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Old 11-18-2013, 10:39 AM   #1
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Replacing Toshiba 40" LCD with thin LED?


I have the 40" Toshiba LCD model 40FT2U
I'm considering replacing it with a LED type TV which is much thinner.
Has anyone done this in your motorhome and wonder if it will be damaged if I use the existing mount.
See pictures of present mount. May have to mount on wall instead with swivel mount.
Do you think the thinness will shake and get easily damaged?

I'm considering buying a Samsung LED TV model LN40B750
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Old 11-18-2013, 12:43 PM   #2
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We replaced with Visio 42". Factory mounting bracket would not work. I had to re-invent a bracket and mount to ceiling for "driving down the road" stability.

It also allowed us to have additional "open" storage behind the TV. Bracket works great!
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Old 11-18-2013, 01:18 PM   #3
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pics of TV bracket
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Old 11-18-2013, 10:34 PM   #4
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Iggy, I wouldn't,think,LED TVs are,any less structurally sound,than LCD TVs. To give you some peace of mind check out some of the newer motorhomes to see any are using LED TVs.

In looking at your pics, I'm not sure,what you have for a mount there. The bolt pattern to attach the mount should be the same,as they are standard. If your existing mount doesn't work try shopping at MonPrice.com. They have a huge selection and the prices are,very good, Make sure you know the weight of the mount. Some of them are still made for the older, flat screens that were,quit,heavy. It weighted more than the Tv
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Old 11-19-2013, 10:50 AM   #5
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Iggy........

We have the exact same bracket on our 2010 GT 330TS holding our 32" Toshiba Flat Screen. That particular TV was not the "bestest" or "fanciest" but for the price, it probably fit the need for FR. The bracket is not pretty and I'm not sure who made the actual bracket, but it IS rock solid at holding the TV.

When the time comes to upgrade I'm sure we'll be looking at a different mounting unit. In both our cases (looking at your photos) the bracket mounts to a horizontal tabletop surface as opposed to a wall or ceiling. If it weren't for the fact that the TV is subjected to more movement in an RV than if it were in a home, there wouldn't be a mount at all.
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Iggy,
My '09 378 has a similar bracket and came with a 32" Olevia (worst TV ever). I changed to a 40" Sony. The bolt pattern did not match, so I attached a 3/4" piece of plywood to the bracket and then bolted the TV to the wood.
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Iggy let. S know what and how you did it. We have a 2013 Georgetown 378 XL. Our 40" Toshiba bit the dust and we are replacing it with a 43" to 46" vizio. I like the vizio brand because I already have 2 at home and like them. The issue I have is my tv cabinet is one piece and not a table top like I the pictures. It is enclosed. Somewhat hard to remove and no room or space under or over the TV When I get my unit back from the shop next week I will post my pics. Any help is always appreciated.
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Old 11-19-2013, 07:54 PM   #8
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Iggy let. S know what and how you did it. We have a 2013 Georgetown 378 XL. Our 40" Toshiba bit the dust and we are replacing it with a 43" to 46" vizio. I like the vizio brand because I already have 2 at home and like them. The issue I have is my tv cabinet is one piece and not a table top like I the pictures. It is enclosed. Somewhat hard to remove and no room or space under or over the TV When I get my unit back from the shop next week I will post my pics. Any help is always appreciated.

Here is what my TV area looks like in my 2012 378TS
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Wished mine looked like that. My TV is enclose so I am limited on the size. Fortunately the new Vizios LEDs have a very narrow bezel which enables a larger screen. I might be able to fit a 46" one in it. Will keep you posted.
I just love these types of projects
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Old 11-19-2013, 08:14 PM   #10
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Has anyone mounted a TV on the wall using a universal swing type mount?

Like this one on Amazon?
http://www.amazon.com/Mount-Pros-Pro.../dp/B00A4PVL0E

or
One like this?
http://www.rakuten.com/prod/mount-it...218030120.html
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