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Old 03-31-2014, 05:12 PM   #11
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Not only shouldn't you travel with the TV mounted, you should make sure the shelves in the fridge door aren't filled with heavy stuff.
I broke one of mine on a washboard road, which I was able to repair with some aluminum trim.
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Old 03-31-2014, 05:40 PM   #12
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We haven't had need for a TV in 5 years yet, but if and when I do, I can't imagine keeping it mounted while traveling. I do travel on some rougher roads at times, and would not trust the mount (or the mounting of it) to the stress put on it when bouncing.

I also would want to find a good place to keep it when travelling, as on the bed would not be convenient for me, as I would find it in the way when not using it.

I do have a mount to use, should I want to put it up, and it easily allows the TV to be taken down.
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Old 03-31-2014, 06:15 PM   #13
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I bought a TV mount from Lee Valley Tools.
Then I gave it away.
Didn't want the TV hanging off the wall, getting in the way.
It's only a 13" and sits on a stand. Stored in a bucket under the bed, pretty much permanently since we haven't used it since we bought it.
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I bought a TV mount from Lee Valley Tools.
Then I gave it away.
Didn't want the TV hanging off the wall, getting in the way.
It's only a 13" and sits on a stand. Stored in a bucket under the bed, pretty much permanently since we haven't used it since we bought it.
Pretty much my story to date. Bought a mount from Escape, not even sure where it is. I bet if I brought a TV, it would just sit under the bed like yours. I imagine someday when we travel more extensively, a TV would be better used. I plan on using a computer for that, it works great.
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Old 04-15-2014, 12:38 AM   #15
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here's my tv/dvd/sat in my 19.
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Old 04-15-2014, 01:46 AM   #16
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Greggo, nicely done. That's a nice idea and it looks great! Just might have to steal it.
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Old 04-15-2014, 02:07 AM   #17
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Greggo, nicely done. That's a nice idea and it looks great! Just might have to steal it.
Thanks. Easy to do. ETI made the shelf. I used 5" bolts, washers, stop nuts, 4 1/2" pvc pipe sections and snap caps painted with Krylon plastic paint. Drilling thru cabinets in a shiny new trailer was a little intimidating but I figured enough duct tape could cover up mistakes!

I've made two others and it gets easier. PM me anytime and I'll share some hints.

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I was going to ask what you used for a finish as it is a good match. Great idea though, one to keep in mind. Did you have the shelves made as part of the initial build or as an afterthought?
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Has anyone had experience using the Locking Cantilever Mount from Camping world or Single Swing Arm Mount with lock , TV1-025H ? from Moview: WDSL Double Swing Arm w/ Lock.
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Greg, thanks for the information, you just may hear from me. I wouldn't do anything to an Escape that doesn't add to it's quality and appearance, and your modification does that in spades. Again, nicely done!

I was looking for a molded double mount, one above the other, to hold the stereo and DVD. Finding the correct size and appearance is impossible, and making a molded one is above my ability. But doing as you've done is right up my alley.

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