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Posted: 03/08/18 04:49pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We have a 2005 Everest fifth wheel with the old style square tv inside a cabinent. I would like to replace the old tv with a new flat screen. As you know the new TVs are wider than they are tall. So what I would like to do is mount one on some kind of device that allows it be outside the cabinent when in use but rotate at an angle and slide or be movable fully inside the cabinent when traveling. Note the living area slide-out only clears the cabinent front by about 2 inches so the tv hast to be moved inside the cabinent when traveling. I’m looking for ideas for mounting. The wall panels are very thin and I am concerned about them being able to support weight of a normal tv mount bracket. Also, the shower is located directly to to back of the tv compartment.


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Posted: 03/08/18 05:10pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

After I removed my old CRT, I modified the inside of the TV cabinet so that I couls use a swivel TV mount. Works like a charm. Velcro on the back of the TV holds it in place while traveling. Otherwise, the TV comes out a few inches and can swivel left-right-up-down.

Plus, there's plenty of space in those old cabinets -- I use it to store my AV receiver.

It's a 32-inch Samsung:

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Thank you Techwriter. Your setup is a little different than mine but it gives me some ideas. It looks like you bolted a vertical 2 x4 to attach the bracket to. My paneled wall is only about 1/8th of an inch thick so I would need to find a stud or something solid to bolt to. Also, I have to fold the whole thing inside the cabinent for travel.

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Old style square TV. It still works? lol. “New” TVs are wider...thank goodness!


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I did a mount in our trailer. I didn't like the wall mount idea, but I had decent support top and bottom with good MDF, so I made two flanges out of wood, and mounted a piece of 3/4" iron pipe between them vertically. I welded a plate about half way up the pipe and mounted an articulating mount onto the pipe, and the tv onto the folding mount. everything pivots and I can now unfold my 26 1/2" Sony out of the 26" cabinet, and move it out far enough to be seen from every seat in the trailer. Worked out very well.


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A bit off subject but... When I replaced the RCA tube tv in our '07 Endeavor, I built a cabinet door to cover the opening and mounted the flat screen on the door. Then, I could open the door, swing the tv out of the way with the door and have extra storage space behind. Just a thought...


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Thunder Mountain, what kind of hinges did you use? Do you have any concerns about the weight of the tv while traveling?

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I replaced the old TV in my 2007 Montana. I think in a location something like yours as my slide also comes in in front of the TV. But I have a little more than 2" clearance.

I made a box insert to go into the cabinet opening using an articulating mount for the TV. New TV is 32" vs the old 27". And the TV mounts outside the cabinet as it is larger than the opening. It is less than 2" thick, but may still be too much for yours. But you might come up with a way to install the articulating mount on an angled panel inside the cabinet and have the TV slip sideways into the cabinet when not viewing.

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Cabinet insert I made. (got a little carried away)

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If the articulating mount was on a angled back panel, it might let you slip a smaller TV inside the cabinet for travel.

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Posted: 03/08/18 08:44pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

gmg wrote:

I have to fold the whole thing inside the cabinent for travel.

Why?

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A 32" flat screen and mounting bracket weighs less than 10 lbs. I'd suggest to make a plywood panel to attach the screen's mounting bracket. Depending on the dimensions of your cabinet, an articulating mount may be enough to get the screen inside the cabinet. If not, you may have to hinge or build a slide so the screen slides back into the cabinet.

FWIW, I have a 32" screen that is mounted to a 5/8" plywood piece, using an articulating mount. The plywood is screwed and glued to the Luan paneling and into three studs. I don't do anything except folding the mount close to the wall before traveling. The screen barely moves.


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