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Old 04-24-2005, 06:57 AM   #1
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I am going to mount television brackets for LCD televisions onto the folded black television shelves in the lounge and bedroom.

Does anyone have experience with this?

I'm very comfortable mounting the brackets onto the shelf, but the shelf is held up only by a small plastic tab which I don't trust to hold the weight of the television assembly. The only solution I've come up with would be a strip of metal screwed or welded on to replace the plastic tab.

Does anyone know what's behind the shelf in the wall? Should I be drilling into the wall at all? I've assumed it's only 1/2" thick and that drilling would be a huge mistake (my drill bit would end up in the bathroom or in the shower, right?).

Feedback appreciated.

Tom (and Frank)

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Old 04-24-2005, 11:16 AM   #2
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I was just looking at doing the same thing in the bedroom. Open the shelf and there are 4 screws on each side that hold the shelf to the wall. I took ours out in the bedroom and saw the outside of the shower wall. I'm thinking of removing the shelf and having a steel plate fabricated to fit the hole. I'll spray paint it to match the shelf color and then mount the tv bracket to it. Then, if we ever sell/swap the trailer, I can pop the original shelf back in with no damage to it or the trailer.

Please post if you get any other ideas.

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Old 04-24-2005, 11:44 AM   #3
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Dennis, Tom and Frank.

I've been scopeing out this type of project without much luck.
What kind of mount are you using? i.e. fixed, pivot, arm, shelf...
Does it have a lock?
Where can I buy one.
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Old 04-24-2005, 02:04 PM   #4
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For the bedroom, I got a Omni Mount QM100T. It tilts but does not swivel. According to the mfg, it can adjust from +15 to -5 degree tilt. I went with this unit because angle was not an issue and it doesn't portrude out too far. It's going to be on the wife side of the bed and that corner is not all that large to begin with.

Last year, I had the dealer install the "official" mount that Airstream uses in the trailers now. It's an Omni Mount 75/100 CL cantilever mount. It tilts, swivels, pivots. They also included a backing plate that has a large velcro strap to secure the TV when traveling. I think the plate is Airstream's innovation. The Omni Mount site doesn't show anything like that. This mount is over the one of the dinette booth's.

I can post pictures if it helps.

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