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Old 06-13-2017, 12:16 PM   #15
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A couple things to add.

1. You are not really bound to a 32" display. The 32 will look great and fits inside the hole perfectly but it's rather small for the size of the coach. A 42" or larger display will easily fit on the outside of the framework.

2. You can use a full motion articulating wall mount for a much heavier TV, like say a 55 or 60" TV. The mount can attach directly to the steel frame left by the old TV. This mount will enable you to pull the TV out away from the cabinet and angle it toward your sitting area. This type of mount will allow you to have full access to the empty space left by old CRT. A robust mount meant for a much larger TV will be solid as a rock and the TV will not move or jiggle even when people go inside or bounce around inside the coach. You might get a little movement if your washing machine is out of balance. Haha

3. For traveling, you can tie a bungee to the front of the steel mount and the hook the bungee to the mount directly behind the center of the tv. This will pull the TV up tight against the cabinetry and secure it for traveling. Four 1" round or square stickie pads on the TV or the cabinet will prevent the TV from scuffing the cabinetry. The bungie is simple to unhook to gain access to the back of the TV or to position the TV for a better viewing angle. This will also give you easy access to the back of the TV to reconnect cables or hook up additional devices to the TV if necessary.

4. Try to find a TV with audio output RCA jacks. Most cheaper TV's do not have audio output RCA jacks. IF you are replacing your surround sound device with a modern AVR then you don't need to worry about Audio out because all the audio will come from the AVR.

5. Spend a little extra for a smart TV. All modern smart TV's come loaded with APs that are super handy when you are within wifi range. You can stream music, watch the weather channel, netflicks, vodo, hudu, youtube, etc, etc. Many of these features are 100% free if there is wifi where you're camped. If you don't get a smart TV be sure that your blue ray player or AVR is wifi capable and has those AP's.

I replaced my big CRT in our Suncruiser. I went with a 42" LG smart tv. The install was simple. Everyone who steps inside the coach now says, "wow, that is a nice set up. wish I would have done mine that way".

I can post a few pictures if anyone is interested.

The 32 will look great and fits inside the hole perfectly but it's rather small for the size of the coach.

Well Sir, I don't know what your original arrangement of the cabinetry surrounding your original TV looks like but, a 32" WILL NOT fit in the present hole for ours. It will fit vertically but, not horizontally. I will have to modify my face frame to accept it horizontally. And it IS the largest TV that will fit, in that area, if we don't want to destroy the use of the adjacent cabinets, on both sides. Besides, those adjacent cabinets house the Satalite control box and Blue Ray player on the left and, on the right, there is the multi-switch box and new Marantz receiver, and the Pioneer amp that was needed to power the factory sub woofers.

I have seen where folks have used extra large TVs and actually overlapped the two cabinet doors on each side. It's ok if that's your thing but, I, like many, are trying to keep it looking as close to original and still get the function and improvement of a newer, modern TV.

Mark,
I don't remember yours all that much other than it was overlapping the original hole horizontally. I'm gonna pull my face frame down and slice off some of the inside of each up-right ( the actual correct term is "Style" for you cabinet builders out there) to be able to accommodate that new LED unit. I'm still finishing up my small speaker boxes for the Bose speakers I installed for the radio use only. Once that is complete, I start on the hole for the TV.

Once that's done, then I attack the rear bedroom TV. That one will be easy.
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Old 06-13-2017, 12:28 PM   #16
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The 32 will look great and fits inside the hole perfectly but it's rather small for the size of the coach.

Well Sir, I don't know what your original arrangement of the cabinetry surrounding your original TV looks like but, a 32" WILL NOT fit in the present hole for ours. It will fit vertically but, not horizontally. I will have to modify my face frame to accept it horizontally. And it IS the largest TV that will fit, in that area, if we don't want to destroy the use of the adjacent cabinets, on both sides. Besides, those adjacent cabinets house the Satalite control box and Blue Ray player on the left and, on the right, there is the multi-switch box and new Marantz receiver, and the Pioneer amp that was needed to power the factory sub woofers.

I have seen where folks have used extra large TVs and actually overlapped the two cabinet doors on each side. It's ok if that's your thing but, I, like many, are trying to keep it looking as close to original and still get the function and improvement of a newer, modern TV.

Mark,
I don't remember yours all that much other than it was overlapping the original hole horizontally. I'm gonna pull my face frame down and slice off some of the inside of each up-right ( the actual correct term is "Style" for you cabinet builders out there) to be able to accommodate that new LED unit. I'm still finishing up my small speaker boxes for the Bose speakers I installed for the radio use only. Once that is complete, I start on the hole for the TV.

