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Old 05-01-2022, 02:00 PM   #1
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How to remove the overhead flat screen in my 2011 Southwind 32V

I have read every post I can find about getting the tv out but none seem to fit my situation. My overhead flat screen is failing and I need to replace it. I can find no concealed screws to remove the panel under the tv and there is not enough room for me to really see behind the tv. It looks like the tv is mounted to a bracket that is held on to some 3/4 plywood and four bolts were used. I can find no way to access these bolts . Maybe I am overlooking something. Any help appreciated.
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You're exactly correct, there are four bolts on the back of the TV that attach to a bracket that attaches to the wall. On the coaches we've owned that used this type of bracket where the bolts were concealed, the TV could be removed by lifting up on it (unplug everything first). The TV and the bolts will lift up out of the bracket and it will fall into your hands. Remove the bolts and put them on the new TV and reverse the process to install.
Some brackets have locks on them. Look to see if there's a small handle along one side of the bracket that you can turn and release. If not, check the bottom of the bracket for a couple of screws that are holding the TV to the bracket. Removing them will let you do the lift and pull maneuver I described above. There's a number of YouTube videos out there showing the different types of brackets and their locking mechanisms. Mostly, I've found that they just lift out unless they're on a swinging mount.
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Thanks for reply. I thought you had solved my problem, but while it was close, it did not fit my application. I used an inspection mirror to see how the tv was mounted to the bracket, and to see what the bracket looked like. The bracket was a one piece deal made from stamped out metal. All in all it is a very sturdy mount. Problem is it is not very practical if you need to remove the tv. The tv was bolted directly onto the bracket with 4 screws. You could not get to these screws to remove them. The bracket in turn was bolted to the 3/4 in. plywood with 4 bolts. These were not accessible either. There was not enough room between the back of tv and the wall to get a hand, wrench or much of anything else behind. There were very small access holes on each side of the cabinet. To use these you needed arms like an orangatan. Option 1 was to enlarge these holes and hope the bolts holding the mount to the plywood were not glued. Option 2 was to just use brute force to break the plastic back of the tv. I opted for the brute force method, and it worked pretty easily. Once the tv was down, there was an access hole behind where the tv had been that I reached thru and using a 13mm socket and rachet, removed the mount. I am going to replace with a mount that the tv locks onto and if I ever need to remove the tv again, it will be a breeze. While the mount Fleetwood used was sturdy, it was not one that I would use again in this type application. Again, thanks for your reply I appreciate you taking the time to try and help me.
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