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Posted: 03/12/09 10:32pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

just installed new 32" flat screen tv but need to anchor tv down any ideas ,don't want to drill holes in the stand if I don't have toforgot to say its on a stand




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Posted: 03/13/09 04:21am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Why, think it mite leak ? Thats what I did,..........screwed the stand down. No leaks either


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Posted: 03/13/09 08:53am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'd remove the stand and mount it solid to a wall. If you have nothing solid to which it can be attached, then use toggle bolts for the purpose.


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I bought a 4' length of Velcro, at Home Depot I believe, and put a 9" - 12" section of the loop side on the wall behind the TV. I then used the full 4' section of the opposing piece (or whatever size you may need - I've got a small 15" TV) to wrap around the TV and anchor to the loop side on the wall. Just remove the 4' piece when you get to camp - you'll have to remember to tie it up before you break camp, however, just like putting down the antenna.

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Posted: 03/13/09 10:32am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I am having trouble imagining why you do not want to secure the display through the stand. You say it's a 32" so it's at least 30 pounds. You could also use an arm or flush mount wall bracket.


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Posted: 03/13/09 10:39am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

i made wooden 'U' bracket to go around the base and screw too the desk top, holds our 26" HD LCD, very securely ( home made desk, angle iron frame plywood top )


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I originally thought I would mount my 26" to a wall or a cabinet side until I realized the weight of the set and the mounting arm, then tried to find something firm enough to secure it to. That, coupled with the fact that the weight of the set would be at the END of the arm bouncing down the road (lots of torque on the mounting bolts). I did a "test mount" and didn't like the way the set on the end of the arm bounced when someone walked through the trailer. I ended up drilling two holes in the stand (the stand would have been surplus anyway), and mounted it to my corner platform for the entertainment center. I painted the bolt heads black so they cannot be seen. I'm very happy with it and it's very secure.
In the places I had to mount the wall mount, it was better for me to drill holes in the flat panel base than the trailer wall.


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Posted: 03/13/09 11:32am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I bolted mine thru the base. It's in a corner so I also ran a support of galvanized angle from the corner up to the upper back of the set. Solid as a sky hook.


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Posted: 03/13/09 12:49pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

thanks everyone I think you talked me into drilling the stand and also making some kind of brace from the back of the tv because with just the stand it has movement when someone walks and this is in a corner to so its not back to the wall but on a angle

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