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Old 08-11-2008, 04:03 AM   #1
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Hi, I am in the process of buying a Holiday Rambler Alumascape 31 CKS to fulltime in, and I want to add a 50" or so HDTV. I don't have a clue as to where I will put it, I just know that I HAVE to have one. Ha! Ha!

I think that it would be best on a table with rollers so that it could be moved. That way, it could be seen no matter where I was sitting. This would be a "special" table made just for the TV with a frame built around the TV so that it couldn't fall off/over. Of course, the table would have to be secured while towing.

A problem with a table is that I don't want it any wider than necessary when the TV is not in use. That way, it won't take as much room. I have thought about having a narrow table with the rollers that slid in/out. Example: 12" sliders on each side/end. If the table is 12" wide, then the sliders would go out to give a base of almost 36" for stability. When not in use, the table could be secured without the sliders being out.

Looking for comments/suggestions from others who have added or thought about adding a large screen HDTV. Also, feel free to comment on my suggestion.
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Old 08-11-2008, 04:03 AM   #2
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Hi, I am in the process of buying a Holiday Rambler Alumascape 31 CKS to fulltime in, and I want to add a 50" or so HDTV. I don't have a clue as to where I will put it, I just know that I HAVE to have one. Ha! Ha!

I think that it would be best on a table with rollers so that it could be moved. That way, it could be seen no matter where I was sitting. This would be a "special" table made just for the TV with a frame built around the TV so that it couldn't fall off/over. Of course, the table would have to be secured while towing.

A problem with a table is that I don't want it any wider than necessary when the TV is not in use. That way, it won't take as much room. I have thought about having a narrow table with the rollers that slid in/out. Example: 12" sliders on each side/end. If the table is 12" wide, then the sliders would go out to give a base of almost 36" for stability. When not in use, the table could be secured without the sliders being out.

Looking for comments/suggestions from others who have added or thought about adding a large screen HDTV. Also, feel free to comment on my suggestion.
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Old 08-11-2008, 07:44 AM   #3
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May I ask a dumb question? Why 50 " I have a 40 ' and my 32" works fine. I think you will find a 50" will make your head spin because you sit too close to it. Go to a store and sit about 5 feet in front of the TV and see if I am correct.
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Our 37" is perfect and I am 12' from it.
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Old 08-12-2008, 04:05 AM   #5
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Beachcomer:
Looking for comments/suggestions from others who have added or thought about adding a large screen HDTV. Also, feel free to comment on my suggestion. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

We had Newmar build us an entertainment/storage cabinet for a 52" HDTV on a lift. Watching the Olympics on the TV is outstanding!

We also have two 24" iMacs on articulating arms.

Pictures at the following link:
http://www.flyingdiver.com/gallery/m...g2_itemId=1605

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PS. Newmar thought we were crazy when we initally discussed what we wanted them to build, but guess what, they are now marketing our idea/design. And no my head doesn't spin from watching such a large TV, but then again our 52" is a step-down from our 65" we had in our house.
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Old 08-21-2008, 03:28 AM   #6
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Thanks for the link to the pics. It looks FANTASTIC. I posted my question on several forums and instead of getting an answer, people wanted to tell me that I was crazy for wanting such a large screen.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Corvette Man:
May I ask a dumb question? Why 50 " I have a 40 ' and my 32" works fine. I think you will find a 50" will make your head spin because you sit too close to it. Go to a store and sit about 5 feet in front of the TV and see if I am correct.
Just my 2 cents worth. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

In our rig, the viewing distance is about 9' to the 52" HDTV we had installed. It's a very comfortable viewing angle. If you're trying to watch a 50" or bigger from only 5' away, I don't think you planned the install very well.

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Old 08-21-2008, 05:21 AM   #8
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Beachcomer:
Thanks for the link to the pics. It looks FANTASTIC. I posted my question on several forums and instead of getting an answer, people wanted to tell me that I was crazy for wanting such a large screen. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Some people have no imagination or appreciation.

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Here's what I did.
My wife and I didn't like the TV in the overhead because of the neck craning and having to re-organize chairs to get in front of it all the time. The HDTV you see is a 37-inch and works very well. I'll probably go a little bigger when it comes time to replace this one.

We've since replaced the two chairs and foot stools with a reclining loveseat which does a much better job for comfort. When traveling I just take the TV and store it behind the loveseat between two foam pads. Since it only weighs about 20 lbs it's no problem to move it back and forth.

I converted the overhead into a finished storage area and placed a large picture in the opening where the old tv used to be.
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