My understanding of how to use 'if for no other reason to do' is as follows:
You'll also want to make your house look presentable, if for no other reason than to jack up your asking price. ([unspoken] and to make more profit than without house cleaning etc.)
(.....1.....) (2 if for no other reason than to) (.....3.....). (4)
- an initial action: make you house look presentable
- if for no other reason than to
- one (or some) of the benefits from the initial action:jack up your asking price
- other benefits which remain unspoken: and to make more profit than without house cleaning etc.
Now, would you be so kind as to check to see if I have the gist of how to use the phrase by looking into my rendition below?
The Army set up all our computers so quickly at the temporary base in the jungle, if for no other reason to know we could communicate with the rest of the world. ([unspoken] and write to our family and girlfriends)