Last Christmas my wife bought me a new 32" flat screen to replace the old heavy traditional T.V. in my 1996 Pace Arrow. Since I retired in Sep, a few weeks ago I finally got around to doing the job. The old one had been torn out long ago as I thought it was a hazard, plus I rarely watch TV even at home let alone out on the road. In it's place I had a large check list that I execute prior to departing wherever it is I have been (it has saved me a few times).
After considering what would be my best option this is what I came up with. I cut a card board template as my old mount was irregular in that the hole was less than square, also the roof line was slightly curved. From there I cut a piece of 3/8" ply wood in the shape of my template. I then cut a 5" strip off the bottom and top. The strips I screwed into the frame leaving me with a 20" (estimate) center chunk of plywood. I then hinged the bottom of the plywood to the lowed screwed on strip, and placed vertical slide type bolt locks on the top strip. I then mounted the television to the plywood, cut holes for wires to run through. I now have the television mounted (upper right roof line placement), no wires show, the cords to the antenna, Play Station, DVD, etc. When I want to access the storage area behind the television, I simply release the upper pins on the slide bolts, and the television swings down allowing me to use the storage area behind it, or check cables, etc. I wish I were able to post photos as this may not be the greatest explanation. Later when I start my Remodel to the entire unit I will file, sand and varnish, or place fabric that I am redoing the upholstery with over it (the woodwork).
What do you think?