As mentioned in another post
, we bought (actually Mary bought it) a new 20Ē LCD TV for the trailer. (So some of this is redundant with the other post - sorry for the duplication.
The TV fit perfect in our entertainment center.
But I wanted to come up with a method for securing the TV so we wouldnít have to move it while traveling.
Hereís what I came up with.
First, I put a small hook in the wall near the corner of the wall and close to the cabinet top where the TV will site on. I positioned so the hookís opening was down to aid in assuring the bungee cords stay attached to the hook.
The approach is to use bungee cords to secure the TV. One ball/loop bungee cord and two small bungee cords.
The ball bungee cord was looped around the base of the TV so it was positioned between the TVís base on the bottom of the TV.
The 2 small bungee cords would connect to the left & right top corners of the TV, using an air vent on each side to hook the bungee cord into the TV.
All bungee cords would be attached to the wall hook.
The 2 small bungee cords attach to the wall hook to keep the TV from bouncing forward.
The ball bungee cord keeps the TV pulled back to the wall.
I actually attached the bungee cords to the wall hook in the opposite order. First I stretched the ball/loop bungee onto the wall hook, then, one at a time, I attached a small bungee cord to the wall hook and stretched it and attached to a corner top air vent of the TV.
After securing the TV, I noticed there was enough space between the top of the TV and the wall cabinet to locate our DVD player. So this week-ends tinkering was to build a shelf and attach it the wall cabinet for the DVD player.
From scrape wood I had laying around in the garage I build this shelf.
Got some angle bracket to use as a method to attach it to the underside of the wall cabinet. And put some of that non-slide stuff on it to help keep the DVD player from sliding.
I attached the shelf to the underside of the wall cabinet.
Used the angle brackets to secure it to the underside of the wall cabinet and put 2 small hooks on either side of the self to be use to secure the DVD player for traveling.
I use the small hooks on either side to run a small bungee cord around the front of the DVD player to keep it secure during traveling.
Now our entertainment center is complete with everything set and secure for traveling.
And with the removal on one small bungee cord, itís ready for use. Itís so nice now that we donít have to pack or unpack things.