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Old 02-23-2013, 09:33 AM   #1
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2005 Sunseeker 2600: Bedroom TV wall mount

I posted a reply to a similiar discussion trying to get information then decided to post a new thread. I want to mount a 19" flatscreen on the bedroom wall that is shared by the bathroom shower. Midway up this wall is an electrical outlet and a coax cable. The previous owner had installed a TV shelf at this location. I pulled that down, took the cover off the coax cable and looked inside. The material for the wall was 1/2" thick and I found two 1" thick wall studs one right next to the coax cable and the electrical outlet was attached to this stud. The other about 12-14" to the right. When I push on the wall in this area it flexes which still indicates to me that it isn't the stoutest structure. Can the locking TV mount that I will purchase from Camping World be mounted here. Is the 1/2" material put there just for that purpose? If so, what is the safest and best way to attach the mount?


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Old 02-23-2013, 10:49 AM   #2
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I'm going to upgrade mine in the 3121 to the locking mount. The one they put in there isn't worth anything. I've beefed up walls like you mentioned before, but you should be fine if you screw the mount into one of those studs. On my father-n-laws camper, there wasn't a good spot. TV mount needed to go right in between 2 studs in the wall. I made a mounting board, same wood / stain/ trim and all, to match the cabinets. Screwed it into 2 wall studs, then the tv mount to the matching board. Just an option.

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Old 02-23-2013, 12:18 PM   #3
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On my 2300 there is a reinforced area about 12" above the electric and coax connections. Plywood mounted between the studs. See if you can "feel" a spot like that. I put lag screws through a mount and it has been fine for a 19" tv with DVD player.
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Old 02-23-2013, 01:16 PM   #4
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So there might be more reenforcement to the 1/2" material above the outlet and coax? I'll take a look and see what I can see.

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Old 02-23-2013, 07:57 PM   #5
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I looked again and it appears there is a wall covering that is about 1/8" then a 1/2" piece of plywood that is just a big square just above the electrical outlet and the coax cable. It runs from the sidewall across to the second stud in the wall. This appears to be the reinforcement of the wall for a TV mount. I purchased the locking wall mount from CampingWorld. It mounts with 3 screws. 2 of the 3 screws should line up with the stud and one through the plywood. I plan on using one of those screws where the inside expands at this mounting hole. I hope it all works!!!!!
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