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Old 05-04-2013, 05:33 PM   #1
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Replace 32" with 40" TV in 08 MADP


We'd like to exchange our 32" Sony Bravias in the front and back of the main cabin of our 2008 Mountain Aire with 40-inchers but figured we should check with our IRV2 friends first.

Any hidden issues to be aware of? Obviously the larger TV would have to fit in the space available (looks like plenty models will), but is there anything I need to know about putting it on the mount that has the 32 on it now? Anything exceptional about switching the wiring/cables? I'm thinking this should be a simple project ... but usually thinking that way gets me in trouble!

So ... ideas, suggestions, warnings?


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Old 05-04-2013, 09:54 PM   #3
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I recently did a tv mod and upgraded to a 40" tv. While not the same mod as yours - most any tv you select will have the same basic inputs/outputs. Should be plug and play. As long as you make a note of what went where.

In shopping I found going to the manufacturers website usually provided more detail than the store websites. Most of them will even have the product manual available for viewing.

Some of the things I was careful about were current technology and overall weight. I went with another Sony Bravia only because it fit my needs and walmart had it on sale online. I like it a lot but in my haste did not realize it lacked bluetooth capability. So my sony bluetooth headphones - which are great - do not work. Irony.

Im not sure of your habits but having a smart tv with wi-fi and bluetooth capability is pretty handy. Wi-fi can stream movies, iTunes, etc. Bluetooth is nice for the wireless headphones - awesome sound and much simpler then trying to wire in a sound system.

Have fun with it and enjoy the upgrade!
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Old 05-05-2013, 04:38 AM   #4
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QT's 1 &2 plus the new # 3 have all styles of TV change outs.
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Old 05-05-2013, 06:31 PM   #5
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I don't know your exact layout, but I've done about half a dozen upgrades on my rig and also friends. Here is something to consider- If you get an LCD, consider mounting it outside the cabinet as they are big time heat generators. You can usually mount it flush with the existing cabinets and cooling concerns will not be a problem.

Here are some pics-

'05 40' Allegro Bus. Original 32" TV

42" LG LCD mounted externally

We did away with the frame completely. The rig has been to Alaska and back and has also wrecked by hitting a deer at night where it had to be towed to Tiffin for repairs. The TV is doing great!

Only problem with this set up is his Non-HD antenna. I couldn't talk him into putting on a new Winegard Traveler on his rig. The HD picture of ESPN is from an external mounted antenna on cement blocks. He doesn't want to lose his KING dome in-motion antenna- oh well.

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