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Old 07-04-2014, 08:39 PM   #1
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We're sitting in a great RV park just out of Livingston, MT, and after five years traveling in our 19, have decided it's time. I'm prewired for TV, so I want to draw on members' expertise. I'd like to get recommendations on swing-out mounting brackets (and places to purchase), and recommendations on small AC TVs. Are there any out there with built-in DVD players? That would be a nice bonus.

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Old 07-04-2014, 08:51 PM   #2
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We're sitting in a great RV park just out of Livingston, MT, and after five years traveling in our 19, have decided it's time. I'm prewired for TV, so I want to draw on members' expertise. I'd like to get recommendations on swing-out mounting brackets (and places to purchase), and recommendations on small AC TVs. Are there any out there with built-in DVD players? That would be a nice bonus.

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Hi: Bruce Wray... I'm quite partial to our 19" Toshiba w/ built in DVD player. Escape placed our TV arm on the edge of the wall. Staples has a good selection of TV arms...but we got the Escape one for our new 2014 5.0TA. Alf
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Old 07-04-2014, 09:04 PM   #3
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The jensen tv's are suposed to take the shaking from travel but i am no expert and they are a little pricey. They are 12 volt too i think

i have been looking at the forum and there seems to be two good mounts ( cant remember where)
One hangs down from an upper cabinet and the other is an arm that folds back to the wall and locks into place

I am trying to decie if mounting is the way to go
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Old 07-04-2014, 09:13 PM   #4
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I bought a mount at Lee Valley Tools, but gave it away after realizing that I didn't want stuff on the walls. The TV is stored under the bed and sits on a counter ( at least that's been the plan for two years since I got it ).
I have this one at home.
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Old 07-04-2014, 10:53 PM   #5
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Are there any out there with built-in DVD players?
Yes, and everything in one package is nice, but I would want Blu-ray and I haven't seen that combination.

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The jensen tv's are suposed to take the shaking from travel but i am no expert and they are a little pricey. They are 12 volt too i think
Jensen Heavy Duty makes equipment intended for mobile use, and that's what came in my motorhome. The smaller sizes are 12-volt (but the idiots at Damon powered mine from 120V AC), but the larger ones (e.g. 32") are AC-powered.
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I wonder about the claim that certain TVs are more able to take shaking.
It's not like they are full of tubes and soldered wires anymore. Pretty much everything is on a chip.
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I wonder about the claim that certain TVs are more able to take shaking.
It's not like they are full of tubes and soldered wires anymore. Pretty much everything is on a chip.
I don't think it's so much the vibration, although you could make a unit with better PCB, better solder points, etc to handle vibrations better. I think its more about handling temperature extremes and condensation. The ones meant for the home are more susceptible to that.
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The jensen tv's are suposed to take the shaking from travel but i am no expert and they are a little pricey. They are 12 volt too i think

i have been looking at the forum and there seems to be two good mounts ( cant remember where)
One hangs down from an upper cabinet and the other is an arm that folds back to the wall and locks into place

I am trying to decie if mounting is the way to go
A few good options here:

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Old 07-04-2014, 11:45 PM   #9
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Sorry, the mobile DVD players and TV accessories are at Jensen Heavy Duty, but the TVs are at JensenRVdirect.
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Old 07-04-2014, 11:50 PM   #10
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I wonder about the claim that certain TVs are more able to take shaking.
It's not like they are full of tubes and soldered wires anymore. Pretty much everything is on a chip.
Several chips, on printed circuit boards, attached by many wires to a glass display panel. As I recall, Jensen claims their panels are more shock-resistant.

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I don't think it's so much the vibration, although you could make a unit with better PCB, better solder points, etc to handle vibrations better. I think its more about handling temperature extremes and condensation.
I agree.

...but home units might be fine. Since no one rides in their trailer, it's hard to say how harsh the environment might be.
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