Wall mount a 42" TV in a mobile home?

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Old 08-20-13, 10:56 AM
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Wall mount a 42" TV in a mobile home?

I have a mobile home and from what I can tell, the walls are not constructed with 2x4 studs.

I wanted to wall mount my 42" Vizio LCD TV but I'm wondering if wall will support it.

Any advice?

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Old 08-20-13, 11:25 AM
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I think much depends on your mobile home and if you want to mount on an exterior or interior wall. I'd say the exterior wall has a better chance of being sturdy and if you are using a flat or low profile mount there will not be much strain on the wall. You may have to use more screws and a shorter length than specified in the mount's instructions as your wall studs are likely not as deep as a 2x4 and you don't want screws pocking out the other side. I would not try mounting an articulating mount that has an arm which holds the TV away from the wall as they require better support.
 
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by mobile home if you mean like a rv or motorhome i cant help ya butif you mean a trailor i used to live in one and the walls are studded i would recomend getting a stud finder from lowes or home depot (dont buy the cheapest or most expensive find one in middle price range) try to find a stud then use a very small screwdrive ror a 1/8 drill bit and insert it into the wall to make sure it is a stud sometimes those thing lie! and if your wall mount wont line up to them you may have to drill your own holes and the more support the better
 
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Is this a single wide or double wide? Most MHs have 2x4 exterior walls, the common interior wall on a double wide is two 2x3s [they call it a 2x6] The rest of the interior walls can vary greatly; 2x2s, 1x4s and occasionally 1x2s.
 
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It's a single wide (14 x70).

I'll return the mount I bought (full motion) and buy a low profile mount.

Thanks all!
 
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