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Old 10-14-2018, 09:23 PM   #1
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Ideas to Lock Television in Place

Hey everyone,

I installed a tv in the bedroom of the TT. But it doesn't lock into place. I'm a little worried about it articulating out when towing. I really won't ever need to articulate this tv out. Where it is placed is perfect for viewing for the bed. I figure I have a few options:
1. Buy one of those mounts that has the locking pin underneath. But this would mean taking out the current mount and installing that mount. I'd really rather not do that.
2. Take the tv off the mount, put it in the box it came in each time I'm going to town. Would mean an extra 5 minutes when arriving and leaving.
3. Put a couple hooks behind the tv on the wall and connect them to the mount with tiny bunjee cords, just putting enough force to hold the tv against the wall if it wants to articulate out.
4. Something else? Anyone have ideas that have worked?

Maybe I'm being paranoid. But I'd rather be safe than sorry on this one. I have to give it a little force to get the tv to articulate out. It doesn't just move on its own. But with a sudden stop, I'm worried about what could happen.

If anyone has constructive ideas, I'd appreciate them!
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Is there anyway you can screw in a couple eye bolts on either side of tv? You could get a soft covered bungee cord to hold it in place. Thatís how ours is held in place in living area
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When I had that type of mount I bought a roll of two side hook and loop or Velcro and made a strap for it
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I use two bungy cords to keep the 40 inch tv I installed in place. There was some play in the mount and the TV could get caught in a slide.
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Check into quake straps. I used them for a previous articulating TV and they worked great. Amazon has them.
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Hey everyone,

I installed a tv in the bedroom of the TT. But it doesn't lock into place. I'm a little worried about it articulating out when towing. I really won't ever need to articulate this tv out. Where it is placed is perfect for viewing for the bed. I figure I have a few options:
1. Buy one of those mounts that has the locking pin underneath. But this would mean taking out the current mount and installing that mount. I'd really rather not do that.
2. Take the tv off the mount, put it in the box it came in each time I'm going to town. Would mean an extra 5 minutes when arriving and leaving.
3. Put a couple hooks behind the tv on the wall and connect them to the mount with tiny bunjee cords, just putting enough force to hold the tv against the wall if it wants to articulate out.
4. Something else? Anyone have ideas that have worked?

Maybe I'm being paranoid. But I'd rather be safe than sorry on this one. I have to give it a little force to get the tv to articulate out. It doesn't just move on its own. But with a sudden stop, I'm worried about what could happen.

If anyone has constructive ideas, I'd appreciate them!
Commercial strength Velcro will lock it in Place.

https://www.amazon.com/VELCRO-Brand-...ack+commercial

I keep a roll of this stuff - just like electrical tape - has Many, Many uses.

Best of Luck,
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I have one of those nylon straps that click together like a belt. One end of each strap is permanently mounted on the MH, the other ends wrap around the front of the TV and clip together before we hit the road.
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I used magnetic door stops on an older coach. I use magnets to secure many things that need to be movable at some point.
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Thank you everyone for the ideas!

Lots of great ideas. Thanks everyone for the help!

I ordered the commercial strength velcro. It looks like it will work really well!
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Is there anyway you can screw in a couple eye bolts on either side of tv? You could get a soft covered bungee cord to hold it in place. Thatís how ours is held in place in living area
I used a similar set up with my TV, it worked very well.
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Is there anyway you can screw in a couple eye bolts on either side of tv? You could get a soft covered bungee cord to hold it in place. Thatís how ours is held in place in living area
I did the same thing, and the TV has survived 6,000 miles so far.👍
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I put a couple eyebolts in a stud above and below the TV and a flat, fabric covered bungee cord between them. Bought everything at Harbor freight. Using this setup on both a 40" (Main Living area) and a 27" (Bedroom) TV that are both on articulating arms.
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I installed locking display hangers on both displays. Just took the old one off. Wally World has them on sale for 19.99 each.

I also had some stiffer plastic packing material that I cut and place above both displays while traveling. It cuts down on vibration. I just wedge it in between the display and ceiling. When I get to the CG I just pull off the packing and store it. I doubt very much I need it but I am paranoid and slipping the packing in place takes seconds. It doesnít allow any wobble or vibration.
I didnít like the original mounts. I expect if I hit a bad bump they would have jumped right out of the original hangers.
Its been 3+ years and no issues.
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