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Old 11-08-2015, 08:34 AM   #1
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Installing A Television in a 2006 17b

Anybody install a Television in a 17b? Looking for tips and suggestions on installation and what type of mount to use. Saw a Samsung 19 inch in London Drugs that looked like it has a separate transformer so I could have a direct 12v in.
Would like to have a mount that I could move around so I could see it from either end of the Trailer.
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Old 11-08-2015, 09:13 AM   #2
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Anybody install a Television in a 17b? Looking for tips and suggestions on installation and what type of mount to use. Saw a Samsung 19 inch in London Drugs that looked like it has a separate transformer so I could have a direct 12v in.
Would like to have a mount that I could move around so I could see it from either end of the Trailer.
I have a 21" Samsung TV that I rigged to use 12 volt direct. Ended up having to add a bunch of filters to eliminate hum and picture noise. Wouldn't do again. I'd go with a 12 volt Naxa or Jensen. The Samsung will work with a small inverter or just straight 120 volt. The inverter does add inefficiently.
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Several slide-in mounts are available. Similar to this (VESA pattern):

YachtsOfStuff.com Connects Boaters to MAJ-BKTLA-7C Wall Mount Bracket, Vesa, 75mm & 100mm.
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My tv mount that came with my Escape was mounted on the large dinette side of the fridge cabinet. It can be positioned to view the tv from either the "bed" (large dinette) or the small dinette. Of course it is easier to see from the bed due to the 19" size.
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You have to have had that wall reinforced during build or make sure that you hit framing when installing TV mount.
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I have a 21" Samsung TV that I rigged to use 12 volt direct. Ended up having to add a bunch of filters to eliminate hum and picture noise. Wouldn't do again. I'd go with a 12 volt Naxa or Jensen. The Samsung will work with a small inverter or just straight 120 volt. The inverter does add inefficiently.

I believe the Samsung is a nominal 14 volt input which may cause some issues when using a volt or so less. I currently use a RCA 19" LED flat panel; which uses a 12 volt DC nominal input and it works just fine. I previously used a RCA 15" same configuration in the motor home I had prior to the Escape it also worked out successfully. The limit with the RCA is, once you go to the next screen size up 22" + it only has a 110 V AC input.
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I believe the Samsung is a nominal 14 volt input which may cause some issues when using a volt or so less. I currently use a RCA 19" LED flat panel; which uses a 12 volt DC nominal input and it works just fine. I previously used a RCA 15" same configuration in the motor home I had prior to the Escape it also worked out successfully. The limit with the RCA is, once you go to the next screen size up 22" + it only has a 110 V AC input.
I have a 12V RCA TV/DVD combo that works great. Huge viewing angles makes it easy to view.

22" RCA 12v LED TV DVD Combo, DECK22DR RoadTrucker
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I have a 12V RCA TV/DVD combo that works great. Huge viewing angles makes it easy to view.

22" RCA 12v LED TV DVD Combo, DECK22DR RoadTrucker
Charlie, the 19" was the largest available 12 v DC RCA when I bought mine. This must be fairly new they, indicate on their website "the RCA 12 Volt 22" LED TV DVD Combo is RCA's latest and largest 12 Volt TV with a DVD player for you to enjoy on the road, while in your vehicle". I really like the picture quality.
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I have a 21" Samsung TV that I rigged to use 12 volt direct. Ended up having to add a bunch of filters to eliminate hum and picture noise. Wouldn't do again. I'd go with a 12 volt Naxa or Jensen. The Samsung will work with a small inverter or just straight 120 volt. The inverter does add inefficiently.
The TV works fine with the regular 12 volt plus from the trailer. The problem I had was hum on the audio and rolling interference on the screen. Post 10 in this thread shows stuff I had to use to block it out:


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You have to have had that wall reinforced during build or make sure that you hit framing when installing TV mount.
Or, you could install a cabinet like I did that uses pressure between the counter and the upper cabinets and mount the swing arm to that. See posting in Latest Mods Latest Mods
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99% of the time there is no tv signal where we camp, so we just keep the tv in a large laptop bag under the seat.
when we take it out to watch, we just put it on the stove cover.

I do like the rca 22 inch with the built in DVD, that would be like our cabin, again no tv signal but the local corner store rents dvds cheap and almost current releases.

We have a 17B and the tv was mounted to the dinette side of the fridge and was a pain in the a$$. We pretty much ripped it of the wall a number of times and had to put lots of holes in the cabinet. So we just gave up on it.
We could never figure out the best place for it.

Well I guess we did figure out the best place, under the seat...
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Well I guess we did figure out the best place, under the seat...
Ditto.
I even bought an articulated TV mount from Lee Valley Tools. Spent the length of two Simpson's episodes contemplating how I would mount it. Couldn't see where it wouldn't just be a pain in head, and besides, the mount alone weighed seven pounds.
Our TV is only 15" and I have a 7" DVD player. Both are under the bed.
We have four TVs at home, 500 channels and Netflix, so I'm not against TV. I just can't be bothered with it when camping.
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Ditto.
I even bought an articulated TV mount from Lee Valley Tools. Spent the length of two Simpson's episodes contemplating how I would mount it.
By then, Homer would have had the TV duct taped to the back window. The outside of the back window.

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