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sledfisher

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Posted: 11/09/18 12:21am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hi all.i own a 1993 bounder 36 j.i would like to take the small t.v. and up grade them to the newer flats screnns.question is on the front one the cabinates are built around the small t.v. ,I have seen folks that have somekind of metal holder that extends it outside the cabinatewood work. has anyone else done this,if so what bracket did you use.? thanks mic

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Many LED TVs are so thin and light that you can mount them on the face of the cabinet, not inside it. You can search for my DIY installation using a TV with two feet...installed hinges where the feet went.
Here is my DIY with storage behind it.

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* This post was edited 11/09/18 09:22am by Ivylog *


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Get one of those hotel wall mounts. Best Buy has them. Anchor it inside the cabinet and just push the TV against the cabinet frame when traveling. A little velcro will hold it there. Don't be surprised if the mount costs more than the TV.

I got rid of my overhead headbanger TV and put it into a cabinet behind the pax seat with a televator across from the couch. Used the wood from the lamp table that was there to rebuild the corner cabinet. This way you don't have to crane your neck to watch TV.

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What I ended with...


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Posted: 11/09/18 05:34am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Look in the WALMART TV SECTION. They have a big assortment of the TV swing out MOUNTS you are referring to that fits the four screws behind the TV monitors... The new TV's are lite-weight now with LCD screens etc...

This may bring up a question for you about leaving the HDTV sets in the trailer when the WX is below freezing... My trailer is a POPUP trailer so I bring mine in but alot of folks leave their's in the big trailers - They say to warm up the trailer first before turning one on... I guess they worry about the LCD screen possibly cracking ???

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We have 97 34V Bounder and I upgraded to flat screen TV's. I removed old TV's and cut a piece of plywood to back of frame. Drilled hole for cables to pass through. Installed a strong tilt mount in front and a sturdy swivel mount in bed room. Also bought 2 ntlon straps to secure while traveli g for safety. Good luck and was an EZ project.

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RoyB wrote:


This may bring up a question for you about leaving the HDTV sets in the trailer when the WX is below freezing... My trailer is a POPUP trailer so I bring mine in but alot of folks leave their's in the big trailers - They say to warm up the trailer first before turning one on... I guess they worry about the LCD screen possibly cracking ???


There's no problem with the LCD cracking from the cold, nor is there any reason they electronics cannot be stored in cold temperatures. Personally, I'd probably be more likely to have the screen crack from tripping or bungling while carrying it in and out than anything. The advice to warm up first is mainly out of (often excessive) concern about condensation on the TV circuitry when the TV is still cooler than the air in the RV. Any condensation that is there would be driven off pretty quickly from the warmth of the circuitry operating.

Many LCD screens don't perform as well at really cold temperatures, so colors may be a bit off and images may ghost more than usual and that sort of thing, but that's not harmful to the TV.





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Just now having a shop replace our old monster 2003 TV with a converter box with a 24 in. new flatscreen. They did a great job of trimming around the TV with oak, matching the MH. The TV is mounted on a bracket which allows pulling it out and turning as needed. Haven't used it yet and don't have the bill.


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First thing is to take a few pictures of your installation and post them. From that one of us can give you direction going forward.

Our 1990 Bounder had a plastic bezel around it and a box that held the old CRT model. I tool the bezel off and removed the part of the overhead that held the TV in place. I am a sawdust maker so I didn't worry about what to put in to hold the new TV, I just removed the old stuff first and then put something back to look somewhat original.

Another thing to remember is that the mounts that are RV specific are expensive but residential models are just as strong and CHEAP. I have one in the bedroom of our Winnie that I paid $15 for on line.

Patio door locks, velcro, straps, bungees all work to hold the TV in place.

If you are not a woodworker, I'd suggest you contact someone and let them build any cabinetry needed. The removal is pretty straight forward and if you are at all handy you should be able to do it.


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Posted: 11/09/18 09:23am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Depending on what you have for cabinets, some installations can be very simple. In my coach I just used a piece of plywood to fill the hole where the old TV was. I cut holes for the cables and drilled holes for the mounting bolts. Most newer TV's have STANDARD mounting locations that fit most of the special metal mounting brackets. I just copied those dimensions and drilled holes in the plywood to accommodate the four screws to hold the screen. I got the bolts at Home Depot since they are metric size and this has worked well now for over 40,000 miles. By using the plywood backing to fill the hole and mount the TV I did lose any tilt adjustments that I might have with the metal mounting assembly but my old TV did not move at all. My old TV was very heavy and needed two people to safely remove it.

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I just did this in my MH I recently purchased. The front TV was in the center of the coach over the dash it was a 27" old school TV. I replaced it with a 32" LED flat screen and it fit perfect inside the cabinet. I made my own mount by using 2 shelf brackets attached to 2 of the holes they provide for a mount. I purchased 2 M4 machine screws to attach the shelf bracket to the TV I then screwed the shelf brackets to a scrap piece of 2" x 6" I had in the scrap pile and screwed that to the floor of the cabinet. The TV had legs so I screwed a piece of web strap about 3" long over the front feet into the floor of the cabinet on each leg. It is rock solid plus the new TV doesn't weight very much.

I wanted to go bigger on the front TV but a 40" TV would have not fit inside the cabinet and it would have over hung on each end interfering with the cabinet doors on each side of it not allowing them to fully open.

I replaced the one in the bedroom it was a 20" old school TV and I changed it to a 24" LED flat screen. This one I just used the web straps across the feet at all 4 corners and put a new blue ray player under it. This snugged the TV down on top of the player and it is all very solid. I will take some pictures when I get a chance.

I also replaced the old VHS with a blue ray player in the front. On our first real camping trip the Grand kids stayed the night in our coach and right away I saw the need to be able to watch different movies on each TV. This way the kids can watch their movie in the front and we can watch something more age appropriate on the one in the bedroom.

My total cost for both TV's and 2 blue ray players was under $500. The only downside is the front blue ray player won't use the built in surround sound but I left the original DVD player in place so if the movie is a standard DVD the surround sound will still work. The front speakers will still work with the blue ray but not the rear speakers I am not sure if I can fix that or not.

Before pictures sorry I did not take these I saved them from the add that I bought the MH from the only picture I could find of the rear TV was an edge of it looking towards the bedroom.

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* This post was edited 11/09/18 11:00am by Gundog *


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