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TV/DVD Combo Installation

I have been planning to install a TV and DVD player in our Transit Wagon for the kids since we picked her up 3 months ago. I looked into different mounting options, tv, dvd player, etc. I finally settled on the TV/DVD combo.

I purchased a 20" RCA TV/DVD combo. I looked into and purchased an overhead mount but it did not work out. I finally came up with a simple mount to the overhead storage structure. I made the mounting angles from aluminum angles and mounted to the overhead storage structure with 4 fasteners. This mounting method is more sturdy than the overhead mount that I previously planned.

Here are a few pics of the installation. The triangular black thing on the right is the TV antenna. The antenna is moveable when needed for signal reception. I am fairly happy with this mounting option. I hope this info is of some use to some member.
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Looks good bud. Nice job

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Very nice...I am in the process of putting overhead drop downs in my LR. Having difficulty finding a suitable mount structure. I am kicking myself now for not getting at least a medium roof. For your antenna, there are manufactures that create window mount diversity antennas. These are designed to handle the constantly changing angle of RF signal.

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Nice, simple mount design. For TV audio, do you just run it through the TV speakers? Where did you run power from?


Even though we don't have a Transit yet, I've been considering options for rear seat entertainment combined with an aftermarket head unit up front that will send video to a screen (or two) in back.
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I purchased a 20" RCA TV/DVD combo. I looked into and purchased an overhead mount but it did not work out. I finally came up with a simple mount to the overhead storage structure.
Nice work. I mounted my Pioneer 7700 7" screen in the right side storage pocket. Problem I'm seeing is that the whole shelf structure isn't well supported, so I get quite bit of bounce out of it. You?

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Very nice...I am in the process of putting overhead drop downs in my LR. Having difficulty finding a suitable mount structure. I am kicking myself now for not getting at least a medium roof. For your antenna, there are manufactures that create window mount diversity antennas. These are designed to handle the constantly changing angle of RF signal.
Thanks. I will look into the window mount diversity antennas.

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Nice, simple mount design. For TV audio, do you just run it through the TV speakers? Where did you run power from?


Even though we don't have a Transit yet, I've been considering options for rear seat entertainment combined with an aftermarket head unit up front that will send video to a screen (or two) in back.
The TV has the audio out jack (headphone jack) in the rear of the TV. I ran a 15 ft 3.5mm audio cable from the TV and connected to the vehicle audio input jack a the center console. The TV sounds great thru the vehicle stereo system.
I have a 2000W Xantrex inverter in the vehicle that powers other things. I ran 110V from the inverter to the TV.

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Nice work. I mounted my Pioneer 7700 7" screen in the right side storage pocket. Problem I'm seeing is that the whole shelf structure isn't well supported, so I get quite bit of bounce out of it. You?
I did have concern about the shelf structure also. The TV/DVD combo is surprisingly light at only 6 lbs. So far, no bouncing at all.

I did have the upper shelf structure removed for this install. The shelf do have two attachments at the center of the shelf. The aft center attachment only attaches to the headliner.

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I have been planning to install a TV and DVD player in our Transit Wagon for the kids since we picked her up 3 months ago. I looked into different mounting options, tv, dvd player, etc. I finally settled on the TV/DVD combo.

I purchased a 20" RCA TV/DVD combo. I looked into and purchased an overhead mount but it did not work out. I finally came up with a simple mount to the overhead storage structure. I made the mounting angles from aluminum angles and mounted to the overhead storage structure with 4 fasteners. This mounting method is more sturdy than the overhead mount that I previously planned.

Here are a few pics of the installation. The triangular black thing on the right is the TV antenna. The antenna is moveable when needed for signal reception. I am fairly happy with this mounting option. I hope this info is of some use to some member.
Where did you buy the tv from?


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Where did you buy the tv from?
Purchased TV/DVD combo from Walmart for $140.

http://www.walmart.com/ip/RCA-LED20G...Combo/36202736
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