Originally Posted by Surferbandit
I'm new to the forum and just purchased an Aerolite 2573BH last mont. I am trying to install a tv in the bedroom. There is a power outlet and cable connection on the ceiling in the bedroom but no sticker showing where the backer is. We called Aerolite and asked for the schematics but was told they do not do that. I asked the dealer that sold me and he told me to find a stud on the outside wall. I wanted to see if anyone has a similar camper and if they have successfully mounted a tv (or even have a sticker and can point me in the right direction). Any help is greatly appreciated!
One blanket recommendation for mounting anything with any weight on RV walls, regardless of markings... I would always suggest installing a large piece of plywood (quarter to half inch) sized to be hidden by whatever you need to mount, but hopefully large enough to cross at least two of the studs.
Between the studs and running 4-6 (or more) additional short wood screws into the wall paneling material as an additional measure against the torque of bouncing TVs, shelves, or whatever as your trailer traverses the bumps in the road of life, this provides a much better mounting system and surface than any single stud ever will. It also let's you place the mount wherever it is most convenient for you, regardless of where the studs or backing supports are located.
And if you stain the plywood to either match or decoratively contract with your wall colors, you may not care if some of it shows, as may need to happen at times, depending on the size of the item and the placement of the studs. If some of the plywood shows, put a hook or two in it to hold hats or a small shelf to make it part of the decor. But if you know what your walls are made of in any lightweight RV, you will immediately agree that additional support and bracing is the only way to go.