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Old 11-28-2016, 07:20 PM   #15
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The last 2 coaches I owned had overhead TV's. they seamed just fine and no one ever got a sore neck looking up 2 feet. Might have been worse if we had no furniture and had to sit on the floor. One thing is you don't have wo worry about someone walking in front of the TV while you watch your favorite show.
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Old 11-28-2016, 08:14 PM   #16
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Our coach came with four TV's (ordered by the dealer that way). The main TV (50") is on the driver's wall across from the sofa. I guess that is the TV they intended for buyers to use, but my dealer ordered the additional 40" over the windshield. Since we have an "L" sofa on one side and recliner on the side of the 50" TV, we find it easier to watch the TV up front, over the windshield.

I also like to leave the front shade up and be able to watch the world go by, even while watching TV. As noted by another poster, the front TV is also visible from the dinette and kitchen. which is nice while doing food prep.

We use the 50" TV on the driver's side wall when we have company over and watch a movie.

So.......some like it across from the sofa or recliners and some like it up front. I'm glad my dealer ordered the optional TV up front.
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Old 11-28-2016, 08:21 PM   #17
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I think each config and use is different. Ours is a 2000 Winne with no slides. The couch is a jackknife frame over the top half of the inlaw suite compartment. Sitting forward on the couch faces the door. I like laying on the couch. I could not imagine having our tv in another spot.
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Old 11-29-2016, 04:31 AM   #18
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We have a front TV and a main fireplace/televator on the passenger side opposite the couch. We use the main TV for relaxing on the couch and watching movies. The front TV is great when I'm sitting at the desk/dinette (all day, I'm working), and during the day when we want the counterspace for prep. It's best for news/weather/football when you're doing other things and just have it on in the background.
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Old 11-29-2016, 08:55 AM   #19
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Most who "Take it out" are replacing an older CRT boat anchor with a modern HD Flatscreen.. That is what I did, Easy to see from the couch and from the Euro-Chair opposite and from the office chair I'm sitting in working on this compter. Not so easy but possible from the captain's chairs (Why it is interlocked) I did remove my Boat anchor and put in a real nice flat screen by the way. Bit of lumber work and it looks ...Factory.
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Old 11-29-2016, 04:52 PM   #20
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I just delivered a new Coachmen Pursuit, and while a nice entry level Class A, I was interested in the TV layout in the living room. One large 55" over the booth seating, and another 26" right across the coach above the door. (?)... I wonder who watches which??

If you're sitting in the booth, I can imagine you are so close to the large tv that it's uncomfortable...
on the other hand, if you'd rather watch the tv above the doorway, get your glasses...
and if you're sitting on the couch, neither may work for you.... sorry.

but, it's a nice coach...
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Old 11-29-2016, 04:58 PM   #21
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I guess I can see a reason now and again for the overhead TV but not enough INHO to justify ordering it. We will most likely buy a bunkhouse model with the TV/Fireplace basically center coach.

The only time I could see using the overhead TV would be if I was siting at the dinette facing forward. I don't know that a TV would be that important to me based on such limited use!
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Old 11-29-2016, 06:00 PM   #22
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We have the overhead TV. DW and I like to lay on the couch to watch TV and its comfortable for us.
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I looked for a floor plan that would put the TV across from the couch.
I found one that had a love seat across from the couch. Took the love seat
out and replaced with a entertainment center. 55" Smart 4K TV, DirecTV Genie, home stereo surround sound Bose with 8" power bass, Blue Ray DVD and a VCR. Also back side holds a All in one HP printer.

Replaced the front CRT with a 20" Led to see from the kitchen table.
Replaced the bedroom CRT with a 24" Smart LED and a DTV H25. And put a 26" Led in the outside compartment.
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Old 11-30-2016, 05:20 AM   #24
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I replaced our CRT in the front overhead with a nice flatscreen and mounted it on a swivel mount that I installed sideways. When watching tv it swings out and down so no neck bending required, and for travel I installed a strap to keep it in the raised position. Works for us !
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Old 11-30-2016, 07:55 AM   #25
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One of the things that bugs me about many floor plans is how the TV dominates the living space. I like to watch TV as much as most I suppose but I really don't want the thing in my face all the time (a personal preference). We went with a floor plan where the TV is hidden in a lift (VTDP 3412). There when I want it and hidden away when not.

Again, it's a personal preference thing but I agree with the OP on this one.
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Old 11-30-2016, 10:33 AM   #26
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Only in the past couple of years have RV manufacturers been putting the TV where it makes sense. Directly across from you at eye level. No more sore neck looking up at the TV. Some floor plans I see are even worse where the couch or chairs aren't even facing the TV?
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Old 11-30-2016, 10:39 AM   #27
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We elected not to get the TV over the dash....we had a factory installed cabinet put three instead. The big regret is that while we are on the road, we often don't want too or don't have the room to put out the slide that makes our main TV completely viewable so it's either the bedroom TV lying up in bed or the outside TV contingent upon weather and safety. Our moveable recliners would have made watching it nice even with the slides in.

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We put two lighter weight Lazy Boy recliners where the couch was on the drivers side slide.. When we get parked I just slide them out facing the tv up front.. there is plenty of room to walk by the chairs to the kitchen.. A friend made us a folding oak table to go between the chairs.. works nicely for us.
I did kind of the same except only had room for one LA Z BOY recliner unless I crowded the dining area and we have TV's both over the dash (32") and midships that slides out (48")
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