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 Post subject: New TV
PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:40 pm 
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Location: New Hope, MN
I managed to squeeze in a 32" Vizio TV:

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I made a bracket that bolts to the upper cabinet.
The TV is a refurbished Vizio D32F-E1 32" 1080P that I ordered from Walmart for $143.

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2005 24' RB
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 Post subject: Re: New TV
PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 2:43 am 
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Location: Chimacum, WA
Nice squeeze job Tom! As a new BF owner I'm having a terrible time finding the hand grabs on the cabinets and cupboards. I noticed on your picture that you have hardware on yours. Is that factory, or did you add them?

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 Post subject: Re: New TV
PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 6:30 am 
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The cabinet hardware is standard.

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 Post subject: Re: New TV
PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2018 1:42 pm 
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Location: Wauchula, FL
Nice job with the TV. We have a 21' BF, side entry and the TV is a little more of an issue. Presently we hang the TV from the ladder bar in the front of the trailer using two brass 'jacket hooks' mounted to the rear of the TV. That allows good viewing from the couch/bed or the one chair we have.

While traveling we place it in the over the cab volume. Over the Cab in our BF is cabinets that easily allows a TV.

Certainly the 21' BF has reduced options, however it is a third longer and wider than our previous Scamp trailer.

Interestingly our 16' Scamp has wider aisles than the BF, something we miss. (We have not sold our Scamp, Ginny quite clearly told me that she would cry when we sold the Scamp, obviously the Scamp is not yet for sale.

Thank you for sharing mods, I'm very interested in how people have made their BFs more livable.

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 Post subject: Re: New TV
PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2019 11:09 pm 
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Location: Chimacum, WA
I just installed a 32” Samsung, using a modification that newbie Norm showed me while visiting our park in Chimacum, WA. I mounted it under the overhead bunk, using a grab bar like the one for our ladders, and hooks on the back of the tv. I ran a power cord and HDMI cable to it and the whole works comes down easily for travel. Thanks Norm!

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 Post subject: Re: New TV
PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2019 9:52 am 
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Thanks Jim. When we get home we intend to replace our 19" TV with a 32" mounted from the grab bar like the 19" is.

We do not have an over cab bed. In the place of the bed is over cab oak cabinets. I considered taking the two center cabinet doors and removing the side hinges, joining them together in the center , mounting support air pistons and hinging them at the top. As the final step I would mount the TV to the two cabinet doors.

Being able to flip it up allows access to the storage space.

Ginny nixed that idea and suggested we use the ladder's support bar for the 32". She felt moving it up to the front of the cabinets results in having to look up instead of looking forward.

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