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Old 07-28-2015, 05:11 PM   #15
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I'm no electronic genius, so please tell how you routed the cable?
Don't have a Newmar, but in my Islander, took the coax cable, hdmi cable, went under the plastic post shield, down to the floor, drilled hole in front firewall, went above the suspension, into the bays, came up behind the removable panel behind the toilet, put a box in to take both cables.
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Old 07-28-2015, 05:43 PM   #16
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Well I have done the same thing in our coach. I knew if I tried a solution my DW would have complained also. So I asked for her help and showed her what my problem was. She used the smooth side of some adhesive Velcro and covered the lower right corner of the TV with it. The TV was black and the Velcro was black so it blended in well. It must have helped and I must have learned my lesson well because I don't have any goose eggs on my head any more. Share your solution with us as we all learn from each other.

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Old 07-28-2015, 06:43 PM   #17
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Believe me I feel your pain. My floor plan came with Theatre Seating on the drivers side of the salon and a 26" LCD TV above the dinette on the passenger side (where your J lounge sofa is at). But its also still had the big 26" CRT in the cab. Why I don't know. I pulled out the cab TV and the cabinet and had a cabinet shop build a replacement that fit right in the same hole. We used some of the materials from the old TV cabinet to make it match. At the same time I pulled out the 26" Olevia LCD TV and the molding around it and found a 40" VIZIO that fit in the same hole (above where your J lounge sofa is at). If you look through my posts you will find pictures of all of the upgrades I've done in the last 2 years. One of the things you could consider is modifying the cabinet above the J sofa for a 40" led TV and using a wireless system for your satellite and DVD systems. That would be the easiest way around the problem. Just pulling out the TV won't do you any favors. The cabinet still sticks out too far and you haven't solved the problem. You would have to redo the whole entertainment system cabinet which includes the info center and switches in the cabinet above the door and that's a tall order because neither cabinet on either side is square on the ends because of the shape of the TV. Yes it's poor design on Newmar's part but it can be rectified. Good luck and if you need anymore info I'll be happy to help.
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Old 07-28-2015, 10:06 PM   #18
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These are pictures of the TV in my salon and the cabinets after I took out the CRT and the big cabinet it was in and replaced it with the a cabinet that I had built.
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Relocated to the side so it is now in front of you. No more twisted neck.
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We have a 36" flat screen up front and I still hit my head on the cabinet. Still less than in the Dutch Star though. but it hurts none the less.
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Old 07-29-2015, 02:13 PM   #22
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Relocated to the side so it is now in front of you. No more twisted neck.
But you still have the cabinet to bang your head on. I know it's nice to have the storage but the head banger is still there.
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But you still have the cabinet to bang your head on. I know it's nice to have the storage but the head banger is still there.

Yeah, I was wondering about that! It's the cabinet that's doing the damage, not the TV!
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Yeah, I was wondering about that! It's the cabinet that's doing the damage, not the TV!

Maybe my head is smaller, never was an issue that way just the fact I would get a kink in my neck watching TV was my only issue. Dumb place for a TV when the seats are looking to the side???
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Maybe my head is smaller, never was an issue that way just the fact I would get a kink in my neck watching TV was my only issue. Dumb place for a TV when the seats are looking to the side???
Two things, one, when I removed the TV, I also cut back the cabinet, so no longer in the way. 2nd item as to above, with the old CRT TV's there really were very few locations that would have worked with them being as deep as they were! Flat screens open up a plethora of possibilities. There, that's my big word of the day!
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Maybe my head is smaller, never was an issue that way just the fact I would get a kink in my neck watching TV was my only issue. Dumb place for a TV when the seats are looking to the side???

I agree! So your problem was a neck-twisting, not a head-banging one!
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Tired of busted, bloody head.

My first thought when reading this was "OMG, Pavlov was WRONG!!!" This guy has whacked his head three times and still hasn't learned to lean left while entering the coach!

Then I checked out some pics of that model, and I can see that that TV really sticks out there! And sharp corners! First thing I'd do is round those corners off-- I mean grind 'em right down so there's nothing sharp at all. The face frame is probably solid wood, do you've got plenty of material there to work with.

In the long run, you want to re-do the cabinet. That's my plan. I have a big TV cab, though it doesn't stick out into the passage like yours does.
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I will use a tilt mount so the bottom of the TV folds back, and with doors closed the cabinet height and depth will be uniform across the coach. We like the TV in front since we have no side facing sofa or seats, just a pair of big, comfy La-Z-Boys facing pretty much forward.


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