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Old 03-12-2012, 08:13 AM   #15
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RE: TV Mounts
I agree with you Ed, a 4 lb tv times 4 is 16 lbs and that's just what that mount is rated at. However, any thing heavier may require something a bit stouter.
Just after Christmas of 2010 my G. daughter had Wal-Mart sourced wall mount snap off on her as she was repositioning a newly mounted 22' flat screen she had just gotten. Fortunately she wasn't injured, but the 1 month old TV became scrap from the fall.
When I use the mount I mentioned in an RV, I use a piece of 1/2" plywood, at least 10" x 18", on the back side of the wall I am attaching the mount against to distribute the load, and I also tie them in close to the wall with bungee cords for travel.
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Old 09-21-2012, 04:04 PM   #16
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Converting front gaucho to 2-person dinette and, therefore, 'losing' small shelving unit (nestled between stovetop and front window). Was wondering about using a TV ceiling mount installed upside down...screwing it into the new wood-framed/topped bench seat. TV is 19" screen / 14 lbs. Anyone see any reason this would NOT work?

The stand we are considering is: Amazon.com: VideoSecu Swivel Tilt Ceiling Mount for most 15Inch - 32 Inch LCD Monitor Flat Panel Screen LCD LED TV Displays ML404B M07: Electronics
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Old 09-21-2012, 04:26 PM   #17
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I have that mount and the knuckle not only won't hold a 19" flatscreen folded up horizontal; the dang thing won't hold the TV vertical either. In addition, IF you do wish to remove the TV and stuff it under the bedcushions or whatever cuddlesome arrangement you think best, you'll need a socket or nutrunner to get the nylok acorn nut off the stud on the horizontal mounting plate. This is an awkward operation as you need one hand for the TV and one for the nutrunner.

I traded a feller at work an old National lap steel for 250 and an articulated arm mount w/ a quick release dovetail plate to the mounting brkt. I'm a lot happier altho too cheap to pay 50 bucks for the thing in the first place.

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Old 09-21-2012, 04:32 PM   #18
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Converting front gaucho to 2-person dinette and, therefore, 'losing' small shelving unit (nestled between stovetop and front window). Was wondering about using a TV ceiling mount installed upside down...screwing it into the new wood-framed/topped bench seat. TV is 19" screen / 14 lbs. Anyone see any reason this would NOT work?

The stand we are considering is: Amazon.com: VideoSecu Swivel Tilt Ceiling Mount for most 15Inch - 32 Inch LCD Monitor Flat Panel Screen LCD LED TV Displays ML404B M07: Electronics
I have mine installed with an upside down under counter mount and I am happy with the way it works but I would be more weary of trying it with the mount you link to.

The one you are considering if used upside down will place the load of the TV at the end of the stick as far from the mounting surface as it can be.
The mount I used places the load of the TV as close to the mounting surface as the TV size will allow thus providing a much lower mounted center of gravity of the load.

OmniMount 75/100FD--Under-Cabinet Flip-Down LCD TV Mount at HSN.com

As you can see this looks a lot sturdier to me and I feel a lot better with this type of mount than one that is extending the load in the air for no good reason. If used as designed either will suspend the TV with no real difference other than the ability to further adjust the height in the one I used but once flipped over the whole thing changes in ways the mount is not designed for.

Hope this makes sense?

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Thanks Ed. The link didn't work but imagine it is the same as: Amazon.com: OmniMount 75/100 FD Under Counter Flip Down Flat-Panel Mount: Electronics

If so, the problem is that I don't have a cupboard or shelf to hang it from--only over the sink/stovetop and that isn't something I would consider. So...back to the drawing board...Guess the other option, as we sleep with our heads at the closet end of the bed, would be to build a narrow shelf at the foot of the bed.
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Thanks Ed. The link didn't work but imagine it is the same as: Amazon.com: OmniMount 75/100 FD Under Counter Flip Down Flat-Panel Mount: Electronics

If so, the problem is that I don't have a cupboard or shelf to hang it from--only over the sink/stovetop and that isn't something I would consider. So...back to the drawing board...Guess the other option, as we sleep with our heads at the closet end of the bed, would be to build a narrow shelf at the foot of the bed.
Like I said I use it inverted too upside down mounted on a shelf which is exactly what I thought you were asking?
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Sorry it I was unclear, Ed. If I had the trailer here I'd attach a photo. Guess my wanna-do is shelf-like in that our new two-person dinette seats will be wood frames and tops. I want to cut away a few inches of the seat cushion to allow for the upside down TV bracket to be screwed to the stationary far corner of the seat nearest to the stove top. I thought the fact that the ceiling mount had an extendable post, I could raise the TV so that it would sit about counter height.

We may go and look at various ceiling mounts to see if there are some solid -looking ones with an extendable post and try it in the Boler when we get it back next week. (It would be returnable if we keep the original packaging I imagine.)
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