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Old 09-29-2018, 10:02 PM   #1
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Is there a good reason....

or am I just cynical. The only power for the bedroom TV in our 3170DS is a 12v outlet. Why not a standard plug? Did they save $.27 by doing it this way?
Anyway, how did you resolve this, with a converter or install a 120v outlet? If you put in an outlet, where did you run the line from?

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Old 09-29-2018, 10:39 PM   #2
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or am I just cynical. The only power for the bedroom TV in our 3170DS is a 12v outlet. Why not a standard plug? Did they save $.27 by doing it this way?
Anyway, how did you resolve this, with a converter or install a 120v outlet? If you put in an outlet, where did you run the line from?

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I don’t have a 120v TV anywhere and I’m fine with that. FR puts in what sells.
I take it that you don’t dry camp where you can’t run your generator. It’s nice to be able to get the news/weather every once in a while on a 12v set. Going outside during a dark sky is better than any TV show anyway.
To answer your Q, I resolved the issue you stated by correctly assessing the importance of a TV while touring America the Beautiful. I’m in Sunset, TX tonight and no TV. Ahhhhh.
Obviously, YMMV
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I have four in my 3171DS and they are all that way. I dont mind, until I have to replace one of them and have to look for a 12v tv.
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or am I just cynical. The only power for the bedroom TV in our 3170DS is a 12v outlet. Why not a standard plug? Did they save $.27 by doing it this way?

Anyway, how did you resolve this, with a converter or install a 120v outlet? If you put in an outlet, where did you run the line from?



Thanks,

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I removed my 120v 24 Furion TV and replaced it with a 12v 19 Samsung and wired in a special 12v outlet for it! I can use it when I dry camp and if I am plugged in to shore power, the 12v power comes from the converter (via the batteries). Perfect for us!
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Old 09-30-2018, 12:35 AM   #5
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or am I just cynical. The only power for the bedroom TV in our 3170DS is a 12v outlet. Why not a standard plug? Did they save $.27 by doing it this way?
Anyway, how did you resolve this, with a converter or install a 120v outlet? If you put in an outlet, where did you run the line from?

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Might be easier to buy a 12v to 110v converter and get your 110 from there.
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Old 09-30-2018, 06:38 AM   #6
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Well, nomad297, I ARE a college graduate! Being a former engineer I was just looking for some sense to their logic of a 12 v and not a 120 v. And no, we don't dry camp or boondock and use the generator....although now the option is available. Actually, according to my bride, we don't even camp. She says we're "glampers"...WIFI, cable, AC, etc. People camp how they want to camp.
ANYWAY, I will order a converter and move on.

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I’ll try to answer your question without being confrontational, what I did was Download the App for Directtvnow, I get 65 channels on my iPad or iPhone for $35.00 A MONTH. It’s Data Free Streaming if your already a ATT WIRELESS CUSTOMER. If not it will use your Data from your phone plan to stream with can be Huge unless you have unlimited data. I also understand there are ways to mirror it to your TV.
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From reading a lot of posts, although I do not have one, Sunseekers just seem to have 12 volt TVs while most of the other FR MHs use 120 volts. Have never figured that out. Maybe whoever designed the electrical layout was trying to help occasional boondockers watch tv without running generator or installing an inverter. Always seemed strange to me as well.
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I suspect, its because you have an either or option. Id see this as a plus. The TV will always work if you want it, whether you have 120v available, or not.
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People camp how they want to camp.
ANYWAY, I will order a converter and move on.

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Youve got that right, about how people camp! Heres a nice, inexpensive and compact inverter with great reviews on Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/Foval-Power-I...70_&dpSrc=srch

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