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Message posted by John470301/12/2019 at 8:52pm
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We've bought a new caravan and I want to mount our 18" TV but I don't want to screw into the wall and risk any arguments about warranty. I want a TV bracket that can be fixed to the shelf under the TV. I canít find anything with a google search but Iím probably missing some options. I think it is simple to screw a base to a shelf and there is no risk of damp if I do that.
Any suggestions of a source of a suitable mounting are very welcome.


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Why not simply stand the television on the shelf. You wouldn't want to leave it fixed to a bracket when travelling anyway -- lay it on the bed.
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Can I ask why, if it's a good enough bracket and fixing system, you wouldn't want to travel with it fixed.   

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Message posted by Vin Blanc02/12/2019 at 10:00am
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Quote: Originally posted by DaveS1 on 02/12/2019
Why not simply stand the television on the shelf. You wouldn't want to leave it fixed to a bracket when travelling anyway -- lay it on the bed.
DaveS1



That's exactly what I used to do!

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Message posted by John470302/12/2019 at 1:04pm
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I was planning on travelling with it attached, one less thing to do when we arrive or are packing up. I used to leave it attached in our old caravan with no problem but it was easy to fix to a wall in that one.


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We have booked a lot of caravan sites for 2020 but are cancelling and rebooking for 2021.

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Message posted by DaveS1 via mobile 02/12/2019 at 6:05pm
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I just feel that travelling with the TV on the bracket would leave it free to bounce up and down risking damage to either the TV or pulling the fittings off of whatever it is secured to.
Having said that, I am only guessing because I have always removed mine.
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Message posted by John470302/12/2019 at 6:16pm
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Quote: Originally posted by blueexpo97 on 02/12/2019
Can I ask why, if it's a good enough bracket and fixing system, you wouldn't want to travel with it fixed.   



In our "old" caravan I'd fixed a bracket to an upright cover over the flue from the fire as I could get solid fixings in there. I used a bungee strap to secure the TV so it did not move while travelling. I felt it was better than taking it off the mount and putting in a cupboard or anywhere else.


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Message posted by Phishing02/12/2019 at 9:36pm
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Use a standard monitor mount and fit one of these:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Vision-Plus-Release-Televisions-Motorhome-Black/dp/B005NY5MUG

To mount it you can use any of the clamp, hole , or screw on fitting stands or arms, there are dozens of different types.

The advantage of this bracket is that you can remove the tv in a second and store it until you are sited.

Message posted by ratcatcher03/12/2019 at 1:14am
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We have a 19.5 inch tv on a base stand that will go in a couple of locations depending on the wife's mood and when we travel it goes on the side bed face down with the stand down the back edge of the cushion to hold it securely (the tv not the wife)
We don't always take it with us and I wouldn't want to fix it on a bracket because of the jolting that it would surely get
Also because of the center of gravity I think that the microwave is heavy enough up there already.

If I had to have one I would only consider a quick release

Message posted by MisterB195914/12/2019 at 8:39am
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i have seen brackets pop rivetted to the walls - even on flimsy walls they seem to work really well. be careful of course that you choose the correct place. new tvs are so light nowadays - i even had to check in the box last time i bought one to make sure there was actually a tv in there !

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Message posted by John470314/12/2019 at 7:04pm
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I've made two stands from plywood and fitted a TV bracket to each. That should mean we have TV in the bedroom and another in the lounge with no messing about moving the TV. These will be screwed to the shelf they sit on as I don't want to drill into the walls of a new caravan as if I do any claim for damp might be disallowed.
(My wife has been treated for cancer so often goes to bed early so it is good for me to have a separate TV in the lounge area).

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We camped for many years and in 2012 we bought a caravan.
In November 2019 we trading in our old caravan and bought a new Elddis Avante 454 as we liked the idea of a 2 berth with a fixed bed.
We have booked a lot of caravan sites for 2020 but are cancelling and rebooking for 2021.


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