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Old 02-18-2008, 09:17 AM   #1
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Hello, all

This is my first post on this forum. I own (partially) a 2004 Winnebago Journey. The front TV sizzled and smoked last month. Since then I have been trying to remove it for servicing, to no avail.

To this time I have done the following:
1. Checked that the AC was present at the plug.
2. Noted that when turned on, the red light flashes a code "2" (blinks twice, rests, blinks twice) Believe me, it is dead.
3. Removed the plastic formed shroud which hides the metal cage and wires from view.
4. Loosened the two clamps at the bottom front of the cage.
5. Determined that their removal doesn't loosen the tv in any way detectable.
6. Decided to get some help on this forum.

If there is anyone who can give me a clue, or better yet, a step by step set of instructions on how I may remove this defunct television from its cage, I would appreciate it.

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Old 02-18-2008, 09:17 AM   #2
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Hello, all

This is my first post on this forum. I own (partially) a 2004 Winnebago Journey. The front TV sizzled and smoked last month. Since then I have been trying to remove it for servicing, to no avail.

To this time I have done the following:
1. Checked that the AC was present at the plug.
2. Noted that when turned on, the red light flashes a code "2" (blinks twice, rests, blinks twice) Believe me, it is dead.
3. Removed the plastic formed shroud which hides the metal cage and wires from view.
4. Loosened the two clamps at the bottom front of the cage.
5. Determined that their removal doesn't loosen the tv in any way detectable.
6. Decided to get some help on this forum.

If there is anyone who can give me a clue, or better yet, a step by step set of instructions on how I may remove this defunct television from its cage, I would appreciate it.

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Old 02-18-2008, 10:32 AM   #3
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Wendell,

According to the parts breakdown located at:

http://www.winnebagoind.com/service/submenu/2004.htm

All 2004 Journeys have the clamp part index #13 in the Driver Compartment, Cabinets group on the top and not the bottom.

Take a look at the link above and open the parts manual for your model and try again.
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Old 02-18-2008, 11:24 AM   #4
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Was your TV a RCA? My friend's RCA died within two years. Both my front and back RCA's died within 3 weeks of each other at end of warranty + three months. They seem to be made for display purposes only--otherwise junk. I was glad to get the heavy boat anchors out (114 lb and 56 lb respectively) and put in LCD replacements.
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Sorry to hear about your problems with RCA. Don't know what to tell you but I have a 32" RCA that has worked flawlessly for nearly 20 years.
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Wendell,

Welcome to iRV2. You'll find lots of good info, and some good laughs, here.

Check out this current thread from the Winnebago Industries Owners Forum.
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AA4WP, welcome to iRV2.com. We are glad to have you join us here. I am sure you will get lots of help from our members. We hope you will be an active participant on the forums and even post some photos in the photo gallery. One thing I would recomend is a Surge Guard to protect all the electronics on board. Good luck and enjoy the website.
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Most electrical things run on smoke....so if you let the smoke out it will most likely stop working.....

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Suggest you scroll down and ask this question on the Winnebago forum.
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I added a shortcut to this message in the Winnebago area to make sure those folks see this request for help.
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On the first or second page of subject listings you will find a thread by mrsr71 that asked the same question. On that thread there are answers you can use. Also you can search for "front TV removal" and you will find what you are looking for.
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More than likely, there are additional shrouds left and right, and maybe under/over the opening. You will probably have to remove these also, where you will probably find addtional 'screws/bolts' that hold the mounting bracket for the TV. Be careful, because these older glass-tube types do have considerable weight to them. I recently replaced my old audiovox-13 in unit with a new DTV 19 in flat panel. The back of the flatpanel, fit nicely inside the old opening, and I used a home-design and the wall mount holes of the new Digital TV to mount. Install came out quite nicely, and I made a new trim piece to cover the bottom section, made it look like an original install, again be careful and good luck.
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I too am part owner of a 04 Journey. We recently removed the TV to see what was involved in installing a new TV. What we learned was that lower plastic cover needs to be removed then there are four wood screws that are accessible from the two flip up compartments which need to be removed on both sides. With these out, (you probably should have the co owner there for this) you need to lift/relieve the weight of the TV chassis from the wooden surround/frame and wiggle that frame off. It may bind at the top but will come off. Once that is off, you will need a socket set to loosen/remove the bracket (which must have cost Winnebago big $$ to design). There are rubber pads that will have some adhesive tendencies that need to be dealt with but after that the TV should be able to come out. We determined the best replacement would be a SONY KDL32S3000. Once you reinstall the bracket, you can fashion a plywood back for the new TV mount to the back side of the frame, attach the new VESA or SONY (recommended) mount, run your HDMI, Component, VGA, Composite Video, audio in/out and power cables, attach the wooden frame and hang and secure the new TV. Much consideration needs to be give to the securing part... The SONY LCD will cover the opening completely for a custom finish. We are using the VGA input for a 12v on board PC that runs monitoring software, Navigation and email/internet apps., the HDMI for AppleTv which allows us to rent/buy HD movies/listen to MP3's, etc through the Wifi connection and component to the Blu Ray player, just like home... Let me know how it goes.
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