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Old 02-25-2013, 12:13 PM   #1
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TV wall mount

I just purchased a fancy Mor-ryd tv wall mount that locks into place while traveling. I would like to mount this to the exterior wall between the dinette and gaucho.
There is a rib approximately 6" from the window and I planned on putting at least two screws into the rib. There are 4 other holes in the wall that could be screwed into the aluminum wall sheet. I was going to use #12 screws. The bottom of the mount willd need be shimmed out from the wall for plumb.
The TV weighs 11 lbs but I'm not sure about the weight wall mount. It is heavy duty.
I chose this mounting location because the TV could be seen from the dinette or the gaucho.
Do you see any problems with this idea?




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Old 02-25-2013, 12:19 PM   #2
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Not sure 2 screws into a rib with the remainder into wall will be enough. While I have the factory installs in my trailer, they are pretty substantial. I can also tell you that even though they are supposed to lock in place, the locks don't always work. Obviously, there's a fair amount of movement going on....
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Old 02-25-2013, 12:27 PM   #3
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Here's How Mine is Mounted

From the factory (I think), mine came with a TV mounted right where you want to put yours.
They mounted a square piece of what appears to be 5/8 in, cabinet-grade plywood in the same finish as the cabinets.
The bracket is then mounted to the plywood as shown here.
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Old 02-25-2013, 01:12 PM   #4
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Alumaholic,
That's the exact location where I want to mount the tv.
Any guestimate on how big was the piece of wood that was used?
Was the wood cut to account for the curvature of the wall or did the factory shim out the lower part of the wood?
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Old 02-25-2013, 01:20 PM   #5
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Ken, those are nice straps that are holding the TV to the bracket. Did they come with it or did you purchase them?
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Old 02-25-2013, 02:17 PM   #6
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Crispy, I'm in Albuquerque this week, and the Airstream is in Mesa; otherwise, I could take a better picture. The plywood square is not shimmed it is actually "boxed" with two sides that match the curve of the wall and provide a stand-off from the wall at the bottom. The plywood mounting plate is thus made perpendicular to the cabinet top and sitting on it. (If your mount is not perpendicular, your TV will never be level when the arm is extended, and your wife will hyperfocus on the 30 degree cant more than the program or movie you are trying to watch albeit with a crick in your neck.)
I don't know how quickly you want to do your project, but I will be back in Mesa next week and can take some pictures then.
Jim, those are 1 1/2 inch, Velcro straps that are attached to the aforementioned, plywood mounting base with four footman loops. I'll take pictures.
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Old 02-25-2013, 07:26 PM   #7
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Alumaholic,
You have given me a good description of the wall plate. I think I can figure it out from here. I have a month to get the project completed.
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Old 02-25-2013, 07:48 PM   #8
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If you can put the project on hold for a week, I will provide photos and measurements just as soon as we return to Mesa, AZ. We should have no problem meeting your 30 day timeline.
P.S. I like the 30'11" specificity. Don't know why they call mine a "Classic 30" when it's really a Classic 30' 11"
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Old 02-25-2013, 08:13 PM   #9
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I am awaiting the plans and measurements too, Ken. Nice install.
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I too would like to see the photos with measurements . I have a 30 foot Classic and want to install mine that way also. Many thanks.
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Old 02-25-2013, 08:38 PM   #11
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They call it a "thirty" because it is a queen bed with dinette setup. The "thirty-one" is twin beds. That is what I was told years ago.
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Old 02-25-2013, 08:42 PM   #12
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My understanding is that the difference in the 30 footer and the 31 footer is that the 31 does not have the dinette. You can get either twin beds or the queen with either set up.
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I thought they both had dinettes. The 31' has the bath all on the streetside with a larger wardrobe and the dinette is pushed forward and you lose the credenza shown above where the TV is mounted.

The 30' has a split bath with the shower curbside and a smaller wardrobe.

Both can be twins or queen.

I think.....????????
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Old 02-26-2013, 08:15 AM   #14
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I believe dznf0g is correct on this one. I went back and looked over the floor plans starting in 1994 and in 1998 the 31' became an option. As stated above the 31' has the bath/shower on one side and larger wardrobe on the other. We had a 29' trailer with the bath/shower on one side and wardrobe on the other. We did not like the bathroom because of the lack of room to maneuver (we are average size folk) and it would get hot in there during the summer when you closed the door. We really like the split bath.



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