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M72561 05-10-2016 04:38 AM

Since you left the shelf in behind the recliners can you actually use it or are the recliners to high

Webman9113 05-10-2016 05:11 AM

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Originally Posted by M72561 (Post 3061251)
I'm kinda late to this thread but really want to get rid of my sofa also.Did the old sofa and the new recliners fit through the door.

The sofa bed comes apart pretty easily. It's secured to the floor with angle brackets and some screws, then the arms come off with a few bolts, and the bed section separates from the front frame with a few more. The pieces are easy to get through the door. The recliners are each in two pieces, the seat and back, and also fit through the door pretty easily, although the seat part is fairly heavy (I'm going to guess maybe 40 pounds or so?) and awkward. The console is also in two pieces, but is much lighter.

LyonsL 05-10-2016 09:46 AM

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Originally Posted by M72561 (Post 3061255)
Since you left the shelf in behind the recliners can you actually use it or are the recliners to high

The shelf is a few inches lower than the seat backs but the DW still uses the shelf to charge her cell phone & tablet. If parked for a long time, she also puts decorations on the shelf. You can only see the shelf if you put the recliners in the fully reclined position.

M72561 05-10-2016 11:28 AM

That looks awesome

Webman9113 05-10-2016 02:57 PM

The outside TV mount mod is just about done. To recap, the factory outside TV is mounted way too high for comfortable viewing (unless you're standing up right in front of it), and it doesn't so much as tilt down. There have been a lot of times when we would've liked to watch some tube outside, but it was totally impractical.

Sooo, it needed an articulating/full motion mount, and I built one for to support an Omnimount 20X, which works perfectly for the factory TV in our 2014.5 37KT. Keep in mind, I am *not* a very handy person, so I'm sure someone who is could come up with something a lot more elegant/better looking. But my goal was to replicate the strength of a wall stud, which is what this mount would normally be attached to, because the arm exerts a lot of torque when extended. It was a little tricky because I also had to work within the space constraints of the recliners.

Anyway, here's what it looks like. Nothing fancy, just bits of 2x4 cut to size, a few supporting hardware pieces, and lots of screws. The main bit of work was to cut out a chunk of the metal TV enclosure, which was lots of fun. I also still have to pretty things up a bit and rig up a travel lock of some sort, which I'll do next.

In travel position, the TV is essentially in the factory position. When you want to use it, you just pull it out and position it as you like. The double jointed arm extends maybe 20" or so and lowers roughly 10", and tilts up and down so you can position it just about any way you like.

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Webman9113 05-10-2016 03:00 PM

Question: does anyone know what the purple (?) wire on the left side of this pic is for, and what it's supposed to be attached to? These wires are just inboard of the steps...

https://www.irv2.com/attachments/phot...467926e4e9.jpg

bigdaddy5120 05-10-2016 07:30 PM

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Originally Posted by Webman9113 (Post 3062134)
Question: does anyone know what the purple (?) wire on the left side of this pic is for, and what it's supposed to be attached to? These wires are just inboard of the steps...

https://www.irv2.com/attachments/phot...467926e4e9.jpg

It is for the step light if you have kwikee steps , mine wasn't hooked up either from the factory .

Webman9113 05-10-2016 08:08 PM

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Originally Posted by bigdaddy5120 (Post 3062474)
It is for the step light if you have kwikee steps , mine wasn't hooked up either from the factory .

Now that's bizarre. I'll have to check, but I'm pretty sure the step light is working. D'oh!

bigdaddy5120 05-10-2016 08:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Webman9113 (Post 3062540)
Now that's bizarre. I'll have to check, but I'm pretty sure the step light is working. D'oh!

I looked it up in the manual, I'm sure you have the same steps as I do . Let us know what you find out .

Webman9113 05-10-2016 08:45 PM

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Originally Posted by bigdaddy5120 (Post 3062550)
I looked it up in the manual, I'm sure you have the same steps as I do . Let us know what you find out .

