Originally Posted by DD788Snipe
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.