How to Remove TV From RV Cabinet?

There are a few reasons you may want to remove your TV from your RV cabinet. Perhaps you’re upgrading to a new model, or maybe you’re simply tired of looking at it. Whatever the reason, removing a TV from an RV cabinet is not as difficult as it may seem. In most cases, it’s a relatively simple process that can be completed in just a few minutes and only requires a few tools. 

Tools That You Need

A flat head screwdriver.
A Phillips head screwdriver.
A drill with 1/8″ drill bit (optional).
Wire cutters (optional).

How to Remove TV From RV Cabinet?

If you’re unsure of how to remove your TV from the RV cabinet, we’ve got you covered. Below, we’ve put together a step-by-step guide on how to do just that. With our help, you’ll have that TV out of the way in no time!

Remove the screws that hold the TV to the cabinet

Using a Phillips head screwdriver, remove the screws that hold the TV to the cabinet. In most cases, there will be four screws – two on each side of the TV.

Disconnect the power and HDMI cables from the TV

Once the screws have been removed, you can now disconnect the power and HDMI cables from the TV. If your TV has a speaker wire connected to it, you’ll want to disconnect that as well.

Lift the TV out of the cabinet

With the TV now disconnected from both the power and HDMI cables, you can lift it out of the cabinet. If your TV is particularly heavy, you may need a second person to help you with this step.

Remove any mounting brackets (optional)
In some cases, there may be a mounting bracket that was used to secure the TV to the cabinet. If this is the case, you can remove the bracket by removing the screws that hold it in place.
Cut any zip ties (optional)
If your RV has zip ties securing the power and HDMI cables, you’ll want to cut them before proceeding. This will make it easier to route the cables when you install your new TV.

How to Install a New TV in an RV

Once you’ve completed the steps above, your TV will be successfully removed from the RV cabinet. From here, you can proceed with installing your new TV or simply enjoy the extra space in your RV!

Reconnect the power and HDMI cables to the new TV

If you’re installing a new TV, you’ll need to reconnect the power and HDMI cables. Start by routing the cables through the opening in the cabinet, then connect them to the back of the new TV.

If your TV has a speaker wire connected to it, you’ll also need to route that through the cabinet and reconnect it to the new TV.

Screw in the new TV to the cabinet

Once all of the cables have been reconnected, you can proceed with screwing the new TV into place. In most cases, four screws will be sufficient – two on each side of the TV.

Turn on your RV and test out your new TV!

After screwing in the new TV, go ahead and turn on your RV. Once it’s up and running, test out your new TV to make sure everything is working properly. And that’s it! You’ve successfully removed and replaced your RV TV.

FAQs

There's no hard and fast rule when it comes to upgrading your RV TV. However, we recommend doing so every 5-7 years, or sooner if you start to notice performance issues with your current TV.

No, you don't need a special RV TV. Any standard HDTV will work just fine in an RV. Just be sure to get the right size for your space!

Citations

https://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/26282605/print/true.cfm
https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f6/removing-tv-from-mounts-84528.html
https://www.irv2.com/forums/f115/how-to-remove-old-tv-box-202762.html
https://www.forestriverforums.com/forums/f29/removing-tv-from-cabinet-198158.html

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