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GHOST1750

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Posted: 08/04/13 09:12am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Have you had the TV replaced in your motor home and if so are you pleased. My repairman said the one over the windshield is so heavy that when he replaces it with a flat panel it should increase my milage by 2 mpg..[emoticon]


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I replaced mine about three years ago. The old one was heavy and in the process I damaged my left rotator cuff tendon. It finally gave way last year and had to be surgically repaired.

If you do it yourself it might be a good idea to get help.

I paneled the area behind the old TV and mounted the new one on an articulated arm so it can be rotated out for access to the storage area now available.

Of course with a new high def TV I needed to get a SK3005 Traveler automatic dish that gets the HD satellites.

The good news is that Direct TV gave me free HD for two years and after two years were up made the free HD deal permanent.


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Replaced the TV's in our previous coach with LCD's and was very pleased with results. Was able to upgrade to HD and, yes, the flat screens were so much lighter. A bit of modifications to the openings was required but the end results were nice.

Current coach already has LCD HD TV's so that is one upgrade I will not need to do.


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Mine is currently on its last leg and I'm also looking to replace it. The cabinet was custom built to handle the exact size of the TV and I'm having trouble finding an exact size replacement. The screen is a standardized 32", but the enclosure is anything but standardized. I might have to construct a new cabinet face to match the new TV.

Replacing the unit is an easy job, but you'll need to make sure that the new TV has the same amount and type of inputs on the back. I'm finding that mine has many more than anything I can find on the market today.....and of course, being six years old, it is out of production so I can get an exact replacement.

As mentioned, if your current unit is a CRT, then get some help pulling it out as it will be heavy and bulky. After that, the rest is a piece of cake.

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I doubt the mileage increase. It is not that heavy compared to the total weight of your rig. Besides, speed is more of a mileage factor than the weight of a TV.


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Posted: 08/04/13 10:47am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Mandalay Parr wrote:

I doubt the mileage increase. It is not that heavy compared to the total weight of your rig. Besides, speed is more of a mileage factor than the weight of a TV.


I'm pretty sure he was being sarcastic...


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I removed my old TV, the ***** is real heavy and it's on a down hill slant so be very careful. There was a bolt in the back holding the TV in place that when released could have caused some serious hurt, but luckily didn't.

I put in a 39" LED, 1080p that worked out great. It extends outside the cabinet to about 1/2" on either side of the adjoining cabinet doors. The LED is about 2" deep on the inside, so all you see is the screen and frame which is about 1" +/- a little bit from the side.

I installed a fully articulating arm, which is totally not needed so I tightened up the joints so they don't move (I have heard some say they use bungee cords to keep the TV in place when moving, so they can have the articulation arm). The angle of the cabinet works just fine for me and mine.

Having removed a net weight of maybe 150 lbs won't change my MPG because I intend to eat more?


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Don, No! I have a 04 Sony in mine and it hasn't gave up yet. And, I'm not into fixing something that is working great, but I will get a flat screen when it's time! But, like you I should get better fuel milage when the time comes! That TV of mine looks like it weighs just shy of a ton. And, Clay sorry about the injury and I will heed to your advice when it is time. Thanks for your military service to our country Don and good to hear from you again!

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I just replaced the 32" analog TV above the drivers seat. It is, IMHO, a silly place to put a TV as there are no seats that actually face the TV. I mounted the new 32" LED low on the wall across from the sofa, so we can actually sit on the coach, facing forward, and watch TV. The old TV enclosure? I put doors on it. Now we call it a cabinet.


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Posted: 08/04/13 06:56pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You need a new repair man if he believes that.





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