We want to put a 22" - 26" LCD/LED TV in the bottom compartment of our fifth wheel so we can view it when we are sitting outside. We don't have one there now nit have all the hookups needed for the TV,
Our question is for those of you who have installed one down there have you mounted it to either the basement ceiling so it swings down or the side wall where it swings out OR do you just put it out there when you arrive at your site and then back inside the fifth wheel when you leave?
If you have it mounted inside the compartment how do you protect it when traveling?
We have a 26" which we carry in its box on the side of our basement slider. When we get to a campsite we set it up at the end of the slider. We have all the connections built into the side of the basement, but were not comfortable coming up with a mounting solution. We looked at side mounts that would swing it out and flip mounts that would flip it down from the ceiling of the compartment, but could not come up with one that gave us no clearance problems and protected the set. As it is we are happy with our solution, if we are staying shortterm and need more storage space, we can just leave the TV at home.
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I thought about mounting one in the basement, but decided against it. I just put the one from the bedroom in the basement or sometimes sit it on the table under the awning. I keep too much junk in the basement to carry a fragile tv too.
We carry a 32" lcd tv in the basement. We have no special mounts, It travels with the screen towards the front and coved with a padded vinyl cover the DW sewed up. When we park I just turn it around and set it on top of the DVD player and the Dish box. Currently on an around the country trip, Central PA to Washington, down Oregon coast, across Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico and now on South Padre Island, TX
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Note on Fifths with heated basements, the open compartment allows easy access for flying pests. I got a large piece of mosquito netting, stick it to velcro tape mounted on the wall around the inside of the compartment opening and drape the netting over the TV down to the floor. Works for us.
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We installed a 32 inch flatscreen TV on a swing arm bought at Costco. We installed on side wall, it swings out for easy viewing. We sometimes place a thick piece of foam against the screen depending on how close we have items to the TV. First we had a 22inch TV but ended up being too small a screen unless we were sitting on top of it. Now we can push back and sometimes sit around a campfire and still see the screen. Happy Camping !
Some manufacturers (Montana?) have a swing-out bracket in the basement, will all the connections in place, and you simply take the bedroom screen out and put in place in the basement. Not huge, but nice.
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