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Old 12-14-2016, 06:23 PM   #21
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What better way to try out the new tv and swing arm than to look at some Baja photos in our nicely warmed up to 44*F trailer.

Checked visibility from both sides of the dinette and the bed. Perfect, we're happy campers.

Mind you, looking at the campfire photo from Baja was pure torture. Oh well, only a month and a couple of days and we've be back there.

So, I've got my Jack antenna, new tv and the swing arm. Definitely more upscale now than watching tv with a tv stick on my netbook.

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Old 12-14-2016, 06:50 PM   #22
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Ok so my question is can you easily quickly connect/disconnect the TV from that nice swinging bracket, like for when on the road? I see a 4 screw issue... oh wait, instead of a screw driver you could get 4 screws with large knobs on them. Or maybe make a slipped-on bracket harness?
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Old 12-14-2016, 08:18 PM   #23
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The square plate that's bolted to the TV detaches from the arm quite easily. The plate and TV "hang" on the arm. 2 screws or 1 would do, keep it from bouncing off. Takes a few seconds to put on and remove.

Another option would be to put two wingnuts on the mounting studs for the bracket and drop the whole assembly on the bed for transport on rough roads.

But I might not even do that as the TV, when in the stowed position, is just above the top edge of my stowed flip up countertop. With a small rubber block between it and the TV it might be enough to allow it to remain in position on rough roads. Either way, no biggie, lots of options.

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Nice. And always transmission-ready.

Otherwise, we got Josie yesterday. Rescued, of course. Vet doesn't know what she is, is calling her a New Mexican Brown field dog. Very fiesty 45 pounds, might be 10 months old, not trailer trained yet.
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Old 12-14-2016, 08:53 PM   #25
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Cute pup, Myron.
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Whoa, some interesting comments for sure, the things I never knew.

First of all, there's no issue attaching the bracket in this location. The interior edge of the bulkhead may not be vertically continuous but that's not important. It's not the same as attaching a load at right angles to a stud that isn't anchored top and bottom. The arm base is attached by bolting through both panels and the interior structure. The panels may be thin by they serve to distribute the load over a wide area. The arm is rock solid.

Speaking of the arm, I'm happy with it. It was inexpensive and seems perfectly suited to the tv and the space.

We could have skipped installing the arm and put the tv on our flip up counter but then it'd have to be moved and it'd sort of be in the way even when being used. So, all in all, the arm was the way to go.

A couple of shots of the arm by its' self.

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Nice Ron . What is hanging down in corner of bedroom in corner ? Where did you get the nice TV arm ? Pat
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Nice. And always transmission-ready.

Otherwise, we got Josie yesterday. Rescued, of course. Vet doesn't know what she is, is calling her a New Mexican Brown field dog. Very fiesty 45 pounds, might be 10 months old, not trailer trained yet.
Nice looking pup Myron ! Good for you rescuing ! Pat
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Nice Ron . What is hanging down in corner of bedroom in corner ? Where did you get the nice TV arm ? Pat
That's my hanging fan. I like a small breeze on hot nights, my wife doesn't

So this gives me my targeted small breeze. It's right in front of the window opening so it's bringing in outside air and I can direct it to blow only at me.

Cheap junked computer fan and quiet, works for me.

The TV arm was from ebay, "articulating wall mount".

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That's my hanging fan. I like a small breeze on hot nights, my wife doesn't

So this gives me my targeted small breeze. It's right in front of the window opening so it's bringing in outside air and I can direct it to blow only at me.

Cheap junked computer fan and quiet, works for me.

The TV arm was from ebay, "articulating wall mount".

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Thanks Ron Pat
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Nice. And always transmission-ready.

Otherwise, we got Josie yesterday. Rescued, of course. Vet doesn't know what she is, is calling her a New Mexican Brown field dog. Very fiesty 45 pounds, might be 10 months old, not trailer trained yet.
You are going to be happy with Josie! You can tell by the look in her eyes. Gentle and loving, but some goofiness as well.
Take good care of her!
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