Went Solo Today, New Cascadia With Collision Avoidance System

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Christian F.'s Comment
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I don't have any existing screws there and nothing to screen a mount to. There is a light on the underside of the cabinet above the fridge so can't screen anything into that either. My 110 outlets are hidden behind the microwave so I'd have to remove it to get a picture of them. I've heard some are using the existing screws in the vent (to the outside) to mount a TV but I'm afraid I won't have enough clearance to raise the bunk to access the storage underneath. My other half says he's drawn up a plan for a custom cabinet that will swivel and go on top of the fridge to hold the satellite receiver and mount the TV to, but I'm impatient and the way we've been running, haven't been home at the same time. That tray on top of the fridge-- even the satellite receiver doesn't sit flat there.

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That picture on the TV looks like a scene from the movie Dune....lol

Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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Congrats Michael.

I was wondering where to mount the tv in those trucks.

HOS:

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RealDiehl's Comment
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Yeah I'm watching Doctor Who.

Hooray for Whovians!

Michael B.'s Comment
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A bigger question is what is available to screw to? I can show you plenty of TV mounts, but I assume you can't just screw into the wall of the truck.

If Michael can see the screws, and measure distance between them, I can probably find a working mount.

Grumpy, Susan, I cannot tell what its mounted to without removing the wall panel. Here is a wide view so if you want to have your panel removed to have someone mount it you know about where mine is mounted. Its pretty solid so there has to be something behind the panel to mount to.

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Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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A bigger question is what is available to screw to? I can show you plenty of TV mounts, but I assume you can't just screw into the wall of the truck.

If Michael can see the screws, and measure distance between them, I can probably find a working mount.

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Grumpy, Susan, I cannot tell what its mounted to without removing the wall panel. Here is a wide view so if you want to have your panel removed to have someone mount it you know about where mine is mounted. Its pretty solid so there has to be something behind the panel to mount to.

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I think if you choose the option from the factory there is probably a bracket behind the fabric, with blind nuts installed. Unless those holes are plugged if you don't have the TV mount option, then you probably have to look at other ways to mount.

If the company allows screws in the cabinet, any swivel mount will work, but one designed with a lock on the swivel for RVs would probably be best.

In Susan's case, if she can't screw screws in the cabinet, I have another idea I think would work quite well. Assuming the spot in her picture is where the TV is to be mounted

HOS:

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HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OOS:

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Susan D. 's Comment
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Yes that's the top of my fridge but I don't have cabinets that look like that.. all mine look like overhead bins in a commercial jet.

My satellite receiver sits quite crookedly on top of the fridge, since it doesn't fit in the recessed area. I sit the TV on top of the receiver. The microwave slides in a space above that and then there's the stupid bin thingy directly above that.

I've probably blackened my eye a while ago. The build quality is so poor on these trucks, cabinet bin doors randomly pop open.. one hit me in the corner of my right eye. I hate this fcking truck.

Susan D. 's Comment
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Cabin bin door closed:

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Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Yes that's the top of my fridge but I don't have cabinets that look like that.. all mine look like overhead bins in a commercial jet.

My satellite receiver sits quite crookedly on top of the fridge, since it doesn't fit in the recessed area. I sit the TV on top of the receiver. The microwave slides in a space above that and then there's the stupid bin thingy directly above that.

I've probably blackened my eye a while ago. The build quality is so poor on these trucks, cabinet bin doors randomly pop open.. one hit me in the corner of my right eye. I hate this fcking truck.

Ouch. Though I have to admit I laughed at the last sentence. Sorry.

Well, if you can screw into the side of the cabinet above and to the left of the fridge, any articulating TV mount will work, though you might want to look at one that locks for RVs, so it doesn't swing around while you drive.

I have used one similar to this before - mount

This one locks Locking mount

If you can't use screws, I think this would work just fine.

Supplies:

Velcro

Desk Mount

Shelving

Cut a piece of the shelving to fit into that recessed area on top of the fridge. Cover the entire back of the shelving with the velcro, and then the recessed area with the other part of the velcro.

I would probably bolt the mount to the shelving from underneath, using countersunk bolts, with nuts on top, for strength. Then stick the shelf in the recessed area, and mount the tv on the mount. I think that much velcro would probably hold the shelving in place, but if there is somewhere to hook a bungee behind the TV, it wouldn't hurt to use a bungee to the top of the mount, for bumps.

You could even use leftover tabs of the velcro to hold those cabinets closed. :)

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HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Michael B.'s Comment
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The microwave slides in a space above that and then there's the stupid bin thingy directly above that.

I've probably blackened my eye a while ago. The build quality is so poor on these trucks, cabinet bin doors randomly pop open.. one hit me in the corner of my right eye. I hate this fcking truck.

I truly hate to hear that as it looks like our trucks are about the same inside. Same cabinets in mine, at least I now know to watch for them to pop open on their own. I hope my experience in this truck dont match yours judging by your last sentence quoted above. You probably started out loving your truck like I do now.

So I unpacked the mattress for the lower bunk today, boy does it leave a LOT to be desired! lol. I looked it up and it figures to be a twin XL. I will be buying a new one soon! Without having called around yet I assume any mattress store should carry them?

Do we leave the inverter turned on all the time or does it need to be off when an appliance is not in direct use?

Thanks to all for the congrats and well wishes!

Turtle's Comment
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A twin XL is only a few inches longer than a standard twin. I went with the in-stock standard twin when I upgraded my mattress and it's fine. In fact it gives me a few more inches of storage space at the foot of the bed.

The inverter stays on full time. No need to turn it off.

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