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Old 11-09-2006, 11:31 AM   #1
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Has anyone experience with installing an articulated TV wall mount bracket in a new Safari on the wall facing forward next to the fridge?

I kept the TV and mount from the CCD 19er. I had through bolted it to the wall just above and aft of the fridge. That was sturdy and worked fine.

But the Safari has an inner wall about three inches back from the outer wall with possibly wiring in between. So I'm not comfortable drilling into it. A call to AS customer service resulted in the service department saying they remove the fridge before mounting the bracket. I had to remove an AS fridge several years ago and it was quite a chore I don't care to repeat.
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What model Safari do you have? I'll post a pic( as soon as it stops snowing and I screw up my courage to go outside) of the mount I put in on my 25B that is bolted thru that wall into the little compartment above the fridge. Going thru 2 layers of "wood" made for a mucho strong mount.
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The photo from the Airstream website of the Safari 23 below show the tv mounted high on the cabinet that houses the fridge/microwave. Can you mount the bracket above the top of the fridge. It would appear that you might could remove the microwave and drill the mounting holes for the bracket at the bottom of the microwave cabinet and have the tv at that level.
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Has anyone experience with installing an articulated TV wall mount bracket in a new Safari on the wall facing forward next to the fridge?

I kept the TV and mount from the CCD 19er. I had through bolted it to the wall just above and aft of the fridge. That was sturdy and worked fine.

But the Safari has an inner wall about three inches back from the outer wall with possibly wiring in between. So I'm not comfortable drilling into it. A call to AS customer service resulted in the service department saying they remove the fridge before mounting the bracket. I had to remove an AS fridge several years ago and it was quite a chore I don't care to repeat.
Hey Antique,

I'm facing the same challenge right now. This weekend I plan to install a 26" LCD panel on the wall adjacent to the refrigerator. In my rig, that wall is made of 1/8" plywood. The LCD panel w/articulating arm weighs close to 40 lbs. The plywood wall will have to be beefed up in order to safely carry the weight. I plan to do that with a 1/2" plywood backing panel. However, to gain access to install that backing panel, it sure looks like I'll have to remove the refrigerator. The 1/8" plywood panel is rabbeted into the oak cabinet facia on one side, and into an aluminum channel on the radiused wall of the trailer on the other side. I wish there was an easy way to remove that panel (without having to remove the refrigerator), but I just don't see it. Has anyone had experience with this? I, too, would appreciate some help.

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Old 11-09-2006, 05:05 PM   #5
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Minnie's Mate photo above shows my model exactlly. The second inner wall extends above the fridge into the microwave area. So the question of drilling through above the fridge still remains. I have removed the microwave for a look-see. Doing that is simple (As an aside all the factory wiring for the upgrade electronic system is laying in that space.) A reason we didn't just buy the factory TV package is that it's too high on the wall for comfortable viewing. One helpful bit of info from the factory is that all walls are 1/2 inch thick. So attaching hooks, etc. to walls without going thru the other side is no problem. But attaching a TV mounting bracket with 1/2 inch screws would not be strong enough.
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Old 11-10-2006, 05:22 PM   #6
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You should be able to do it.I did it to mine and it is the '25SS model.Once you screw all the screws in every hole it should hold.That base plate has a lot of screw holes.I then drilled a hole above into the cabinet to run all the wires through and then put some plastic pipe covering on it to hide all the wires.Really easy to do with a little time and patience.
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Thanks, Devoman,

I'll give it a try. I see you're from PC Beach. Was at Tyndall many years ago and have fond memories of the area.
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If you are concerned about strength, you could use a mini-carriage bolt and drill through both walls and bolt them trough the top row of holes and use the short 1/2" screws in the bottom row.
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Old 11-10-2006, 07:46 PM   #9
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I used some nice sized screws like the one Airstream put in there cabinets and everything else.It seems to be the perfect size to use it for anything and I have never had any problems yet.
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Here ya go

This what I used on my previous Airstream and also what I used on the one I have now.These are the screws I used also.Granted they are not wood screws but they work very well.

