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Posted: 01/26/21 09:13am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We had already replaced the original TV years ago but now want to get a smart TV and get it a little bit bigger. As wide as what will fit between the side cabinets. Anyway I saw a picture of an install someone did that allowed the TV to be swung out for easy access behind. Any suggestions or pictures?


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Posted: 01/26/21 09:56am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

They make tv mounts that allow the TV to extend out, swivel as needed. They make all kinds but here is one on Amazon.

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Just a word about size... Make sure you measure the exact dimensions of the TV and space where you want it to fit and don’t assume all 32” TV’s (as an example) are the same physical size.


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We did the same recently, wasn't overly complicated, sorry no pics to post. I have mounted our swing out hdtv brackets to a sturdy cabinet in the past, but with our Class A I mounted the tv bracket directly to the steel cage overhead. Solid as a rock, can be pivoted to virtually any viewing position, and readily swings out to easily access cabinets behind tv. Didn't use any specific tv bracket brand, just went to Amazon and ordered what was best suited to handle the weight/size, and provide full articulation.

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Posted: 01/26/21 10:37am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Swing out TVs are great but make sure they are strapped carefully when traveling.


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I have a swing out mounted 19 LCD TV. Your mounting point needs to be really solid. I bungee my TV when traveling. Also bigger TV means more power consumption if you boondock and more weight on the mount.


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Posted: 01/26/21 12:52pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I had some nice 5/8 plywood and made a door to mount my TV on.

The door is hung with a piano hinge from the top and a folding cabinet
door prop to hold it up when accessing the cabinet


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Posted: 01/28/21 09:20pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I replaced our built in front mounted TV with a larger flat screen on the swing out mounts. I really like it but I do strap it in tight when traveling.


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You'll want to find locking, articulated mounts. These are often designed specifically for RV use. You'll be able to identify these because they usually have some kind of pull chain that releases the articulating arm from a folded and locked position and when you fold up the mount and TV, you'll notice a distinctive click as the mount locks closed and holds the TV tight against the wall or space it is mounted. I've seen numerous ones on Amazon, but also at RV parts dealers and even CW.

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Posted: 01/28/21 10:46pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

This is the type of mount I was thinking of for a bedroom application I'm looking to retofit a new flat screen in place of the old tube tv that is back there.

Locking TV mount

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Posted: 01/29/21 07:39pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

WOW, that looks great, I wish I had known about it when I did ours!

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