Once that's done, then I attack the rear bedroom TV. That one will be easy.
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Hey, Scott, take lots of pics, will ya? I have an '03 Horizon and I'm sure it's similar. I bought a 32" smart TV about a year ago. It's still in the box. I've done this change-out in two other motorhomes but this Itasca kinda has me stymied. Particularly interested in exactly what's holding the CRT in there and what has to be loosened/removed to get it out. I'm probably good to go after that, but anything you come up with will be useful, I'm sure, and appreciated!
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The 32 will look great and fits inside the hole perfectly but it's rather small for the size of the coach.

Well Sir, I don't know what your original arrangement of the cabinetry surrounding your original TV looks like but, a 32" WILL NOT fit in the present hole for ours. It will fit vertically but, not horizontally. I will have to modify my face frame to accept it horizontally. And it IS the largest TV that will fit, in that area, if we don't want to destroy the use of the adjacent cabinets, on both sides. Besides, those adjacent cabinets house the Satalite control box and Blue Ray player on the left and, on the right, there is the multi-switch box and new Marantz receiver, and the Pioneer amp that was needed to power the factory sub woofers.

I have seen where folks have used extra large TVs and actually overlapped the two cabinet doors on each side. It's ok if that's your thing but, I, like many, are trying to keep it looking as close to original and still get the function and improvement of a newer, modern TV.
Hey Scott,

I just went out and measured and you are correct a 32" display won't fit inside the cabinetry. A 30" display is about the biggest that might fit. To fit inside the original cabinetry it may have to be as small as 27" depending on exactly how the cabinetry is configured.

The OP didn't really say that he wanted to keep the TV looking original.
He didn't say exactly how he was planning to mount the TV or what size he was going to go with. He was asking for options and examples of what others have already done. My post was just another option.

As far as destroying the adjacent cabinetry, that simply isn't true. As I explained you can use a full motion articulating wall mount. If you spend a little extra you can get one that is made for a larger TV and it will be very robust. The TV will not move going down the road or when articulated out for better viewing. I have full access to both cabinets with moving the TV just slightly off center.

My installation was simple, the mount cost about $100 and the entire process of removing the old and installing the new took about an hour. I think the OP will take a little more time as I haven't looked at how his cabinetry comes apart.















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Old 06-13-2017, 09:12 PM   #18
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I would like to thank all of you that have responded to this post, you have all been very helpful for me. I am especially grateful for those that posted pictures for me, it really helps to see the process. I have sent an email to Winnebago requesting instructions for removing the front tv. I think I can figure it out, but if they send instructions it might go a bit easier for me. Thanks again, everyone, please keep posting for me, it is appreciated.
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Old 06-13-2017, 11:27 PM   #19
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Here is a picture of my 32" Samsung conversion. I thought it was important to get rid of the structure that hangs down. Cutting it out did create more work but now that it's gone I'm glad I did. I reused some of the old cherry cabinet in an attempt to maintain a factory look.
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Old 06-14-2017, 02:25 AM   #20
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Here is a picture of my 32" Samsung conversion. I thought it was important to get rid of the structure that hangs down. Cutting it out did create more work but now that it's gone I'm glad I did. I reused some of the old cherry cabinet in an attempt to maintain a factory look.
That looks great Jammin. Nice work.
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Jamin, I see that you have yours suspended in front of the wood trim. Can you tell me what mount you used to hang the TV, and how it is locked down for travel?
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Tom, the frame behind the tv is all wood. I can take it down as an assembly, it's held in place by screws through the metal bracing on the sides which I access from the cupboards, kind of like how Winnebago did it. You can see the screw holes in the cherry frame I cut down. Three screws on each side and it's out...or in. It's not complicated, very light and very solid.
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Tom, the frame behind the tv is all wood. I can take it down as an assembly, it's held in place by screws through the metal bracing on the sides which I access from the cupboards, kind of like how Winnebago did it. You can see the screw holes in the cherry frame I cut down. Three screws on each side and it's out...or in. It's not complicated, very light and very solid.
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I'm interested in your approach to mounting the TV. At present, I'm staring at all the steel that Winne used to secure that boat anchor Sony. Since our new TV is going to be very similar to yours, we certainly won't need all that steel and, I plan on cleaning all that up and, raising the new TV height. I see you cut off the top of the original cabinetry, correct?

You also added interior wood, to attach the existing cabinet framing too, that captures the back of the new TV, correct? I like that thought. One of the main differences in the way you did yours and, the way I'm thinking about doing ours is, I'd like to "inset" the TV into the existing wood framing. In order to do that, I'll have to slice about an inch, from the INSIDE of each of the uprights, in order for the TV to be recessed into the framing. Not sure yet but, that's the plan.

