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Old 07-09-2008, 03:37 PM   #1
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Wall mount for flat screen.

I bought a wall mount off from e-bay. It will allow me to hang my TV, and Pull it out and turn it different ways. The mount that screws into the wall ways a couple of pounds and has two screws. The flat screen TV I have is 19lbs. I will be hanging it on the wall next to the refrigerator over my credenza. I have a 1973 Overlander. I was going to take a square piece of wood to attach the wall mount to so all the weight would not be distributed in one area. My question is can the wall handle around 21 lbs of wall mount and TV? When I am driving I will have velcor holding the TV very tight against the wall so it does not move.

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Old 07-09-2008, 04:49 PM   #2
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We have a 22" flat panel hanging on that very wall in our Sovereign. If you want more stbility, you could go between the fridge and wall, and add another 1/4" piece where you will be hanging the tv mount.
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Old 07-09-2008, 05:32 PM   #3
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Did you have to pull the fridge out to add the piece of plywood, or how did you get that behind the paneling. I have a 74 and much the same problem.
also where did you stash the DVD player and Satellite receiver?
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Old 07-09-2008, 06:18 PM   #4
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Did you have to pull the fridge out to add the piece of plywood, or how did you get that behind the paneling. I have a 74 and much the same problem.
also where did you stash the DVD player and Satellite receiver?
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I didn't put the piece of plywood in, it works fine without it. Our tv is an LG 22L30 tv, one the same size has ridden in that location since we got the trailer with no problems.
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Old 07-09-2008, 08:09 PM   #5
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How big of screws did you use? It looks like the refrigerator butts up against the wall?

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Old 07-09-2008, 08:19 PM   #6
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How big of screws did you use? It looks like the refrigerator butts up against the wall?

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I used 3 #10 (1/4") wood screws that came with the mount. It may not look it, but there is an inch and a half clearance between the wall and the side of the fridge. The wall itself is 1/4" thick, so you don't really need long screws.
An alternative I didn't pursue is removing the bulkhead wall, mounting the additional piece of plywood to the bulkhead wall, and reinstalling it. I've had the wall out several times, it's not really hard, just involved.
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Old 07-09-2008, 08:24 PM   #7
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Here are a few photos. I need to cut a slot in the credenza top for all the cables to drop down through to eliminate the cluttered appearance of all the wires:
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Old 07-09-2008, 08:47 PM   #8
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I remove the TV from the wall when I travel. That way I know it won't come crashing down when I hit a pot hole.

I have a swing arm bracket that is removable from It's wall mount. I bought it at MicroCenter, but it looks like they don't sell them any more...
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Old 07-09-2008, 08:54 PM   #9
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You should have no problems at all. I just mounted a 22" LCD using this mount from Best Buy:

Best Buy Canada Web Store: TV & Video: TV Stands, Mounts & Swivels: Init Dual-Arm Tilt & Swivel Wall Mount for Small Flat Panel TV (NT-TVM104)

I used a piece of Mahogany that I had lying around and cut it to fit the partition between the twin bed and kitchen.





This allowed me to mount my knife holder on the kitchen side.

Here is the bedroom side. I fastened the mahogany from this side using 4 stainless steel screws and decorative washers. I then Used 2" machine bolts through the mount and all layers of wood.



It may not be the most attractive setup, but I put it together with materials that I had on hand.
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Old 07-09-2008, 09:52 PM   #10
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I am not going to use the screws that came with the wall mount. They are really long. They look like they are supposed to be anchored into a stud in your house. Thanks for the info. I like the idea of taking the TV down when traveling.

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Old 07-09-2008, 10:11 PM   #11
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Yeah, the screws that come with the mounts are essentially lag bolts and are intended to be driven into a stud.
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Old 07-10-2008, 06:08 AM   #12
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I am not going to use the screws that came with the wall mount. They are really long. They look like they are supposed to be anchored into a stud in your house. Thanks for the info. I like the idea of taking the TV down when traveling.

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I cut the screws off to about half-length. I sxrewed the screws ibto the wall, then unscrewed them and cut them off. Then reinsyalled the newly shortened screws.
I'm upgrading to a swivel mount this weekend, if anybody wants picture...
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I cut the screws off to about half-length. I sxrewed the screws ibto the wall, then unscrewed them and cut them off. Then reinsyalled the newly shortened screws.
I'm upgrading to a swivel mount this weekend, if anybody wants picture...
Yeah Terry, I'd like to see pictures of your installation this weekend.

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Old 07-15-2008, 07:16 PM   #15
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This is great information. For safety sake, should the refrigerator be removed to perform this installation. On my unit, I am wondering 1) how much room is between the inner wall and the refrigerator and 2) the exterior wall over the credenza appears to be just paneling with a limited area to screw the bracket to the wall - so a board between the paneling appears necessary. Thanks for your comments.
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Old 07-15-2008, 07:47 PM   #16
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Here are the pictures. The fridge was not removed, although if it were already out, you could put another panel behind the mount to make it more rigid.
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Terry, thanks for the good information. Bill
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Old 07-27-2008, 09:45 PM   #18
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I have my wall mount connected to my flat screen. I used the rabbit ears because I am still trying to find the sattelite. I did not connect directly to the wall. I took a piece of 1" X 6" and connected it to the mount. I felt I would get a better mount that way.

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You know Terry I was thinking as I read these post on the TV installations. What about taking some of the expandable screws and drill holes all the way through. This way it would give some added reinforcement from the back side. Or maybe some certs on the wall screwed through a piece of back up board cut to the size of the mount. Any way just some thoughts.
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How has your installation held up? It's been few months now. Would you recommend it again or suggest something else? Thanks for you help!!1
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