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Old 07-27-2008, 08:50 PM   #1
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Hi guys
I have an 08 27' FB trailer.
I'm gonna mount a small tv in the bedroom on the wall next to the shower.
What are the walls made of? Particle board or plywood under the melamine finish? How thick is the wood 3/4"?

The mount for the tv in the main area is screwed right into the wall next to the refrigerator.

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Old 07-27-2008, 08:53 PM   #2
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We've been discussing this for another area of our trailers. Here i a link to that discussion:http://www.airforums.com/forums/f450...een-43440.html
I know the wall is no more than 1/4" thick, and probably 1/8" thick.
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Old 07-27-2008, 09:08 PM   #3
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We've been discussing this for another area of our trailers. Here i a link to that discussion:http://www.airforums.com/forums/f450...een-43440.html
I know the wall is no more than 1/4" thick, and probably 1/8" thick.
Thanks overlander 63
I read that post. I just wanted to know if anyone with a newer unit knows what's behind the laminate wood finish and how thick it is.
"no more than 1/4" thick" seems kinda thin...it looks like 3/4 inch.
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"no more than 1/4" thick" seems kinda thin...it looks like 3/4 inch.
Dennis
Airstream has a plate that distributes the presure and allows you to have many small srews holding it to that thin wall. It also has the travel straps and comes in a kit.

Here is that kit.

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Hi guys
I have an 08 27' FB trailer.
I'm gonna mount a small tv in the bedroom on the wall next to the shower.
What are the walls made of? Particle board or plywood under the melamine finish? How thick is the wood 3/4"?

The mount for the tv in the main area is screwed right into the wall next to the refrigerator.

Thanks
Dennis
Sorry to post this again but no one answered my question!

Are the walls particle board or plywood under the fake wood finish?
How thick are they?

Thanks!
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Millvalleyca,
I just ran out to our '06 Classic and the walls are 1/4 plywood. NOT luan and NOT particle board or OSB.
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Old 07-31-2008, 06:24 PM   #7
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Dennis,
I don't know how thick the wall is, but we have the same trailer, 08' 27' FB, I just mounted a 15" LCD on a rotating bracket on the shower/bedroom wall.
We just got back from a 2,500 mile trip with plenty of rough roads, no problems at all, hope that helps.
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Hi Terry

Don't you just love the 27'FB layout?

Where is Tustin?
I'm in Northern California

Do you remember what length screw you used? My rotating bracket only has two screw holes.

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Sorry to post this again but no one answered my question! Are the walls particle board or plywood under the fake wood finish?
How thick are they?
thickness is really immaterial (1/4 or 3-5/16th) at less than 1/2 inch...

because they are too thin to carry much weight without a backing plate, washer/bolts or...

the bracket a/s sells...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f450...oom-31558.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f450...ons-29773.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f450...ion-14924.html

the a/s website has pdf files of many newer models that include materials specs...

feel free to wade through 200 pages, the wall thickness is there.

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This is a shelf we had installed when we purchased our '06. We put a 17" flat screen TV on it and it has been in use for two plus years and shows no signs of coming loose from the plywood wall. When in the up position it doubles as a mirror. The label on it says it is from JVR Products and the part number is 22610OK. It is attached to the wall with five brass wood screws and a piano hinge.
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Millvalleyca, pull the vent out of the bottom of the wall and measure thickness of the bulkhead there. Regardless, I'm not sure how easy it would be to add a backing plate to that wall. You'd have to take the upper part of the shower out!!!
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Dennis,
Just purchased & installed last weekend the Airstream articulated bracket on refrig wall of our '07 Safari 25' FB. Purchased the Airstream HD bracket for TV's up to 40 lbs -- the highest rated bracket AS sells (very pricey but built like a tank w/ locking mech on swing arm assembly which you don't get with the TV store wall brackets). It came with 3/4" #10 or #12 screws. The plywood wall of the refrig cabinet is 1/2" 5-ply -- high quality stuff! With the thickness of the HD steel bracket plus a star lock washer, those 3/4" screws would not penetrate completely thru the plywood. I also have the fold down mirror / TV shelf in the bedroom. Pulled the bedroom light switch & that side of the shower enclosure is also 1/2" plywood. I personally don't see the need for backing as the bracket uses twelve (12) screws plus even the 26" Sony LCD HD TV I installed on the AS bracket only weights 23 lbs.
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Thanks guys for the help.
Westfalia...."why didn't I think of that" taking the vent out to measure!
Boy...you guys are great!
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This is a shelf we had installed...
that's the standard mirror/drop shelf a/s puts in all the rear queen classics...

hopefully the tele isn't RIDING up there in transit.

stuff REALLY bounces around behind the axles in rear bed models,

u FB folks don't have that issue to the same degree.

post 4 is from a real dealer/service center, he's provided the a/s part number

IF u aren't gonna use a backing plate, it's important to use something with a LOT of screws...

like the a/s spec'd wall bracket which COMES with the right length screws.

and NOT go over the size/wt limit, and a wall strap during travel.

otoh, elmer's glue might work just fine too

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