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Old 01-18-2021, 02:36 AM   #1
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2017 Thor Ace 30.2 tv help

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I want to replace my outside tv in my 2017 Thor ACE 30.2. I noticed the power cable is hardwired on the TV, then it runs inside the motorhome somewhere. Does anyone know where the power cable is plugged in? Would love to have this replaced .. thanks!

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Old 01-18-2021, 05:51 AM   #2
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The outside TVs are not hardwired, They are plugged into an outlet usually in a cabinet or cubby hole behind the TV. In your model it's probably behind the couch.
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Old 01-18-2021, 06:17 PM   #3
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Thanks for the response. I looked behind the tv and the cable runs up behind somewhere, I looked the couch and there isn’t a easy access panel with screws .. do I have to remove the panel with the small staples? I looked in the cubbies and don’t see anything...
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Old 01-18-2021, 07:44 PM   #4
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Are there any drawers that you could remove, and peek into?
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Old 01-18-2021, 08:17 PM   #5
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I looked, no luck.. I could remove the staples which hold a panel but, but sure if that’s where it is?
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Old 01-18-2021, 08:59 PM   #6
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Cut and splice is a perfectly acceptable way to not have to worry about where it plugs in.


Lots of youtube videos on how.
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Old 01-18-2021, 11:32 PM   #7
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I looked, no luck.. I could remove the staples which hold a panel but, but sure if that’s where it is?


Well the cord on the TV will be “normal” which is to say 5 feet or so. Cut and splice would certainly work but if it was mine I’d not want to be bested by something that simple and I’d keep looking until I found the outlet. Good luck.
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Old 01-19-2021, 12:30 AM   #8
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Pete's right: those cords are pretty short...
If you can get some idea of how long the hidden part is: you'll know how far to look in all directions.
Good luck, and happy hunting!
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Old 01-20-2021, 05:50 PM   #9
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Remove the right side cup holder under the window inside the coach behind the sofa. Look inside to the right and the outlet is there for the outside TV.
Tie a string to the plug you remove, it’s long enough to pull up thru, and when you pull it out from the outside TV you can use the string to pull the new cord back up. You’ll need a small hand to plug in the new TV to the outlet. The cup holder hole is small.
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Old 01-20-2021, 09:16 PM   #10
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Outside TV cord

On our 2017 ACE 29.3 the plug is in the bathroom, up under the bathroom counter. I've got to really get contorted to see it back there, but my outside TV died and I wanted to know if it had power. I found the plug and plugged in a shop lite that turned on so I know the TV has power.

Since we've never used the outside TV, I'm in no hurry to replace it, but I'm not going to try and fish or feed that cable. I'll just cut it and splice the new one onto it. The Seiki TV's that came with the coach are real cheapies. I have no idea why the outside one died as it is pretty well protected. Three TV's in a coach is at least one too many for us! We only use our unit in the winter in the south so spending time out there watching TV isn't a big priority. (We spend March through October at our house in Alaska.
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Old 01-20-2021, 09:57 PM   #11
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My outside TV went in about 2-1/2 yrs in our 30.2. As protected as you think it is when I opened mine after I took it out it was all corroded inside the control board was in bad shape.
No need to splice the cord on the outside TV in 30.2. Once you know where the plug is it’s a fairly easy swap.
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Old 01-24-2021, 12:32 AM   #12
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Easy Peasy

I just replaced our outside TV with same brand through Wal Mart ‘$69.98. Anyway the TV was plugged in to an inside outlet under/beside a “drawer” in the kitchen. I just pulled the drawer out, unplugged old TV, tied a string to the plugged and pulled it through. Sis attached old TV TV rehung new one, pulled the power cord back through and plugged it in. Wham-Bam
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Old 01-24-2021, 01:46 AM   #13
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I have a 2016 ACE 30.1 and my outside TV plugs into a socket in the empty sealed compartment over the microwave. Also I popped out the panel and I installed a drawer and access the drawer thru a drop out "bottom " panel.
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