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Old 03-13-2012, 04:25 PM   #1
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TV Mounting for X18D - also leveling boards

We decided this is the year to upgrade from our 1991 Jayco PUP to a hybrid, and after much research, lurking around this forum, and negotiating. We took the leap and purchased a 2012 X18D! I can't wait to go pick it up!

Anyway I am wondering if anyone out there has already gone through the process of installing a TV in the X18D.

Looking for tips on mounting brackets, what size TV works, anyone add a DVD player, etc...


I was also thinking about some of the places we camp, we are often in a group site with several other campers and we don't always have the most level ground to set up on. I was planning on cutting a few 2X6 treated boards that I can stack... has anyone rigged up a good place to store boards that will for sure get muddy and dirty?
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Old 03-14-2012, 08:06 PM   #2
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I keep my leveling board in the outside storage around the other side from the door. That's also where I keep the sewer hose and fittings, etc. Anything that gets really messy goes in that side, toys, carpet, and chairs go in the other side. Seems to work ok for me.

Haven't tried anything with a TV. The shelf would be ok if you secured it, otherwise I though maybe under one of the cabinets by the radio.
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Old 03-14-2012, 08:07 PM   #3
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and congrats! We sold a '94 jayco PUP last summer and got the X18D. LOVE it!!
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We decided this is the year to upgrade from our 1991 Jayco PUP to a hybrid, and after much research, lurking around this forum, and negotiating. We took the leap and purchased a 2012 X18D! I can't wait to go pick it up!
Yay! Congratulations!! We got ours in Sept of last year. We have three boys ages 6, 8 & 9 and LOVE IT!

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Anyway I am wondering if anyone out there has already gone through the process of installing a TV in the X18D.
We don't take any electronics other than my iPhone for communicating to really, really get back to nature and to be creative with our time. When we started, I took my iPad and the boys would watch a show at night. Now they put on headlights and play tag or look for critters or sit around the fire and pour their hearts out to us. We liked it so much that we got rid of our satellite dish at home. Just sayin'...

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I was also thinking about some of the places we camp, we are often in a group site with several other campers and we don't always have the most level ground to set up on. I was planning on cutting a few 2X6 treated boards that I can stack... has anyone rigged up a good place to store boards that will for sure get muddy and dirty?
We use those Lego-type stacker things (can you tell I'm not in charge of the exterior?) We were so unbalanced last weekend that we had to put the Lego stacks on top of a rock because we used them all and still weren't level! They come in their own bag and wash and dry easily. Highly recommended with some wood (no knots) for extra help. We learned that if our piece of wood had knots, it would eventually split there due to the pressure. Happened last weekend.

Happy camping! We love our X18D so much. It's the perfect fit for us. Easy to pull, convenient and lots of room for stuff and kids and even the dog! Your family will make so many great memories in it.

Warmly, Kim in Phx
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Old 03-15-2012, 10:25 AM   #5
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Check out the mods section someone made a wire basket that fit under the RV for them...
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Old 09-20-2012, 10:02 AM   #6
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I installed a 19" Visio using a Cheetah mount that I attached to the board between microwave and TV stand areas. I easily removed the microwave and drill two holes and used washers with bolts and nuts. Its very sturdy.

Points of interests 1. Wanted TV with Speakers in front. A/C is loud you need good speakers. 2. TV mount is long enought to be centered in the space provided or a can swivel out to point at Front beds.3. I use velcro and attach it to the Cable/sat wallplate during transportation to keep it from swinging.

Up next. Bought the grill mount without the grill...will mount a board to it and then a TV mount so I can attach it outside for fall football.

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Old 10-04-2013, 11:13 PM   #7
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We have never even considered bringing a TV camping. We might bring a laptop and watch a movie, but that is rare!!
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Hi...thank you!, your post inspired me! I did the same...it's well fixed, ans now i know how to fix it while travelling!
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Old 05-10-2014, 06:48 AM   #9
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Re: leveling boards - we bought a horse stall mat and cut it to fit under the tires. They don't move when you drive on to them, they stack well, and no worries about splitting. Love them.
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Ours came with the TV installed on a swivel base above the fridge. Wife always has the girls bring movies in case it rains. Think we watched one movie in six months. Getting a set of the Legos for the next trip. Guess we've just been luck with usually level camp sites (cement slabs at Jetty Park, Canaveral FL). Love our X18D!
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