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Old 04-25-2017, 10:39 PM   #1
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Is this TV mount upgrade an easy task?

In my 2012 Dutchman 265BHS I have what appears to be the factory TV setup. I would like to upgrade the cabinet to a 180 degree swivel so I can watch from bed as well.I am attaching pics of what I have as well as a pic of another pic found on the web of what I want. Has anyone got thoughts on this? I was hoping it was a factory option I might be able to just purchase, but have not had any luck chasing that.
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Old 04-25-2017, 11:53 PM   #2
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Not sure of your question. Both pictures appear to show the same thing.
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Old 04-26-2017, 12:24 AM   #3
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The upper pic TV rotates around to be view-able from the bed. The lower one does not.
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Old 04-26-2017, 09:30 AM   #4
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I have seen the rotating TV's in several different brands of trailers. I don't see why you couldn't do it. Might have to go find a unit and see just how they do it. I have no clue.

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Old 04-28-2017, 12:27 AM   #5
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We just brought home a 2011 265BHS and I found your post searching info.
Ours has a swiveling TV. If you need me to check anything or take photos of it half way rotated let me know.
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I guess I'm to new to send a message. Thats ok. Yes I would love some pics and measurements. I tried to put my email in here, but that didn't go. The dealership quoted me 3k plus labor. I think I can work out a cheaper solution
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As you can imagine it's a shallow box that surrounds the TV.
on the bottom is what appears to be a Lazy Susan Bearing something like this



In the top is a pivot post about 1/2" in diameter.
At the bottom of the box on one side is a locking pin you pull to swivel the Television. It passes threw the box and into the cabinet that has a receiving hole on both sides so the pin goes in regardless of position.
I will post some pics in a bit.
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Here is a pic showing how the "box" that swivels and holds the TV is about 1/2" smaller than the surrounding frame work of the cabinet. You can see the locating pin on the left in position to lock it in place.



Here is that pin pulled and in it's holder for swiveling and the holes it fits into locking it in place.



Here it is rotated half way to show the depth and how it has a strip of wood that contacts similar strips on each side of the opening. This keeps it going back and forth, instead of around and around fully, that would eventually twist the cables.



In this pic I tried to show the "Lazy Susan" type bearing on the bottom. It has a hole in the center that the cables pass up through.



And here it is hard to see, but it is the top pivot pin centered to allow it to rotate evenly and support the top...



Hope that helps.
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That is great! Thanks !
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Old 05-01-2017, 01:16 PM   #10
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How do you get to the screws that hold the TV mount to the Lazy Suzan and the Lazy Susan to the base??
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