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Old 12-04-2013, 08:08 PM   #31
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Any chance of getting a shot of the slide lock arrangement?
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Old 12-17-2016, 02:12 PM   #32
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I don't think it would be too big for viewing, especially if you could stay 8-10' back, but you would need to keep it somewhere other than mounted, or it surely would get in the way.

Remember though, this is coming from a guy who does not have a TV in his trailer. Maybe someday when I retire.
Hi Jim - we've got a new 5.0 TA on order and are trying to figure out if we need the extendable TV arm. We don't watch much TV but think it might be nice for watching a football game (go Broncos!) or the news every now and then while traveling.
We're thinking of ordering the TV mount back in the dinette area where it would seem to be most out of the way. We're also wondering, though, if we can just do without the mount and place a small TV on the "cabinet" top that's just inside the front entry door on the 5.0. It seems like the TV could be seen from the dinette area and the TV itself could just be stored somewhere (under the bed?) while not in use (which would be most of the time). Thanks for your thoughts,
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Old 12-17-2016, 02:29 PM   #33
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Hi Jim - we've got a new 5.0 TA on order and are trying to figure out if we need the extendable TV arm. We don't watch much TV but think it might be nice for watching a football game (go Broncos!) or the news every now and then while traveling.
We're thinking of ordering the TV mount back in the dinette area where it would seem to be most out of the way. We're also wondering, though, if we can just do without the mount and place a small TV on the "cabinet" top that's just inside the front entry door on the 5.0. It seems like the TV could be seen from the dinette area and the TV itself could just be stored somewhere (under the bed?) while not in use (which would be most of the time). Thanks for your thoughts,
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John.....you do realize you resurrected a three year old thread.
If it were me (and I did do it this way) I would go for the mount in the "standard" location for the 5.0TA, which is on the end of the wall facing the bed above the cabinet you reference. The arm slips out of the mount so when not in use it is not in the way. It can be watched from the dinette or swung around and watched in bed. IMHO, the dinette area is too compact and conjested to be a good location for a TV.
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Old 12-17-2016, 07:33 PM   #34
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FWIW, I carry the tv in it's original box on the side of the bed and set it on either the stove top or setup one of the little plastic outdoor tables in the aisle for it. If it gets to the point where I want to watch it more I'll go with an arm.
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Old 12-18-2016, 08:30 AM   #35
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John.....you do realize you resurrected a three year old thread.
If it were me (and I did do it this way) I would go for the mount in the "standard" location for the 5.0TA, which is on the end of the wall facing the bed above the cabinet you reference. The arm slips out of the mount so when not in use it is not in the way. It can be watched from the dinette or swung around and watched in bed. IMHO, the dinette area is too compact and conjested to be a good location for a TV.
Hi! Sorry about the old thread, but I was hoping to get some input from a kind soul like yourself. From your reply, it doesn't sound too difficult to remove the TV and arm and stow them. I guess the thing we didn't like about the standard location is having the TV (which we don't plan on using all that often) a bit in the way all the time.
Thanks again for your reply.
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Old 12-18-2016, 09:00 AM   #36
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I haven't read this whole thread (or related past threads), but have you considered folding and pivoting under-the-cabinet RV TV mounts like this one?: TV1-080H – Friction Pivot Ceiling Mount - Mor-ryde International TV1-080H - TV Accessories - Camping World
Just another option to think about.
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Old 12-18-2016, 09:30 AM   #37
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tv arm

We bought a JVC 24 in TV/DVD and it fits on swivel arm that ETI sold us . It does not interfere with walking down the aisle and you can see it from bed and dinette .We use a 400 watt inverter to run it if boon-docking .I think it was under a $100 at SAMS club 2 years ago .A 24 inch is about as big as you want it for the Escape 21 otherwise it intrudes into the aisle .
We still are having trouble getting the Jack antenna to work properly no blue lights at all . Jim
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Old 12-18-2016, 02:01 PM   #38
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The one I just installed was $16.18 on ebay. It's perfect for the location I wanted to install the TV. A larger TV wouldn't work in that location as well as it wouldn't be able to be stored flat against the wall, it'd have to stay at an angle. Actually, on the 2nd gen 19, with the more vertical walls, a larger TV than mine probably could be installed.

These are the search words I used on ebay.

1 result for 252260800961 Follow this search
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TV Wall Mount LCD LED Articulat Swing Arm Full Motion Rotating Monitor Flat NEW

$15.94

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