And I want to give a special shout out to Devin, the cameraman, for helping me out today. His channel is RockstarGamers. If you want to check it out check out the link in the video description below. What’s up guys, this is TampaTech and I’m going to show you how to mount a TV in either an RV or a boat. So, let’s go ahead and get started. Mounting a TV in an RV or a boat is very similar, where you have a 12 volt line, a power inverter, just like this one. I’ll leave a link in the video description below if you guys are interested where I got this from, but this is basically a 150 watt power inverter. If you’re using an LED TV, of course LED TVs are not going to eat up a lot of watts, so that’s probably the best in an RV or a boat. This is a 50 watt TV. It’s a 22-inch LG LED TV. I highly recommend those.
You’re also going to need a mount. I’m using an arm mount and the reason why is because the TV is too big to have a fixed mount and some of the cabinets, when you open it up, they get stuck behind the TV. So, having an arm mount is a good idea because you could pull out the TV and then open up the cabinets and stuff like that. But of course, if you’re going to have an arm mount always tighten up the arm mount, so if you’re turning or you have rough seas or you’re driving your RV and you made a turn it’s not going to swing out and hit someone in the face. You got to make sure you tighten up the arm mount so it’s really stiff. All right, and this one is super stiff. I actually got to use a good amount of force to move it. Another thing is if your 12 volt cigarette lighter port is too far away from where you want to mount the TV I’m going to get an extension, male to female 12 volt line extension and this cord will be also in the video description below.
When you buy the mount it comes with all the screws. It will come with these screws right here. We’re going to be using these, that came with the mount, these lags and we’re going to be using these screws that fit in to the back of the TV. Do not use long screws because if you use long screws they’ll pierce the back of the LCD panel, it’ll damage the TV permanently if you use long screws. We’re going to line it up and this mount is for a 22-inch TV. You notice it has multiple holes because this is a universal mount. Sorry about the recording. I’m on a boat, so it’s swaying back and forth. And then we’re going to go ahead and put the drill on low torque so you don’t damage the TV. All right and then I’m going to put this one on. And this TV, you notice this mount actually, it pivots. It levels itself once you have it mounted, so you don’t have to worry about that right now, leveling the TV.
So, someone already had the TV mounted right here previously on a fixed mount. The problem with that is you can’t open up this cabinet door because the TV doesn’t move out. So what we’re going to do is put it on the arm mount, but we have to make sure we have it in the right spot. I’ll make a hole right here, which is fine, use a hole saw to make that hole and we got the antenna, digital TV channels and then we got the HDMI cable that goes to the Blu-ray player and then we got the power cord that goes to the TV. Now, you open this up right here and the previous guy who installed this, looks like they used Velcro right here and right here and we did actually a test run and we took the boat for an hour trip and we, cruising speed which is like maybe 28 miles per hour, and we took some turns and it took some wakes from bigger boats and this did not open up at all.
Even though it’s Velcro and it’s not the most secure, it actually held up quite well and didn’t move at all, but if you want to be really secure you could put a latch right here just in case. So, you open it up and I got the Blu-ray player right here and you could put a rubber mat on the bottom so it doesn’t slide around in there and then I got the cigarette lighter port, which is the 12 volt port. Now, I don’t need to use this extension cord because it’s right here in the back, but sometimes you may need to use the extension cord and run it down, there’s like channels back here, if you open up the cabinet you’ll see a bunch of empty spots to fish the cables on the side of the boat or RV or you could hide the cables behind panels and stuff. Now I’m going to connect the power inverter to the cigarette lighter port. Right here and the light is on. So, what’s cool about this is, this, I don’t have to have a generator for, as soon as I plug it in it works as long as the main breakers on.
And then now I have my splitter and this is for the TV power and then this is for the Blu-ray player right here and if you want you can mount that to the side, but make sure, see it has the vent right here, exhaust, make sure you don’t block that because it could overheat. So, now we’re going to mount the TV. Right there. Doesn’t block the AC vent, which is what I want, and then right here you could open up the cabinet and then you’ll pull out the TV, so that should be a good spot for it. All right. Let’s go ahead and mark that. Right here. All right. It’s good sometimes to have a second hand so they could hold the TV up. I have other TV install videos showing you that you put up the mount first and then you hang the TV on the mount. Well, since this is such a light TV you could just do it this way, where you can hold the mount and the TV together.
And you want to give it some slack because if you tighten these cables, if you zip tie the cables too tight someone’s going to pull out the arm mount and damage the cable or the port and that happens all the time. All right. So, I’m going to use just a twist tie. Right here and twist tie that together. And every time you go to a new location or a new town you’re going to re-scan, do an auto scan because it’s going to be a different position, different channels available. Let’s push this back in. All right. And now we can open up the door. Before they had it mounted similar to this and you couldn’t open up this cabinet door. And then last, what you want do is you want to tighten these bolts right here and right here, so it doesn’t swing out and hit someone in the face. It comes with these tools and just go ahead and just put it right here.
You put that here and then turn it to the right and it’ll tighten it up pretty good. Do the same thing right here. And if you guys found this video informative give me a big thumbs up and if you want to subscribe to TampaTech for more how-to videos coming your way click on the subscribe link right here, or the subscribe button down below and if you want to check out my other installation videos click on this playlist right here.