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Old 09-06-2012, 07:23 PM   #1
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The head-banger is finally GONE!

I finally finished my project of getting rid of the old TV hanging above the dash in the MH and installing a new 40" flat-screen on a motorized lift behind the couch. I had shown the installation of the new one here before, but wanted to now show the entire process.



This is the old 32" tube-type TV that came in the MH new.



A side view of the monster! I wish I had a dollar bill for every time I banged my head on this going into the MH!




This is a view of the cabinet after removing the TV





The cabinet shop has removed the TV cabinet to rebuild it.




There was very little insulation behind the cabinets. I put a layer of Reflectix foil/foam insulation all the way across, then packed 9 1/2" of non-backed fiberglass insulation in front of the Reflectix. This is a pic of the area after insulation waiting for the rebuilt cabinet.













Above are shots of the completed installation. Finally, my head will get a little relief!




This is the couch with the new TV on the motorized mount hidden behind.




This is with the TV raised into viewing position. A remote control raises and lowers the TV. We sit in our recliners directly across from it.
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My complements! Very well done!!
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Old 09-06-2012, 07:53 PM   #3
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Awesome! I would love to do that. How wide of space do you have between your couch and wall? Where did you get the raising mechanism/fixture?
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Old 09-06-2012, 08:29 PM   #4
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wow! very nice!
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Awesome! I would love to do that. How wide of space do you have between your couch and wall? Where did you get the raising mechanism/fixture?
Yeah, did you have to reposition the sofa to accommodate this? My sofa is tight against the bulkhead.

I like this configuration very much!
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wow! very nice! Is the sofa a pull out bed type? If so I'm guessing somehow the TV is protected when the sofa is pulled out?

What a great project
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Can you post the maker and where to get the lift for tv. I have had the same idea on the moving tv.



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Old 09-07-2012, 07:08 AM   #8
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Very nice clean install Joe. One of the best I've seen.
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Awesome! I would love to do that. How wide of space do you have between your couch and wall? Where did you get the raising mechanism/fixture?

The MH is not here right now for me to measure it, but I think is was about 6". The lift mechanism is bolted to the wall. I had to put a board behind the lift to get it out from the wall enough to clear the window blinds above it as it raises.
This TV Lift from only $780 - Linear Actuators, Linear Motors, Micro motors, Electric Motors is the place where I got the lift. I did a lot of research to find the best price and one that would not require so much depth. I got the FA-TVL-170-24-36 which they had on sale for $540. I wish I had bought the model with only 30 inches of lift instead of 36 but it would have been almost $300 more at that time. Now they are the same price. The 40" flat screen I bought was only 24" tall, so the 30" lift would have been more than enough. The 30" lift (FA-TVL-170-24-30) is several inches shorter and would be more hidden behind the couch. BTW, their price, even the non-sale price, was FAR less than anything else I found that would do the job!

The sofa was snug against both ends but was no problem to remove the lag bolts holding it to the floor and slide it forward. It is a hide-a-bed but that presents no problem with the TV installation.
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SWEEEET !
Congats on the engineering, and completion!
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Excellent Job!
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Excellent! It looks as though we have the same old TV as you had. From the photos, it appears as though your unit was mounted front center. Ours is mounted directly above the driver's station. We would love to do something similar, but not sure we have enough space behind the sofa.
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That's AWESOME!

While I don't have room to do that in my Southwind, it does give me an idea that I might be able to do something similar in my dinette area.

Now, where is my tape-measure.....
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Probably getting 2 mpg better with the tube tv weight gone as well. . Great job!
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