Mounting a Flatscreen TV in the truck

Discussion in 'Trucking Electronics, Gadgets and Software Forum' started by CobraDane, Sep 21, 2013.

  1. snowwy

    snowwy Road Train Member

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    most of the guys i've seen had them mounted to the back wall.
     
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  3. Quickfarms

    Quickfarms Heavy Load Member

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    Can you post some photos?
     
  4. CobraDane

    CobraDane Light Load Member

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    There really isn't any room to mount it to the back wall in my truck. I have my refridgerator at the foot of my bed and since I have a midroof, there are cabinets all around the upper portion of the sleeper so I think I am stuck with my idea of mounting it somehow above the passanger seat.
     
  5. Donnie1

    Donnie1 Light Load Member

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    Yeah, stand up to our company and rip it out. That's a good way to keep your job.
     
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    CobraDane Light Load Member

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    Its just sad when people take away our natural born right to bend the law.
     
  7. CaptainX3

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    I have a 2012 Freightliner Cascadia and I installed a 24" TV in here via my own method.

    I bought two metal hooks at Home Depot, like the kind people screw into walls to hold towels and such. I found screws that were the proper size for the mounting holes that are on the back of all flat screens. I screwed the two hooks into the TV, then I bought one of those cargo bars for pickup trucks, the ones that are basically like miniature load locks. I stretched the bar across the foot of my bed and hung the TV on it with the hooks. This caused the TV to lean too far forward, so I wrapped a bungee cord around the base and hooked it into one of my cabinets to pull the TV up so it hangs properly.

    I did originally have a problem with the bar falling when I went ver really bumpy spots, so I used two small screws into the wall to hold it in place. My company doesn't like this as well, but I doubt anyone would ever notice they were there given their location.

    I've attached a photo of what this looks like. I just use a 24" TV myself and hang my clothes on the rest of the bar, but there might be enough room for a 32" up there. I have to admit though that the 24" is more than big enough, I think a 32" would really hurt your eyes when sitting so close.

    And finally, my only comment on eLogs: I wouldn't trade mine for anything. I love the fact that when I'm out of hours, no one can say anything or try to convince me to keep running when I don't want to. 11 hours per day is plenty, and I have no problem getting 2800+ miles per week, even with the 30 minute break. Of course, I've learned to keep that left door shut pretty much all the time, which definitely makes all the difference.
     

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  8. aproctor

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    I have been trying to figure out a way to do that. I have not been assigned my truck yet but now have an idea of how to mount a flat screen.
     
  9. moosc

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    Its not straight 10 in sleeper. I run off duty 2 hrs shower, food, bs, then 8 hrs sleeper then back up. And do it all over again.
     
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  10. 88 Alpha

    88 Alpha Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    I apologize for bringing up a thread that is a couple of weeks old, but Captain X, can you post a picture of the back side of your set up or at least a link to the hooks that you are talking about?

    I cannot seem to get it in my feeble brain, what keeps the TV from falling off the bar when you hit a bump. The only hooks I can envision are the "u-shaped" hooks and I assume those are turned upside down on the bar, to hold on to the bar. But how does it stay on the bar when you hit a bump?

    Additionally, would an adjustable clothes bar work instead of the miniature load lock or would it be too flimsy for the weight of the TV?
     
  11. mclass555

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    I got mine mounted using a L bracket and to that one bolt holding the upper bunk bracket
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