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Old 03-20-2011, 02:10 PM   #11
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3rd option... a generator! We used a generator so I could watch tv while the guys went hunting! Everything worked!
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Old 03-20-2011, 02:13 PM   #12
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3rd option... a generator! We used a generator so I could watch tv while the guys went hunting! Everything worked!
And what do you do during generator quiet times that are imposed at National and State Parks ??
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Old 03-20-2011, 02:16 PM   #13
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The other option for a TV that works off 12 volts is to buy a smaller TV. I noticed Best Buy in the US has one or two "portable" TVs- they work off 12 volt power as well. They are smaller; 7-10 inches. However for me that is almost a benefit. It's not big enough that I'll end up inside just watching TV.
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Old 03-20-2011, 02:23 PM   #14
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3rd option... a generator! We used a generator so I could watch tv while the guys went hunting! Everything worked!
that works for boondocking or hunting camps, but not for campgrounds.

two to three hours of constant generator usage is considered good campground manners. any additional time is very inconsiderate.
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Old 03-20-2011, 02:26 PM   #15
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I brought a 22" TV from Costco and it works great. It is wall mounted with a swing out arm that locks in place during travel. (Available at Camping World) I hook up a portable DVD player for movies. I already had the DVD player which I used when I was tent camping.

I do cook inside and so far no problem. The scent of the food does not last long but I do open a window or two and try to avoid cooking on high. For those items with a very strong smell I would consider cooking outside.

As for bacon I didn't have any problem with the smell lasting long.
*Open window
*Cooking on lower temp
*Use a lid
*Avoid burners closest to wall if possible
*Discard grease promplty
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Old 03-20-2011, 05:22 PM   #16
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A 110 volt TV will work off battery power with a properly sized inverter, but by the time you buy a quality inverter, you could probably pay for the extra money involved in buying a 12 volt TV.
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Old 03-20-2011, 07:31 PM   #17
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Thanks to all for the information..sounds like a regular flat panel TV will do just fine and that I don't need to worry too much about cooking inside..I will be curious to see how the oven works, since I've never had an oven before when camping.
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And what do you do during generator quiet times that are imposed at National and State Parks ??
If you find yourself in this situation (I do all the time) you should look at a good 1500 watt inverter. It will provide a dedicated circuit 120 AC off the batteries to run the TV and DVD or Satellite Receiver.
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Old 03-28-2011, 09:40 AM   #19
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Oven works great! We bring frozen pizzas for snacking at night. A lot of times my wife will cook what we will be having a day before we leave. When dinner rolls around we just heat it up in the oven, electric griddle, electric skillet or microwave. Sometimes a combination of them. We got a little tired of the hot dog, burger option.
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Old 03-28-2011, 10:06 AM   #20
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We did the same thing... purchased an "Insigna" 19" flat screen TV...had our FR dealer install on the swing same thingy when we picked up our camper. So far so good (knock wood) No problems as of yet. Stays in place when we travel... picks up all kinds of stations on just the antenna...and works VERY well on cable hook up too.

As far as cooking... we opted for the gas oven..and so glad we did! We cook inside LOTS!! (outside too)....think the only thing I don't cook inside is fish, but I don;t cook fish inside at home anyway.

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We do have dogs... but even if you don't it works great! A little more expensive but soooooo worth it!
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