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Old 08-14-2007, 12:55 AM   #1
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I want to use the Bedroom TV space for storage AND accomodate a slightly larger LCD flatscreen TV. The answer seems to be using an articulating wall mount similar to this.....
http://www.ergostoreonline.com/artic...all_mount.html
But who wants to pay more for the mount than the TV. Anyone actually using a wall mount solution that costs less?
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I want to use the Bedroom TV space for storage AND accomodate a slightly larger LCD flatscreen TV. The answer seems to be using an articulating wall mount similar to this.....
http://www.ergostoreonline.com/artic...all_mount.html
But who wants to pay more for the mount than the TV. Anyone actually using a wall mount solution that costs less?
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Old 08-14-2007, 02:56 AM   #3
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I don't know who made it, but my brother's Coachmen class C came with an articluated arm on his LCD screen. (his doesn't look as "fancy" as this one)

$541 !! that is some serious cheese!
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I have been looking at this one from Best Buy for an installation in our house. It might meet all your requirements and about 1/2 the price.
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Old 08-14-2007, 04:20 AM   #5
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Here is the $99 TV mount I used in my RV:

Costco Online

It has a Maximum weight capacity of 80 Lbs., and works great with our 32" LCD.

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Virgil,
Replied to your Escapees post on this subject -- check Wally World or Target for the "Vantage" brand, about $70 and built very solid.
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This sounds like a good idea but how do you secure the TV when you are moving??

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Great questions and comments. So far here is where we are on this project.

A mechanical engineer friend told me to buy a mount that was rated for three times the weight of my TV to allow for the "bounce" factor.

Then we have the actual mounting of the mount issue. All that bounce could pull the 4 screws out. My original plan was to affix the screws through the paneling into the 1X4 trim board inside the closet. After some discussion on another board, we have arrived at maybe a 1/2" piece of plywood first screwed to the inside of the TV space and them screwing the mount through the plywood and the 1x4 trim piece with 4 1" screws.

Thoughts???
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I used some left over oak stair tread that I had purchased at Home Depot and bolted the mount through this board. Probably "overkill", but you're already familiar with that!
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When we ordered out unit I wanted it with a door on the cabinet where the TV is (same reason as you, we wanted storage). Ours came in with it and not TV in the bedroom. I then picked up a surface mount and just put it on the door and mounted our LCD on it. Works great we don't even have to open the door to see the TV in bed. I now see where Excel offers this door as an option. Might want to call them and order a door and then the storage compartment is enclosed.

Our old 5er had the arm mounted with an LCD on it and when we traveled I had to bunge cord it to keep it from hitting the front wardrobe mirror doors. I don't think we are going to have that problem now.
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Butch,

Good info. Thanks.
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If you go to THIS LINK...you will see some close ups of the articulating arm from Costco....and how we mounted it. That arm is $15 less in the store

Here are a few more pictures of it...



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I can also tell you that there is some stuff like velcro made by 3M...called Dual-Lock. SacsTC got this from Monaco...and it has held the TV tight!



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