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Old 12-11-2011, 07:28 PM   #1
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Question on securing an LCD TV

I recently bought a new 5th Wheel. In the bedroom there is a shelf for a TV that slides out for viewing. We bought an LCD TV for the bedroom, but haven't figured out how to secure it to the shelf, so we take it down and lay it on the bed for travel.

I would like to find something that I could permanently attach it to the shelf but haven't found anything. There are a lot of wall mounts but nothing to mount a TV on a flat surface that I have been able to find.

Any suggestions?

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I would use a stationary wall mount if you have a plywood board to mount.
It wouldn't require another means to lock, say if you had a pivot mounting.
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I went on ebay and got a ceiling muont and hung tv under the overhead cabinets in the bedroom. owrks great and takes no cabinet space
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Ceilings or lifts you will find them here.
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There are many threads discussing flat screen TV's. They range from simple to very complex installation discussions. Likely your question has already been asked and answered in one of them.
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Old 12-13-2011, 08:52 AM   #6
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Nope, I've searched; none answer the problem I have.
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Old 12-13-2011, 09:06 AM   #7
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we had the dealer remove the shelf and install it in kitchen as a counter top extension, same material and looked great. then bought a locking swivel mount for wall. dont know if you have same thing, ours didnt slide.
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We had a similar issue. I have a flat screen sitting on a table we made. We unhooked it and laid it on the bed each time.

What I did is mount some small small D-Rings on the wall behind it. I have right angle connectors on the cords and can just slide it back against the wall and put a bungie around it.

I had a hard time finding small D-Rings. Found them in the picture hanging section at the hardware store. They are mounted to the wall using pop-rivets.
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I just got 2 shelf brackets at home depo , bolted them to the sliding self, mounted a piece of plywood on the brackets and put a wall mounting system on the plywood. It didn't cost much and makes it easy to remove the TV if needed. It is surprisingly stable and strong. Just use good heavy duty shelf brackets. I have a 42'' TV hanging on mine for 3 years and never had any problems.
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Thanks for all of the suggestions, I'm still trying to come up with a solution and will use all of your ideas as I work through this. The nice part is I have a few more months of winter to figure it out so I don't have to make any quick decisions.

I had thought about getting a ceiling mount and turning it upside down but I don't think that will work as the ceiling mounts I have looked at don't have a large base as they are designed to use gravity to hold the TV in position.

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All the Flat screen tvs I have had in my 5er have a plastic base that mounts onto the tv. I have used sheetrock screws from underneath the base through the bottom on the cabinet or base ind into the base of the LCD. 4 screws will hold it down for sure. In another application I couldn't screw from beneath because of little room under the cabinet. In that case I took off the base from the tv and used a counter sink to prepare for screws through the plastic or acylic base and into the shelf bottom. After I secured the base I painted the screws using a black marker. When finished you could not see them.
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Thanks Paul, that sounds like what I might try.
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Ditto

I did same as Paul, even the magic marker for paint. I screwed bown through the TV base and it is a solid mount.

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All the Flat screen tvs I have had in my 5er have a plastic base that mounts onto the tv. I have used sheetrock screws from underneath the base through the bottom on the cabinet or base ind into the base of the LCD. 4 screws will hold it down for sure. In another application I couldn't screw from beneath because of little room under the cabinet. In that case I took off the base from the tv and used a counter sink to prepare for screws through the plastic or acylic base and into the shelf bottom. After I secured the base I painted the screws using a black marker. When finished you could not see them.
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We used heavy duty Velcro and the TV has been secure without any problems for 6 years now.
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