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Old 04-20-2015, 10:36 PM   #1
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Getting rid of my old #100 tv going to fill the hole and hang a flat screen 40 what type brand mount will hold up to bouncing down the road without dropping tv.

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If the TV mount is secured well to the wall, you should not have a problem. Electronic stores like Best Buy have a large selection of flat screen TV mounts to select from. The weight and size of the TV is needed when picking out a mount.

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You question should be what TV's can hold up against the bouncing.

I installed a Sanyo TV in the front of my Coach on a stationary mount. After about 1 year I noticed that the gap at the bottom of the cabinet was different. Took the TV out and found that the plastic around the mounting holes was failing. I had to reinforce it from the top to bottom so the weight was distributed on the structure of the TV. I have no doubt that if I wouldn't have fixed it the TV would have eventually just fallen off.

I have since changed the TV, I bought a Hitachi. I actually took the back off the TV to look at the structure, there was none. I ended up changing the mount to a swivel type and now support the bottom of the TV from the bottom and have stops that keep it from bouncing & swinging while driving.
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I agree with Jim above, the problem is not so much the strength of the mount you select, bet rather how sturdy the back of the selected TV is. I also found it necessary to have some bottom support for the replacement TV I installed (Vizio), in our motor home due to it jiggling while traveling down the road. The wall mount was plenty sturdy, the mount point on the TV, not so much.
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Originally Posted by bishgeo View Post
Getting rid of my old #100 tv going to fill the hole and hang a flat screen 40 what type brand mount will hold up to bouncing down the road without dropping tv.

Below is what I did. I wanted a larger TV than I felt I could put up there, and I too was worried about a mount that would keep it there!

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To solve that problem for us, I installed a piece of plywood about halfway back in the cabinet that held the TV. That would serve as the "wall" for a wall mount.

I then used this to mount the TV.


It works well because it will allow me to pull out the TV if I need to get to the cords, etc.

To keep it snug against the sides of the TV cabinet I used some good quality velcro around the back edge of the TV. That eliminated the rattle that would come when driving.
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Also, use lock tight on the mounting screws that attach the bracket to the TV.

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www.morryde.com/TVMounts‎ They have all kinds made for rv use.
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Another concern is how strong are the VESA mounts in the tv cabinet itself. While doing another project, I removed a Samsung 24" that I had installed tow years previous and noticed that 2 of the 4 mounts in the plastic cabinet back had broken internally. My mounting board was still rock solid, but that tv was fixing to come down on its own! Since then, I have decided that each tv will have some support under the bottom edge, either a metal lip of some sort of the edge resting on the surrounding cabinet. That handles the sudden bounces, up or down. It wasn't hard to hide the supports.

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