The Best Way to Install an LCD in a Mobile Home

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Mobile homes (also known as "trailers") are prefabricated houses built in factories, then transported to where they will be occupied. These types of homes are not known for their quality, similar to a recreational vehicle or travel trailer, so it is important to exercise caution when choosing to mount an LCD (or flat-screen television) in the house. This do-it-yourself project can be completed relatively easy with the simple purchase of a mounting kit.

Things You'll Need

  • Flat-screen television
  • Mounting Kit
  • Screwdriver
  • Stud finder
  • Purchase a flat-screen television mounting kit online or at your nearest furniture or electronics store. When you buy the kit, purchase a locking knob as well, to keep the television from moving when the mobile home is in transport.

  • Find the right location for your flat-screen and its mount. You should install it on a tough surface, like a wood shelf, counter, table or desk. Do not install it onto flimsy materials, such as a mobile home wall, unless you can find a sturdy wooden stud in the wall with a stud finder. Measure the area to ensure a proper fit. If you purchased a swivel mounting kit, allow enough room for the television to slide around.

  • Screw the mount's base to the mounting surface. (The necessary hardware and instructions required to complete this process should come with the mounting kit.)

  • Screw the mounting bracket to the specified area on your television. (The necessary hardware and instructions required to complete this process should come with the mounting kit.)

  • Bolt the television and its mounting bracket to the mount's base. Tighten all screws, or bolts, and make sure both mounting pieces are secure. (The necessary hardware and instructions required to complete this process should come with the mounting kit.)

  • Plug the television's power cords to an outlet in your mobile home.

  • Secure the television in one place, if the mobile home needs to be transported, with the locking bolt. (The necessary hardware and instructions required to complete this process should come with the mounting kit.)

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