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Old 10-14-2006, 10:12 PM   #85
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Location to mount TV bracket

I want to install a mounting bracket for an lcd tv in our new 2007 Safari-20ft. Can anyone tell me just how I can accomplish that--how to locate the studs for attaching the mount? Thanks. We brought our AS home today.
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Old 10-16-2006, 01:48 PM   #86
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There are no studs in the partition walls. They are single thickness of 1" hardwood plywood. I mounted our Omnimount to the wall between the bedroom and the salon so that the TV could be viewed from the living area or bedroom. Sorry I don't have photos handy. I'll try to remember to post later.
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Old 10-16-2006, 03:18 PM   #87
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No studs.
The factory took a metal plate put bolts in it and screwed it to the plywood referigerator wall.
Seems to work. See my "Honeymoon is over" thread. There is a picture of the mount.
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Old 10-16-2006, 05:48 PM   #88
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Omni mount

I got a Omnimount on Ebay for $24.95 + $7 S&H. That's about $100 less than Circuit City..on sale no less!!!! Will bolt it to an 8" square piece of aluminum, than screw that to the bulkhead with about 8-10 wood screws. Attached to the mount will be a Samsung 19" LCD. Also a couple 2" wide strap loops on the plate to ron a velcro strap thru for travel mode ala AS installation. The LCD was $449. So a total of less than $500 versus the $3000 the factory charges. Yes, I guess you get a CD, DVD player in the package, but those are pretty inexpensive by themselves. I plan to use my laptop as a DVD player. We'll see. I'd post pics, but the LCD arrives Thursday. The new Safari won't be here for another 3-4 weeks!!
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Old 02-17-2007, 11:04 PM   #89
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Photos of our Toshiba LCD TV w/DVD player mounted on a bracket with 2 screws added.
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Old 02-26-2007, 11:08 PM   #90
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Nice unit Janet. I buy nothing but Toshiba products now after having the house TV, house VCR/DVD and then trailer TV, VCR/DVD function exceptionally well for the last 4-8 years.

What size LCD TV is that? Model #?
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Old 02-27-2007, 10:40 AM   #91
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Hi Craig,
Here's a copy of a post I made right after we installed the TV in response to a question about the bulkhead size.
(Model# is 20HLV16S.)

Hi Teresa and Randy,
You are going to love your new Airstream!
From the top of the sofa the bulkhead is 30" wide, and from the top of the window it's 25" wide.
After much shopping around, we installed a Toshiba LCD 22"x16" w/a built-in DVD player. Nice and flat, and fits snugly to the bulkhead when strapped in. Keep in mind the bulkhead is probably 3/4" thick and there's a refrigerator right behind it. We used a wall bracket that came with two holes, and drilled a couple of extra ones for stability, but on hindsight that was probably over-doing it. We got a 2" wide strap with velcro attachments that I trimmed to fit. It's screwed to the bulkhead and carries most of the weight while in transit.
We positioned it so the top of the TV is about 1" higher than the top of the window.
Viewing from the galley is perfect, and very comfy. Have fun!
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Has anyone tried this mount? It looks like a good deal.

Another question, on these type of mounts, are they made to move around and adjust tilt and such on the fly, or do they have be tightened down with an allen wrench once in position?
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Old 03-07-2007, 11:17 AM   #93
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Has anyone tried this mount? It looks like a good deal.

Another question, on these type of mounts, are they made to move around and adjust tilt and such on the fly, or do they have be tightened down with an allen wrench once in position?
This is very similar to the Omnimount that I used in my Airstream. You are correct in that it is made to adjust on the fly. In fact I had called the manufacturer and they said the Omnimount was not warranted for mobile use and mounting it in an RV would void the warranty. Oh well...no warranty on mine!

I have found that after strapping it to the wall with a bungee type strap, it is "loose" when we arrive at our destination and has to be tightened with an allen wrench or the weight of the TV will cause it to tilt down and, while still viewable, it won't be at the best angle.

Hope this helps.
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Has anyone tried this mount? It looks like a good deal.

Another question, on these type of mounts, are they made to move around and adjust tilt and such on the fly, or do they have be tightened down with an allen wrench once in position?
Here is a pic of the mount that I decided on. One big reason was that you could easily remove it for travel, it sits nicely on the couch and doesn't budge at all and I don't have to worry about stress on the straps or them rubbing the lcd. This mount also allows you different numbers of extension bars. You can remove it from the mount in the front of the trailer and mount it on the bedroom mount in less that 2 minutes. I like being able to take the lcd off quickly and with no tools.

We routed the wires through the side of the microwave cabinet and up through the top of the cabinet. We added a storage center of top of the microwave for our chips/bread, etc. and this nicely hides the wiring for the lcd (cable, plug, invertor for boondocking).

Here is a link to it on Amazon. Amazon.com: SANUS SYSTEM VM3 VisionMount LCD Wall Mount: Electronics
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Old 03-07-2007, 06:55 PM   #95
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The Sanus mounts are great. That's what I used in the bedroom.
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For those who used the original mounts for the articulating arms, how did you secure to plywood bulkhead? With fridge on other side and only 3/4" in I'd be concerned that lever arm from extended monitor wold put too much strain on plywood. I'm thinking of trying to order the mount from airstream or building one myself but don't wat to go through the effort if it isn't needed.
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btw, capecode, love the interior.
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Old 07-20-2007, 02:53 PM   #98
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I didn't bother to use a mount for my TV and DVD player. I use the poor man's method. I placed the DVD player on top of the AV cabinet with the TV on top of it. They are both secured with museum putty. I have towed the AS thousands of miles and it has never come loose. Museum putty is amazing stuff. If you want to remove it peels right up with no marks or residue.
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