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pgustaf249 09-20-2014 03:07 AM

View Tv from swivel cab seats
 
It appears that the Coach House 240 DQ or the 241XL DQ has the ideal floor plan for our first (unfortunately not anytime soon) RV. With the TV being above the cab I'm assuming if you're sitting in the reversed swivel cab seats you won;t be able to see the TV. Someone please tell me the TV swings out such that one could watch it from the swivel cab seats. From what I can tell the TV position would be a major disappointment.

MotorCity57 10-06-2014 01:50 PM

Re: View Tv from swivel cab seats
 
I am also considering a Coach House RV - model 240 DT or 241XL DT (Dinette + twin beds) and I agree the main TV is not in a good location. Basically, only one dinette seat has a good view of the TV. A better location would be on the wall directly aft of the dinette, facing forward. This would allow use of the swivel front seats to watch TV. The location might not be possible on the 241XL due to the slideout.
John

chromisdesigns 10-06-2014 04:54 PM

Re: View Tv from swivel cab seats
 
Delete the tv, keep mount and electronics, get a compact projector for existing tv mount, and either pull-down or folding screen and hang from overhead at rear of galley. You have two "theater seats" (swivel fronts) plus one dinette seat that can see the screen.

Wall mount tv will not work with slide.

avanti 10-06-2014 06:02 PM

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Or, you could go this route:

http://www.thevideoglasses.com/images/310xl.jpg

chromisdesigns 10-06-2014 07:39 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by avanti (Post 329674)

If only I could get SWMBO to wear a pair of those while I am driving...

pgustaf249 10-07-2014 01:43 AM

Re: View Tv from swivel cab seats
 
I like the location of the TV on the Winnebago View. I don't know if a similar location is even possible in a Coach House. Maybe some of the CH owners could fill me in on that.

chromisdesigns 10-07-2014 03:06 AM

Re: View Tv from swivel cab seats
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by pgustaf249 (Post 329774)
I like the location of the TV on the Winnebago View. I don't know if a similar location is even possible in a Coach House. Maybe some of the CH owners could fill me in on that.

We looked at so many layouts that I don't recall offhand where it is on a View. Coach House mounts it facing the rear in the top of the cab. Option for a second one in rear cabin, exact location depends on what bed layout you choose. Most owners apparently get both of them. Not being TV people, we got none.

In the original rear twin layout, with rear bath, I suppose you could have a swing out bracket so you could watch from the beds or reverse it to swing out facing the
Main cabin. With our mid-bath version, if you did that you would need binoculars to watch from the front seats it would be so far away!

If it was just me, I think I would go the mini projector route to watch movies. SWMBO has no interest, though.

PS - another thing I don't like about swing-out anything is it's just another thing to forget to secure or to come loose on the road and go whipping around in the turns. Bad enough already when I forget to latch a drawer...BANG!...aw nuts, not again?!

Swing- out tv would be just what I need...

chromisdesigns 10-07-2014 03:15 AM

Re: View Tv from swivel cab seats
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by pgustaf249 (Post 326711)
It appears that the Coach House 240 DQ or the 241XL DQ has the ideal floor plan for our first (unfortunately not anytime soon) RV. With the TV being above the cab I'm assuming if you're sitting in the reversed swivel cab seats you won;t be able to see the TV. Someone please tell me the TV swings out such that one could watch it from the swivel cab seats. From what I can tell the TV position would be a major disappointment.

I am sitting at home visualizing this, and I think you might could get away with a smallish flat- panel TV mounted picture-frame style on the front-facing wall of the slide itself above the dinette bench. There is some space there. It would have to be pretty thin, though, or else someone would always be banging the back if their head on it sitting in the bench. Then you also have the issue of power and signal cables in the slide cavity. I would not do it. Don't know if the factory would or not.

I still like the projector idea, and you could use it for your mobile office presentations as well...:rad:

MotorCity57 10-09-2014 12:08 PM

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I was discussing the TV location with Coach House, and I learned that for 2015 they have moved the TV towards the passenger side. Here is a photo from their web site showing the new TV location. Frankly, I don't think it's an improvement, especially for the dinette floor plans; you still can't use the swivel seats to watch TV.
John

chromisdesigns 10-09-2014 04:38 PM

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I agree -- seems more in the way and really only serves to improve the view if you have the front sofa.


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