Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > MH-General Discussions & Problems
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 01-22-2016, 05:52 PM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 23
Installing Exterior TV bracket above wheel well opening

I am looking to install an exterior TV bracket centered in the middle of the rear wheel well of my Class C about five inches above the wheel well opening. It's about the only viable place to put the bracket which is 5" x 5" 3/4" thick.

Here is what I am looking to do: Both of the small bolts to mount the bracket would go through the filon, foam insulation, luan and into the interior area of the wheel well above the wheels. There would be no issue with wheels hitting the small bolts.

The bottom bolt would go through the wall, then through a block of 3/4" thick x 1' long horizontal piece of plastic positioned against the inside wall of the wheel well area. The block of plastic is to provide additional support to keep the bolt from pulling out of the wall. The nut would then be tightened against the block of plastic.

The upper bolt would go through the wall and into the square steel tubing that's welded to the Chassis. The square tubing is the floor support. The tubing butts up against the inner side of the exterior wall. The bracket and both bolts would be caulked on the outside and inside to prevent water penetration.

My concern is the bolts being in the wheel well and the one bolt that goes through the wall and into the steel tubing welded to the Chassis. Is there any reason I might not want the bolt going thru the wall and in to a chassis floor support? Any reason I should not due this at all? TV is a 19", around 10lbs

Thanks for the help


Greg950 is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 01-22-2016, 10:08 PM   #2
Senior Member
BFlinn181's Avatar

Gulf Streamers Club
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Cincinnati
Posts: 12,645
Just make sure the bolt diameter isn't a large fraction of the size of the metal brace. For a 10 lb TV, only mounted when stopped, I wouldn't think the fasteners would weaken the floor support, unless you're mounting it with 1/2" bolts.

Rather than drill holes in the RV and have a permanent mount on the exterior, you might think of a tripod or even a camp table to mount the TV, it would give flexibility to be able to move it away from that spot on the RV side.


Bob & Donna
'98 Gulf Stream Sun Voyager DP being pushed by a '00 Beetle TDI
BFlinn181 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2016, 03:09 AM   #3
Senior Member
SuperGewl's Avatar
Winnebago Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Oregon
Posts: 1,317
Why not mount it in one of the storage compartments on a swingout bracket? You know the one with the 110volt AC plug in it. This would be the place that the MFG would have placed it from the factory.
Retired Navy Submariner
2014 Itasca Sunstar 35F; 5 Star tuned; 2014 Jeep Cherokee TrailHawk
SuperGewl is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2016, 06:48 AM   #4
Senior Member
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Apollo Beach, FL
Posts: 1,082
If you want a real quick way to accomplish what you want, check out this
GOstik Products, Suction Cup Accessory Mounts, Apollo Beach FL
2013 DS 4338
2015 F-150 toad with kayaks,bicycles and a Harley in the back
PanJH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2016, 10:25 AM   #5
Senior Member
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 4,281
As soon as you drill the holes resale is impacted as well as now you have path for water.

Rethink your situation.

Is there a trim piece nearby or window trim?

One can fabricate a hanging device that "borrows a hole" meaning either hang it from a window gutter or use existing screws to attach eyes to hang the tv on.

A panel tv has low weight and should be easy to make something that works.

Worst case is consider just silicone RTV.

Clean area with acetone to be sure it will stick.

mount your bracket to a chunk of aluminum with countersunk flathead on back side screws.

Have the screws stick out just long enough to place the tv bracket on and get a couple turns with the nuts.

Use 1/4 20 hardware in stainless.

For nuts used capped nuts so no sharp bolts sticking out...Place nuts on bolts when not in use.

Properly done it will not come off, some double sided tape will hold too but rtv likely better.

Tripod may be better option and heavy duty old VHS camera ones can be found for a couple bucks at a yard sale and they can hold up a gorilla
Tony & Lori
1989 Country Coach Savannah SE
TQ60 is offline   Reply With Quote


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Centramatic Wheel Balancers - - Information MrMudstud MH-General Discussions & Problems 34 03-28-2016 08:41 AM
Wheel opening covers lwasouth Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 7 12-04-2015 12:51 PM
New 5th wheel tow truck StarTraveler Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 4 06-16-2015 12:04 AM
Installing Winegard Travler on 5th Wheel James Weid 5th Wheel Discussion 8 08-22-2014 01:54 PM
Smart wheel control on 02 Windsor, is now a dumb wheel KCSAILS Monaco Owner's Forum 3 07-01-2014 02:55 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:01 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.