I debated this one since I first started looking at this model trailer. Do I pay the $500 or so discounted price from the dealer for a lower resolution television or buy my own and battle with finding a way to securely mount it. Ultimately I couldn't pay that much for a 720P panel. I found a great deal online. I paid $189 dollars for a new 2015 model Vizio 39" 1080P with built in ATSC tuner (need to tune over the air digital TV). I also ordered this mount from Amazon
I seriously considered BigJohnD's mod
(see post #49) to remove the swivel TV stand. After picking up the trailer I actually like the convenience of being able to flip the TV around if needed. I also don't have the need for two televisions. We'll see if the swivel mechanism holds up over time. I examined where the TV mount was to be installed to determine if additional bracing was needed. Once again I was convinced from reading other posts that this would be a necessity. On my unit that doesn't seem to be the case. The existing backer board appears to be braced from behind. I pulled one of the factory screws to see how long it was. It was easily 2 inches. I used 1 5/8 drywall screws to attach the mount. 6 of them. There was enough bite in the wood that the screw head indented the mount when tightening them down. Here is the wall mount attached.
My next challenge was that the two brackets that attached directly to the TV each has a set screw that holds the TV in place once tightened. I quickly realized there was no way I would be able to get to the back of the TV to do this. To get around this I identified the screws as M4 size. I bought an M4 size threaded rod along with some M4 acorn nuts. I cut the threaded rod down to make two 9 inch pieces. I then used thread locker and attached the acorn nuts to one end of each threaded rod. Instant 9" screw.
I also made sure to attach HDMI cables, coax and power cables before mounting. There is no access to these ports on the television once mounted. The extended screws worked well as I was able to turn them by hand and once they started to grab I was able to fit a small ratchet under the television to tighten them. I will keep an eye on everything and see how it holds up to travel.
One observation I have mode so far is that the view from the sofa when sitting closest to the TV is obstructed by the edge of the slide. If this becomes a problem I may look into an articulating mount which would most likely need reinforcing at the base.