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Old 08-02-2016, 04:29 AM   #1
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Is a big TV possible?

Just curious and dreaming here, but, is there a way to get large TV (42"-50") mounted SOMEWHERE inside a 73 international soverign???? Even hang it from the ceiling, snap back up when not in use??? One of the luxuries I would dearly love to find space for. Thanks for any suggestions. :-)

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Old 08-02-2016, 06:35 AM   #2
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I am currently working on a TV-lift for a 42" in my 72 Ambassador. I should be finished in a couple of weeks and I will post pictures and a video to show how it operates.


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Old 08-02-2016, 11:30 AM   #3
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Maybe hang it on the flat side in the ceiling, lay in bed and watch TV

I saw a picture of one somewhere where the TV was at the end of the trailer, in front of the window. It had a motorized lift that put it behind the couch when not in use.

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Old 08-02-2016, 06:25 PM   #4
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That would be awesome! Thanks!
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Old 08-02-2016, 06:27 PM   #5
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Lol! On the ceiling itself--hadn't thought of that! �� But loving the idea of a lift that y'all mentioned... Hmm...
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Old 08-03-2016, 12:01 PM   #6
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If you do hang it on the ceiling you will be obligated to install a waterbed. ;-) and then new axles...and then hang a tie on the door
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Old 08-03-2016, 12:11 PM   #7
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OP keep in mind that you will only be sitting about 5 feet or less from the TV. Might not be so good for the neck and eyes.

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Old 08-03-2016, 01:01 PM   #8
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Large TV

I placed a roll type movie screen (had one left over from my father's 8mm movie projector over the bedroom door spanning across the wall. Then placed a mini-LED video projector (smaller then a deck of cards) connected to my laptop in the cubby hole (worked for the iPhone also controlling and supplying video also). The Laptop was connected to the antenna (Over the air), Internet (streaming), and local iTunes library for sources. The only issue we have with it is when the bedroom door is open and the A/C unit was on - it "waved" in the wind
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Old 08-03-2016, 01:29 PM   #9
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We have a 27FB, which came new with a 30 in TV in the living room & a 22 in TV in the bedroom. I took out both & put the 30 in the bedroom. I then mounted a rotating & extending mount on the living room wall & attached a 40 in TV to it. In order for the TV not to extend into the hallway when traveling, I have to rotate the TV 90 degrees (so its long axis is vertical), but other than that, it works just fine.
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Old 08-03-2016, 01:58 PM   #10
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I had a 32" in mine and went down to 24" because the 32" was right in your face. I've been in ones that have larger ones and same thing, they are just to large. I think it's a choice you have to make yourself.
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Old 08-03-2016, 03:08 PM   #11
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The 26" in my Classic is just right from the dinette booth, but a little small from the couch.
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Old 08-03-2016, 06:31 PM   #12
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We have a 32" television in our new Classic and it does seem too small when viewing from the sofa. Our mount is extendable and we can extend the TV about 24" out from the wall (towards the sofa) and this seems to make a big difference.
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Old 08-03-2016, 11:10 PM   #13
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Great ideas!

I don't know what I was thinking with saying a 50". That would be crazy big. Lol! I was just brainstorming the possibilities. I do know that the Itty bitty shelf there is not gonna work. I have a 24" that I'm sitting 10 ft away from in the bedroom (house) and it's far too tiny--reading the captions on The Martian was impossible! But, I like the 42"? in the living room. That would be plenty, I think. But, if I put it where the TV hook up is, that wall is where the fridge is. Can I take those walls out and put in something sturdier? I definitely don't wanna drill into the fridge! :-) I like the idea of a swivel arm. A bigger TV would have to be at an angle, I think. ('The Stream is still being used to store stuff right now. This redo is still in the idea/planning/"do I really wanna take this on?" phase.) Thanks for all the ideas, y'all!
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Old 08-03-2016, 11:12 PM   #14
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Can't figure out how to reply to each person. It just puts it at the end from what I can tell, but:
1) I'd love to see pics of your solutions!
2) "waterbed..." LOLOLOL!!! :-D
3) Great idea with the projector!, and I can just imagine the AC making it blow in the breeze. :-D

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