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Old 02-15-2012, 08:20 PM   #1
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mounting a flat screen TV in Motorhome

How do I mount this securely so it won't fall off. Its going to be 32-42 inches.
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Way too many variables to answer your questions without a lot more information. Are you mounting it to solid wood? Are you using a tilt mount, a swinging mount, just bolting it direct?

We use the tv arm mounts that are sold at BJ's Wholesale. I put a piece of solid wood behind the wall we were using to give it a good place to mount. Then just bolted it all together.
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Ok to clarify. I know I can mount it to wall no problem, I'm more looking for if just using the mounting bolts the TV itself would be ok with the rigors of the road or if I should build a cabinet with appropriate shock absorbing material built in to support the TV at its perimeter as well.
So I'm not worried as to how to mount it to the wall as I am whether or not the TV, being one.from Walmart or best buy, and not specifically one made for RVs. I just don't want to mount it and then find out that it breaks the bolts TV and it falls to the floor. I just want to be sure the TV can handle being mounted to the wall in a Motorhome.
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I use a Samsung 32" and it is very secure, if the mount is secure the tv will be fine.
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Old 02-21-2012, 03:46 PM   #5
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Ok to clarify. I know I can mount it to wall no problem, I'm more looking for if just using the mounting bolts the TV itself would be ok with the rigors of the road or if I should build a cabinet with appropriate shock absorbing material built in to support the TV at its perimeter as well.
So I'm not worried as to how to mount it to the wall as I am whether or not the TV, being one.from Walmart or best buy, and not specifically one made for RVs. I just don't want to mount it and then find out that it breaks the bolts TV and it falls to the floor. I just want to be sure the TV can handle being mounted to the wall in a Motorhome.
I used one of the wall mounts sold and mounted a 26" in my coach. Remvoed the built in TV filled in the space with 3/4 matching plywood and secured the mount to that. Then hung the tv on the mount and it seems to be fine. The new TV's are very light weight and seem to withstand the bounching around very well.
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I understand your feeling - the back of my flat screen feels very flexible and that is the part with the mounting holes with threads for bolts. I put two small pieces of metal under the base of the TV and they were bolted to the metal frame that supported the heavy old TV. These pieces of metal are about six inches long and about one inch wide. I put a quarter inch 90 degree bend in the ends that go under the TV. The metal is painted black and if you don't know they are there you don't notice them. I did also use the mounting holes on the back of the TV. Anyhow some of the TV weight rests on these two pieces of metal which should help relieve some of the strain on the flimsy back of the TV.
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Did you provide some sort of cushion on the metal braces for when the tv bounces on them
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I understand your feeling - the back of my flat screen feels very flexible and that is the part with the mounting holes with threads for bolts. I put two small pieces of metal under the base of the TV and they were bolted to the metal frame that supported the heavy old TV. These pieces of metal are about six inches long and about one inch wide. I put a quarter inch 90 degree bend in the ends that go under the TV. The metal is painted black and if you don't know they are there you don't notice them. I did also use the mounting holes on the back of the TV. Anyhow some of the TV weight rests on these two pieces of metal which should help relieve some of the strain on the flimsy back of the TV.
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The mount I used actually had four hooks that went into slots on the back of the TV which hold the weight along with the screws. This seems to work. Haven't put a lot of miles on it but we have been on some rough roads here in Northern CA and Southern OR.
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