Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-25-2019, 08:49 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
JWood422's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: At home
Posts: 255
Can I add a heavier television?

I have the perfect wife. She wants a larger TV! We have an LG 32LF5600 (32Ē)that weighs 13.23 lbs. in the trailer now. We have a Sony KDL-40EX640 that weighs 25.4 lbs. that we would like to replace it with. Thatís quite the difference! Iíll have to install an adapter for the mount holes to work. My biggest concern is the weight on the wall. Iím attaching pictures to help. My trailer is a 2016 Rockwood 2703WS. The tv mount is attached to a hollow wood channel that hides the cords. Thanks and Merry Christmas!
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_6581.jpg
Views:	60
Size:	326.0 KB
ID:	220980
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_6584.jpg
Views:	53
Size:	262.6 KB
ID:	220981
__________________

JWood422 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2019, 09:07 AM   #2
Head Rambler
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Southwest Alabama
Posts: 7,249
I'd say you'll be fine. The normal design for tv mounts in our RV's is for up to 30#.

It looks as though you could remove the mount and then remove the four 'button' screw covers and take the paneling down and see what's actually supporting the mount and then you could determine if it's substantial enough. Like I said, I bet that it is.
__________________

__________________
Salem 29RKSS Pushing a GMC Sierra 2500HD!
Gotta go campin!
Bama Rambler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2019, 10:19 AM   #3
PPST Wannabe
 
kenandterry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 3,267
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bama Rambler View Post
I'd say you'll be fine. The normal design for tv mounts in our RV's is for up to 30#.

It looks as though you could remove the mount and then remove the four 'button' screw covers and take the paneling down and see what's actually supporting the mount and then you could determine if it's substantial enough. Like I said, I bet that it is.
Yup. Remove the button screws covers to see what REAL strength there may be back there. Iíd want a good strong backing for the TV mount. When/if they fall......it can be me$$y.
__________________

Ken and Terry
2010 Georgetown 330TS being pushed by our
2017 GMC Terrain toad (4 wheels down)
kenandterry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2019, 10:29 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Posts: 1,887
There should be a solid 2x6 behind there . that luan wouldn't even hold 13 lbs is my guess .
MR.M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2019, 10:39 AM   #5
Pickin', Campin', Mason
 
5picker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: South Western PA
Posts: 11,208
As mentioned, while part of that box is hollow to hide the cords I'm betting too there is something more substantial behind there where the mounting bolts/screws attach. If so, you'll be fine with the additional weight.

If not... you better figure a way to reinforce it because it isn't even going to hold what is already there very long!
__________________
_________________________________________
2016 Flagstaff 8529IKBS Diamond Package 5th Wheel-Goodyear Endurance Tires
2017 Ford F-Series SCREW 4x4 - Factory Puck B&W Companion
TST Tire Monitor w/Repeater - Sinemate 3500w Gen.

Days Camped: '17=30 '18=51 '19=58 '20=21
5picker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2019, 10:42 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: TX
Posts: 219
I added an articulating mount for our living room TV. I used 6x's across 2 studs and then installed the mount on the 6x's. Had it there for 3 years now and still pretty solid.
__________________
2016 26RR and a 2018 OR371MBH
mxdad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2019, 10:45 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
JWood422's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: At home
Posts: 255
One thing I didnít think to mention. Itís on the rear wall. Just where the bouncing will be the worst. The other thing I sorta left out on purpose is that we just got a new 4K TV for Christmas that is much lighter. I kinda want to use it in the house. Iíve watched a little 4K content and donít see a whole lot of difference. So I may end up putting the 4K in the trailer. It just seems a shame to put the brand new TV where we wonít watch it as much. But thatís a WHOLE lot better than ruining my trailer and destroying a perfectly good TV. Thanks for your input, yíall.
JWood422 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2019, 10:59 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
NMWildcat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Southern NM
Posts: 4,966
You have all kinds of options. You can beef up the mount backing plate behind that panel. You can get a lighter, bigger screen TV, you can use a mount that allows you to easily remove the TV for travel. You can install a travel support system using straps and tie down eye strap anchors (footman loops).
__________________
Scott and Liz - Southern NM
2012 Wildcat Sterling 32RL - w/level up (best option ever)
2007 Chevy 2500HD 4dr short bed Duramax w/allison
Reese Fifth Airborne air ride king pin coupler with Sidewinder
NMWildcat is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2019, 01:48 PM   #9
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Posts: 48
Maybe since you are camping you should just "rough it" with the current television?
Sorry, I couldn't resist. I'm adding a DVD player with an HDMI connection because the Jensen all-in-one low-rent system uses the poor red/white/yellow connection for the DVD side. I'd upgrade to BluRay but MY perfect wife said no way.
Having said all that, I don't think we had our television on a total of 4 hours during 14 weekends in 2019.
Dobbs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2019, 01:59 PM   #10
Site Team
 
