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Old 04-14-2008, 02:33 PM   #15
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Max, I see you said you summer in Maine. How a about a PM to tell us where we can see this rig, which is same as ours? I'm jsut geeting ready to do the bedroom install thing. Already have the TV.

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Old 04-15-2008, 07:59 AM   #16
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Thought you folks might like to see an update on the rear TV re-install.

We found it was a little awkward trying to look down over our feet to watch TV so I re-mounted the TV set up (about 12") to the base of the overhead cabinet. Here are the images--

The finished re-mounting

Right side Pic. Note the slot for access to the TV controls.
Note the two black steel brackets from the window frame to the frame of the TV (these will stop any vibrations on the road).

Left side- note the "header" board that the TV frame attaches to.

The cabinet floor has a false bottom that I removed for the install- It was replaced after the AC power wire, HDMI, & RCA cables were installed. A cabinet length "header" was also installed inside the cabinet floor for extra support.

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Old 04-15-2008, 03:17 PM   #17
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Max....Great job on your TV installs. I put the same exact make and model in my front cabinet. Fact is I just finished up a few hours ago. I will relax a day or two and then start in with my bedroom upgrade. I'll bet there are many folks doing these upgrades as we speak.
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Old 04-15-2008, 06:08 PM   #18
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great job....very neat!
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Old 06-02-2008, 12:51 AM   #19
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Finally finished the HiDef install.

I couldn't wait for KVH to develop a 5 LNB, domed antenna (which I understand they are now developing). We wanted the whole system completed (at least I did-- ). On our trip to Maine in May we stopped at Camping World in Lake Wood NJ. They installed the Wingeard 5 LNB Traveler in about 3 1/2 hours. The tech was very experienced and did a fine job-- it works great! it takes about 2-3 minutes to acquire all 5 satellites. It goes through some wierd gyrations while raising and lowering-- wants to make me laugh. It lays flat on its back during the processes, kinda looks like a drunk trying to take a drink.

I also bought the extended warrant, something I usually don't do. I figured I can always end up at a Camping World somewhere, for maintenance, if needed in the next few years. Cost was about $2500, including the extended warranty.

The HiDef reception is outstanding in both front and rear units in our rig. In fact as I am writing this thread I am tuned to the Smithsonian HD channel, and later, the National Geographic HD channel. I watched the NBA playoffs (because we're in Celtic Country now) in HD a few nights ago. As I reflect back years ago, growing up and watching Milton Berle- My first real contact with TV in the late 40's, I am in awe at the picture quality and enormous content available in our Motor Home today.

Here are some Images of the Traveler in the "locked on" position. We're in the Boston area during the camera shots. There is a small control box "the brain" in the overhead cabinet-- you only must touch the button once for acquisition and once for storage- it has an LED readout and displays the satellites (by numbers) it has acquired. It might appear there is interference with the batwing-- there is none, it's just the angle of the camera. In the stowed position, you can hardly see it, unless you stand far off.

Would I do this project again? In a heart beat!

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Hi Max,

I know this message is a little dated, but I'm looking at similar mods to what you've done, with a small twist. I'd like to remove the old CRT in the bedroom, and put a custom door over the space, converting it to storage as you have. HOWEVER, I'd like to mount the replacement HD LCD DVD to the custom door, so the TV will still be in roughly the same place. Do you think Mr. Kaufman could custom-build a cabinet door-and-hardware sturdy enough to mount an LCD TV, and hold it safely over rough roads and potholes? If so, he's probably got some new business coming his way!


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