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Old 07-28-2020, 10:17 PM   #1
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Remove The TV in the Bedroom

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I have a 2018 Siesta Sprinter. There is a Axxess (or whatever that brand is) TV in the bedroom, and I can just see the electrical outlet behind it, and I'd like to use that to power a WiFi Booster/Extender. I cannot figure out how to take the TV down so I get can access to the outlet and also the wire raceway.
Suggestions?

Thank you in advance.
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Old 07-28-2020, 10:22 PM   #2
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Hi
I have a 2018 Siesta Sprinter. There is a Axxess (or whatever that brand is) TV in the bedroom, and I can just see the electrical outlet behind it, and I'd like to use that to power a WiFi Booster/Extender. I cannot figure out how to take the TV down so I get can access to the outlet and also the wire raceway.
Suggestions?

Thank you in advance.

I have the same problem with the tv in my 2018 Hurricane 31Z. A lot of people here on the forum gave me a lot of ways to get it down but none worked. If you have access to your rig take some pics and add them. It helps the fine people here to help you.
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Old 07-29-2020, 12:10 AM   #3
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In our Windsport, the bedroom tv is mounted to a flip-up panel - which isn't really obvious at first glance. Is this the case in your Sprinter perhaps?
If so, there may be an extra little "clip" on the bottom which helps to prevent vibration while traveling.
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Old 07-29-2020, 12:11 AM   #4
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I'm sure the TV in my 24.1 will need cut from the bedroom/bathroom wall.
I swear they installed the TV then installed the drivers side wall. I know how it works but it has to be slid four inches farther than the wall allows.

As above, post a picture so we can get a possible look.
Below is a link saying how to work one type of TV mount Thor uses. My Thor uses three different kinds for three different tv's.
https://www.thorforums.com/forums/f8...gas-19111.html

I think one of them mentioned on the forum had a cable you had to find and pull.

But
I think you want a small 300w $20 inverter to power that booster. Otherwise you won't get boost while driving unless the generator or your big inverter is on.

And
The plug in behind my TV is a single, not duplex outlet.(I THINK. it's been a while.)
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Old 07-29-2020, 12:34 AM   #5
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From this picture I found online it looks like the TV is mounted in a box? Similar to my main TV. If that is the case then you have two straps (see arrows) that you pull to release catches on the bottom and the bottom of the TV will swing up and can be lifted off the upper mount.

If that is not the case, what are the arrows pointing to?
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Old 07-29-2020, 12:39 AM   #6
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I have the same model. There are mounting screws that are hard to see behind the tv. You can slightly pull out on the tv to access them to remove it from the wall. There is only a single outlet behind the tv for the tv to plug into it. It is not a dual outlet like most outlets. It was made to allow only one plug in it.

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Old 07-29-2020, 12:40 AM   #7
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From this picture I found online it looks like the TV is mounted in a box? Similar to my main TV. If that is the case then you have two straps (see arrows) that you pull to release catches on the bottom and the bottom of the TV will swing up and can be lifted off the upper mount.

If that is not the case, what are the arrows pointing to?

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Here is a picture of what mine looks like. Screwed to the wall.
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Old 07-29-2020, 12:48 AM   #8
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Standard home outlets are NOT an easy retrofit for the rv units if you're thinking of changing that single to a double.
I had to whack a old work box to about an inch deep, build a template and cut the existing receptacle hole in the wall considerably bigger.
There's pics in my signature thread somewhere.

It mostly, to completely, sucked.
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Old 07-29-2020, 01:20 AM   #9
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The picture that Ducksface is exactly the screws you have to remove. There are two brackets with a total of 4 screws to remove to get the tv off of the wall..It helps to have a 2nd set of hands to hold the tv while you remove the screws.

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Old 07-29-2020, 01:25 AM   #10
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Here is a picture of what mine looks like. Screwed to the wall.
That's the mount my outside TV has. Screws top and bottom.
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The picture that Ducksface is exactly the screws you have to remove. There are two brackets with a total of 4 screws to remove to get the tv off of the wall..It helps to have a 2nd set of hands to hold the tv while you remove the screws.

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Thanks Paul. I would like to get a better tv but was not sure how to get the old one off.

Do you know if I could put the new tv on a different bracket or do I need to use the h/w from the old tv?
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Old 07-29-2020, 01:34 AM   #12
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The https://www.thorforums.com/forums/f8...gas-19111.html link has a picture of the mount I replaced my old one with.
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Old 07-29-2020, 02:41 PM   #13
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I am not sure about that question. If possible, I would use the same mounting setup since it is already in place. Less work and expense. It would also depend on the tv you are using to see if it requires a different mount. The reason why I had to remove my tv on the last trip was that a bolt fell out from behind it onto the little shelf. I recovered it and found that it was one of four that hold it onto the mounting bracket. Two of the three left on were very loose so I tightened them all up.

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Old 07-29-2020, 04:00 PM   #14
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Did you ever notice the great job they do of bolting down some things...


... and the not so great job on others?

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Old 07-29-2020, 04:09 PM   #15
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I did a poor job of explaining the problem.

I want to mount an Alfa WIFI Camp Pro2 antenna on the roof of the coach, then I have to route a wire down into the cabin. The wire terminates at the internal antenna/router, which requires A/C power. There aren't a whole lot of outlets in the Siesta, but one that looks reasonable to use is the one behind the TV in the bedroom. There is a cable race leading to it that I might be able to use as well.

The challenge is in figuring out how to get that TV off of there. I have yet to see anything that gives me even a hint of how to remove it. I'll try and go over to the coach today and take some photos.
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Old 07-29-2020, 07:10 PM   #16
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Look at the bottom of the tv in the bedroom. You might have to slightly lift up in order to see the two brackets that hold it onto the wall mount. You have to remove the 4 screws to get the tv off of the wall. It would help to have another set of hands hold the tv so you can remove the 4 screws from the wall. There is no handle or release for that mount, only the 4 screws of the bracket. The picture that Jannnda posted is one of the two brackets you need to remove.

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Old 08-05-2020, 07:36 PM   #17
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The good news was that it really was a double outlet, not a single. The better news was that I could plug the power supply for the wifi booster in without having to take the TV down. Fully operational.
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Old 08-05-2020, 09:43 PM   #18
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I put a 40” Samsung there. Covers framed hole an I used a swing out mount so I can see from the front.
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Old 08-08-2020, 02:47 AM   #19
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Removed the black screw bottom center, tilt bottom of TV towards you, lift as high as possible to unhook. I had to remove the wood frame in order to raise the TV high enough. I modified the wood frame so it would be easier to remove in the future with 3 screws.
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The good news was that it really was a double outlet, not a single. The better news was that I could plug the power supply for the wifi booster in without having to take the TV down. Fully operational.
Congratulations!
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