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Old 10-28-2010, 04:28 PM   #15
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Right now, I listen to books on tape from the library on my Ipod. It's fine, but doesn't have a sleep timer. On rainy days, it would be nice to watch a DVD. Otherwise, I'd be in the stores for retail therapy. Not a good idea for me.
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Old 10-28-2010, 04:29 PM   #16
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My wife would KILL me if I even suggested putting a TV in the Scamp. Maybe if we were fulltiming...

I take my iPad with me, though. As long as there is a decent cellular signal, I can stream Netflix movies or watch any of the movies I have saved on the iPad. I can also surf the web, check my email, play games, etc. In fact, most of the time that I am posting on here, it is from my iPad. Maybe she'll let me put an iPad mount in the Scamp... I doubt it, though.
Hehe the funny part of this is that when I got the Scamp it had an antenna mount on the roof. I took it off and filled the hole with a Fantastic fan, as I was never going to have a TV. Totally out of the question! Often where I camp in mountain areas there is not any cell coverage and I am often across the border so if i surf while roaming in the US I pay dearly. Did in the past use the laptop for watching movies but found I was always looking for a safe place to sit it and moving it around if more than one person trying to watch it. The tv came to me brand new for next to nothing and its to small for the house use so it needed a home.
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Old 10-29-2010, 12:15 AM   #17
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Good news Carol, keep up the Good Work, eh??? That install looks good enough to be professional to me.
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Old 10-29-2010, 08:32 PM   #18
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Carol, thanks for the reply and pictures. I'm sold and have ordered one. They may be a little pricey, but looks sturdy. I'll post pix when i get it geared up. Thanks again.
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Old 10-29-2010, 08:42 PM   #19
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Just dont travel with it in place!
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Old 10-31-2010, 07:23 PM   #20
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Funny I went through the same decision making 2 months ago. If you have a cabinet wall to go up against then that would be great but I would put something in behind it to give it more support. I did not have a cabinet wall big enough for mine to go up against and I did not want to mount it to the outside of the trailer as that would mean drilling holes through the fiberglass so I got one that goes under my back cabinet - heres what I got and where from: PDR Under-Cabinet Mount with Quick Bayonet Release for TVs up to 20 Inches UCMM50

Works well for me as I leave it attached to the TV and just take it down and lay the TV on the bed while traveling. The only thing visable when it is down is the metal plate that is attached to the underside of the cabinet that it all attaches to.
After previously reading about your install and seeing the pictures I decieded this is exactly what I wanted.Hopefully it will arrive sometime next week.I plan to install under the back upper cabinet.I was wondering if you put a wood support in the cabinet to attach the mount to?Pat.
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Pat I did not but the tv I have is pretty light.
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Pat I did not but the tv I have is pretty light.
Hi Carol.Mine is really light too but because my cabinets are fiberglass(I notice yours are wood)I will probably add a wood suport inside the cabinet.Something more sturdy to screw into and a little more support than provided by the fiberglass.Did your add an electrical outlet inside the cabinet?I was thinking this would not be to complicated.However it is not something I will attempt myself as I know next to nothing about electrical anything.Pat.
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Hi Pat,

Just one note if you are going to attach the TV to the overhead fiberglass cabinet: I see you are going to reinforce the mount area, but keep in mind that -- if your overhead cabinet is like mine in the Boler -- it is only attached to the trailer body with six little rivets. I don't know how heavy your TV is, and if you are not traveling with it in place there may not be a problem; but I just wanted to mention it so that you were beefing up one weak link in the chain only to find another one.

I just finished tabbing my overhead cabinet in with fiberglass (for different reasons), so I'm extra-aware of how it was mounted.

Mounting to a closet wall is a little bit different because the closet typically has more attachment points to the shell, and plus it somewhat rests on the trailer floor/frame.

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Hi Pat,

Just one note if you are going to attach the TV to the overhead fiberglass cabinet: I see you are going to reinforce the mount area, but keep in mind that -- if your overhead cabinet is like mine in the Boler -- it is only attached to the trailer body with six little rivets. I don't know how heavy your TV is, and if you are not traveling with it in place there may not be a problem; but I just wanted to mention it so that you were beefing up one link in the chain only to find another one.

