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Old 07-07-2012, 12:28 PM   #11
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Just take your hand and tap on it towards the wall, it is just stapled onto the front of the cabinet. I added a floor into the cabinet and covered the sides with 1\4" plywood, I needed a place for the satellite receiver so that will sit on the bottom of the cabinet, then add a shelf on top of the receiver that I am going to find a plastic tote for misc items, I only have 1 picture of it with the TV mounted so far, will post more tomorrow, the tv is a Vizio 26" and I bought a swing away mount so it swings 180 degrees from where it is now so 2 people can lay on the couches and watch it on a rainy day.
Can you show more pictures(of how its mounted inside the new space) and type of your TV mount you bought and installed. I would like to do the same thing.

Another question, have you used an ipod in the usb port on the radio, can't get mine to play in the usb, have to use the aux port?? Would like for the ipod to charge/play, that way I can control it outside. Thanks in advance.

And nice find on the dead space, I was wondering the same thing
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Old 07-09-2012, 02:17 AM   #12
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Here is how it is mounted, The mount is from Amazon.com, I didn't trust the mount to support the tv during travel so if you look close at one of the pictures you can see two metal braces the support the tv when it is flat against the cabinet, then I added a strap to hold it against the cabinet,
As far as the usb on the radio, I am having enough trouble just figuring out how to tune the radio, could they possibly make it more complicating to use??? Also is your display bright? I can barely see what channel its on in daylight.
Here is the mount: Amazon.com: VideoSecu TV Wall Mount for most 15" to 27" LCD TV 18-Inch Extending Full Motion Wall Mount Bracket ML60B 1GU: Electronics
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Old 07-11-2012, 09:00 PM   #13
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oh my gosh this is exactly what we were thinking of doing. Thanks for sharing gotta get the mount order and installed before we head to Sturgis.
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Old 07-11-2012, 10:43 PM   #14
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I also ran into a problem with the satellite receiver not working through the factory cable jack, I have a tailgater dish from dishnet and even with the cable hooked up to the cable/satellite jack on the right outside of the camper the reciever would squeal internally as soon as I hooked up the coaxal cable to the jack near the tv, and I made sure that I had pushed the button on the booster to turn off the booster and switch it to the external cable, So I took the cable jack out and found witch cable went to the outside jack and put up a seperate jack for it inside the cabinet.
A lot of work for just tv...
Where you staying at Sturgis? The Chip? If you are and you see a 25rr with a black F-150 next to it stop and have one!
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Old 07-12-2012, 05:33 PM   #15
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That is good to know because we are thinking of getting a dish of some sort but not sure what yet. All that we looked at you needed the special atenna w/reciever and was VERY expensive. Is there anything out there that is not really expensive? But I will keep that in mind if/when the time comes.
We are staying at Sturgis View Campground. Thanks that is a offer we might take you up on if I can find you amoungst the other campers, lol!
We leave on the evening of Aug 1st and will be there until the afternoon of the 12th or leave early the 13th haven't quite decided yet gonna play it by ear. Where are you from? We live in Wisconsin so it is a full day's drive for us to get there.
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Old 07-14-2012, 06:20 PM   #16
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Finally got around to taking pictures of my shelf work. After punching out that crap mount for cheap TVís I headed off to Lowes and found a big long strip of adjustable shelving material which I cut into 4 pieces. Each piece had several screw holes and I drilled them all in. The screws werenít big so I thought I might as well put them all in to hold the rails securely. Bought me a package of tabs for the adjustable shelves also. Below is the result.







The shelves were cut so that they fit within the wood trim inside the opening.This will allow cables to be routed behind the shelves.






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Old 07-14-2012, 07:19 PM   #17
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Awesome :-) my husband is not going to like me when I show him this, lol! Not really but it is definantly going to done but not until after Sturgis. I am ordering the tv swing arm today so we can at least get that installed before we go. So many great ideas.
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Old 11-19-2012, 11:57 PM   #18
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Here is how it is mounted, The mount is from Amazon.com, I didn't trust the mount to support the tv during travel so if you look close at one of the pictures you can see two metal braces the support the tv when it is flat against the cabinet, then I added a strap to hold it against the cabinet,
As far as the usb on the radio, I am having enough trouble just figuring out how to tune the radio, could they possibly make it more complicating to use??? Also is your display bright? I can barely see what channel its on in daylight.
Here is the mount: Amazon.com: VideoSecu TV Wall Mount for most 15" to 27" LCD TV 18-Inch Extending Full Motion Wall Mount Bracket ML60B 1GU: Electronics
What or how did you attach that security strap to hold the TV during travel? The metal supports attached to the shelf to further support the TV during travel; did you make them or buy them?
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:41 AM   #19
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The strap is sandwiched between the roof and the top of the cabinet then I run a screw through the strap on the inside of the cabinet, on the bottom of the strap I folded it over and used a couple small screws and washers and screwed it to the bottom of the shelf that I had added to the cabinet, The metal supports are just a piece of 1 1\2" x 1\8 flat iron that I cut and bent using a hacksaw and a bench vice.
There is also foam glued to the back of the TV where it rubs on the cabinet to keep it from scarring up the cabinet, The tv is a Vizio and worked out real good for this application.
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Old 11-20-2012, 12:29 PM   #20
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The strap is sandwiched between the roof and the top of the cabinet then I run a screw through the strap on the inside of the cabinet, on the bottom of the strap I folded it over and used a couple small screws and washers and screwed it to the bottom of the shelf that I had added to the cabinet, The metal supports are just a piece of 1 1\2" x 1\8 flat iron that I cut and bent using a hacksaw and a bench vice.
There is also foam glued to the back of the TV where it rubs on the cabinet to keep it from scarring up the cabinet, The tv is a Vizio and worked out real good for this application.
Thanks for the reply
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