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Old 06-07-2012, 08:41 AM   #1
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My deer wife and Spoiled kids wanted a tv in the RV. My problem was we do alot of boondocking and rustic camping. We do have an inverter and generator But I wanted to keep from chewing up the batterys in one day. I was looking at the 22" tv i bought for the bedroom I noticed it came with a power supply instead of the typical 120 AC plug. I looked at the output and to my suprise it was 120 VAc input .09 amps to 12 DC 3 amp. I installed the tv and looked to where i could get 12 volt. Must of been my lucky day. The signal booster where the tv cable plugs in is 12 volt. drilled a small 1/8" hole in the cover plate and tapped in to the 12 volt for the antena booster and Walah. took less than 1/2 hour to start to finish
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Old 06-07-2012, 08:53 AM   #2
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My deer wife and Spoiled kids wanted a tv in the RV. My problem was we do alot of boondocking and rustic camping. We do have an inverter and generator But I wanted to keep from chewing up the batterys in one day. I was looking at the 22" tv i bought for the bedroom I noticed it came with a power supply instead of the typical 120 AC plug. I looked at the output and to my suprise it was 120 VAc input .09 amps to 12 DC 3 amp. I installed the tv and looked to where i could get 12 volt. Must of been my lucky day. The signal booster where the tv cable plugs in is 12 volt. drilled a small 1/8" hole in the cover plate and tapped in to the 12 volt for the antena booster and Walah. took less than 1/2 hour to start to finish
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Old 06-07-2012, 09:51 AM   #3
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Thanks, Picture Quality Varies with signal strength of the channel. Im looking tonight to see the wattage on the dish receiver and the options. As it is righ now depending where we go with the antena We receive anywhere from 3 to 12 channels. Wondering if they make a 12 volt dvd player.
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Old 06-07-2012, 10:24 AM   #4
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Im also going to put a wall mounted T.V. in our 5th wheel. I'm just a little nervious about the strenght of the wall studs. I believe there generally 2X2 studs. It would be a small T.V maybe 20"-30". Are people having good luck with wall mounted T.V.'s in there trailers?
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Old 06-07-2012, 10:38 AM   #5
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Thats what I thought When mounting the Wall mount with swivel. I pushed on the wall to find the stud. I found it drilled a small hole and to my suprise it was not wood. it seems like the stud on this wall is made out of stacked Hard board not 100% sure but pretty sure. So i drilled a slightly bigger hole x 2 and filled them with liquid nails but a dab or two on the mount let it dry completly before hanging TV. Now I have a perminit Wall mount that is part of the camper. Because if you ever tried to get somthing apart that has liquid nails on it you know what im talking about. Liquid nails is just that.
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Thanks, Picture Quality Varies with signal strength of the channel. Im looking tonight to see the wattage on the dish receiver and the options. As it is righ now depending where we go with the antena We receive anywhere from 3 to 12 channels. Wondering if they make a 12 volt dvd player.
Google 12v dvd player you'll find many many choices!
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Old 06-07-2012, 11:30 AM   #7
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we have this 12VDC DVD player. believe it or not it works pretty good, the only problem we have is with 1 DVD. it's a compilation DVD and for some reason it won't do the Play All function of the DVD it will play them but not one after the other automatically. but its barely bigger than the DVD in its case.

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By the way if you need anything Audio Video related check this place out I haven't found anyone cheaper and they are used primarily by the A/V industry professionals.

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My deer wife and Spoiled kids wanted a tv in the RV. My problem was we do alot of boondocking and rustic camping. We do have an inverter and generator But I wanted to keep from chewing up the batterys in one day. I was looking at the 22" tv i bought for the bedroom I noticed it came with a power supply instead of the typical 120 AC plug. I looked at the output and to my suprise it was 120 VAc input .09 amps to 12 DC 3 amp. I installed the tv and looked to where i could get 12 volt. Must of been my lucky day. The signal booster where the tv cable plugs in is 12 volt. drilled a small 1/8" hole in the cover plate and tapped in to the 12 volt for the antena booster and Walah. took less than 1/2 hour to start to finish
Is her name Bambi?

Sorry, couldn't resist. Anyways, on topic, my booster and cable plug has a 12V plug in right next to it. Odd that that is not more common I guess...
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I have also found that RCA TVs tend to have a 12 volt power adapter. I have a 19" LED RCA TV in my trailer. Check out Walmart- I got mine there for just under $100.

I bought a wall mount from Best Buy, and used 1.5" lag bolts to go directly into the stud. Since installing the TV I have taken a couple of short trips (120 km and 60 km each way- 75 and 40 miles.) I checked the lag bolts after the trip and they are as tight as ever.
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