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Old 02-19-2004, 09:39 PM   #1
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Question Anchoring tv's and stuff

I haven't traveled with my Caravel since I added a microwave and 13" tv. Both are sitting on the countertop (the tv atop the oven due to the confined space).
What's the best way to secure them so they don't bounce or slide off off when traveling?

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Old 02-19-2004, 09:48 PM   #2
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For the TV we use the adhesive strap system that is available from any camper supply....been using them for several years with great success.
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Old 02-19-2004, 10:00 PM   #3
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Always put ours on the floor, just in case.

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Old 02-19-2004, 10:18 PM   #4
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In one or more recent past years' Airstream literature, a TV appears to be affixed to the credenza or end table with an "X" shaped bracket of some sort. I don't think it is shown in this year's literature.

Anybody have an idea what this is?

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Old 02-19-2004, 10:32 PM   #5
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Camping World sells a strap with adhesive that has worked real well so far with our 19" TV. They are a little pricey but seem to do the job.
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Old 02-20-2004, 06:45 AM   #6
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You can see the adhesive straps on the credenza in this photo. They cost around 12 dollars at local RV store.
There is a another piece that goes on the tv. it is like a "Pinch" clamp.

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Old 02-20-2004, 10:45 AM   #7
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adhesive strips suck

store on floor...cuz thats where it is going to wind up anyway...i bought the super hd strips for a 13 in. tv..... they didnt hold...only other way i can think of is a screwable bracket....and i believe that you probably wont want to mar your cabinet with screw holes....
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Maybe not the best solution

I think application is the biggest factor. The reason I have this photo with the strips still on the credenza,

I CANT GET THEM OFF!

I am worried that the finish will get messed up if I force them off, so I left them on there for the NO, (next owner)

Theres one for the abbreviation thread.

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Old 02-20-2004, 10:54 AM   #9
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Thank you for the replies, but I don't think the straps would work for me since the tv and microwave are stacked and both need to be anchored. I don't want to need to remember to set them on the floor every time I move the trailer. I once broke a new tv because of a such a memory lapse.
I think the ideal gizmos would be double-sided suction cups (4 under each unit), but I don't know where to find them.
Oh well, camping season is at least a month away and I have plenty of time to figure this out.

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Old 02-20-2004, 11:24 AM   #10
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Take two regular suction cups and use some sheet metal between them to convert them to 2-way suction cups...
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Old 02-20-2004, 11:25 AM   #11
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To get those mounts off -- try a hair dryer and heat them up -- it softens most glues...
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Old 02-20-2004, 11:35 AM   #12
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You might consider the extra heavy duty velcro with the stick on on the other side. I have used two small screw in clamps from the hardware store, and heavy duty velcro strapping to hold mine down for a few years.
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Old 02-20-2004, 11:39 AM   #13
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hohne, I don't see how the sheet metal would hold the cups together but you gave me an idea. I took 2 regular suction cups and fastened the stems together with tie wire. Presto, double- sided suction cups!
I think this will fly.

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I forgot to add the 5-minute epoxy to the post...
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