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Old 02-03-2006, 07:19 AM   #1
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I installed a 32" LCD Flat Panel TV in our coach this winter. I selected the 32" because they are the most popular in new coaches. 32" was also the largest TV I could get through my 36FDS front door in a one-piece cabinet.

Anyone with a table saw and some woodworking knowledge can do this job. I did require help to remove and install the cabinet assembly. My total cost including the TV set was under $1000.





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Old 02-03-2006, 07:19 AM   #2
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I installed a 32" LCD Flat Panel TV in our coach this winter. I selected the 32" because they are the most popular in new coaches. 32" was also the largest TV I could get through my 36FDS front door in a one-piece cabinet.

Anyone with a table saw and some woodworking knowledge can do this job. I did require help to remove and install the cabinet assembly. My total cost including the TV set was under $1000.





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Old 02-03-2006, 09:02 AM   #3
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Yes, but do you have FIVE different remotes?

Seriously though, Sweet!
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Old 02-03-2006, 01:17 PM   #4
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Hi Danny

I like your installation. I have a 99 36' MD and plan on installing a 32" in my coach just as soon as I get finished remodeling my kitchen (which may be awhile). What model TV did you install and what was the weight and depth of the model you installed? I have added other cabinet work and you are correct that with the right tools, It's not too hard.

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Old 02-03-2006, 06:31 PM   #5
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Danny,

Looks great . Hey, that guy in on the TV looks familiar. What about the mounting of the cabinet into the ceiling? Any special places you had to put the screws ? Could you post a picture from the door. Patty wants to see how far it sticks out from the other cabinets.


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Old 02-04-2006, 06:25 AM   #6
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The 32" ProView TV bought at Costco weighs 44 lbs; the box I built for it is 23" high outside and 4" deep inside. I angled the TV 10 degrees from vertical towards the windshield. The bottom of the TV cabinet is even vertically with the original cabinets. The mounting screws, with a few exceptions went back in the same holes. The next time I'll take a picture from the side.
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Old 02-04-2006, 06:27 AM   #7
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Danny, The TV installation looks terrific. It is something I have wanted to do since I bought our coach. Our unit is a 2005 FDS 34' that came wih the std. 27" Toshiba TV.Due to that the TV unit is extremely deep and the back of the TV is almost touching the windshield. The downside of this is I have extremenly small sunscreens on my front windows.I believe the drivers side is 14" and the passenger side is 18". This leaves a tremendous aount of window area open for very annoying and at times quite dangerous sunlight. When you ordered the optional HDTV it was much thinner and the sun screens covered the entire window. That is a huge plus. I have been toying with making a change but not quite certain how to go about it. Actually the 32" is nice but truly is not neccasry. I am happy with the 27, but if you had little problem with the 32" then that certainly is the way to go. My big question is how deep is the TV that you used from front to back? If that works for me I would like to know anything and everyhing as to how you did this if you are willing to share. Pictures are worth a million words. What TV did you have and what brand & model is the 32" that you installed? There was a question after your post and that was how did you attach the unit to the ceiling. The bottom line is that I would like to pick your brain on how you accomplished the whole d*** thing. In addition I have read about this TV and that TV are better for the bouncing etc. Any truth in that. When we had our boat I had a 32" plasma in the salon and it was identical to one I had in my home. My house does not move a great deal and surely my boat did.
Anyway, you have done a magnificent job and I am extremely interested as to how you accomplished it as you probably are aware.
Congratulations on the fine job.
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PS. Eng Mike, I have plenty of remotes I could give you if you only have 5. I don't know how you can get along with that few
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Danny, I noted that you have just answered some of my questions.

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Thanks Danny, The wood and stain look original too!!
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Nice job Danny!
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That is an excellent job, Danny. Great workmanship and engineering.
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Wow! It looks great! But I can't tell what you did compared to what it looked like before. Did you put in the cabinets on the sides? Is that a lot different size and shape of TV.
I'd like to put a Flat Panel in mine but I have no idea how I'd make it look good. I have the old fashion 27" and the newer ones are wider, I think.
Any way , if you had to change your cabinetry, you could make a good living with your wood work, Awesome Job.
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Danny,

Congratulations! I really like what you have done. It looks great with the 32" LCD and the replacement cabinetry.

I think the original cabinetry on my 2001 Alpine is the same as yours was, so I too am very interested in how you did this so professionally.

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Danny, with all the talk about the cabinets, are they not the original cabinets and what you made was the frame to mount around the TV. From the way I measured my M/H, I can use the existing cabinets to the side and then just create the TV cabinet per se.
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