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Old 05-12-2022, 11:46 AM   #1
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2022 Coleman lantern 17b-TV Mount

I have a mount it TV mount, I have the cable and outlets that are on the ceiling on the wall next to the entry door. My question is how thick is the stud that I would be able to anchor my mount into? I believe I found it but the screws that come with this mount are 1 7/8 in. I don't believe that would fit so looking for advice if anyone has installed a TV mount and what size screw they used?

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Old 05-12-2022, 11:23 PM   #2
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I had the dealer install mine as part of the deal. I brought the TV in. I do know that the studs are not a standard size. And you cannot always rely on the stickers on the wall.


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Old 05-19-2022, 05:35 PM   #3
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Mounting a TV to an Interior or Exterior Wall

You are talking about an exterior wall? Typically, exterior walls are 1-1/2 to 2 inches thick. The wall thickness needs to be determined, and the stud location if there is one, and if not, then the location of any backer if this is the location intended by design for mounting of a TV. Start by examining what the wall thickness is at your door and window frames. Some stud finders may reveal where the stud and/or backing is. Drill small pilot hole(s) where the mounting holes of the base would be positioned, until you locate a stud or backing. You could probably then go with 1-1/2 inch screws.

The same applies for an interior wall. But use shorter screws to begin with.

Some mounts are removable from the base. If you don't think the TV is secure enough, then disconnect it from the power cord and cable wire, remove it from the base, and lay it securely on the bed while traveling.
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