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Old 08-24-2017, 01:16 AM   #1
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I am buying a Coleman 3015BH. The TV jacks for the Bedroom and bunkroom are on the ceiling, there is nothing marked to mount the TV, lo labels or anything. Same for the outside TV Jack. The Living room TV is recessed but the wall is maybe 1/4 '' thick, again no label to mount.

Anyone have any ideas. The dealer is even confused.
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Old 08-24-2017, 03:47 AM   #2
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I have a different model but if you push against the wall between the studs you can feel and hear the backer board, if it's there. Several have reported the decal was there but the backer was never installed correctly on the assembly line. If you can feel the backer try a stud finder to find the center, that's what I did.
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Old 08-24-2017, 01:33 PM   #3
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I contacted Dutchmen directly to find out about the backer board being not installed. They said they would check it. The person I was speaking to was really nice and said he would get back to me. Well, the backer board was NOT installed and he never would return my calls. Just had the decal saying INSTALL HERE! It's installed but pretty wobbly! I prop it up with padding when I am traveling to keep it steady.
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If you fastened it with screws have you considered a heavy duty toggle bolt?
toggle bolt at Lowes
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If you fastened it with screws have you considered a heavy duty toggle bolt?
toggle bolt at Lowes
doesn't help if you are using 1/16 wall paneling and that's all you have to attach to. I drilled a hole straight through to the outside (which I had to patch). There was only about 1" between the inside all and the outside fiberglass wall. I could see straight through (because of the light coming from the outside of the hole in the fiberglass) and there DEFINITELY was NO backer board there. I drilled right over the sign that say MOUNT TV HERE!
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...I drilled a hole straight through to the outside (which I had to patch)...
Ouch! That had to hurt!
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I never follow the message on walls, I use a stud finder, which the studs are in most RV's are 2" wide.....If I place a large TV there, I use a 1/4 inch plywood over the wall and screw in 2" screws into the plywood and studs, then place the TV holder onto the plywood...
Good Luck, most walls are so thin....
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I never follow the message on walls, I use a stud finder, which the studs are in most RV's are 2" wide.....If I place a large TV there, I use a 1/4 inch plywood over the wall and screw in 2" screws into the plywood and studs, then place the TV holder onto the plywood...
Good Luck, most walls are so thin....
I can promise you that I won't follow the "handwriting on the wall" since they are just liars. IF there were a board behind the paneling, it would have been OK, even if it were 1/2". BUT, there was NO board and the studs were NOT in the area that I could have put the TV mount (it was a swingout mount which would have placed the mounting bracket in just to the left of center).
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