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Old 10-18-2019, 10:29 AM   #1
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Installing a replacement TV on the Televator

My Sony 49" TV is defective and Newmar sent me a new one. Anyone ever done this install. Any tips would be appreciated. Not sure how to get to the back of the tv since it is right up against the window. 2019 Dutch Star 4018
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Do you have photos of the unit? Post em up and it would be helpful. On our lift the TV installs on the lift by means of four hooks that are attached to the TV by means of the TV bracket. The bottom two will have two (one on each side of the TV) bolts that are tightened to keep the TV from sliding back and forth in the lift bracket.

Those need to be loosened almost completely. Once loosened you need to lift the TV and tilt the bottom in the general direction of the center of the coach. This will allow you to pull the TV out of the enclosure. It happens all in on swift move, lift the TV while simultaneously tilting it out the bottom and then pulling the entire TV and it's bracket up and out of the enclosure in one motion.

Hope that makes sense?

The hardest part is loosening those two bolts. I had to use a pair of channel locks to loosen ours and there was no way to use a screwdriver/screw gun in the limited space. It took a lot of turns on those bolts to have them loose enough. Also be aware that you will need to re-tighten those bolts once the new TV goes back into the enclosure.
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Old 10-18-2019, 12:55 PM   #3
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Newmar service tech went through the window behind the tv. No hooks on our ‘18 DSDP, just two bolts near mid-tv and double stick tape at top.
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Newmar service tech went through the window behind the tv. No hooks on our ‘18 DSDP, just two bolts near mid-tv and double stick tape at top.
Seems harder than I thought. Did he remove the window panels?
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I am interested also, I have the same unit and I am ready to toss the Sony TV.
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This is probably no help, but lots of tool suppliers have small right angle ratchet drivers that accept 1/4" bits. I have a couple and love them for this kind of job.

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This is probably no help, but lots of tool suppliers have small right angle ratchet drivers that accept 1/4" bits. I have a couple and love them for this kind of job.

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Yep. I have this one, very handy...

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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No window removal. He simply removed the screens while the tv was lowered, then raised the tv enough to reach in from the outside and remove the screws. He used a cordless impact tool with an extension. Went back inside, raised the tv and sliced the double stick tape. The tv dropped into his hand. Our televator has a shelf below the tv, so that helped in installing the new tv. Simple.
Your project may be different, but this worked on our 2018 DSDP last June.
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This wouldn’t work on our ‘19 MA as none of our Large windows open. Interesting issue.
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I have been debating doing this to replace my dumb Vizio smart TV. I am leaning toward removing the couch and the paneling to access the TV in the down position. When I had lift control board issues I removed these to work on it.
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In my NA, took off the televator cover, then all the cables, then I was able to loosen the 4 bolts very slowly and carefully with a short screwdriver. It's a two person job to lift it out while removing the last 2 bolts.
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Interesting that large windows don’t open. Must not provide good ventilation. In any case, in our ‘18 Dutch Star, the window behind the televator has two louvered pieces of glass across the bottom that are designed to crank out a few inches...typical Hehr design these days. After cranking the window panels open, Lynn simply removed the screens and reached in from the outside to access the screws. I didn’t time him, but as I watched him work, I would guess that the entire tv replacement didn’t take more than 20 minutes. One man job.
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