A TV can really make your RV feel like home. It provides that comfort and practicality to any RV. You could be watching your favorite show or keeping up to date with the latest news. However, you can’t necessarily do this without properly securing a TV mount to your RV wall to keep your TV fixed in its position.
In this article, we provide you with a step-by-step on how to attach a TV mount to an RV wall. First, you’ll need a few tools:
Tools You Will Need:
Cable Covers (Optional)
How To Attach A Tv Mount To An Rv Wall?
1. Position Your TV Mount
It can be quite the challenge to switch your TV’s height and viewing angle after installation unless you have an adjustable mount. Yet, even with that, there’s a limit on what you can do with the viewing angle of your TV. Make sure you take your time as you position your TV mount.
2. Locate the RV Wall Studs
Find the wall studs to mount your TV into. There may be a sticker on the wall from the RV manufacturer that identifies the location of the TV backer. The sticker might not be in the location you want to mount your TV. So, drift your stud finder across the area of the location you chose and mark its position until you get a stud.
3. Drill in the Pilot Holes
Hold the mount up the chosen area of attachment on the RV wall, and use a level to keep it straight. You want to then mark the areas where you will drill in the holes. Drill the pilot holes in where you marked the areas at. You want to do this using the right masonry bit.
4. Install the Mounting Bracket to Your RV Wall
While holding the mount up against the RV wall, drill the mounting screws into the pilot holes.
5. Connect the TV and the Mounting Plate
Locate the mounting plate attachment holes found in your TV to remove any packaging. If your TV so happens to have a stand, you should remove it now. After that, attach the plate to the back of your TV. You want to do this using the hardware that is included.
6. Mount Your TV to Your RV Wall
Lastly, you must lift up your TV. Line up the TV plate with the wall bracket. Then, connect them.
DIY Canvas Replacement vs Hiring a Professional
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If you’re hiring a professional, the job will be done in a few hours for around $400-$500. Hiring a pro allows you to request a canvas replacement for free if they fail to properly fix it because they have guarantees. Hiring a professional does cost a bit more, but it saves you time and energy.
Use Adhesives For The Screws
Removable hanging devices actually come with great advantages for trailers and motorhomes as well. They don’t damage the RV interior when you put them up, and they don’t damage it when you take them down.
Consider using Velcro strips, adhesive hooks that quick-release when removing them or hook and loop fasteners. Adhesives specifically work well to keep items handy in the kitchen. It’s commonly used in the kitchen for cooking tools and plastic wrap and foil dispensers.
You can consider routing your cables through your RV wall or neatly tie them together and tuck them behind any decor. This makes for a neater look. Ignore this option if your RV layout makes doing this impossible.
Can you use a regular TV mount in an RV?
Now you may wonder if regular TV mounts are usable in an RV. Well, they are. You can use a regular TV mount for any small light items, just as with your TV. Just be prepared to make holes in your rig’s wooden fixtures. Keep in mind that these light items can bang around during transit, unlike a properly mounted, stored television. Make sure that you take them down when you start driving.
How thick are the studs in the RV walls?
When attaching your TV mount to your RV wall, you may question the thickness of the studs in RV walls. You’ll find most RV walls to be around 2 to 2½ inches thick. The interior walls are quite thin paneling and are normally made from vinyl, MPF(Medium Density Fiberboard) or composite plywood.
With this step-by-step guide, you should now be able to attach a TV mount to your RV wall. For more information, visit our website or contact us today.