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Old 01-03-2014, 10:28 AM   #1
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Can you change the tv mounting?

Hi! We have a Dutch Star class a with the tv mounted in a large box on the windshield. Like many people we hit our heads on it every so often and once is enough. I would like to take the box off and mount a flat tv to the ceiling so that it will "fold down" when we need it and store up when not. No box. Anyone done this or is it even possible?
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Old 01-03-2014, 10:40 AM   #2
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Hi! We have a Dutch Star class a with the tv mounted in a large box on the windshield. Like many people we hit our heads on it every so often and once is enough. I would like to take the box off and mount a flat tv to the ceiling so that it will "fold down" when we need it and store up when not. No box. Anyone done this or is it even possible?
I am not sure about a fold down arrangement but here is what I did with the Old Head Banger starting on post 63. Go hack to the beginning of this thread and see the options used others.

Good luck with your project and post your progress and pictures

The head-banger is finally GONE!
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Old 01-03-2014, 10:53 AM   #3
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yes it can be done. Not sure how handy you are at carpentry but you can see what was done to my couch. The box is not as big I think as what your coach has. the link takes you to a custom guy. expensive i would think to go that way. As on mine, the box was cut at teh bottom and a swing arm mount was placed inside the box. Hope this helps.
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I would like to take the box off and mount a flat tv to the ceiling so that it will "fold down" when we need it and store up when not.
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Thanks for the former thread link! I found just what I'd like with what "MuddyPaws" did. Will run this by the other half today! thank you both for your thoughts- really appreciate it!
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You can find many tv conversions in QT's # 3 over a dozen.
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Thanks! Lots of reading to do!
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This was definitely one of the best mods I have made!

The head-banger is finally GONE!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!



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MSHappyCampers, you were the inspiration for me to do the same mod to our Dutch Star. It makes the coach much more livable. I thank you every time I raise the TV.
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MSHappyCampers, you were the inspiration for me to do the same mod to our Dutch Star. It makes the coach much more livable. I thank you every time I raise the TV.
That's great! Glad it worked out well for you!
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