Free 7 Day Trial RV GPS App RV Trip Planner Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Free 7 Day Trial ×
RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > THE OWNER'S CORNER FORUMS > Newmar Owner's Forum
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 12-20-2016, 08:55 AM   #1
Senior Member
Charlie and Martha's Avatar
Newmar Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
iRV2 No Limits Club
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Tucson, Arizona
Posts: 1,581
Blog Entries: 16
2005 Newmar Northern Star TV Cabinet - TV Surround Frame Removal

"007" asked that I post a tutorial about how my TV cabinet comes apart. A little background first. The P.O. removed the original TV sometime ago and installed a Sony Bravia. I wanted to use an HDMI port for a Chromecast installation but couldn't budge the TV as it wasn't mounted on a bracket of any kind that I could see and it would not pull out from the cabinet.

In order to understand what I was dealing with I had to climb onto the dash and peer inside the TV cabinet from the backside through the ventilation mesh. What I saw really astounded me. The P.O. had permanently mounted the TV to a plywood bracket he built.

So, I set out to remove the frame surrounding the TV to gain access to the TV itself and ultimately an HDMI port to install the Chromecast.

The procedure below will more than likely help others that are wondering how to get that surround frame from around your TV. It's really simple once you know how,

My TV was flush mounted to the P.O.'s plywood bracket. The back of the TV surround frame terminates in front of plywood or even with the back of the TV.

To gain access to the TV I asked here on the forum if these buttons were the clue to getting the frame out. It turns out they are decorative and just need to be popped off to gain access to the screws underneath them. My coach had three of the vinyl padded buttons, YRMV.

Additionally there was a screw located in the upper right side of the cabinet on the TV's left.

Once the four screws were removed I could then remove the TV Surround Frame.

Our Blog - Wandering Toes
Our Coach - 2005 Newmar Northern Star | 350 Cat C7 3126 | Freightliner XC Chassis
2018 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk
Charlie and Martha is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free! RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 12-20-2016, 09:14 AM   #2
Senior Member
RJOL's Avatar
Forest River Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Gig Harbor, WA
Posts: 581
My TV had been replaced with an LED TV by the previous owner. I wanted to connect to the rear inputs but couldn't get at them. Ended up taking the cabinet front off and found a steel bar attached to the back of the TV that was anchored to the sides of the cabinet. I don't know where the installer thought this TV was going, as it is too big to come thru the front frame, but it was in there, solid. I took the bar off and left it off...
2012 Coachmen Sportscoach RD385DS, Freightliner Chassis, Cummins 340HP ISB Turbo Diesel
2007 Saturn Ion 3 Toad
RJOL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2016, 09:37 PM   #3
Community Moderator
"007"'s Avatar

Nor'easters Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
iRV2 No Limits Club
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 30,699
Thanks Charlie I will add to the list and if you put in a new LCD or add what ever you did for others that may have same problems.
The Northstars sure had them installed differently.
98KSCA, 99MACA, 03 KSCA-3740- 8.1 Chev-- ALLISON Trans
"007" is offline   Reply With Quote

removal, frame, newmar

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2005 Newmar Northern Star suspension bobalooy08 Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 1 07-11-2015 07:24 PM
2005 Newmar Northern Star Tail light 2junebugs Class A Motorhome Discussions 5 05-23-2015 07:19 AM
Chromecast racer7 Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 4 01-03-2015 07:11 PM
Google Chromecast and Dish Dish Anywhere vsheetz Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 3 07-06-2014 03:16 PM
Chromecast Boeing Guy Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 7 06-26-2014 05:27 PM

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:17 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.