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Old 02-17-2018, 10:28 AM   #1
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Does anyone have the rear TV shelf installed? Do you find that the long bracket that connects to the middle of the board gets in the way when sleeping? What happens to that long bracket when you remove the shelf?
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Old 02-17-2018, 01:01 PM   #2
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I have the corner TV shelf, which is where I put my "Wally" DishTV box that I bring from home when we travel. I keep it set up all the time, and we have a full-time full mattress across the back of the trailer. I haven't had any problems with it being in the way of anything in close to 10 years that I've had it set up. I'm 6'2" and I use the full length of the bed, and it doesn't interfere with my "foot room" while sleeping.
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Old 02-17-2018, 02:39 PM   #3
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Ours TV shelf stays up all the time. When traveling the TV lays on the bed. We have a Southern Mattress so it's a permanent bed. I did rig up a bungee from the wall bracket for the support leg up to where it attaches to the shelf so it can't bounce apart.
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Old 02-17-2018, 03:18 PM   #4
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With the light weight TVs now available and the numerous mounting brackets available is the shelf even nessassary.I mounted a swing out tv mount right to the side of the window frame in my trailer and it is very sturdy and works great.
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I'm with Mike. LED tv / built in DVD player mounted to the side of the closet with IKEA tv mount. Absolutely no issues in 2 years. Click image for larger version

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Old 02-17-2018, 05:03 PM   #6
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So how would you guys install a swing mount in a Casita? And with a TV shelf already there, is it worth the trouble.
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With the shelf already there, it may not be worth the effort to fabricate a vertical support to mount the tv bracket. It was easy to do in the Trillium with the side of the closet. Is there an interior wall in the Casita where you could mount the tv bracket?


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Old 02-17-2018, 06:28 PM   #8
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I placed mine in the counter top.
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No interior wall in my Casita where I would want a TV. Original post about a Casita TV shelf went off track to other brands that are different in design. I could do a wall mount in my Uhaul, but I'm a big believer in the leverage principle and don't like the idea of weight hanging on what is a flimsy wall in a trailer that does not ride good on a bumpy road. I'm staying with the TV laying on the bed when traveling in all my campers. Good ideas for other brand trailers though so well worth the posts. Any reinforcement used on the back side of those wall mounts?
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Point taken Bob and yes reinforced inside of the closet where the tv mount is. Click image for larger version

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Old 02-17-2018, 08:31 PM   #11
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Clayton, thanks for the picture. Here's an example of sometimes it's good getting slightly off topic as it brought up the idea of reinforcement when adding weight where it may not have been designed to be. I like your use of the fender washers and lock nuts, and most of all that no screw threads stick out past the nuts, so nothing to get caught on or hand scraped on. Nice job.
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Old 02-18-2018, 09:31 AM   #12
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swing holder like for the wall. screwed into upper cabinet with a piece of wood inside to anchor.
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Does anyone have the rear TV shelf installed? Do you find that the long bracket that connects to the middle of the board gets in the way when sleeping? What happens to that long bracket when you remove the shelf?
We just take the shelf down and lay it on a seat overnight. It is real easy to hit that bracket and knock the shelf down. It's no big deal to rehook the TV to the outlets. For the antennae wire we use push on connectors instead of screwing them on all the time.
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Old 02-19-2018, 02:42 PM   #14
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With a bungee and clips on our Casita TV shelf there is no way we can knock it off while in bed. In the morning we can turn on the TV and watch the news before we get up, or watch in bed anytime for that matter. Shelf never gets removed, TV lays on bed while traveling.
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