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Old 05-19-2014, 01:50 PM   #1
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Another Damon project

We purchased a 2000 Escaper. My wife though it looked like a French Bordello in the inside... The Wiring was done by 5th grader. There was Rope lighting around the bed... red curtains in the cab and a rubber band holding the TV up.... There were more extension cords then a Home Store..., bungee cords, double sided tape, screw in the leather trim etc etc. Here are some pictures... Frankly it looks better then it was but after some time we got it the way of the before... and a couple of the after
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Old 05-19-2014, 01:57 PM   #2
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Part 2, Damon Escaper

These pictures are of the "After". We even replaced the original Heart 400 watt inverter with a much larger sign-wave inverter, along with fixing the battery disconnect switch. We even added a 120 volt outlet to run my oxygen concentrator off the inverter while traveling
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That is/was a scary amount of wires in the old TV cabinet! How did you decide to mount your new TV in that space? Did you do a long mount arm to the back or did you finish off the front of the box and mount to that?
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Nice job!
Major improvements for you- huh! Sometimes I am amazed at how much "the little things" can make a major difference -but don't you agree that the major changes give you the most satisfaction?
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That is/was a scary amount of wires in the old TV cabinet! How did you decide to mount your new TV in that space? Did you do a long mount arm to the back or did you finish off the front of the box and mount to that?
I cannot tell you how scary it was. There was high voltage mixed in with low voltage... The first thing was to remove all the electronics, TV, Stereo, old Satellite receiver, etc etc.. once removed it was fairly easy to start to pull wires out. I had a huge trash barrel of junk.

As for mounting, I cut four 2" by 2" pieces of wood, and set them inside the cabinet so the piece of MDF we had cut would fit flush with the cabinet face. Liquid nails and screws hold everything tight and out of sight. The bracket, we chose is fixed and its mounted directly to the MDF. The wood scroll covers up screw holes the previous owner felt were needed. We reinstalled the original face plate, hung the TV on the bracket and snapped the picture

I ended up replacing the 12 volt, 5 amp power supply that operates the KVH satellite receiver. And yes, the KVH was able to be reprogrammed to Dish and works well with the 211 receiver.
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I have to admit I am jealous, I know very little about wiring. I'd like to tackle the mess that is in our entertainment cabinet in our rig but no idea where to start. Why Thor felt we needed that much excess cable is beyond me.
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I have to admit I am jealous, I know very little about wiring. I'd like to tackle the mess that is in our entertainment cabinet in our rig but no idea where to start. Why Thor felt we needed that much excess cable is beyond me.
Due to the kluge of wiring, including two very cobbled together 110 volt AC outlets, we felt it was best to just remove as much wiring and electronics as possible. When we started the removal all the electronics, we labeled the cables ends with masking tape and a sharpie, as we disconnected each device.

It is not as daunting of a job as it seems to be.
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Due to the kluge of wiring, including two very cobbled together 110 volt AC outlets, we felt it was best to just remove as much wiring and electronics as possible. When we started the removal all the electronics, we labeled the cables ends with masking tape and a sharpie, as we disconnected each device.

It is not as daunting of a job as it seems to be.

I like that idea with the masking tape. Something definitely to keep in mind once I am brave enough to face that cabinet. My weekend task is to replace my keyed door handle with a combination lock handle.
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