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Old 10-01-2013, 12:33 AM   #1
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Main TV rattling

Hello to all,
Does anybody have any suggestions on bow to stop the main TV from rattling so much? The coach has had sumo springs installed recently which greatly improved the bodysway and control, but also stiffened the ride a little bit. Thanks ahead for all suggestions.
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Old 10-01-2013, 01:18 PM   #2
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What kind of TV does it have, LCD? You could install hooks on each side and use a bungie cord type. If you have a gap between the TV and wood, you can use foam pads such as the insulator ones for pipe.
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Old 10-02-2013, 12:59 PM   #3
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Hello to all,
Does anybody have any suggestions on bow to stop the main TV from rattling so much? The coach has had sumo springs installed recently which greatly improved the bodysway and control, but also stiffened the ride a little bit. Thanks ahead for all suggestions.
Did this just start happening? I see you have a 2009 Georgetown but are you original owner? Original owner may have replaced TV and it doesn't fit the existing mount properly? I know FR change appliances year to year, sometimes in the middle of the year. Mine has a hinged type mount at the ceiling and a thumbscrew at the bottom mount that is part of the overhead assembly. The thumbscrew goes through the wood to a threaded nail-in anchor that looks like the type used on furniture to screw in a table leg.


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I don't know if yours is similar? If so is the thumbscrew still in there. The anchor may be loose or the hole has been enlarged by the movement. If you grab the TV can you moving it side to side? back and forth? If you have the thumbscrew take it out, raise the TV up and look for the anchor. You may have to prop the TV up and use something like epoxy or JB Weld to fill in the hole some and reinstall the anchor. You might also be able to replace it with something like this.


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If you have some other type set-up please post a picture or two and we'll go from there.
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Old 10-02-2013, 07:00 PM   #4
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I have a 2009 350ts the tv was doing the same thing. I put furniture pads on the sides of the tv where it touches the wood about half way up. It stopped the rattling about 80%. They sell them at homedepot.

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Old 10-02-2013, 09:13 PM   #5
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I am not the original owner and was told the TV always had somewhat of a rattle, especially on extremely rough roads. The mount is solid and nothing is missing/loose.
Miked11272, I like your idea and will look into something of the same sort. Thanks for the pics. Thanks to everybody else for the input, greatly appreciated.
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