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Old 11-26-2020, 03:41 PM   #1
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Leaving your television on the arm during travel

I have a 19 foot and I want to leave my television on the arm when I travel. The arm was mounted by Escape right below where the furnace thermostat is on the bedroom wall frig side. I bought a travel strap but Iím thinking it wonít work properly because of where the swing arm is mounted. Before I start drilling holes Iím hoping someone with a nineteen can give me some ideas on the best way to do this if itís possible.

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Old 11-26-2020, 04:33 PM   #2
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Depending on the size and weight of the tv, if it is mounted on the corner support you should be able to strap it tight. We have done this in the past.

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Old 11-26-2020, 05:08 PM   #3
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On my 19 I mounted the TV on the wall by the stove so I don't have any photos of that situation that would be useful. We always used to take it off when traveling but then we started just putting a strap on it and never had any problems, even on rough roads.

The photo shows the typical way Escape frames the wall next to the fridge. It's a Gen 1 but I'm guessing that your framing is pretty much the same. You can run your hand firmly down the wall and feel where the framing is. Or go knock-knock or look for the tiny pin hole marks from their pin nails.

I was lucky on the 21. There's solid framing at the top of the drawer stack and at the bottom of the overhead cabinets so installing a restraining strap was dead easy.

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Old 11-26-2020, 05:38 PM   #4
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When I did my thermostat mod in my 2018 - 19...the fridge wall had that 2 x 4 on the corner as your photo indicates.
So many modifications...so little time.

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