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Old 06-17-2014, 03:32 PM   #1
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Biggest Flatscreen?

I was just wondering what is the largest size flatscreen TV that has been installed in an normal Airstream? I think 32" is quite standard now, but I believe that a 39" or 40" should be doable providing that it is installed in the right location with the right mount. I was thinking that with a mount that can rotate, the TV could be stored in a vertical position taking up no more room than a 32". But is 40" overkill in an Airstream?
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Old 06-17-2014, 03:55 PM   #2
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Could you get far enough away from a 40" to see the whole screen?

I dont know just how big this one is, my kids bought it for us. I think the size is about right for my trailer.

Here is a mount idea that I came up with.

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Old 06-19-2014, 08:29 AM   #3
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Well J., that is an impressive home-made mounting system! Never seen a wooden one, but it does fit in well with the decor of your trailer. Thanks for sharing.
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Sounds crazy, but I was considering when we get our Airstream a swivel & swing out mount that will allow the TV to be stored in a vertical position. In theory, you could have a larger TV this way, by storing it in the vertical position when not in use, and pulling it out and turning it to the horizontal postion when in use. You'd have to take some measurements of the arm and clearance in comparison to the size of the TV, but it could be do able.
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Old 06-20-2014, 09:58 AM   #5
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There is such a thing as TOO BIG. IMHO, the most stupid thing about my Eddie Bauer is having 2 televisions. It's a CAMPER for crying out loud. Most of the time anyone watching is within 5 feet of the set. And how do you get Surround Sound without surrounding your neighbors with noise pollution?
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Old 06-20-2014, 10:07 AM   #6
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Late breaking news... I know this is America but - I hope you're sitting down! - bigger is not always better. Why do you need a large TV in a camping trailer?

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Old 06-20-2014, 11:06 AM   #7
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If it is big enough I can read the text crawl on the bottom of the screen while sitting on the couch, that is as big as it needs to be. In our case that is around 16 inches
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Forgot about subtitling! Bigger would be better for that - which these old ears are going need in the not too distant future. Too much time working around jets.

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There are limits of reasonable practicality...

Besides if you turn that TV on its end all of the color will pour out of it.
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We replaced the original Samsung 22" in our 2009 Classic with a Samsung 32". Fit on the standard wall mount, but needed 4 larger bolts that set us back 60 cents. The mount won't lock for travelling with the larger tv, but a zip tie takes care of that. Makes watching our ball games much more enjoyable.
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My '02 Classic 31 came to me with a little bitty flatscreen TV. Maybe it's a 14 or 16 inch, I don't know. I can watch the morning news and weather on it. No Problem.

The rest of the time, I would rather be outside, under my awning watching the fire, smoking a good cigar.

Back home I have a 60" LG with 2 DVRs that can record 7 programs at a time. All my favorite shows will be waiting for me when I get back. 'Nuff said.
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Our trailer has two TVs. A waste of TVs. Most of the time we camp we can't even get any channels and we don't have power. If we do have power and a channel or two, I usually only watch the news in the morning.
You are camping. Enjoy the great outdoors.
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Old 08-13-2014, 09:43 AM   #14
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We replaced the dinky 22" samsung with a 39" or 40" samsung that was about 1/4 the thickness of the original "flat screen". It fits on the same mount. We measured before buying and got the biggest we could.

Why that big in a camper? Well our camper is our home for 8-9 months a year. And I love me some video games on a rainy day! We've had it for 2 years now and couldn't be happier

Forgot the best thing. When the singuy remodeled the living area he ran the ps3 cables thru the wall so no more cords hanging all over the place! And he built a shelf for the PS3 and another for bose wireless speaker. All the comforts of home
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