Will do!

happycamperj 05-11-2016 07:10 AM

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Originally Posted by bigdaddy5120 (Post 3062474)
It is for the step light if you have kwikee steps , mine wasn't hooked up either from the factory .

Where is the purple wire supposed to hook up to ? Can anyone show a pic of that ? Thanks !

KC 05-11-2016 08:38 AM

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Originally Posted by LyonsL (Post 3061664)
The shelf is a few inches lower than the seat backs but the DW still uses the shelf to charge her cell phone & tablet. If parked for a long time, she also puts decorations on the shelf. You can only see the shelf if you put the recliners in the fully reclined position.

Very Nice!! Thanks for sharing!!

KC 05-11-2016 08:40 AM

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Originally Posted by Webman9113 (Post 3062124)
The outside TV mount mod is just about done. To recap, the factory outside TV is mounted way too high for comfortable viewing (unless you're standing up right in front of it), and it doesn't so much as tilt down. There have been a lot of times when we would've liked to watch some tube outside, but it was totally impractical.

Sooo, it needed an articulating/full motion mount, and I built one for to support an Omnimount 20X, which works perfectly for the factory TV in our 2014.5 37KT. Keep in mind, I am *not* a very handy person, so I'm sure someone who is could come up with something a lot more elegant/better looking. But my goal was to replicate the strength of a wall stud, which is what this mount would normally be attached to, because the arm exerts a lot of torque when extended. It was a little tricky because I also had to work within the space constraints of the recliners.

Anyway, here's what it looks like. Nothing fancy, just bits of 2x4 cut to size, a few supporting hardware pieces, and lots of screws. The main bit of work was to cut out a chunk of the metal TV enclosure, which was lots of fun. I also still have to pretty things up a bit and rig up a travel lock of some sort, which I'll do next.

In travel position, the TV is essentially in the factory position. When you want to use it, you just pull it out and position it as you like. The double jointed arm extends maybe 20" or so and lowers roughly 10", and tilts up and down so you can position it just about any way you like.

https://www.irv2.com/attachments/phot...115c58ed5a.jpg

https://www.irv2.com/attachments/phot...2b00d64da9.jpg

https://www.irv2.com/attachments/phot...41410c6eac.jpg

https://www.irv2.com/attachments/phot...acd0f89e21.jpg

https://www.irv2.com/attachments/phot...ab2a566730.jpg

https://www.irv2.com/attachments/phot...b780a79ec8.jpg

Can the TV move around while in the compartment when traveling?

KC

Webman9113 05-11-2016 01:59 PM

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Originally Posted by KC (Post 3063105)
Can the TV move around while in the compartment when traveling?

KC

It won't when I'm finished with it. I'm going to add some sort of "bumper" on the bottom of the original enclosure (maybe foam blocks velcroed to the metal?), and probably secure it with a pair of velcro straps. I haven't really settled on anything yet, as my main goal was to get the mount set up and build an enclosure to seal it off so bugs won't pour in and the cats won't get out when we're using it! But I'm definitely open to suggestions if you or anyone else has ideas on how I can lock the sucker down in travel mode. I also have to drill a hole on the left side to get the TV power cord and HDMI cable out, but that's no big deal.

Here are a couple pics of the enclosure from the inside. Good grief, I haven't done this much woodworking since 8th grade shop class (and it probably looks like it, too)... :D

https://www.irv2.com/attachments/phot...201d4d2b2a.jpg

https://www.irv2.com/attachments/phot...fa9bfe105e.jpg

BTW, that little silver box you see is the HDMI receiver that feeds the signals from the Dish receivers and Blu-Ray player to the outside TV.

Oh, and a question for those who have already done the recliner mod: my slide has two metal plates running from front to back right where the rear holes need to go to secure the rear recliner frame. Did you guys encounter that? And if so, did you just drill through the plates?


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