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Old 04-15-2014, 09:31 AM   #21
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TV1-025H locking articulating wall mount is from MOR/ryde Home
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Old 04-15-2014, 06:33 PM   #22
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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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Couldn't agree more. Tammy also talked to me about using this design for the 21's but something changed and it didn't go forward.

The swing out tv arm seemed kind of lame to me. I feel (prejudiced of course) that this is a huge improvement over the tv arm. I did the first one in a Casita with a piece of wood grained shelving from Lowes. Second one was a little larger and it got easier to build.

I had the shelf made at the factory when I ordered the trailer (30x12, I think). I deleted the tv arm but had them run cable to the corner and also locate a 110v plug where I could use it for the tv. As it turned out, I ran a coax from the plug and put a double 110v inside the cabinet so the wires for the tv, etc. go up thru a hole which really cleaned things up. I also added a piece of matching paneling to double strengthen the area where the tv went, glued and screwed it in place. I leave the tv in place just like I did with my Casita when we're on the road. So far, after 12,000 miles, no problems.

If I were ever to do another one, I'd find a way to run all the wiring behind the tv and/or use a wire cover to hide them a little better. It doesn't bug me now so I live with the way it is.

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Old 04-15-2014, 07:00 PM   #23
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Greg, what's the little panel to the left of the TV, has red/yel/green indictors and an led readout?
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I believe that is a 12v gauge or meter….
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Old 04-15-2014, 07:15 PM   #25
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yep. like it better than the lights on the panel. I had a 12v gauge back there which is going to come in handy because I'm going to switch to a 12v tv one of these days.
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Old 04-15-2014, 10:38 PM   #26
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I use one of these in my T@B and use a hard case for the TV. Takes a min or so to clip it on or off.

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We did have the wall reinforced. We brought our TV, we all just started talking about something else(awning I think) and left without getting it done. Rob just finished putting it up and it looks great. We can swivel it to the dinette or have it face the bed. Still aren't sure about leaving it on for travel.

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Robbie, what size television? Looking at a 19 or 21 inch for our 21 trailer but want to be sure it'll fit alongside the cabinet and still swivel out to view from the dinette. Don't know how deep that cabinet wall is.
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Old 11-07-2014, 06:38 PM   #28
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When we picked up our 17b, we were advised not to travel with the TV in place, using the standard ETI mount. I have been thinking of ways around that for our new 21, but Donna's description of a trailer as 'an earthquake going down the road' sticks with me. I have images of the tv coming off the mount, or the mount pulling out of the wall.

We got a plastic bin to hold our TV, and it stores nicely under the 17b bed. Most of the time the TV stays there, but when we want to take it out, it is only a 5 minute job to hook it up to the mount, the antenna, and the DVD player. Really not too bad.
Hi Leon. I also have a 17B and am considering installing a TV. Do have any photos or advice regarding your setup? What size is your TV? Did you get the mount from Escape? Thanks. Malcolm C.
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When we picked up our 17b, we were advised not to travel with the TV in place, using the standard ETI mount. I have been thinking of ways around that for our new 21, but Donna's description of a trailer as 'an earthquake going down the road' sticks with me. I have images of the tv coming off the mount, or the mount pulling out of the wall.

We got a plastic bin to hold our TV, and it stores nicely under the 17b bed. Most of the time the TV stays there, but when we want to take it out, it is only a 5 minute job to hook it up to the mount, the antenna, and the DVD player. Really not too bad.
We now have the 21' and the 22" Samsung television. We picked up a locking arm mount at camping world. The arm lengths were too short to mount the TV above the vanity and and allow it for viewing from dinette. Took it back and found this:
Amazon.com: TV Wall Mount Locking Cantilever 25" extension BLACK 404L LCD LED (full-motion): Electronics.
Perfect to mount for viewing from bed and swing out for viewing from dinette. Locks in the closed position and fully intend to leave in place for travel. Only downside is plate for back of TV is large and I will need to trim down so it does not stick out above the TV and look funky. I will post pictues after I install.
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Old 11-07-2014, 08:12 PM   #30
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I have kept my tv mounted and strapped to the wall for travel for over 12,000 miles without any issues in both the 19 and 21 Escapes.
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