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Old 04-04-2014, 12:13 PM   #1
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Converting to flat screen and remodeling

Who on the east coast does rv remodeling and installing of flat tv's
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Old 04-04-2014, 12:40 PM   #2
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East coast covers a lot of territory. Brannon does a lot of custom work and gets good reviews.


Brannon Hutchinson at Custom RV in Vina, AL. (5 Miles from the Tiffin Plant) 256-668-0973.


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Old 04-04-2014, 04:29 PM   #3
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True. I live in Virginia camping world says they can do it. Not sure if I want them to.
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Old 04-04-2014, 04:48 PM   #4
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We had ours done at a cabinet shop and turn out great. Just call a few of them in your area that you know does good work and see if they will do it for you.
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Old 04-05-2014, 10:44 PM   #5
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Unless you really want to do something fancy it isn't that hard to do your own. My DW and I removed and installed the one in front and the one in the bedroom in our Allegro Open Road.

There are a lot of instructional videos on Youtube.

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Old 04-06-2014, 01:17 AM   #6
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If you have a table saw and a miter saw, you can probably do it yourself. I did my own a month or so ago, it took a day. Remove your current TV, measure the dimensions of your box. You will need 2X4's and a piece of 1/2" plywood, self tapping screws to anchor to the coach frame and 2" sheetrock screws to assemble your project and anchor it to the cabinets. I simply made a box with 2X4's with a brace in the middle to anchor the telescoping arm, make sure your braces are all perpendicular to the base. You can cut a simple hole, round or square depending on your tool selection for the cables to pass through. I painted it all black behind the TV. Attach the TV mount to the center brace, make sure to check the placement of the arm to the TV, depending on the size of the TV you might move the mount up or down to fit the new screen. I mounted a 32" VISIO. It is a little smaller than the existing cabinet but I didn't want to cause access problems to the front cabinets.

If you look, there are some threads with pictures similar to my project. If need be, I will post a picture of mine and a drawing of the framing for you.

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With respect to the posts above, know your limitations. I for one know that I am not capable of remodeling my motorhome, regardless of the tools I have. I have a good friend who is extremely handy and is willing to assist me when I want to tackle tasks like this. When I say assist, he does the work and I hand him the tools.
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My wife and i removed our over the dashboard 27" tube tv and it's housing, built a cabinet where it used to be and relocated the TV behind the passenger chair and the door. It was relatively easy if you hv any basic carpenter skills at all.

We built a cabinet and bought an old oak washstand from an antique shop to mount the new LCD 32 Samsung.

I posted some pix under electronics section.
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I've replaced the front tv (flat but still heavy) and moved to the side for better viewing. Made the mount bracket out of 1" allum angle from a box store. Attached a sound bar below it. Replace the bedroom (tube) and made its mount with angle as well. Simple tools: hack saw, drill, tape measure. The hardest part was being fairly precise to make the hole to line up with the mounts on the tv and getting the metric bolts for those.
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I'm pretty sure a local cabinet shop could help you. We removed the overhead tv completely, and had a narrow cabinet built and mounted behind the loveseat. The tv is mounted in the cabinet mounted onto a tv lift. No more twisting our necks to watch. We then removed the couch and put two LazyBoy's across from it. Sure makes watching much more enjoyable.
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I replaced our rear tv with a flat screen. Just be careful you find wall studs. I used two pieces of shelving and made them long enough to go from stud to stud. I put two bolts in from the back side of the shelves before I attached them to the wall, then mounted a pivoting wall mount bracket (so I can move the tv out of the way when not in use) to the bolts that were sticking out. It works great. I plan to do the front tv soon.
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