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Old 11-28-2015, 07:05 PM   #1
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2016 3050 - TV While Driving?!?!

Hello All!!

It's been a while - I hope you had a great Thanksgiving.

OK, I have two questions. One is just out of curiosity.

I am driving to Florida in February, our longest trip yet. Until now I haven't really cared about TV while we drive because we haven't traveled more than 5 hours. But now I think that I better remedy this problem or I may be leaving a child or two at a truckstop. . . .

We have 3 TV's in our Sunseeker, and none of them work when we drive because we have an antenna, and no 110 volt outlet for our DVD player. Our interior TV's are cheap Jensens and are strangely wired to plug into a 12 volt car lighter type receptacle. My Honda Ridgeline has a 110 outlet! So here are my questions:

1. Curiosity - Is there any reason why Forest River didn't use a 110 outlet? It would be nice to swap TV's and plug in a DVD player without running the generator.

2. How can I fix this problem? I want to be able to run 1 TV and a little Sony DVD Player while I'm driving.

3. Would it be a big deal to have the outlets behind the TV's wired to 110? I hate the TV's anyway, and would love to swap them and be able to plug in accessories.

Thanks so much everyone!

Bill
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Old 11-28-2015, 07:33 PM   #2
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I play DVDs for the GKs from my magadyne in dash unit. I place DVD on player and than put the switch box on DVD. Choose AV2 as input source on TV. I than set my speaker switch to living room only. I know you may have a different in dash unit but setup may be somewhat the same method.
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Old 11-28-2015, 07:41 PM   #3
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110 volt power while driving requires running the generator or adding an inverter. Some DVD players run on 12 volts - like the one in the dash unit, as Garrette mentioned. A portable player may come with or have available a "car adaptor". Could also add a small, "cigarette lighter" inverter to run a DVD player at the tv.
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See #5 in thread Watching Tv while in motion
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Thanks, but I have a Jensen radio. I don't think it does that.
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OK, I'm a little pissed that no one told me that my in Dash Jensen can play DVD's and that it is NO WHERE in the manuals. I'll try tomorrow to see if I can get it to work, and I'll get back to you folks. Thanks so much.
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OK, I'm a little pissed that no one told me that my in Dash Jensen can play DVD's and that it is NO WHERE in the manuals. I'll try tomorrow to see if I can get it to work, and I'll get back to you folks. Thanks so much.
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Just a thought and dont want you to get excited but check your bedroom tv right hand side I believe it should have a dvd player built in. 12v TVs make it easier to Dry camp no inverter needed. By the way you could always run your generator while driving if you prefer your 120v dvd player
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I would put a DVD in the Jensen in and see what happens. It will either play, not play, give error or eject. Wont hurt nothin.
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My in dash Jensen radio/dvd player only will work the dvd if the unit is parked with the parking brake applied. I use a 12 volt to 110v inverter (from harbour junk) to run 110v things while driving.(plugs into 12volt power outlet puts out up to 400 watts of 110v power.enough to run a dvd / a tv. and my phone system.
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