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Old 11-29-2017, 08:20 PM   #1
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Exterior Television rear access?

I have done multiple searches and cannot find any info on this topic. maybe I am not getting the proper phrasing, but I am sure I cannot be the only one that has had this question in the past.

We have a thor Outlaw 37ls, class A...it has the 32 inch TV on the exterior. I am trying to find out how to gain access to the connections behind the TV. I had heard that it is actually held in place by a strong magnet - so I have attempted to tug each side with no success - granted I am a little scared to pull so hard I bust it if this is not the way it is held in place. I

I do see a metal bracket that has 2 torq screws on each side. My next attempt unless someone can provide info is to remove those...

I see no access to the TV from the inside of the coach as the closet is there as well as the stairs to the loft. I see no access panel or other type of entry.

The Thor owner manual only mentions and exterior entertainment manual but that is not available on the thor site or thru my web searches...
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Old 11-29-2017, 08:39 PM   #2
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Ours is held in place with said magnet. Not that hard to pull it away.
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Old 11-29-2017, 08:49 PM   #3
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Ours is held in place with said magnet. Not that hard to pull it away.
Do you pull it from one side, both, or something else? I get no movement when I tug on the sides
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Old 11-29-2017, 08:49 PM   #4
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I can only tell you that our outside set bracket does have a magnet that holds it in place inside the shallow outside enclosure for it, but its not that strong a magnet and is easily overcome. Then the set will pull quite a ways out, maybe 16 to 18 inches and turn or tilt. Grab both sides of the TV and give it a firm sharp tug, if its magnetically held in place it will easily pull out.
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Old 11-29-2017, 08:49 PM   #5
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Don't remove those Torx screws... but it wouldn't hurt to just loosen them a little bit.
The magnets should be what holds the TV in place...
Good luck!
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Old 11-29-2017, 09:19 PM   #6
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I can only tell you that our outside set bracket does have a magnet that holds it in place inside the shallow outside enclosure for it, but its not that strong a magnet and is easily overcome. Then the set will pull quite a ways out, maybe 16 to 18 inches and turn or tilt. Grab both sides of the TV and give it a firm sharp tug, if its magnetically held in place it will easily pull out.
Thanks! I will give that a try...im usually a bit easy on electronics and fear hearing the crack of damage...
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Old 11-29-2017, 11:17 PM   #7
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The magnets are strong, kinda helps a little to pull on the left side first because of the way the unit swivels. It will come out, just pull a little harder.
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Old 11-30-2017, 12:31 AM   #8
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Just FYI, not all outside TVs have that magnet and swivel mount. Our 2017 Challenger does not, and we're not the only ones. See this thread:
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Old 11-30-2017, 12:43 AM   #9
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Another thread on the topic. With pics of my non-movable TV and another one that does. Challenger Outdorr TV
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Old 11-30-2017, 01:34 AM   #10
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My 2015 Vegas 24.1 has two metal bends that holds in the outside TV . The bands are removed with 2 screws in each band. TV then is screwed to the bands and easy to remove once you remove the tv with the bands attached.
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Old 11-30-2017, 02:13 AM   #11
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tv

2013 outlaw 37LS,

my tv is held in by the screws 2 on each side of the tv, my are square head drive, took my off on sunday. had to drill out 2 of the screws cause head stripped

should have photos this sunday afternoon when i finish some other repairs
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Guess I'm perplexed as to why all the outside TV mounts would not be the pull and swivel mount. It makes the outside TV so much more useful. We often use that pull and swivel, often just to aim the set forward or towards the back, where we have our chairs placed for shade or????
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Old 11-30-2017, 02:58 AM   #13
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Guess I'm perplexed as to why all the outside TV mounts would not be the pull and swivel mount. It makes the outside TV so much more useful. We often use that pull and swivel, often just to aim the set forward or towards the back, where we have our chairs placed for shade or????
Because the solid mounts are cheaper. Just like the TVs.
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Old 11-30-2017, 12:21 PM   #14
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2013 outlaw 37LS,

my tv is held in by the screws 2 on each side of the tv, my are square head drive, took my off on sunday. had to drill out 2 of the screws cause head stripped

should have photos this sunday afternoon when i finish some other repairs
Thanks...as a 37Ls owner I am sure we have the same... Will wait for your photos...
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Old 11-30-2017, 12:27 PM   #15
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Another thread on the topic. With pics of my non-movable TV and another one that does. Challenger Outdorr TV
yes..the 37Ls is not movable, I am fairly sure...my setup looks nothing like the pics of the movable mount. those 2 screws on each side of our TV are the mount ...
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Old 01-03-2018, 02:26 PM   #16
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2013 outlaw 37LS,

my tv is held in by the screws 2 on each side of the tv, my are square head drive, took my off on sunday. had to drill out 2 of the screws cause head stripped

should have photos this sunday afternoon when i finish some other repairs
Any photos to share? still looking to figure out my 37ls
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34 P tv picture

This is what mine looks like pulled out.I was also afraid to pull on it but it came right out
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Old 01-03-2018, 05:35 PM   #18
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This is what mine looks like pulled out.I was also afraid to pull on it but it came right out
I wish the 37ls outlaw had that, but it does not...
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Old 01-03-2018, 05:48 PM   #19
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I wish the 37ls outlaw had that, but it does not...
I wish my Challenger 37LX had that as well, but it also does not. Not only that, but we have a big gaping hole in the box our outside TV sits in where the sink plumbing is visible from the outside behind the TV. It's very cold in that cabinet under the sink. Now Central Florida is under a freeze warning for tonight, I'm not sure what to do.
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