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post #1 of 20 Old 03-18-2011, 08:53 AM Thread Starter
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mounting a flat screen

Hey guys I just bought a 19" flat screen and an extending wallmount for it,My question is are the studs in the corner of a wall 2" or 2x4" ?What I'm tring to describe is where two walls meet in a corner.this is what I intend to mount in the corner

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That's a good question,my tv half died at the end of fall,so I need to upgrade too.

I don't know this for sure,but I would think being a camper,probably 1 1/2 studs when I look at window thickness VS. wall.

Mine has a big hole where the tv was,so I bought a 2x4 ft. piece of flat oak plywood,a long hinge,and two drop pin lock hasps to make a new mount.
That way,I can open the old box.

I'm only going to use a standard mount,then feed all cables from old box to new tv,then use box for storage,I'll let you know if it works!
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Yea,I knew the walls are 2" but was wondering about where two walls meet in a corner,I am thinking about maybe putting the TV mount on a piece of hardwood that would span the distance between two studs,And maybe that would be pretty strong,the Tv does not way the much but you never know about leaving it mounted in travel.

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That should work ok.

I'm going to mount a strap for transport to make sure it stays put though
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In my fifth wheel I mounted a 2x6 between 2 studs and used the same mount you are showing and it's worked great for 4 years now and about 30,000 miles. I took a swim noodle and split it, and place one 8 or 12 in piece on each side and under the lower part of the TV and use a strap to hold everything in place.
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Was a 2x6 wide enough for the tv mount?

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FYI, the wood framing on an RV is 2x3, so it is effectively a 1.5" x 2.5" board. Always mount into a stud and your idea to use a cross brace would work well, too. As Doug has suggested, figure out a way to ensure it doesn't have a way to move while the coach is in transit. Even the little lock nuts that are supposed to hold the TV steady aren't designed to hold it in place while the vehicle is moving.

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Yea I had been tring to figure a way to dismount it easily when in transit,thought about looking for some wingnut type screws if there is such an animal to reattach the Tv to the mount.

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I know the mount we have on our flat screen has 2 knobs on the bracket that mounts to the tv that tighten down onto the bracket that mounts into the wall, so if you undo those 2 knobs you can lift the tv off the wall bracket and leave the other piece on the attached to the tv if that makes any sense to you... It was made so you could adjust the tv once you got it on the mount but would work for making it easy to travel with it

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