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Old 04-04-2016, 12:48 PM   #1
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Hey everyone, new to this forum!

We recently purchased a new 2016 Cherokee 274DBH and I just have a few questions...

1. TV in the bedroom. For those that have installed it, on the wall between the 2 doors or from the ceiling? Preference and why...

2. Will a 42 inch TV fit in the living area while using the factory TV bracket that came with the trailer?

3. Has anyone installed any sort of shelf in the bedroom to hold a small DVD player? If so, where?

4. Will a standard stud finder work in this trailer to find appropriate spots to secure items on the walls?

Thanks everyone, appreciate it!
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Old 04-04-2016, 05:58 PM   #2
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HI we also have a 2016 274dbh. We installed the tv on the wall between the doors. We solved the problem with the dvd player by purchasing a tv with a built in dvd player couldn't find a way around that one.
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Old 04-04-2016, 06:02 PM   #3
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Thank you Shag... we were also considering the TV/DVD combo. Appreciate the info.
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Old 04-04-2016, 06:02 PM   #4
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P.S. the reason we installed the tv between the doors is because that mounting block felt more secure than the ceiling one.
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Old 04-04-2016, 06:09 PM   #5
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I made a 1 1/2 inch spacer to mount the tv bracket to. That allowed the doors to still function w/o hitting the tv. (I have a 2yo that is fascinated by them). I did have to change out the straps that hold the doors open as they were about 1/2 inch short due to the spacer. I just used some leather straps and bought a snap kit from lowes. Here are some pics. Click image for larger version

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Also glued a piece of thin rubber to the sides to cushion the door.


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Old 04-04-2016, 06:20 PM   #6
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Super, thanks! I was considering using a mount in the link (not sure if the link worked) below to squeeze in between the 2 doors, only 1.5" base and there is approx 2" of clearance without impacting the doors in anyway.

http://www.amazon.ca/NBL100-M-Ultra-...RPN2TEX92FR9HE
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Nice mods Knightrider. I don't have pics of mine yet but I put in a tub surround in the shower and put up a tin backsplash in the galley.


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Old 04-05-2016, 04:41 PM   #8
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Hey everyone, new to this forum!

We recently purchased a new 2016 Cherokee 274DBH and I just have a few questions...

1. TV in the bedroom. For those that have installed it, on the wall between the 2 doors or from the ceiling? Preference and why...

2. Will a 42 inch TV fit in the living area while using the factory TV bracket that came with the trailer?

3. Has anyone installed any sort of shelf in the bedroom to hold a small DVD player? If so, where?

4. Will a standard stud finder work in this trailer to find appropriate spots to secure items on the walls?

Thanks everyone, appreciate it!
Congrats...
I do not have doors, have a curtain so can not help there. I do just switch the between the door where needed.

I do not think a 42" will fit, I asked this some time ago and most said a 32" might or might not depending on the side of the stuff around the TV.

I used museum putty to hold the Dish box and Bluray on the shelf that is there. I have yet to have it move even under way.

I have no idea about a stud finder... They never stop going off when I am around.. JUST KIDDING! I actually have no idea, never tried. We use a lot of command strips for things. They work well as coat hooks or for hanging pictures.
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Congrats...
I do not have doors, have a curtain so can not help there. I do just switch the between the door where needed.

I do not think a 42" will fit, I asked this some time ago and most said a 32" might or might not depending on the side of the stuff around the TV.

I used museum putty to hold the Dish box and Bluray on the shelf that is there. I have yet to have it move even under way.

I have no idea about a stud finder... They never stop going off when I am around.. JUST KIDDING! I actually have no idea, never tried. We use a lot of command strips for things. They work well as coat hooks or for hanging pictures.

Fourth one first - Ha! That was a good one, didn't expect that. Thanks for the info regarding the strips though. I need to install a toilet paper holder, so screws are required.

Based on the dimensions and the fact that I want to be able to take the TV from the living room to the outside and back and forth while using the brackets that came with the trailer, I think I will be going with the 32". Can you see it ok from the bunks in the back of the trailer?

I wound up buying a TV/DVD combo for the bedroom, so shelf problem solved.

Really appreciate the info, thanks again.
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I have yet to get a larger TV. We have a 17" or so. It is small and we do not view it from the bunks, just the couch or dinnette for that that size is good but the 32 would be much better and. Will be an upgrade for us..

I misread your need for the shelf in the BEDROOM I thought living area. We use the same TV for both, just move. I run the wires through the hole from the living area.

I think, cannot honestly remember, we out the tp holder on the cabinet but we have just used command strips in other trailers or two sided tape.

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