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Old 09-26-2016, 02:52 PM   #1
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Patching walls in Challenger?

So, we are loving the new Challenger 37LX but DW wants additional items hung up or slightly moved. The issue is there may be the unsightly hole after the move. How does one go about patching the holes so they look good?

1. want to move the thermostat out a little so it is more accurate (currently doesn't get very accurate reading)
2. want to change picture that came with unit with a smaller picture.
3. want to add/move towel racks in the bathrooms.

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Old 09-26-2016, 03:45 PM   #2
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I am guessing you would have to fill any holes and sand them off. Then the whole wall would have to be papered with the same type of covering that is on the wall now. Another option could be to repair the hole and then if you are a good enough painter, paint the walls.
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Old 09-26-2016, 04:50 PM   #3
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Some things that I moved, RapidCamp mount, toilet roll holder, etc., I put the screws back into the holes as they somewhat matched the wood work and used new screws remount somewhere else. Patching with wood putty or joint compound would most likely not match exactly anyway.
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Old 09-26-2016, 06:50 PM   #4
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If it's wallpaper, I look for extra layovers towards the bottom, cut it and piece it into the hole to make it look good. If it's any other type hole I use white out or color marker to touch it up.
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Old 09-26-2016, 07:10 PM   #5
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If the holes are small (nail holes) then wood putty works great. Just use a very small amount an no one will notice. You will see for sometime because you know it's there, but others will not. Eventuality you will forget and not see it either.

For larger holes like screws and the wire hole on the thermostat, there is not much of a cure except what others stated; More wallpaper or paint the entire wall. Another choice is to put something else over it.

I learned the putty trick from some very small holes that I found during PDI. The dealer's repair department had wood putty that matched the paper. I can find the two holes still, but do have to look hard and feel the wall.
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Old 09-26-2016, 11:27 PM   #6
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I was thinking the same thing after I changed the radio out in the bedroom. I still have the screw holes. I was thinking of wood putty in the holes and then finding a stain/paint that would somewhat match the glaze. That or contact my thor rep and see if he can get me some.
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Old 09-27-2016, 12:21 AM   #7
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We had an issue where the shower leaked and stained the lower hallway wallpaper. We contacted Thor, gave them the year and model number of our vehicle and they sent a large strip to match the damaged wall paper. We cut it out to the size and the self sticking paper matched perfectly.
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Old 09-27-2016, 12:24 AM   #8
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It was under warranty, no hassle at all.
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