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Old 06-11-2012, 09:51 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by mikefos View Post
Hmm, aren't these some sort of aluminum studs in this model? I would be a little hesitant to drill or drive anything into these (not knowing much about them). Also, aren't they thinner than the wooden studs they put in the other Jayco models (like the Jay Flights)?
When using the stud finder, you can tell the location of a wide panel behind the wall, in the general area of the sticker. You get an indication when moving over a wide area, instead of a "blip" for a stud. This also allows you to judge the edges of that wider indication area.

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Old 08-10-2012, 10:54 AM   #12
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Sorry for opening up a old issue...but I figured I'd add what I did with our 2011 298RES.
I didn't like where the TV mount was placed because once you mount the TV...you hit it every time you walk by it because no matter what mount you use, it will stick out pretty far.
So, based on a 22" LG LED TV we had for the house that weighed only 7lbs and is only about 1in thick, I thought of an idea to use the 3M Command Strip hooks.

What I did was put 2 of the large (5lb) hooks on wall so the bottom of the TV was higher up...eye level almost.
Then i put 2 more picture mounting command strips (5lbs each with very small hooks for wire) higher up and spaced them aproximately the same distance appart so that they'd match the VESA mounting holes on the TV.
From there, I added 1 more hook to the very top so I could literally hang the power adapter so it was out the way.

To mount the TV, I used 2 6" steel fishing leaders that were bolted to the top 2 VESA mounting holes on the TV and hooked them on the 2 picture mount strips at the top (8in leaders will give it a bit more tilt. Then placed the TV on the 2 bottom hooks which worked perfectly because the TV had vents on the bottom of it for heat disipation.
Now the TV is about a 1.5ft above the factory TV mounting area and has a slight tilt for better viewing.
Total cost...about $20 and totally simple to install and remove the TV when travelling without putting holes in the wall.
Greatest part...the TV is solid and shows no sign of falling off the wall because all the hooks are supporting the TV. The other really cool part is that when we don't take the TV...I have hooks to hang a towel or jacket up just in case I need to

If you want, I can get some Pics to show...best mod I've done thus far (granted it's the ONLY mod i've done. Hehe)

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Old 08-10-2012, 02:31 PM   #13
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Pics would be great. Thx!

Mike, Kim, and Pepper (Min Pin security)
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Current TV: 2010 Chevy 2500HD, CC, LB, Duramax/Allison

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