Originally Posted by westcoastas
I guess it makes sense to make it stiff but I'm just hoping the mounting locations are universal.
Yes all good advice. I remember I looked up the specs on the factory mount and the original Sony TV. The new bigger LED set was lighter than the Sony and if I recall, the mount about 2x stronger than even the Sony needed.
To add a few things
- On the new TV specs, consider the weight without the stand that comes with the set.
- Our factory setup has nylon web straps with Velcro to stow the set while on the road. The original straps fit the 22" I mounted, but a 32" may need a Velcro extender or longer strap.
- TV mounting hole patterns are standard VESA. There are a few different sizes (measured in mm) but adapters are available. The mount that came with our Airstream had two different VESA size hole patterns in it. Our new set bolted right on.
- I do not know what mount you have (I think ours is a Peerless?) - but Airstream added a "U" shaped bracket to it - I think for more stability once stowed for the road. I posted pictures of the installation. You can see that bracket here and the minor modification
I made to re-use it.