Originally Posted by dea49
In a long painful search for a specific TV mount for my son's camper I finally found it on the Ramco Engineering site.
The mount which has two holes for a drop in mount on the back of your flat screen TV. The part is approx 8"x8"x2" and weighing less than 2lbs was available on their site for $25. Ramco is in Indiana and I live in Florida.
I chose to purchase it through paypal and when it totaled the order I noticed that it had listed $25 dollars for standard UPS ground. Now, I know that's exorbitant because just a week earlier I shipped a receiver to Buffalo, NY that weighed 15lbs in a 12"x17"x22" box that was shipped 2 day air for $17.
I did not confirm the order and called them today thinking it was a mistake but the person at Ramco said that the shipping was calculated through the UPS site. I told him there must be a calculation error and he should look into it but he didn't seem too interested. I began to think this was the same ploy taken by eBay sellers to sell something at an extremely low price but screwed you in the shipping to make up for it.
I called my local UPS store gave them the specifications and was told that it would cost me less than $6 but the exact cost couldn't be figured until I brought it in.
I guess I'll keep looking for that specific mount.
So before you select "confirm order" check the shipping costs when ordering from them.
Check MaxQ RV TV mounts. Many dealers are offering their products, but as of a month ago I ordered straight from their sit. MaxQmetalproducts. Com. Also if you do not need a lockable swing arm try monoprice.com.