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Old 10-08-2017, 03:27 PM   #1
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TV mounting? Lantern 300TQ

I just picked up my Coleman Lantern 300TQ from Camping World yesterday and I was discussing with my father how to mount the TV brackets in the designated spots. Some forms have said the backing is plywood...a YouTube video I saw said sheet metal. What type of material is it?


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I just picked up my Coleman Lantern 300TQ from Camping World yesterday and I was discussing with my father how to mount the TV brackets in the designated spots. Some forms have said the backing is plywood...a YouTube video I saw said sheet metal. What type of material is it?


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Third option, on mine, they FORGOT to put the backing in and there was NONE! (and YES, there was a STICKER there saying "mount TV here"! I called them up and asked, eventually, I was told they left it out...
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Great...with all the other crap camping world put us through I hope they remembered it..... Anyone else run into this problem?

How did you find out they forgot it? Stud finder or drill?


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Great...with all the other crap camping world put us through I hope they remembered it..... Anyone else run into this problem?

How did you find out they forgot it? Stud finder or drill?


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DRILL! Stopped JUST as I started to drill through the outside wall. I drilled several pilot holes looking for the backing. As you can see, the sticker was kinda wrong
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DRILL! Stopped JUST as I started to drill through the outside wall. I drilled several pilot holes looking for the backing. As you can see, the sticker was kinda wrong


Oo no...


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I had no problems mounting the the TV mounts. Trust but verify. Use a quality stud finder before drilling any holes. backing is wood not metal. Pre drill holes and don't use anything longer than 1" Use a drill depth gauge or tape your drill but so you don't go too deep.


For mounting the main TV I found that the entire mounting area was backed with wood.




I went outside the Recessed TV frame to mount a bigger TV 39". You have to be mindeful of the slide when it comes in. TV clears by about 2"



Main TV mount is double arms that pulls out so when you hang the TV you just push it flush against the wall
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It was plywood in mine and big too. As been said, use a stud finder. If you push in lightly you can feel and hear the paneling hit the plywood too. Just be aware of the depth more than anything when drilling and selecting fasteners.

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I had no problems mounting the the TV mounts. Trust but verify. Use a quality stud finder before drilling any holes. backing is wood not metal. Pre drill holes and don't use anything longer than 1" Use a drill depth gauge or tape your drill but so you don't go too deep.


For mounting the main TV I found that the entire mounting area was backed with wood.




I went outside the Recessed TV frame to mount a bigger TV 39". You have to be mindeful of the slide when it comes in. TV clears by about 2"



Main TV mount is double arms that pulls out so when you hang the TV you just push it flush against the wall
What brand tv mount is that? Did you get a strap or anything to prevent it from moving when transporting?
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It's made by Mounting Dream I got it off of Amazon.
You will have to get some shorter mounting lag bolts. I would go less than 1" lag bolts and washers. And pre drill
I added some small metal tie bars behind the TV above and below the mount and use two nylon straps to hold it in place even though I don't think it would move much.


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bedroom and garage I have since replaced the first mounts I installed with some self locking ones.
https://www.amazon.com/Mounting-Drea...g+dream+md2380
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I have the Lantern CTS 16 FB. In the area also not marked as such, I cut a nice piece of 1/2" finished on 1 side plywood that covered the whole area in the niche, stained it and covered with polypropylene, then mounted it with screws, the mounted the Tele. bracket to that, sturdy as can be.
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