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Old 01-05-2014, 06:25 PM   #1
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Front tv removal '09 Southwind

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Have a 2009 southwind 36'. How do I get to the mounting screws on the front tv? It's a Samsung that just now quit. Sounds like common problem. Thanks in advanced.
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Old 01-05-2014, 07:18 PM   #2
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If your Southwind TV is like my 2005 Bounder, it's easy. Inside the front cabinet frame there are several aluminum brackets. Remove the screws that go through the brackets into the TV cabinet box and pull off the frame. Don't forget the screws at the top. There s likely another wood bar that goes across in front of the TV at the top. This is held on by a small bracket on each side and a screw diagonally up through the bottom on each side. Remove the screws and pull out the wood bar. The TV is held in place by a clamp on either side of the base mount. You will also need to disconnect the coaxial cable that runs from the TV into the right hand cabinet. It should be marked as "from the front TV". Also unplug the TV power cord and feed it through into the TV cabinet. I had a very heavy 27" Panasonic TV. If that is what you have - an old style CRT type TV - get some help lifting it out of the cabinet. I replaced the 27" TV with a Sony 32" LCD TV which fits perfectly into the cabinet opening. It's also very light so it's easy to work with. Good luck.
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Hi all.
Have a 2009 southwind 36'. How do I get to the mounting screws on the front tv? It's a Samsung that just now quit. Sounds like common problem. Thanks in advanced.
Hi McLindy,

Your HD LCD TV is like mine.
You will find 2 rubber screw stops on either side, behind your TV.
Screw them all the way rearward and take the rubber off the stop screws.
Push the
TV up and bottom in. It should come off of the holding bar at the top.
My frame does not come off and my thick hands barely clear the TV to screw the stops back.
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Hi McLindy,

Your HD LCD TV is like mine.
You will find 2 rubber screw stops on either side, behind your TV.
Screw them all the way rearward and take the rubber off the stop screws.
Push the
TV up and bottom in. It should come off of the holding bar at the top.
My frame does not come off and my thick hands barely clear the TV to screw the stops back.
I can't see behind my TV, let alone fit my hand behind it. I have a feeling I will need to remove the screws from the sides of the wood and bringing the TV and bracket out at the same time. Pictures would be helpful if anyone has them.
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Old 01-07-2014, 07:45 AM   #5
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This is what I found. 4 philips screws covered by caps(they just pull off)on the underside panel of the tv cabinet. The 2 fans are attached to it. Take this off and you will have access into the rear of the mounting bracket. Mine were 4 wing nuts, once I got them off the tv with the bracket just pulled out.
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This is what I found. 4 philips screws covered by caps(they just pull off)on the underside panel of the tv cabinet. The 2 fans are attached to it. Take this off and you will have access into the rear of the mounting bracket. Mine were 4 wing nuts, once I got them off the tv with the bracket just pulled out.
This is exactly the same way I got mine out. It was a 26" Samsung that I upgraded to a 32. My 09' Pace is set up like your Southwind.
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Old 04-01-2014, 07:55 PM   #7
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Hi guys,

My 26" Samsung front tv died, apparently the power supply(it won't "turn on/power up") is bad, tv repair shop said they'd gotten many of them. So, I have to get it out to take to the shop for a new power supply. Samsung will pay for the part but not labor($90).
Fleetwood said in order to remove the tv I have to lower the panel(where the fans and rear camera monitor are attached) under the tv. It appears to be held up by four screws, hidden by decorative buttons, which I think just "pop" off. Once the screws are removed, is this panel hinged to just swing down, or not hinged and will come "falling" down? Hope it's hinged!
After the panel is removed, my understanding is access to the back of the wood panel for the tv bracket is visible and you remove the four wing nuts that hold the tv mounting bracket to the board and then the tv can be pulled out the front with the bracket attached.
Have I got this about right, or am I missing something important?

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Oooops, forgot to say mine is a '09 Bounder(Ford) which I'd think is similar to the Southwind and Pace Arrow setup.

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Jim,

Mine is an 07 but I suspect it's the same set up. I just did this a few weeks back and you're correct in the procedure:

1. Remove the 4 decorative caps being careful to see where they 'fly' off to...

2. Remove the 4 phillips screws. This bottom panel will likely be so tight in there you won't have to support it after the screws are out but have another hand there just in case. If wedged in there tight you'll have to pull it out....I grabbed the front center where there was the most give and gently rocked it until the panel slowly started to come down.

3. Again, you may want someone to support the panel once free, but it really isn't that heavy even with the fans attached. When the panel has dropped about 10" or so you'll see the white molex connectors to the fans where you can disconnect them.

4. This now exposes the whole rear for the TV bracket removal.

I had to do this to connect a couple of HDMI plugs. When you replace the new TV you may want to consider filling up all the connections on the back of the TV (RCA, Video, Composite or HDMI) and run them through to the adjacent compartments for future use so you don't have to repeat this.

The panel may take a bit of wiggling and 'nudging' to wedge it back up there.

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Hi Ron,

Thanks much for the reply and great advice. The panel under the tv has the fans on it as well as the monitor for the rear camera. Does yours have the camera monitor too and if so, can it be disconnected with Molex connectors?
Did you reinstall the tv using the same bracket? To ease future access I thought about using one of the "swing out" wall brackets...do you think this would work?

Thanks,
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No Jim, my monitor is on the dash....I just have the two fans attached to that panel.

I only need access to the back to attach HDMI plugs as the TV was fine. As for the swing bracket that's totally subjective but I personally would leave it as is. I can see that TV well enough front either side of the coach and I suspect a swing out/articulating arm would be a headache from the install side (for nice fit) , appearance and then you'd have to strap it during travel.

I'm all for mods but I personally would give that one a pass as it is in my front cabinet configuration.

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Thanks, Ron, good points. Think I'll take your advice and re-install it as it was.

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Hi Jim. FYI when my Samsung when out I called samsung. There is a recall on that tv.give them a call.
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Thanks, McLindy, I know Samsung will pay for the capacitor/power supply IF that's the problem, but the shop said it could be something else and Samsung WON'T pay for any other parts! Labor to do the repair would be $100-150, so I bought a 32" Panasonic(Best Buy/$200) that will fit perfectly in the same cabinet above the cockpit. Figured it was better than messing around fixing a five year old tv and now have a new, larger tv for almost the same cost.

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