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Old 01-13-2016, 12:35 AM   #1
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Shops that install TVs in So Cal

Good evening forum. I just purchased a 2006 Seabreeze LX 2 weeks ago and have been having a hard time finding someone to install a flat screen tv for me. I live in the Pasadena, Ca area and dont mind traveling 20 to 30 miles to get this flat screen installed. I really appreciate any feedback.

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I did my own. It's not rocket science.
Not really a problem if you have the time and tools.
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Old 01-13-2016, 09:51 AM   #3
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I do not know of any shops that will do this mod for you. Is there already a tv in the location you want to use? Should not be too difficult to put one in if there is already some hook ups. You can call Benlo RV and ask them if they have any suggestions. They are located in Irwindale on Arrow Highway.
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Old 01-13-2016, 11:10 AM   #4
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Good evening forum. I just purchased a 2006 Seabreeze LX 2 weeks ago and have been having a hard time finding someone to install a flat screen tv for me. I live in the Pasadena, Ca area and dont mind traveling 20 to 30 miles to get this flat screen installed. I really appreciate any feedback.

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These guys will install or replace anything for a price but they are more than 30 miles from you, I think..

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Talk to Josh. They do really good work but they are not cheap.
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I think most people do their own because it usually ends up a "one off" type of install. I even had to custom make a drop down, swivel bracket on my old Class C. Then fabricate a counter weight recoil system to lift it back up (I didn't want to "look up" at the tv).
I think it would help if you post up a picture of what you have, and what you plan on putting in there.. then we can offer some suggestions or people that have already done it can chime in on "how" they did it.
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I did both of my TVs myself. Not too big of a deal really, unless you want to remove the cabinet and rebuild it to a different shape. In the bedroom I removed the old rear projection TV and then converted the frame for the opening into the frame for a door by adding a panel and a hinge to it. Then I added gas struts to it that hold up open (it opens upwards). Not expensive or difficult. In the front I simply added an articulating bracket so I can swing the TV out and to the side.
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These guys will install or replace anything for a price but they are more than 30 miles from you, I think..

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Talk to Josh. They do really good work but they are not cheap.
Yeah, my coach is actually there right now getting some bracing added to the front of the cab/chassis areas. They do solid work, but like everyone in SoCal, they definitely aren't cheap.
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A car stereo installer can do it.
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A car stereo installer can do it.
Interesting, a guy that puts a radio in the dash board of a car will be willing to remove a television, perhaps cut and modify the cabinet area to fit in a new television and trim out the end results so it looks nice. Not sure where this shop is but anything is possible.
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We've had good support on swapping out and upgrading many items in our coach with Temecula Valley RV. They have good attention to detail, and I was impressed with the knowledge of their tech's on the electronics and other component stereo equipment pieces I had chosen.

The wood working was also well done, with great success on getting the new wood to match the old wood.

Would not hesitate to have them do this for us again.

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Interesting, a guy that puts a radio in the dash board of a car will be willing to remove a television, perhaps cut and modify the cabinet area to fit in a new television and trim out the end results so it looks nice. Not sure where this shop is but anything is possible.
I guess you haven't seen some of the installations these guys do. Not every installer is a craftsman, so some to real nice work.

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I guess you haven't seen some of the installations these guys do. Not every installer is a craftsman, so some to real nice work.

Try servicing some of that work, or even accessing it. Bear in mind too that what you are showing is work done by expensive specialist hired to build show cars. Their work isn't made to be taken apart again. Then again, most stereo shop installers don't ever contemplate what would happen if someone had to take the car back apart, or remove something they have installed.

As a master tech I have dealt with more than my fair share of cars that have been serviced by stereo shops. Some of the sloppiest, most thoughtless work I've ever seen.
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Thanks for all the help so far. Hopefully this link work its the same style in my MH.http://cdn0.traderonline.com/v1/medi...768&quality=70
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There are a couple of different DIY ways to handle that. The simplest would be to remove the CRT TV and install and articulating wall mount on the right side, then mount the TV to it.
You could remove the TV cabinet and shorten to match the others, then make a door for the front and mount the TV to it.
Or you could just remove the frame around the TV, mount a wood panel behind it (making a cabinet door), add some hinges and gas struts and then mount the TV to that. Now you'd have the TV in the same spot with a cabinet behind it for storage.
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