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Old 05-21-2020, 08:30 AM   #1
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Cab TV

Have a 2003 Dolphin 6320LX. Was considering trading the Dolphin in for something newer but now I think I will keep it and do some changes. I want to change out the cab TV. Has anyone removed the TV and utilized an extension mount to mount a flat screen? Before I start the project does anyone know the depth of the TV? I can purchase an extension mounting bracket that will accommodate a 39" flat screen TV. The bracket can be extended up to 30". Is it possible to use this mounting bracket? Any ideas on how to mount & secure the bracket?....Not much of a handy man but I can follow instructions. Thanks for you help and ideas...Tov

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Here are instructions from a National Tech.
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Old 05-21-2020, 09:58 AM   #3
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I have the exact make and model motorhome as you. In 2012 I replaced my front CRT TV with a flat screen. I posted the following link to show the steps in my installation. LCD TVs have changed since then but this might give you an idea on how to do it.

http://www.irv2.com/forums/f105/lcd-...-x-117797.html
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I did this exact thing on our 06 Dolphin. I built a plywood box behind the trim to mount the tv mount to. I use 2" velcro to mold tv in place for travel.

Careful when removing old tv, about 75 lbs. It is a crt so bulky and heavy. I also went up in screen size.
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This has been done many times for a Dolphin. Do a search. Lots of photos. We did this and used a medicine cabinet for the inside vacant space (storage) and an swing out mount for new flat TV.
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I can't help you with the install but I can tell you this... I have owned a 2006 Sea Breeze.

Im guessing that "cab tv" is the one in the front over the drivers and passengers seat?

If I understand you correctly....
I think you are talking about mounting a 39 inch tv, on an extendable mount, and installing the mount in the back of the existing cabinet area where the old tube tv used to sit, with the tv mount extended out.

I feel this is a really bad idea, and others might chime in and agree!

The new 39" tv on a mount, extended out, bouncing down the road could be a huge disaster!

In a worst case situation... the tv mount stressed from being extended rips off the wall, the tv falls on you, the dash, the steering wheel, your wife, a pet, causing damage to the coach...possibly causing you to have accident, or worse.

From what Ive seen, the way the professionals seem to do it is they create a new front panel that attaches in its place like where a cabinet door would be. It is then extremely securely mounted to the cabinetry around it to hold up to the constant weight and vibration. Then they take the new tv and mount it using a flush style mount to this new front panel. Lastly drilling a 1-2 inch hole in the newly created panel to feed the wires thru.

If you have room and in certain situations, professionals can make the tv on a swinging door giving you added storage space behind the newly installed flat screen, where the tube tv used to sit.

The picture below is one in my coaches bedroom and it is mounted on a swinging panel
as I am describing.

If I am wrong on any of my assumptions above, I apologize in advance. Just trying to help.

Good luck, be safe and if your not sure.... pay a professional.
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