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Old 01-20-2012, 07:17 PM   #1
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Mounting swing arm for t.v.

has anyone adapted the refrig. wall for mounting of t.v. swing bracket?....the hollow wall does not really turn me on to mount anything other than a small cup to hold cotton....i had put the idea on the back burner, but once again am considering a wall mount and the possibility of removing the corner 2" corner cover/filling the hollow wall with a wood silde in to add strength for holding a 15=20 pd t.v., has anyone out there done something like this? thanks for you ideas
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Old 01-20-2012, 08:30 PM   #2
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I recently installed a fold down shelf for our 19" TV. I made a reinforcement plate that is installed on the inside of the closet out of 3/4" plywood. While it made the wall considerably more rigid. I decided that the TV will not travel on the shelf, even if it were attached. It's not worth the damage to the wall or TV. The TV will travel on the floor under the dinette and when we park and set up the TV will go on the shelf. I only have to plug the thing in and hookup the coax cable, so it's no big deal to take it down to travel.
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Not sure how the Safari is set up but my Classic came with a swing arm mount on the fridge wall. It was a disaster in many ways not the least of which was that when folded it stuck out too far and people sitting in the dinette bumped their heads. I have replaced it with a low profile mount which works much better.

Your situation may differ.

Airstream used a swingarm mount that attached to the plywood wall with about a dozen #14 screws in a widely set pattern. Despite its many failings it was fairly secure.
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I bought a $50.00 swing out tv mount from Walmart.On the back of the thin wall under the microwave I used a piece of steel about 2"x8" drilled holes in it that matched up to the mounting plate on the swing out tv mount ran the bolts thru the thin wall into the holes that I drilled in the steel plate put lock washers on with nuts and tighten down. Very sturdy tv does not move at all.
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