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Old 07-22-2009, 07:40 AM   #1
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Flatscreen TV

We have a 65 Globetrotter and would like to look at putting in a new flatscreen tv up front where the cabinets are. Has anyone attempted this feat, and if so, how did it go? The cabinets on the front of the trailer (interior obviously) are not in the best of shape and I am tired of repairing them.

We had also thought about just mounting the tv to the dinette table as well, but were checking to see if anyonoe had tackled this before us! Thanks in advance!
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Old 07-23-2009, 12:27 PM   #2
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I mounted a 15" Sony flatscreen in my trailer. Check out my blog for pics.

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Old 07-23-2009, 04:04 PM   #3
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I bought a 20 inch Vizio flat screen and a bracket at Sam's Club. All in I only paid about $275. The bracket rotates 360 degrees so I mounted it in the middle of my camper and it rotates to wherever I am sitting. I can watch it while eating breakfast or laying in either goucho.
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Old 07-23-2009, 04:25 PM   #4
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I mounted a 20" Visio in the front of our '65 Caravel and a 22" Visio on a swivel mount on the galley wall of our '83 Excella. Both can be used as a monitor for our laptop for watching DVDs, movies off the internet, as well as from the Dish or over the air with the original antennas on the trailers.

We watched the opening of the Olympics in High Definition while dry camped in the comfort of our Airstream. Pretty cool stuff.

Are the toys today great, or what?
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Old 07-24-2009, 12:59 PM   #5
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Photos of your set up and mounting maybe?
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Old 07-24-2009, 01:48 PM   #6
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I've mounted a flat screen on the wall of our MH. It only cost $3. Check out the photos on the "Favorite Mods under $100" thread. It's post 123.

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Old 07-27-2009, 04:39 PM   #7
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3 Dog, does the tv stay there during travel, or do you stow it while bumping down the highway?
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Old 07-27-2009, 05:19 PM   #8
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Both TVs and mounts are from Costco. The travel support in the caravel Lynn sewed from gray webbing. Held to the bottom of the shelf by small "U" bolts.

In the Excella we used drawer handles and webbing with velcro hook and loop already on the straps from Home Depot. I "sistered" the back side of the wall with 2" x 1/8" aluminum. Also used it on the front side for the mounting plate which polished up real nice to be a little decorative.
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Thanks to flats screens- we have more room in our place and just use a free standing type on a table where there dining table would be (we have it retracted)-But the flat screen really gave us lots more room and I was glad to throw out the old analogue TV.
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Old 09-05-2009, 06:19 AM   #10
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Thanks for the input guys! I was thinking about mounting the TV where the gas lantern is located (street side upper cabinets) on one of the pivoting mounts as described. However, I don't know if the thin wood would be able to support this weight driving around. I think we are going to remove the gas fired heater (we use a little Ceramic plug in that keeps her nice and toasty) and use its enclosure as storage for blankets and other bulky items. I think it would fit a nice smaller flat screen t.v. inside there without any issues as well. These are my ideas anyway!
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Thanks for the input guys! I was thinking about mounting the TV where the gas lantern is located (street side upper cabinets) on one of the pivoting mounts as described. However, I don't know if the thin wood would be able to support this weight driving around.
Put a piece of 3/8" plywood as big as the wall of the cabinet you want to mount the TV on (or as big as you can get in there). Run the mounting screws provided with the mounting bracket (they're really long) through the wall and plywood. The plywood will spread the strain of the load. Kind of like crawling on your stomach onto thin ice rather than walking. You can put 3 or 4 screws around the outer part of the plywood.
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