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Old 02-04-2013, 08:36 PM   #1
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Mounting Flatscreen TVs on 27HFS

Anyone have TVs mounted on swivel wall mount in the front bedroom and garage area? I am concerned about the mounting area being strong enough and being able to be screwed into solid structure in the wall.
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Old 02-05-2013, 06:39 AM   #2
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I mounted a Ready America mount in the garage area with a 19" tv. I use velcro strap to secure the tv when traveling. No problems with this setup.
Amazon.com: Ready America MRV3500 Travel TV Wall Mount: Electronics
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Old 02-05-2013, 07:35 AM   #3
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Where did you attach it to on the wall, where is the stud?
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There was a label on the wall that stated attach to attach tv mount here. I think there is a plywood backer in this area. I pushed on the wall and simply found the area where there was the most resistance and fastened there. With the velcro strips holding the tv during transport, it will not shake because of being held snug against the wall and there is less of a chance for the mount coming loose.
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Old 02-05-2013, 12:21 PM   #5
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There was a label on the wall that stated attach to attach tv mount here. I think there is a plywood backer in this area. I pushed on the wall and simply found the area where there was the most resistance and fastened there. With the velcro strips holding the tv during transport, it will not shake because of being held snug against the wall and there is less of a chance for the mount coming loose.
I s there a mounting area like that in the front bedroom?
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There is not a label in the bedroom area. I have not fastened a mount there yet as I am currently using an old tube tv there on the table but I intend to use a Ready America mount there also. I will probably attach to the cabinet and through bold the mount. Again, I will use velcro to hold the tv in place during travel.
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I wonder if there is a stud behind where the outside awning rail mounts? The one I am getting has a power awning and the rail is mounted to the outside wall.
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Old 02-07-2013, 04:41 AM   #8
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That would be a good guess. Sometimes early early on a frosty morning, you can see exactly where the studs are from the outside. Might be worth a look if in a colder climate.
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tv mounts

My wife and I just ordered/took delivery on a 2013 27HFS. We had mounts installed at the factory in the garage and the front bedroom area.

In the garage, the mount in on the interior wall to the left when you walk into the garage room from the bathroom. It was mounted close to the ceiling and the hookups. I can provide pics later tonight if need be.

In the front bedroom area, they had mounted a swivel mount to the bottom of the cabinet space near the light to the left when facing the queen bed. i removed this mount and moved it over to the wall and remounted it to the bottom of the cabinets because I didnt care for the previous location. Now, what I need to do is, in the cabinet above, I have to put a strip of backing board and drill 2 more holes and put bolts thru and secure the mount as more of a piece of mind action because the screws will not completely support the weight of a 19" LED flatpanel. I can provide pics of how I did this as well.

I, too, was curious about where to put the mounts so i figured that by having them installed at the factory, they would put it right into the stud. Instead, they mounted the brackets to interior stud places, i guess to not compromise the outer walls of the camper.

I know that TVs are frowned upon when camping, (at least thats what I was taught because when you are outdoors, ....enjoy the outdoors. If you want to watch TV, stay home and do it) but when it comes to a rainy day, that is one more option that is available to my family as well as playing cards or a board game or something of the like. I, as well as my son. also like to fall asleep to the TV being on. I set the timer and then the eyelids get heavy and then I'm out like a light.
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My wife and I just ordered/took delivery on a 2013 27HFS. We had mounts installed at the factory in the garage and the front bedroom area.

In the garage, the mount in on the interior wall to the left when you walk into the garage room from the bathroom. It was mounted close to the ceiling and the hookups. I can provide pics later tonight if need be.

In the front bedroom area, they had mounted a swivel mount to the bottom of the cabinet space near the light to the left when facing the queen bed. i removed this mount and moved it over to the wall and remounted it to the bottom of the cabinets because I didnt care for the previous location. Now, what I need to do is, in the cabinet above, I have to put a strip of backing board and drill 2 more holes and put bolts thru and secure the mount as more of a piece of mind action because the screws will not completely support the weight of a 19" LED flatpanel. I can provide pics of how I did this as well.

I, too, was curious about where to put the mounts so i figured that by having them installed at the factory, they would put it right into the stud. Instead, they mounted the brackets to interior stud places, i guess to not compromise the outer walls of the camper.

I know that TVs are frowned upon when camping, (at least thats what I was taught because when you are outdoors, ....enjoy the outdoors. If you want to watch TV, stay home and do it) but when it comes to a rainy day, that is one more option that is available to my family as well as playing cards or a board game or something of the like. I, as well as my son. also like to fall asleep to the TV being on. I set the timer and then the eyelids get heavy and then I'm out like a light.
Get some pictures if you can.
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