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Old 09-21-2015, 06:00 AM   #1
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Adding a bedroom TV (Passport)

I just purchased a Passport 2810bh about 2 weeks ago. We took it out on the first trip this past weekend. With kids going to bed early, we realized we need to install a TV in the bedroom. Doing a knock test, it looks like there is a reinforced backing for the main TV on half of the area. I believe it's the same for the bedroom. Has anyone installed a TV in the bedroom? If so, what mount did you use? It seems that it would have to be an offset mount like the factory mount.
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Old 09-21-2015, 07:01 AM   #2
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Try using the forum's Search function and type in "TV mount" or "bedroom TV mount". Your question has been discussed previously and there are numerous posts/threads about this very topic.

Note : The search function also turns up threads and posts about "tow vehicle" which is often shortened to "TV" but there is enough material about television sets and mounts for you to browse through.
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Old 09-21-2015, 07:06 AM   #3
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I didn't find much on the Passport. Some on the Bullets. Passports have hard doors, so you can't brace it across (needs to be a low profile mount).
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Old 09-21-2015, 07:48 PM   #4
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I have put a tv on the bedroom side. Used a Sanus VSL4 mount which has worked well for the three trips taken since the install. I have the Passport 2810 so it should work for you as well
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Old 09-22-2015, 05:44 AM   #5
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I have put a tv on the bedroom side. Used a Sanus VSL4 mount which has worked well for the three trips taken since the install. I have the Passport 2810 so it should work for you as well
Was the backing solid that you drilled into? It seems that it's backed only halfway.
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Old 09-22-2015, 07:19 AM   #6
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Three of the four screws were very solid. Don't know why fourth was less so unless the backing wasn't straight. I put in a 26" Tv which has no weight to it at all so not a problem.
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Old 10-14-2015, 06:02 AM   #7
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I contacted Keystone. They came back with a response about a week later and said they you could only set a TV in the location. At that point, I had already mounted one. My stud finder showed wood backing up to about the middle of the area. I just offset the TV 2" to the left, it seems solid. I'm taking it on a trip this Thursday, so that will be the test. Attached is pic for anyone's future reference.
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Old 10-14-2015, 09:17 AM   #8
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Three of the four screws were very solid. Don't know why fourth was less so unless the backing wasn't straight. I put in a 26" Tv which has no weight to it at all so not a problem.
I had this experience as well, though I think it was 2 of 4 screws. It seems the backing didn't get make it all the way across.

Never the less it worked out just fine except for my perfect mounting of the tv does not allow the removability of the tv and mount to work exactly as designed. To be honest I have not tried that hard, because I have little reason to remove it.

The led tvs weigh so little that it holds up just fine as is. I've towed hundreds of miles with it and not a problem so far. I think ours is a 32 in? It fills the entire space anyways.
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Old 10-29-2015, 06:35 AM   #9
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Good info. Eventually I may install a TV in our 2810's bedroom too.
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Old 11-11-2015, 07:43 PM   #10
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Yea I need to do the same exact thing as well was thinking about a 32in TV wonder if a 24" would be better because its so close. What mounts have you all used to get your TV's mounted?
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Old 11-12-2015, 07:19 AM   #11
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My wife thought that a 32" would be too big. I went with a 24" and it's about perfect.

I used this mount: http://www.amazon.com/VideoSecu-Moni.../dp/B000VKCIJU
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Old 11-12-2015, 02:20 PM   #12
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Inside space specifically the left side seems quite firm or has wood underneath for mounting. Stock TV mount has a pull out bracket (see photo) may get one like this.
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Old 11-16-2015, 07:09 PM   #13
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I contacted Keystone. They came back with a response about a week later and said they you could only set a TV in the location. At that point, I had already mounted one. My stud finder showed wood backing up to about the middle of the area. I just offset the TV 2" to the left, it seems solid. I'm taking it on a trip this Thursday, so that will be the test. Attached is pic for anyone's future reference.
Looks nice keep us posted I need to do the same thing
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Looks nice keep us posted I need to do the same thing
Since installing the TV, I've put about 800 miles on the trailer. I haven't seen any problems.
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Old 11-21-2015, 06:36 PM   #15
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Been looking at tv's can't seem to find one with a small enough base that would fit a tv inside if you decided to just place one on the shelf that is
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Been looking at tv's can't seem to find one with a small enough base that would fit a tv inside if you decided to just place one on the shelf that is
Black Friday is coming. A great time to find a TV at a good price. Have a great Thanksgiving.

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Old 12-29-2015, 01:14 PM   #17
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TV Mount

Getting ready to do the same exact thing. I even have another thread on this under mods. Was anyone sucessfull installing a 32 inch tv on the bedroom side? Thanks
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Old 12-30-2015, 06:25 AM   #18
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I had this experience as well, though I think it was 2 of 4 screws. It seems the backing didn't get make it all the way across.

Never the less it worked out just fine except for my perfect mounting of the tv does not allow the removability of the tv and mount to work exactly as designed. To be honest I have not tried that hard, because I have little reason to remove it.

The led tvs weigh so little that it holds up just fine as is. I've towed hundreds of miles with it and not a problem so far. I think ours is a 32 in? It fills the entire space anyways.
I would like to mount a 32 inch tv in mine. What mount did you use? Thanks
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Old 01-13-2016, 11:32 AM   #19
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I just moved the Sansui TV from the front area to the bedroom area. I used a Sanus Systems Premium VSL4-B1 Fixed Position Mount for 13" - 39" Flat TVs. It has a quick release band that you just pull down and pop the tv off the mount. It only connects with 2 wood screws. Went to Lowes and got the thickest 1 inch wood screws I could find and mounted with that. I installed a smart tv on the front side. Both tvs fit perfectly. I also installed a spilter on the antenna and connect both. Have to figure out how to also split the DVD cable.
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Old 01-13-2016, 12:11 PM   #20
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I run a Fire TV (new model) for the living room TV and Fire TV Stick for the bedroom. It covers a great deal of content through a few methods. I have my home Time Warner box connected to a Slingbox. Through Slingplayer on the Fire TVs, I can watch any cable show on the road (if the ATT signal is good). Also, I setup a wireless router with a hard drive connected to it. I have movies, TV shows, etc. from various sites on it. PlayOn can record from sites like Netflix, Amazon, etc. and you can save them to the hard drive for later usage.
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