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Old 10-15-2018, 01:15 PM   #1
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Surveyor 201RBS TV placement

I know that TV placement should be the last thing I worry about in a trailer that I am taking out into the woods, but I really like this trailer except for that.

Has anyone done anything (other than remove the TV), to make watching the tube easier in this model?
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Old 10-16-2018, 12:14 AM   #2
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Not the same unit but a similar problem: the angle to the dinette makes it difficult for at least some people to see the screen. I put in a swing arm mount. Big improvement. See the last page of TV mount point in 243 RBS
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Old 10-17-2018, 04:06 PM   #3
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I cannot envision a long enough swing arm to place that TV in a comfortable position in front of the couch that would allow me to watch a long movie without getting neck strain.

If I decide to spend some serious time watching the tube, and I do not want to rewire the trailer, I probably will just consider buying a universal tabletop mount and place the monitor on the counter top. To connect it, I could:
1. Use a long cable.
2. Use a device like ROKU to transmit wirelessly from my laptop.
3. Use a wireless HDMI transmitter.

For now, I will probably just use that area for a coffee stand.

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Old 10-19-2018, 11:58 AM   #4
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In a related TV subject: How do I get TV when "boondocking".
I bought the Dish tailgater dish ($300 from Dish). Next, I wired a new plug just below the other TV plugs on the outside of the TT. I did this so that I have a direct lead from the dish to the "Walley" and then to the TV (no splices allowed). The cost is $7 a month for the extra "Walley". (I could have just taken the house "Walley" to the RV at no cost)

So now I get excellent TV by placing the dish in a clear location, pointing south. I like the mobile dish since I can better select a clear spot.
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Old 12-01-2018, 01:25 AM   #5
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I cannot envision a long enough swing arm to place that TV in a comfortable position in front of the couch that would allow me to watch a long movie without getting neck strain.

If I decide to spend some serious time watching the tube, and I do not want to rewire the trailer, I probably will just consider buying a universal tabletop mount and place the monitor on the counter top. To connect it, I could:
1. Use a long cable.
2. Use a device like ROKU to transmit wirelessly from my laptop.
3. Use a wireless HDMI transmitter.

For now, I will probably just use that area for a coffee stand.

What solution did you come up with? This silly "little issue" have us questioning purchasing the 201RBS. Only thing we dont like about this unit.
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