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    North Trail 24BHS TV installation

    I just finished installing a TV in my North Trail 24BHS (non-Caliber edition), so I thought I would share my experience.

    The TV provided in the Caliber edition is actually relatively small (see photo 1). I bought a 40 inch TV (Samsung NU7100), which fills the space almost perfectly, leaving a just little room on the sides (see photo 4).

    I used the Dynex DX-DTVMFP23 mount, which I got at Best Buy for $19.99. It feels sturdy, has a wide base, and doesnít cost a fortune. The mount includes the wall bracket and two rails which attach to the TV (See photos 2 and 3).

    The TV frame on the camper is made of thin paneling with a hidden rigid backboard in the middle only. All of the screws need to go into this backboard, since the paneling canít hold any weight (See photo 3).

    TV mounts are designed to screw into 4Ē studs, in buildings that donít move. I had to do some improvising to install in the backboard, and account for the constant rattle and shake of a moving trailer. I used ĺĒ or 1Ē screws (canít remember now) and lots of them Ė 17, to be exact. That may have been overkill, but Iím not taking chances on my TV falling down.

    To hang the TV, you hook the TV on the top rail of the wall bracket, and it snaps into the bottom rail with spring-loaded clips. There are 2 cords which hang down from the mount (See photo 2). Should you ever need to remove the TV, itís very easy Ė just pull these cords to release the clips. This is important, as Iíve heard several complaints on this forum about factory-installed TVs that are incredibly difficult to remove should you need to do so. In fact, I had to do this to fiddle with the connections a couple of times, but at the end of the day, everything worked fine!

    I hope this helps someone!

    Rob

    Photos:
    1 - Factory installed TV in Caliber edition (not my camper).
    2 - Mounting rails on back of TV showing release cords.
    3 - TV mounting area with bracket in place.
    4 - My finished installation.

    Factory installed TV in Caliber edition.jpg Rails on back of TV with release cords.jpg TV mount installed.jpgFinished installation.jpg

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    Re: North Trail 24BHS TV installation

    Thanks for this . we just bought a 24BHS and I need to get a TV added . Have you any other advice for a new owner of the 24BHS? Gary Johnson

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    Re: North Trail 24BHS TV installation

    I am curious if your new TV plugs into a 12v cigarette lighter or you are running it off the main plug? If you are running it off 12v, did you install it; any tips??

    Thanks in advance!! TV looks good!

    Thanks,

    Walker

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