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Old 06-30-2016, 12:18 PM   #11
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Larry, here is my TV install. IMHO, a much better location than on the fridge wall. Visible from the bed, kitchen and half of the dinette. Wires are hidden and looks neat. I never used a 12v TV but had a 12v plug put back there as well. I reinforced the cabinet with a piece of paneling glued and screwed in place. There's cabinet framing up there that I used to screw the TV mount into.

After 25,000 miles on the road, the TV mount held up fine, very durable, and secure.

I also used a shelf ETI made up for me to locate my DVD and Sat-tv receiver over the bed and centered on the back window.

You will need electric and the cable outlet placed back there if its not too late in your build. Reace couldn't do an undercabinet 120AC mount so I had him put it nearby and simply ran the wires inside the cabinet myself to a box inside the cabinet and fished the plugs thru a small hole I covered with a faceplate.

Really wasn't a lot of work but sure worked better for us than the swing arm which looked kind of funky to me.
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Old 06-30-2016, 12:59 PM   #12
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Larry, here is my TV install. IMHO, a much better location than on the fridge wall. Visible from the bed, kitchen and half of the dinette. Wires are hidden and looks neat. I never used a 12v TV but had a 12v plug put back there as well. I reinforced the cabinet with a piece of paneling glued and screwed in place. There's cabinet framing up there that I used to screw the TV mount into.

After 25,000 miles on the road, the TV mount held up fine, very durable, and secure.

I also used a shelf ETI made up for me to locate my DVD and Sat-tv receiver over the bed and centered on the back window.

You will need electric and the cable outlet placed back there if its not too late in your build. Reace couldn't do an undercabinet 120AC mount so I had him put it nearby and simply ran the wires inside the cabinet myself to a box inside the cabinet and fished the plugs thru a small hole I covered with a faceplate.

Really wasn't a lot of work but sure worked better for us than the swing arm which looked kind of funky to me.
Gregg Escape arm isn't funky just was pricey at the time . Better now with exchange rate . Because we have the 22 in tv it is kind of big for the trailer . Eye's not what they used to be . With the tv being that big ,didn't go with your suggestion because didn't want to block any windows . On the fridge wall it swings out of the way when not used . Can swing it out and see from dinette . Make the dinette into a lounge if we were going to watch say a movie , will remove it and it sits at kitchen so it is closer to hear especially when at the beach . Your setup was another idea but with our 22 wouldn't have worked as nice as yours . Pat
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Old 06-30-2016, 06:39 PM   #13
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Larry, here is my TV install. IMHO, a much better location than on the fridge wall. Visible from the bed, kitchen and half of the dinette. Wires are hidden and looks neat. I never used a 12v TV but had a 12v plug put back there as well. I reinforced the cabinet with a piece of paneling glued and screwed in place. There's cabinet framing up there that I used to screw the TV mount into.

After 25,000 miles on the road, the TV mount held up fine, very durable, and secure.

I also used a shelf ETI made up for me to locate my DVD and Sat-tv receiver over the bed and centered on the back window.

You will need electric and the cable outlet placed back there if its not too late in your build. Reace couldn't do an undercabinet 120AC mount so I had him put it nearby and simply ran the wires inside the cabinet myself to a box inside the cabinet and fished the plugs thru a small hole I covered with a faceplate.

Really wasn't a lot of work but sure worked better for us than the swing arm which looked kind of funky to me.
Thanks Greg, you did a beautiful job! I like it, I may have to take in in the shorts for the folding arm bracket Escape sent me and get a overhead one. They put the electronic/connections/outlet on the frig. wall and the player in the overhead cabinet next to it. I maybe able to get a long Colfax cable and extension cord for the TV and run it overhead and down through the cabinet if I put it where you have it. I'll go over it with the boss, my wife. I see you owned a Casita. We had one also. A 16' one we sold to buy the Escape. We love the 19' Escape, much better than the Casita (though the Casita was nice also). My wife retires in Jan. and we plan on spending a lot of time on the road in neat places. Thanks again! Larry
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Old 06-30-2016, 08:49 PM   #14
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Nah, easy to do. Just thinking about it, you could solve your problem simply by having an rv shop pull the refrig to get to the tv and power connection, reroute them thru the wire bundle in the overhead cabinet to the back corner and have the connections reinstalled back where the tv is going to be. To keep it simple, I'd have them hidden in the overhead and drill a 1/2 or 3/4" hole next to the tv mount and fish the wires up thru it. Cover the hole with a faceplate painted with Krylon Fusion khaki and voila'!

