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Old 04-01-2016, 06:22 AM   #1
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Question Location of Liv Rm TV in older RV's

I've started a preliminary search/look at DP's in the 2004 - 2007 era. This is before flat screen TV's became available. Almost all seem to have the old CRT TV located between the driver and passenger seat hanging from the roof. When viewing TV from the Living Rm that location would seem to make it awkward for you would have to turn your body or neck to see the TV.

With new flat screen TV's now dirt cheap has anyone came up with a better location for these TV's that would make for a better viewing experience?

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Old 04-01-2016, 09:29 AM   #2
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Some folks mount on a lift behind the sofa or across from it behind table/desk. With the thinness of flat screen TVs, many new places are now available for mounting the TV.


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Old 04-01-2016, 09:45 AM   #3
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I removed the TV from over the cab and also modified the housing removing the lower 12 inches of the cabinet (not such a head-banger now).
Initially, I mounted a 32-inch flat screen to an articulating bracket attached to the edge of the slide (nice and solid steel to attach to). I secured it for travel using a bungee cord.
I have since removed the old J-Lounger and replaced with an entertainment unit and bolted the flat screen to the top. Recently upgraded to a 46-inch TV which is also secured to the underside of the overhead cabinets for extra stability.
We have a reclining love seat directly across from the TV.
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Old 04-01-2016, 09:46 AM   #4
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Instead of moving the TV I set up my couch to swivel and face forward. Moving the TV would have also involved moving the surround sound speakers. Easier to move the couch.
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Old 04-01-2016, 09:50 AM   #5
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I did as BFlinn181 said, I removed the dinette, built an 8 in cabinet with a lift and put the dinette back in front of the cabinet. Got rid of the 17" TV on the ceiling and now have a 32" flatscreen that comes up out of the cabinet and stores out of the way when not in use. Found the lift online for around $450. It was really pretty easy to install. The hard part was rerouting the wires to a new location.
They also have lifts that will come down out of a ceiling cabinet, or lie flat on the roof and fold/rotate down.

Motorized TV Lifts | Activated Decor Flat Screen & Plasma TV Lifts is the website I have marked in my favorites, it shows the different types available, but there are alot of sites on the internet.

Sure made it easier for viewing and no neck problems now.

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Old 04-01-2016, 01:03 PM   #6
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This was my solution!

The head-banger is finally GONE!
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Old 04-01-2016, 04:47 PM   #7
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Across from the sofa is fine, except if you spend a lot time sitting at the dinette, you just moved the problem. I believe a corner unit, sitting at a 45 degree angle, pretty much covers all angles, as long as the sofa and dinette are on the same wall. On second thought, a swivel mount across from the sofa would work, just not sure a lift unit can accommodate a swivel.

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Old 04-03-2016, 06:09 AM   #8
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Nice job Joe, I've booked marked that web site.

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