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Old 06-19-2021, 08:31 PM   #1
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Mounting tv to ceiling help please

Hi I have a 2000 four winds infinity that I just bought and am renovating, and I would like to mount a tv to the ceiling. Everything I’ve searched for mount wise that is recommended is for small TVs. I have a 43” tv I’d like to mount to the ceiling that folds down. Up at the front of the rv. Thor has no records of this rv and I’m not sure where to mount it? Another have any experience? I can’t find studs, etc… and the particle bore in the ceiling seems REALLY thin.

Sorry if this has been asked a millions times.
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Old 06-20-2021, 03:38 AM   #2
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My 2015 Thor ACE had metal rafters spaced about 2 feet apart that run from side to side of the coach. You can get an idea of how your ceiling/roof is built by taking down a ceiling exhaust fan or ceiling vent and observing the structure. You can get an idea where your rafters are located by walking on the roof and "feeling" for the rafters. The roof will flex in between rafters.


Hanging anything heavy from the ceiling is iffy. You would need to bridge at least two rafters on each side of the TV. You could do this externally on the finished ceiling side or cut into the ceiling, add supports then recover ceiling.
My concern would be that the fasteners you use to attach to the rafters may strip out bouncing down the road. Having a heavy TV land on your head while rolling down the road at 65 is not a good thing. Adding blocking to the rafters and using bolts to secure the TV may be your best bet.
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Have you thought about mounting a pull-down screen from the ceiling and using a small projection TV?

We have a Anker Nebula projection TV, and it does an amazing job. It's a smart TV, so we can use it for streaming as well as watching for playing recorded movies and such.

There are many types of projection TVs out there, some with built-in tuners for watching over-the-air TV as well.

Might be an option for you.
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My 2015 Thor ACE had metal rafters spaced about 2 feet apart that run from side to side of the coach. You can get an idea of how your ceiling/roof is built by taking down a ceiling exhaust fan or ceiling vent and observing the structure. You can get an idea where your rafters are located by walking on the roof and "feeling" for the rafters. The roof will flex in between rafters.


Hanging anything heavy from the ceiling is iffy. You would need to bridge at least two rafters on each side of the TV. You could do this externally on the finished ceiling side or cut into the ceiling, add supports then recover ceiling.
My concern would be that the fasteners you use to attach to the rafters may strip out bouncing down the road. Having a heavy TV land on your head while rolling down the road at 65 is not a good thing. Adding blocking to the rafters and using bolts to secure the TV may be your best bet.
I was thinking if there were rafters, I'd paint some plywood and attach to ceiling, then attach the tv mount to it to make it more secure. Was just looking for what others might have done.
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I didn't think of that. I'll look into it
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If you are going to mount to steel rafters you might want to use rivnuts. They are much stronger than sheet metal screws. BTW is Renzetti your last name or are you a fly tier? The reason I ask is that Renzetti is the brand name of a line of fly tying vices.
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Never used a rivnut before, interesting tool:


https://www.amazon.com/Giantisan-Pro...xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ==


You could cut some smaller holes in the ceiling, like 6" x 6" where you want to place bolts or Rivnuts, cut your painted board larger than the cut holes so that the holes are covered when you mount the board.
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Renzetti is my last name, but I am in Canada. The Renzetti fly lures are from a guy out of the US. I imagine we are related somehow but I don’t know him
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