How to Mount a TV to an RV Wall

It’s hard to think of anything better than an RV trip. The open road, the scenery, and the constant cookouts.

However, the idea of an RVing holiday with no television sends shivers down the spines of most of us.

One of the major (and only) bonuses a traditional home has over an RV is that there is much space available in them.

If you don’t have anywhere to put your books in your RV things aren’t as simple as throwing up an IKEA Billy Bookcase. You have to be a lot more strategic in an RV.

The good news about RVs is that they are endlessly customizable and you will have no problem making the vehicle your own.

There are lots of clever ways to make the most of the small amount of space RVs provide. Even better news, there are a lot of people before you who have already encountered and solved these problems.

You can draw on their wisdom. Whether you want to install a TV or add an extra sofa, you won’t encounter any issues if you follow their advice.

We’ve collected some of that wisdom here. What problem are we solving? How to mount a TV to the wall of an RV.

In this article, we’re going to give you a step by step guide to mounting a TV to your RV wall. We have come up with 5 creative ways to install a TV in your vehicle. Between these ideas, you will be able to find a solution to mounting TVs of any size within your RV.

#5 – A Fitted Shelving Unit

Many of the problems of RV life can be solved with a little creativity and some elbow grease. Want to mount your TV on the wall why not try building a custom shelving unit for it.

To do this all you will need is a drill, some nails, and some planks of wood.

Custom shelving units are the perfect way to make small spaces work for you. It’s a good idea to make units like this multi-functioning, so why not create a unit that can store all your books and DVDs, as well as your TV.

#4 – Quake Paste

If you have a perfectly good television stand but you’re worried about your TV bouncing off it whilst you drive around… Why not take a leaf from a museum’s book.

Many museums use a material called quake paste. This is a strong, but easy to remove paste that fixes items to a surface. Originally designed for museums to protect their items during earthquakes, this paste is perfect for RV owners.

Simply coat the paste on the bottom of your TV and attach it to the TV stand. The TV will be safely attached until you remove it. This stuff is less permanent than glue, and won’t leave any sticky residue on your RV.

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#3 – Wires, Nails, and Wood

Sometimes there’s nothing wrong with going a little old-fashioned. Why not try mounting some wooden slats to the wall, and mounting your TV on that.

If you’re prepared to drill into the wood of your RV walls that is….

You can use traditional mounting techniques if you’re prepared to do this. Simply grab yourself a drill, nails, and some wires.

Attaching the TV to slats of wood, rather than directly into the wall will make it easier to access the wires behind the screen. Although it will put more pressure on the walls.

The one downside to this method is that it is not as secure as our number one choice, and you should be prepared to take your TV down whilst you’re driving. This will prevent the TV from sustaining any damage during the journey.

#2 – Heavy-Duty Command Strips/Hooks

Reading that title, you may think that we have lost our minds. However, we think command strips might surprise you.

In recent years, TVs have got lighter, and command strips have got stronger. They have now met in the beautiful middle point of being able to use command strips to mount TVs to the walls of RVs.

Simply pick yourself up a set of heavy-duty command strips, cut them to size, and get mounting. Yes, things really can be that easy. While you’re at it you can get round to hanging up all those pictures you said you would ages ago.

Here are two great options to try – roll or hooks.

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#1 – Mounting Brackets

The easiest way we’ve found for mounting a TV to the walls of an RV is to use a mounting bracket.

Mounting brackets are designed for this very purpose, many of you may even have these in your home. You will not be able to use a mounting bracket in the exact same way you can in a house. However, there are many great RV specific brackets on the market.

The most important step of mounting with a mounting bracket is getting a bracket that is large enough to fit your TV. An ill-fitting bracket could result in your TV getting damaged whilst traveling.

Once you have found the perfect bracket, the next step is to find something to attach it to. It is best to attach a mounting bracket to some kind of wooden fixture. Roof height cabinets, like the ones that run above the cockpit in many Class A RVs, are a great option for this.

The bracket should be attached in a stable location, and somewhere that won’t be inconvenient whilst traveling.

If you hear your TV rattling in the mounting bracket whilst driving then the bracket is either the wrong size or is not attached well enough to the wooden fixture.

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There you have it, 5 great ways to mount your TV (or anything else that takes your fancy) to the walls of your RVs.