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Old 12-01-2020, 03:24 PM   #1
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Tv mount bolt length

I am going to be mounting a TV in my back bedroom. Does anyone know how long of bolts I should use? I am worried about going through to the outside.
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Old 12-02-2020, 09:42 AM   #2
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I would use nothing longer then about 1.25 inches
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Old 12-02-2020, 01:57 PM   #3
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The wall is going to be about 1Ĺ" thick so I agree with Seadog, nothing longer than 1ľ" and probably closer to 1".

Is there a "tv backer" sticker on that wall?
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Old 12-02-2020, 02:50 PM   #4
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The wall is going to be about 1Ĺ" thick so I agree with Seadog, nothing longer than 1ľ" and probably closer to 1".

Is there a "tv backer" sticker on that wall?
What he said:-)

Also, I would not mount to an exterior wall. Unless, you have a factory installed "backer". Even if their is a sticker. Verify with a stud finder.

If your not sure of what is in the wall and you mount it anyway. Remove TV before traveling.
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Old 12-04-2020, 08:40 AM   #5
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we used 1 inch with lock washers the bracket is going to reduce the length of the wall depth for entry. I also predrilled a hole so the wood would not create a small hump in the wall paneling as well (not that you would see it behind the TV.)
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Old 12-04-2020, 12:09 PM   #6
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I used what came with the mount but since there was a window underneath, I backed a screw out that held the valence in place and verified it was longer than what I had.

I think I predrilled one hole in attempts to find the backer near the sticker, and I could never locate anything with the stud finder. In the end I used that hole and self tapped the other without the hole and didnít have any humps that I remember. I may have drilled a small pilot for each, but I wanted the screws to bite.

It has held up with no issues over a few long trips, with bumps along the way, not just smooth road. But my entire setup with the mount weighs less than 10 pounds, so that might have something to do with it. I think itís like 7-8 pounds total. Itís a smaller flatscreen.
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Old 12-04-2020, 09:55 PM   #7
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The Lamilux bedroom wall on my tt is barely thick enough for a 1.25 inch screw. Use self drilling self taping 1/2" or 3/4" screws as the backer plate is aluminum. And don't ask how I know the slideout wall is 1.25 inches thick.
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