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Old 10-28-2013, 10:41 PM   #1
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Sabre Television in Bedroom

I have a 2012 Sabre 34RLQS and I would like to mount the TV above the window in the bedroom. If anyone else has done this could you please post pictures and explanation of install. I do not know if I have the backer in the wall or not.
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Old 10-29-2013, 11:10 AM   #2
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I am going to install my 24 inch TV above the bedroom window in my 32RCTS-6 tomorrow. I searched quite a bit to find a mount that would be sturdy enough to ensure the TV would be secure in travel. So many mounts just don't lock in place. I also wanted it to be able to tilt down. I didn't care about extending out as the bedroom is small. In my rig there is a sticker telling me that there is indeed a backer board. I also have electric and coax hookup in the ceiling above the window. I would imagine that a stud finder will let you know if there is a backer board. Try banging on the wall listening for a solid hit. Short of that you might need to find a stud or put a board spanning to studs in order to get stability.

I ordered the MAX-Q TVA-3012 LCD TV Bracket, Variable angle from American RV Company. Don't know if the link below will work or not. They have several different MAX-Q models.

MAX-Q TVM-3012 LCD TV Bracket Standard Variable Angle Wall Mount Flat Panel Camper Trailer RV

I mounted the bracket to the TV this weekend and it looks good and very sturdy. Just make sure the mounting holes for your TV match the mount. I plan on using 5, 1 inch lag bolts to mount to the wall. I will pop some pictures tomorrow and post them.
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This is ours installed...19" TV, just enough room to slide unit upwards out of bracket without touching ceiling (I don't trust tv on wall while mobile)got specific layout dimensions from this forum under the "ask the Sabre factory rep...", do a search & see if it'll help you out...might be different on other models?!
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This is the mounting hardware I used...
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TV Blocking

Even with the blocking you don't trust a small light TV during travel with a stable mount? What do you do with the big TV in the living area while underway? Not Criticizing, just wondering if I am missing something as I prepare to mount mine.
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Even with the blocking you don't trust a small light TV during travel with a stable mount? What do you do with the big TV in the living area while underway? Not Criticizing, just wondering if I am missing something as I prepare to mount mine.
Thanks for asking- I had the same question. Just wasn't sure how to word it without sounding snarky.
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Old 10-29-2013, 01:40 PM   #7
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Snarky

I think I sounded "Snarky" anyway, but don't mean to be.
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I don't see the backing in the LR as stout as the BR, reason I don't trust leaving BR TV up while traveling.

Sabre had to design the backing during the build to accomodate the weight of the 32"-40" tv for this area...I bet you the backing in the BR is much more non substantial than the LR...also noted, SabreSam has recommended keeping very light & small with the BR TV installs.

There's my reasoning...hope it helps with your decisions
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I think you meant the BR as stout as the LR. Either way that is good info to have. Seems strange given the same type of stud distancing that FR would go through the trouble of having different blocking. I think I would worry if it was bouncing up/down on an arm during travel more than a fixed mount. I will let you know if mine falls down.
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Cajun might have a point. But now we have data.

I posted the following question and received the following answer from Gary Grigsby of FR. There is also a drawing attached that he sent me. It calls out what I read as a quantity of 2, 3 inch EGS Backers. Does anyone know what "EGS" is. This drawing is really good info.

Question: One additional question. Do you think there is any issue mounting a 9 pound TV on the bedroom backer board above the window in the 32RCTS? The TV will be on a rigid mount and not bouncing around. I intend to attach the mount with 5 one inch lag bolts. Someone stated the blocker in the living room is more robust than the bedroom.

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Here is the location of the backers in the bedroom wall. We put a 24" TV in the bedroom. I would not do any bigger than this. I think it weighs around 9 pounds
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