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Old 04-09-2008, 08:04 AM   #1
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There have been several posts recently about replacing the heavy front TV with a flat-screen TV. While this is a good idea, it still forces one to sit sideways in the sofa for a good viewing position.

I solved this problem by removing the set completely from our 2006 Adventurer 35A. Replacing it with a cabinet and two matching surplus doors bought at the Forest City Surplus store. The I built a small unit across from the sofa, just big enough to hold a flat screen TV and our dog walking supplier. See picture:


We have had this setup for two years. It is working very well.

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There have been several posts recently about replacing the heavy front TV with a flat-screen TV. While this is a good idea, it still forces one to sit sideways in the sofa for a good viewing position.

I solved this problem by removing the set completely from our 2006 Adventurer 35A. Replacing it with a cabinet and two matching surplus doors bought at the Forest City Surplus store. The I built a small unit across from the sofa, just big enough to hold a flat screen TV and our dog walking supplier. See picture:


We have had this setup for two years. It is working very well.

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Old 04-09-2008, 11:16 AM   #3
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Nice job, Arne. And that Winnie surplus store is a great resource. Wish they would ship stuff from there.
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Old 04-09-2008, 11:34 AM   #4
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Arne that looks great!!!!!! And I was just patting myself on the back for replacing my front TV with a 40" LCD and enclosing that in a new cabinet. Now I feel totally inadequate. Have a great day.
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Old 04-09-2008, 01:18 PM   #5
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Arne-T.....That is one of the best custom installs I have seen. My hat goes off to you. Great job
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Old 04-12-2008, 10:26 PM   #6
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Arne--

One question I have about your install is how did you get the cable connection to the back of the TV? I have yet to figure out how wiring is run in the walls of my RV...something I may have to go for a factory tour for.
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There are three cables connecting the TV to the rig:
1. A 15 ft. HDML cable sending HD signals from our satellite receiver.
2. A 110 Volt cable from the inverter.
3. A conventional video cable from the roof antenna.

All originate behind the TV control panel in the right front cabinet. The cables are routed behind (actually under) the shallow cabinet above the right passenger window. (The innards of this cabinet are made of cardboard, and are easily removed and reinstalled.) From there they go above the entry door to the structure I built to old the flat screen. I had to drill a 3/4 inch hole above the door into the side cabinet. This was hidden by a strip of maple that I mounted on top of the door. See picture:
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One advantage of the HTML cable is that its plugs are small enough to go through relatively small holes.

Hope this helps

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Nice...I see the strip of maple you used to cover the cables. Did you also put up the molding and trim above the door? That looks nice too.
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No. That molding is standard in the Adventure 35A.

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