Travelling with a 16inch Flat TV

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  1. Hobbyhorse

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    Hi. A very basic question but does anyone travel with their TV mounted in place on a wall mount? Or does everyone pack it away in a bag etc? Are they safe to travel in place or is it likely to cause damage? - to the Tv or the wall !
    As a former caravanner, it was always put away, but motorhomes are for living on the move. Most things need to be pretty accessible.
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  2. Nethernut

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    We travel with our TV mounted on a wall, the mount locks for travel.
     
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    Wall mounted.

    22.5" up front and 19" in the rear bedroom.

    just beef up the wall its mounted on with a weigh spreader plate.
     
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    Travel with flat screen in place and locks onto mount ,fixed behind with ply back plate no probs yet:thumb:
     
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    Wall mounted 22" computer monitor.
     
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    >> Travelling with a 16inch Flat TV

    Only 16 inches.

    Yes, without doubt the best thing would be to hide it.
     
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    Yep, as above, travel with it on its wall-mount. Stow it out of sight under a seat if away from the MH for any length of time... :thumb:

    Bit belt&braces maybe but we've got a loop of shockcord fixed under the wall-bracket which pulls round the tv to supplement the bracket lock, just in case.
     
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    We have ours on the wall all the time, I put a securing strap over it for travel, see below:
     

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    37" up front and 22" in bedroom. :Rofl1: Both wall mounted, but then, [​IMG]Winnebago[​IMG] put the fixings in during manufacture.:thumb:
     
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    as all above

    its ok if you use a good mount, use a spreader plate on rear of pannal to fix it with bolts not screws.
     
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    Mr Hilldweller!! :Nowink: 16" is perfectly adequate for most people... :Wink:

    Our tv is attached to a bracket arrangement in one of the cupboards - when we've finished with it, it folds up and pushes back (out of sight) inside the locker :thumb:
     
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    Oh dear, Iv'e only got 10.5 inches :Sad: :Rofl1:
     
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    OK I confess, we did for years. But I got carried away and bought a 19" Kogan ( I think ), which lives on it's bracket all the time.

    Mind you, I welded up the bracket which is bolted to a seat belt mounting, it's going nowhere.
     
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    My Rv is attached to my TV:BigGrin:
     
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    To lock your bracket in the stowed position, drill an 1/8th hole vertically down though the cantilever arms and pop a nail into the hole through the arms, this will secure the bracket in the closed position, pull out the nail when you want to extend the arms:thumb:
     
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    Fixed onto bracket and shoved into a purpose built cupboard so out of sight :BigGrin: self build rules :thumb:
    Terry
     
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    As an alternative !
    I looked into fitting a TV bracket,then on reflection decided against it didn't fancy drilling holes in my van for something I did not think was really needed.When we are parked up the TV sits on its place next to plug and aerial point in the rear lounge.when the kids want to watch a DVD on our travels I simply clamp it to the table in front of them,they prefer it like this instead of looking up and to the side where it would have to be if wall mounted.If not on the table it lives snugly in the wardrobe.
    Vlad.
    :thumb::thumb::thumb:http://www.motorhomefun.co.uk/membe...-scotland-picture10795-watching-dvds-way.html
     
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    Vlad, with the greatest of respect, I would ask you to think again about how you secure your TV for your kiddies to watch whilst travelling. If you had to break sharply I can quite easily see the TV screen flying backwards as your kiddies fly forwards and the 2 meet - maybe only a slight chance of this, but one which I certainly would not wish to take. Perhaps a more secure mounting would be better, ideally on the rear facing dinette seat back itself or even clamped to the rear of the driver's seat?
     
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    Whilst I agree this is a very good method, it would still allow the monitor itself to wiggle a bit, I'd prefer to secure the whole thing with a strap as I know it won't damage the rear of the TV through movement where its secured to the bracket. Perhaps doing both would be best?
     
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