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Old 10-31-2016, 10:32 AM   #1
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Working on our build sheet and have a question regarding placement of the expandable wall mount TV arm...

If it is mounted on the side panel by the refrigerator, can it be seen from both sides of the dinette? (Since the bathroom extends out, does it block the view?)

Ideally, we'd like the option of watching TV from the bed OR from both sides of the dinette.

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Old 10-31-2016, 10:36 AM   #2
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You can't see the TV from both sides of the dinette when mounted on the bed refrigerator wall. However, we have the U-dinette and don't use the table much so it is a lounge with the filler board. This allows both to sit on the passenger side and center of the U and see the TV fine from the dinette end. If you have the standard dinette you won't be able to see the TV from the drivers side.
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You can't see the TV from both sides of the dinette when mounted on the bed refrigerator wall. However, we have the U-dinette and don't use the table much so it is a lounge with the filler board. This allows both to sit on the passenger side and center of the U and see the TV fine from the dinette end. If you have the standard dinette you won't be able to see the TV from the drivers side.
Hmm. That is useful - thank you. It seems that our option then is to either go with the U shape dinette (and lose table space) OR move the TV arm to the other side (on the stove side) and sleep with heads by refrigerator.... Wondering how noisy the refrigerator is?
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I also find that with the tv arm mounted on the bulkhead between the fridge and rear bed, you can only see the tv from the curb side of the front dinette. However, for me I also find that with my relatively small 19" tv, I prefer to watch the screen from much closer than I could from the dinette. Thus, when using the tv, we always watch while lounging on the rear bed. If I was wanting to watch my small 19" tv from the front dinette, I would get a second tv arm mount and locate it on the bathroom wall facing the dinette. Thus, we could then swap the tv location depending on where we wanted to sit. For the front dinette location, we would require a second 12V outlet in the overhead bin next to the bathroom wall.
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Old 10-31-2016, 11:16 AM   #5
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Hmm. That is useful - thank you. It seems that our option then is to either go with the U shape dinette (and lose table space) OR move the TV arm to the other side (on the stove side) and sleep with heads by refrigerator.... Wondering how noisy the refrigerator is?
No difference at all for noise of the refrigerator.
We have slept both ways, and prefer sleeping with heads by refrigerator. Reason: easier to get out of bed for the person up against the wall. Crawling over legs instead of body. And when lucky, a pair of legs pulled up.
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I also find that with the tv arm mounted on the bulkhead between the fridge and rear bed, you can only see the tv from the curb side of the front dinette. However, for me I also find that with my relatively small 19" tv, I prefer to watch the screen from much closer than I could from the dinette. Thus, when using the tv, we always watch while lounging on the rear bed. If I was wanting to watch my small 19" tv from the front dinette, I would get a second tv arm mount and locate it on the bathroom wall facing the dinette. Thus, we could then swap the tv location depending on where we wanted to sit. For the front dinette location, we would require a second 12V outlet in the overhead bin next to the bathroom wall.
I am trying to figure out a location for TV in the 5.0, and am thinking maybe putting two in like Dave suggests. This arm is good for our 24" TV, and comes with two bases. I like that the arm is removable, and can be stowed with the TV.
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Hmm.
Wondering how noisy the refrigerator is?
The fridge makes noise? Seriously, we sleep with our heads on that side and fridge noise or lack of, isn't an issue.

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Hmm. That is useful - thank you. It seems that our option then is to either go with the U shape dinette (and lose table space) OR move the TV arm to the other side (on the stove side) and sleep with heads by refrigerator.... Wondering how noisy the refrigerator is?
As Marry alluded to, the noise from the fridge is negligible. It would be weird to sleep the other way (though some do) with your head towards the door. ;P
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That's right....fridge makes no noise. The furnace, however, is a different story, though there's absolutely no escaping that. I can't imagine ever wanting to watch tv while sitting at the dinette. So much more comfortable when on the bed in the prone.
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That's right....fridge makes no noise. The furnace, however, is a different story, though there's absolutely no escaping that. I can't imagine ever wanting to watch tv while sitting at the dinette. So much more comfortable when on the bed in the prone.
Whereas for us, the primary location would definitely be the dinette, and a secondary spot by the bed if we do one. Nice to have a coffee table while watching for all your goodies. We literally just had this conversation two days ago to confirm things for our build.
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