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Old 03-13-2018, 05:54 AM   #1
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Miramar 34.4 Retractable TV

In the Miramar 34.4 there is a 40" Seiki retractable TV in the living room. Has anyone replaced theirs yet? What sort of challenges did you run into if any? I'm afraid that the mounting bracket will be offset enough to cause some fitment issues on the TV.

On a side note, when the TV retracts, one side comes down a little bit further than the other. Sometimes it catches but it looks like it struggles a bit as it goes down. Any suggestions on how to realign this?
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Old 03-13-2018, 08:49 AM   #2
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I have purchased a new Samsung to replace the living room TV, but have yet to put it in. Was planning on installing it this weekend.

I have not had a problem with the raising/lowering mechanism so I do not know how to adjust them, but it shouldn't be difficult unlike the slides of the RV...
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I have purchased a new Samsung to replace the living room TV, but have yet to put it in. Was planning on installing it this weekend.

I have not had a problem with the raising/lowering mechanism so I do not know how to adjust them, but it shouldn't be difficult unlike the slides of the RV...
Have you looked closely at the raising and lowering mechanism? It wouldn't surprise me if Thor re-used the Schwintek system for that as well (why not they also use it for the bunks). Sure that would be overkill for a TV but it would be common parts and ease of manufacturing.

I bet its 1 motor and 2 racks (like one side of the slide)
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Have you looked closely at the raising and lowering mechanism? It wouldn't surprise me if Thor re-used the Schwintek system for that as well (why not they also use it for the bunks). Sure that would be overkill for a TV but it would be common parts and ease of manufacturing.

I bet its 1 motor and 2 racks (like one side of the slide)
No it is one of the first things I checked. It is just a simple worm gear that operates the lifting device.
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Old 03-13-2018, 01:49 PM   #5
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When I first bought my Miramar I opened all cupboard doors and looked in everywhere. I found the TV mounting bracket only had one screw holding it to the wall. Once I inserted the other screws the bracket raised and lowered the TV properly.
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Old 03-15-2018, 05:18 PM   #6
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I have purchased a new Samsung to replace the living room TV, but have yet to put it in. Was planning on installing it this weekend.
Please follow up with your results. I was looking at a Samsung at Best Buy as a replacement as well.
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Old 03-17-2018, 02:52 PM   #7
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In the Miramar 34.4 there is a 40" Seiki retractable TV in the living room. Has anyone replaced theirs yet? What sort of challenges did you run into if any? I'm afraid that the mounting bracket will be offset enough to cause some fitment issues on the TV.

On a side note, when the TV retracts, one side comes down a little bit further than the other. Sometimes it catches but it looks like it struggles a bit as it goes down. Any suggestions on how to realign this?


Similar question, as I have Ď16 34.4 as well. Does the exterior TV swing out? If so, do you pull from the left or right? It appears to be firmly in place, and Iím a bit concerned about damaging the set.

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The set on my Quantum pulls out, but is secured by fairly strong magnets. I had problems with it, and had the maintenance coordinator at my RV dealer prove it to me, so any damage would have been on him. It's snug, but does come lose from both sides and tilts on its axis.
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Old 03-19-2018, 12:52 PM   #9
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OK, I replaced the living room TV this weekend. There are a couple of issues I noticed during installation.

1) The Samsung 40" is bigger than the Seki 40". It fits, but very snug.

2) The holes on the bracket come no where close to lining up with the Samsung, so drilling is required. Depending on where the power cable for the new TV is located you may have to off center the bracket a bit.

3) You will need different bolts to hold the TV to the bracket. Mine turned out to be M8 x 30mm with applicable washers and lock washers.

The installation took about an hour or so, but there was a trip to the store for parts, not included in the time.
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Old 03-19-2018, 06:54 PM   #10
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OK, I replaced the living room TV this weekend. There are a couple of issues I noticed during installation.

1) The Samsung 40" is bigger than the Seki 40". It fits, but very snug.

2) The holes on the bracket come no where close to lining up with the Samsung, so drilling is required. Depending on where the power cable for the new TV is located you may have to off center the bracket a bit.

3) You will need different bolts to hold the TV to the bracket. Mine turned out to be M8 x 30mm with applicable washers and lock washers.

The installation took about an hour or so, but there was a trip to the store for parts, not included in the time.
Thank you so much for following up. That is very helpful.

With the bracket holes, you think maybe building a new plate as an adapter to make up for the hole alignment would be a good solution? I hate to do more drilling if I can help it.

Bolt size is an important detail, thank you!

Would you mind posting a picture of your handy work (final product)?
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Old 03-20-2018, 10:20 AM   #11
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I doubt there is much room to add a plate adapter. I understand your hesitance to drill but if you use a bigger drill bit than needed or elongate the holes you will have some play in installation.

Pictures will have to wait until I go back to the storage lot.
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I doubt there is much room to add a plate adapter. I understand your hesitance to drill but if you use a bigger drill bit than needed or elongate the holes you will have some play in installation.

Pictures will have to wait until I go back to the storage lot.
I gotcha, that makes sense. I honestly thought that the holes configuration on the back of all TVs was standardized somehow. I figured that part would be the least of our issues.
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Old 03-20-2018, 01:51 PM   #13
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I gotcha, that makes sense. I honestly thought that the holes configuration on the back of all TVs was standardized somehow. I figured that part would be the least of our issues.
I think that would hold true if it wasn't built by the lowest bidder in a 3rd world country.
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