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Old 11-29-2022, 04:49 PM   #1
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Old TV location upgrade

I like a lot of you have an older motorhome that came with a tube type TV.
When I bought mine the previous owner had taken it out and installed a 24"LCD in its place but it looked odd and really not many places to view the small screen.
I decided to mount a much larger TV on the wall of the bathroom (not completed yet) facing forward so from the driver and passenger seat you can watch TV.
First was to fix the old location, picture 1.
I first took measurements and made a frame, picture 2
I found doors that matched the current ones at a $5 door place.
Hinges and door pulls from Menards that matched and material from a fabric store.
Finished product, picture 3
I am going to add a shelf on the inside
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Old 12-04-2022, 05:14 PM   #2
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I never did think much about those "Head Bangers" Too much looking up, and ending up with a sore neck!

But you still have it! Why not get rid of the lower part and make it the same all across? Lots of posts about doing that here.
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Old 12-04-2022, 11:44 PM   #4
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Old TV location upgrade

Site…. I agree with ice and unplanned. If you know you don’t want the TV there just remove it and run same depth cabs across the full width.
We started like yours, with a big tube type in the center. Previous owner had replaced it with a similar sized flat screen, about 23”. Click image for larger version

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We liked the location but wanted to double the TV to ~43”. I took it all down and made new end cabs of the proper size, then mounted our new 43 to the ceiling in the center Click image for larger version

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Ceiling mount allows me to tilt the TV bottom forward for travel so the entire TV is up and out of the way, supported by a padded dowel bar. This was all done about 4 years and about 15K miles ago. No problems.Click image for larger version

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Old 12-05-2022, 09:12 AM   #5
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I Thought about just removing it but figured it would be about the same work, plus now I have more storage. I am going to put in two shelfs, the lower to level the floor where I will put my big atlas which is always in the way plus a few state maps. A second shelf will be about 4-5" above that for whatever.

Storage space, if more is better too much is just enuff.
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Wether we like the final result or think the idea would never work for our own MH, the good news is that there is (yet) another RV'r that has the courage to move ideas forward as they become familiar with their rig.

Kudo - to all that take out a screwdriver and move forward.
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Wether we like the final result or think the idea would never work for our own MH, the good news is that there is (yet) another RV'r that has the courage to move ideas forward as they become familiar with their rig.

Kudo - to all that take out a screwdriver and move forward.
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Old 12-15-2022, 10:37 AM   #8
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finished project

So the inside of the cabinet had a sloped floor so I had to add a shelf so things didn't roll out when I opened the doors.

(1st picture)
I was going to just add a second shelf but it looked horrible with all the insulation and wires exposed, so I enclosed it and added a shelf.

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I might mention the back and top are Velcro-ed in so I can access the wires and antennae coax.
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I finished my TV relocation in a new post.
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