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Old 04-22-2008, 04:41 AM   #1
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Wood Studs in The Interior Walls in an Ultra Lite

I just made a second mod in our 8314ss, I installed a 19" TV in the bed room on the wall. I used a swing style wall Mount TV bracket. The bracket uses two 2" screws for mounting I was able to find a stud in a good location. I pre drilled a pilot hole to make sure I hit the stud in the wright place, I was expecting to hit metal but, I didn't I had wood chips coming out of the drill bit, is this a freak thing that happen, I was under the impression that the stud work was all metal in an Ultra lite. Has anyone else experienced this?

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Old 04-22-2008, 06:12 AM   #2
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I recently mounted a TV to the wall next to my fridge.
I found the same thing you did. Apparently the interior walls have wood
studs. I just drilled a small pilot hole and made sure my screws were full
depth in the stud and mounted it.
YOU need to be careful because if you use a screw that's too long it
will show on the other side.
Mine was on the wall that surrounds the fridge.

I also attached two small cup hooks, one on either side of the TV so
I can use a bungee cord to hold the TV tight against the wall
during road trips. I think the stud and screws will hold it as long as
it can't accidentally swing out while on the road. Hitting a big bump
with the TV hanging out there a foot would not be good.

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Old 04-22-2008, 07:48 AM   #3
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The 2" screws I used ended up in the cabinet frame, I checked and I can not find the the end of the screws, so I guess I am good and the TV is locked down for travel.
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