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Old 07-01-2016, 04:31 PM   #1
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My bounce-no-more A/V equipment cabinet

Our A/V equipment cabinet that houses the satellite receiver and switcher boxes has been an on-going problem from day one! Actually, more than one problem!

Problem 1 was that the equipment would slide around while we were traveling, everything getting out of position.

Problem 2 was that the wood trim on the bottom of the cabinet door was blocking the IR signal from the satellite remote control.

I wanted to have some cushioning between the satellite receiver and the floor of the cabinet, so that ruled out Velcro, etc.

My first step was to cut some foam rubber to raise the satellite receiver up enough so the IR signal would not be blocked. I had some pieces that I could stack to get the required height instead of going out and buying a thick piece. I cut those to size and used RV Goop to stick them together.

I couldn't set the satellite directly on the foam rubber because it would block the ventilation holes on the bottom. I cut a piece of Luan paneling, which is only about 1/8" thick, about an inch larger than the base of the satellite receiver. I used the RV Goop to glue the board down to the top of the foam rubber stack.

Finally, I cut a piece of the non-slip shelf liner material the size of the board and again used the RV Goop to stick it to the board. I believe the equipment is heavy enough that it will not slide at all sitting on top.

The last step was to glue pieces of the non-slip shelf liner to the switch boxes on top.

I haven't been on the road since doing this, but I'm pretty confident this will solve the problem!





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nice fix, can't wait to hear how it turns out.
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Old 07-01-2016, 10:42 PM   #3
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Joe....ours has even more junk than yours. The bouncing around was making me crazy (noise above my head). We have a Hoe Theater unit, DVD player, DirecTV box and the Winegard satellite box.

Mine also has the associated power supply modules which can be huge, along with two HDMI powered splitters. It's tight.

I took the Winegard box (smallest unit) and made a "U" shaped bracket out of tin and mounted the Winegard box to the ceiling. The largest unit was the home theater system. I used a piece of nylon strap, ran it across the top of the home theater unit and screwed the sides to the floor of the box.

The DirecTV boxes run hot, so the last couple of boxes, I added 1" feet to them to get air flow under them. I velcroed the feet to the home theater box. Lastly, I velcroed the small DVD player to the top of the DirecTV box. So far everything is holding tight after 10K miles.

Your design looks like a good fix for your components. I just thought I would add some other ideas, especially if you change or add equipment.
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Old 07-02-2016, 10:50 AM   #4
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Joe....ours has even more junk than yours. The bouncing around was making me crazy (noise above my head). We have a Hoe Theater unit, DVD player, DirecTV box and the Winegard satellite box.

Mine also has the associated power supply modules which can be huge, along with two HDMI powered splitters. It's tight.

I took the Winegard box (smallest unit) and made a "U" shaped bracket out of tin and mounted the Winegard box to the ceiling. The largest unit was the home theater system. I used a piece of nylon strap, ran it across the top of the home theater unit and screwed the sides to the floor of the box.

The DirecTV boxes run hot, so the last couple of boxes, I added 1" feet to them to get air flow under them. I velcroed the feet to the home theater box. Lastly, I velcroed the small DVD player to the top of the DirecTV box. So far everything is holding tight after 10K miles.

Your design looks like a good fix for your components. I just thought I would add some other ideas, especially if you change or add equipment.

WOW, that's a lot of equipment for one cabinet! Sounds like you got it figured out. Thanks for sharing!
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