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Old 10-16-2010, 07:59 PM   #1
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I just finished installing the TV mount, and it was an interesting little project. Reace and company couldn’t install the mounting without the TV, as each type of TV requires a slightly different mounting location, and we had opted for a 22” TV (‘cause bigger is better).

The normal mounting is on the edge of the passenger side bulkhead. I made a template of the TV and put it on the mounting so I could check clearances and quickly discovered the TV intruded into the “bedroom entryway” when in its stowed position. A conversation with Reace and a few minutes with a stud finder located another 1” x 2” support in the middle of the bulkhead. The problem with this location was the TV wouldn't quite fit when rotated into the loft for nighttime viewing.

The solution solved two problems. By fastening a piece of 1” x 4” oak to the middle stud with some screws, I had a reinforced mounting block and also moved the mount away from the wall by ¾ inch. It now rotates perfectly into both areas.

I attached the actual mount by drilling three holes completely through the bulkhead, fastening another piece of oak on the other side and bolted the mount in place with #10 stainless steel bolts and lock nuts.

A few minutes work with a hacksaw and a file and the bolts and nuts are as inconspicuous as possible. Deb will undoubtedly hang some decoration there.

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Old 10-16-2010, 08:03 PM   #2
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Old 10-17-2010, 09:46 AM   #5
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Hi: Garand...Dave; It looks like you could use that bracket for exercise's. We have never watched TV. from the bed, as there always seems to be something else to do!!! Alf
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Old 10-17-2010, 10:57 AM   #6
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I guess that could be true, if you fall asleep immediately afterward
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Old 10-17-2010, 12:34 PM   #7
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Nice job mounting.. the TV
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Old 10-17-2010, 02:06 PM   #8
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The taxidermist asked me if I wanted a couple of rabbits mounted, and I told him I preferred them just holding hands.
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I guess that could be true, if you fall asleep immediately afterward
Huh? Isn't that a given.

And GROAN of the taxidermy joke.

Oh, and good job on the mount, you definitely won't be losing your TV.
I got the TV mount from Reace, but have not mounted it yet. I am going to take the TV off when towing, because we would hardly use it anyway. I have not played with the idea of how it will be positioned when not in use, now that you mention it, I will definitely take that into consideration.
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Re: TV Mount

I spent a year pondering what to do my my TV mount and in the end, I gave it away.

TV goes in the cupboard, if we take it with us, and sits on a counter when wanted, which isn't often.

I got a 7" DVD player, and it too resides in a closet, along with the DVDs that I intended to watch, but never got around to.

The Sirius satellite radio gets a lot of use, but I gave up on mounting it since it gets moved around so much ( outside / inside / next to bed / etc. ).

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