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Old 06-23-2014, 02:02 PM   #1
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How to remove TV in garage in Voltage 3905

We have a 2014 Voltage 3905 and I cannot figure out how to remove/release the TV in the garage. I've read the threads that suggest a release lever on the left side, but cannot feel any release. If anyone has any suggestions, please post (and if you have a picture, even better. If I see what is what, perhaps I can make a tool if it is just a matter of my hands being too big. Thanks.
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Old 06-23-2014, 02:05 PM   #2
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Don't have your unit and/or TV, but the release lever on mine is just right of center and about 6 inches from the bottom.
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Old 06-23-2014, 02:53 PM   #3
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We have a 2014 Voltage 3905 and I cannot figure out how to remove/release the TV in the garage. I've read the threads that suggest a release lever on the left side, but cannot feel any release. If anyone has any suggestions, please post (and if you have a picture, even better. If I see what is what, perhaps I can make a tool if it is just a matter of my hands being too big. Thanks.
Got it. On the RIGHT side, there is a lever...don't believe it would be possible to reach even with small hands, but with an automotive diagnosing mirror, a flashlight and a wire hanger, I was able to "hook" the lever and get it to release. I need to see if I can "extend" the lever so that it is doable without the need for mirror, flashlight or other tools. Sawpilot...how did you get to your lever? Similarly to what I did? Or did you find a simpler solution?
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The easiest solution I found was to attach a fishing leader about 8 inches long to the lever. Then you just pull the leader and "voila!", release!
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Got it. On the RIGHT side, there is a lever...don't believe it would be possible to reach even with small hands, but with an automotive diagnosing mirror, a flashlight and a wire hanger, I was able to "hook" the lever and get it to release. I need to see if I can "extend" the lever so that it is doable without the need for mirror, flashlight or other tools. Sawpilot...how did you get to your lever? Similarly to what I did? Or did you find a simpler solution?
Here are a couple of photos to show the lever and the mount. The lever is just above the white coax cable. Instead of trying to extend the lever, I think I'll just permanently affix either a wire or the hanger to the lever...then, it will already be attached and will be able to be "triggered" whenever I want.
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The easiest solution I found was to attach a fishing leader about 8 inches long to the lever. Then you just pull the leader and "voila!", release!
Sawpilot...you are too quick LOL. ...I am basically saying the same thing you are...but apparently doing my typing as you are posting. At least we are thinking along the same lines.

So, for anyone in the same situation...there ya go.
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The easiest solution I found was to attach a fishing leader about 8 inches long to the lever. Then you just pull the leader and "voila!", release!
Which leads one to question: "Since there are predrilled holes in the lever, how hard would it have been for Dutchmen to have attached a cord/wire/fishing leader, or whatever, to that lever?" A LOT of hassle for a 5 cent solution.
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Old 06-23-2014, 03:37 PM   #8
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Yep, go figure. But I'm not EVEN going to start on my rant against the stupidity, quality of Dutchmen/Thor. I just got back from a month working in the Eastern time zone and wake up about 3 in the morning here in WA. Sooo.. I'm just sitting here surfing while everyone else wakes up.
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Old 06-25-2014, 01:28 PM   #9
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When I finally got my TV off, I just moved the mount up about an inch, and now I can reach the lever. They had it mounted as low as it would go, and now it is toward the top of the cabinet.
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