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Old 01-03-2023, 09:07 AM   #1
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Help with TV bracket repair

First - Happy New Year - hoping for an amazing year full of RV adventures for everyone.

Next - the swing arm that holds our TV in our 2019 Coachmen Freelander Class C has come loose from the wall. We need to figure out some way to stabilize it. Some of the screws have completely come away and the bracket is basically hanging down and resting on the bunk. The wall is fairly flimsy, so I'm surprised the bracket actually lasted as long as it did, considering the miles we have put on the rig in the last two years.

At the moment, we've just removed the TV from the bracket and prop it up when we want to watch anything. I'd love to hear of solutions. The arm is on the wall in the cab-over, and not easy to access. We are open to suggestions.

Y'all are always so insightful. I appreciate the help.
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Old 01-03-2023, 09:41 AM   #2
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First - Happy New Year - hoping for an amazing year full of RV adventures for everyone.

Next - the swing arm that holds our TV in our 2019 Coachmen Freelander Class C has come loose from the wall. We need to figure out some way to stabilize it. Some of the screws have completely come away and the bracket is basically hanging down and resting on the bunk. The wall is fairly flimsy, so I'm surprised the bracket actually lasted as long as it did, considering the miles we have put on the rig in the last two years.

At the moment, we've just removed the TV from the bracket and prop it up when we want to watch anything. I'd love to hear of solutions. The arm is on the wall in the cab-over, and not easy to access. We are open to suggestions.

Y'all are always so insightful. I appreciate the help.
To fix a wall where there is very little support in the wall for hanging a tv, I would secure a 3/4 board to the wall first using several screws into the aluminum studs and perhaps using some paneling adhesive for good measure. I would paint or stain to match decor and then mount the Tv arm to the board.
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Old 01-03-2023, 09:47 AM   #3
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To fix a wall where there is very little support in the wall for hanging a tv, I would secure a 3/4 board to the wall first using several screws into the aluminum studs and perhaps using some paneling adhesive for good measure. I would paint or stain to match decor and then mount the Tv arm to the board.
I agree. Use as many screws as you can get into solid backing.

Another thought is that now might be a good time to relocate the TV if you would be more comfortable watching it if it was someplace else, like lower. Just a thought.
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Old 01-03-2023, 10:21 AM   #4
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Same idea, different problem

This light was an OP's replacement for another light. It was smaller than the original hole so hung by 1 screw. I made the block and remounted it covering the hole. If you've got a router and can make a cove or round over the edges it will give it a finished look.


Most of the weight from the TV will be pulling out and down from the top of the mount. If you make a hole in the paneling big enough to get a few fingers in cut a strip of 1/2" plywood, slide it in the hole where the top of your new mount will go. A couple of short screws flush with the paneling surface into the strip will hold it so you have better support for your new wood mount.
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How thick are the aluminum studs, and will a stud finder help us locate them? The wood is a good idea, if we can safely secure it.
We can't really relocate the TV. We have a smaller living space, with no where to put it. It swings away for storage and driving, and swings open for watching TV. It's a great setup that we would like to continue to use.
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Under the right weather conditions, cold/humid/dew, you might be able to see the structure of the RV on the outside. I can see my metal supports.
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The wood looks like there's a space between it and the wall. As the TV is off could you take a closer picture so we can see how the bracket is mounted and if it's possible to get behind the wood it's mounted on?
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The best way to support it, is to transfer the weight from the wall to the top of the bed area. Take a piece of metal, about an 1/8" thick. Make a bracket that is about 6" wide that goes from where the mount is currently installed down the wall, so the bottom edge of the bracket is resting on what would be the top of the bed frame. If you could add about a 1" inch bend at the bottom where the bracket meets the bed frame, even better. Drill two holes in part of the bracket that you bent. Paint it black or brown to match the wall.

Using some quality two side tape, (over the entire back of the plate) attach the backet to the wall and screw it down where you added the two holes. Now add some additional screws to the bracket along the edges and then reattach the TV arm.

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How thick are the aluminum studs, and will a stud finder help us locate them? The wood is a good idea, if we can safely secure it.
We can't really relocate the TV. We have a smaller living space, with no where to put it. It swings away for storage and driving, and swings open for watching TV. It's a great setup that we would like to continue to use.
I've attached images of the floorplan and the setup.

Most newer stud finders will locate the metal and wood studs. Use a small finishing nail to verify where the stud is. You still need to make sure the TV does not swing away from the wall while traveling.
I have on in my bedroom that uses a removable mount.
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