How Do I Mount This Thing???

A few days back I indicated we have decided to upgrade the TV in the motorhome. After thorough research on the Internet…we decided on a 26″LG Lcd Led TV.

We are replacing this seven year-old behemoth monster that is 20 inches deep and weighs a whopping 58.4 pounds…

That came out of this gaping hole…

With this TV that is 1.6 inches deep…weighs only 11 pounds and was designed to either sit on a table or mount on a wall…

I usually like to do my own work. But I know when I’m over my head (do not possess the skills) and do not have the proper tools to do a job.

That’s when I turn to the experts. In this case it’s Mary’s youngest son Doug who is a master carpenter. When he first looked at the project last Friday…he came up with the idea of mounting it on the back of the existing frame…which I must admit was a good idea. However when he arrived yesterday he informed us he had re-considered the problem and decided to build a new frame instead of using the old frame. Here he is doing just that…

He left for home…taking the new frame with him…indicating he needed to blunt/round sharp edges, sand and stain it. He said he’d be back in a couple of days.

In the meantime I’ve gone ahead and re-run all of the wiring connections and tested them to make sure I’ve routed them properly. Once Doug returns we’ll install everything…hopefully with no problems. Combined with our six-channel surround system we will soon be enjoying a home theater experience in the motorhome.

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2011
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2 thoughts on “How Do I Mount This Thing???

  1. Karen

    I saw your article that said that you park everywhere for free. How do you do that??
    This life intrigues my husband and I.

    • ramblinmanjimj

      Hi Karen,
      In my case I’m a member of Thousand Trails, while not free, considering how much I use the memberships works out to about $5 a night to stay in a nice resort. Also I spend many nights in places like American Legion, VFW, Eagles and Moose, again not free but membership fees are minimal. Also there are many places to spend free nights. I use Google Earth to search out places where I’m thinking of spending the night as I’m passing through. In your case, try entering free RV camping in your internet search box and you’ll find a number of sites which will assist you. Hope this helps.

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