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Old 12-03-2013, 02:35 PM   #21
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I have the NAXA 17" with a DVD player built in. One of the nice things is that it is a native 12vdc TV.

BUT When you are below the TV on the bed for example, even with the TV tilted down as low as it can go, images start to look ghostly, or like a negative. I think the off axis view of this monitor is poor.

Testing the now famous $98.00 32" I put it on a TV tray, hooked it up to my Roku and layed on the floor in front of it and the off axis viewing did not have the same problem.

Can't say for sure if the bigger NAXA does either, but not crazy about the 17.
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Old 12-03-2013, 05:38 PM   #22
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Again, bigger than the build sheet says the arm can handle. Do you think Escape is that far behind the times that they are still thinking about the old style TVs? I figured I'd just give them a call when the time for manufacturing our trailer got a bit closer.
Ray, we purchased this 19" tv for our Escape 19 (http://www.escapeforum.org/forums/f8...rugs-1825.html). It fits well on the rear bulkhead between the fridge and bed. I would not want to go much bigger (if at all) with a tv as it would begin to encroach on the view from the windows or stick out past the edge of the bulkhead and interfere with passage in the hallway.
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Old 12-03-2013, 09:33 PM   #23
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Any fear of your LIQUID Crystal Display freezing, Jim?
Seriously, temperature extremes are a challenge for home electronics. Jensen makes a line of TVs which are billed as suitable for use in vehicles, and my motorhome came with (more than) one. No problems, but maybe ordinary household stuff would stand up okay, too; they've been repeatedly frozen, and have been vibrated by 20,000 km on a truck chassis.
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Old 12-03-2013, 09:36 PM   #24
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I looked it up on Wiki. There is no liquid in a liquid crystal display. I could go on, but that's all I remember accurately.
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Old 12-03-2013, 09:44 PM   #25
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I looked it up on Wiki. There is no liquid in a liquid crystal display. I could go on, but that's all I remember accurately.
Thus, your smiley face...
but LCDs don't like low temperatures - even the ones in a car respond poorly until they warm up.
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Old 12-03-2013, 11:56 PM   #26
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Dave - Just received a reply from Reace regarding installing a 24" TV in our 19'. He said the weight should be fine; however, as you indicated, there would be a limited swing for the bracket. Thanks for confirming that a 19" would be best.
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Old 12-04-2013, 06:37 AM   #27
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Dave - Just received a reply from Reace regarding installing a 24" TV in our 19'. He said the weight should be fine; however, as you indicated, there would be a limited swing for the bracket. Thanks for confirming that a 19" would be best.
I roughly measured the 32" TV horizontally and it came out to about 15" from center. The space to the Fridge corner was a little shorter than that. So swinging the TV fully perpendicular to the fridge is not possible, but it should still be viewable from the dinette even being slightly off axis. Getting by it into the bed will be impossible, but it is not possible really even with the 17 without swinging it out of the way.

From the bed it will be across and in the corner and should be easily viewable, maybe too easily being so large.

It is about 2 lbs too heavy too but as long as we take it down for transit, that should be OK.

When we get back from Hawaii I will mount the sucker and end the speculation.
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Old 12-04-2013, 07:20 AM   #28
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Hi: DeadEyeDan... Here's what we did with our 19" Toshiba w/dvd. It just clears the light under the cabinet and locks to the wall with a slide lock so it travels there. Alf
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Hi: DeadEyeDan... Here's what we did with our 19" Toshiba w/dvd. It just clears the light under the cabinet and locks to the wall with a slide lock so it travels there. Alf
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Looks good! In our case the arm is already there, so it is just a matter of accomodating the larger TV, or not. Worse comes to worse, we paid 98.00 for the TV, we can use it somewhere at home.
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Old 12-04-2013, 11:00 AM   #30
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Hi: DeadEyeDan... Here's what we did with our 19" Toshiba w/dvd. It just clears the light under the cabinet and locks to the wall with a slide lock so it travels there. Alf
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Any chance of getting a shot of the slide lock arrangement?
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Any chance of getting a shot of the slide lock arrangement?
Hi: padlin...Thought someone would ask!!! Alf
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Old 12-17-2016, 01:12 PM   #32
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I don't think it would be too big for viewing, especially if you could stay 8-10' back, but you would need to keep it somewhere other than mounted, or it surely would get in the way.