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I have the A/S bracket and want to mount it on the bedroom wall housing the sliding door to the bathroom. That wall seems very thin, but there are I believe 9 holes for fastening it to a wall. Does anyone have an opinion on that installation. I have an 30' Classic W/slide. Has anyone mounted a tv on the thin wall where the mirror folds down? It is a 15" magnavox led. thanks, chip
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We are planning on doing the same thing also and what I was thinking was to put an extra piece of wood behind the wall and drill into that also.The only reason I would be able to do it is because it will go thru to the inside of the closet.Then again I could use 1/2 inch wood screws.
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Mounting Flat Panel

We are in the process of mounting a 32" LCD to the wall of our new 28 Safari SE. We are using a solid mount that allows the unit to hang on the wall mounting bracket and be removed easily for traveling. I used an oak backing board inside the bath to add additional support for the mount.

I feel it will be plenty substantial to hold the weight while parked, but will put the TV on the bed for driving. I wouldn't want to subject the wall to the additional stresses while towing.

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Corky, you have any pics of that?

Devoman, I know we talked a while ago about this, but I forgot. You pulled the fridge out and that's where the video wires are? I installed a sub and used the wiring that was pre-installed. Made it a fairly painless install. I also looked in my above dinette roof lockers and saw the two blank box covers. I opened them up and found no video wires, so I am thinking it's behind the fridge?

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I have not tried to locate them yet.When I was doing a trade in for this one I talk to the tech guys about it and they told me that they were usually behind the wall where the fridge is.He told me that taking the fridge out is fairly easy but I think it was the part of pulling it out took a little time.Unscrewing and such was fast.
I would like to take this task on now but I just feel I need to get some diagrams to do this because I can not really remember which wires and screws I am suposed to remove from the outside compartment for the fridge.It has been a while.Well it looks like another new project is born.It would be great to have this hooked up I am wanting to upgrade the sound system a bit
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I noticed some screws that seem to hold the fridge in from the outside. I'm sure there are also mounting areas inside too...just haven't looked too closely. I agree, sounds like a neat project to try. Maybe one day.

As for the stereo, that one is beyond easy. Add a sub? The power wires, RCA connectors, etc are all in the streetside sofa storage. I got a bazooka BTA6100, which is a powered 100watt sub. Too big for the streetside sofa storage, plus, I liked using that space for flashlights, etc. So I placed the sub in the enclosed area under the front sofa. Wires were plenty long and then I wired a remote bass control for the sub so that I could adjust if if I wanted. Works great...not too gangbanger like, not too tame, but clearly better than the standard Sony offering. Want even more bass? The 8100 has it, but might not fit under the area I'm talkin' about. The 6100 just fit, with less than a hair to spare.

The rest of the audio system is a piece of cake to replace if one wanted. All wiring is done, just would need to pop in different components and if need be expand the holes if the gear one bought was bigger.
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That is what they showed me were those screws in the front of the fridge also.You take the plastic strips off then unbolt I think 2 wires in the back and a few screws to unmount the fridge and it slides out but that is where you have to be patient.I am thinking I am going to call Airstream today and ask them If they have a diagram for doing this.I dont think I ever seen it in the manual.
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I just e-mailed Airstream to see if they could help some.If they can not I will call my dealship down south to see if they can show me how to take out the fridge to get to those wires.
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john hd & I got together last month. We discussed his fridge repair. Due to the extreme tightness with the bulkhead, John had a heckuva time pulling his fridge out -- it gave a little, they lubed with LPS spray and pushed it in and out with more lube before it finally came. He advised that I better not use a hollow wall anchor if I consider mounting anything up against the fridge. So that sounds like another vote for pulling the fridge if you wish to anchor anywhere but over the top of the fridge.
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No photos for a few days, still haven't taken delivery. The mount is an OmniMount U2 Fixed (medium, supports up to 80 lbs.) I will take some pictures later and try to post them.



Here is a view from OmniMounts web page. http://www.omnimount.com The verticle supports attach to the mounts on the TV and they inturn 'hang' on the two horizontal round bars on the fixed wall mount. They also have a tab that is moved into position to lock the attachment so that an inadvertant bump won't cause your expensive flat panet to fall from the wall.

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