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Old 07-10-2016, 12:50 PM   #1
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TV on a Swivel

I finally got around to pulling the TV from the front of my Bay Star and mounting it on an adjustable arm so that it could be positioned for better viewing from the couch.

To even get to the TV to remove it, you have to (carefully) pry the wooden grate off of the back of the cabinet. It is glued on with a silicon adhesive.

From there it is a matter of unscrewing it from the metal bracket which is screwed into the front opening of the cabinet.

Not having much in the way of wood working tools I ended up buying some "hobby" wood from Home Depot which was pretty close to the sizes I needed. These would be screwed into the existing support pieces inside the cabinet and add a floor and a ceiling to the now empty cabinet so that I would have something to screw the new support pieces into.

Using the old TV mount piece I attached it to my new structure and then attached a swivel mount to that. Now the TV can be pulled out and swiveled for easier viewing.

At some point I will need to do some finish work in that area to make it look better. Possibly add some shelves for DVDs and such (why waste all that space)?
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Old 07-10-2016, 04:37 PM   #2
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Nice Job

My 2002 Windsor came with a 27" Analog TV, talk about heavy. I actually replace the TV 2 times. The first time with a 28" Sanyo, I improvised a hinge to swivel the TV up so I could use the cabinet for storage. The second time I found a great buy on a 32 LED Hitachi that fit the front frame perfectly. I used a standard TV wall mount but mounted it on a heavy metal tubing that I fit into the opening, securing the top to the metal frame of the coach and the bottom to the cabinet. I can now swivel the TV out for better viewing. I can even watch it sitting outside in a lawn chair. The rear cabinet is used for CD, DVD's and other stuff. I put a shelf in it that improved the storage space.
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Whatsis......that's a nice job! We're thinking now about how to increase size from 23 to about 35 or so.


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...The first time with a 28" Sanyo, I improvised a hinge to swivel the TV up so I could use the cabinet for storage...........
Jac..... How did that ceiling hinge work out for you? I want to mount ours from the top so it swivels to the front and upward for storage, thus eliminating the lower hanging part of the TV, the part that blocks vision and whacks heads. Was yours secured in the up position when driving? That's what I'm trying to work out. Thanks.


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Hi,
Could you please let me know what mount you used and where you purchased it? I would like to add the same mount to our Bay Star.
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I used the Husky Mount that I found on Amazon. I think it was about $24. There are a lot of mounts available. This had one of the longer arms (15" ) and collapses down to < 2 inches.
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Thank you. That would likely be this one then.
https://www.amazon.com/Husky-Bracket...202941&sr=1-38
A few questions please:
How do you keep the tv locked in position when traveling?
Does the tv fold back in to the original spot or does it sit approximately 2" further out?
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Whatsis......that's a nice job! We're thinking now about how to increase size from 23 to about 35 or so.




Jac..... How did that ceiling hinge work out for you? I want to mount ours from the top so it swivels to the front and upward for storage, thus eliminating the lower hanging part of the TV, the part that blocks vision and whacks heads. Was yours secured in the up position when driving? That's what I'm trying to work out. Thanks.


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The hinges mounted on the back of the TV using the existing holes and I then mounted a piece of wood in the cabinet. The TV hinged up enough so that I could access underneath. Although this worked I like my current set up where the TV extends out and swivels left or right.
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OK, thanks Jac!


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@woodsguy, yes, that looks like the one.
I've got it churning in the back of my brain for a more elegant solution, but for right now I've left the back open and just bungee the TV to the support frame to keep it in place.
Since the support frame sits further into the cabinet, the TV actually sits in closer. The back of the TV actually is inside the cabinet opening.
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Thank you.
I tried to switch the passenger side cabinet with the center TV cabinet but could not get the cabinets out. There were a lot of screws involved, remove the windshield curtains, etc.
This is a MUCH simpler solution.
I see, looking closely at your photos, that you have inset the original frame.
Great idea to move everything back so the tv sits flush.
I have a lockable tv swivel mount that use a spring post that projects into the lower mount bar. I have one of these mounts and will see if I can find it. Will post photo when I do.
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I finally got around to pulling the TV from the front of my Bay Star and mounting it on an adjustable arm so that it could be positioned for better viewing from the couch.
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@mel - read back a couple of entries.
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TV on a Swivel

Here are the photos of the locking swivel mount.
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Here are the photos of the locking swivel mount.
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