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Old 12-26-2012, 11:29 PM   #15
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This very thought has been going through my mind for months now. Won't have to worry about entertaining whilst driving, as don't really plan on many 'visitors' riding along. Look out the window at the scenery if you must, lol.
The speaker situation isn't something I had thought about though. Guessing a surround sound system will be in order once the $ arrive to do all of this. In the 345, there is a sofa streetside, and 2 barrel chairs curbside. Barrel chairs will hit the dumpster when I find the recliner I'm looking for, lol.
I'll keep you posted on what I decide to do. $ check from car accident will be coming soon, who knows what all I may (or may not) be able to purchase.
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Old 12-27-2012, 08:05 AM   #16
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When I was still looking for a live-aboard boat rather than an RV (before medical problems forced a change in plans), I saw an interesting take on flat-screen televisions in a Nordic Tug. It used a hinged mount, so that when not in use the screen folded up against the ceiling (and latched in place), and in use it folded down. This kept it more out-of-the-way than an articulating mount, and seemed much more secure as well, since the load was spread over the entire width of the television.

The way it was mounted was they used some heavy marine-grade plywood (can't remember if it was half-inch or three-quarter-inch) as a backing to which the television was attached with a wall mount. The plywood secured to the overhead with a substantial piano hinge and another piece of plywood as a gusset to fill in the curve of the overhead. I forget how the gusset was attached to the roof. I also forget what they used for a latch to hold it in place when folded up. Since the television was large and heavy, they used pneumatic lifters salvaged from a subcompact hatchback tailgate to make raising and lowering easier and safer.
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Old 12-27-2012, 08:10 AM   #17
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In the 345, there is a sofa streetside, and 2 barrel chairs curbside.
I visited a 345 with the same setup at a campground once that had a large flat screen just mounted to the the credenza on the curb side. Perhaps you don't need a swing-away setup at all with a 345.
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Old 12-29-2012, 04:56 PM   #18
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OK, here are some pics of my installation with a 26" LED TV.

TV folded up against the ceiling leaving plenty of room to let the driver and passenger get seated when driving.


A closer view of the mount. The lower metal rod allows the TV to be locked up or lowered to an angled position or straight down position. Pulling the ring unlocks pivot allowing the TV to be rotated 360 degrees.


TV lowered so the mount is slightly angled down. No neck strain when watching from the couch, dinette or rear barrel chair.


Locking ring allows the monitor to be rotated left and right.




TV turned left and right


View of the rear of the TV showing all the electrical connections. I added provisions for two HDMI inputs and a coax but I'm currently only using one of the HDMI inputs since the Home Theater AMP controls switching. Need to do some dusting.


Cabinet located just behind the driver's seat that houses the Blu-Rey player, Sat Receiver and Surround Sound Amp. Still need to clean up the wiring.
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:15 PM   #19
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I made up this mount. The 32 inch LED stores on the wall in the bedroom where it can also be watched.
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:22 PM   #20
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Here's the bedroom location.
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Old 01-18-2013, 01:13 PM   #21
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Here's a link with some more info. It's been working out really well.


Look for post #661


http://www.airforums.com/forums/f311...ml#post1147860

When I get a chance I'll run the AC, cable, and HDMI up the center windshield column with plugs by the mount.
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