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Old 09-03-2014, 06:09 PM   #1
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Sea Breeze Front TV Replacement

We own a 2005 National Sea Breeze motorhome. The front TV has been acting up of late and I would like to remove it. It is one of those old heavy units.
The TV cabinet frame does not have any visible fasteners and it does not appear to be easy access to the mounting hardware without possible damage infliction to the cabinetry.
I was wondering if there were any other Sea Breeze owners who had previously encountered this problem of old TV removal.
There is an access panel in the plastic bottom to the TV enclosure but upon removal does not reveal any clues to removing the frame around the TV or access to the mounting.
Any suggestions would be duly appreciated.
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Old 09-03-2014, 10:26 PM   #2
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Ron, do a "Google" search, you will find lots of info on various sites.

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Old 09-03-2014, 10:44 PM   #3
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This has been a topic in the National Forums for some time, do some searching on the forum and you'll find your answers to the replacement of the TV. I replaced mine several years ago following someone's posting of their RCA TV with photo's. Remember if someone put it together it will come apart, start by taking out all the plugs that are covering the screws in the frame that hold the very heavy TV in. Easy does it and you'll get the job done.

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I have a 2005 Dolphin and followed the same advice you are receiving by others. Find the posts with pictures located in the National forum, it made the job much easier. There are some tricks that may help, depending on which bracket your coach had installed. I had to use a metal ruler with a ratcheted box wrench duct-taped to it to reach 4 of the 6 large bolts located on the bottom of the bracket. My bracket also had 2 small sheet metal screws holding the top of the set to the ceiling, and I missed them and had to look at the pictures again to figure out where they were. So, look at all of the pictures carefully, and make sure you unplug the electric cord and any additional cables before the last screw is removed. I was going to tackle the job all by my lonesome, but luckily heeded all the advice to get some help! It took 2 healthy individuals, and we had a 3rd person watching just in case, to catch the TV once it was ready to fall out of the sky.
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Front TV Removal from a 2005 Sea Breeze

Thanks for the responses!
I have seen the photos mentioned.
The photos reflect exactly how my coach cabinetry looks.
I was wondweing though whether the TV can be removed without having to remove the plastic cabinet bottom which nearly spans the entire width of my coach over the driver and passenger seats?
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Cabinet bottom removal?

I did not have to remove the bottom part, once all bolts and screws are removed, the TV has to be lifted up and tilted slightly to clear the bottom lip of the lowest bracket. Then, once it starts to move forward and downward, be prepared for it to drop! I do not know why, but I was really surprised at how much the beast weighed! If you would prefer, feel free to PM me with your phone # and a time to call you, and I would be happy to sit in my coach and talk you thru the process. Pay it forward, right! Bruce
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Thanks for your offer Bruce. I think I will be able to proceed OK without the hand-holding.
One question though: When you removed the front wooden bezel frame, did you encounter any hidden fasteners besides the four screws (two on each side) that are accessible from the two equipment cabinets?

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Hello, Ron. I did have to remove one additional screw that secured the thin strip at the top of the frame to the ceiling. Bruce
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Hi Bruce,

The top screw you mentioned, that secures the thin strip of the frame to the ceiling, was it visible in your Dolphin, looking at the frame from the front?

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I missed it initially, and had to read the posts again before finding one that said to look for a single screw that held the narrow strip to the ceiling. After looking carefully, I found it! It was much smaller than the other screws. Hope this helps. Bruce
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