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Old 12-30-2011, 08:02 AM   #1
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Changing out rear TV & brain freeze

I've removed the rear TV from our 2004 Phaeton 40RH. I'm going to replace it with a 26" LED flat screen. There's a pretty big space back there now that would be excellent for storage. Have any of folks done (or had done) an installation where the TV mount was hinged to provide access to the space behind it? I think the ideal way would be to hinge it from the top using gas assist shocks to hold it open and snap latches (invisible) to keep it closed. If hinged from the side, I would be afraid that it might open up and beat itself to death while underway.

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Just did mine and trying to match stain. 27 inch Samsung. I used a piano hinge, (Home Depot or Hardware store) and heavy duty cabinet latches bought at Camping World.
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Old 12-30-2011, 07:13 PM   #3
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we built a drawer system, another thread panel tv project started
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Old 12-30-2011, 08:33 PM   #4
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Another thought - I saw a bedroom TV that was mounted on the back of the cabinet door. When the door was open the TV would be in the proper position for viewing. When the door was closed and securely latched it was ready for the road. There was still lots of space in the cabinet with the door closed too.

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Old 12-31-2011, 09:22 AM   #5
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hardy1000's mod appears to be excellent; I really like it and perhaps you should consider it. Thanks to both of you, it gets me thinking about how I can do the same in my FW. When I bought it a few months ago, there was no TV in it, and the empty space is about the same as hardy1000's. I bought a 32" flat screen that just sits in the existing opening and I have to use a Velcro strap to hold it while traveling. I may just have to get out the woodworking tools and make a similar frame and storage area.
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I cut our tv cabinet down, roughly in half. It protruded into the bedroom quite a bit and we like it much better now. You can see in the photo where the ceiling was "patched" to cover where the old tv used to be.

But to answer the question, yes, quite a few people use hinges or swing out arms so they can have access to the space behind the tv.
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After building a rough mock up, I could see what I wanted to do just wouldn't work. I went to Sam's Club and found a pretty nice swing out mount. Still provides good access to the space. Pretty easy install. Just need to finish and tidy up the wiring and install a latch.

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