TV upgrade in Bedroom: Came out okay.
My Encounter is an early model, (I've certainly griped about this enough).
It came with identical tiny 19 inch TV's, one at the table and one in the bedroom. Both mounted the same way.
We rarely watch the table TV but we watch the bedroom TV every time we have the coach out. I found a 29 inch Vizio TV that had a very thin frame and so, it fit nicely between the wardrobe closets on either side of the 19 inch TV. I didn't take pictures as I did the project but I do have one of the finished job I wanted to share. I included a picture of the table TV for comparison.
For reference look at TV over the table, you see the wooden frame the 19 inch fits into, (notice how small that screen is). In the bedroom picture you can still see the bottom of the wooden frame that held the 19 inch bedroom TV. That should make clear the huge difference in screen size from the old to the new.
It was simple really, took the 19 inch out but left the metal box attached to the wooden frame, bolted a new tilt mount to the metal box and the new TV to the new mount. Shimmed the new mount until the fit was just right, nice and snug against the wooden frame to keep the TV from vibrating. Used long screws through the box, then mount and into the TV.
I think it came out fine and I can still swing it open from the left to access the storage area behind the TV.
Gary, Cindy, Reacher (Maine Coon), and Vivian (in spirit only now).
Retired: July 31st, 2013 and loving it.
2011 Coachmen Encounter 37 TZ pulling a 2012 Wrangler Unlimited Sahara. Many upgrades, additions, mods, and changes.