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Dick Zeiter

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Replacing TV
« on: March 28, 2017, 11:38:46 AM »
I want to replace my front 20" diagonal CRT TV with a 24: diagonal flat screen. Current TV is top center. I do not want to make any framework changes. Wiring will  not be an issue.

I was hoping to mount the flat screen just in front of the current frame in such a manner that it would swing up or sideways to allow storage in the remaining cavity but, still take the bumpy ride. Using a wall mount might be difficult attaching fasteners behind the TV and I don't want to put screws in the front of the existing frame.
Any thoughts?
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BobNSam

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Re: Replacing TV
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2017, 12:07:23 PM »
Pull out old and frame replaced with cabinet with door. Mounted heavy duty wall mount for TV.
Works great! I installed 39" TV to mount.
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Dick Zeiter

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Re: Replacing TV
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2017, 12:46:57 PM »
Pull out old and frame replaced with cabinet with door. Mounted heavy duty wall mount for TV. Works great! I installed 39" TV to mount.

Does the swing-out lock into the travel position so it does not flop around while driving?  If so, brand, model & source?
Dick, Char and our Shih Tzu. Muffin
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Retired from part time bluegrass vending
but still working at a garage door company.
Now using motorhome less frequently.

BobNSam

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Re: Replacing TV
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2017, 02:07:12 PM »
Simple Google search gives numerous options
Search "tv wall mount swing arm lock"
Mine was done before these were on the market
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Re: Replacing TV
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2017, 12:06:10 AM »
I too replaced my old CRT with a flat screen. One thing to note is that the flat screen TV's have lousy speakers, so I had to buy a sound bar to enhance the sound. Just a thought when thinking of placing your tv. Good luck.
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Re: Replacing TV
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2017, 05:39:59 AM »
One thing to note is that the flat screen TV's have lousy speakers,


And then they mount them on the back, making adjusting volume an issue too.
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Re: Replacing TV
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2017, 10:48:44 PM »
Piano hinge, piece of 1/2 or better yet 3/4 inch interior grade plywood faced with Walnut, Oak etc veneer, stain, Poly finish, 2 latches to hold it closed. Mount the TV directly to the door. Voila job finished!

That is exactly what I did, now we use the empty space for dry cereal, paper products storage.

Dick Zeiter

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Re: Replacing TV
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2017, 06:38:45 AM »
Thanks for all the tips.
Dick, Char and our Shih Tzu. Muffin
Toledo Ohio
2000 Newmar Dutch Star (160K miles)
Retired from part time bluegrass vending
but still working at a garage door company.
Now using motorhome less frequently.

 

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