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Old 02-20-2004, 12:11 PM   #15
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It was this easy

And these might serve as "shock absorbers" as well.
Gotta go now, I'm off to the patent office.

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Old 02-20-2004, 12:13 PM   #16
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Old 02-20-2004, 05:28 PM   #17
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seat belt of sorts...

i used to do the on the floor routine with my tv, got tired of having it in the way when making pit stops.

i installed two brass screen door handles on the wall behind the tv, and purchased some 3 inch blue nylon webbing. it is sold in bulk at my local hardware store along with plastic buckles. you can make a "seat belt" of any length.

i pass the webbing through the door handles behind the tv and buckle it in front. i tie a knot in it for good measure.

have had it this way for 6 years and two tv's without one ending up on the floor yet.

it is the last thing i check when going out the door before getting under way.

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Old 02-21-2004, 05:15 AM   #18
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We had a 13" TV once that we hauled in our camper. We had it strapped in position on the counter using bungee cords. It worked just fine, however, one day I started having trouble with the picture and some of the functions just didn't quite work the way they were intended to work. I believe it may have been the result of traveling with it on a hard surface.

We used that as an excuse and got a larger one (19") with DVD and VHS functions as well. When we go now we simply set it in the floor where I think it may have a little more cushion due to carpet. We just turn the tube toward the couch and allow the cushions there to cushion the screen side. With other things being hauled such as chairs, Pillows, bicycles, plastic storage container (what we use for our outside lights), outdoor rugs, we've found plenty of things to stack around the TV to keep it secured in place. It has never vibrated or moved from one place to another. Itís not that much trouble and we feel like it gives us safer storage for it.
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Old 02-21-2004, 07:10 AM   #19
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John HD -

Northwest River Supply sells padded cam straps for $6.00 or so, depending on length, and they would make your tie down method even easier and more secure. See:http://www.nrsweb.com/shop/product_list.asp?deptid=1188

These straps are sold both padded and unpadded in different lengths and widths and are perfect for securing a variety of items you take camping. I use them on my inflatable boat (their primary purpose), as well as securing bicycles in the bed of my truck.
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Old 02-21-2004, 08:32 AM   #20
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my pic does not do it much justice, there is a nice snap buckle under the knot.

i just knot it up figuring that if i had a collision it might keep the tv from coming through the front window.

but then, i would have lots of other things to worry about if that happened!

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Old 02-21-2004, 09:16 AM   #21
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I've decided to go with the fulltime suction cups and use bungee cords while traveling for added security.
I won't need to drill any holes or use any adhesive. I also won't need to set the tv and microwave on the floor every time I move the trailer.
The broken tv I mentioned earlier happened because I was in a crowded campground and a much nicer spot opened up which was closer to the bathhouse and further from the dumpster. In my haste to grab the spot, I totally forgot about the tv.

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