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Old 09-03-2010, 03:39 PM   #1
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My Mod - TV outside mount

I wanted to be able to see the football games for the labor day weekend. I decided I'd better get this done today. We have a 15" TV/DVD that we were carrying as a second TV to use for the kids in the Bunkhouse of our Surveyor. I decide it was time to get it mounted.

I ordered a pair of flush slim mounts that hold up to 66 lbs. I got them from monoprice (less than $15 for both including shipping both to my house). I mounted a vertical board with one mount in the bunkhouse using t-nuts to secure the mount to the board.
I split the TV coax in the cabinet below the TV mount and fished it to the outside wall of my trailer to be near my grill mount...

I had a shelf that we got 2 trailers ago that mounts on the outside grill mount. We used it only once (seemed like a great idea when we bought it...).

I reoriented the rail mount of the shelf (now the shelf hangs instead of sticking out). I added the second mount and cut a hole across the bottom portion of the shelf to give me better access to the back of the TV.

Check out the pictures below to get a better view about what I am talking about. First pictures are of the inside mount...
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Old 09-03-2010, 03:41 PM   #2
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Check out the pictures below to get a better view about what I am talking about. These pictures are of the outside mount...
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Nicely done, don't forget to bring it in before you hit the road

Also a note on Monoprice which Nowait mentioned in his post. For those that don't know it they are the best souce for HDMI cables for your Audio Visual needs that I have found. I'm not affiliated with them but after the purchase of our new Samsung 3D TV it was necessary to buy HDMI cables. Best Buy sold me a Monster Cable 6' HDMI for $120! I took it back a week later.

I did some research on CNET and found that HDMI cables are cables, nothing special about them. CNET recomended Monoprice as they are their source for cables. I got 2 6' HDMI 1.4 cables shipped USPS Priority for $12 and change. They work great. I wouldn't buy HDMI cables anywhere else.
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Old 09-03-2010, 04:26 PM   #4
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Nicely done, don't forget to bring it in before you hit the road

Also a note on Monoprice which Nowait mentioned in his post. For those that don't know it they are the best souce for HDMI cables for your Audio Visual needs that I have found. I'm not affiliated with them but after the purchase of our new Samsung 3D TV it was necessary to buy HDMI cables. Best Buy sold me a Monster Cable 6' HDMI for $120! I took it back a week later.

I did some research on CNET and found that HDMI cables are cables, nothing special about them. CNET recomended Monoprice as they are their source for cables. I got 2 6' HDMI 1.4 cables shipped USPS Priority for $12 and change. They work great. I wouldn't buy HDMI cables anywhere else.
Amazon has some Amazon-branded HDMI cables as well at an inexpensive price. The Best Buy guys tried the same maneuver on me--but I balked.
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On my 2011 - 8285WS I have a 120 volt outlet and antenna jack in my front compartment (curb side) left wall. I gues it is for a TV on the outside.
Has anyone else noticed this?
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Old 09-03-2010, 10:08 PM   #7
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You guys are killing me. Not only do we need a TV in the bedroom, but now I need an outside TV too. Nice work.
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You guys are killing me. Not only do we need a TV in the bedroom, but now I need an outside TV too. Nice work.
Yeah, my mind has been turning on this one too for a while. The ouside TV may be the next project. We have a coax output and AC outlet in our compartment just behind the entry door for a TV, just have to figure out a cheap and easy way to mount our 42" Hitachi plasma out there...oh.. wait... the DW is shaking her head. Guess it will have to be the 20" bedroom TV
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You guys are killing me. Not only do we need a TV in the bedroom, but now I need an outside TV too. Nice work.

Don't you have one built into the wall in the bathroom?
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BTW- Don't waste your money on those big brand "super duper" gadgets the big box stores try to sell you. They make their money on the accessories. They lure you in by a great price on the main piece of equipment and then rob you with accessories. I have been an electronics tech for a while, a marine electronics tech on mega yachts, home theater/home automation tech, and now a communications tech). Back a few years ago, when working on the yachts, we were installing a "big brand" surge protector (around $400 worth). To route power wire for a clean install I had to cut the plug off, route the wire, and install a new plug. To my surprise that big power cord, which I thought was 12 gauge wire, turned out to be 16 or 18 gauge, insufficient for the number of outlets on the surge protector. You would probably get a better surge protector at the local discount store. OH, and don't let them sell you "gold" anything! They say you have to have these gold cables, they make them sound better. Take a $100 set of cables and compare them to a $3.00 set of cables. You can not tell the difference, especially in an RV/TT/5er. NWJEEPER is correct, go for the price. To blow the sales person away, ask to see the spec sheets, and show me the loss difference between the cables. They will shut up and leave you alone every time.
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