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Old 09-10-2010, 08:26 PM   #1
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Question Flat screen tv mounting bracket

I have an 06 Vectra 40FD, and am going to replace the CRT TV with a flat screen. I have the appropriate sized tv to put in, with an Omnimount articulating wall bracket. I have not pulled the old tv out yet, but I would like some suggestions on how to make the mount that the Omnimount will attach to. I need to build a bracket to mount the articulating tv mount to, and I know in the past some have posted photos of their units they have installed, but I can't find the appropriate thread. Is the "floor" under the crt in the console heavy duty enough to attach an "L" type bracket to that will hold the Omnimount? I will probably build it out of wood, 1/2 or 3/4 inch thick, and secure it to the cabinet floor. Any suggestions?
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Hi im in England and a new owner, Im going to watch this thread closely as I have a similar problem and need to replace the exsisting american tv with an english one.
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Old 09-11-2010, 06:25 AM   #3
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Just type in television under search this forum or all forums there are a few pages with info, every time a post appears on tv replacement with photos I print them out for my own future reference just in case mine go bad.
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I sure wouldn't trust an "L" bracket arrangement. When I changed out the tv on my Ellipse 40FD, I built my mount out of two vertical 2x4x secured to both the "platform" that your CRT sits on AND the under side of the cabinet top above it. Then, I secured a piece of 3/4" plywood to the 2x4s to serve as the actual mounting surface of my fixed wall mount for the 37" TV. Sorry I didn't take in process photos but here's the finished product:
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I have an over the dash mount so it's different than yours but maybe there is something useful to you in my pictures. See HERE.
I made two sides, top, back and bottom out of 3/4 inch plywood.
Probably overkill but I wanted 3/4 on the right side where I installed the articulating arm for strength and I just wanted to buy one sheet of plywood.
The arm is held with two 1/4 inch bolts with fender washers under the nuts. The top one goes through the steel framework Winnebago uses around the cabinet.
I put the back piece of plywood in last so it could be easily removed to have access to the area behind the cabinet to run wires to the electronics in the cabinets on each side. (5 disc DVD/CD/Mp3 player, receiver amplifier, satellite receiver, Wilson cellphone amplifier, Wilson Trucker cellphone antenna downlead coax, and and Verizon aircard).

Before installing the plywood pieces I covered them with laminate flooring left over from my flooring project. A couple of the pictures show what I used for the travel hold downs. I put some weather stripping on the back of each one to protect the TV face.
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