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Old 06-06-2019, 03:20 PM   #1
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Outdoor TV compartment

I am looking at purchasing a 2010 Phateon 40QTH which doesn't have the optional outdoor TV compartment in the slide out. Is this something that can be added by one of the shops in Red Bay? Has anyone here had this done? If so, what would be the estimated cost to get this done? I would rather have the TV in the slide out compartment verses one of the Bays.
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Old 06-06-2019, 04:13 PM   #2
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If it can be done, you'd have to make sure you have room on the interior of the slide to house the TV enclosure. Tiffin or just about any other coach fabricator can sell you the door, the lock, the molding and the enclosure. Cutting the hole for the enclosure will undoubtedly require more fabrication as there are vertical metal or wood studs supporting the wall and the fabricator will have to know how to frame in the enclosure so wall integrity is maintained. Painting the door and molding to match the coach will be very expensive and I estimate that "if" it can be done the cost will be several thousand dollars. That's a lot of money to just watch TV.

In reality, I sometimes wish my exterior TV was mounted in a lower compartment due to sun glare.

If it were me, I'd call Tiffin and find out if it's possible. More than likely Tiffen will tell you that it isn't advisable to retrofit the TV into your slide out.
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In addition, you will also have the issue of running coax and HDMI distribution cables to an area in a slide that doesn't have it. You might be better served adding a pullout TV in the basement area. There are special TV mounts just for that purpose.
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Since they offer the outside TV in many of their coaches as an option, I would think for the model your interested in, if they don't offer it, there is a reason, like there isn't room to fit it in.


You might call Tiffin and ask for Danny Inman, he would likely know as I suspect you aren't the first person to ask for it.


The suggestion to put one in one of your basement bays on a slideout is a good suggestion and maybe better than the typical outside TV location.
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I would add a tv to the inside of one of the storage doors and add a swivel feature to it. Electric should be easy to find and I would run the coax from either another tv or from the splitter in the electronics cabinets if you want complete access like the other tvs.
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Thanks for all the reply's, you all make good points of things to be considered. But the one comment that make the most sense to me is, "That is a lot of money, just to watch TV." Especially since I will mostly watch it during football season.


I will research my options on making the first hatch into an entertainment compartment.
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