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ryanallie1

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Posted: 03/18/12 08:20am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hi All.

I have also replaced both of the OEM CRT TV's in our MMotorhome.

One in the Bedroom, that went through the wall into the Hall Closet. The other TV was in an Over-Head, between two Cabinets.

If you go to a larger LED TV for the Over-Head, you usually don't have to do any Mods to it. I used a good Articulating Arm. I still had some space under the Over-Head LED TV. I installed our VCR/DVD Player below the TV. It almost looks like it came that way from the Factory.

I didn't have to do anything to the surounding Leather, and I even put back the OEM Srews and Screw Covers to give it a nice touch inn hbow it looked.

The Bedroom TV (13 in) was a little bit more work. As when the OEM TV was removced, it left a pretty nice size hole in the wall, so you could see directly into the Hall Closet.

All I did was go to Lowes and by a 2x2 piece of Oak 3/4 inch Paneling. Cut it to fit exacvtely the size of the hole. There was already a lip all the way around the opening.

All I had to do was Glue the new piece of Oak Paneling into the hole. And then stain it to match. Pretty darn easy.

The new Oak Panleing was more than strong enought to hold the new 24 inch LED TV with no problems, using an Articulting Arm Mount.

You should give it a try by yourself. You just might surprize yourself, at how easy it really is. And how good of a job you can do yourself. It sure beats paying someone big bucks to do a simple Mod in most cases.

You have nothing to lose by trying it yourself, and everything to gain. If you mess it up, then you can always take it to someone to install for you.

I have been doing all of our own Work, Repairs and Maintenace, and Mods for the past 45+ years as RV'ers.

I haven't found anything yet, that is that hard to Repair or to Replace myself. The same things with Mods.

Today with Computers and the Net, you can find out how to do just about anything you choose to do.

I guess I just can't stand the thought of paying someone to do something that I know I can do myself. Don't sell yourself short. Most things can be done with simple tools. I just happen to have a lot of tools that I have picked up all of my life.

I don't ever see a need for an RV Tech or anyone else. Good Luck. Happy Travels. Dan & Jill


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towman

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Posted: 03/18/12 09:52am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I highly recomend "INNOVATIVE COACH WORKS' tHEY ARE LOCATED in junction city,or. however they may be here in Indio,ca.now still working after the Indio rv show.Ph#541-998-1504,seaonal #541-321-0626, ask for Matt.They did a complete make over in our coach and did a fantastic job.


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Posted: 03/18/12 10:02am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thank you for all the info. I will pass both eamils
on to my Husband. If he can't do the work he can now call
Innovative Coach. THANKS

WayneLee

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Posted: 03/18/12 10:05am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

"Southern California" covers a BIG area, larger than many states in size. In San Diego, I recommend RV Specialists for TV conversions, along with any and all other services. When I was there last, they showed me their work on another coach and it was very good - I am thinking of putting in a surround system. Their cabinet work exactly matched the other cabinets in the coach, mounting was very secure, etc.


Wayne Lee
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towman wrote:

I highly recomend "INNOVATIVE COACH WORKS' tHEY ARE LOCATED in junction city,or. however they may be here in Indio,ca.now still working after the Indio rv show.Ph#541-998-1504,seaonal #541-321-0626, ask for Matt.They did a complete make over in our coach and did a fantastic job.

They are quality people.

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Posted: 03/18/12 08:56pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I am not a woodworker but I built my own mounts and then found a local woodworker that had some walnut pieces and had him match the radius and then I sanded and cleared to match.

Mike.

Here is a link to my CRT to LCD conversion in our 2003 Monaco Dynasty.

http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/25804114.cfm


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