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Old 05-05-2013, 09:36 PM   #15
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  1. I have no idea what a TUNER looks like.
  2. Does a tuner make the TV cable ready?
  3. If the TV hangs from the upper shelf where does the tuner go?
  1. the TVs & Electronics department of Kmart.com
    DTV Tuners & Converter Boxes
  2. Either next to the Video Monitor, or inside the cabinet above it.
    You must make the front photo-sensor accessible while viewing TV for the remote to work.
    I use an RCA DTA-800 in the Fiber Stream.
    I'm sure that Ed can suggest 12 volt ones in addition.
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Old 05-06-2013, 03:32 PM   #16
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That is the wall that I would love to mount a tv on (we never use a sink and our son likes to watch the TV with us from the bunk bed)
That wall is a double wall, the shell of the trailer is about 1" behind. Wires run in that space. You could probably rivet something there with no problem. I would take the TV down when traveling though.
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I would hang one from the shelf above if sticking it there as you can put a backing plate in that way to reinforce the mounting surface and get you hands in there to make sure the bolts get tight.

Then you can use a flip down mount and still get the TV out of the way of the sink if needed.
I rarely use my sink either but the Coffee Maker has to sit somewhere!

I also think I would either just hang a regular TV there which will be much more simple and inexpensive or if going with a Monitor like Fred links to and an external tuner I would mount the tuner where the IR signal can be directly seen by the Tuner.

You can certainly repeat the IR through any solid door you want but it hardly seems worth the expense or effort in this application to me.

I would even say to try and find a 12vdc TV so you can watch it while not connected to shore power which should make it even more useful.

There a 15" 12vdc TVs out now for about $100.00 that would be ideal in this Trill I think and I have 3 of them that I use all the time.

Vizio and Insignia among others make 19" and 23" sets that also run on 12vdc if you want bigger,and who doesn't?!
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Mounting of a flat screen TV

This looks just like mine and if I am correct, the wall behind the sink is flarred oout and has about 1 and 1/2 inch clearance before you go through the outside wall. If yours is the same ,you can being careful mark your TV mount and drill your holes ,then use short butterfly nut and bolt and mount it that way, or if you do not want to drill, you can also cut a nice piece of 3/4 inch oak plywood to fit the mount and use contart cement or appoxie to mount to the wall and once dry and firm, screw the mount to the plywood.I mounted mine in the corner between the back window and the side window, there is wood there on the sides of both windows that you can screw to, and you can see the tv in the double bed at the back and where your son has his bunk bed, we removed all that and made two seats on each side and a round table in the middle and sitting there in the evening on rainy nights ,we can see the TV without any problem.Hope this helps you out and gives you another option.Ours has been mounted for 4 years now and we travelled across Canada last year and all through the Rockies every other year, all good.
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Mycablemart.com has more mounts than I have ever seen in one place, has good prices & service, and I have bought at least a dozen mounts from them for home and RV use in the past 3 years:
MyCableMart.com

TIP: I always take the flat screen off of the mount (usually by removing the one long pivot bolt) and store it on the bed when travelling. Takes less than a minute and it saves breaking the mount or pulling out any mounting screws while underway.
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That wall is a double wall, the shell of the trailer is about 1" behind. Wires run in that space. You could probably rivet something there with no problem. I would take the TV down when traveling though.
David, I like idea of the rivets but I have honestly never done anything with rivets before .
is there a machine used to do it ?
do I drill shallow holes and put rivets in ?
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Douglas , I would prefer to just drill the shallow holes and mount the bracket there above the sink but what are these Butterfly nuts and bolts ?
Are these some kind of special hardware that can be supported from between the wall layers ?
I just don't understand how I can get bolts to face inward to the trailer without having the nuts on the outside of the trailer to support them.
I wish I could get between the walls
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Google pop-rivets video or go here for a short lesson. You can buy a simple tool for less than $20 and it will last forever.
BTW: If you have a FGRV you need a pop-rivit tool in your tool kit.
Rivet Gun - How to use a Rivet Gun - YouTube
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There are few tools easier to learn how to use than a blind riveter!

Here's an good brief intro video- and if you watch it at Youtube they'll suggest a whole bunch more:


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Thank you all for replying, this is great info.
So are there such things as threaded rivets (so I can mount the TV bracket)?
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Yep, they are generically called "Riv-Nuts" Some can be installed with a standard pop-rivet tool, others require a special tool. Try to find a real metal and hardware supply store near you or shop on line.
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Yep, they are generically called "Riv-Nuts" Some can be installed with a standard pop-rivet tool, others require a special tool. Try to find a real metal and hardware supply store near you or shop on line.
I use these a lot but not in Fiberglass and not for a load cantilevered off a wall at a right angle.

I urge you to consider hanging from the shelf above,the load will be better carried that way in my opinion and you can also work easily from inside the cabinet to reinforce the fiberglass too.
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Yep, they are generically called "Riv-Nuts" Some can be installed with a standard pop-rivet tool, others require a special tool. Try to find a real metal and hardware supply store near you or shop on line.
Harbor Freight has a tool with assorted inserts for <$20 that works well for the money. I've used mine to mount roof racks on cars.
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