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Old 03-03-2012, 08:58 AM   #1
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Hi all -

Just got a new 19' Escape trailer... oh! she's a beauty! A HUGE step up from my 13' Scamp in amenities! (HOT water! a bath! an oven!)

I'm trying to figure out how to mount a 16" tv in the rear corner under the cabinets and over the foot of the bed. I think I've got the wiring figured out now and I think I have the reinforcement for the mount figured out (there's a flying saucer antenna mounted through in that corner and braced by the cabinet, I believe - can't see in due to bulkheads).

Now I'm looking for a mount. I thought a standard under counter type mount might work, but I think the tv will sit too high for comfy, cozy bed viewing. I think it needs to hang about 10/12" below the cabinet. (The tv is very tiny and not the one in the picture).

I'm having a time trying to find a mount that seems sturdy enough and short enough to use in that corner. Anyone have any success with something like that?

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Old 03-03-2012, 09:48 AM   #2
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Carol,
Now that you have an Escape you will have to update your avatar!! Do you have your tv yet? Is it 12v or 120v? I have had good luck with Jensen 12v 15" LED HDTV with a digital antenna system. It is real light, less than 5 lbs so they make a drop down mounts that would be ideal for your corner.
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Old 03-03-2012, 09:49 AM   #3
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I don't think I understand the question?
I was following it OK when you said you thought the undercounter mount would leave it too high but then that seems to contradict your line about finding one short enough????

Here is a mount I use a lot and it provides some decent drop from the overhead support and it is adjustable.
Don't know if it has enough drop but I have used there in several different eggs with great results.

http://www.google.com/products/catal...MAM#ps-sellers

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Old 03-03-2012, 10:11 AM   #4
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Take a look a my trailer register for a photo of my 19" TV mounted in the back corner. I searched high and low for a bracket that would allow me to take the TV off and on fast. When the TV is off you can not see it. A number of people have used it since. If you search here you should be able to find the full link to the details and where to get.... currently not able to access that info but if you are wanting more details send me a PM and when I get home will send them to you.
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Old 03-03-2012, 10:27 AM   #5
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Hi all - the tv is just a little inexpensive 16" Viewsonic 110v type... I had an inverter put in the trailer during the build, so I'm wired up for inverter use when off the grid (most of my camping). Ed - I'm glad to hear that mount works... I've been looking at it online but was unsure of its sturdiness.... that's about the "drop" (from the cabinet) I'm looking for... and Carol H - I haven't searched on yours yet, but a quick release is certainly in my mind...

I'm looking for "easy, sturdy and works right".... this will be the very first holes I drill into the trailer and I'm scared (SCARED! I tell ya'!) - I'm trying to get it right the first time...
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Old 03-03-2012, 10:41 AM   #6
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Simple TV Mount

Our goal is to have a mount that quickly allows the TV to be mounted and dismounted since when driving we place the TV face down on the dinette bench's cushion.

We mount a hook on the back of the TV using the standard mounting holes. If you're interested I can add another picture.

The TV hangs from this hook to mount on a brass clip. The brass clip mounts to a U bolt that goes thru two holes in the bottom of a cabinet.

It actually takes seconds to mount the TV. The power and signal cord are long enough to stay connected in either position, up or down.

We recently upgraded to a $150 19" Vizio TV because we could no longer read the captions our 15" due to aging eyes.
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Carol a old thread with lots of photos (including mine) of different options is located here
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Old 03-03-2012, 01:10 PM   #8
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Have used this mount with a 19 inch LCD

Premier Mounts Universal Flip-Down Mount - FLIP - Mounting kit for Flat panel

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Old 03-03-2012, 01:49 PM   #9
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You are correct that it needs to be sturdy to deal with cantilevered wgt even of a small LCD TV. The one I have has a quadrant adjustment but won't quite hold the TV vertical. Not a problem in my case as we watch while lying down and from the front dinette only my wife can see it and I have no problem with the orientation of "radio". Some of the extending "bridge lamp" type appear pretty healthy but I've never installed one so wouldn't know what to recommend. I got mine on ebay for $19; mounts to underside cabinet; no "stalk" rather just a hinged angle plate which allows adjustment.

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Old 03-03-2012, 01:50 PM   #10
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I used this one in my 13'. A little pricey, but very well made.

PDR Under-Cabinet Mount with Quick Bayonet Release for TVs up to 20 Inches UCMM50

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Old 03-03-2012, 02:01 PM   #11
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that's it!

Carol H - I think that's what I'm looking for... the extension is just right (I measured this morning)... do you have a rough estimate on the size of the mounting plate? maybe about 6" in diameter?

I don't mind the price so much if it will work for years to come.
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Old 03-03-2012, 03:36 PM   #12
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I sugguest finding a moutn and make a metal backing that goes insie the cabinet and make it removalable when you travel. The weight of the TV on the mount when going over some highways can do some damage. and this way you can use the TV in the house when not camping.
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Old 03-03-2012, 07:26 PM   #13
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Carol H - I think that's what I'm looking for... the extension is just right (I measured this morning)... do you have a rough estimate on the size of the mounting plate? maybe about 6" in diameter?

I don't mind the price so much if it will work for years to come.
+1 on Carol's and Alice's under cabinet mount. I just bought one and am very pleased with it....especially the quick release.

PDR Under-Cabinet Mount with Quick Bayonet Release for TVs up to 20 Inches UCMM50

I cut a piece of 3/8" plywood 5 1/4" x 7 1/2'' which I placed inside the cupboard for extra support and used long enough bolts to secure everything. When the mount base is centred on the block of wood, there's a 1/2'' of extra space all around the base.
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