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Old 01-03-2013, 03:30 PM   #43
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Pretty perfect match! how did you get the handles to match up?? (or did you steal them from another door in the MH?)
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Old 01-03-2013, 03:33 PM   #44
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When I saw the title of this thread, I thought it was going to be about your teenager finally leaving home....................
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Old 01-03-2013, 04:20 PM   #45
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Oh.. I thought your last kid left for collage..
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HAHA.. beat me to it..
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Old 01-03-2013, 04:44 PM   #47
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Impressive improvement. Excellent cabinet work. You should set up shop.
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Old 01-03-2013, 08:32 PM   #48
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Pretty perfect match! how did you get the handles to match up?? (or did you steal them from another door in the MH?)

I found the knobs at Home Depot. I got the hinges from Monaco parts dept.
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Impressive improvement. Excellent cabinet work. You should set up shop.

Wish I could take credit for the cabinet work but that is definitely not one of my talents! I had a local cabinet shop do that part of the project.
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Sweet. I've been thinking of doing something similar. Looks great. Congratulations. I'll start to
Look at lifts. Thanks for the link
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Joe,

Would you share with us the approx. number of man-hours that
went into this project? Yours and hired out.

Also, wiring, TV, hardware, etc costs?


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Bob, you won't have enough space as it sits, you'll have to move it out a few inches, depending on the lift you get. There were only six lag bolts holding my sofa to the floor so that part was really easy. The hardest part was getting cables from the TV switching box in the right overhead cabinet back to the new TV location which was in a slide-out. I had to go across behind the overhead cabinets, down the post beside the windshield on the driver's side, under the coach to the rear end of the slide-in, through a pipe with other wires that slides in and out with the slide-out, up through the floor of the slide-out into some cabinets, across under the cabinets, and finally to the new TV location! WHEW!
I also had to move my surround sound center-channel speaker from under the old TV overhead cabinet to the new location and change the hookups on the other speakers to get the right configuration for the new TV position.
It was a lot of trouble and considerable expense, but when I lay back in my recliner, push the little button and watch the TV move up to the preset position, turn on the surround sound and enjoy a good movie, it was definitely worth the trouble!
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NIce!


I plan to do this at some point myself.
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Nice!

That looks great.
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Love it. How did you move the wiring? The makes many floorplans we rejected move to the maybe list!
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Joe,

Would you share with us the approx. number of man-hours that
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Also, wiring, TV, hardware, etc costs?


Thanks alot!
As I said, I hired a cabinet shop to rebuild the center TV cabinet, cutting it down, installing doors and converting it to storage space. They also installed doors on the TV cabinet in the bedroom. They charged me $550 for the complete job.

The TV lift that I installed behind the couch now sells for $770.
The Samsung 40" flat-screen LED HD TV was $697.
Of course there was a small cost of cable & misc. hardware.

I didn't keep up with my own time but I would guess maybe 10 hours ?
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