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    Posted: 26 Feb 2016 at 2:24pm
Hi All,  We just picked up our 2015 model 179 a few days ago.  It didn't take long for us to realize the television was unwatchable while laying in bed due to the angle.  I looked at buying a replacement for the mounting arm, but most everything I could find would only tilt 15 degs, or 20 at most.  And I still don't think that would be enough. 

So with a little head scratching and metal working, the problem is solved!  All it requires is an extra little bracket be inserted at the end of the arm, before the mounting plate that attaches to the TV.  That plate needs to be removed and rotated 90 degs.  The result is that you can tilt the TV almost straight down.  Doesn't affect the stowage or movement of the TV and swing arm at all.




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Welcome.  Nice mod.
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Another tip to go on my list.

Thanks for sharing.
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Where did you find the bracket?
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Originally posted by StephenH

Where did you find the bracket?

A friend who is a metal worker made it for me.  I'm sure I could talk him into making more if there's enough interest.
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I would be interested. Does it have some sort of easy way to adjust the angle? I would not want to have to dig out wrenches every time I wanted to adjust the tilt.

How much would he charge?
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I am interested in one also.

Keep us posted.
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bburchfield,just seen your post I also would be interested in a bracket. Please let me know. welcome and happy camping!
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Sure thing!  It may be a couple of days before I talk to him again.  

The tilt angle is easily adjusted by hand and will stay where you put it.  You just have to tighten the bolt enough, but not too tight, when you first install it.  
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Hi, Ed Solomon, have same problem with new R-179 TV. Q where did yo get the bracket to allow tv to rotate down ? thanks Ed
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