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pegryfun

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TV wall mounts in a TT Question
« on: August 18, 2012, 03:37:57 PM »
We just bought a used  2006 Jay feather sport, 165 and not knowing too much, since this is our first TT, can we mount a TV using a wall mount directly on the wall or does it have to be on a cabinet wood?  Could the wall support a TV?
Thanks, Peggy newbie

donn

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Re: TV wall mounts in a TT Question
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2012, 03:46:46 PM »
Walls are not stout enough.  You need to determine where and them investigate.

Gary RV_Wizard

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Re: TV wall mounts in a TT Question
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2012, 08:10:35 PM »
The walls are usually pretty thin stuff, often 1/8" bonded to aluminum or wood frame. If you can find a portion of the frame in the right place to mount the bracket, it might be ok, but don't expect regularly spaced studs like in residential construction.
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Re: TV wall mounts in a TT Question
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2012, 08:34:39 PM »
While the walls are not thick or strong, the floor and the overhead cabinets are. I have a 46" in my living room. I bought a TV stand and attached it to the floor with healthy wood screws, bolted the TV to the top of the cabinet with 4 strong nuts and bolts. Then used the VESA mounting holes on the back of the TV to attach two two inch steel straps that are bolted securely to the overhead cabinet. The TV won't go anywhere even if I roll the RV. The TV weighs 55 pounds.
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Re: TV wall mounts in a TT Question
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2012, 09:58:59 PM »
Have a look at some new Jay trailers at a dealer. It seems that Jayco does mark the safe spots on the walls of new ones. There was a thread here not long ago discussing exactly that where the author had contacted Jayco for more information.

http://www.rvforum.net/SMF_forum/index.php?topic=54742.msg512827#msg512827

The spots in a 2012 trailer may not be quite the same but this might give you some ideas.
« Last Edit: August 18, 2012, 10:06:17 PM by Alfa38User »
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pegryfun

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Re: TV wall mounts in a TT Question
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2012, 08:00:48 PM »
Thank you for your replies. Decided not to mount the TV. It fits fine under the main front window on the shelf.
Peggy

 

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