Only complication I'd see is whether the rerouted wires could be hidden in the refrig cabinet, there's a "hot zone" back there for the chimney. Worst case, the wires are stashed in a wireloom and run up the outside of the fridge wall.

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Nah, easy to do. Just thinking about it, you could solve your problem simply by having an rv shop pull the refrig to get to the tv and power connection, reroute them thru the wire bundle in the overhead cabinet to the back corner and have the connections reinstalled back where the tv is going to be. To keep it simple, I'd have them hidden in the overhead and drill a 1/2 or 3/4" hole next to the tv mount and fish the wires up thru it. Cover the hole with a faceplate painted with Krylon Fusion khaki and voila'!

Only complication I'd see is whether the rerouted wires could be hidden in the refrig cabinet, there's a "hot zone" back there for the chimney. Worst case, the wires are stashed in a wireloom and run up the outside of the fridge wall.

Anything's possible...

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Greg, Sounds doable, I'll go over to the RV shop in Durango (45minutes away, we are in Cortez, Co.) and see how much they charge to move stuff around. Wish I got on this forum before we had the Escape built! I'll drop you a line and let you know what we did. Thanks again, you must be a good handy man!
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Should be easy for an rv or stereo shop to find 12v up there, maybe come off your stereo. If you don't need an antenna connection, just buy a cheap 12v tv with a dvd player. No messing with the refrig and much easier.

Check your tv, it may already be able to run on 12v, my Insignia 19" was 110v with a converter from 15v, I tried a 12v plug from the cig ighter to rhe tv and it works fine.
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Should be easy for an rv or stereo shop to find 12v up there, maybe come off your stereo. If you don't need an antenna connection, just buy a cheap 12v tv with a dvd player. No messing with the refrig and much easier.

Check your tv, it may already be able to run on 12v, my Insignia 19" was 110v with a converter from 15v, I tried a 12v plug from the cig ighter to rhe tv and it works fine.
Greg, our frig. does run off of 12V along w/propane and 120V. We got the big frig.w/freezer and love it. Just like home! I thought about a TV w/DVD player but we already paid for the one they put in, comes w/CD player & radio. The only cig. lighter I know of is the one in my truck. I do have a cheap 12V inverter that plugs into the truck cig. lighter, I use to play tapes on a old tape player(one in the truck radio is broken), when I'm on a long drive. I'm going to bring it to the RV shop after the 4th and see what they can do. I'm kind of scared to mess with too much of it, especially drilling holes in the walls. The overhead I don't mind, but I don't know what is behind the paneling. If your ever in the SW drop a line and stop by, I could use your skills! tks! Larry
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Greg, our frig. does run off of 12V along w/propane and 120V. We got the big frig.w/freezer and love it. Just like home! I thought about a TV w/DVD player but we already paid for the one they put in, comes w/CD player & radio. The only cig. lighter I know of is the one in my truck. I do have a cheap 12V inverter that plugs into the truck cig. lighter, I use to play tapes on a old tape player(one in the truck radio is broken), when I'm on a long drive. I'm going to bring it to the RV shop after the 4th and see what they can do. I'm kind of scared to mess with too much of it, especially drilling holes in the walls. The overhead I don't mind, but I don't know what is behind the paneling. If your ever in the SW drop a line and stop by, I could use your skills! tks! Larry
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we haven't bought a tv yet waiting to figure all this out. LB
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Old 08-15-2017, 07:33 PM   #19
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Resurrecting this thread for some advice with our TV set-up. Have a 2010 19' that was sold "TV Ready" but we haven't installed one yet. Planning to get a 19" TV/DVD combo that runs on 12V and installing in the back.

We found this picture in our trailer documentation...does the yellow area indicate where the wall has been reinforced for a wall mount?

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I have never seen a piece of paper like that in any of my documentation for 2012/2014/2016 units. That said, you will probably want to mount it on the corner where there is a "stud" that will support the tv on a tv mount. If you mount it anywhere else other than near the edge, when you open the cantilever it may hit the exterior wall. I made that mistake and had to move mine to the edge.
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