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Old 08-26-2013, 07:41 PM   #21
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Thanks! But now we are back to the original issue, HOW DO I GET THE FRONT TV OFF THE WALL? Ok, I KNOW how, I watched the video, I read what you said, I'm just "Too skeered" to do it.

I would need to take the TV off the wall to re-wire it as you described.
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Old 09-12-2013, 12:35 PM   #22
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For anyone that cares...... On September 19, I will be stopping at an RV dealer in East Grand Forks, MN. I am going to PAY them to show me how to take the TV off the Entertainment Center in my Sunseeker 3170.

I'll post when I find out anything. I want to rewire the TV the way Brian suggested earlier.

I'm also having something else looked at, so it's not like this will be a waste of time.....
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Old 09-19-2013, 07:44 PM   #23
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The YOUTUBE video link posted by BC Clemons for how to get the TV off the entertainment center wall is from a FIFTH WHEEL and is no good for the Class C entertainment center.

Today, I went to Leisureland RV in Minnesota for some other issues. I asked them to tell how in the **** I get my TV off the wall so I can do some re-wiring. Well, they weren't able to get it off the wall but this is what they THINK you do:

See the four "knobs" in the corner on the wood? Those are screw covers. The tech took one off, and yeppers, there is a screw behind there. It is a "square hole" screw, requiring a square head screw driver. Their thought is that you remove those screws, and it will remove the wooden cross bars, and then you can get to the TV.

I'm going to try it when I get home. I will be home in about a week or so.
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Old 10-11-2013, 09:31 AM   #24
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I have been too "skeered" to try to undo the screws. Today I have an appointment with my original dealer for an oil change. I'm going to see if my original dealer can help me with this.

I'm thinking...... either Forest River needs to make an easy way to get to behind the TV in the Entertainment Centers.... or........ I'm not getting the Entertainment Center option ever again. I find that I personally don't really need the extra storage. An engineer friend of mine who just LOVES to comment on things like this (even though he personally doesn't go RVing...) thinks that the Entertainment Center serves only to be extra insulation in the over cab area.
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Old 10-11-2013, 02:03 PM   #25
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I'm at my purchasing dealer now. They are messing with the front TV in the entertainment center. ROYAL PAIN.

What you do is remove the two cross bars as shown in the previous picture I posted. Then, the TV is mounted on a bracket with two screws on top and two screws on bottom. The picture I am showing is what is behind the TV when you take it off the bracket.

We attempted the rewiring, but the cables weren't long enough. Well, the cables would reach the TV as long as the TV was flat against the panel, but if you had to pull the TV down, the cables would come out. The dealer had some "Extensions" but when you run through extensions, the signal degrades, sometime. So, I decided just to leave it as it is. So we returned to the original configuration of using the switch box.

In fact, the tech broke one of the screws that is in the TV bracket. But it was easily fixed, they had extras. We made sure it still worked.

I'm just going to cross my fingers that I never have an issue with this TV, as it's a royal pain to remove.
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Old 10-11-2013, 02:07 PM   #26
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OOps, my picture didn't attach. I'll try this again. This is what is behind the Entertainment Center. Cables are a royal pain to get to.
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This is what is behind the Entertainment Center. Cables are a royal pain to get to.
I'm willing to bet those speakers back there are the other set controlled at the A/B switch. A/B Speaker Switch in Doorway
My thinking is if you wanted to play just the radio you don't want sound coming out of the TV. I think those (based on location) are the same speakers as wired if you had the bunk up there instead of the entertainment center. My guess is the "B" position turns off those speakers.

As a side note to your television situation, you could install a different TV bracket, one that can even pivot out a little so you can view a little easier from the dinette booth. It would take some reinforcing work to but the advantages would outweigh the obstacles.

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A: Dash speakers and two living room speakers.
B: No dash speakers and four (five if you enable center channel) living rooms speakers
All: hopefully self explanatory.

If you play the radio the sound would not come out of the TV. To my knowledge we only send video from the dash to the TV. Sound comes through the ceiling speakers (or in this case entertainment speakers and two ceiling speakers).

The only way sound plays through the TV is if you are watching over the air channels. Even then you can turn that off and listen through the surround/ceiling speakers.
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If you play the radio the sound would not come out of the TV. To my knowledge we only send video from the dash to the TV. Sound comes through the ceiling speakers (or in this case entertainment speakers and two ceiling speakers).

The only way sound plays through the TV is if you are watching over the air channels. Even then you can turn that off and listen through the surround/ceiling speakers.
My comment "radio coming out of the TV" was meaning the speakers at the TV in the entertainment center and not the ones in the TV itself. I never knew that setup had ceiling speakers behind the TV mount when I first commented in the post A/B Speaker Switch in Doorway otherwise I would have suggested to listen at those too.
Anyway, was trying to clarify better but I think I bumbled it up more instead.

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Old 10-11-2013, 06:09 PM   #30
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Beg to differ.

I am getting TV sound only from cable right now, and switching to A, B, or Both doesn't change that. And NO sound through the living room speakers.

when I watched Over the Air, same thing, only sound from TV.

Now, with DVD, I get sound from:

TV
MagnaDyne
Living Room speakers

Remember, I mentioned you had to either mute the TV or mute the MagnaDyne. If you run sound on both, you get conflicts and it makes snow on the picture. I generally mute the TV and run the MagnaDyne sound on DVD's.

And, while at the dealer's, I didn't even bother to check to see if the speakers behind the TV were even functional.

All I know is, I returned to the original configuration and everything still works.

Now, B Clemmons, remember you said that the middle TV was on a "splitter" somewhere? While the TV was off the wall, I didn't find any "splitter." On the other hand, some round thing (should have taken a picture of it) was plugged into one of the connection outlets on the TV. I have no idea what that was.

When the TV is back on the wall, you CANNOT get to a connection at all.

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A: Dash speakers and two living room speakers.
B: No dash speakers and four (five if you enable center channel) living rooms speakers
All: hopefully self explanatory.

If you play the radio the sound would not come out of the TV. To my knowledge we only send video from the dash to the TV. Sound comes through the ceiling speakers (or in this case entertainment speakers and two ceiling speakers).

The only way sound plays through the TV is if you are watching over the air channels. Even then you can turn that off and listen through the surround/ceiling speakers.
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