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I'm Buster Brown, I live in a shoe. This is my dog Tige, he lives there too.

Technical - LCD TV install

Red Rover, Red Rover, Send Tige Over
Red Rover, Red Rover, Send Tige Over

Last Changed 1/21/2010

When we ordered Tige, we did not order a TV for the living room because we did not like the brands that Travel Supreme offered. We installed the TV we purchased for Tige u sing a clip that was included with the slide-out shelve.  Unfortunately on our first day out, a brisk turn resulted in the clip bending allowing the TV to do a swan dive off the shelf breaking the neck of the TV tube.

That experience made the installation of the tube TV with an LCD model, a case of a solid attachment of the TV.

LPG Detector This is the tube TV being replaced.

It is mounted to shelf that pulls out and then can be rotated.
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LPG Detector This is the clip that didn't hold the tube TV to the slide-out shelf.
LPG Detector When the second tube TV was installed, the Travel Supreme technicians put screws through the back ledge of the TV.
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LPG Detector Our original plan was to put screws through the base of the new LCD TV.  We assumed the base would be made of plastic covered metal.

However, the base of the new LCD TV was made of glass.  No putting screws through that.
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LPG Detector Using 1/8" x 1" aluminum stock, we made two clamp plates.  We lined them with felt.
LPG Detector We used plastic spaces and washers to shim the clamps.  The bolts through the clamps go through the slide-out shelf and through the plate of the slide mechanism.
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LPG Detector While the clamps would probably hold the LCD in place while we travel, our past experience told us to do more.

With the clamps acting as a "belt", we added "suspenders".  Using the same 1/8" x 1" aluminum stock, we made two braces.  The braces are attached to the upper screw holes normally used by the VESA mount.  The lower ends of the braces were screwed to the back of the slide-out shelf.

The LCD TV is firmly mounted and we retained the function of the slide-out shelf.
LPG Detector The new LCD TV on the slide-out shelf.
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We found that we wanted a tilt capability to get the full clarity of the LCD TV.  We accomplished this with a new mount we fabricated at LCD Mount II.


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