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Old 05-19-2007, 09:49 PM   #15
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Well back to the Drawing board on the Photos!
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Old 05-20-2007, 12:36 AM   #16
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Haha, no problem, take your time. I am pretty much ready to get the tv and mount, but my parents are being hesistant, lol. I'll probably end up thru-bolting the mount, with some good size washers, then thru-bolting a good size towel rack through the mount side of the wall, this way the tv will cover the towel bolts, and vice-versa.
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Old 05-20-2007, 04:02 PM   #17
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After some more research I think the best way to put a tv mount on the wall would be to use 2 sheets of lexan plastic, one on the dinet side of the wall, and the other on the bathroom side. Thru bolt each piece to the other using 4 bolts, capped off with something fancy. Then, bolt the tv mount up and the towel rack up, hopefully sharing 2 bolts to hide them while coming through. The lexan should distribute most of the weight through the plywood since it's so thin, and it's clear so you can still see the wallpaper.

Here's a diagram I made up. School is out for the summer so I have too much free time, go figure. Please comment on my idea and let me know what you think.
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Old 05-20-2007, 04:08 PM   #18
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Lexan?

Can't see that structurally supporting the TV at all????
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Old 05-20-2007, 04:26 PM   #19
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You mean the lexan may be overkill? I could just go with regular plastic sheeting at the hardware store, I don't know yet, just throwing ideas around. I'm not gonna mess around with the quarter inch plywood though, because 30 lbs on that wall while the trailer is moving is bound to stress it. Please tell me any more ideas you migh thave, thanks again.
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Old 05-20-2007, 05:07 PM   #20
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No, I don't think will do anything as in a waste of time.

Use plywood or a nicely finished alum plate on the back side.
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Old 05-20-2007, 10:33 PM   #21
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Lexan is pretty tuff stuff. much more so than plexiglass. It is one the ways they make bullet proof "glass".
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Old 05-20-2007, 11:24 PM   #22
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I have a samsung 26" LCD

I use it in my Excella 32 footer. This is a good size unit. Mine sets on the counter about six feet from the screen to the backrest of the sofa. Great view while watching movies. having it oh the counter allows it to be moved around for better viewing, adjusting angles etc. I would not want it any further away. But everyone has their own needs. As far as the wall mount thing. I'm sure the shear load on the 4 or so mounting bolts will handle the weight of the samsung no problem. The thickness of the wall is what I would be concerned with. This thing is going to want to be flexing the dog meat out of the wall when under tow! I would NOT even think about lexan unless you were to go at least 3/8" thick. I'ld use a real nice ply backing plate myself. I've had lotsa experience putting lexan windscreens in experimental aircraft yea its as some say bulletproff but the way you want to use it is not as rigid as you might like. The other thing I would recommend is to drill out your mounting holes in the wall to about 1" diameter, fill these holes with a cabosil thickened epoxy mix, let this dry and then drill thru this area.
what you are doing is distributing the load bearing surface in the wall, to some this may seem like overkill, but I have the stuff laying around, Well thats my input, I really like my samsung 26", I'ld hate to see one get broken while in transit. Good luck DG
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Huh, I didn't realize the material was that flexible. If I go with the plywood or aluminum route, what size piece should I be looking at? I should probably leave this up to airstream, I doubt my parents will let me go modding this for them after all this new info.
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Well, I think I will go with the nice aluminum plated finish. I know one plate on each side will be overkill, but it's fine because one will have the lcd mount, while the other will have a towel rack. Could anyone point me to a good website or store that sells finished aluminum plates? I also don't know what thickness I should look for, and don't really know what size would be a good idea. The tv takes up an area of about 30"x20", while the mount is about 10"x11", or 11"x14.5", depending on which mount I use. Thanks Again
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Look in your phone book under Metal Suppliers. Most will let you go thru there scrape bend and you will find something that will work. They will cut too size for a price.
I have done this on several projects.

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I mounted a 20" LCD in our '06 Safari on the wall between the master bedroom and salon. That wall was a solid thickness of about a one inch in thickness. I think you should call Airstream and ask them what that wall is comprised of. I don't have a photo handy. I'll try to get one this evening.
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Lexan?

Can't see that structurally supporting the TV at all????
Lexan is a polycarbonate - extremely tough stuff. The wood panel will give out long before the Lexan does. When fused together in layers, a 1-1/4" thick piece of Lexan will stop a slug from a .44 magnum.
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