Don & Louise
2000 Coachman Catalina 330 MSB /F53
Rear air bags, 4 Koni FSD Shocks & Davis Front TruTrac
2008 Impala- Remco Lube Pump , Blue OX tow bar & Brake Buddy
Winegard roof dish for Bell Expressview HD tv
SL3 HD- TV4RV tripod set up for Direct HD tv
I got a piece of steel flatbar 3/16 x 2 x 30 and used it as a probe under the plywood. As I had suspected, there was something holding the plywood to the bottom of the cabinet about center and all the way to the back of the TV. On the living room TV that I took out there were two screws going up through the bottom of the cabinet into the plywood under the TV to keep it from moving in the cabinet. They were in counter-sunk holes with wood plugs to make it look nicer. That was what I expected to find in the BR but there were no screws visable under the cabinet. What I was feeling with the flatbar was obviously a screw, even though there was no trace of it underneath. I placed the flatbar against the screw and using a large hammer kept beating away at it until the flatbar cut the screw! The TV came right out and there was the cut-off screw that had been holding it in the cabinet. After some careful measurements I figured out what had happened.
The washer/dryer is in the corner just to the right of the TV cabinet. There is a small 1/4" quarter-round molding across above the doors on the washer/dryer. That screw was hidden under the small molding!
Now the way I figure it, the guy on the assembly line that day back in 2002 that installed the TV was thinking one of two things.
1. He wanted to do a really nice-looking install and decided to put that screw in to secure the TV and then put the molding on top of it so nothing would be showing under there. Of course, he never considered that some poor MH owner might want to change out the TV sometime in the future and would spend hours of time and just about go nuts trying to figure out why the TV would not come out when there was no visable screw holding it!
2. The boss had been on his case that day and it was payback time! He hid that screw under there and sat back laughing his butt off thinking what I would go through 10 years later trying to get that TV out!
Anyway, it's done! If any of you 2002 Windsor owners ever have a problem getting your BR TV out, just call me! I promise I will NEVER forget how to do it!