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Old 06-16-2009, 07:31 PM   #1
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Winnebago TV replacement

Hey all this is my first post and I have read and read about replacing old TV's with new flat screen. My problem is I love all that I have seen and read but everyone seems to have the wood frame work around where the old TV was. My Adventure has a plastic frame that I have off snd I have the old 19 inch out but all thats left is the metal insides to hold old TV and some more plastic that hangs down. I have 24 inches exactly between the cabient doors on either side. I want a bigger flat screen than that. So any suggestions on how to go about this upgrade would be appreciated.
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Old 06-16-2009, 08:27 PM   #2
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The flat screen TV will mount on the outside of the enclosure. You will probably have to make a wood frame to attach to the metal part. Then you will have to attach a flat panel mount to the frame work.
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Old 06-16-2009, 09:33 PM   #3
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I had the same issue when replacing the 25" TV in our '03 Brave. I found a 26" LCD which fit behind the plastic trim and between the metal bracing.

The results after a lot of work were a little disappointing. First, a move from a 25" tube to a 26" widescreen "feels" like you went down in screen size. Second, there are gaps at the top and bottom of the TV since I basically put a rectangle into a square hole.

I think I'm going to go with John's recommendation and mount a larger TV (32") in front of the plastic trim. It will still be out of the way while giving a cleaner looking installation. I will move the 26" to the bedroom since it's useless in the DTV world.

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Old 06-17-2009, 08:25 AM   #4
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Here's my 2 cents.......

I have been reading allot about TV replacements to new LCD's and everyone is putting the new LCD in the hole the old tube TV came out of.

If possible, look for another location in your coach to mount it on the wall, OR even better, to the ceiling with a drop down mount. If this can be done the old cabinet can now be used for storage, just add shelf(s) and door.

I have helped allot of local friends explore this idea, and they found a new world, so, if possible, as said before, think outside the box. (No pun intended)

I have accomplished this in a number of RV's and it has been very rewarding for all.

If I can help, let me know.

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Old 06-17-2009, 08:37 AM   #5
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We replaced our old monster TV with a 32" LCD and it is mounted on a swing arm on the outside of the old enclosure. To get it between the cabinet doors we just cut about 3/4" off each door. Re-stained the cut and looks perfect. We also put a vent in the rear of the old TV compartment and finished off that compartment for storage.

Actually our son did this all in a campground with little to no tools.

Another thing he did was remove the smoked glass front the front cabinet doors and replaced it with expanded metal (like in a screen door for strength) spray painted to match the other metal in the rig. Gave much needed air to the components.

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Old 06-17-2009, 08:51 AM   #6
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Just re-read the thread here and we also replaced the TV in the bedroom at the same time we did the front one with a 32" LCD. We have a sink in our bedroom that had a mirror over it which we had replaced with a large medicine cabinet. The TV was in a swing out cabinet in the corner over the washing machine. We removed the medicine cabinet and put a piece of 3/4" plywood on the wall with liquid nails and screws, covered the plywood with wallpaper that matches our wall and framed it with molding. The plywood goes from the ceiling to the counter top and is wide enough for the TV mount. Then mounted the TV on the straight type mount (no swivel, just tilts). That nice BIG cabinet over the washer is now shelved and has the medicine cabinet stuff PLUS a lot more in it.
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Another thing he did was remove the smoked glass front the front cabinet doors and replaced it with expanded metal (like in a screen door for strength) spray painted to match the other metal in the rig. Gave much needed air to the components.

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I like this idea a lot. Do IR remotes work when the doors are closed?
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Another thing to look for is a LCD with the speakers below the screen vs on the sides of the screen. This allows you to use a larger screen model (I was able to use a 32 inch LCD in front). It also makes the LCD a little "taller" which takes up some of the space below and above the replacement LCD.
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Bruceh, no problem with the remotes and the expanded metal.
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Old 06-23-2009, 03:55 PM   #10
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You might look at this - I replaced mine and here is how I did it. Sorry I did not see your post sooner -
http://www.grossie.net/Michael/TV_in...Adventurer.htm
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HERE is a 32" mounted outside the frame. It's floating within this frame, but solidly attached to the steel frame in the back with a heavy-duty wall mount and 1" angle aluminum similar to what Mike has done.
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Old 06-25-2009, 10:08 AM   #12
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LakePeople:

Check out this thread. I just finished mounting it last month. Very happy with it, and it works with the surround sound using the TV volume control.

LCD TV replacement with plastic bezel?
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Old 06-25-2009, 03:41 PM   #13
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As usual there is more than one way to skin a cat. One way is to cut the metal cage back aprox. 8 to 10". You can then build a wood frame wall 2x4" and plywood. With a standard wall mount you will be able to get most 32" Flat screen TV's in. A little wood trim and it looks like the factory did it.
Or any of the previous suggestions will work also...

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Old 01-20-2010, 07:28 PM   #14
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Jeff,
I have the exact same coach and I was wondering if you had any problems getting the old TV out. It appears that I have to remove the frame and it looks like it will not come apart very clean. Any ideas would help..
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