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Old 02-16-2016, 01:13 PM   #1
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Wondering if anyone has suggestions as to what size, brand, model of flat-screen is a good choice for the extendable arm that's going to be installed in our Escape 19'. We pick the trailer up this fall.....
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Old 02-17-2016, 01:29 AM   #2
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I have a 19" Naxa. It has a built in DVD player, runs off 12v or AC. I've been pretty pleased with it.
Not the best picture, but I really like the DVD player and 12v capability.
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Old 02-17-2016, 06:58 AM   #3
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I believe I have the same in BlackJack- purchased at Amazon-smile
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Old 02-17-2016, 09:20 AM   #4
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Just got the same one too. Not yet used, still in box. Being "staged" in spare room!
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Love this. Huge viewing angles, great pic:

22" RCA 12v LED TV DVD Combo, DECK22DR RoadTrucker
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Just got the same one too. Not yet used, still in box. Being "staged" in spare room!
Hi: Steve Clark... Sure hope you got the Jack Antenna option!!! Here in Gulf St. Pk. Alabama we have 30 TV channels to view on our 19" Toshiba. No need to use the built in DVD player yet!!! Alf
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Old 02-17-2016, 12:53 PM   #7
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Thanks Alf, We did get the Jack, however it is still 'A Twinkle in My Eye'. Production begins next week!
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Old 02-17-2016, 03:16 PM   #8
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Thanks Alf, We did get the Jack, however it is still 'A Twinkle in My Eye'. Production begins next week!
Smart move. I can't say enough good about the Jack antenna. All I ever asked for was the one local station while parked at the farm but get 24. A hard decision as I didn't know anything about the antennas available, but again thanks to the members of this forum. Loren
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We bought a 20" Visio. I think a 22 will fit. Wish we got a 22 cause the 20 seems small from the dinette. It is only 120 vac, but we run it and the DISH receiver easily off the inverter.
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We bought a 20" Visio. I think a 22 will fit. Wish we got a 22 cause the 20 seems small from the dinette. It is only 120 vac, but we run it and the DISH receiver easily off the inverter.
Thanks Dead Eye! This is the kind of response I was hoping for. We're just looking for a TV that's decent for those times the weather forces us indoors. Appreciate you...
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When ordering my Escape I planned on using 12v for everything, other than the a/c of course. I had extra 12v outlets installed where a tv maybe beneficial. Most tv's are DC anyway and I have a DVD/TV combo in BlackJack- purchased on Amazon.
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Old 02-26-2016, 11:12 AM   #12
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We have a 24" Jensen TV. It is the largest TV that will fit in the closet, and fold to be flat against the closet wall without sticking in the aisle of our 21. We carry it on the floor of the closet, using some rubberized shelf liner as padding. We have been on the road a bit over a month, and only watched TV / movies a couple of times. Maybe we will watch another movie tonight.

We like the TV because it is 1080p, works well with our jensen stereo/dvd player (one remote for both), and we didn't have to do any futzing to make it work with our 12 volt systems. We don't have an inverter because someone suggested just going whole hog 12 volt, so we did, and we are happy running almost everything off 12 volt systems. No inverters for us!

On the other hand the Jensen stuff is expensive for what you get, and if I had to do it over again, I would be strongly tempted to get a bit bigger samsung, carry it on the bed when traveling, and just put it up every night. It only takes a couple of minutes to put up. I would also need a small inverter, but I don't think it would need to be much over 100watts. Who knows, we might watch more movies that way. I like campfires, but they are more of a social thing for me. If we are alone, am more inclined sit inside with a good book or watch a movie.
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....I would be strongly tempted to get a bit bigger samsung, carry it on the bed when traveling, and just put it up every night. It only takes a couple of minutes to put up.
I take the TV off the arm when we travel. Not sure if it is strong enough to stay there or not, and since the fridge would have to come out to repair the arm, I decided it is easy enough to just put it on the bed.
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Old 02-26-2016, 03:30 PM   #14
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DeadEyeDan, What TV arm do you have? We are looking for one where the TV is easily removable for travel. We have bought a 22" TV for when we get our trailer.
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DeadEyeDan, What TV arm do you have? We are looking for one where the TV is easily removable for travel. We have bought a 22" TV for when we get our trailer.
It is what Escape provided in a 2010 19'. It came with the trailer. The arm pivots from near the refrigerator and allows viewing from the bed or the dinette.

There is a plate that mounts on the TV with 4 screws, and it mates to the arm. There is 1 screw that holds it to the arm. You can pivot and tilt the TV.
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It is what Escape provided in a 2010 19'. It came with the trailer. The arm pivots from near the refrigerator and allows viewing from the bed or the dinette.

There is a plate that mounts on the TV with 4 screws, and it mates to the arm. There is 1 screw that holds it to the arm. You can pivot and tilt the TV.
Quick update, I heard from Rick, the original owner of our trailer, he said the arm is heavier than what Escape usually provides, they had provided it to Escape to have it installed, so I got that wrong. But he also said they took the TV down when in transit as we do.
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Old 03-04-2016, 10:11 AM   #17
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Thanks for the update. We have narrowed our selection for a TV arm down to two choices now.
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