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Old 12-03-2008, 06:04 PM   #1
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t.v. mount on wall next to frig

We have an 89 345LE and want to mount t.v. on wall where clock hangs, the wall next to the frig. Has anyone done this? The t.v. is a flat screen and weighs 13 lbs.
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Old 12-03-2008, 06:14 PM   #2
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We did this on our '78 Argosy, will post pictures soon. If you have the 3/4 inch board there, should not be a problem. Ours is on a swing arm, we have to secure it when we travel.

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Old 12-03-2008, 06:40 PM   #3
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A lot of the new trailers have the TV mounted on the refrigerator wall. I have no idea how they are mounted, but you have to determine just what kind of partition there is in your model, not mine. Hardwood is better than pine and pine is better than fiberboard. Plywood is more than pine, less than hardwood. Since I wouldn't want the screws for the mounting bracket coming out of the partition when I hit a bump, I'd want to pull out the refrigerator (I wouldn't really want to, but I don't want a TV on the floor) and see how much clearance there is between it and the partition. Hopefully there's enough for a pan head bolt. Yes, bolting it in will make sure it stays in place. You will be able, if you use a lot of bolts, to hang bricks from the TV as well. My theory is the less I know about what I'm doing, the more secure I want to make it.

The mounting bracket can then be bolted to the partition and the TV attached to the bracket. I don't think there's any way to safely connect the TV directly to the wall; besides, the bracket may absorb some of the bumps. You could put a piece of hard rubber underneath the place where the bracket attaches to the partition to absorb some shock and the TV will be grateful.

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Old 12-04-2008, 05:06 AM   #5
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Out Of Doors Mart, our Airstream dealer in Greensboro, NC, recently accomplished mounting two flatscreens for us, one in the bedroom on the pocket door wall and one in the main salon on the frig wall using the following parts; SAL730P-S TV bracket, 454476 mounting bracket for 15" TV, 454479 19" TV stabilizing bracket, 703455 strap for 20" flat screen TV. The mounting base plates are large to resist racking and give a very firm foundation for the TVs when we're traveling down the rough roads. Out Of Doors Mart has an excellent website if you wish to view these parts or make a purchase. The site is or you might wish to call their very helpful staff @336-668 2784 and ask for Tony Shouse. He'll direct you to the correct person to help you with your specific needs. I hope this helps.
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Old 12-04-2008, 05:29 AM   #6
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I mounted a 15" LCD panel to the same spot in my trailer, and have had no problems. I used a mounting bracket from Wal-Mart. I was able to catch a support with two of the mounting holes in the bracket and simply used drywall screws for these. The cabinet end panel was a piece of 5/8(=/-) particle board, and the top holes of the bracket did not line up with any supports. I chose to use molly bolts in these areas to give more support. The television has traveled well for a couple of years.
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Old 12-04-2008, 08:00 AM   #7
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I would test the material that the wall is made from. On my 91 that wall is not plywood but a honeycomb material.

If the wall is not plywood I would remove the Freg. cut away the insulation and sand witch the wall with a metal plate on the other side. If you do this be mind full of the clearance to the Freg. and make sure the bolts do not extend beyond the original insulation.

I would also install some form of strapping to hold the TV close to the wall while traveling. A sudden stop would extend any movement in the mounting.
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Old 12-04-2008, 08:45 AM   #8
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Despite Jeff's good luck, I wouldn't use drywall screws. The heads on drywall screws have poor shear strength and are fine for drywall, but not for anything with the possibility of falling down. Everybody loves drywall screws because they are self tapping and cheap, but once I had to remove the shaft after the head broke off, I got better screws. I'd use bolts and nuts to be safest.


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