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Old 06-03-2016, 09:33 PM   #1
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Mounting TV in Bedroom

In my 832 IKBS the bedroom has the mounting area over the window next to the hanging closet. There is a sticker there indicating that the mounting backing is present. Has anyone mounted a TV there? I was wondering what length screws you used?

I have a 19" flat screen with a fully articulating mounting bracket. I just want to make sure that I don't use mounting screws that are too long.


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Old 06-08-2016, 12:36 PM   #2
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I posed this question to Forest River and they came back with 1/2 in screws for the mounting plate. I will try it and respond back with the result.


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Old 06-08-2016, 12:42 PM   #3
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If I remember correctly I used 1.25 inch screws to mount mine it is on the wall between the bedroom and bathroom
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I recently mounted a TV in the bedroom of my 8529IKBS.
The wall was marked (with a sticker) and it was an outside wall.

I contacted the factory and was told DO NOT use screws with a total length longer than 3/4" to 1".

I was also told if the TV is to be mounted on an outside wall the factory backer plate would be metal (I was skeptical) and if the TV is to be mounted to an interior wall the backer would be wood.

To test... I took a magnet and much to my surprise, the backer was in fact metal and the magnet showed exactly where it was.

I did find the metal backing plate was not very thick (maybe 1/16") and I used tape wrapped on the drill bit (for a stop) to be sure I didn't run the bit in any farther than necessary. I had measured the outside wall thickness where the outside shower is located. The routered holes for the supply lines were plenty oversize so I was able to get a tape measure in the hole and measure the wall. My outside wall thickness is only 1-1/4" total. (fiberglass skin-styrofoam insulation-interior luan sandwich)

I used 3/4" self tapping screws (6) and it made a fine job.
We just returned from a 1600 mile trip and the 32" TV never moved.

I would guess if it was an interior wall, the possibility exists that longer screws could be used.
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Old 06-21-2016, 04:52 PM   #5
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Just mounted a new arm in the bedroom to mount the 19" TV. Works great, used 3/4 #14 screws. Will see in a couple of weeks how it holds up.
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