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Old 04-21-2017, 08:19 AM   #1
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Max Size of outdoor television

My family just purchased a 2017 Rockwood Ultralite 2706WS and it came with the bracket to hang a TV outside on the side of the camper.

My question is what do you think that bracket can handle weight wise or inch wise for a TV. I want a 40 inch but scared that may be too big. 32 looks to be about right. Most of them there is only a 3 pound difference.

Anybody have recommendations? I can't find any weight limits or restrictions.

Thank you in advance!
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Old 04-21-2017, 08:24 AM   #2
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If it's a dealer or factory installed option, your dealer should be able to get you the weight limit. Really it should have a sticker/tag on it with that information.
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Old 04-21-2017, 08:44 AM   #3
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Getting the bracket weight limit is good to know, but it only matters if it was installed properly. Into wall stud or a solid mounting structure and with the right mounting hardware. Just because it is factory or dealer installed doesn't make it right, should be but not always .
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I was told it was factory installed. I sent an email to Forest River. They have not got back to me yet. I wanted to know by this weekend so I could buy one and set it up for next weekend.
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There was a factory installed TV bracket on the outside of my TT. When I removed it (just didn't want or need it) I discovered all of the screws were mounted through the exterior siding. None of them went into any stud or similar point. I don't see it being able to support very much weigh at all that way. As far as the bracket it appears to be very sturdy. I mounted it by finding the studs on the bedroom wall so it supports a 32" TV with no problems at all.
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Newer flat screens don't weigh much. But you definitely don't want to have any load supported by only the siding. I seem to recall being able to use a high-quality stud sensor on the outside of my TT to find the studs for a bracket.

Assuming you find out how much the bracket will support, another consideration is how are you going to transport and store the TV, and will you have another person that could help you hang a large TV. Don't want to get so big that you don't have a place to keep it...
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Newer flat screens don't weigh much. But you definitely don't want to have any load supported by only the siding. I seem to recall being able to use a high-quality stud sensor on the outside of my TT to find the studs for a bracket.

Assuming you find out how much the bracket will support, another consideration is how are you going to transport and store the TV, and will you have another person that could help you hang a large TV. Don't want to get so big that you don't have a place to keep it...


That's what I was thinking! I think a 32 inch will be easy to store and take on and off. I think it's big enough to watch as well.
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Great to know the outside TV bracket is not fastened to a wall stud, who was the genius to put it there.
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My family just purchased a 2017 Rockwood Ultralite 2706WS and it came with the bracket to hang a TV outside on the side of the camper.

My question is what do you think that bracket can handle weight wise or inch wise for a TV. I want a 40 inch but scared that may be too big. 32 looks to be about right. Most of them there is only a 3 pound difference.

Anybody have recommendations? I can't find any weight limits or restrictions.

Thank you in advance!
If your camper is equipped with the PAW fixture, they're rated at 30lbs max. Most newer 32's and 40's are well under that weight. The first thing you will have to do is ascertain if the bracket is mounted to studding, rather than just to the siding, which is often the case, but not always. You may have to do a mod. One other word of advice. Towards the end of last year's camping season I came across two CG's, one in WA, the other in OR, where they now have rules that state "NO OUTDOOR TV's AFTER 10:30 PM". Seems a lot of folks get carried away with sound bars and surround sound and made a nuisance out of themselves during posted quiet hours. Not saying you're that guy, rather just giving you a heads-up. 10 years ago rules in CG's were few as people were considerate of others. These days not so much. A select few have ruined it for everyone.
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Personally, I do not like outdoor TVs for the simple fact that they do disturb your neighbours. The channel you are watching and the sound level may not be as much a joy to your neighbours as it is to you. We sit outside to enjoy the outdoors and to talk to our fellow RVers. Just my 2c.
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If your camper is equipped with the PAW fixture, they're rated at 30lbs max. Most newer 32's and 40's are well under that weight. The first thing you will have to do is ascertain if the bracket is mounted to studding, rather than just to the siding, which is often the case, but not always. You may have to do a mod. One other word of advice. Towards the end of last year's camping season I came across two CG's, one in WA, the other in OR, where they now have rules that state "NO OUTDOOR TV's AFTER 10:30 PM". Seems a lot of folks get carried away with sound bars and surround sound and made a nuisance out of themselves during posted quiet hours. Not saying you're that guy, rather just giving you a heads-up. 10 years ago rules in CG's were few as people were considerate of others. These days not so much. A select few have ruined it for everyone.


Yea we watch sports and won't have any sound on anyways. We are camping! LOL! We will do movie nights with the kids as long as we are spaced out from neighbors. Most of what we do will be sports channels.
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Personally, I do not like outdoor TVs for the simple fact that they do disturb your neighbours. The channel you are watching and the sound level may not be as much a joy to your neighbours as it is to you. We sit outside to enjoy the outdoors and to talk to our fellow RVers. Just my 2c.


I hear you there, however I will want to watch and not listen to my games.
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Good luck I emailed them same question to Palomino 4 times about my SolAire 202RB and never heard a word. I am not sure there is a spec for their TV mount.
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Personally, I do not like outdoor TVs for the simple fact that they do disturb your neighbours. The channel you are watching and the sound level may not be as much a joy to your neighbours as it is to you. We sit outside to enjoy the outdoors and to talk to our fellow RVers. Just my 2c.
That all depends on what CG you go to, doesn't it?

If you are in one of our State Parks then there is usually quite a large distance between campsites. Sometimes you cannot even see your next door neighbor. Most of us would like to sit outside enjoying nature while watching TV and outdoor TVs are common, particularly when a local sports team is playing.

If you go to a private CG then the units are usually much closer together and noise can become an issue......our solution, invite them over to watch the game.
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If your camper is equipped with the PAW fixture, they're rated at 30lbs max. Most newer 32's and 40's are well under that weight. The first thing you will have to do is ascertain if the bracket is mounted to studding, rather than just to the siding, which is often the case, but not always. You may have to do a mod. One other word of advice. Towards the end of last year's camping season I came across two CG's, one in WA, the other in OR, where they now have rules that state "NO OUTDOOR TV's AFTER 10:30 PM". Seems a lot of folks get carried away with sound bars and surround sound and made a nuisance out of themselves during posted quiet hours. Not saying you're that guy, rather just giving you a heads-up. 10 years ago rules in CG's were few as people were considerate of others. These days not so much. A select few have ruined it for everyone.
. Happens more and more. Outside stero is the worse. Don't assume I want to listen to others music (or so-called) music. 32" should be OK. Happy viewing
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This was not intended to be a debate whether or not you agree or disagree with outside audio/video. I'm just trying to get feedback on what size to go with.

Yes we are those campers that like audio/video. Sorry if you don't agree move on.

Thank you!
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This was not intended to be a debate whether or not you agree or disagree with outside audio/video. I'm just trying to get feedback on what size to go with.

Yes we are those campers that like audio/video. Sorry if you don't agree move on.

Thank you!


To be on the safe side, I'd go one size up from the bedroom LED preferred (being it's lighter). The in one in the bedroom is intended to go outside, it should have the same mounting bracket.
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Get the one you prefer.....what difference does it make if factory mount has a stud behind it.....you'er sitt'n still!
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This was not intended to be a debate whether or not you agree or disagree with outside audio/video. I'm just trying to get feedback on what size to go with.

Yes we are those campers that like audio/video. Sorry if you don't agree move on.

Thank you!
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Just because someone uses a tv outside or turns on a radio winds you all up, maybe your lawnmower needs to be battery powered...
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