Remember though, this is coming from a guy who does not have a TV in his trailer. Maybe someday when I retire.
Hi Jim - we've got a new 5.0 TA on order and are trying to figure out if we need the extendable TV arm. We don't watch much TV but think it might be nice for watching a football game (go Broncos!) or the news every now and then while traveling.
We're thinking of ordering the TV mount back in the dinette area where it would seem to be most out of the way. We're also wondering, though, if we can just do without the mount and place a small TV on the "cabinet" top that's just inside the front entry door on the 5.0. It seems like the TV could be seen from the dinette area and the TV itself could just be stored somewhere (under the bed?) while not in use (which would be most of the time). Thanks for your thoughts,
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Old 12-17-2016, 01:29 PM   #33
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Hi Jim - we've got a new 5.0 TA on order and are trying to figure out if we need the extendable TV arm. We don't watch much TV but think it might be nice for watching a football game (go Broncos!) or the news every now and then while traveling.
We're thinking of ordering the TV mount back in the dinette area where it would seem to be most out of the way. We're also wondering, though, if we can just do without the mount and place a small TV on the "cabinet" top that's just inside the front entry door on the 5.0. It seems like the TV could be seen from the dinette area and the TV itself could just be stored somewhere (under the bed?) while not in use (which would be most of the time). Thanks for your thoughts,
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John.....you do realize you resurrected a three year old thread.
If it were me (and I did do it this way) I would go for the mount in the "standard" location for the 5.0TA, which is on the end of the wall facing the bed above the cabinet you reference. The arm slips out of the mount so when not in use it is not in the way. It can be watched from the dinette or swung around and watched in bed. IMHO, the dinette area is too compact and conjested to be a good location for a TV.
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FWIW, I carry the tv in it's original box on the side of the bed and set it on either the stove top or setup one of the little plastic outdoor tables in the aisle for it. If it gets to the point where I want to watch it more I'll go with an arm.
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Old 12-18-2016, 07:30 AM   #35
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John.....you do realize you resurrected a three year old thread.
If it were me (and I did do it this way) I would go for the mount in the "standard" location for the 5.0TA, which is on the end of the wall facing the bed above the cabinet you reference. The arm slips out of the mount so when not in use it is not in the way. It can be watched from the dinette or swung around and watched in bed. IMHO, the dinette area is too compact and conjested to be a good location for a TV.
Hi! Sorry about the old thread, but I was hoping to get some input from a kind soul like yourself. From your reply, it doesn't sound too difficult to remove the TV and arm and stow them. I guess the thing we didn't like about the standard location is having the TV (which we don't plan on using all that often) a bit in the way all the time.
Thanks again for your reply.
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Old 12-18-2016, 08:00 AM   #36
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I haven't read this whole thread (or related past threads), but have you considered folding and pivoting under-the-cabinet RV TV mounts like this one?: TV1-080H ‚Äď Friction Pivot Ceiling Mount - Mor-ryde International TV1-080H - TV Accessories - Camping World
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Old 12-18-2016, 08:30 AM   #37
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tv arm

We bought a JVC 24 in TV/DVD and it fits on swivel arm that ETI sold us . It does not interfere with walking down the aisle and you can see it from bed and dinette .We use a 400 watt inverter to run it if boon-docking .I think it was under a $100 at SAMS club 2 years ago .A 24 inch is about as big as you want it for the Escape 21 otherwise it intrudes into the aisle .
We still are having trouble getting the Jack antenna to work properly no blue lights at all . Jim
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Old 12-18-2016, 01:01 PM   #38
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The one I just installed was $16.18 on ebay. It's perfect for the location I wanted to install the TV. A larger TV wouldn't work in that location as well as it wouldn't be able to be stored flat against the wall, it'd have to stay at an angle. Actually, on the 2nd gen 19, with the more vertical walls, a larger TV than mine probably could be installed.

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TV Wall Mount LCD LED Articulat Swing Arm Full Motion Rotating Monitor Flat NEW

$15.94

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