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Old 08-14-2014, 06:17 AM   #1
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Television Upgrade

I have search the forum but have had no luck.
I want to replace the old TV that I have with a new flat screen. I tried searching for pictures and ideas but have had no luck.
What are some of the TV upgrades you have all done and can you post pictures?
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I did the TV in the front of the coach. Here are the before and after pics.

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I found a TV that just fit the width of the cabinet. I shorted the height of the enclosure close to 4" and recessed the TV inside the cabinet just enough to give it that factory look. Hope this helps.
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How did you shorten it? Did you have to remove the whole box, shorten it then re-install?
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Here is what I did. New one mounted on piano hinge so I now have storage for paper products.

http://www.irv2.com/forums/f54/old-t...in-160747.html
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How did you shorten it? Did you have to remove the whole box, shorten it then re-install?
Yes, I removed the whole center section and did all my mods on the bench. There was a combination of screws and some staples holding it in place. Some of the screws were a bit more difficult to find. As you start the disassembly process and discover the box still won't come out, you'll start finding the staples. A little brute force helps in this area.
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This is the way I solved the problem.

http://www.irv2.com/forums/f258/the-...ne-136185.html

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attilakara72,

I did one on my 99 Windsor you will love. I used a mor_ryde mount and it works awesome. It looks great and was easy to install. No cutting of the original wood. I will add some pics tonight when I get home. I used a TV1-025H.

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I removed the outside frame of the TV enclosure and drilled holes throught the opening corners that would be hidden when I replace the "frame". I place a piece of 3/4 plywood slightly recessed accross the opening and mounted the TV mount to it. I then replace the frame so when the TV is locked down it is against the original frame and at the bottom I installed a Blu Ray player. I pull a release cable and the TV unlocks and can be extended left right and tilted up or down. It's awesome!!! It fits squarely over the original TV location. I do have to extend the TV to get into the cabinet to the left of the TV mount but I want a larger TV. I went with a 32, but you could go much bigger. The mount I used holds 25 pounds and the LED TV weighs 9. So you can go big, there is even another mount that holds up to 50 pounds I believe, but why? I'll send some pics tonight....
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I found some pics I had. I just added some more wires so my tie wraps were cut, but you can get the idea. I am going to stain the plywood to match the oak finish, although you can only see it with the TV extended. I usually don't extend it but my wife likes to. I am going to do a similar install in the back but I am not going with a articulating arm like I have up front. I hope this helps, your rig should be exactly like this. Good luck. I centered the TV to the opening but you could offset it if you wanted a much larger TV.
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http://www.irv2.com/forums/f258/the-...ne-136185.html

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Nice idea and nice job!
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Did you modify your neck so you can swivel your head around to see the TV when sitting on the couch, (or don't you watch TV)?
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Atilla,

I tore out the old cabinet and put my woodworking skills and tools to good use. Then I used the articulating arm like Tomjhall so I can swivel the TV to the far left to get it out of the way when not in use or toward the center when watching. I added support arms for traveling so it doesn't shake. If you don't have the ability to build a cabinet you can contract that out easy enough.

Best of luck with your conversion...
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How did you shorten it? Did you have to remove the whole box, shorten it then re-install?
Mine is a wood box wrapped in a leather like cover. (Actually it is wrapped in foam rubber and THAT is leather like wrapped).


I slit the cover,, Hammered teh bottom down.. Then scribed a line (Chalk line) from the back (higher) end of the bottom, to the front, level Sliced the plywood using a Black & Decker "Navigator" (A reciprocal saw) Folded the edges of the leather in (Removed some foam) and taped them to the cabinet sides and floor, Brought the bottom up and added a couple screws to replace the staples I pulled.

That was the basic, Also cut down the trim (Also wood) to match.


Plans: Mount TV on a door, or on a lift, so I can use the cabinet for storage. But that project got put on HOLD for a while.
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Nice idea and nice job!
I have only one question:
Did you modify your neck so you can swivel your head around to see the TV when sitting on the couch, (or don't you watch TV)?
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Hi Mel! We have two recliners directly across from the TV!
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When you travel down the road do the articulating arms vibrate and make noise?
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