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Old 02-13-2012, 02:14 AM   #1
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Mounting Flat Panel TV

I am a new 2000 Excella owner; just took delivery, so I naturally am excited to get going but could use some advise. Idid a lot of searching, but do not find specific suggestions for my questions:
  • I want to put a 26-30" Flat Panel TV on a mounting arm that would attach to the wall over the cabinet that backs up to the Dinette. Anything I need to do to mount to the exterior wall in this location?
  • does anyone have recommedations about Dish vs. DirectTV for a TT?
  • There are a number of Antenna options, what are the practical considerations about Room mount Kngdome, vs Portable automatic?
  • I cannot figure out how to get into the mounted box that holds the car stereo - I want to replace the radio/casette unit with a single DIN radio/CD player, but I am not finding out how to remove the unit.
  • the pocket-door wall between the shower and the bedroom is where I want to mount another flat panel. Is there anything I need to be aware of, or special instructions about mounting on what appears to be a thin wall?
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Old 02-13-2012, 06:23 AM   #2
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I am a new 2000 Excella owner; just took delivery, so I naturally am excited to get going but could use some advise. Idid a lot of searching, but do not find specific suggestions for my questions:
  • I want to put a 26-30" Flat Panel TV on a mounting arm that would attach to the wall over the cabinet that backs up to the Dinette. Anything I need to do to mount to the exterior wall in this location?
  • does anyone have recommedations about Dish vs. DirectTV for a TT?
  • There are a number of Antenna options, what are the practical considerations about Room mount Kngdome, vs Portable automatic?
  • I cannot figure out how to get into the mounted box that holds the car stereo - I want to replace the radio/casette unit with a single DIN radio/CD player, but I am not finding out how to remove the unit.
  • the pocket-door wall between the shower and the bedroom is where I want to mount another flat panel. Is there anything I need to be aware of, or special instructions about mounting on what appears to be a thin wall?
Welcome to the forums. Most car radios have mounting clips that have to be activated with a set of pins shoved past the face so you can slide the radio out.
Unless you are seriously wanting a huge tv, a 22" would be more than big enough in that small a space. You should try to slide a piece of 3/8" or thicker plywood behind where you are going to hang the tv mount. That will spread the weight and strain of the mount and tv over a larger area.
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Old 02-13-2012, 08:15 AM   #3
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This is how I mounted my 19" TV and Direct TV receiver. This has stood up to 20,000 miles of travel, since install, and no problems along the way.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f450...tml#post844606
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Old 02-14-2012, 01:41 AM   #4
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This is how I mounted my 19" TV and Direct TV receiver. This has stood up to 20,000 miles of travel, since install, and no problems along the way.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f450...tml#post844606
This looks like a great solution. I did some preliminary searching but cannot source this 'post' type, full motion mount. Where did you get yours, or how did you find it?

Thanks for your help.
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Old 02-14-2012, 06:12 AM   #5
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This looks like a great solution. I did some preliminary searching but cannot source this 'post' type, full motion mount. Where did you get yours, or how did you find it?

Thanks for your help.
I think that if you read the first post there, you will see:
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Has anyone else made a mount like this?...

(emphasis mine). It looks like a very nice piece of custom work. My guess is that the dimensions from the top of the credenza to the bottom of the overhead cabinet vary from trailer to trailer, requiring each post type mount like this to be unique

I've considered building something like that myself, but settled for making a modified credenza top and setting my TV/monitor on that.

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Dish network seems to be the most cost-effective for us and we are looking at the tailgater sat dish.
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