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Old 11-26-2019, 08:09 PM   #1
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mounting tv in bulkhead

I have a tv that I would like to mount into a forward bulkhead just behind the drivers seat in my shuttle bus conversion.
The wall is framed by 2x2 and uses cedar fence boards to cover the framing.
When the tv is not in use a removable batton door covered with cedar fence boards will cover it.
My concern is vibration as i drive the bus and how to secure it with something absorbing the vibration.
I figure others here have mounted a tv in a wall with vibration dampening. What did you do or what you think could be done?
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Old 11-26-2019, 09:39 PM   #2
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Here's how I did mine. Folds out flat when we want to watch. Folds up when not in use. Havent had any problems with vibration.
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Old 11-26-2019, 10:18 PM   #3
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Here's how I did mine. Folds out flat when we want to watch. Folds up when not in use. Havent had any problems with vibration.
That's very cool.
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Old 11-26-2019, 10:49 PM   #4
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I am making a somewhat educated guess.

Back in the (way) olden days I worked in a TV & electronics repair shop. More recently, I spent over six years bouncing around the country in my bus. I had two TV's, satellite receiver and a desktop PC.

Over 250k miles I had one failure. I had to slam on the brakes to save the life of an idiot. I should have run the SOB over. When I nailed the brakes the mount for the bedroom TV came apart and the TV launched across the room. It did not survive. Lost some dishes too

The home electronics that I carried with me did not have any issues being on the road.

I don't think that you have anything to be concerned about.
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Old 11-27-2019, 06:58 AM   #5
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I am making a somewhat educated guess.

Back in the (way) olden days I worked in a TV & electronics repair shop. More recently, I spent over six years bouncing around the country in my bus. I had two TV's, satellite receiver and a desktop PC.

Over 250k miles I had one failure. I had to slam on the brakes to save the life of an idiot. I should have run the SOB over. When I nailed the brakes the mount for the bedroom TV came apart and the TV launched across the room. It did not survive. Lost some dishes too

The home electronics that I carried with me did not have any issues being on the road.

I don't think that you have anything to be concerned about.
I remember the "Kill Your Television" bumper stickers from a few decades ago. Sounds like your TV almost got you first.
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Old 11-27-2019, 07:06 AM   #6
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thats a bad ass way to install a TV.. I love it!! when its folded up it probably vibrates very little and is out of the way when you dont want to use it..
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Old 11-27-2019, 03:45 PM   #7
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Here's how I did mine. Folds out flat when we want to watch. Folds up when not in use. Havent had any problems with vibration.
That even provides bonus theft protection -- If 'they' don't see it, they won't vandalize or steal it...
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Old 11-27-2019, 06:18 PM   #8
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That even provides bonus theft protection -- If 'they' don't see it, they won't vandalize or steal it...
Only if you remember to put it up while you're parked but not in the bus...I think of this only because we usually don't.
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Only if you remember to put it up while you're parked but not in the bus...I think of this only because we usually don't.
I'm glad you don't have to think about that!
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I have a tv that I would like to mount into a forward bulkhead just behind the drivers seat in my shuttle bus conversion.
The wall is framed by 2x2 and uses cedar fence boards to cover the framing.
When the tv is not in use a removable batton door covered with cedar fence boards will cover it.
My concern is vibration as i drive the bus and how to secure it with something absorbing the vibration.
I figure others here have mounted a tv in a wall with vibration dampening. What did you do or what you think could be done?
This was our solution.. it spins around as well to get it out of the way at dinner time.
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That TV is cool!
I’m sorry about your bus rolling over.
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Old 12-03-2019, 09:40 AM   #12
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I am making a somewhat educated guess.

Back in the (way) olden days I worked in a TV & electronics repair shop. More recently, I spent over six years bouncing around the country in my bus. I had two TV's, satellite receiver and a desktop PC.

Over 250k miles I had one failure. I had to slam on the brakes to save the life of an idiot. I should have run the SOB over. When I nailed the brakes the mount for the bedroom TV came apart and the TV launched across the room. It did not survive. Lost some dishes too

The home electronics that I carried with me did not have any issues being on the road.

I don't think that you have anything to be concerned about.
How well did the desktop PC survive on the bus? Did you have SSDs or just regular hard drives? Modified or pure sine wave inverter?

Just figuring out the logistics since I do a lot of PC gaming and was wondering how well that stuff works in a skoolie enviroment.
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So, how much tv reception do you guys get when traveling? Or is it just a monitor for dvds and games!
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So, how much tv reception do you guys get when traveling? Or is it just a monitor for dvds and games!
We stream everything with our Roku plugged into the back of our TV. We have yet to get local over-the-air television (though we've only tried the antenna a handful of times). We've pretty much always gotten a decent enough cell signal with our WeBoost signal booster and our Verizon hotspot. OTA television would be a nice change though, something about local news shows that I've always liked.
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