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Old 05-13-2017, 03:17 PM   #1
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Installing a flip down TV in the pass-through compartment of our 2016 Sierra 371REBH

Im about to install a flip down TV in the pass-through compartment of our 2016 Sierra 371REBH. Ive checked all the clearances and find that a flip down TV Mount works better than a flip out wall bracket.
My question is about the material used in the top part of pass-through area that I will faster the bracket to.
If its material, I could use short lag bolts
If less than material and if there is a hollow space between the top of the pass-through and bedroom floor, I could use butterfly fasteners
Of course, if I can locate the floor joists, I could fasten the bracket to those joists
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Old 05-17-2017, 12:31 PM   #2
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Tv mount

I have a 355re, had a leak in my shower drain so I could see how the ceiling of the cargo bay was made. The bottom is luan on top of that is about 2 inch's of hard styrofoam on top of that is 5/8 plywood which is the floor inside the trailer
I didn`t see much to mount to. You might have to try plan b.
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Old 05-17-2017, 01:13 PM   #3
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I have a 355re, had a leak in my shower drain so I could see how the ceiling of the cargo bay was made. The bottom is luan on top of that is about 2 inch's of hard styrofoam on top of that is 5/8 plywood which is the floor inside the trailer
I didn`t see much to mount to. You might have to try plan b.
He could screw into the plywood and then just get one of the road cones to put in the middle of the room the screws happen to be sticking out in.....

The OP could build a frame up against the walls with a piece of 3/4CDX on the roof and mount to that. It won't be as clean a look as you would have if you could mount like you wanted to, to the floor joists. But it would get the job done.
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My thanks to both of you for your thoughts and advice.

I found the top of the pass-through is as described, thin plywood or OSB over an insulating material. There is a space between the pass-through ceiling and the bedroom floor (hence no need for the Cones). I built up the ceiling with a piece of 2X3' 3/4" plywood held in place by butter-fly fasteners and construction cement. I attached the flip down bracket to the plywood using 1" lag bolts. When the 32" TV is attached to the bracket, it appears to be a very firm support.

Thanks again for your thoughts.

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My thanks to both of you for your thoughts and advice.

I found the top of the pass-through is as described, thin plywood or OSB over an insulating material. There is a space between the pass-through ceiling and the bedroom floor (hence no need for the Cones). I built up the ceiling with a piece of 2X3' 3/4" plywood held in place by butter-fly fasteners and construction cement. I attached the flip down bracket to the plywood using 1" lag bolts. When the 32" TV is attached to the bracket, it appears to be a very firm support.

Thanks again for your thoughts.

Mike Perrotto
Should drop some pictures on us so we can see how it looks.
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Yes please add some pictures. I would like to see how you did it.

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Old 06-13-2017, 06:07 AM   #7
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I'll head over to the storage facility later this week and take some photos of the install.

The most important part for me was finding the right TV mounting bracket that was strong enough to hold the TV up (in a horizontal position) while traveling, and allowing us to view the TV when folded down. I've attached a picture of the bracket I used. Not sure if I'm allowed to say where I purchased it, however it was on-line and very reasonably priced. To lower the TV from it's horizontal (travel) position, you simply push up on the TV/bracket and it releases the TV to a vertical (viewing) position.

I'll post some additional pictures later this week.
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Bracket attached to a TV. Stock photos from the manufactures site.
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Cool. Thanks for the update.
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