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Old 02-19-2015, 06:34 AM   #11
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Sort of related-- we have used a little 12v/120v cigarette socket inverter
to watch TV when not on shore power for years.
Just upgraded RVs a month ago and since our TV has a 12v socket right
next to the antenna connection I tried the little $25 inverter.
Yep! It worked great and TV had no lines or other interference that I could
Just so you know- you probably don't need to run the genny while on the
road just to power a TV.

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Old 02-19-2015, 11:57 AM   #12
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Most states restrict video displays from the dash (oddly not GPS). Anyway just after I got our coach the dvd failed, or so I thought. The ground wire from the radio head to the emergency brake fell off (yea, fell-as in not attached with anything other than grounding the raw wire). It was simplier to connect the ground to the dash / chassis (via a bolt and nut) then do another head stand and fixed the problem. As a side product the DVD plays on the dash display regardless of whether in flight or on the tarmac.

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Old 02-19-2015, 01:23 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by Hoglou View Post
Most states restrict video displays from the dash (oddly not GPS).
Not most states, ALL states. It's a federal law.
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Old 02-19-2015, 02:16 PM   #14
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Hey guys the op just wanted to know how to hook up the tv. Not if it's legal.
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Old 02-20-2015, 12:08 PM   #15
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Watching Tv while in motion

Simple ground wire behind the unit. Pull it from the dash. Many YouTube videos on how to.

My family watches tv while we are riding along. I simply just change it back to the stereos home menu screen once the movie starts so that I'm not distracted while driving.

I also have a bluray player wired into my main tv. If they choose to use that we simply just fire up the generator
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Old 02-21-2015, 08:03 PM   #16
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I heard of one couple who would put the crock pot in the kitchen sink, run the generator while they were driving, plug in the crock pot and have a roast when they got to their destination!
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Old 02-23-2015, 10:09 AM   #17
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We do the crock pot thing a lot as most of the times our genny is already running for the house air conditioner.

More often than not though, it's the oven with a good frozen pizza thrown in about 20 mins before we are planning on stopping. There is nothing like pulling into your spot for the night with the smell of a warm meal already awaiting you!

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