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Old 01-17-2012, 02:23 PM   #1
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42" TV install-'06 Tiffin

Thought some folks might looking at this latest install.

I helped 'ole Calvin install a 42" LG LCD LED TV in his '06, 40' Tiffin Allegro Bus.

The coach had a factory installed 32" HD TV. It did not have a digital tuner. It therefore required the add-on tuner for "Local" digital signal Winegard bat-wing reception. Besides he wanted a "Bigger- is better" TV.

Sorry for the focus problem- Here is the "Hole" for the new TV. Notice the oval shaped hole in the back part of the case. That allowed cooling air into the original TV. That won't be required for that use anymore since the new TV is mounted on the exterior of the TV housing- But we will use that hand hole later for securing the new TV.

Ahhh- Better focus- There, conveniently located was a structual piece of angle iron (black) supporting the front cap. Two holes drilled into this angle iron, with thru bolts and washers, now support the upper end of the new mounting piece of 2x4. The bottom is attached to the existing floor of the cabinet with 1" angle aluminum pieces. The sides of the 2x4 are strenghten by the use of more angle aluminum screwed into the sides and back of the wooden bracket.
We then attached a 42", three pivot, mounting bracket to the rear of the TV.

We have 1/2" clearance on each side of the new 42" TV for the upper cabinet doors to open and close.

New TV in it's new mounted position.

Notice the two shinny angle brackets that slip into two studs mounted on the floor of the cabinet. These stud bolts are mounted into a threated 1/4" plate of aluminum. When the TV is gently pushed back to locate and center itself, two wing nuts and washers, are torqued from behind- through the old, large oval cooling hole. These "L" shaped brackets screw onto the new "TV's stand" mounting holes.

We looked at putting in a 47" TV but the upper cabinet doors would not have cleared the TV.

Now Calvin has to have the King Dome modified to catch the Dish Network's 129 HD Satellite.


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Old 01-17-2012, 09:12 PM   #2
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I did kinda the same thing

I did something similar. But I could only shoehorn in a 37" LED. My original TV was a SD 32" Toshiba so I had to deal with the aspect ratio difference.

I'm thinking of taking the padded 'Bonker Bar' on the bottom out and putting the center surround speaker there. But that's pretty low on my priorities list right now.
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Old 01-17-2012, 09:43 PM   #3
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looks like it was meant to be there all along
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Old 01-18-2012, 05:49 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by Muddypaws View Post
I did something similar. But I could only shoehorn in a 37" LED. My original TV was a SD 32" Toshiba so I had to deal with the aspect ratio difference.

I'm thinking of taking the padded 'Bonker Bar' on the bottom out and putting the center surround speaker there. But that's pretty low on my priorities list right now.
You might try the sound bar above the TV if you have room...one of my friends did that and the sound quality was no different at all. Just a thought it room is an issue.
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Old 01-27-2012, 10:48 AM   #5
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That looks great - I am thinking of the same project. Then mounting the removed TV to Replace the standard tube TV with the flat screen.
Again great job.
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