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Old 10-09-2014, 09:19 PM   #11
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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.
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I agree. That placement doesn't seems to solve the problem of viewing from the swivel seats. You can see the TV placement in the floor plan of the View which I mentioned in a previous post:

http://www.gowinnebago.com/products/...ew/floorplans/

I have been inside a View and that placement (on the wall above the sink), with an arm that allows it to swing out from the wall will allow those in the swivel seats and those on the opposite side of the RV, whether they're on a sofa or dinette, to see it very well.

In the Coach House 241DQ floor plan:

http://www.coachhouserv.com/model-241xl.php

I can't tell from the drawing if a similar placement is feasible. I haven't been in a Coach House so it's hard for me to tell.
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Old 10-09-2014, 11:21 PM   #12
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I agree. That placement doesn't seems to solve the problem of viewing from the swivel seats. You can see the TV placement in the floor plan of the View which I mentioned in a previous post:

http://www.gowinnebago.com/products/...ew/floorplans/

I have been inside a View and that placement (on the wall above the sink), with an arm that allows it to swing out from the wall will allow those in the swivel seats and those on the opposite side of the RV, whether they're on a sofa or dinette, to see it very well.

In the Coach House 241DQ floor plan:

http://www.coachhouserv.com/model-241xl.php

I can't tell from the drawing if a similar placement is feasible. I haven't been in a Coach House so it's hard for me to tell.
There are a couple of deep, skinny storage cubbyholes above the sink. We keep a roll of paper towels in the lower one and the cat food and bowls up top.

Those would be lost if tv mount was there, plus whoever does the dishes would have their face in the tv all the time. I guess it might be doable, but only with a small tv.
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Old 10-10-2014, 02:14 AM   #13
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This will sound crazy, but I wonder if the TV could be mounted on the ceiling right above the door, using a mounting bracket that swings down to position the TV in an upright position.
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Old 10-10-2014, 02:41 AM   #14
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This will sound crazy, but I wonder if the TV could be mounted on the ceiling right above the door, using a mounting bracket that swings down to position the TV in an upright position.
I need to go over and clean the rig in the next few days--I will try to remember to measure that space for you. Headroom and tv width are going to be the main constraints, plus obstructing the exit door whenever you are watching tv.
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Old 10-10-2014, 02:47 AM   #15
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Or you could just get a big tablet and a tv streaming device and put the tablet
In a stand on the galley counter!
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Old 10-11-2014, 08:40 PM   #16
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This will sound crazy, but I wonder if the TV could be mounted on the ceiling right above the door, using a mounting bracket that swings down to position the TV in an upright position.
OK, here are the dimensions and a little description of that space in my rig:

The cabin ceiling slopes up in a curve from the door inward to the
Main part of the cabin. There is 36" clear between the front cabinet and galley side, across the door opening. The doorway itself measured 26" wide at the door shade valance above the door, and the valance itself is about 5" deep.

From the bottom of the fixed cabin step to the overhead is 73". 68" from the floor surface at the top of the step to overhead directly above. 60" from floor at that point to bottom of shade valance.

The diagonal measurement across the sloping part of the ceiling in the entrance is about 18". This might be the critical dimension as far as
Mounting a tv goes.

I think you would need a pullout, tilt and swivel mount to have any chance of positioning the screen to be visible from both front seats and dinette.

Depending on how tight you could get it to retract into that wedge-shaped area under the diagonal ceiling, you might wind up having to duck under it in the entrance going in or out.

Hope this helps. My vote is still for a projector!
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OK, here are the dimensions and a little description of that space in my rig:

The cabin ceiling slopes up in a curve from the door inward to the
Main part of the cabin. There is 36" clear between the front cabinet and galley side, across the door opening. The doorway itself measured 26" wide at the door shade valance above the door, and the valance itself is about 5" deep.

From the bottom of the fixed cabin step to the overhead is 73". 68" from the floor surface at the top of the step to overhead directly above. 60" from floor at that point to bottom of shade valance.

The diagonal measurement across the sloping part of the ceiling in the entrance is about 18". This might be the critical dimension as far as
Mounting a tv goes.

I think you would need a pullout, tilt and swivel mount to have any chance of positioning the screen to be visible from both front seats and dinette.

Depending on how tight you could get it to retract into that wedge-shaped area under the diagonal ceiling, you might wind up having to duck under it in the entrance going in or out.

Hope this helps. My vote is still for a projector!
Thanks for going out of your way for the measurements. I'm thinking the projector may be better than over the door. Thinking about the position of the projection screen makes me wonder if a flat screen tv could be placed where the screen would be flat against the ceiling and then swing down when needed. AC ducts might be in the way.
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Old 10-11-2014, 11:12 PM   #18
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Thanks for going out of your way for the measurements. I'm thinking the projector may be better than over the door. Thinking about the position of the projection screen makes me wonder if a flat screen tv could be placed where the screen would be flat against the ceiling and then swing down when needed. AC ducts might be in the way.
Yeah it is pretty busy up there, not so much the ducts, though as the AC unit itself.
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Old 10-11-2014, 11:27 PM   #19
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Here's a thought -- Coach House already fits nice MCD roller shades for all the windows. I bet they could hang one more just in front of the door to the rear cabin. Get some video screen paint and turn the shade into a proper screen surface. It's not too far-fetched that maybe MCD could special order one with screen material to begin with...?
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Old 10-12-2014, 02:17 AM   #20
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Here's a thought -- Coach House already fits nice MCD roller shades for all the windows. I bet they could hang one more just in front of the door to the rear cabin. Get some video screen paint and turn the shade into a proper screen surface. It's not too far-fetched that maybe MCD could special order one with screen material to begin with...?
That's an interesting idea! In fact it may be the best discussed so far. That would put it in a position similar to the TV in the Leisure Travel Unity 24IB. However it's done, maximizing the number of places one can sit to watch the TV will be on thing I will be looking for when we get our RV.
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