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Old 04-04-2009, 07:41 PM   #15
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Is it strong enough on the wall??

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Finally got a chance to upload the photos from last weeks project. I love the 19" Sharp Aquos. I like the fact that it comes with 2 remotes. The bracket worked out well to view both in the bedroom and from the gaucho. The only thing that I would change is the bolt that holds the TV to the bracket. The bolt is designed to be permanent. I think that I will find a way to change the bolt to something that hand screws more easily. I would like to be able to take it down if the roads are too rough or if I want to watch something outside. As it stands I still would like to bungy the TV before driving anywhere. As you can see the TV has a stand, you can take that off. I like it because it holds the magnetic remote.
I also added a cheapo Walmart DVD player above the refrigerator. I love these DVD players, for $30 bucks I don't mind them breaking. It is nothing fancy but when you push play, it works. My wife goes through a lot of DVD players, I guess because she doesn't turn them off.
In our 22' Minuet, the wall in the cabinet above the refrig where the mount would go seems sort of flimsy. I would think even if we put some extra bracing on the inside of the cabinet, it would be flimsy to hold up even a 19" TV.
Has anyone tried mounting one from the upper cabinets in that same area over the gauchos? Our Minuet came with the original bracket upholstered in the same fabric as the gauchos that is mounted to the upper cabinet.
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Old 04-05-2009, 01:12 AM   #16
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To be able to view the 26 inch TV when the slide is retracted we needed to mount the bracket on to the ˝ inch plywood wall that backs up to the fridge and it doesn’t have the depth for long screws, or the access to use bolts, washers, and nuts.

The swing arm brackets put a lot of stress on the two or three mounting bolts that hold them to the wall, and they require that they be screwed into framing studs or bolted onto a firm surface such as plywood.

I had no access to the space between the fridge and the plywood wall, so I built a 15” X 18” Cherry wood plaque and used 12 mounting screws to attach it to the plywood wall. This mounting system seems to be stronger than if I used three heavy screws to mount the bracket to a framing stud.

I use Velcro straps threaded through the drawer pull handles and pillows to hold the TV secure during travel. We have a little less than 1000 miles of travel, and all seems to stay secure.

A lot of good solutions have been shared here, and this is one that worked for us.

A change that I might make in the future is to put two handles at the top and bottom of the plaque, to spread the Velcro straps apart.

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Old 04-05-2009, 08:38 AM   #17
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Heavy Duty Mount

I recently put this custom built mounting post (see below link) in my 22' CCD to support a Peerless SA-740P-S Articulated Arm for my 32" LCD flatscreen.

If you're interested in a post, talk to Pike Goss at PedestalCEO and he can make one to fit your needs.

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Old 04-05-2009, 09:06 AM   #18
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I just bought a 20 inch Vizio and 180 degree wall mount from Sams Club. I on;y spent a total of $250. It works great and the 180 degree lets me see it in different locations throughout my rig. The wall mount was $50.
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Old 04-05-2009, 10:23 AM   #19
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We spent a little bit of time looking for TV’s to fit the wall spaces where we wanted TVs.

The bedroom TV is a 22 inch Vizio mounted on a shallow fixed mount, that is bolted through ˝ inch plywood that backs up a storage cabinet, and this seems to ride quite well without any extra straps for travel, and we can still walk around it.

The front room TV cannot be turned to be viewed from the bedroom, but it can swivel 90 degrees to be viewed from the kitchen counter.

When we are traveling, our front room TV, when strapped down, puts the mounting arm in a neutral position to have as little stress as possible on the swing arm.

One must keep in mind that if the swing arm is mounted off to the side of where the TV will ride during traveling, the straps need to be quite robust, and Jim foster has a very good looking system for securing the TV during travel. I wish that I had seen Jims system for ideas before I built mine.

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The mount I bought from Sam's club can hold any size flat screen (or so the box says). The nice part is that the t.v. just clicks into the bracket. For security and traveling purposes I just unhook the tv for the travel time and put it right back up when I get there. It is super handy and fairly light.
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