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Old 04-11-2012, 04:36 PM   #1
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Long Distance TV Install

A while back I got a PM from ka7suz asking about the TV install I did in my 1999 Tradewinds. ks7suz is really Art and Joann from Spokane Washington, Anyway we got to talking back and forth and turns out we have the same coach except for the salon furniture. Front entry and the same configuration in the front cabinets right down to the same boat anchor TV.
I had some Walnut and Plywood left from other projects and they agreed to buy the same Visio TV I have installed in my workshop, so we decided to try this long distance. I fabricated a frame to fit the coach and the TV, after Art sent me the dimensions of the opening. I made the frame here in Albuquerque and sent it to Spokane. Art waved his magic wand and with a few tweaks in the mounting holes did a great job of installing their new HD TV.
What a great project and you couldn't find better folks to work with than Art and Joann. This sure was a pleasant break from the dog days of February.
Here are some pictures of the final install up in Washington.

Thanks to iRV2 for giving us the ability to find each other.
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Joann, Art and Dick,

Looks very professional and your expertise and their installation did the perfect job.
Cheers for team efforts,


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A while back I got a PM from ka7suz asking about the TV install I did in my 1999 Tradewinds. ks7suz is really Art and Joann from Spokane Washington, Anyway we got to talking back and forth and turns out we have the same coach except for the salon furniture. Front entry and the same configuration in the front cabinets right down to the same boat anchor TV.
I had some Walnut and Plywood left from other projects and they agreed to buy the same Visio TV I have installed in my workshop, so we decided to try this long distance. I fabricated a frame to fit the coach and the TV, after Art sent me the dimensions of the opening. I made the frame here in Albuquerque and sent it to Spokane. Art waved his magic wand and with a few tweaks in the mounting holes did a great job of installing their new HD TV.
What a great project and you couldn't find better folks to work with than Art and Joann. This sure was a pleasant break from the dog days of February.
Here are some pictures of the final install up in Washington.

Thanks to iRV2 for giving us the ability to find each other.
Dick
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Old 04-11-2012, 05:44 PM   #3
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Note: Dick sent a nice paper template and very complete instructions. With his skilled craftsmanship and helpful instructions, we are very proud of what looks like a professional or factory install. A fete that could never have been accomplished on our own. In fact, the attempt would have probably included a divorce - LOL

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What Dick did not tell you and you can not see is the TV is totally supported and
secured by the frame only. The frame is larger than the old one and secured from
the inside. There are no screws on the viewing side of the frame and the next person will have a hard time fig out how it comes apart. Dick and I were able to work with less than 1/16 of a inch measurements and have a project that looks better than factory.
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Nice finnishing work... looks like it could be the original.
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Nice job folks. Too bad I don't have the same coach, I would like to have the ceiling Dick has in his MH. It is really nice.
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