Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-01-2012, 11:41 PM   #1
NH Horseman
Family Vacation Member
 
NH Horseman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Hollis, NH
Posts: 232
I have a 2011 Zinger ZT25SB with a cabinet for the TV above the dining table. The flat screen TV is wider than the opening in the cabinet and must be strapped down with a velcro strap for traveling. Has anyone modified this cabinet to either make it wider of build a frame to mount the TV while still allowing access to the rear when needed? I am ready to undertake this project and, if anyone has done it before, why re-invent the wheel? Pictures or plans would certainly make this an easier job.
__________________
Jim.B - - NH State Rep - - ZT25SB Zinger (2010 GMC 1500)

http://www.nhwheelers.com/pictures/zinger.jpg
NH Horseman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2012, 01:37 AM   #2
Ridgerunner
Weekend Camper
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Daytona Beach
Posts: 48
Have you considered a mount with an articulating arm? This would enable you to use a wider screen and allow access to the back. I used one for our outdoor kitchen (ST25RB) and it works great.

http://www.amazon.com/Ready-America-MRV3500-Travel-Mount/dp/B00149RVK8/ref=pd_ys_iyr3
</span></span>



Ridgerunner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2012, 01:57 AM   #3
NH Horseman
Family Vacation Member
 
NH Horseman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Hollis, NH
Posts: 232
I have an articulating arm now but I don't dare rely on it with the weight of the TV while traveling. I believe the stress is too great on the wall mount.
__________________
Jim.B - - NH State Rep - - ZT25SB Zinger (2010 GMC 1500)

http://www.nhwheelers.com/pictures/zinger.jpg
NH Horseman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2012, 04:00 AM   #4
Ridgerunner
Weekend Camper
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Daytona Beach
Posts: 48
How heavy is your TV? The mount I got holds up to 40lbs. The hardware that came with it included 5" sheet metal screws that were more than sufficient for it. I set one bracket over the sink where the label noted to install the TV mount. The other bracket I mounted outside next to the kitchen (to the rear of the rig where there was an aluminum stud).



Ridgerunner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2012, 05:32 AM   #5
Ridgerunner
Weekend Camper
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Daytona Beach
Posts: 48


Quote:
Originally Posted by Ridgerunner
How heavy is your TV? The mount I got holds up to 40lbs. The hardware that came with it included 5" sheet metal screws that were more than sufficient for it. I set one bracket over the sink where the label noted to install the TV mount. The other bracket I mounted outside next to the kitchen (to the rear of the rig where there was an aluminum stud).


BTW, even with this mount you'd need to use a strap to secure it whenever the rig is towed.
Ridgerunner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2012, 06:27 AM   #6
NH Horseman
Family Vacation Member
 
NH Horseman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Hollis, NH
Posts: 232
Well, in my estimation, the weight of the TV multiplied by the leverage factor on that long arm reaching out from the wall, is too much stress on those 4 screws for my taste and I'm not willing to depend on that swivel arm and the mounting. If I'm right, I'll be safe. If I take the chance and am wrong, I think the result will be worse than building an enclosure. So, thanks for the advice but, I'm not willing to take the risk.
__________________
Jim.B - - NH State Rep - - ZT25SB Zinger (2010 GMC 1500)

http://www.nhwheelers.com/pictures/zinger.jpg
NH Horseman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2012, 04:47 AM   #7
ewbldavis
Full Time Camper
 
ewbldavis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Canton, OH
Posts: 662




We just mounted our TV on the wall with a flat bracket. This particular bracket enables me to remove TV from wall when traveling (TV just lifts off wall portion of bracket). Does your bracket have a "quick release" or anything?

I mounted bracket solidly...but prefer to stow TV since I can.
__________________
Eddy & Brenda
Canton, OH
2005 Trailblazer EXT
2014 Zinger 32QB
ewbldavis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2012, 09:56 AM   #8
gobowling
New Camper
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Iowa
Posts: 1




I just picked up our Zinger 29Bh and am going to be mounting tv's this weekend. But am wondering how long of mounting screws did everyone use when mounting brackets to the side walls where our mounting areas are? i don't want to use a screw that goes through the outside wall. It looks like the side walls look like they are an 1 1/2 thick.
gobowling is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2012, 01:41 PM   #9
tator447
Full Time Camper
 
tator447's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: WI
Posts: 870
Send a message via MSN to tator447




I used 1 inch lag bolts...cannot remember the size of them but probably 3/8's in diameter...use a small drill to start the hole, go in about 1/2" and then put the lag in with a wrench or a ratchet...don't overtighten...the 2 bolts will hold up to 30 lbs...my 19" weighed less than 10 lbs. Good luck,
Jim
__________________

Jim & Linda Tator
Watertown, WI
2013 Crusier CF34SS Ford F250 PSD 7.3L
Ride-Rite Airbags Bully Dog
154 nights in 2013 - 4,370 miles
128 nights in 2014 - 5,082 miles
tator447 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2012, 09:47 AM   #10
rv-rick
Family Vacation Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: VA
Posts: 127
Our Zinger originally came with a TV shelf back in the corner. Totally worthless.

I replaced it with a swivel mount so we can watch from the dinette or the sofa. Even though our TV is not that heavy, I take the two minutes to slide it off the rack and place it on the bed when travelling. Never had a problem. Better safe than sorry, I say.
__________________
2010 Zinger ZT19RD

2000 Dodge Ram 2500 Cummins 4X4
rv-rick is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:47 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.