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Old 10-14-2012, 04:10 PM   #1
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I am trying to mount a flatscreen tv on the wall of my MH and don't know if I've drilled into the frame of just the wall cover. I don't want to put a tv on the wall that isn't secure. Can anyone help me figure out if I have the mount in the correct place? I thought that the strip where there appears to be the wall covering coming together would be a frame stud, but it feels very soft. Any suggestions?


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Old 10-14-2012, 04:54 PM   #2
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Pull the panel off and look.

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Old 10-14-2012, 05:20 PM   #3
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If it feels soft it probably is. If you can pull the panel off yo can put a backing plate there and mount to that.

Also a lot of frames are based on studs on 16" centers. See if you can find one and mount it there. Remember that the mount on the back of the flat screen is usually 4 or 6 small fine thread machine screws. No doubt they are metric but I would think they are about a #6 in American size.

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Two suggestions:
1) Go to Home Depot and buy a stud finder. They are cheap and will find density difference in wall which should help find the wall studs if they are wood or metal.
2) If the wall is an exterior wall, look at the outside wall in morning when moisture is on exterior fiberglass panel, you typically can see the wall studs as they will not have moisture in the area they are positioned. Use a tape measure and measure on outside to a window or some other penetration and then mirror image measurement on inside wall.

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Old 10-16-2012, 11:20 AM   #5
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I'm trying to mount an articulating arm mount. I bought a 1 x 12 last night and will try to install it to the wall from the window to the door and then mount the arm on it. I think that wi give me the stability I need to secure the tv. It won't be as pretty as I wod like but the Tv will hide most of it. Thanks for all the suggestions.
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Old 10-16-2012, 11:25 AM   #6
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You need to find the inner wall studs. The covered luan junk they call walls will not support the TV. Stud finder is the key. Works on density, not on magnetism.
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Old 10-16-2012, 11:32 AM   #7
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Okay. The cables will easily reroute to the tv through cabinets and the header over the door. Will have power installed same way.

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