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Old 03-29-2014, 09:02 PM   #1
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Television mounts

We are trying to sort out TV mounts for our 21' order. In the picture the mount appears to have a latch. Does anyone have this that can comment? Is anyone successful in leaving TV in place while underway?

We are also looking at this Travel TV Wall Mount

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Would like to be able to move TV from bed to dinette. Anyone have experience with this? Again can you travel with in place?
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Old 03-29-2014, 09:38 PM   #2
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I have the same TV mount pictured in your post (ETI supplied and installed). There is a latch that connects the swing arm to the wall mounting bracket which would allow for repositioning to another wall mount bracket. However, I'd be surprised if an additional wall mount bracket only is offered since they are sold as a set with the corresponding swing arm. There is no provision for securing a mounted TV for travel, but it's only a single bolt with thumb wheel to attach the TV to the bracket.
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Old 03-29-2014, 11:42 PM   #3
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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.
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I too was told NOT to keep the tv in the mount while traveling! Donna is right. I kept my 19" in the cupboard with foam around it, and my 24" in the box it came in on the mattress of the small dinette, in front of the bath compartment. (I sleep in the large one.)
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I have never taken my TV off the wall in my Escape, in the 19 nor 21. That said, they were both mounted on the "reinforced wall" and simply tied back with a small bungee and 2 hooks. Both models were 15" led with dvd and relatively light. KISS method.
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Old 03-30-2014, 04:26 PM   #6
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In our EggCamper we simply put our TV on the bed, under one of the covers which we tucked in. It never moved out of place.
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We picked up our 21 a couple of weeks ago. In the excitement they forgot to attach the TV mount and we forgot also. My husband is going to attach and is a bit nervous about drilling into the trailer. Reace told him where it goes and that wall is also reinforced. Reace suggested taking the TV off every time we travel. We are looking at maybe doing a bungee lie Jim. Ours is a 19 in. TV.

We were a bit upset when we realized that step was missed, but the trailer was already on its way over the border.
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We picked up our 21 a couple of weeks ago. In the excitement they forgot to attach the TV mount and we forgot also. My husband is going to attach and is a bit nervous about drilling into the trailer. Reace told him where it goes and that wall is also reinforced. Reace suggested taking the TV off every time we travel. We are looking at maybe doing a bungee lie Jim. Ours is a 19 in. TV.

We were a bit upset when we realized that step was missed, but the trailer was already on its way over the border.
We must have picked ours up just after you...
Reace didn't install ours either. He explained he wasn't sure where on the wall to put it without the TV we were going to use. He would have installed it if we'd brought the set with us.

I retrospect, I should have spent $35 reinforcing the wall facing the bed instead of $95 on the ETI provided mount and bought a $25 mount (which I did anyway) when I bought the TV. Oh well...
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Old 03-31-2014, 04:29 PM   #9
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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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Similar story, we ordered the TV mount but didn't bring the TV set with us when we picked up our 21. During the origination, Dave show where to place the TV mount. Turns out that we won't use the mount as the TV would stick out too much (it's a 26" size). So we just place it atop the cabinet similar as seem in the video.

When we had our 19, we always took the TV down when traveling and just laid it on the bed. We will also do the same with the 21, lay the TV on the bed.
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