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Old 09-26-2016, 07:10 AM   #61
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I like the idea of being able to easily remove the arm when the TV is not in use, to keep a cleaner look going.
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Old 09-26-2016, 11:03 AM   #62
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We bought a 19", it has a DVDs player built into it. We took it with us to our orientation, they mounted it on the fridge wall. We watch a did while relaxing in bed at night... It can easily been seen from the table up front too..it's a nice feature to have!
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This is a mount I am considering. Not sure what I am doing yet, but one thought is to have TV ready in two places, one near the bed, and one at the dinette. As this comes with two mounts, the TV could be easily moved. This mount is available in lots of places.

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Regarding having two locations for the TV, what are others opinions. Have some done this and do they find they use both. Have those with just one find that is adequate, or do they now wish they had an alternate location.

Part of this comes from the fact we really never used a TV before, just a laptop which got rare use as a movie player. It is way too small to consider as a permanent option. Even this we have seldom done.

Another thing I am unsure of, is exactly how and where we would mostly watch. I am thinking sitting lounging at the dinette for the most part, but possibly in bed too. Where do folks usually watch TV, in all trailers but especially the 5.0 TA?

I know into the future when travelling on long trips with just the two of us, there is a good liklihood of watching more movies, and even a bit of TV.
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Old 09-26-2016, 12:31 PM   #64
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I like the concept, but to be honest, I'm not that concerned about traveling with the TV mounted. We just bungee cord the arm to hold it in place, and we add a short bungee from the top rear of the TV frame to the overhead cabinet. It's secure but can still absorb shaking. Another thing is that these small LCD TVs are very light -- and our Samsung is even lighter than the ones designed for RV/12 Volt. So, there's very little stress on the mount when traveling. And, since the wall where it's mounted is reinforced in our trailer, stress on the mount is even less of a concern.

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very good to know...while not having a trailer now, still trying to imagine what some seem to describe as a earthquake in the trailer while traveling and of course the roads traveled have something to do with that.
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Old 09-26-2016, 01:47 PM   #65
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Regarding having two locations for the TV, what are others opinions. Have some done this and do they find they use both. Have those with just one find that is adequate, or do they now wish they had an alternate location.

Part of this comes from the fact we really never used a TV before, just a laptop which got rare use as a movie player. It is way too small to consider as a permanent option. Even this we have seldom done.

Another thing I am unsure of, is exactly how and where we would mostly watch. I am thinking sitting lounging at the dinette for the most part, but possibly in bed too. Where do folks usually watch TV, in all trailers but especially the 5.0 TA?

I know into the future when travelling on long trips with just the two of us, there is a good liklihood of watching more movies, and even a bit of TV.
We have one tv mounting location in the 19', on the bulkhead between the rear bed and the fridge. We have never used the tv as a tv, but have watched many movies on nights where we would rather lounge around inside rather than visit or sit by a fire. When camping with our kids (who are mostly grown), we have often watched movies in relative comfort with up to 5 of us sitting/lying cross ways (not lengthwise) on the queen bed.
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Old 09-26-2016, 03:55 PM   #66
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... still trying to imagine what some seem to describe as a earthquake in the trailer while traveling and of course the roads traveled have something to do with that.
The roads are a factor, but trailers generally have stiff and crude suspensions lacking in effective damping, compared to cars. Escapes (other than the 5.0TA) have Dexter Torflex axles, which have a rubber-sprung and rubber-damped independent trailing arm design... but it's still pretty basic compared to the cheapest car you can buy. Roads that seem smooth to you in the tug are still a rough ride for the trailer contents.
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I have an Insignia TV from Best Buy that has a 12V input. It has "feet", so I sit it on the dinette table when camping, and put it on the bed when traveling. Works okay so far.
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I have an Insignia TV from Best Buy that has a 12V input. It has "feet", so I sit it on the dinette table when camping, and put it on the bed when traveling. Works okay so far.
I looked at them today, as was thinking of picking up a 24" one, but was not real impressed with the picture compared to other ones that were 120V only. Maybe it was just that set.
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Old 09-26-2016, 07:28 PM   #69
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I have an Insignia TV from Best Buy that has a 12V input. It has "feet", so I sit it on the dinette table when camping, and put it on the bed when traveling. Works okay so far.
I forgot our 22 is the Insigna too . We keep the foot on it , that's how it sits on counter .When we travel it just gets laid on the bed , put couple pillows in front and I guess because of foot it has never moved off bed in travel . It is only 120 and the picture is pretty good . At home am picky with TV which have always been Sony's , but for trailer if picture is good and good price we are good with that . Pat
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I had an Insignia 13 ( I think ). Picture could only be viewed by one person, straight on.
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