television viewing

Go down

television viewing

Post by cattac23 on Fri May 26, 2017 4:02 pm

We have recently purchased a Broadway fb which we really enjoy using for trips abroad and at home.  Most of the facilities in the habitation are great but there is a cupboard with an uplifting door with tv connections inside as though the tv should be stored then used to view. However there is no sliding bracket though a bracket was provided to fit in where you choose and no space to fir one on the side of the cupboard as it would impede entry. Has anyone else found this a problem and have any ideas to help?  The other problem is the seating inside there is a lovely cushion but it falls down the back of the cab seats when leaned on ?!?  I sometimes wonder if the designers lose site of the little matter of relaxing and have they ever spent even one week living in a motorhome we had to put some wood panels behind the cab seats to overcome this problem. We thought all we had to do was drive away in our new Motorhome and all would be good but found modifications necessary that said I wouldn't swap but just wondered if other owners found the same problems
avatar
cattac23
New Member
New Member

Female

Posts : 1
Joined : 2017-05-26
Member Age : 74
Location : Morecambe
Auto-Sleeper : Broadwy fb
Vehicle Year : 2017hicl

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: television viewing

Post by PLOUGHLIN on Fri May 26, 2017 4:19 pm

I have similar cupboard in my Gloucester. TV fixed to a sliding bracket. TV can be viewed from cab end or rotated to view from the fixed bed.[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

I believe it is this one. [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

_________________
Peter L
avatar
PLOUGHLIN
Donator
Donator

Male

Posts : 2510
Joined : 2014-06-24
Member Age : 48
Location : NORTH HERTS
Auto-Sleeper : MB Gloucester
Vehicle Year : 2011

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: television viewing

Post by burlingtonboaby on Fri May 26, 2017 5:11 pm

Hi and welcome to the forum from sunny Bridlington 
Boaby
avatar
burlingtonboaby
Donator
Donator

Male

Posts : 6972
Joined : 2011-11-15
Member Age : 68
Location : Bridlington
Auto-Sleeper : Duetto
Vehicle Year : 2010

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: television viewing

Post by Paramedic on Fri May 26, 2017 8:53 pm

Hello and welcome to this most friendly and informative forum. Our cabinet houses the fridge freezer above which is the microwave and topping that, the small cupboard with narrow uplifting door. This cabinet adjacent to the habitation door is set back some six inches from the door surround that conveniently allows fitment of the bracket accommodating the 16 inch Avtex TV without impeding entry/exit through the door. I understand your 2017 FB stores the large table to the side of the cabinet and this design puts the wall much closer to the door frame? We have tv connections exterior to both sides of the cabinet also inside upper cupboard on opposite side of door. Perhaps like ours, the small cupboard (with uplifting door) has no means to keep door open and this proves irksome, more so if the tv connections are situated inside. Furthermore, the gap between offside bench seat and driver's set is so the seat can be rotated to facilitate single bed option. A piece of thin board (as you suggest) would prevent the cushion readily falling off the end. Regards. asof_welcome2

_________________
In the land of the blind, the man with one eye is king
avatar
Paramedic
Member
Member

Male

Posts : 1119
Joined : 2016-01-27
Member Age : 71
Location : Chichester West Sussex
Auto-Sleeper : Broadway FB
Vehicle Year : 2013

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: television viewing

Post by aldhp21 on Sun Jun 04, 2017 8:20 am

I've posted this elsewhere are the forum but as it's applicable to your question I've reposted it here. We also bought a Broadway FB.

I'd viewed the van and measured the TV cupboard and found a fitting that should work a treat and allow us to view from the lounge or bedroom.

The bracket is
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.][/url]

and you can see one in action on this page
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.][/url]

Press on the image and it will show a short video. It's not cheap but as it's coming from Amazon if it doesn't fit I can send it back.

Our new van arrived on the 22nd May and it's a beauty. So last Wednesday I fitted the TV bracket and the Avtex 18.5" TV. Fit's a treat. It's a bit of a challenge with the limited access.

So the method I used was to get a piece shelving in a very similar colour and pattern to the van cupboards. I cut this to fit the floor of the TV cupboard. I then screwed the bracket to the sized shelf and fixed the shelf to the floor of the TV cupboard with double sided no nails pads.

I practised before fitting with a cardboard template in order to get it right first time. I have also removed the TV cupboard door as I didn't like the way it stood out when open. I've replaced the hinge fitting with magnets so when we are in transit or the TV is not being used we can have the door in place and just simply take off and store in the same cupboard when the TV is in use.

I have some images if you want to pm me your email address.

Cheers Alan


Last edited by aldhp21 on Sun Jun 04, 2017 8:34 am; edited 3 times in total (Reason for editing : Tidy up my posting from an Iphone)
avatar
aldhp21
Member
Member

Male

Posts : 12
Joined : 2017-03-31
Member Age : 61
Location : Cheltenham
Auto-Sleeper : None
Vehicle Year : 2017

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: television viewing

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum