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Old 12-15-2014, 12:07 PM   #1
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Tv while driving

My wife and I are exploring our first MH. The FR3 is very high on our list. The big thing we cannot find is if the TV will operate while driving without the generator. Any info would be helpful.
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Old 12-15-2014, 01:10 PM   #2
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Yes indeed it will operate while driving as long as you have your generator running. Using the amplified rooftop antenna may or may not bring in a broadcast signal depending on your location. However watching DVDs is a sure thing.


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Old 12-15-2014, 01:26 PM   #3
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I could be wrong, but I think your inverter could handle the TV until the batteries died. Then your generator may kick in automatically if the FR is setup with that.
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Old 12-15-2014, 01:41 PM   #4
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The main thing for us is the DVD for the little ones. I would also like to give them the option to play their game system as we go down the road.
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Old 12-15-2014, 02:35 PM   #5
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I believe you are referring to the 12 volt TV of MH so you are either going to have to run generator, use 12v inverter or have one VERY!!!! long extension cord to plug shore power cord into.If you are going to use game system it would be easiest to just run gen set while driving.
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Old 12-15-2014, 03:05 PM   #6
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The main thing for us is the DVD for the little ones. I would also like to give them the option to play their game system as we go down the road.
If you're going to run a game system, you'll probably need 110V power. This will be either from an inverter (powered by the batteries) or from running the generator.

If you have a 12v TV, then yep, you can run it without the generator. It runs off the batteries. If you don't have a 12v TV, then like the game system, you need either use an inverter or to run the generator.
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Old 12-15-2014, 03:33 PM   #7
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Sounds like running the gen for 110 power is the norm.
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Old 12-15-2014, 09:28 PM   #8
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to answer you original question, no the TV will NOT work in a FR3 without the generator running
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Old 12-15-2014, 09:58 PM   #9
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Thanks for the answer
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Old 12-16-2014, 01:18 PM   #10
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Installing an inverter is your best bet.
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