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Old 07-30-2015, 11:45 PM   #1
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Swing arm TV mount / stripped screws

So the screws holding the TV on the arm in the overhead bunk area are stripped and the TV and mounting arm are rattling like crazy! I tried putting some caulk around the screws hoping that could help, no luck. I'm may go completely nuts hearing this all the way to FL from MI next month.
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Old 07-31-2015, 07:24 AM   #2
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Try putting a toothpick in the hole and snapping off flush with the wall. Then tighten the screw.
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Old 07-31-2015, 04:58 PM   #3
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It's rattling at the mount on the tv, not the wall. Will that work there as well?
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Old 08-01-2015, 06:57 AM   #4
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Swing arm TV mount / stripped screws

Don't know about that. You might try rethreading the connection.
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Old 08-01-2015, 01:51 PM   #5
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Not sure which bolts you are talking about, my sunseeker has 2 bolts holding the tv bracket to the mounting plate those have lock nuts on them. There are 2 thumb type bolts that you hand tighten after you move the swing arm. Both sets of bolts are a common thread and you should be able to get them at a hardware or home improvement center. Good luck
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It's rattling at the mount on the tv, not the wall. Will that work there as well?
Remove the tv, remove the bracket, fill the stripped holes with epoxy, let dry and then re-drill and re-install the screws.
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Old 08-01-2015, 02:11 PM   #7
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If it's really bad you could try a Heli-Coil. They are available at Auto Zone


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If it's really bad you could try a Heli-Coil. They are available at Auto Zone
I don't think they make heli-coils for that small a screw for plastic, but they might.
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Thanks everyone!
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Can you put a nut & bolt in place of just the bolt?
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