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Old 01-22-2016, 05:52 PM   #1
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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

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Old 01-22-2016, 10:08 PM   #2
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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.


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Old 01-24-2016, 03:09 AM   #3
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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.
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Old 01-26-2016, 10:25 AM   #5
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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
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