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Old 01-09-2018, 11:47 AM   #1
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i have a minor question , ETI says your tv should be 19 to 22 in,to fit the typical designated space in the 21, over drawer stack. Does anybody have ideas on weather you can fit a slightly larger one in there as it seems to be hard to find a 22in these days,,,it will be mounted on there swivel wall mount. Any info as to this, or a good make and model that works well would be great!
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Old 01-09-2018, 12:18 PM   #2
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We put a 24 inch Samsung from Costco in our 2017 5.0 TA on the flexible arm provided by ETI. Seems to work well for us. It is great to have a bigger screen.
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Old 01-09-2018, 12:41 PM   #3
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Thanx RicVic
does it have the built in dvd player or , if you have their stereo system installed , would it be required as i think there system plays movie disks as well?
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Old 01-09-2018, 02:35 PM   #4
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TV/DVD combo in a 5.0

We mounted a 24 inch RCA TV/DVD combo on the mount sold at Escape. They wouldn't install the mount because I didn't bring the TV with me, but its an easy 10 minute job. The 24 inch swings out for viewing from the dinette, or the bed with plenty of room. Not sure why they suggest a 22 inch as maximum.

I would suggest looking at electronic retailers rather than RV places for a TV. They are considerably less$$ and work just fine. Ours has a wall wart to convert to 12 volt, so we have the option of running on shore power or the battery.

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... ETI says your tv should be 19 to 22 in,to fit the typical designated space in the 21, over drawer stack. Does anybody have ideas on weather you can fit a slightly larger one in there as it seems to be hard to find a 22in these days...
Have you asked Escape about the outside dimensions? The nominal size of a TV is the diagonal screen dimension, and with the ever-shrinking size of the bezel (frame) surrounding the screen, a current "24 inch" unit may not be physically any larger than a "22 inch" of the year that Escape issued that recommendation.
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Those 5.0 TA owners responding with their answer may not realize the 21 Escape tv location is over the nightstand and the space is limited.I put my larger tv in the rear dinette in my 21 and the smaller tv at the night stand location. If you want 2 tv locations you need to inform ETI.
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Old 01-09-2018, 04:33 PM   #7
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I to am interested as to the maximum size that will work on a 21'. The smaller sizes are not readily available from the normal sources. Would current owners of 21' please let us future owners know what is working for you.
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We mounted a 24 inch RCA TV/DVD combo on the mount sold at Escape. They wouldn't install the mount because I didn't bring the TV with me, but its an easy 10 minute job. The 24 inch swings out for viewing from the dinette, or the bed with plenty of room. Not sure why they suggest a 22 inch as maximum.

I would suggest looking at electronic retailers rather than RV places for a TV. They are considerably less$$ and work just fine. Ours has a wall wart to convert to 12 volt, so we have the option of running on shore power or the battery.

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Two questions..... Does your TV seem large enough when viewing from the dinette area? We are considering getting an TV arm (holder) at the dinette area in addition to the standard location as per ETI.

Patrick.... do I understand that your TV can run on both 12v and 120v? What model is that and how does that work?

Need to make some Build List decisions!

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All of my tv's have been 12v models, keeps it simple. If you do get 12v tell Escape to make your power 12v vs 120v for tv hook up. here is where truckers go 12 volt Truck Accessories at RoadTrucker.com
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My Samsung 22" is 120V AC, but the external brick transforms it to around 12V DC. Because of this, I just nixed the AC brick and jury rigged it to work directly with 12V DC. Works fine. Sadly, Samsung no longer makes that TV.
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