Yes, well, so we finished up the TV saga. Almost. Knew you’d want details. Here they are.
I’ve been working many, many, many, many hours, making actual income, since we got home from our British Columbia trip. But I’ve been sneaking out to Toto in the evenings to finish up this install. Yes, the ETI folk installed the TV mount (after reinforcing the wall behind it), but then, of course, there’s more to do.
Before we get to that, though, let’s have another look.
Let’s pause to consider: according to my Internet research, we will spend approximately three hours watching this TV during the next 12 months. But what a good time getting it installed!
Now. At first I opted for a removable mount. I got this gadget that let me pull the TV off the mount, leaving the mount on the wall, and the TV could rest on the bed while we are in transit. This quick-release gadget was pretty easy to use, but…
But it added 1/2 inch to the distance between the TV and the wall. And this made for a sloppy-looking situation, with the TV not quite perfectly parallel to the wall because of limited space between it (the TV) and the edge of the window shade. Argghhh.
We could remove the quick-release thingy, but then the TV would be there all the time, flopping and bashing around during the simulated-earthquake experience of trailer towage. Unless. UNLESS. Unless there was a way to secure the TV, and the mount, on the wall, while driving.
We went through a couple of iterations getting the straps just so. First, I read and followed the instructions — sort of. The TV wouldn’t move too far, but it felt wobbly. Wobbliness is not what we were shooting for. So we added a few more grommets and screws and whatnot, and we got one very solid, secure, mounted TV.
So, enough already. But there is one thing. See the DVD player affixed to the underside of the cabinet there? It works flawlessly, and the install looks good, except that it clearly was designed to be resting on a shelf, not hanging by its thumbs from above. Poor thing. So we need some visually appealing trim to attach to the poor little player’s feet. We have been exploring our options, but no answer yet. Something in a black polycarbonate sounds good. Sooz wants it to Look Nice. I get that.
We have time. It’s almost two more weeks until our next trip, to a state park near the fish-challenged bitter end of the Hood Canal. Personally, I can’t wait.Sharing is caring!
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