Join Truck Conversion Today
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 04-09-2010, 04:09 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Bob86ZZ4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: St. Paul, MN
Posts: 1,814
Default

My coach was made back in '03, before the flat tv craze. So, they put in a 20" tube. Heavy and takes up lots of space with not a very big screen. I bought a 27" lcd and then tried to figure out how to mount it where the tube came out. 27" was the largest I could fit over the old opening. I decided to get one of those wall mounts that allows the tv to move out and swivel. That way I can get into the big cabinet where the old tube used to be and store junk in there. It would also allow the tv to be better viewed while sitting in the dinette I figure. Here's the opening:


I put that 3/4" plywood down to provide some more strength to the base of the cabinet, it seemed kind of flimsey to me.

Here's the bracket I made out of 1" square steel tubing, 11 guage:




And here's the homemade bracket with the plate from the swivel tv hanger bolted to it:

All hung up:



And swiveled out:



I used a shelf board underneath the existing cabinet to add strength. 8 bolts through the whole thing should hold I hope. The only thing I'm kind of worried about is it might swivel around a bit when rolling down the road? I haven't driven with it yet. I'm thinking I can make some sort of bracket/bar or something to insert across the back when the tv is closed up in front of the cabinet? Maybe with a slot type bracket on each side to rest the bar in? That would engage the swivel portion of the hanger to lock the screen in place, and stop it from swinging out too. Thought I'd throw it out here in case somebody has another idea? Kind of like how we solved Gene's car tie down issue. Maybe the thing won't even move and it won't be a problem. Anybody else's tv mounted on one of these swivel types? Does it stay put under way?
__________________

__________________
'03 Freightliner FL112, 295" wheel base, with '03 United Specialties 26' living quarters, single screw, Cat C12 430 h/p 1650 torque, Eaton 10speed , 3.42 rear axle ratio
Bob86ZZ4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2010, 04:17 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Bob86ZZ4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: St. Paul, MN
Posts: 1,814
Default

The opening next to it has the surround sound/dvd player. It had a vcr and satelite box there too. Who watches video tape anymore? I had to pay $5.00 to drop that at the recycler. I use my directv box from the house when we go on the road so I just pop it up there and plug it in. Not the pretiest, but works fine. Can't see paying for another sat. box that will sit there a bunch of the year.
__________________

__________________
'03 Freightliner FL112, 295" wheel base, with '03 United Specialties 26' living quarters, single screw, Cat C12 430 h/p 1650 torque, Eaton 10speed , 3.42 rear axle ratio
Bob86ZZ4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2010, 04:19 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Bob86ZZ4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: St. Paul, MN
Posts: 1,814
Default

And no comments about what a crappy welder I am. It may not be pretty but I bet it won't come apart.
__________________
'03 Freightliner FL112, 295" wheel base, with '03 United Specialties 26' living quarters, single screw, Cat C12 430 h/p 1650 torque, Eaton 10speed , 3.42 rear axle ratio
Bob86ZZ4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2010, 10:15 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
blizzardND's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: West Fargo ND
Posts: 300
Default

nice work, I'll be tackeling that same problem next weekend, I think I'll mount mine solid for now, I gotta get it on the road in 3 weeks.
-blizz
__________________
2001 GMC 6500 Topkick, 22' box, dropped frame, designed to fit into a 9' garage door. 3126 CAT 6spd Man Lo-Pro 19.5's w/ 3.07 rear axle ratio
blizzardND is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2010, 11:59 PM   #5
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 13
Default

Bob,

The last time we talked to DirecTV about it, you can pay a small fee(5ish dollars) to add an additional access card for a motorhome receiver. You can call them to activate and they'll only charge you the fee as long as you need it, when you park for the winter you can deactivate.

I don't know if this is still accurate, we last asked them a couple years ago.

Brad Jerew
Wild Times Motorsports
www.wildtimesmotorsports.com
TractorPuller is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2010, 07:10 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
Bob86ZZ4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: St. Paul, MN
Posts: 1,814
Default

Hay Todd, 3 weeks? Is this going to be the maiden voyage for it? I don't remember if you went camping in it last summer? Coming down to the cities? I might put a flat tv on the wall in the bedroom so that one I'll just mount to the wall. Should be easier than the swivel one.

Ya Brad, I could probably do that if I could afford to pay for another box. But it's real easy to unplug my box in the bedroom and toss it up on that shelf and plug it in in the rig.
__________________
'03 Freightliner FL112, 295" wheel base, with '03 United Specialties 26' living quarters, single screw, Cat C12 430 h/p 1650 torque, Eaton 10speed , 3.42 rear axle ratio
Bob86ZZ4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2010, 09:48 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
blizzardND's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: West Fargo ND
Posts: 300
Default

We would like to run it down to Nashville the last weekend of April, we have a conference there. We want to stop in Kansas City, there is a Mexican restaurant that serves the worlds greatest Mararitas at least we thought so the last time we were there. Then overnight in a Walmart and on to St Louis Finance Director has never been up in the arch. No trip to St. Louis would be complete without the brewery tour. Then over to Nashville. Coming home may be up though Michagan.

BUT WE HAVE MUCH TO DO BEFORE WE CAN GO.

I spent all day today cutting trim, FD is going to stain and varnish tomorrow. Then I need to hook up propane tanks (if I can find 90 degree propane fittings). We also need to hook up tank monitor wires an then I can finish plumbing the gray and black tanks. Hanging the TV may not happen till we get back. Oh I need to make a appt to fix a leaky pass front wheel seal.

FD wants the whole weekend prior to clean. will see...
-blizz
__________________
2001 GMC 6500 Topkick, 22' box, dropped frame, designed to fit into a 9' garage door. 3126 CAT 6spd Man Lo-Pro 19.5's w/ 3.07 rear axle ratio
blizzardND is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2010, 07:04 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
Bob86ZZ4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: St. Paul, MN
Posts: 1,814
Default

My neighbor made a suggestion. Velcro. The bottom edge of the tv is what hits the cabinet first when pushing the tv back over the opening since I angled the tv down a bit toward the sofa for best viewing. So, he said, "why not put some velcro along the bottom here and when it's pushed in the velcro should hold it there." Wow, looks like a good idea to me. I've got some of that 2" wide heavy duty stuff that I keep in a drawer in the coach. I'm going to try that first. We'll see if that holds it while driving. If not I'll see if my locking bar idea might work. Omaha, here we come, be there for lunch on Friday.
__________________
'03 Freightliner FL112, 295" wheel base, with '03 United Specialties 26' living quarters, single screw, Cat C12 430 h/p 1650 torque, Eaton 10speed , 3.42 rear axle ratio
Bob86ZZ4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2010, 09:17 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 625
Default

.....Velcro Vaseline vodka Valium Viagra ...got to love the "v's"....geofkaye
geofkaye is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2010, 02:10 PM   #10
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 24
Default

next time you come through st louis let me know there are a few grear mexican places close to have a great mararita....
Severed TIES toy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2010, 03:53 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
blizzardND's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: West Fargo ND
Posts: 300
Default

The next time I come thru St. Louis I'll be ask'n 'bout a better place to stay.
The Walmart on Floressint was not exactly comforting. :0

We had a great time at the brewery, the arch and the confluence area north of town.

-blizz
__________________

__________________
2001 GMC 6500 Topkick, 22' box, dropped frame, designed to fit into a 9' garage door. 3126 CAT 6spd Man Lo-Pro 19.5's w/ 3.07 rear axle ratio
blizzardND is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:44 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×