Tv "wall mounted" or "free standing"

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  1. SC 05 OUT

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    Im considering wall mounting the tv, there is a convenant wardrobe wall behind were it stands so I could place a spreading support on the inside of the wall. Is it nessacerry to remove the tv from the mount for travelling or is it safe to just fold it back to wall? are there motorhome brackets available or just domestic, Im thinking "stronger" to take the forces movement would place on the bracket?

    I curently unplug it a pack it in the wardrobe on a pillow, is safe, its out of sight of would be thieves but it takes time to get out ,get the power/signel cable out and fit

    what do you do?
     
  2. artona

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    At the moment my TV stands on a table but is wall mounted to make it permanent. TVs are so cheap are they are a target for thieves? Its not something I worry about.
     
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    Just some thoughts to throw in for consideration.

    We decided against wall-mounting for a few reasons. Firstly, the only suitable location was the shower-room wall and there was no access to the rear to strengthen the mounting (well, not without removing the shower lining first). Secondly, it would have been a bit far away from the swivel seats at the front. Thirdly, I wear varifocal spectacles and do not want to have to lean my head back in order to focus on a screen that is mounted too high for comfortable viewing. Fourthly, the TV is out of sight when not in use: I accept Artona's point about the relative value of a TV to a thief, but it was still about £300 and I don't want to offer temptation.

    So, it sits on the table when we're watching and is stored in a cupboard when we are travelling - held in place with some foam blocks.
     
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  4. Scotties

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    I'm more likeky to drop or trip over it if it wasn't fixed to the wall. :RollEyes:

    Its also wired in and ready to go and not taking up table top space.

    It's whatever suits your van layout really.
     
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    TV Bracket

    I bought 2 of these (Castle Brackets 0151 5485500 £17.99 each free PP) mounted one in the Motorhome and the backing bracket from the other in our bedroom, the cantilever arm stays attached to the TV and you just lift it out of the 'V' aperture in the rear bracket when you want to move it between the bedroom or the van, it only takes seconds.
    Hope this is helpful.
     

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  6. Techno

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    Mine in stowed position with freesat receiver velcro'd to the wall LG 22" LED using this bracket
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    The back of the casing on many TV's are of plastic construction and it concerned me that if you are on bad roads it wouldn't take long for the excessive movement to crack the plastic casing. Ours is wall mounted but I remove it when on the move as it''s a new plastic cased one, it takes a little longer but I don't worry about the bad roads, especially in Portugal. :Sad:
     
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    Ours is fixed to the wall but we lift it off while driving to save any vibration working it loose
     
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  9. Techno

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    Mine has done nearly 10k and not suffered at all but then it's only a cheap LG not an Avtex :Rofl1:
     
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    I would not worry about the back of the casing being plastic as it has a metal chassis inside that you screw into a VESA mount is designed to take the load.
     
  11. SC 05 OUT

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    This is more or less my situatiuon (other side off van) I like vogels brakets, I use them at home

    thanks for pics, do you get any movemnt traveling?
     
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    No it has never come free of it's own accord and my pre swift autocruise wardrobe wall is 18mm ply so I only put washers and nyloc nuts on other side.
    I have 2 230volts skts 2 12volt skts sat/cable point and a switch for fridge assist fans behind there besides the water heater control & Ebuspacher. The tv is 230volts but has a transformer reducing it to 19 volts, this is velcro'd to the wall too. My 230 volt skts are fed from my 350 watt sterling pure sine inverter when not on hookup via auto changeover contactor.
    I would google the bracket as I paid about £65 I think.


    I should add that the Bush freesat receiver remote works fine but I constantly have to remind SWMBO to point it at the ceiling NOT the TV

    ALSO we don't often watch DVD's but in the event I have a sub £30 player that sits on the folding table below should the need arise
     
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    We have vogels brackets in out m/h often have it fully extended when travelling so the little fellla can watch a dvd - they dont move at all when we are travelling even when extended.

    Ours are the Vogels VFW426 Double Arm Tilt and Turn Wall Mount 10" - 23"

    Des
     
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    I remove mine when travelling only because I'm paranoid:Laughing:

    I fixed it to the wall using a Svensen SV8 - real chunky mounting.:thumb:
     
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    I have a very large 36" hanging by no more than 4 x little 4ba screws into brass manf ferrouls set in the plastic rear case
    been solid as a rock:thumb:
     
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    I suppose different people, different requirements.

    We keep ours free standing as when not in use in the vehicle we use it at home as a spare in the Bedroom for guests etc.

    It is also handy having it free standing as you can move it to outside the vehicle if the weather is nice and you want to sit outside and soak up the sun, have a glass of wine and watch/listen to something interesting on the Telly.

    When travelling we store it in a fleece lined bag along with with the remote control and HDMI leads. Keep the Freesat box in another bag with all its gear. So easy when arriving on site.

    We have a manufacterers pre defined position (in a TV area between Kitchen and Bedroom with folding doors either side) for the Telly but do always use it.
     
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