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Old 12-07-2014, 11:36 PM   #1
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18EC tv mounting

has anyone used any type of bracket to mount you tv?.....so far I've just set mine on a small folding table at rear of trailer....gonna buy a tv to leave in camper after they go on sale end of year.....want to mount it so it can be seen from murphy bed.....I don't like when tv/cable recepts are located.....is that wall able to support weight of tv/bracket?
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Old 12-11-2014, 09:41 PM   #2
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This is not a great photo but it is what I did to mine.
I built the cabinet and on the rear I installed a piece of dexion angle inside the cabinet. Look cloely & I think you may see it. I attached a piece of wafer board with aluminum sheet on either side for strength.
I then attached a swivel wall mount on the aft side of the cabinet. It is pretty sturdy. The TV is a 24 in with built in DVD.
I plan to upgrade to a 32 in at least.
It is a long way from the bed to the TV for my old eyes & ears...lol
I did route a white coax over the top near where the ceiling meets the aluminum on top. Look closely & you can see it.
I will add that I am going to install another receptical for my dish cable as DISH won't work thru the units coax
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Old 12-11-2014, 09:49 PM   #3
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Nice work!!!...the 18ec lacks the cabinet space my last 18' toy hauler had....did you attach cabinet to the metal roof trusses?.....
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Old 12-11-2014, 10:01 PM   #4
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I used SHORT lag bolts and attached it to the wall.
I also built a small 'catch all trough' that is above the door for tiedown straps,cleaning supplies,etc.
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Old 12-11-2014, 10:07 PM   #5
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Here is a photo of the cabinet before I added the TV mt.
Also the over the door catch all & the cover for the cooktop to give me more counter space. The underside photo of the cover shows what keeps it in place while traveling.
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Old 01-29-2015, 04:18 PM   #6
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How short are your lag bolts? Did you bolt through your trailer wall exterior? I understand our walls are 3/4in correct? I want to mount a tv also in my WnP but I don't want to bolt through the exterior wall.
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Old 01-29-2015, 04:42 PM   #7
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I believe I used 1 in. length. My cabinet was 1/2 (which is really just under 1/2) I DID NOT go thru the wall. So far there are no problems with pulling out,etc.
I didn't want to put any more than 1/2 in. into the wall itself.
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