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Old 05-28-2017, 05:37 PM   #1
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TV mount in Coleman 263bh

Good morning!
We just bought a Coleman 263bh that has the media wall between the bedroom and living area. We were told we could mount a TV but no other advice.

My question is how strong is that wall support - the mount itself it probably 10 pounds, then you add another 15+ pounds for the 32" TV. This is our first TT and don't want to screw it up.

Any advice would be much appreciated!!

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Old 05-28-2017, 05:45 PM   #2
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If your weights are accurate, probably sturdy enough if you take the tv down for traveling. I tore my wall apart and reinforced the backing boards, but still travel with the tv on the bed. Our outdoor TV and mount is super light, I leave it up strapped to the wall.
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Old 03-10-2019, 07:54 PM   #3
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Mounting tv in a Coleman 2605rl

Can amyone give advice on the proper size and mounting of a t.v. on a 2605rl coleman 2019
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Old 03-13-2019, 12:28 AM   #4
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Good morning!
We just bought a Coleman 263bh that has the media wall between the bedroom and living area. We were told we could mount a TV but no other advice.

My question is how strong is that wall support - the mount itself it probably 10 pounds, then you add another 15+ pounds for the 32" TV. This is our first TT and don't want to screw it up.

Any advice would be much appreciated!!

Thanks!

We simply filled up the space with the biggest TV that would fit. Having said that when I screwed in the mount I gave it that extra bit of torque to see if it had any give. It was tight and the screws that came with the mount were a good size. So no issues. TV mounted while traveling. Still there!



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Old 05-15-2019, 04:24 PM   #5
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Can you folks tell us what is the largest size TV will fit in the entertainment opening. We plan on getting extension arms but havent picked up our new rig yet. We would like to get the mounts in advance and was hoping you all would know the max size TV that fits.

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Old 05-15-2019, 04:31 PM   #6
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Size doesn't matter as much as weight. Don't forget that when traveling these things bounce around! Welcome to the forum and congrats on your new rig! by the way, look around here for the PRE DELIVERY INSPECTION SHEETS... They are very thorough and you need to be thorough BEFORE you pick up your beautiful new RV.
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Old 05-15-2019, 04:49 PM   #7
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Understood. However, size will matter because the opening is defined and it will have to recess back. The thin LED TV's are light but its the opening size we are really shooting for.
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Thank You....Man am I having trouble finding those Pre-Delivery Inspection checklist.
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Update- so I measured the opening and it is 33 1/2" wide and diagonal it is approximately 39" so I am thinking a 32" Flat Screen LED will work fine.
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I have a 2019 Coleman 2405BH and I installed a 32" TV.
Looking at pictures on the internet, your entertainment center looks similar to mine.

I mounted mine using a lockable wall mount and it had 2 docking plates so you can slide the TV and arm up and off the wall plate and put it on another plate in the camper (I did not do this) or just slide off when in storage during the winter.

I ran into an issue where the wood backing they provided (on the bedroom side) was not low enough for the bottom hole on my docking plate. I had to get a piece of 1" thick piece of wood and add it to the backside in the bedroom. I painted it to match the "shiplap" colors of the bedroom. I then bolted the docking plate through the backing with washers and nuts (I can't remember what size bolt, but about 2 1/4""-2 1/2"long), hoping to give it some extra stability.
The bolts are just long enough to go through the docking plate, through the entertainment center backing and allow it to attach the washer and nut, but still allow the bedroom doors to slide closed completely.
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Thanks Colokb.

I intended to install a extended arm kit on both sides of the wall at exact same height. I was planning on drilling the holes for the plates straight through and using bolt and washers sandwich the two plates together so they are identical on both sides. I am getting (2) 32" TCL TV's from Costco.

If I remove them for travel and such I was planning on just removing tbe vesa screws each time in the worst case and getting locking arms in the best case.

I will post pics when done.
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Old 06-22-2019, 10:21 PM   #12
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Here is how I mounted my two TV's in my 263BH Coleman Dutchmen Travel Trailer.

https://youtu.be/ylCocJ_Rd00
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Nice job! I like what you did.
I have the sliding bedroom doors so I could not do what you did on the bedroom side. I decided to forgo a bedroom TV as we don't use it much anyhow.
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I hope that wall is sturdier than it looks.
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Well the label was in the center on the living room side and so I went straight through the wall and using the base plate as a stabilizer it seems sturdy. I used 5/16 bolts and drilled exact 5/16 holes so I had to put some dish washer liquid on the threads to screw them in so it means the drilled holes were through solid material. So I feel confident it will work great.
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But...nothing in terms of walls on travel trailers are "very sturdy"... LOL...but it was a wall designed for a TV mount so it has to be better than using regular self taping screws into weak wood versus bolts like I did and the benefit of the metal plate sandwiching each side of the wood to stabalize it.
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Old 08-03-2019, 04:39 AM   #17
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Has anybody mounted TVS in the 2020 337BH in the bedroom and entertainment center. We have a 32" barley sitting in the stupid design of a entertainment center. Would mounting a swivel bracket in that stupid little hole for the TV and using a 40"+ or bigger TV mounted to the swivel bracket but sitting flush to the outside of the entertainment center work? (Taking it down when traveling though)
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