Jayco RV Owners Forum
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 03-23-2012, 10:11 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
nylyon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Southeast, NY
Posts: 960
Exterior wall thickness

Putting in my TV in the rear bedroom where Jayco says there's 1/2" plywood. I want to quadruple check the exterior wall thickness. I believe it is 1 1/2" what does everyone else think?
__________________

__________________
Karl - Southeast, NY
2011 Jayco Super Lite 30.5 BHLT
2003 Ford F250 Lariat 6.0 PowerStroke Turbo Diesel My mods Bathroom Door Water Filter TV mount Cork Board
Streamline your A/C
nylyon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2012, 09:55 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: North Idaho/Arizona
Posts: 5,303
Just an estimate with a tape measure at the door. I think you are correct at 1.5 in.
__________________

__________________
2011 Eagle 330RLTS with just about every option.
2017 Silverado 1500 4x4 5.3 with tow package.

I was born with nothing and I still have most of it left.
clutch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2012, 10:26 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
nylyon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Southeast, NY
Posts: 960
<sigh> I was disappointed today. Went to put in the TV bracket and the screw went in WAY too easy meaning nothing behind where I needed it to be, so it will be on to plan 2, get 1/2" oak plywood, stain it and cover the wall, then install the bracket on the plywood. Ever wish you were there when they made your RV?
__________________
Karl - Southeast, NY
2011 Jayco Super Lite 30.5 BHLT
2003 Ford F250 Lariat 6.0 PowerStroke Turbo Diesel My mods Bathroom Door Water Filter TV mount Cork Board
Streamline your A/C
nylyon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2012, 08:18 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 552
Jayco marks where they have reinforced for a TV mount with a red and white sticker. Everywhere else is 1/4" luan.
__________________
2010 22FB(Ret)
2013 F250 XLT
I now have a Keystone Outback, but I try to help when I can.
---------------------
Bitter Gun Owner
Bitter Clinger
Armed Infidel
Bob Landry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2012, 08:33 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
nylyon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Southeast, NY
Posts: 960
I know what sticker you are talking about, I have seen pictures on-line. This camper doesn't have the sticker. I wrote to Jayco and received the wall diagram which shows that there is a 1/2" plywood in the wall for this purpose. When I actually do the measurements that 1/2" piece measures to be in the closet under where the TV should be mounted in the cubbie. I had spoken with Jayco on the phone while we reviewed that diagram and we ended up with "ask the dealer".

I spoke with the dealer and the tech said that the whole area where I wanted to mount the TV had the plywood and it shouldn't be an issue. Well.... that doesn't seem to be the case so it will be on to plan 2. Going to get a piece of oak plywood and stain it to match the cabinet. Then it'll get glued, screwed and reinforced into the opening. The plywood will be sufficient to hold the mounting bracket and the surface area of glue and screws will be enough to keep it to the wall.

It is a shame that the entire area doesn't have the backing board as it just makes sense to do this. I think that plan B will look just fine though.
__________________
Karl - Southeast, NY
2011 Jayco Super Lite 30.5 BHLT
2003 Ford F250 Lariat 6.0 PowerStroke Turbo Diesel My mods Bathroom Door Water Filter TV mount Cork Board
Streamline your A/C
nylyon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2012, 08:49 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
Preston's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Friendswood, TX.
Posts: 163
Quote:
Originally Posted by nylyon View Post
<sigh> I was disappointed today. Went to put in the TV bracket and the screw went in WAY too easy meaning nothing behind where I needed it to be, so it will be on to plan 2, get 1/2" oak plywood, stain it and cover the wall, then install the bracket on the plywood. Ever wish you were there when they made your RV?
From the way you are going to do do it, it seems like it will be a nice installation complimenting the cabinet. Nothing wrong with that.
__________________
2007 Toyota Tundra Crewmax LTD 4x4 5.7l w/4.3r 381 hp and 401 lb-ft of torque
2012 Jayco 32BHDS
Me, Wife and 3 kiddos
Preston is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2012, 09:31 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Aldergrove British Columbia
Posts: 815
Interesting post. By the sounds of it you got it under control but will add that if your trailer has a fiberglass exterior known as tough shell, I doubt they put the half inch board in the exterior wall. The walls are vacuum sealed between luan and the foam insulation. My trailer had the half inch board on an interior wall in our trailer.
__________________

__________________
Richard
2011 Jay Feather Select 28U
2007 Silverado Crewcab LT 6.0L
Happily married and father of
two university students.
Cancer survivor
Murphie is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Virginia State Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:56 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2002-2016 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.