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Old 09-23-2009, 01:29 PM   #1
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Hello to everyone. I just took delivery of my new 17B Escape. It is fabulous (I was a Casita owner previously). Right now I'm trying it out, checking how everything works etc. I have a question which someone might be able to help me with. I have had a 19" tv mounted on a swivel arm to the side of the fridge / microwave cabinet. Is it really necessary to dismont the tv every time I go out on the road. Reace advised me to do so, but I'm not sure if he was safeguarding the mount or the tv. What do the rest of you typically do. Is there any way to leave the tv mounted while driving or is it a MUST DO that it be dismounted. I would appreciate any help on this. Thanks.
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Old 09-23-2009, 05:53 PM   #2
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Re: 19 inch tv

Congratulations and welcome. I for one have not tried using a fastener system, but I think others have. I just take it down and put it in the cupboard (wardrobe) , but I'm thinking about just putting it under the bed covers.
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Old 09-23-2009, 09:08 PM   #3
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Hi: gabe...and welcome!!! We have a 19" flat screen Toshiba TV and it is mounted to the wall at the foot of the bed. The wall was reinforced by Reace and the arm installed before we bought the trailer. It has a slide gate type lock that holds it securely to the wall for travel. We have towed 6000+ km's this summer and no problemo!!! The TV stays put and we just unlock it and swing out as necessary. Here's some pics!!! Alf
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Re: 19 inch tv

Thank you Sandra L. and Escape Artist. I could just take it down and lie it out on the bed, but I think I'm going to rig up some kind of latch system to hold it steady against the wall..............what's to lose...............except my tv..............and maybe a chunk of the wall, but I'm an optimist!!!!
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Old 09-23-2009, 10:59 PM   #5
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Re: 19 inch tv

We just use a bungie cord to hold ours to stop it from extending out.. works well..
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Old 10-27-2009, 11:11 AM   #6
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Re: 19 inch tv

I too thought about leaving our 19" tv on the latch while we towed on our recent trip. However, I opted to be safe and take it down & lay it on the queen bed in our 19. Turns out it wasn't all that inconvenient as there is only a single knob to unscrew in order to take it down. We figure that since it isn't a big effort, we'll keep doing that for now.
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Old 11-28-2012, 05:12 PM   #7
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Hi Alf,
I too will be having Reace reinforce a wall and install an extending arm for my 19" Toshiba TV/DVD. Is the "slide gate type lock that holds it securely to the wall" already part of the arm purchased from Escape or are you referring to something additional? When I tried to explain it to Tammy, she wasn't sure what it was. Do you happen to have a picture of the locking device you could post?
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Hi Alf,
I too will be having Reace reinforce a wall and install an extending arm for my 19" Toshiba TV/DVD. Is the "slide gate type lock that holds it securely to the wall" already part of the arm purchased from Escape or are you referring to something additional? When I tried to explain it to Tammy, she wasn't sure what it was. Do you happen to have a picture of the locking device you could post?
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Hi: Carol R...Here's a pic of the TV lock. I believe it's a cabinet lock from Lee Valley Tools. Alf
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Old 11-28-2012, 09:39 PM   #9
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Aha, I see :>) Did Reace install that at the same time he mounted the tv extension arm or did you buy the lock from Lee Valley Tools and install it some time after you bought your 5.0?
Thank you so much for your response and pictures!
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Aha, I see :>) Did Reace install that at the same time he mounted the tv extension arm or did you buy the lock from Lee Valley Tools and install it some time after you bought your 5.0?
Thank you so much for your response and pictures!
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Hi: Carol R... These questions I can't answer as we bought our rig used. I do know Reace reinforced the wall so the TV arm could be installed there. I believe the previous owners did the rest. The only thing we didn't get was the actual TV. I purchased it after owning the trailer for a year and mounted it to the arm. Alf
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