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A few months ago my camper was broken into and the TV was stolen. They yanked the TV tray and TV from the inside base of the cabinet. The former tray was made entirely from metal. I made mine a hybrid. It’s a combination of wood & metal after all I am a woodwerker. Haaa Haaa.

I also had to repair the inside base of the cabinet in the camper but I forgot to take pictures.

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I started by taking two drawer slides and making a platform that slides.

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I then added a lazy susan to the platform.

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I then fabricated a rectangle frame to support the tv and attached it to a second platform.

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I then removed the frame and installed the platform on top of the lazy susan.

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I reinstalled the frame and attached braces to keep the metal frame straight.

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I wanted to put a tray at the top of the frame to put the dish box in. To hold this tray I fabricated a back brace and support for the tray and installed. I also made a small tray for the remote and installed.

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I then temporarily installed TV on the tray to check for fit.

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I then installed the whole thing in the camper.

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Tv werks, sliding tray werks, lazy susan werks. I’m a Happy Camper least my wife is as I could care less if we had a TV while camping.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -





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woodshaver

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#1 posted 494 days ago

Sorry to hear about the break in. You are on your way to making your wife happy once again. What we don’t do for our loved ones! Looks like it’s going to work out just fine!
Nice work!

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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doubleDD

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#2 posted 494 days ago

Bad news for break in but nice job on on the swivel tray. Great idea. I may have to do something like this. Is that a Jayco?

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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GENET

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#3 posted 494 days ago

GOOD JOB DEWAYNE I LIKE THAT! GONNA HAVE TO SEE IF I CAN DO IT FOR MINE.

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hunter71

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#4 posted 494 days ago

Very nice & functional.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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thelt

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#5 posted 493 days ago

Very nice. I can tell a lot of planning went into that. I had a similar experience with the TV in my camper. It wasn’t stolen but the plastic base broke and the TV nearly fell out of the cabinet. The only thing that saved it was the bungee straps I had holding it in place while traveling. I’ll have to take a couple of photos of my solution and show you. First I had to shore up the wall behind the TV, then I mounted a wall mounted articulating arm flat scree TV mount to the wall. The TV then just sits on the mount while camping and is able to be moved for the best viewing. When we pack everything up to hit the road, the TV is unmounted and laid on the main bed for traveling.

-- When asked what I did to make life worthwhile in my lifetime....I can respond with a great deal of pride and satisfaction, "I served a career in the United States Navy."

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49bill

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#6 posted 493 days ago

Dewayne looks like you solved your problem, and a good job on making the wife happy. Sorry to hear about the break in I hate a thief.

-- Bill, Quitman, Georgia

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ldl

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#7 posted 493 days ago

Thanks for the comments guys.

You right about doing for the loved ones Tony. Now if I can just get that *$@!?” satellite signal every time.

Double D it’s a Cedar Creek.

Gene not that hard. If I can do it anybody can. :-)

Thelt I considered the arm sys but I had to remove the wall in the back of the cabinet and repair the pocket door so I decided if I had to do it again for some reason that would make it doubly hard to get to. With this sys it will slide out about 14” and swivel at least 90deg as you can see. This will let it be easily turned to any direction for viewing. I made it where the bottom of the TV rest on the back of the little tray up front so the weight doesn’t rest fully on the bolts in the case. That should take care of bounce going down the road. Please post your pic as it may help someone else.

Bill bout the only thing I hate worse than a liar is a thief. I can’t post what I would do to the fella that stole my stuff but it wouldn’t be pretty.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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Bigrock

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#8 posted 493 days ago

Ldl:
I see you are still busy. That is a real neat T V stand. I see you made it in the top 12 projects. I hope this one does not walk away. I knew the project would have something round in it. Ha Ha
The weather is nice now, so you can start on the foundation for your shop.
Have Fun

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thelt

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#9 posted 487 days ago

ldl, I had to use the arm system because of where the TV compartment is located. I have a Toy Hauler and the TV is above the dining table. If you are sitting on the couch, you have to look up to see the TV. I had to have something that not only swiveled left and right, but also down. If you’ve ever tried to view a flat screen LED TV from the side you’ll know what I was dealing with. Again, nice job! And, like you, I have the same opinion of a thief and would love to watch if you catch ‘em.

-- When asked what I did to make life worthwhile in my lifetime....I can respond with a great deal of pride and satisfaction, "I served a career in the United States Navy."

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ldl

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#10 posted 480 days ago

Was on vacation last week so didn’t reply but we all have our need for diff ways to get the job done so if yours werks that is what it’s all about.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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