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Old 04-11-2012, 09:17 AM   #1
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Securing 32" flat screen against cabinet while driving?

Hi guys. I am mounting a 32" flat screen in my overhead cabinet that will be flush against the facia. I will be using an articulating mount.

What do you use to secure the tv to the front of the cabinet while driving? I am expecting some "creep out" with this articulating mount while driving.
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Hi guys. I am mounting a 32" flat screen in my overhead cabinet that will be flush against the facia. I will be using an articulating mount.

What do you use to secure the tv to the front of the cabinet while driving? I am expecting some "creep out" with this articulating mount while driving.
I use a small dia, bungie cord simply take it off when the jacks are down.
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I use a small dia, bungie cord simply take it off when the jacks are down.
Do you wrap it around the front of the tv and secure it in the back somewhere?
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Just a thought. Why use an articulating arm? Why not use a back panel on the TV and angled metal attached to the back panel, then attach the angled metal to the overhead cabinet frame from underneath or from the sides.
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I use a long velcro strap goes goes around the back of the cabinet and the front of the tv for the one I put in the front. I also put an articulating mount for the rear tv. There I keep the tv tilted and use a vecro strap to tie the mount so it does not move. What I am doing there is behind the tv and run the strap to the mount I made so there is no "creep".

To the question about why an articulating arm: when in use the LED/LCD tv has some darkening when looking from below if the tv is flat. So when parked, I tilt mine down to get the best picture.

I have also seen that some installers on here have made a bracket to hold the bottom of the tv. Seems like there are a number of possible solutions.
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On mine I gave up on the articulating arm and have hard mounted the TV to metal brackets I made. When the TV was on the articulating bracket I tried bungee cords, ratcheting straps, pieces of rubber but could not stop the TV from vibrating and rattling. I just wasn't able to get it to stop shaking so changed the mounts and it is now solid.
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If the arms will be together and parallel, you could drill a small hole all the way through both and use a hitch pin..

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Do you wrap it around the front of the tv and secure it in the back somewhere?
I hook it at the top on the mounting bracket for the TV and run it down and back under the TV to one of the dash fans. works fro me.
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They sell special articulating mounts for RV's.

There is a spring-loaded latch that locks it into the fully retracted position and has little rubber tipped 'legs' that braces the TV from shimmying any when it's locked in the "travel" position.

This one is from Camping World; Locking Cantilever Mount - Mcnaughton Inc 94139 - TV Accessories - Camping World

I can't remember the name of the place I got mine from but it's very similar.
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I used adjustable bungee cords, anchors at the back of the cabinet and hooked on the tv end of the articulating mount. Tension is set high, but not so much that I can't pull it out by hand enough to unhook so I can get behind. I should note that tv has some of its weight resting on a bottom support so there is some friction helping the bungees.
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I used adjustable bungee cords, anchors at the back of the cabinet and hooked on the tv end of the articulating mount. Tension is set high, but not so much that I can't pull it out by hand enough to unhook so I can get behind. I should note that tv has some of its weight resting on a bottom support so there is some friction helping the bungees.
I use this same method. I think having some of the tv weight resting on a bottom support helps make this work.

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On mine I gave up on the articulating arm and have hard mounted the TV to metal brackets I made. When the TV was on the articulating bracket I tried bungee cords, ratcheting straps, pieces of rubber but could not stop the TV from vibrating and rattling. I just wasn't able to get it to stop shaking so changed the mounts and it is now solid.
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Same for me in past setups. This install I chose the solid mount with only tilt up and down option. I didn't need the space behind it. Any of the articulating mounts also swivel, something else I didn't like.
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When I mounted my new flush mount flat screen tv in the over head cabinet, I used an up /down articulating hanging flange for the main mounting, secured to a 1/2 thick sheet on plywood cut to fit inside the old big box tv cabinet. I then dismantled the original stand that came with the flat screen tv. There was a round cup like fitting that held the weight of the tv, with two metal prongs sticking up into the bottom of the tv. I mounted the cup fitting to the 2" ledge sticking out from the cabinet. This way when I hung the tv it slid onto the cup and onto the main hanger. The articulating hanger has a locking latch, so no chance of jumping off the hanger. I also reinforced the trim ledge with 3" brass screws. To limit vibration, I stuffed 2" rubber ( not styromoam ) foam pipe insulation between the cabinet and tv. Works quite well.
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I've done a few of these articulating mount installs. I attach all mine for travel by installing some hand made "L" shapped brackets into the TV stand mounting holes on the lower back of the TV and adapting a reciever with protruding bolts in the cabinet to fasten these to.

Here is a recent 42" install in a 40' DP.

Here is a 32" Sony install in a similiar setup.

Here is my 32" Sony install. I later changed and installed my "L" shaped brackets
for firm mounting while traveling.

I've done one more recently and I don't think I posted the pictures yet. It was in a 38', '03 Dutch Star DP.

I can take some more pictures of my current setup if you need it. I just use whatever steel or aluminum I can put my hands on where ever I'm at.
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