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Old 10-03-2014, 08:30 PM   #1
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Outdoor wall mounted TV cabinet

Wondering if anyone knows where you can buy the cabinet/box that can be cut into the outside wall for housing a TV? Thinking of installing one.
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Old 10-03-2014, 11:09 PM   #2
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I thought like you are thinking that I would cut an opening in the passenger side of the coach outside wall to install a flat panel like the new coaches have. After considering it a bit, I realized I would have to cut thru the outer skin, the braces and the inner skin of the coach wall. To much unknown for me to go forward. However I did go ahead with a different plan. I purchased a 32 inch flat panel tv. I also purchased a swivel wall mount for the tv. I mounted the bracket that was to go on a house wall on the outside of our motor home. The mount is quite small and unobtrusive. I then fabricated a box in one of the slide outs to hold the tv and the rest of the swing arm of the wall mount. Works good.
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Old 10-04-2014, 06:26 AM   #3
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Yeh Ross, that's what I'm thinking. Really just trying to get more informed on the box and who makes and sells them. I have seen a lot of them recently on older coaches, so it must be a possible, in any case I'm just looking for more info. Do you happen to know the manufacture of these cabinets? Or who sells them?
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Hi Stretch
Can you please post some pics. Sounds like a great job.
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There are TV mounts that fit into one of the bay's. They either fit vertically and slide out and spin like ours, or mount on the bay ceiling and drop down. I don't think I would be cutting into the sidewall. Hanging one from the side still leaves a storage problem. MorRyde makes a variety of TV mounts.
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This is an idea which will save room and keep you from cutting into the side of your MH. I made a drawer for a TV outside. Works just fine and folds out of the way for loading.
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We have one of the factory installed outside TVs built into the side wall of the living room slide. I hate it, it's practically useless. The door flips up, which you would think offers good shade, but if there is any sun at all, unless it is exactly overhead, the sun washes out the screen. In my case, at least, the awning doesn't help. It is also very high. I've seen others who have a TV mounted in a basement compartment, under a slide where the slide offers excellent shade from the sun. I think it's a more practical solution.


Look at this picture. You can see the outline of the TV box under the Endeavor name plate under the window. It's almost totally in the sun. If the cover is open (It's hinged at the top) the only part of the screen that is shaded would be the upper left corner, above the line that is the shade of the awning arm. At this campsite, with this sun, the TV would be basically unwatchable.

Another point is that the box extends in through the inner wall. We have a sofa in front of that area, and it is mounted about 8 to 10 inches away from the wall (taking up some internal living space.) There is a strip of Corian counter on top of the box behind the sofa. It's pretty much wasted space, only the dogs make use of it as they like to lay on it and look out the window.

If you really want a TV mounted there, I wish you luck. But as one who has one there and doesn't like it, I would suggest you think it overly carefully and consider other options.
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This is an idea which will save room and keep you from cutting into the side of your MH. I made a drawer for a TV outside. Works just fine and folds out of the way for loading.
I like this idea. Thanks for showing the pics
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Thanks for all the replies, I currently have our TV mounted to the front of one of my slide out trays with my basement refrigerator behind it. I have seen the new coaches with the wall mounted units, and I am really just trying to understand how they are mounted and the whole process. I saw recently an older coach that had one installed and It got me thinking. I have not been able the find the box or cabinet for any place to understand what they cost or how they are mounted. Does anyone know who makes them or a web site that has the info?
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After considering all the options, I came to the conclusion that when I wanted to watch TV out side I set up our 32" outside TV on a fold up table and position it where convenient out of the glare of the sun. This has worked well for us.
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Have you tried contacting Monaco for a supplier?
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This is a picture taken back in 2009 with the TV mounted to the inside of the latch pillar. This set up let us swing the TV to either open door.


Moving ahead to 2014 the TV was remounted to a roller tube so we could use the TV and keep the doors mostly closed, so we don't have to see the stowage area. Both doors can be used without folding the TV back inside so there is no interruptions.


Added roller.
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Drifter, I like this setup too. Can you share where you got the mount and roller bar? How do you lock in place when it goes back into the basement hold? Or do you dismount the tv and store in coach? It looks to have a good deal of side-to-side movement available and I'm assuming it can also tilt up and down. Great ideas in this thread.
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