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vacuumbed

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Posted: 04/09/12 05:54pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

So it looks like the way to do this is to mount a 3/4 piece of plywood covering the opening of the old tv and mount the new tv with a mount to that plywood. Does that sound right?

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Posted: 04/10/12 02:25am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Here is a pic of the opening after I pulled the tv.



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Each coach builder designed their cabinet and tube TV mounting differently. There are even variations between models. As such the individual owners has to come up with a design. I got very lucky with mine. The builder fabricated a heavy aluminum frame and hoist that held the TV in place so all I needed has some 1" x 1/8" steel stock to make mounts.



In the cabinet I added some additional aluminum to the original frame to give me a good attachment point.





I also added some foam insulation around the wood framing so the new TV would be held against a hard surface and potential rattle point.



Had the Navigator hold the TV in place while I drilled holes for the new mounts. Bolted in all in place and enjoyed a cool beverage.



I also drilled a bunch of 1" holes in the back of the left cabinet where the sat receiver is to help with ventilation. I would really get hot between what the sat receiver generates and the sun on the coach.

Maybe someday I'll rework it to use a swing mount so I can use the space behind the TV as potential storage for DVD's, surround sound system or whatever.


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Vacuumbed, here is a link to how I mounted ours in our Dynasty. I did not want ours to swing out but removable in case I needed to get behind it.

Mike.

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


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Posted: 04/10/12 10:46am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks guys, those are great write ups!

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It sounds like there is welding involved and I don't know how to weld. I may have to postpone the TV install.

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I used 2x4 framework in the old box and fastened a TV mount to the 2x4.

The mount I bought from MonoPrice.com. Total investment was about $30 and I only know how to use a saw and a screwdriver.

Finished Product:



Behind the TV:




Not over engineered but works just fine.


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deandec,
What did you use to cover the large hole where the old TV was?

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I fastened a light 3/4" plywood panel to the back side of the walnut hole surround.

Then I cut holes for the cords and mount arm to pass through the panel.

I did the panel in two sections, fastening the bottom section to the top section with a piano hinge.

I can now slide my DVR into the empty cabinet behind the bottom section.

Painting every thing black matched the other two panels on my overhead console.


This is the only decent picture I have of that part:



* This post was edited 04/12/12 11:11am by deandec *

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Great work, thank you for posting. This helps a lot.

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