 1xs to 2xs. Just like conventional homes the stud spacing will either be on 16" or 24" centers.
 
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Old 11-23-16, 12:56 PM
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Oh there are studs, of course. But they are just few and far between. I've had to replace about half of them and what hasn't been replaced is wroughted (sp) and useless.😊
 
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What type of molding are you trying to install?
Personally I'd be more concerned about replacing any rotten studs first!
 
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Thank u joecaption! I knew there were alternatives out there somewhere.
 
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Old 11-23-16, 01:15 PM
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Yes I am trying. but I thought it might be best to address what's causing the studs to rot 1st, which is the upside down crown!
Believe me, it's been non stop issues of every kind for the last 3-4 yrs. But hey, I've learned SOOO MUCH and continue to everyday I live here!
 
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How would upside down crown molding cause rot

The exterior stud wall typically rots from moisture getting in the wall. Sometimes it's a roof leak but often it thru the siding as the rain water runs down the outside of the wall. Close inspection of the exterior should show you were it's getting in at. The other place MHs typically have rot is where the plumbing is - water kills particle board flooring and if it stays damp it will get the bottom of the studs also.
 
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