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Old 11-29-2012, 03:40 PM   #1
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Has anyone peeked behind the radio?

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I'm looking at mounting a swing arm tv mount to the column above the counter in my 21SS and wondering if anyone knows what type if any of support is available. I've seen the new models with swing-arms factory mounted to the entertainment pillar. Just wondering if anyone has peeked behind the radio to see what is back there..? I'm looking to mount a 9lb 24" flat screen.

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Old 11-30-2012, 10:31 AM   #2
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Your setup is different than mine and there is support where I could mount a swingarm on an a reinforced panel section. However, because of the differences, you really will need to pull the unit first. I can't tell looking at your pic if your have a reinforced panel on which to mount the swingarm.

Pull off the two vertical side covers, which are connected to the unit through clips. Its tight but gently use a small flat bladed screwdriver to wedge them out. Be careful not to mar the paneling. Next, you will have 6 screws that need to be removed that hold the base unit in place. The unit slides out fairly easy so an extra hand can help hold it as its both heavy and connected, of course. This will give you room enough to shine a light into the cavity to see what your cabinet has inside.
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Old 11-30-2012, 10:56 AM   #3
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Thanks for the directions Scott! I'm hesitant with the particle board material since it doesn't hold up to assembly/disassembly cycles but your guide should help. I got a smoking deal at Sam's on a Samsung 24" LED for $130.
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I got a smoking deal at Sam's on a Samsung 24" LED for $130.
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Old 11-30-2012, 03:57 PM   #5
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I think he is talking about prying off the cover around the radio. then remove screws and peek in
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Old 11-30-2012, 04:13 PM   #6
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I took out the radio to properly connect the audio outputs from the DVD player. To get at the mounting screws you do have to pry off the two side moldings of the radio.The panels above and below the radio are very thin plywood type material and not strong enough in my opinion to hold a swing arm TV mount. We have a 29" TV which stands on on the platform below the radio when we set up, and travels flat on the dinette/bed when traveling. On our old Shamrock 19 we had an under-counter TV mount underneath the triangular TV shelf holding a 19" which folded back, held by bungee cords when traveling.
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Old 11-30-2012, 05:40 PM   #7
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I my opinion you have a couple of challenges ahead of you to install your TV. The first is to mount the TV to a spot that will handle the weight and the also to handle the weight as you travel down the road and it bounces around. You will need to mount it on something very solid. Even if you mount it to a flimsy piece of particle board you can re-enforce behind it to handle the weight. The next challenge will be to connect the cables. IMO one step at a time.
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I ask my dealer about this when I picked up my trailer. He said the TV's supplied my manufacturers are built for that purpose and a regular residential set would not hold up long to the bouncing around. I used my inspection camera to look behind the paneling and found the area on the bunk end side could be reinforced with some work. We decided to stick with setting the TV up instead of mounting it. Most 12 volt TV's I think can handle mobile use. Good luck and let us know how it works out.
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Old 12-04-2012, 05:38 PM   #9
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Thanks for all the feedback. I think I'll take the radio out to mount the arm (reinforcing where needed), but I will use knurled knobs to take the tv down during transit. I like the idea of having the extra counter space while camped.
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Old 01-20-2013, 02:57 PM   #10
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Have you mounted the TV yet? I have a Roo with the same setup. I'm thinking about using a desktop pc monitor mount and attaching it to the counter below. Then bungee it to the entertainment console during transit. Still trying to find the right mount.
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