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Old 03-26-2016, 08:32 PM   #1
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Covering the opening of removed TV

Took out the old 15" TV that was installed in my dash. Needed to figure out what to do about the big hole in my dash. Found a tambour door kit the looks like it will fit perfect. It's made of oak and should match the cabinets after it's stained and varnished. Check it out http://www.amazon.com/Red-Oak-Hardwa...mbour+door+kit

They are available in various widths. I think it'll look like a factory install.
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Old 03-27-2016, 07:22 PM   #2
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Sound like a perfect spot for the bar.

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One of the 2 things I hate about my coach is the location of the TV. I'd love to change it, but I just don't see anywhere/how to relocate it.
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One of the 2 things I hate about my coach is the location of the TV. I'd love to change it, but I just don't see anywhere/how to relocate it.
I have a 32" that I keep on a chair in the dinette when I'm moving. We move it to a ledge attached to the dash between the driver and passenger seats. It's a drink holder when the TVs not on it. The original TV was right behind it, so the power and antenna are right there. I have a Bose Wave radio I sit under it and use it as a sound bar. It works great. The TV is at the correct height and we can actually see it all the way from the bedroom. The only downfall is I can't keep it there while driving. The roll up door will hide the hole when the TV is stored.
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Removed the old heavy tubed TV from the dash of my '96 HR, put in shelves as I am lone traveler and need everything within reach, maps etc. Hung 36" flat from over-dash cabinets on swing down rack I found on Amazon. It stays up until needed, it swivels and can be seen from everywhere, and even when down does not interfere with driving vision. Actually does a nice job as a sun visor when heading SW into the sunset. All wiring was already in overhead so hook up was simple.
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I went to my local cabinet salvage and found a door that matched for $3.
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I went to my local cabinet salvage and found a door that matched for $3.
Had no idea cabinet salvage existed.. Learned something new today.
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Removed the old heavy tubed TV from the dash of my '96 HR, put in shelves as I am lone traveler and need everything within reach, maps etc. Hung 36" flat from over-dash cabinets on swing down rack I found on Amazon. It stays up until needed, it swivels and can be seen from everywhere, and even when down does not interfere with driving vision. Actually does a nice job as a sun visor when heading SW into the sunset. All wiring was already in overhead so hook up was simple.
I considered this, but my overhead cabinets leave no room for the rack.
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I found some slats from an old piece of furniture and just screwed them into the frame, then mounted the new flat screen bracket to them. I left a slot underneath for paperwork. I know it's a big wasted space, and I thought about a bar there, but too much weight up high can't be a good idea in the long run. Besides, I would not want to bruise the Bourbon.



During a trip on the lovely roads around Winnipeg I swear I thought the old tv was going to crash through on my head. I yanked it out at our place in Minnedosa MB and threw it away.
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I took out the front tv and found an old cabinet style stereo in a thrift store and used it for a surround sound system for my new tv. I took a new flat screen tv and after we removed the booth unit I built a tv cabinet and fireplace on the back wall and went to folding chairs we can store. It looks great and gives us much more space.
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Took out the old 15" TV that was installed in my dash. Needed to figure out what to do about the big hole in my dash. Found a tambour door kit the looks like it will fit perfect. It's made of oak and should match the cabinets after it's stained and varnished. Check it out http://www.amazon.com/Red-Oak-Hardwa...mbour+door+kit

They are available in various widths. I think it'll look like a factory install.
Ordered the wrong kit... I need flush mount rails. What I ordered was for face frame type cabinet. I not much of a carpenter. Flush rail kit is on the way. I'll post a pic when done.
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