When we purchased our TT I had the techs perform the installation on the television in the living area. Now I want to install one in the bedroom. There is a sticker that says (basically) "Mount television here." But where the sticker is the wall is very thin. Just to the left of that sticker is an obvious location that is much thicker. I'm guessing someone at the manufacturer just slapped the sticker as a general location.
Can I install the mount anywhere in the rectangular area that is obviously thicker? I can tell just by pushing on the walls where that area is. Does the exact location matter? Do I just need to make sure I stick within that rectangle? Do I need to use a stud finder so I hit a stud?
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The sticker is usually placed inboard of where a plywood reinforcement has been inset between the studs and behind the paneling. Fastening into a stud is always a good thing but typical TV mounts are not as wide as the stud spacing, usually about 16".
To find a stud without a stud finder, use your knuckles to determine where the sound indicates a change in material density. Use a lightly hammered finishing nail in that location to see if a stud is there. If you miss, the small hole is easy to fill with wall spackle.
If it was me, I'd mount the TV where the sticker is unless there is a different location for better viewing. You could also install a piece of plywood to the wall, wide enough to fasten into studs, and install the TV mount onto the plywood.
Good luck with the install!
Alot of folks will mount a 24-inch square flat board (3/4-inch thick) to the wall first and use a spring wing toggle bolt in the four corners to hold up the board. You can paint the board to your trailer wall decor... then mount your 22-inch and up LCD TV mounts to the wood piece. The newer LCD HDTVs dont weight much anymore like the old analog type TVs did. The HDTV will hide the board pretty good when you get it in place. Nice and strong now mounted to the 1/4-inch thin trailer walls. You will have to be sure you are clearing things behind the wall and I have always added a small washer between the bolt head and the wall. I have used this idea to safely hang things on several walls. Works for us
These MOLLY BOLT type screws work great too. You just drill a small hole in the wall and hammer in place. Then insert the screw to spread out the part behind the wall for a tight fit. The beauty here is you can remove the screw and the back piece stays in place. If you remove the wing nut screw above it falls behind the wall..
Might look something like this.... The trick is to get up a solid thick board on the thin walls and mount things the solid board. The solid board will spread out the weight...
photos from Google Images
This might not fit your scheme but it sure does give you a good solid area to bolt things too. Maybe you can adapt this idea to your situation. This could mount to the trailer wall instead of the cabinet wall as well...
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