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We have a new favorite project and it’s the media cabinet we built for our RV that includes an electric fireplace and a TV lift. We’ve been sharing sneak peeks here and there but are so excited to finally share the finished cabinet with you, with the lift mechanism and electric fireplace in action.

It may be surrounded by unfinished projects, but it still looks oh-so-pretty. The TV lift is like magic and the fireplace makes the RV feel so warm and cozy.

This post will show you the products we used and how the cabinet works, but if you want to learn more about how we built the cabinet, you can check out this post.

Space-Saving TV Lift and fireplace

We teamed up with Touchstone for this project and they helped bring our vision to life. You can read more about why and how we built the media cabinet inside our motorhome here, but today we just want to sit back and stare at our multi-functional, rustic modern cabinet.

Whether you’re looking for a clever way to hide your TV, an affordable way to add ambiance to your home, or just a really awesome multifunctional piece of furniture, we hope this post points you in the right direction.

Watch the Video:

Check out in the video below to see our fireplace and tv lift in action:

Here are the products we used for this project:

The Whisper Lift™ II PRO – Touchstone’s Advanced TV Lift Mechanism

The Sideline36™ Touchstone’s 36-inch Recessed Electric Fireplace with Heat in Black

Here’s a photo of the space before, which was your typical RV dinette booth:


We won’t be installing the TV until we hit the road on July 1st but mounted it to the lift mechanism to show you how it will look and work.

The Electric Fireplace

The photos below show our new fireplace turned both off and on. It comes with a remote control which is pretty handy and you can choose to have it with or without heat.

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The TV Lift Mechanism

The TV lift we installed is the Whisper Lift II Pro Advanced, and we’re able to use the same remote for both the fireplace and tv lift. We used the memory height option so that it would stop exactly where we want it.

This specific lift also comes with an IR Repeater Kit. This allows you to use a remote for any audio/video components that are stored inside the cabinet.

Mounting the TV is super easy. All we had to do was install the mounting brackets that came with the lift onto out flatscreen. We then removed it from the stand and hooked it onto the brackets that we installed on the tv lift. There are also mounting clips included that will lock the TV into place. You will likely want to have someone help you when mounting or un-mounting it from the lift mechanism.

Looking for a creative way to hide your TV? Check out our rustic modern cabinet with TV lift and electric fireplace! MountainModernLife.com

This is what the TV lift looks like raised out of the cabinet, and when it’s hidden inside:

Looking for a creative way to hide your TV? Check out our rustic modern cabinet with TV lift and electric fireplace! MountainModernLife.comLooking for a creative way to hide your TV? Check out our rustic modern cabinet with TV lift and electric fireplace! MountainModernLife.com

By the way, you don’t have to use this lift mechanism for your TV. You can get the add-on component shelf and use the lift to raise just about anything like kitchen appliances, computers, etc.

RV with TV lift

We are such dorks but have had so much fun showing our new cabinet off to family and friends. Everyone that comes over can’t wait to check it out in person.

Here’s an updated photo showing the tv lift in action, along with our extending table.

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We really enjoyed working with Touchstone on this project and honestly can’t say enough good things about their products and service. We researched a lot of lift mechanisms, but Touchstone really stood out to us. Their products are affordable, include a warranty, and they have glowing reviews. Since using their products, we’ve been really impressed with their knowledge and customer service.

If you plan to install a TV lift or electric fireplace, we highly recommend you check them out!

additional resources

Be sure to check out the posts below for additional information on how we built our custom RV media cabinet:

Be sure to visit them at the links below for more information on their products. They also have some really helpful videos on Youtube.

Touchstone’s Website | Facebook | Youtube | Pinterest | Twitter | Houzz

This TV lift is the perfect solution for small spaces!


  1. Wow, this turned out so beautifully, you two. How inventive of you to create something so multi-purpose, too. And Eric, great job with the video. Cheers, Ardith

  2. I am just joining your site, but I love what I see here. You and your husband did a wonderful job, WOW!

    1. Thanks Ivory! We were going for a rustic modern style, and we couldn’t be happier with the way it turned out.

  3. This is REALLY amazing! I have to show my boyfriend. He’s going to want to re-do an RV ASAP. We’ve been talking about it for years! We’re going to need that electric fireplace :0

    1. Thank you so much Amy! We’re pretty excited about how it turned out. I can only imagine how awesome an RV would look if you re-did it!

    1. Thanks Kim! We definitely wanted it to be a reflection of our style so I love how it blends rustic design with modern technology 🙂

  4. Been looking to ad a fireplace in a travel trailer. Knowing that the electrical is different from a TT to motor home/rv, i was wondering what type of electrical are you all running, 30 amp, 50 amp? Have you all had to upgrade any of the electrical to accommodate all of your upfits?

    Inspirational work!

    1. Hey Luke thank you much! We are running 50 amp electrical and haven’t had to upgrade any of the electrical as of yet. I think for the most part we are settled on adding power pulling devices. We do have a pretty cool surge protector in the media cabinet that allows only certain plugs to get power at any given time, so we have been limiting what is getting power and when.

      I was able to run quite a few items at the same time as the fire place, but think once we get out to the parks we will have a better since of how much can run at once.

    1. We used MDF as the base and then attached tongue and groove boards with heavy duty spray adhesive. We attached them at an angle and then cut off the excess with our jigsaw. Just realized we never posted about the doors, so thanks for the reminder!

  5. Do you show how you made the cabinet doors? I haven’t seen that in the articles I have read on your blog.



  6. LOVE this mod and all your renovations! We are currently making a similar mod to our motorhome and the TV will now be in a slide out like yours is, where no current connections to the antenna or satellite coax are available. We are considering a setup to cast the antenna signal to the TV wirelessly versus unsightly wires that have to be connected and disconnected due to the slide movement but we are curious as to how you connected your antenna / satellite coax cable to your TV, or whether you simply do not use the antenna and just watch videos on your set. Thanks!

  7. I love this idea! We’re strongl consider this as an upgrade to our rig. Thank You so much for the inspiration. We are trying to figure out how to get electricity to the slide out. How did ya’ll accomplish this?

    1. Hey Tess, sorry for the delayed response. We actually ended up having one outlet on the wall in the slide-out so we ran a surge protector from that outlet (i believe it has a 5′ cord on the surge protector). It’s seemed to work pretty well for us, though we don’t have a ton of items plugged in over there. Do you guys have an outlet in the slide-out? I’ve had an idea in my head for a while on running cable connections into the slide-out, so if you haven’t already made it happen I’ll try to get to that project within the next couple of months and then I’ll have a better idea of how we run cables into the slide-out. Again I’m sorry for the delayed response and wish I could’ve been more help.

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