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Old 03-10-2015, 09:32 PM   #15
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Old 03-11-2015, 11:14 AM   #16
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What can I say, Looks soooo nice really.
1 Question do you remove the clock to push the TV back up? How is that attached?
I sure wished you lived by me. You could make some money, for sure. I want to have mine come out of the front Bed (above driver) and fold down then fold back up into mattress frame.
You beat the Factory on this one. Beautiful

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Old 03-11-2015, 11:51 AM   #17
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Yes, you did do a nice job. I did a very similar thing in my last MH. One question.. How did you "Lock" it in the up position?
I used a post type slide and had to "pin" it in the up position. It worked, but not very clean.
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Old 03-11-2015, 04:17 PM   #18
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Ooooh.....,Ahhhhh! I like the hidden clock!! Nice Touch!
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Old 03-11-2015, 06:26 PM   #19
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Thank you every one for the kind words.

I still need to get some fabric to cover the back of the TV held with hooks or Velcro. But one day a Magna Shade will cover.

The picture frame back ground is covered with a black matte vinyl and the clock is mounted (screwed) to the background though a round hole for the battery and time adjustment. The picture frame is hung off two hooks. At the top are too angle brackets that are painted black and are hard to see.

The TV is held up with 2 Solid Brass Security Bolts one shown in Picture below.
They catch on the 1" flat bar that steadies and squares drawer glides shown in Picture #4 in original post. You just reach under the TV to set the bolts. They are out of focus but can be seen in Picture #3 and 5.
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Old 03-11-2015, 06:35 PM   #20
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Great job! Could I find out what mount you used, I'd like to try this myself.
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Old 03-11-2015, 06:41 PM   #21
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Only one thing wrong with that install. Why did you wait so long to do it ? I hate doing things over.
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Old 03-11-2015, 07:12 PM   #22
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Great job! Could I find out what mount you used, I'd like to try this myself.
Had it laying around but very similar to this.

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Old 03-11-2015, 09:10 PM   #23
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Very interesting and timely I'm at that point right now.

It turned out great.
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You should market that mount. That's awesome.
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Old 03-17-2015, 09:00 AM   #25
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You should market that mount. That's awesome.
Yes he should, takes care of the major disadvantage of overhead tv's.
Years ago after my dad purchased a new class a, within a few weeks he removed a lot of the interior and set about improving things. This was back in the pre basement times and there was a large step up to the driver area. There was a dinette with seat belts behind the driver and in a hole as dad said. He built a platform for the dinette at the same level as the cockpit with storage cabinets underneath. He did this so someone riding in that position could see forward. It worked great, and so did his other modifications.
Dad also built a double motorbike rack on the back of the Itasca where the bikes were stacked one above the other. You would roll the first bike on one of the rails and crank it up until it reached the top position. Then you roll the second bike on to its rail and continue cranking the handle until it was in position. He called it his prototype ready for future refinements, but it functioned beautifully as it was.
Wherever he went it would attract a crowd. One day he went to the dealership and all the salesman and service folks came out to look it over. Dad told them it was just his prototype and the owner said, "You decide to build these and I will pay you a $1000 each" and that was 20 years ago.
Looking at new rv's I have been struck by the lack of innovation from the builders themselves over the last 20 years. Just refinements over what has been available for years. Many of the niceties are things just purchased by them and bolted on.
I am sure we have all stood in our rv's wondering why they did not do this or that. Just the other day I looked at a motorhome with a midship tv that was unusable unless the slide was out and started to come up with ideas on how I would change the arrangement, astonished that they would simply bolt it to the wall. Where are the dreamers in this industry. They should be patroling the forums for ideas.
Anyway, great job in both design and execution of your overhead tv, I will be looking for it in future model years.
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Years ago after my dad purchased a new class a.... Where are the dreamers in this industry. They should be patroling the forums for ideas.
Anyway, great job in both design and execution of your overhead tv, I will be looking for it in future model years.
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Here's a link to a drop down and out TV mount. Looks good BUT VERY EXPENSIVE.
https://www.dynamicmounting.com/tv-m...place-mount-dm
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I researched some of these but as most RV fans I like to get the most for my money. At times planning on how to do it I thought it might be worth it to buy one of these. The problem was all the money and I still would need to cover the mechanism somehow. If it was hidden in a cabinet or ceiling it would make it almost easier but probably a lot more work. Still all in all a lot of fun and work and expense to watch TV. But in the end I am very happy with my result.

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But in all fairness this idea was planted in my brain from some "post" in the past on here or on RV.net
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