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Old 02-24-2018, 01:06 AM   #1
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TV Bracket Question

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My better half and I will take possession of our 19 ft at the end of March. We ordered the TV bracket from ETI to mount our 24" Vizio and I was wondering if the mount on the bracket rotates. In other words can you rotate the tv between portrait and landscape configuration or anywhere in between? I'm asking this question since it occurred to me that the mounting arm might sag a little. One might need to slightly rotate the TV a few degrees to make it plumb.

I apologize ahead of time for my malady. My wife tells me that I over analyze everything. I guess it's the engineer in me.

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Old 02-24-2018, 07:20 AM   #2
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If you’re using ETI’s standard mounting bracket, your TV will likely sag a small amount. There is no adjustment to rotate the TV to compensate for this. However, you can shim the male part of the bracket where it sits in the fixed, wall plate and then tighten the Allen screws that secure the two pieces together. This compensates for the sag a little. Here’s a link to an arm very similar to the ETI bracket installed in our trailer: https://smile.amazon.com/Mount-Locka...v+mounting+arm
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If you’re using ETI’s standard mounting bracket, your TV will likely sag a small amount. There is no adjustment to rotate the TV to compensate for this. However, you can shim the male part of the bracket where it sits in the fixed, wall plate and then tighten the Allen screws that secure the two pieces together. This compensates for the sag a little. Here’s a link to an arm very similar to the ETI bracket installed in our trailer: https://smile.amazon.com/Mount-Locka...v+mounting+arm
Thanks Mr. Zardoz. Seems to me that being able to rotate the TV would be a nice adjustment. I'm currently searching Amazon looking for a possible alternative (with rotation) to the ETI mounting arm altho I will say the ETI bracket has a nice brushed finish to it.
When the arm is fully swiveled out so that it is viewable from the dinette, I think a rotation feature would be the only way to plumb the TV since the bracket is mounted to the refrigerator wall facing the bed. Please correct me if i'm wrong.

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Old 02-24-2018, 01:58 PM   #4
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I got the TV bracket from ETI, they installed it on a bit of an angle to make the TV more level when watching from the dinette. Not perfect, but not a problem for me.

Check with ETI, they might install the mount during orientation. If you bring your TV they can check the angle to mount to make the TV as level as possible.
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Our ETI installed tv mounting arm has a tilt adjustable coupler. It has teeth that mesh and can be adjusted to any angle, they are on the plate mounted to the tv and on the arm itself, loosen the screw, tilt to the required angle and tighten the screw.



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Doug, mine is like that, too. I believe the OP is concerned that the top left and top right corner of the TV will not be even, not that the face of the TV screen is slanted.
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Doug, mine is like that, too. I believe the OP is concerned that the top left and top right corner of the TV will not be even, not that the face of the TV screen is slanted.


Kirk just re read and your right, my apologies cabin fever is setting in .
But now my OCD is kicking in and I’ll have to see if mine is level LOL.


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Kirk just re read and your right, my apologies cabin fever is setting in .
But now my OCD is kicking in and I’ll have to see if mine is level LOL.


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If your Television is not level, simply run one side of your trailer up on blocks. Works Good!
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If your Television is not level, simply run one side of your trailer up on blocks. Works Good!
OR tilt your head If you think I'm kidding, I'm not. Fluffing one side of the pillow works.. at least in my Sticks 'n Bricks home while I'm trying to go to sleep and have the television on "turn off in XX minutes."
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If your Television is not level, simply run one side of your trailer up on blocks. Works Good!


Steve I guess that would work better then letting air out of the opposite side tires .


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If you find something interesting to watch, you might not notice level.
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Oh No!!! What have I started. But seriously I thought something like THIS would work better.
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OR tilt your head If you think I'm kidding, I'm not. Fluffing one side of the pillow works.. at least in my Sticks 'n Bricks home while I'm trying to go to sleep and have the television on "turn off in XX minutes."
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Steve I guess that would work better then letting air out of the opposite side tires .


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Can you imagine, the next morning, trying to explain this to your camping neighbors . You’ll be drinking alone tonight
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