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Old 06-29-2015, 10:10 AM   #1
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Any 2300 owners mod their rear TV connection?

I posted this under the Forester threads as I just picked up a new 2301 last Monday.

We have a TV in the rear bedroom of the coach. I donít know what the guys were thinking at Forest River, but whoever decided to put the 12v/TV coax plug where they did werenít thinking. As the photo shows, itís right about a foot or so above the end of the mattress. Itís very easy to accidently hit, in fact when we got the unit home we discovered the plate for the 12v/coax was already broken. It was cracked on the right side and not visible from the aisle side of the bed. Why it wasnít installed another foot higher, like right alongside the TV is a mystery.




Have any of you with a 2300 found any way to modify this so you're not kicking the plug out of the wall? I got one suggestion to put a 90 degree elbow on the coax which will help, but I've never seen a 90 degree adapter for the 12v connector.

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Old 07-01-2015, 12:33 PM   #2
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Cap, I understand. I think about it just about every night while I watch the tube from bed. But then then the next day I am off doing other mods....Have not done it yet, but have considered pulling the plate and hard wiring the tv from a new access hole behind the tv mount. I also use the 12 volt outlet for a second rear camera looking out the back window over the toad..
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Old 07-01-2015, 01:09 PM   #3
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Cap, I understand. I think about it just about every night while I watch the tube from bed. But then then the next day I am off doing other mods....Have not done it yet, but have considered pulling the plate and hard wiring the tv from a new access hole behind the tv mount. I also use the 12 volt outlet for a second rear camera looking out the back window over the toad..
Hmmm....you've got me thinking. If I pull the plate off I'll take a look and see if the 12v and tv cable run from above. If they do maybe I can relocate the 12v/tv plate up higher and just put a brown blank plate in place of the existing one.
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Old 07-02-2015, 09:07 AM   #4
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First... congrats!
I dont keep up with new models, how different is the 2301 from the 2300? How is the coach rigged? What bells and whisles didyou get? We need to begin to talk mods.....
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Old 07-02-2015, 09:43 AM   #5
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The floorplans on the 2301 and 2300 are identical. I guess the differences are all the things you can order on a Sunseeker as an option are standard on the Forester. They upgraded some things like glass LEDs on the interior, fiberglass running boards, side paint and other odds and ends.
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HmmmÖ does look like a design flaw. We don't have a TV there yet - but were thinking of getting one. Is it a DIY job? My answer to your problem (temp fix) is simply - let the short person sleep on that side of the bed. That's my side since hubby is almost 6 foot, he gets the wall side - I'm short.
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