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Old 08-28-2013, 07:12 AM   #1
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Add a TV to a new unit.

Looking at a new Baystar (2013) but would like to add a tv to the front above the driver (keep the kids entertained). It is an option from the factory but this unit does not have it. I know the wiring should be simple but has anyone mounted one or had there dealer add one?
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I did this and started by asking myself some questions:
1. How big of a TV did I want.
2. Do I need it to:
Move at all, pivot, or hide away?

Here is a similar set-up to mine:
http://www.irv2.com/forums/f121/outlaw-mods-and-easy-fixes-149108.html#post1440361
Please notice that (for the kids) having the TV across from the couch is better than over the drivers head.

The options in Q #2 are listed in order of expense...
~Mounting the TV on the wall is cheapest and easiest. Just build a box and you are done.

~Mounting the TV on a full motion mount is easy, just gets more costly for the mount, but they are affordable.
Like this: Cheetah Mounts Swivel Articulating Arm TV Wall Mount (23'' - 32'' Screens): TV & Video : Walmart.com
or ceiling mount, Like this:
peerless Ceiling Mount w/ Cable Management for 13-29 LCDs : Ceiling Mounts | RadioShack.com

~Hide-away is CRAZY expensive.
See: Flip Down Ceiling Mount ceiling for 40-50" TV- anyone try to DIY?

I went with the articulated arm (full motion) mount.
Best of luck
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I would agree with Steve to mount the TV across from the couch for kids may involve some more wiring but would not land you in trouble on over your head and viewed from outside.
Some LCD's work off a 12v supply.
Most tv's are deactivated by relay in over head driver position but that doesn't mean people will overlook the law and bypass the lockout.
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I did this and started by asking myself some questions:
1. How big of a TV did I want.
2. Do I need it to:
Move at all, pivot, or hide away?

Here is a similar set-up to mine:
http://www.irv2.com/forums/f121/outlaw-mods-and-easy-fixes-149108.html#post1440361
Please notice that (for the kids) having the TV across from the couch is better than over the drivers head.

The options in Q #2 are listed in order of expense...
~Mounting the TV on the wall is cheapest and easiest. Just build a box and you are done.

~Mounting the TV on a full motion mount is easy, just gets more costly for the mount, but they are affordable.
Like this: Cheetah Mounts Swivel Articulating Arm TV Wall Mount (23'' - 32'' Screens): TV & Video : Walmart.com
or ceiling mount, Like this:
peerless Ceiling Mount w/ Cable Management for 13-29 LCDs : Ceiling Mounts | RadioShack.com

~Hide-away is CRAZY expensive.
See: Flip Down Ceiling Mount ceiling for 40-50" TV- anyone try to DIY?

I went with the articulated arm (full motion) mount.
Best of luck
Wow your a busy man. Nice thread. My only issue is I will have two couches across from one another. Don't have the coach yet. will have toll. Thanks.
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I believe what Scarab0088 is getting at is that having a tv mounted where exterior movement is visible can cause motion sickness with some. I have my tv mounted on some drawer slides so it can manually be slid into the cabinet above it.

https://m.facebook.com/photo.php?fbi...00000409271267

It is mounted directly in front of a large window. My kids can watch a movie and they are fine, but I have to close the blinds because it gives me a headache (my eyes keeping trying to focus on the movement outside). I think that would be less of an issue looking forward though because there is much less visible movement looking out of the windshield. With the tv mounted high the cabinet will be the back drop for tv instead of the windshield, which is where their focus will be.
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In QT's # 3 there are many tv conversions and installations, if your getting factory built coach could possibly have one of the couch's out from wall to mount lift tv behind a couch.
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