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Old 02-17-2014, 01:37 PM   #1
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Wall TV mount / locking feature

Hello all--looking to install a 19" flat TV/DVD combo unit on wall in our WW Xlite 154BH. It has the antenna/power connections on that wall and is meant for a TV. I'm assuming there are studs there, otherwise are you all drilling completely through the wall to provide sufficient anchor? It's a fairly thin wall, the back of which goes to the top bunk. I may post a couple pics.

Looking for thoughts on install and best wall mount. Any strong advocates for the specific RV TV mounts with locking feature? Are regular store bought TV mounts just as good?

Thanks!
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Old 02-17-2014, 01:42 PM   #2
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Bought mine at Walmart, standard TV mount. I mounted two TV's so far. Yes a good stud finder is necessary. Molly's or spring toggle bolts are helpful but without at least one stud I wouldn't mount it their.
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Old 02-17-2014, 02:23 PM   #3
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I used a "MorRyde" tv-025h to mount a 19" LCD TV in the bedroom. This mount has a lock that holds the TV against the wall and when unlocked allows TV to be pulled out for viewing at an angle. Very well made and TV is held solid for travel. A little pricey but I feel it was worth the extra cost.

A stud finder would be helpful. A tip I picked up on this forum was to use a sewing needle to check for stud or backing board location. It leaves a very small hole that is easy to repair.
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Old 02-26-2014, 12:21 AM   #4
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I really like the sewing needle idea. Found a stud, just closer to the side wall of the trailer than I'd like. I'll need to get a swing arm TV mount and consider some custom options to secure the TV while in transit. Great info--thanks for the help!
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Old 02-26-2014, 01:46 AM   #5
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The mount I mentioned does swing out. I had to mount mine next to a window frame. Mor/ryde has pictures and diagrams for all of their mounts on-line.
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Old 02-26-2014, 04:58 AM   #6
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Hello all--looking to install a 19" flat TV/DVD combo unit on wall in our WW Xlite 154BH. It has the antenna/power connections on that wall and is meant for a TV. I'm assuming there are studs there, otherwise are you all drilling completely through the wall to provide sufficient anchor? It's a fairly thin wall, the back of which goes to the top bunk. I may post a couple pics.

Looking for thoughts on install and best wall mount. Any strong advocates for the specific RV TV mounts with locking feature? Are regular store bought TV mounts just as good?

Thanks!
In the bedrooms just above the connector or plug they put is solid wood for mounting depending on the unit, if it is a lite weight it will have metal studs, that is why they install the wood between them. I have a sticker on the wall that say's mount bracket here. It's about 8 to 12" above. I can measure it for you so you get an idea of the mount area. It will give you a place to start looking at least. You will need a locking mount. Most mounts at wall mart are not locking they slide from side to side, no good for travel they lock to the mount but will slide sideways on the bar that you lock it to. I have been there and done that. They changed the bracket when I was in Goshen last year with a locking one.
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Old 02-26-2014, 05:44 AM   #7
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On my installation I used just a regular mount (non locking) but I installed a small nylon strap that secures the TV in what I call the stowed position (flat against the wall) during transit.
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Old 05-12-2014, 01:21 AM   #8
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Thanks for all the recommendations everyone! A big part of why we enjoy RV'ing is the cammeraderie. It's been a while and here's my final install. Looking forward to our next camping trip....entertainment options inside and out!

TV: Naxa 19", 12V flat LED HDTV w/DVD (www.campingworld.com)
Mount: Ready America Travel TV Wall Mount w/2 mounts and nylon straps (www.my12voltstore.com)
Add'l Hardware: Piece of 1/4" hardwood, 3" wood bolts/washers/nuts, electrical cord covers (Home Depot)

Install: Matched all holes for mount and drilled into the (only) stud in the bunk wall. Secured on other side of wall with the large flat washers and nuts. The mount will NOT move. In my research it became apparent that the weight at the moment of the mount would likely wreck the wall in transit Click image for larger version

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ID:	52220w/o a good piece of wood to help strengthen/distribute the weight. The covers were adhesive stick on, push wires in easy install. This was to help avert our kiddos from grabbing. Exterior install I used the stock screws from the mount package. I found the exact location of where the bunk wall meets the side of the trailer and drilled it straight thru. As with our door handle, I filled the holes with caulk to help seal prior to bolting the hardware down. As with the interior mount, does NOT move.

Again, thanks for all the help....here are some pics.
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Old 05-19-2014, 11:14 PM   #9
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This is great. Some friends just bought us a 19" TV for our Wildwood xlite 185br Thanks so much!
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