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Old 01-03-2010, 10:17 AM   #1
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Wall-Mounting TV

I just purchased a 2004 25' Safari in excellent condition and it does not include a TV set.

I am about to purchase a flat screen of appropriate size proportion to the area and would like to wall-mount it on the internal partition that separates the fridge from the eating area over the adjacent cabinet. See attached photo.

Any recommendation as to how to mount a wall bracket (hardware?) and what kind of structure that wall has to accommodate such installation?

Thank you in advance.

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Old 01-03-2010, 10:42 AM   #2
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The safest mount would be with a metal back plate which would involve pulling out the fridge to get behind the wall. Faced with the same problem, I installed a horizontal mount on the shelf in the picture. Using a back plate here was simple. The best part of this mount is that the TV is at eye level.
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Here is a thread for you. http://www.airforums.com/forums/f450...een-43440.html and http://www.airforums.com/forums/f450...-fb-43062.html and http://www.airforums.com/forums/f450...ps3-58150.html. OK, I got carried away.
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Antique Peddler: I too am faced with the same mounting problem and have considered you solution as the best. Could you post a picture of your setup? Thanks
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Unless you desperately need the table-top space for something more important, I would leave the TV on the table.......it will certainly be more attractive (cable & power cord will be less obvious, and no dangling strap from the wall-mount)......drawback is you'll have to remember to secure it every time you move the trailer.
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Old 01-03-2010, 11:42 AM   #6
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Antique Peddler: I too am faced with the same mounting problem and have considered you solution as the best. Could you post a picture of your setup? Thanks
Sorry, that was in the '07 which we don't have any more. I googled horizontal mounts to find the one I got. Then thru bolted it with big washers to the shelf as far back to the corner as the TV (15"} would go and still swivel. All the wiring was coiled behind the TV, where the the wall outlet was located, so I didn't have to deal with hiding them in a wall mount.
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Old 01-03-2010, 12:00 PM   #7
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I bought a bracket wall mount that allows me to pull the T.V. out and swing it around. I bolted the bracket to a cut 1" X 6" X 8" stained board. I mounted the Stained board on the wall you have in your picture to even out the stress from the weight. My wonderful children bought a 19" flat panel T.V. for me which I hung on the wall. I will upload a picture. I bought the bracket off of e-bay.

I have since moved all the electical components under the crendeza and have the wires coming out of a small hole. I also have wired my my TV to all surround sound, and put a DVD in. I bought a car radio with an auxillary jack to run my TV/DVD sound through. I put in cheap Wal-mart speakers in the same speaker holes the old speakers were in. It works great.

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Everyone has their own opinion on what works best in their trailer. To me, table top space is of great value. I mounted on the wall and take down whenever we are on the road. All it takes is loosening one screw and off it comes. I also made a shelf for the coffee pot to get more table top space.
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RLS- great idea and job on the coffee pot shelf. Can you post another pic that shows where in your kitchen the shelf is?

Thanks in advance.....Tim
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Tim, here ya go!
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The safest mount would be with a metal back plate which would involve pulling out the fridge to get behind the wall. Faced with the same problem, I installed a horizontal mount on the shelf in the picture. Using a back plate here was simple. The best part of this mount is that the TV is at eye level.
Never done it, but that is exactly what I was thinking I might likely do if faced with teh situation.

In fact I think I might be inclined to use a metal backing plate like a sandwich on either side of the wall - but then I always to tend to go for overkill!


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Bob...really like the coffee shelf...believe I might incorporate that into our "78" Ambassador. Would it be unsafe to travel with the flatscreen still mounted to the wall? Could it be anchored so as not to more? Thx!

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Bob - thanks for the pic. This is a really great idea and you installed it very well.....Tim
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Would it be unsafe to travel with the flatscreen still mounted to the wall? Could it be anchored so as not to more? Thx!
This is a 23" TV & DVD unit, so there is some weight to it. I think it could be left up if the wall unit had a plate mounted to it on the other side of the wall it is mounted on. I would then just use a strap to hold it secure to the wall. Mine just has some good size screws that are spread out some to hold it up and I use another mount in the bedroom so I am able to switch rooms with it.
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