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Old 02-08-2012, 03:06 PM   #1
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Can i drill on the tt wall?

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I need to mount a small flat screen tv on the wall on the spot where the tv should be, but my trailer didn't come with a mount for a tv .( or tv)
I was wondering if is ok to drill on this area?
I need to mount this tv somehow but I don't want to drill a hole the will go all the way to the outside
Are this wall thick enough for this?
This is a light trailer so I have no idea
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Old 02-08-2012, 03:17 PM   #2
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Yes.. about 1.5"-2" back there, depending. However, you will want to mount that TV on a stud/bracing in the wall. The actual wall covering is WAY to thin and weak.
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Old 02-08-2012, 03:57 PM   #3
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Maybe, maybe not!! If it's a laminated wall there will not be many, if any "studs" to use. There may be a reinforcing plate in the wall if it's where the manufacturer usually mounts a TV. You'd be better off to contact the manufacturer and ask them.
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We had a similar job to do and contacted the mfg, they supplied us with a copy of the wall layout showing the area reinforced for the TV mount.
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Old 02-09-2012, 12:00 AM   #5
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Stud? I guess I need a stud finder !
I did e-mail the manufacturer and I still waiting for reply
The TT came with this cabinet or a place for the tv and is made out of wood ( or laminate) I'm hoping the wall behind this would be enough to hold the tv
Well, ill wait to see what the manufacturer has to say
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Old 02-10-2012, 09:12 AM   #6
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To make an rv wall, take 2 sheets of typing (printer) paper, glue them together and glue on a patterned 3rd sheet to cover it (ok, so they are not quite that thin).

Make sure you hit a stud and you won't have a problem.. Miss the stud and it will hold perhaps 1-2 pounds safely.
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If your manufacturer is still in business, I would definately give them a call and get some advice from them. A stud finder will only work if the trailer is framed with wood. It won't work on a aluminum framed rig.
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I mounted a flat screen in my TT. I took a stud finder to the wall, marked and drilled shallow pilot holes, then screwed in a couple of 3/4" lag bolts. I adjusted the TV and mount so that the whole thing lifts off for traveling. You don't want the TV hanging on the wall while rolling down the road (lay it screen down on the bed).
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I have laminated walls with no wooden studs so I put a 3/4" thick solid oak plank . It's held at the top and bottom with "L" brackets... bottom screwed to the floor and top to a cabinet and metal frame of the door. It now has a 27" TV in place of the 19" in the picture and no problems at all... solid as a rock.

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Thanks !
Great idea!
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I mounted a flat screen in my TT. I took a stud finder to the wall, marked and drilled shallow pilot holes, then screwed in a couple of 3/4" lag bolts. I adjusted the TV and mount so that the whole thing lifts off for traveling. You don't want the TV hanging on the wall while rolling down the road (lay it screen down on the bed).
What's wrong with it on the wall traveling if it's well adhered to the wall?

Just curious.
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@rick long.....How's that chair on wheels working out for you when you're on the road?
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What's wrong with it on the wall traveling if it's well adhered to the wall?

Just curious.
The weight of the TV and mount are hanging on two lag bolts screwed into a very thin,soft wood stud. I imagine that road vibration and the occasional rough ride would eventually damage the wall and the TVs electronics.
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What's wrong with it on the wall traveling if it's well adhered to the wall?
My brand new TT came with the optional TV wall mount installed by the factory. Only a small 17" flat-screen LCD TV will go there without hitting a wall or cabinet. But stickers everywhere warning to remove the TV (along with most of the mount) from the wall mount before hitting the road. It's a simple enough dismount piece, and leaves only a small connection piece on the wall, but then you also have to disconnect the antenna cable and the electric cord from the ceiling.

So I guess the wall is not strong enough, even with a factory installed mount, to hold a light-weight 17" TV when bouncing and jouncing down the road.
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