Mr. Dan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Grayson County, Texas
Posts: 12,884
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dobbs View Post
Maybe since you are camping you should just "rough it" with the current television?
Sorry, I couldn't resist. I'm adding a DVD player with an HDMI connection because the Jensen all-in-one low-rent system uses the poor red/white/yellow connection for the DVD side. I'd upgrade to BluRay but MY perfect wife said no way.
Having said all that, I don't think we had our television on a total of 4 hours during 14 weekends in 2019.
You might have missed the most important information in the OP ==> "I have the perfect wife. She wants a larger TV!"
... but she might be interested in your use of TV statistics.
__________________
SEARCH is your friend!
FR Wildcat 295RSX / GMC Sierra

Nights Camped: '13 = 49/'14 = 74/'15 = 74/'16 = 85/'17 = 110/'18 =111/'19 = 86; booked = 0
Mr. Dan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2019, 04:14 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
Cover Dog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Chardon, Ohio
Posts: 451
Send a message via ICQ to Cover Dog
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr. Dan View Post
You might have missed the most important information in the OP ==> "I have the perfect wife. She wants a larger TV!"
... but she might be interested in your use of TV statistics.
By all means get her the bigger TV, but don’t under any circumstances give her the remote !
__________________
Bill, Maura & Rosie the rescued Boston Terrier
2016 Winnebago Adventurer 38Q....26K Chassis
...traded in 2015 FR Wildcat 282RKX
2014 CR-V EX-L w/Nav & Blue Ox & Ready Brute Elite

NRA Endowment Life Member, FMCA #455593, WIT #170814 & Mid-Ohio Winnies
Cover Dog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2019, 06:29 PM   #12
D W
Senior Member
 
D W's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: ALASKA (World's Biggest Campground)
Posts: 1,811
Quote:
Originally Posted by NMWildcat View Post
You have all kinds of options. You can beef up the mount backing plate behind that panel. You can get a lighter, bigger screen TV, you can use a mount that allows you to easily remove the TV for travel. You can install a travel support system using straps and tie down eye strap anchors (footman loops).
X2. Just keep in mind that the further you extend the mount the more the down force on the wall fasteners. (Reference: Archimedes Law of the Lever).
__________________
'04 K3500 Silverado LS with LS3 Connect & Cruise- with Intimidator SSI PKG- Reprogrammed 4L80E
2016 Salem 27RKSS
1984 CHEV SCOTTSDALE K20 2GCGK24J0E1XXXXXX (Chevrolet Legends-Class of 2019)
"...exhaust fluid? We don't need no stinkin' exhaust fluid"
D W is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2019, 06:45 PM   #13
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2019
Posts: 40
Just make sure it is secured close to the wall when traveling. You should be fine. I never understood the point of having a small TV. Bigger TVs look much better on any wall.
john221us is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2019, 07:01 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Kalamazoo
Posts: 1,675
I had to change my mount and added a small piece of 1/2 plywood to the wall to help with the load.
Kimber45 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2019, 08:47 AM   #15
pburch
 
pburch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Melbourne Fl
Posts: 46
I mounted a 24" x 24" 1/2" plywood to my wall and mounted a 50" TV - no problems so far
__________________
William Presley Burch Jr
Julie Ann Dyke Melbourne FL
2018 Forest River Salem Hemisphere 282RK
2018 Dodge Ram 2500 6.4 L 4 x 4 3.73 Gear 6' 4" Bed
Along with "Abby" and "Charlie" our dogs
pburch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2019, 12:56 PM   #16
Denver, CO
 
garbonz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 2,102
On a related issue, as yet unmentioned.

Most mounts already have the attachment holes that line up with all the VESA hole specs. No change in mount should be needed.
__________________
2017 Fuse 23T
garbonz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2019, 05:23 AM   #17
Senior Member
 
JWood422's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: At home
Posts: 255
Quote:
Originally Posted by garbonz View Post
On a related issue, as yet unmentioned.



Most mounts already have the attachment holes that line up with all the VESA hole specs. No change in mount should be needed.
Except that mine donít line up. The holes in the TV are farther apart than the ones in the mount. I have adapter plates coming in today.
JWood422 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2020, 06:47 AM   #18
Senior Member
 
JWood422's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: At home
Posts: 255
Hereís what I ended up doing. My brother-in-law and I put the 40Ē4K TV in the trailer. The older 40Ē TV fills the space at home perfectly and is much heavier. The mount in the trailer was positioned for the 32Ē TV so the larger one extended above the cabinet over it. So I bought these wing-looking plates so I could leave the mount where it was and still mount the TV lower. It seems to be plenty sturdy. Thanks for all yíallís input!
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_6610.jpg
Views:	15
Size:	111.9 KB
ID:	221278
Click image for larger version

Name:	Adjustments.jpg
Views:	16
Size:	296.3 KB
ID:	221279
__________________

JWood422 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
television

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Forest River, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:52 AM.


×