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Old 03-20-2011, 08:41 AM   #1
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Post 2 quick questions- TV and cooking inside

I have two questions that I hope you all can give me some insight on, since I am new to owning a TT (upgraded from a pop up.)

1) I am buying my own TV (small 19inch) because I thought the TV option from Forest River was way too expensive..is there anything specific I need to be on the lookout for- meaning, are there certain things in a TV that don't or do work in a TT versus home use?

2) how many people cook inside a TT? Are there specific things you won't cook inside, does the smell of cooking linger inside the trailer and get into your bedding/cushions, etc?

Thanks for the information!
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Old 03-20-2011, 08:53 AM   #2
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Make sure your TV is digital ready and that it has a good viewing angle. Depending on where you will be viewing it from, you may not be able to see it if it can not be viewed well from the side.

We cook everything for the most part except for bacon inside. Usually when we are done we will light a candle while we are cleaning up and getting ready to head out. We blow it out before we leave and have not had any problems with odors lingering. With that being said we do try to cook more outside than inside.
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Old 03-20-2011, 08:58 AM   #3
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2) how many people cook inside a TT? Are there specific things you won't cook inside, does the smell of cooking linger inside the trailer and get into your bedding/cushions, etc?
The smells do linger, but not near enough in my opinion.
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I also forgot to mention that we only stay where there is electric. If you plan on boondocking(no hook ups of any kind) and just run off the camper battery, then you need to know that a regular TV will not work. For that you will need a TV that is 9 volts. Those can be purchased at Camping World, but at a premium in comparison to an ordinary TV purchased for run o the mill home use.

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If you plan on boondocking(no hook ups of any kind) and just run off the camper battery, then you need to know that a regular TV will not work. For that you will need a TV that is 9 volts. Those can be purchased at Camping World, but at a premium in comparison to an ordinary TV purchased for run o the mill home use.
I think that should read 12 volts.

You can find 12 volt TVs on the net that will work. We bought a 15.3 inch TV with built-in DVD player from Road Truckers for $250....more expensive than a comparable 120 volt, be we dry camp much of the time.
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The only cooking we do inside is in the microweave, all other cooking is on the firering or on an electric grill.
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Old 03-20-2011, 09:12 AM   #7
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As far as the TV my camper did not come with one so i added my own 32", a little mod had to be done.
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I think that should read 12 volts.

You can find 12 volt TVs on the net that will work. We bought a 15.3 inch TV with built-in DVD player from Road Truckers for $250....more expensive than a comparable 120 volt, be we dry camp much of the time.
Sorry, 12 volts it is. Thanks mtnguy.
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I was beginning to think they don't make 9V televisions versus 12V...........but then with all the other cut backs we have to endure these days with the economic downturn, maybe 12V had become 9V.
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we mainly cook inside when it's just the two of us. the DW does most of the cooking and she prefers having everything she needs at her fingertips. so she cooks inside.
we've never had lingering odors but we have the hood fan and the fantastic fan going when cooking odorous stuff.

if you camp with electric hookups, any digital tv is fine. if you dry camp, then you have two options, 12v tv or an inverter to run a regular tv.
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