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Old 09-27-2015, 09:49 AM   #939
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We have been talking about this for a while as the 40" TV I put in the overhead was not in the proper place for viewing as we have the typical facing sofas in our 07 Revolution. Last year I installed Euro recliners in place of the sofa sleeper in the road side slide. That helped with the viewing angle as I could pull them out of the slide and place them on a better angle to the TV. But, those things are a pain to push around every day as they took up too much of the walking around space in the living room area, so I would push them back into the slide. The solution of course, was a TV on a lift mechanism behind the curb side sofa. I had originally planned to purchase a commercially available mechanism until I found out how much space they required behind the sofa. That wasn't going to work as the sofa would end up in the walk way back to the kitchen. Also, I needed a relatively short mechanism to be totally hidden behind the sofa when closed an then extend to twice it's height when opened (like a full extension drawer slide). And, it could only be 4" thick. No one makes one of these and now I know why. What should have taken me 2 days in my well equipped machine shop ended up taking 2 weeks due to a significant number of re-designs and additional parts orders. It's not "perfect" but it's rock solid either up or down with no rattles going down the road. A bit more "Rube Goldburg" than I normally do but it can't be seen behind the sofa. Just push the button on the remote and the 50" Samsung rises to viewing position. The viewing distance is the same as as the S&B and I don't have to push those recliners around any more. This project would have been much easier if I just had a couple of more inches of height between the floor of the slide and the bottom of the cabinets or if I went with a 46" TV instead of a 50" TV. Next time I'll know better.
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Old 09-27-2015, 11:59 PM   #940
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That is awesome. I have been thinking of doing something similar (but I am much less talented than you). Not for a TV but for my truck camper. TC's usually have a couple of "hampers" up in the cabover that are essentially useless. I am thinking a raising wardrobe would allow the better use of this space.

If you can post more on how you did this one for the TV, I would be very interested..
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Old 09-28-2015, 07:59 AM   #941
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Carrier worked great this weekend and so did the little Champion generator I bought the week before. My only problem.....some crap stick engineer designed and built the rack and tad too tight and needs to remove one wheel to lift the generator in and out. I made up a few new words that night. LOL

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Old 09-28-2015, 08:19 AM   #942
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That was designed for anti - theft protection...
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That was designed for anti - theft protection...
True that. At 140 lbs, I have to use the engine hoist to put it in and out. I don't want to replace the wife's back. LOL

I also took about 15 ft of 1/4 cable and slid heat shrink over it all. Then looped both ends and crimped them with some huge barrels I cut off some #4 lugs. It is our $0 cable lock that I can weave through everything and padlock to the rack. It is sad that the gen pop can't be trusted but better to be safe than end up missing a bunch of stuff.
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Sportech that is awesome, my wife wanted me to build the same thing inside a cabinet with a fireplace on the front to replace our euro lounger across from our sofa, but just haven't found time to get to it.
4x4dually that is a very handy rack looks like you can haul alot of the extra stuff that doesn't belong inside on the floor.
Got to love the Mods, that people come up with.
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to 4x4dually, You could save your wife's back by buying a Honda EU generator.

Less weight and far less noise
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Been looking at the newer units with their LED exterior lghting. So, buy a new rig or add what you want. We found a 16 ft length of LED lights. They are water proof and self adhesive. Plus, the price as only $45 at the junk show was just right.

I cut the strung in half and soldered the ends together. Next I soldered in a lead to go to the yellow bulb on the porch light. I did not want to drill holes into the shell of the traler. So, I ran the wires into the porch light and tied into the yellow bulb. Finished it off with silicon sealant and buried he wiring with EternaBond. Sweet look, affordable. Didn't have to buy a new trailer.

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Very nice job Pricejh. Where did you buy the string light? I might like to do the same to my RV.
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Added smart tiles in the kitchen to cover our ugly border in the kitchen. Working on putting these in the bathroom as well. Click image for larger version

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to 4x4dually, You could save your wife's back by buying a Honda EU generator.

Less weight and far less noise
And three to four times the cost. We will possibly use the generator 3-4 times a year max so I couldn't see spending $2K on a Honda.
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4X4 Dually - Pin Weight?

I'm just completing a refurb on a 1985 Aspenlite 25 fifth wheel. It has a large frame mounted carrier added by PO. I intend to carry generator, spare, etc., etc., just as you do. Also tow with 4x4 dually, but haven't had this on the road yet. Concerned about long cantilver reducing pin weight, and added weight on rear axle. Did youi notice any difference in handling with the carrier loaded?
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