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Old 08-14-2016, 02:09 PM   #1
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TV advice needed.

We have a 2008 31BHDS Jayflight G2. We LOVE it! We haven't used the TV a great deal, even when we were in a full hookup site for 5 months in the winter on Vancouver Island (where it rains alot!). The campsite included cable,which we had hooked up, but seldom used. So, this issue has been on the back burner for awhile.
The TV in our model is mounted on top of a coat closet by the entrance door. It is not wall mounted. It is on a fixed stand that you can adjust the height of the TV on. The problem is that you can't tilt the TV on this particular stand. Sitting on the couch/sofa puts you at a lower level than the TV, which causes you to view the TV from the wrong angle. (If you've installed a TV in your house you may have realized it is best to install them at eye height and not over your fireplace because of this same issue). The picture on the TV is just not great from too low or too high.
My question is for those who may know of a stand that can be adjusted for tilt that could replace what Jayco installs at factory. There isn't really any way to move the TV to a new location, and I hesitate to mount it to the wall. Anybody else had to deal with this? Thanks!
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You mean an RV manufacturer installed a TV in an un-view-able location? No way!

I'm totally teasing!!!

My neighbor installed a tilting, articulating wall mount that can be locked in place for travel. I think he said he bought it at walmart. Question is, do you have the wall behind it for mounting...

If it's like the attached photo, then I would feel comfy putting a small articulating, tilting arm behind that tv on the wall to the left, heck I might even move it to the open space beside the cabinet.

Possible though the TV itself doesn't have a VESA mount, if not, I'd replace it with a ViZio 12 volt tv or something of the sort. I think Samsung has some 12 volt models too.

There's two different types of mounts, the kind with two arms, and the kind with one arm, but being sure you can turn a knob and it lock in place is going to be important for travel.
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Yup, that's it!

The wall next to the TV ends pretty quick and is the door to the master bedroom. How would you attach a new wall mount to such a flimsy piece of board? I like the idea of doing that, but I just can't see it supporting it. Is there a trick to it?
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Good topic for another post. The wall surely has supports, but to what extent, I'm not sure.

You might consider another post in the broader category of travel trailers and see if you can glean some ideas about how to go about it.

Another thought, what if you attached the tv to the side of the cabinet? Might not be deep enough, but if you had a single arm, you could swing it out and flat facing the wall when stowed?

I've seen others mount a much larger piece of thin plywood to the wall using something like loctight grabit or gorilla glue or liquid nails (along with screws) to make a sturdier mounting backing.

You could craft something that can be screwed/bolted into/onto the top of the cabinet that has an "L" to it for mounting the mount to. Could be steel.

Time to get crafty.

You might also ask around the topic here http://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f7/
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whats on the other side of the wall? If you put a piece of plywood on each side of the wall, and bolted them straight through the entire wall to each other... that might be pretty sturdy.
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