I just finished tabbing my overhead cabinet in with fiberglass (for different reasons), so I'm extra-aware of how it was mounted.

Mounting to a closet wall is a little bit different because the closet typically has more attachment points to the shell, and plus it somewhat rests on the trailer floor/frame.

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Hi Raya.Thanks...We certainly will not be travelling with the TV in place.Thats one reason I like this mount.The TV can be taken down very eaisly for traveling.Our TV is a 19" flat screen and weighs 12 pounds.I only intend to use a thin piece of wood to make it eaiser to screw the plate of the mount to the fiberglass.Pat.
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In your case it sure would not hurt to add a small wood plate inside the cabinet to screw into.

I wanted to add an electrical outlet to the overhead but in the end decided I did not know enough to be playing with the electrical system. I ended up just using a small power bar in the overhead and putting a hole into the side/end of the overhead cabinet (on the kitchen side) and finished it off with the same type of cap you see on the underside. I ran the electrical cord down from the back over head cabinet to an electrical outlet that was already on the lower kitchen cabinet. Got lucky as the outlet is on the side of the lower cabinet that faces the table/bed area. The curtains and the back seat cushion hide the power cord going up the wall so you really only see about 4" of the electrical cord above the curtains going into the overhead bin. At the other end you only see where it plugs into the cabinet below if you are sitting at the table/bed.

In the photo you will see there is a second white cable going into the back overhead as well. I ran the TV cable to the DVD player through that hole as well, as my trailer already had a TV cable connection box installed (with power to it) on the end of the upper kitchen cabinet - right across from the back overhead. The trailer only had cable running to the roof for an antenna connection (no city cable connection) so I had to attached another cable to the TV box inside the kitchen overhead and run it behind the rat fur to the storage area under the back bench and installed a new cable connection box on the outside of the trailer.

I understand that some electrical experts may suggest its not a good idea to have a power bar in an enclosed area so I keep the door to the overhead bin open when the TV is plugged in - need to in order to use the dvd remote anyway.

Not perfect but not to messy.
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In your case it sure would not hurt to add a small wood plate inside the cabinet to screw into.

I wanted to add an electrical outlet to the overhead but in the end decided I did not know enough to be playing with the electrical system. I ended up just using a small power bar in the overhead and putting a hole into the side/end of the overhead cabinet (on the kitchen side) and finished it off with the same type of cap you see on the underside. I ran the electrical cord down from the back over head cabinet to an electrical outlet that was already on the lower kitchen cabinet. Got lucky as the outlet is on the side of the lower cabinet that faces the table/bed area. The curtains and the back seat cushion hide the power cord going up the wall so you really only see about 4" of the electrical cord above the curtains going into the overhead bin. At the other end you only see where it plugs into the cabinet below if you are sitting at the table/bed.

In the photo you will see there is a second white cable going into the back overhead as well. I ran the TV cable to the DVD player through that hole as well, as my trailer already had a TV cable connection box installed (with power to it) on the end of the upper kitchen cabinet - right across from the back overhead. The trailer only had cable running to the roof for an antenna connection (no city cable connection) so I had to attached another cable to the TV box inside the kitchen overhead and run it behind the rat fur to the storage area under the back bench and installed a new cable connection box on the outside of the trailer.

I understand that some electrical experts may suggest its not a good idea to have a power bar in an enclosed area so I keep the door to the overhead bin open when the TV is plugged in - need to in order to use the dvd remote anyway.

Not perfect but not to messy.
Wow thanks so much for the detailed discription of your hookup.As there are so few campgrounds here offering a cable TV connecton (like none)we use the TV only to watch DVD,s.Its one of the units that have its own DVD player in the TV so I do not have to have a separate connection to a DVD player..Puting the power bar in the cabinet sounds like a good solution at least until I could get a electrial connection there.Thanks again for all the help.Pat.
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Those are good ideas, thanks!!!. My order was FedEx'd on Monday, and according to the tracking, it should be here on Wen. I hope there will be enough time to install it for my trip this upcoming weekend.

I found a 3 plug surge cord. Being tiny, I put velcro on the back and stuck it to the rat fur after plugging it in. Works great and can be moved/removed on a whim.
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Your welcome. I found mounting the unit to the tv before I drilled the holes helped in deciding where the best location for it was on the overhead bin.
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