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Old 01-30-2013, 02:02 PM   #1
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Hey ya'll!

I've been trying to hunt down a monitor mounting solution for my 24" computer LCD monitor in my ole 17' Casista SD. My needs are a little bit more specific/difficult than just having a semi-static TV mounted on the wall or ceiling. I'll be doing photo editing with the screen so I need to pull out from a stored position down towards the table. I'll be in this trailer for a year, so I figure it might be worth the extra work right now vs. just figuring out a simple foam storage solution. My ideal location is in the ceiling corner where the factory TV hook up's are.

I've looked at tons of options and read a lot of forum post:

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Levitate monitor arm | Atdec screen desk mount

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I'm not sure if it's possible but I would love to ceiling mount my screen and have it pull down towards the table. I'm even willing to figure out my own method to lock it in place. This is the best solution I've seen so far but sadly it's way too short. Maybe it's too short because what I want just isn't possible? Have ya'll seen anything like this but longer:

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Old 01-30-2013, 02:19 PM   #2
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I wonder if I could flip the collar on this upside town and mount it on the ceiling?

Ergotron 45-241-026 LX Desk Mount LCD Arm\


Here are some better images of that bracket. Looks like I would have to drill some holes in the base plate and remove the desk clamp, no big deal!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824994063
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Old 01-30-2013, 03:11 PM   #3
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See if something at Lee Valley Tools suits your application. Lots of neat solutions.

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I think if you can drop a pole from the corner where we would normally hang a TV and then put a mount like you are linking to on the pole you would be in business.

I install a lotof Chief mounts and they are very nice.

Flat Panel Dual Arm Pole Mount - KPD110 Series

To give you an idea.
Do you have the factory TV shelf too?
If yes then you could drop a pipe to it from the under cabinet spot and then slide the mount along it to get it to the table and slide it up when just watching TV.

You could also just use any old pipe for the drop and a Manfrotto Superclamp to clamp a monitor to the pipe,it really depends on your whim and gear in particular.

Manfrotto 035 Super Clamp without Stud 035 B&H Photo Video

Is this sort of what you have in mind?

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You can also just use any clamp on arm probably to a drop pole I think.

The Ergo mounts are nice and almost any commercial grade arm would work.

My favorite looking are from Doug Mockett.

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You can also just use any clamp on arm probably to a drop pole I think.

The Ergo mounts are nice and almost any commercial grade arm would work.

My favorite looking are from Doug Mockett.

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Thanks Ed! Good info! I picked up that Ergo arm from NewEgg, price was right...I think I can make it work. I'll let ya'll know
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I am just thinking the pole would give you much more vertical drop so the arm can get maximum horizontal reach.

Remember with a setup like this you will need to have a secured return position for travel that takes all stress off the arm.

Also regarding the monitor,if yours is a little older this may be a good time to look at newer models which can be so light it is crazy.
Lighter is better as long as its a decent monitor and these days a 24" monitor can be $100.00.
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I am just thinking the pole would give you much more vertical drop so the arm can get maximum horizontal reach.

Remember with a setup like this you will need to have a secured return position for travel that takes all stress off the arm.

Also regarding the monitor,if yours is a little older this may be a good time to look at newer models which can be so light it is crazy.
Lighter is better as long as its a decent monitor and these days a 24" monitor can be $100.00.
It's a Dell UltraSharp U2412M LED, fairly light I think!

The good thing about getting that arm I got is if the stock pole is too short I can just mount a pipe and clamp the arm onto that
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There's a new thread called "rad trailer" that I just looked at. The mount in that trailer looks perfect. Take a look. I haven't opened all your links here so you may have listed something similar already.
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