We purchased a swing-out residential TV mount while we were buying the new Samsung, just in case I'd need some parts (mainly the actual plate for attachment to the TV). But, I may adapt your idea. Did you remove all the steel structure behind the TV? If so, how? That's pretty substantial steel supports back there. About the only way I can think of is to use a 4" grinder with a cutting wheel on it. WHAT A MESS that will be.

I'll have to tape off the whole front of the coach so I don't have metal dust EVERYWHERE!
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Scott, I cut the top rail away from the stiles because I wanted to keep the factory profile cut into the top of the stiles, it matches the ceiling contour. Measure from the top inside of the stile down the height of the tv and that's your bottom cut.

I used an air saw and a lot of blades to cut away the frame. It did make a mess but I covered and encapsulated the best I could. I did use an air cut off tool and air grinder too, but mostly the air saw.
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Pictures of Framework, TV Bracket & Final

I located pictures of the framework and my install to the original metal frame, the TV mount attached ... also the final result. I used the original wood frame, cut down to fit the sides (cabinet shop) and made a new piece, stained to fill the gap in the bottom, which is now a hinged, fold-out tray for remotes.

However, my Cousin (Winnebago Journey) left the wood frame and mounted the TV on the outside of the woodwork and made a Plexiglas tray to fill the gap at the bottom where he can store the remotes.

I really wanted to use all that space behind the TV for shelve/storage, but the compound angles made it more of a project than I wanted to get into before a trip. Also, others have mounted the TV to 1/4 plywood that is piano hinged along the top of the opening, so the TV could flip up for access to the storage. Another great idea that takes a little more engineering than I wanted to get into.

Note: I tried a swivel type mount and could not get the TV to stay put while traveling on bumpy roads, regardless of how tight I made the adjustments on the swivel. I did not want to use any bungee cord across the TV to hold it in place while traveling ... but I suppose that works too. I also stuck with 32" as I didn't want to move the TV every time I needed to get into the two side cabinets.

I hope this helps some ... Dennis
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My 2007 Voyage still has the huge CRT in the front and one in the rear bedroom. I want to remove the old TV's and replace them with LCD's. I know I have seen threads in the past with pictures from those that have done this, but can't seem to find them now.

I need instructions on how to remove the wood framework for the front tv. I think I remember that many were able to build a mounting board attached to the metal framework for the new TV, again I can't seem to find the previous postings.

I am also interested in what other's have used for mounts. Most of the wall mounts that I have seen in stores seem less than secure. I am concerned that the TV might bounce out of the mounting while on the road. I would be interested in hearing what other people have used for secure mounting. I think I saw a moveable mount somewhere that locks for travel, but can't find that again either. Brand name and model # of your preferred mounts would be appreciated.
I purchased matching doors for the hole and used a wall mount for a flat screen mounted on bottom of cabinet I would add picture but can't figure out how.
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Regarding the issue of TV mounts, I bought a couple different types of TV mounts on Groupon and sites like that for about $35 to $50 each. I was not sure what I was going to encounter when I removed the existing TV, so I wanted a couple different mounts so I could complete the project in the same day. I ultimately used a TV mount from Harbor Freight for $20. I was able to bolt it nicely to the cabinet and it gave me some flexibility in connecting the TV to the frame.
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The 32 will look great and fits inside the hole perfectly but it's rather small for the size of the coach.

Well Sir, I don't know what your original arrangement of the cabinetry surrounding your original TV looks like but, a 32" WILL NOT fit in the present hole for ours. It will fit vertically but, not horizontally. I will have to modify my face frame to accept it horizontally. And it IS the largest TV that will fit, in that area, if we don't want to destroy the use of the adjacent cabinets, on both sides. Besides, those adjacent cabinets house the Satalite control box and Blue Ray player on the left and, on the right, there is the multi-switch box and new Marantz receiver, and the Pioneer amp that was needed to power the factory sub woofers.

I have seen where folks have used extra large TVs and actually overlapped the two cabinet doors on each side. It's ok if that's your thing but, I, like many, are trying to keep it looking as close to original and still get the function and improvement of a newer, modern TV.

Mark,
I don't remember yours all that much other than it was overlapping the original hole horizontally. I'm gonna pull my face frame down and slice off some of the inside of each up-right ( the actual correct term is "Style" for you cabinet builders out there) to be able to accommodate that new LED unit. I'm still finishing up my small speaker boxes for the Bose speakers I installed for the radio use only. Once that is complete, I start on the hole for the TV.

Once that's done, then I attack the rear bedroom TV. That one will be easy.
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Thanks for showing the photos. Exactly what I was thinking could be done.
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