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I have installed a swing arm tv mount in the bedroom and i am now looking for suggestions on how to secure it while we are towing from point "a" to point "b".Im a "handyman" type person so constructing is not a problem if necessarry. I just cant seem to get my brain to come up with any ideas. Thanks in advance for the help.


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Any pics? How big is the TV and is it lcd (lighter) or Plasma (not light). How did you mount the swing arm?


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We have our living room TV mounted on a swing arm. We use an "elegant" solution consisting of brass hooks mounted to the cabinet on either side of the TV with a "designer" bungee cord hooked between them. Simple, cheap and works well.


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Posted: 03/03/12 09:57am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I installed a swing arm TV mount in bedroom......then for travel I secure the TV and mount with a 1" adjustable buckle strap. Strap goes thru a simple bracket that is screwed onto bottom of cabinet and round swing arm...cinch it up...done.
Been that way for 4yrs.......travel every week. No problems.

Similar to this bracket but metal....got it at hardware store



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Posted: 03/03/12 10:17am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

A bungee cord will do wonders, or the buckle type. You can actually do that around the arm itself in it's "folded" position. I also throw a bed pillow on the screen under the bungee on mine for extra protection.

One thing to think about, and I've learned the hard way...the force on an arm mount in a TT is tremendously more than one in a stationary room, so keep that in mind.


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A little late in the game for this, but Camping World does sell a locking cantilever bracket - they run about $65 for the swing arm and pull chain lock. It happens to be the exact unit that came with my trailer and it does work just fine.

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I took "industrial Velcro" glued to back of TV and did the same to the wall. It's only visible on wall when we use the TV. Holds very well with added superglue for more strength. Next owner gets the TV so they should not mind. Note I used the wide Velcro.

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docj wrote:

We have our living room TV mounted on a swing arm. We use an "elegant" solution consisting of brass hooks mounted to the cabinet on either side of the TV with a "designer" bungee cord hooked between them. Simple, cheap and works well.

x2, and you can also use a strip of Velcro from one hook to another.


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I just take a strip of velcro, one side with the teeth and one side with the loops, put about 6 inches of each piece together, this will give you one long piece and attach it to the wall behind the mounting bracket (you might even be able to use the same screws), then attach the bracket. Now all you have to do is wrap the velcro around the TV and it is secure.


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I take my bedroom off and lay it on my air bed has worked for me many miles never even moves. The one in the living room came with a set of plastic hooks and the web belt just unclip the snap when on site.

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