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Old 03-08-2013, 09:02 AM   #1
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I am a collegefootball junkie in the fall and will be adding an LED TV in the basement area of our new 2013 36RE.

Obviously, one approach is to simply leave it free-standing and secure it when traveling, but that's not optimal.

From reading other topics, it is obvious that many of you are very talented and creative so the question is are there any suggestions for installing the TV--probably a 42" to 46 " in the basement storage area?

I know Redwood is now offering a small TV with a flip down mount, but I want a larger TV and want to be able to turn it to minimize sun glare, etc.

It appears that the wall on the left side where the electrical and Cable/satellite connections are located is not strong enough unless it is reinforced.

Thoughts, suggestions, pictures...

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Old 03-08-2013, 11:53 AM   #2
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There are many types of brackets made for the RV industry. I am also in the process of adding one to our 31SL. I will be using a horizontal sliding bracket. I am currently looking at this Mor-Ryde TV40-003H bracket. It slides out parallel to the wall and once out you turn the TV 90 degrees for viewing. If you do a google search for RV horizontal brackets you can find different models.











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Old 03-08-2013, 12:15 PM   #3
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Ken , I also have a 31 are you mounting it from aboue or at the side where the conection are?
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Old 03-08-2013, 12:24 PM   #4
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Correct. I will have to install some support blocking and extend the surface out so that it clears the door opening.



Our coach is currently at the dealer for some warrenty repairs. I will have it back tomorrow to start working on the install. I will post what I plan to do.
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Old 03-08-2013, 02:46 PM   #5
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We are also planning to install a 42" - 46" for outdoor entertainment. Although we have not yet purchased our RW 38GK, we have been talking to the dealer as to what suggestions he had. My concern with placing the TV where the connections are is that it would cover up the where the central vacuum is located. This mean every time I want to clean it out, I have to move the TV. Didn't really work for me. The dealer suggested a fold down from the top of the basement. He said they would mount the brackets for us and move the light over so that it wouldn't be in the way. We haven't talked to the service area to make sure this really works, but it seems like a great idea. Out of the way when not being used. However, not sure if there will be any way to tilt. Will probably have to watch form that single position. I don't expect that to be a problem, but I am new at rving!

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I don't believe theTV bracket will interfere with the central vac. The bracket will be more centered in the space between the floor and the ceiling. You would have to slide out the TV to access the central vac. I am not sure of the location of the central vac in the 38GK, but I would guess it is similar to the 31SL
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Old 03-08-2013, 04:13 PM   #7
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I hooked up an LED tv and blue-ray player in the tool box compartment. The only problem was that you have to shut main door to keep that compartment open. OK in the summer when the air is on but in the tween seasons it's hassle. But now it works.
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Old 03-09-2013, 01:59 PM   #8
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I did some measurng and here is what I came up with for the 31SL.

You will have to mount the bracket out about 3" to clear the outside edge of the door strut. You have about30" of height leaving 1 1/2"to clear the door frame. A 55" TVis about 31" to 29" depending on brand.THe LG 55LM7600 is 28 7/8" tall, the model is a 55" smart TV.
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I putt a 26 inch I had left over from my trade in its not to big to tuck away for traveling I tied it into the inside left of the cargo door there's structure there!
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I added a swing out TV bracket in my basement as well. I had to add some support behind the wall (1x2). It's mounted up from my cable connections and electric outlet. I added a new wall mount for the bedroom TV that matches the swing out in the basement. I also added a new bracket on the back of the TV. So I can now slide off the bedroom TV and slide it on to the mount in the basement. I'm not planning to travel with a TV in the basement as I will have plenty of other stuff filling up the space and moving around while going down the highway.
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I just picked up a 36RE from the dealer. It has a huge TV on the back wall. Would you know hoe to get it off the wall? Need to add additional HDMI cables to a modem and cable box.
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Old 03-25-2013, 03:01 PM   #12
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If it like the TV in our 31Sl, on the bottom back side there is a allen head bolt and and self drilling screw on each side that point down that lock the tilting bracket mounted to the back of the TV thathooks to the wall bracket. The allen head bolts had locktite on them so they will not vibrate out. Loosen them so they clear the wall bracket metal, swing out the bottom and lift up. It should come right off. I placed a towel on the counter top to rest it there to undo the cables.
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Thanks a bunch. though it might be something like that. I think I may install a swing type bracket on it so I only have to do this once.
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I also have a 36RE and could not figure out how to add the cables so I had Camping World do the work for me. I see by your post you are a Marine Vet. Welcome to the family. Semper Fi. '63 tp '67.
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Thanks. Served 65-70, yes I am one of the Nam Vets too. Thanks for your service. I will try the TV cable myself before spending moneyat camping world or some other place. Never have had good luck with service techs touching my stuff. If I break it then who knows?
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Don't wanna hijack the post, but also a Marine here. 68-72 3rdbn, Kilo Co, 3/4 in '69. Semper Fi
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Sorry, getting old and a brain fart ~ should have been Kilo Co. 3/4 3rdMarDiv ........
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Don't wanna hijack the post, but also a Marine here. 68-72 3rdbn, Kilo Co, 3/4 in '69. Semper Fi

Thanks for your service! (Retired HMC(FMF SS).
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Hoo Rah and Semper Fi - 1st MAW Thanks guys!
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Old 03-25-2013, 07:07 PM   #20
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FWIW, on my 2013 36RL, if I reach up behind the TV, there is a pull chain in the center to release the bracket. It's mounted on a swing bracket from the factory. On your bigger sets in the RE it may be different though.
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