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Upgraded Bedroom RV Entertainment Center Mod in Gulf Stream Enduramax

This post was updated on March 15th, 2024

I’m so glad someone finally shared their unique idea for fixing one of the biggest eyesores in RV bedrooms: the TV mount.

Dana and Vaughn Ticknor have 11 children and roadschool them in their 2008 Gulf Stream Enduramax

ticknor family
The Ticknor family and their Gulf Stream Enduramax

One day Dana asked her husband if he could do something about the tacky stock TV frame in their RV’s bedroom. It was flimsy, stuck out from the wall, and didn’t have any extra storage space.

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Old TV Mount

As you can see from the photo below, the original RV entertainment center only had enough space for a small TV and awkwardly stuck out from the wall. I bet they banged into that thing more than a few times during the night.

Stock TV frame in the Enduramax
Stock TV frame in the Enduramax

Removing the Old Box Frame and Opening Up the Wall

Vaughn set to work dismantling the old frame and enlarging the opening in the wall. With the wall opened, he took the time to add an electrical box so he could run the power and video cables through the wall. No more cord tangles hanging beneath the TV!

It was a bit of a tricky process feeding the wiring through. Vaughn ended up having to open the bathroom wall on the opposite side to gain access.

Enlarging the opening for the TV unit
Enlarging the opening for the TV unit

Installing and Finishing the New TV Frame

Vaughn made a new box frame and set it into the custom-sized opening in the wall. It’s got two more shelves and space for books underneath the TV.

One of the biggest benefits is that the TV is securely recessed into the wall. Dana said that she’s glad she won’t catch her shoulder on it like she did on the last frame.

New TV frame for the Ticknor family
New TV frame for the Ticknor family

When looking at the pictures of the completed entertainment center it’s clear that this is a huge improvement over the version it replaced.

We know many people have a similar issue with their TVs and entertainment centers. This project offers a few design and installation techniques to get your creative juices flowing!

Meet the Ticknor Family

You can find out more about the Ticknor family and how they manage to raise 11 kids on the road in this fascinating video.

(Source: TicknorTribe)

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