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Old 01-16-2021, 12:32 PM   #1
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Anyone Installed a Bigger TV?

While we are out and active during the day, when it gets dark, we enjoy watching movies/shows. That said, we are planning on replacing the tv in our new Rockwood 2205S trailer, which we will pickup in a few weeks.

We know that you have to replace the wall mount and make the support wall bigger/stronger, but we would like to hear from anyone who has actually done it.

We will also be adding a sound bar too.

Any tips or suggestions would be appreciated.

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Old 01-16-2021, 12:50 PM   #2
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I went from a factory provided 32” to 40” TV and sound bar....but that was in our Georgetown motorhome where real estate was not as much an issue as what you may be faced with.

Just check, then check again, that you won’t have any issues with slides or anything else getting in the way when you’re travelling or set up.
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I replaced my 32" with a 40". I have a Wildcat. I replaced the original mount with a full motion, tilt and extending mount. The TV is bigger than the "hole" the old TV was in. So when it is retracted, it actually rests against the frame the old TV was in. I had to measure and look and hope the slide would come in without swiping the TV. And it does, with about 1/2" to spare.

I also had to redo the wood on the wall to lower the mount. It is still just a little too high, but with the tilting mount, it works okay. There's about 6" below the TV that opens to the old "hole". Which I plan to use for a sound bar eventually. I also was able to connect the TV into the existing sound system, but it really needs replaced. The remote is horrible and it's just old and beat up.

Anyway, it can be done. You might have to get creative, but it can be done.
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Are you guys replacing with typical “RV” grade TVs or Samsung 4K residential type? I have been curious about the impact to life expectancy due to shake/rattle/roll-ing down the road.
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Are you guys replacing with typical “RV” grade TVs or Samsung 4K residential type? I have been curious about the impact to life expectancy due to shake/rattle/roll-ing down the road.
Who told you there’s such a thing as “RV” grade TVs?
Watch out.....he’s probably got some swamp land he wants you to buy too.
You can use any TV that fits.....financially and physically.
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Who told you there’s such a thing as “RV” grade TVs?
Watch out.....he’s probably got some swamp land he wants you to buy too.
You can use any TV that fits.....financially and physically.
X2

And while there are a few tvs that are earmarked for 12v use or have DVD players built in, they are not 'typical' nor in the majority of R/Vs.

Go to any R/V show and keep an open eye out for the boxes the tvs come in. (You'll see lots) They are the same tv you can buy mostly anywhere right off the shelf.
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Are you guys replacing with typical “RV” grade TVs or Samsung 4K residential type? I have been curious about the impact to life expectancy due to shake/rattle/roll-ing down the road.
Yep, marketing mumbo-jumbo. So-called "RV" tvs are virtually the same as regular tvs, except they cost more and have less features. Unless you specifically want a 12v one, any regular tv will work.
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Anyone Installed a Bigger TV?

Ok then it’s really sad how bad a really cheap tv can be. I had no idea.

After 5 trailers all having pathetic excuses for TVs I just figured it was a cost trade off for a “ruggedized” product.

That said, I plan to install a Samsung 4K 40”, along with a Sony Blu-ray player tomorrow.

Thanks for the insight!
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Not sure what that means since that thread has 437 posts...

Here's a direct link to post #63 though.

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