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Old 06-14-2017, 06:48 AM   #1
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I have installed a TV in our 16-footer. I use an under-the-cabinet bracket and I reinforced the cabinet with 1/2" plywood.

But I am afraid to travel with the TV attached to the cabinet because I feel that all the bouncing and jiggling will weaken the cabinet or cause the TV and the bracket to fall during travel. So I take the TV and bracket down when we prepare to travel.

This is a pain in the neck because remounting it requires guiding the mount into two screws that hang down from the cabinet and tightening them, something not as easy as it sounds.

I have searched the internet for a bracket that allows the TV to be easily removed from the bracket without removing the entire bracket from the cabinet.

Any suggestions?

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Old 06-14-2017, 07:10 AM   #2
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You could always create a velcro pocket that the TV slides into. I used to not have a lot of faith in velcro, until I worked a job where I saw that's what held pilots in their ejection seats.
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Old 06-14-2017, 03:20 PM   #3
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Scamp TV in our 16

When we purchased our 16 Deluxe this year we also purchased the television option offered by Scamp. They mounted ours in the right rear corner over the dining table. The television mount itself is riveted through the shell (where some will argue its just another place to leak water.) Now this work pretty well and of course they ran the antenna and power tastefully in an upper cabinet. However, when bouncing down the road the television can move and has swung out a little ways from the corner as the mount is adjustable. My solution to decrease this movement will be a Velcro strap. I can secure the strap between the two metal window jambs and hopefully keep the thing secured. I have what I need purchased but have not gotten around to getting the job finished.

note: We keep our bed setup full time and the mounting location works well for both bedtime watching and the occasional TV show as you cook.
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Old 06-14-2017, 04:06 PM   #4
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This one was on the cabinet for about 10 years before I replaced it with a 19" digital which has been there for about 3 years.
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Old 06-14-2017, 06:04 PM   #5
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I have installed a TV in our 16-footer. I use an under-the-cabinet bracket and I reinforced the cabinet with 1/2" plywood.

But I am afraid to travel with the TV attached to the cabinet because I feel that all the bouncing and jiggling will weaken the cabinet or cause the TV and the bracket to fall during travel. So I take the TV and bracket down when we prepare to travel.

This is a pain in the neck because remounting it requires guiding the mount into two screws that hang down from the cabinet and tightening them, something not as easy as it sounds.

I have searched the internet for a bracket that allows the TV to be easily removed from the bracket without removing the entire bracket from the cabinet.

Any suggestions?

Larry Linderman
Larry, could you make some wooden dowels with slip on rubber feet to be used as prop rods while traveling? Just place under the TV and down to the cabinet counter top.
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Old 06-14-2017, 06:58 PM   #6
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I have installed a TV in our 16-footer. I use an under-the-cabinet bracket and I reinforced the cabinet with 1/2" plywood...
WHICH cabinet? The rear side ones can't safely hold a lot of weight (look at how many rivets there are). The middle ones with the wrought iron supports might be sufficient but I think your concern is generally warranted (and without a warranty). Note the above comment about how Scamp does their TV bracket. Also I am thinking of a STD Scamp, not the DLX.

And it limits where you can sit and see the TV.. I have a small TV on a stand and I put it by the sink on one side when watching from the bed, or on the other side by the stove when watching from the front sofa. It works for me.

I seem to recall a TV mount with a quick release but can't point you to it,
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Old 06-18-2017, 09:38 AM   #7
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I installed a small 16" TV and DVD combo unit on a swiveling bracket in our Scamp 13. I shared the same concerns you do concerning the bouncing and vibrations while traveling. I found a universal quick release bracket that works great. One half is screwed to the TV, and the other half to the mounting bracket. The TV can be removed or installed in seconds now. We found an old laptop case that fits and protects the TV while traveling. It rides between our bed pillows. Here's a link to the bracket:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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Old 06-18-2017, 11:12 AM   #8
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Not the answer to your particular situation but may be helpful to others. I will be using this mount for the TV installation I will be doing next week. One part mounts to the TV and the other will mount to a partition between the rear and side dinettes. The TV bracket slides into the wall mount and away we go. We store the TV on the dinette when traveling.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Old 06-18-2017, 12:36 PM   #9
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Quick release TV bracket

Tom,

This may be the thing I'm looking for. Any chance you can send me a photo of it installed?

llinderman13@gmail.com

Many thanks.
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Old 06-18-2017, 12:40 PM   #10
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Why do you need TV? Don't you carry a laptop computer when travelling?
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Old 06-18-2017, 12:50 PM   #11
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Why do you need TV? Don't you carry a laptop computer when travelling?
Some do.. but a laptop does not come with a TV tuner. We need TV to keep up the garbage going on in Washington.

And before you say it, Yea, I have, not one, but two of those USB TV tuners. They are very buggy and needed to be restarted way too often. After a few years of using them I bought a small TV with which I am much happier.
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I don't have TV service even at home :-) For about 15 years already. To be up to date with
Washington garbage I point web browser to cnn.com or news.google.com.
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Old 06-18-2017, 03:25 PM   #13
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Larry,
Here are a few pictures of our TV/DVD player installation. If you look close you can see the Q-D bracket between the TV and swing arm mount. As you can see; I mounted it to the vertical wall of the pantry. When extended you can see the TV from any room in the Scamp including the kitchen, bedroom, spare bedroom, living room, ball room and entryway.

We don't watch a lot of TV, but enjoy watching movies on the built in DVD player.

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Larry, we recently ordered a Scamp 16 and will pick it up in October. We chose the side dinette model. There is no vertical wall to mount the TV bracket on the curbside, so I am looking for a mount that will work mounted to the bottom of the upper side cabinet. What did you use? I want to put the TV in the rear corner as shown in this picture, but don't want to drill holes in the outer shell as Scamp does. Link and pics if you have them? Thanks!

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