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Old 05-12-2018, 04:05 PM   #1
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Upgrading TV

Was thinking about changing out the tv in the ďliving roomĒ. I was thinking that tv mounts generally worked will most all tvís. After taking a look at the one Redwood mounted our tv on Iím not so sure.

Has anyone changed out their tv using the mount that came with the RV ? Any suggestions or advice would be appreciated.
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Old 05-12-2018, 06:20 PM   #2
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Our coach is about the same age as yours, and two years ago we replaced our original Toshiba 40" with a Costco Visio 43". It was the largest screen I could put in and still fit back into the cabinet recess with the original mounting bracket. Just make sure that you understand some newer panels DO NOT HAVE TUNERS IN THEM, so depending on your program source, this may not work for you. We always use our Dish service, so there is no need for an onboard tuner for us. But the short answer was we used the largest current panel that would fit in the opening, and the swinging bracket worked just fine.
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Old 05-13-2018, 05:17 AM   #3
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Same here. We replaced the toshibawith a 43" LG 4K smart tv this year. Existing swinging mount worked fine.
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Thanks for the replies. We will be using it with our Directv service so no need for a tuner. I assume I have the same mounts as you do. It just seems that the screws to mount the tv are pretty far apart. The rig came with a LG tv and on the top they even used what Iíd call spacers to run the screws through. Iíve looked at a few tvís in the stores and from what I can tell there doesnít seem to be any holes to use with a mount on the top in the same area as my current tv.
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Well I changed our LG that dislodged some of the LED disfusers causing white spots with a higher quality version LG, BUT had to make some major modes to the bracket which included some new mounting holes and even cutting off a corner. Seems our mounting plate was not a universal mount, but custom made for Redwood.
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Well I changed our LG that dislodged some of the LED disfusers causing white spots with a higher quality version LG, BUT had to make some major modes to the bracket which included some new mounting holes and even cutting off a corner. Seems our mounting plate was not a universal mount, but custom made for Redwood.

This is what Iím afraid of, doesnít appear to be a standard mount to me. I suppose I could replace the mount completely.
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Old 05-14-2018, 02:38 AM   #7
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Last year. I replaced my 40” Toshiba on my ‘12RL with a 49” Sony XBR-49x800e 4K. The screen now sits on top of the recess slightly above the original recess and centered between the side cabinet doors of the entertainment center. This required a careful mod/relocation of the factory mount and reused the bracket - which bolted right up to the TV. The result was amazing - especially after I added UBP-x800 (a 4K blu-ray player). A bit of work but doable.
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Last year. I replaced my 40Ē Toshiba on my Ď12RL with a 49Ē Sony XBR-49x800e 4K. The screen now sits on top of the recess slightly above the original recess and centered between the side cabinet doors of the entertainment center. This required a careful mod/relocation of the factory mount and reused the bracket - which bolted right up to the TV. The result was amazing - especially after I added UBP-x800 (a 4K blu-ray player). A bit of work but doable.
From the responses received so far, it seems that the mounts in 13 year models and earlier appear to be a standard mount. What I have in my 15 model isnít and would require modification to be able to use it. Iím scratching my head over this since TVís do quit and have to be replaced. Why make what should be an easy task for the owner to do so difficult ?

Iíve considered in the past doing what youíve done. By that I mean adding a larger screen and centering it between the cabinet doors. We donít use the storage space behind the TV anyway. I could go in with a mount similar to what is used in the bedroom. It would require modifications to ensure that when the new larger tv is placed on the mount, it sits just outside the current opening.
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Old 05-14-2018, 04:53 AM   #9
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Just note that our "older" coaches don't have the shelves and storage behind the living room TV like the newer models.............that may be why the difference in the mounting bracket. Behind our TV's is just an empty space slightly larger than the display's measurements.
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I replaced mine with a Sony 4K model XBR-43X800E. I had to lower the bracket 5 1/2 inches I used the same bracket came with the Redwood.
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