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Old 11-23-2011, 11:44 PM   #1
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Tv mount options

I just purchased a 2001 Fleetwood Jamboree (24', chevy chassis) and am looking to install a 19" LCD TV on an articulating mount. See the image below for the mount that I purchased. This is a sturdy mount; I used it in a different Class C that I owned, installing it on a stud above the fridge with the same Vizio E190VA 19" TV ($150 on closeout at Walmart by the way, well reviewed, thin and light).

In this case, I'm hoping to install it on the left wall behind the driver's seat, near enough to the antenna/CATV connection. The goal is to have the mount low enough so that the top of the TV doesn't end up higher than the top of that left wall in the picture. I saw a newer Class C that used this identical mount (shown) and the same location but I'm unsure what they screwed the mount into. My question is - how can I best find a place for this mount that is substantial enough to mount it safely? (either a stud or a metal cross member). Unfortunately, this rig didn't have a TV cabinet and I see the overhead cabinets as being too "wimpy" of material to handle the road vibrations. (TV is 6.7 pounds, mount is 2.7 pounds for 9.4 pounds total).

I'm not wanting to lose an existing overhead storage bin and install a false plywood front in place of the door either.

Thoughts of how I can confirm where this can be safely mounted?
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Old 11-24-2011, 06:45 AM   #2
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Some of my thoughts:

If you have steel behind the wall a magnet will find it---use a stud finder to locate wood . If your studs are too thin or they do not line up well with the mount---then you can add a sturdy piece of trimmed (for looks) plywood between two verticle studs with screws and mount onto the added ply. You can spread the forces by gluing the ply as well. It will be permanent then so decide carefully.

I found a steel cross brace in mine and it was not wide enough to fit the mount but by putting the screws in the top holes of the mount into the brace it was plenty strong enough to handle the light TV---the bottom screws are in for looks and a bit of added security. In about 7000 miles of travel all is well.

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I mounted my 19inch bracket right to the face a the upper cabinet door, right next to the cabinet that has my dvr, sat. Box and Ps3. I used the flat wall mount bracket and drilled a large hole to feed all the wires threw so it looks nice and clean. In the bedroom I used a articulated mount for another 19" lcd. The mount I have slide up and I can remove the tv and mount in one pice and I store face down on the carpeted floor of the closet.
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