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Posted: 07/11/21 01:50pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Before this turns into "I don't need a TV, I'm camping!" versus "I can't go without a TV" thread... I'm just looking for some advice from others on what solutions they have done in their camper.

Our Bigfoot Camper's default TV cabinet was repurposed as another storage cabinet. It wasn't really a good fit anyway since it was designed for a small CRT boob tube and with modern LCDs would have been a waste of space. We have had the camper for nearly 5 years now without a TV so it isn't something we have missed much to say the least. If we want to watch something we typically just use our phones but that can get uncomfortable if you are sharing a movie with two people.

With the possibility of doing more road trips then camping I've been thinking it might be nice to have something a little more hands free. About the only place I can see to put a screen is if it is a ceiling mounted flip down screen in the overhead bed area. The thing is, it has to be very low profile to work effectively and not be in the way.

Any suggestions on products or pictures to show how you have placed a TV in your camper without it being in the way?


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My TC has two tvs. One mounted on a reticulating bracket in the bedroom. The other slide over the top of a front cabinet with a removable mount that stores on the TV. We added the one in the front to use when we are at the dinette since only one side of the dinette can see a TV mounted in the bed area.

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Two options:

1) Laptop. When the SO and I want to watch in bed, my 15" laptop is plenty big if placed between us in the bed.

2) small projector. Yep, we just project on a wall or a sheet, and pipe the sound into the TC audio. The kids loved it. I put a few hooks into the ceiling and stretched a bungie cord between them. The projector is 2.2lbs, 2"x8"x6", so just strapped it in and loaded the DVD/netflix/etc on the lappie.

The projector comes in handy for external film nights, and folks can listen via headphones if desired. Awesome on dark nights in BLM spaces without any lights or neighbors. The projector is 1500 lumen, so nicely bright.

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Google "RV TV Mounting Ideas". Lots of pictures and ideas.

https://www.google.com/search?q=rv+tv+mo........AE&biw=1191&bih=652#imgrc=8WoMcNb9kWy7iM

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I have mounted flatscreen tvs to sides of cabinets with swivel articulating arm and still be able to access cabinet. Did the same for a cabinet where a tube tv had been installed, except mounted swing arm within cabinet and it layed perfectly flush. In both cases, while going down the road we simple popped it off arm removing a single thumb knob and laid it on the bed or couch.

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You can purchase a small TV that weighs ounces now. You can mount them to cabinet doors, using an articulating arm, lots and lots of possibilities. In our fifth wheel, we mounted a ceiling flip-up mount in our underbelly that worked great with a 32" TV.


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Posted: 07/12/21 11:06am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Removeable-TV mounting bracket

We used one of these in our conversion van, for a 15" TV. We kept the TV in a cushioned spot off the mount while traveling; simply lifted it into the articulated mounting bracket when we wanted to watch. It could be mounted almost anywhere there's a vertical surface.

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It is really diffcult to analyse and decide which place would perform best for me, I was dealing with same as I bought new projector. I was thinking where should hang my projectorr and get best results. This post may help as it helped me to get great results.

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I have a cable connection for my TV, but I do not stay in RV parks and campgrounds with cable. I also have a batwing but I am not interested because of limited or no channels in remote areas and I cannot stand the constant ads.

I have settled on a 17" laptop for either streaming services or more common just pre-recorded content on CD/DVD discs. I have a U shaped dinette that works great with the laptop on my Lagun mounted table. Of course, I can also watch outside with the laptop on a folding table.

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Definitely mount your TV to an articulated arm so the angle can be adjusted for your seating or laying positions. As Jim pointed out, mounting the TV near the cabover will limit you watching from only half of your booth dinette. If you have couch arrangement, you have more space.

I used a 22" TV/DVD combo in my Arctic Fox and could have fit a 27" in the available space. I mounted a swing arm on a left side cabover closet wall and stored the TV against the left bedside window/wall. This is where AF would have mounted their TV, but would have not folded it the wall for transport. I used a longer arm mount and larger TV, so I also ran larger and more lag screws through the stock AF backing board. I used an AC powered TV though a 300w inverter rather than DC and also used the power to charge laptops and other devices.


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