It’s time to mount your TV in the living room of your trailer. But where do you start?
The first thing you’ll need is a drill, which will allow you to make holes in the wall for mounting screws or nails. You’ll also want some basic tools like a level so that everything lines up properly and doesn’t have any slanted edges.
And finally, it can’t be stressed enough how important it is to use good quality materials with proper anchors if you’re going to be drilling into brick or concrete walls.
What you need to Mount a TV in your Trailer:
- Level (laser is the best)
- Stud Finder (Optional; if you’re mounting into brick or concrete walls)
How to Attach a TV mount to an RV wall: A Step-by-Step Guide
Determine where you want your TV before buying any materials or equipment. Once you find the perfect spot then move onto step 2.
Once you’ve found the perfect spot, next think about how high off the ground your TV will be. You may want to drill a test hole and see how it looks.
Mark on the wall with a pencil where the holes need to be drilled. Also make sure that there isn’t any electrical wiring running through where you want to mount your new RV TV.
Once you find the perfect spot, measure off where your TV will sit then mark with pencil where your holes need to be drilled into the wall of your trailer. Make sure that there aren’t any wires running through that area before you drill.
Use a stud finder to see if there’s any framing in the wall or if it’s brick or concrete. If you’re going into a brick wall, skip ahead to Step 5.
FInding a stud in a trailer can be difficult, so use the laser from your stud finder to make it easier. If you have concrete on your walls then use an anchor that is meant for concrete instead of drywall screws, otherwise they won’t hold very well and you’ll probably end up with a loose TV.
Make sure to read what kind of anchors are suitable for which walls! We also don’t recommend nails since they won’t have as strong of a grip into the wall as screws or bolts will.
Once you’ve found a stud with your stud finder, mark the location on the wall where your anchor needs to go. This drill bit is going into a stud in order to hold up this TV properly, so be sure that it’s secure and won’t come out with vibration!
Drilling directly into a stud is always preferable because it’s very strong and sturdy. If not possible for some reason then make sure you use an anchor suitable for drywall or brick walls.
Now depending on what kind of wall you have, select which type of screws or bolts are most appropriate for drilling into the material. Use the level to ensure your anchors line up straight before pressing down hard.
Ensure that your anchor is set up straight before tapping it in with a hammer. Then remove the plastic piece on top of the anchor.
If you have concrete walls then you’ll have to use concrete wall anchors, which are sometimes called molly bolts or wall plugs.
Make sure when you put them in that they are firmly set into the wall, but aren’t too tight where there’s no wiggle room for your TV. Once they’re in place though, these types of anchors are definitely strong enough to hold your TV securely!
For drywall or brick walls then screw in screws that are at least 3 inches long depending on how big your TV is and how heavy it weighs. The stronger the anchors means the less chance of your TV falling, so choose a strong type of anchor for the best results.
If you have a heavy-duty flat screen television then we suggest mounting it to a stud in order to prevent it from tipping over or becoming insecure. However if you don’t think this is an option, then check out our article on how to secure your TV .
Congratulations! You’ve mounted your TV onto the trailer wall and now it’s ready for viewing. Don’t forget to plug everything back into power outlets and hopefully you’ll never again have issues with unsecured TVs!
With these simple steps, anyone should be able to mount their TV correctly without any problems. If there are any issues that come up where you don’t feel confident to resolve them, be sure to consult a professional for help!
Now you can sit back and enjoy your perfectly mounted flat screen TV.
Simple Way to mount a TV in a Travel Trailer
- Determine the location where you want to mount your TV
- Find a stud in that wall and mark it with a pencil
- Use a stud finder to locate the studs within the wall
- Drill holes for mounting screws into each of those four corners, making sure they’re level with one another
- If you don’t have access to a drill or screwdriver, use this alternative method which will require two 2×4 boards, some washers and drywall anchors, and at least one long piece of rope.
- Screw in two screws on either side of the board so that when tightened against the wall they are pulling up from inside out.
- Attach your TV onto these boards by drilling holes through them – hole size should match what you’ve drilled into the walls
- Put washers between board and TV back plate then insert bolts through both sides – tighten nuts by hand until snug but not too tight
- Anchor screws in place using drywall anchors if necessary
- Hang screen wire over top edge of board
- Mount cords underneath
- Enjoy! 🙂
Mounting a TV in your trailer can be tricky. If you’re looking for the most thorough, step-by-step guide to successfully mounting your TV without any hassle or struggle, then look no further than this blog post!
We’ve covered everything from how to measure the right spot on your wall and what tools are best suited for the job to understanding all of those acronyms that go with it (VESA mounts FTW!). So get ready to mount that TV like a pro.
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