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Old 12-13-2016, 06:27 PM   #1
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TV swivel arm

I managed to push aside the frozen flap of my trailer cover in get in my frozen trailer to test fit my new swiveling arm for my new 19" tv.

Sorry for the crappy photos. Between the darkness from the trailer cover and not having the interior lights on the camera didn't focus even with the flash

I cut a piece of cardboard the exact size of the tv. I wanted to test the mounting position by holding the arm with C clamps. I didn't want to accidentally drop the tv before I'd even got to use it.

We wanted a location that worked 3 ways; could glance at the screen while watching the news and eating dinner; could watch from both sides of the dinette while turned sideways and lounging and be able to watch tv from the bed.

That bracket location seems to work just fine. So, if the door's not frozen shut tomorrow it'll be time to drill some holes and put a real tv on the arm.

The mounting plate is detachable and the tv will be detached for rough roads.

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Old 12-13-2016, 06:34 PM   #2
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Interesting mounting location Ron. I assume you sleep with your heads on the drivers side?

Our TV cable/antenna jack is mounted high on the bulkhead on the passenger side, so that location wouldn't work for us.
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Old 12-13-2016, 06:49 PM   #3
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Interesting mounting location Ron. I assume you sleep with your heads on the drivers side?
Uh, yeah! Any normal person would, you know.

That is where we were set up for a TV in our 19, though we never used it.
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Uh, yeah! Any normal person would, you know.

That is where we were set up for a TV in our 19, though we never used it.
Normal. Lol. You are actually describing yourself as normal my friend?
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Normal. Lol. You are actually describing yourself as normal my friend?
Well.... um.... I guess you got me there.
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Old 12-13-2016, 07:20 PM   #6
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Normal. Lol. You are actually describing yourself as normal my friend?
It IS normal!! We do too!
Albertans just make different choices
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Ok, I'll tell you why we sleep with our head on the passenger side, but you may find it strange.

I sleep better on my right side. Always have. And I like to face away from the center of the bed. My wife is a traditionalist who refuses to sleep closer to the door than her husband. I'm there to "protect her". Therefore, the inside position is mine and there's no two ways about it. Since I like to sleep on my right side, head on the passenger side it is!
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Old 12-13-2016, 07:37 PM   #8
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I thought everybody slept with their head on the DS. I Can't stand the fridge lights shinning in my eye and I got tired of hanging a towel over it.

We are moving our TV connections to the passenger side on the new camper so it setup for sleeping with head on DS.
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Ok, I'll tell you why we sleep with our head on the passenger side, but you may find it strange.

My wife is a traditionalist who refuses to sleep closer to the door than her husband. I'm there to "protect her"!
"Past tents"....
You probably kept barking to protect? There is NO door...
No wonder you two moved up
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I thought everybody slept with their head on the DS. I Can't stand the fridge lights shinning in my eye and I got tired of hanging a towel over it.

We are moving our TV connections to the passenger side on the new camper so it setup for sleeping with head on DS.
ETI recommends the tv bracket go on the driver's side on the 19' because the passenger side cabinet gable end is substantially scalloped. The gable end adjacent to the fridge is full sized and therefore fits the bracket better. The bracket can be placed near the edge of the panel which permits it the tv to be swung around the corner for viewing from the table. On the gable end next to the stove, the bracket would have to be mounted closer to the exterior and the tv would not be able to swing far enough around for viewing from the table. The bracket seems to work somewhat on Ron's trailer but it might have a longer reach or the tv is small enough. I think the gable is a little different on the second generations trailers too, but I'm not certain and too far away to check.
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