Well here it is January and I posted about this problem back in July so
I guess I procrastinated a little bit! But I actually fixed our towel
rods and I am pretty happy with myself for being able to do this
So in case anyone else is in the same predicament, here is what I did
to fix the problem.
Problem : Towel rods kept getting pulled out of wall due to people
leaning on the rod and the plastic anchors were not sufficient to keep
them in place. Relocating was not an option because of recent wall
Solution : Toggle Bolts! I had enough sheet rock left to work with
that I was able to slip 1/8 by 2 inch toggle bolts into the existing
holes and then I was able to fasten the clip securely to the wall and
get a much more secure connection.
I'm sure if someone puts full weight on it it will come out again but
hopefully they will stay put for a while.
I am not exactly Mr. fixit so any time I am able to do one of these
little projects I am pretty happy about it.
Thanks for the tips back in July!