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Going to put up bamboo skirting around my 89 fiberglass Rockwell I want to put an extra strip of wood molding on to staple on bamboo. I am going to go up about 30 inches. Can I drill screws into the fiberglass? I was thinking of spacing them about 3 feet or so and also using glue. Any suggestions?
I don't understand the merits of this. Is it purely decorative?
sure you can skrew into fiberglass. you can skrew into anything that's softer then the metal of the skrew. The fiberglass with be destroyed and require complete replacement if it's ever gonna look right again.

but my big question is...

WHY WOULD YOU WANT TO??????

if this is for a decorative skirting, I'd build short lengths of fencing that fit under your rig, and nail the bamboo to that. It'll need it's own framework, but it's gonna need that anyways.

Stay away from the fiberglass!
I could see how well placed and tightly arranged (and sealed) bamboo could insulate and be decorative. Go for it. But i think it would take up a lot of your space in transit and bamboo can get heavy too.

I would try to make short sections of your wall, say 3 feet or under, so you can match the contour of the ground. I would anchor them with some brackets that you just step into the ground. With big long stakes that drive into the ground. That way you can do your thing and not mess with the body of your rig. Maybe get creative and tie them together so they are rigid yet flexible and create a skirt with anchor points every so often. That may keep your weight down.

Are there any structural features low to the ground of your vehicle you could incorporate for support and structure or maybe for design if that's your thing? I saw a lady with a tiki van and a hula girl was running up her ladder.
I've seen trailers with snaps mounted along the edge that skirting attached to. Again, it would require skrews/rivets. The advantage is easy mounting time after time, or to easily change style of skirts when bamboo becomes worn. I'd only do snaps if I was going to skirt at every camp.
(I actually believe you're referring to "reed" in a roll that are often used as privacy panels on patios, etc...??)
If you're gonna be parked somewhere for a while and just wanna decorate, I think its best to use a framework staked into the ground.
My rv is in a permanent site and the bamboo would be decorative. My question is can I screw into fiberglass. I just want to mount a strip of molding to the rv so I can staple the bamboo to.
The simple answer is...yes you can skrew a bat strip to the fiberglass.
If I were to do something like that, I'd use a bit just smaller than the skrew to drill a pilot hole. This not only makes it easier, but also reduces spider cracking....ie: more damage.
Btw...you won't need many skrews to hold that light weight stuff.
(06-27-2014, 09:32 PM)Rooster510 Wrote: [ -> ]My rv is in a permanent site and the bamboo would be decorative. My question is can I screw into fiberglass. I just want to mount a strip of molding to the rv so I can staple the bamboo to.

Yep, so there ya go. You CAN screw into fiberglass.


but I think it's a bad idea, and that you're gonna seriously regret this. JMO
I can’t see any benefit unless you are living there in the winter months.

There is no way I would attach anything combustible either.
Simple question not answered! I got it done.
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