Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > Class B Motorhome Discussions
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 12-11-2011, 08:33 PM   #15
Senior Member
Healeyman's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 213
Sorry for the obviously late reply. I just saw this thread.

HERE is what I did.

TV Mount

I strongly recommend that you have some way to make the arm mounted TV TOTALLY immobile during travel.

That arm is designed to hold the TV in a single position. It is NOT designed to be constantly moved from a "stowed" position to a "viewing" position. The pivots in the arm joints are not designed for frequent movement. I can almost guarantee that vibration and shock will cause one of your arm joints to come apart.

As part of my design, I have a shelf with a tie down clamp. Even with that precaution, the center arm joint came apart and the TV came off of the shelf, bounced off the couch, and landed face down on the floor.

I have installed Bellville spring washers into the arm joints and Loc-Tited all of the arm hardware. The Bellville washers provide a constant compression on the joint hardware and allow very stiff movement of the arm from the traveling positon to the viewing position. Even with all that, the arm joints STILL come loose while traveling.

I agree with putting the mounting bolts all the way through the wall. I don't think that your threaded lag screws have "stuff" to hold your TV while moving. All it takes is one pothole to make your 9 pound TV into a 20-30 pound weight.

I also do not think that your tie down straps will be tight enough to keep the TV from moving while under way. ANY movement will cause things to come apart.

After watching and before we travel, with the TV stowed, I reach behind the TV with a LONG allen wrench and tighten all of the arm joint bolts.

Just watch your installation VERY carefully until you know how it will react while traveling.

PLEASE let us know how it works out.


Healeyman is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 12-16-2011, 10:59 PM   #16
Senior Member
wanderso's Avatar
Fleetwood Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 897
Good tips to consider on the TV and I will indeed watch it closely. One option I've considered to remove the weight concern as an alternative is to remove the TV from the mount during travel and stow it in the closet. The screws on the back of the TV can easily be changed to studs and simple wingnuts to unscrew and remove. The straps will still keep the mount in place and there is no weight on the articulating mount during travel then except for the weight of the mount itself.

wanderso is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2011, 09:56 AM   #17
Senior Member
Healeyman's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 213
IF your straps will immobilize the TV during transport, you will probably be OK. If not, dismounting the TV may be the answer. I was lucky in that the mount I bought was designed to quick-release from the wall bracket.

We could have put the TV on the upper bunk while traveling, but we drive more than we sit still, so dismounting our TV every morning and remounting every night was not desirable.

We have had no further trouble as long as I keep the arm joints tight. I have a plastic thread locking material that doesn't harden like most thread lockers. Since it doesn't "break torque" and loosen, it seems to work pretty well at keeping the arm bolts tight.

IF you can keep the TV from moving, you should not have to have your mounting studs protrude through the wall and your threaded lag screws should be enough to hold the arm bracket to the wall.

Again, please let us know how it works out.

Healeyman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2011, 08:23 AM   #18
Senior Member
goreds2's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: OH - H - EYE - OH
Posts: 557
Here is my install. Pretty simple. When in transit, the TV lays on the bed. When staying overnight, I just lay it on the platform the old analog TV used to be on.


On 10/15/10,
Puchased a 1989 Class B Dodge Xplorer In Cash
On 5/2/15, Girlfriend purchased 2002 Dynamax Carri-go in cash.
goreds2 is offline   Reply With Quote


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Front LCD TV install in 2005 Vectra (Long) cbeierl Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 20 03-25-2016 10:24 AM
LCD - DVD Upgrade Part 2 oemtech Newmar Owner's Forum 11 11-28-2008 04:48 PM
Pictures of the Winegard Slimline Install and LCD ugrades. 03HRVacationer Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 3 08-11-2008 02:43 PM
Interior wall panel separation on 06 Tour JOKENCA Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 3 02-23-2007 05:39 PM
Xantrex RS2000 Install in a Vectra 36RD (long) cbeierl Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 5 01-22-2007 08:41 AM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:15 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.