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Old 04-28-2013, 06:04 PM   #1
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How do you secure the TV?

My 1996 had a TV/VCR combo on the shelf over the microwave. (I took it out)

I use a 29 inch TV as a second monitor for work (Sitting on the couch with one of the fold up tables up.... which I both eat and work at.

I also use it to watch movies on. (TV base sits on the 'shelf' which doesn't fold that is over the table when folded.)

So far all I can think to do is to put it back in the box when it's time to go.

(Not a big TV watcher, but I like to multitask. Right now I'm watching netflix on my ipad while I type this on my computer.)

But I figure many of ya'll here have done permanent solutions so far as mounting the TV.
-My issue is that it needs to be able to be a 2nd computer monitor.

What do you do?

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Old 04-28-2013, 07:39 PM   #2
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I don't know the 1996 floor plan all that well, but in general the best way to go is to flat mount a TV on whatever flat bulkhead space you have. The low profile flat mounts are generally very secure particularly if you use the largest size that will fit the TV you are using. Even the current production trailers have design elements left over from the CRT TV era. Not much you can do except turn it into a cupboard.

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Old 04-30-2013, 10:42 PM   #3
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On an earlier thread regarding this topic, one reply was to place it screen down in your bed and tuck the blankets in tightly to keep the monitor from moving around while you are traveling. That of course assumes that you don't have it permanently mounted on a wall.

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Old 05-01-2013, 05:15 AM   #4
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Old 05-01-2013, 06:10 AM   #5
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We utilize a low profile, folding wall mount, for both of our TV/DVR units. One is on the bedroom wall and the other over the micro/convection oven mounted on the refrigerator wall. The units are secured with hook and loop straps furnished as a part of the hardware. One important tip would be to drape a towel between the retainer straps and the TV to keep the straps from rubbing on the screen surface. Good luck.
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Old 05-08-2013, 08:36 PM   #6
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Flat screen wall mount.
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Old 05-08-2013, 10:38 PM   #7
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Like ZoominC6 we are using the Velcro(tm) strap attachments that were on the orginal placement. Our tv location was moved from a crt in the dash to a spot over the dining area sometime in the early 2000's. I upgraded the tv to a 26", added a swivel mount from Costco and a 2.1 sound set that I had archived from the zIp code house. I'm using some small Class D amp's and a switch so I can also feed an mp3 into the sound if I want music stuff.

I noticed that there was metal-to-metal contact in the tv swivel mount and it was rubbing pretty vigorously when driving, so I put a piece of cork gasket in the contact area and so far, all is well. I can feed it with cable at the full hookup sites, dvd (no blu-ray yet), or UVerse wireless when docked at home.

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Old 05-09-2013, 05:30 AM   #8
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Here's what I did. When traveling, it's simple... unhook two (or three) cables, slide the fixture up, and I put them facedown under my couch up front where I have blankets stored.

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