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RE: 12v TV/monitor.. What your using please.. No inverters

Sorry for being cryptic with my needs.. While driving, I would like internet access for my passengers. My data plan has limitations, but it's a possibility if I get a unlimited plan. I would like a larger screen in my van for them to view. Allot bigger than my laptop, and the ability to move it to the camper after we arrive. I would also like internet where I'm camped.. That might be more difficult because I usually have limited cell phone reception where I go. Yes, I know I'm camping and will be taking in nature etc etc. But when the sun goes down, or its raining. I would like the internet to connect to netflix youtube movie4k google pandora, whatever.. Instead of having a library of dvd's music cd's and the time and money gathering them. My laptop operates fine powered by my two trojan batteries.. But I'm not sure if my pair of trojans could power it AND a larger display. I might have to run my eu2000i anyway.. Is there another alternative? Should I consider a external hard drive to store content since internet underway and in remote places is to slow? I'm willing to buy all new equipment. Thanks for all the input everyone!
rerod 10/18/14 12:14pm Technology Corner
RE: 12v TV/monitor.. What your using please.. No inverters

Its not that I don't have a inverter.. I do in the camper. But I don't, in my Cummins E350 and need entertainment for my passengers. Why didn't you say that in the first post Like I already said there are a bazillion automotive car entertainment LCD displays out there in multiple sizes and prices, the have a/v inputs so they work with game machines and portable DVD players No pc or TV I use a 7" flip down display as my backup rearview monitor Look at Amazon or frys electronics I didn't say that because I don't want to use my inverter. And like I said. I'm looking for a monitor which takes input from a PC not just dvd's. multi media monitor? Just bought this 32" Insignia from Best Buy for 169. It has the brick transformer. I had a 12 volt cig lighter plug and it works perfectly on 12 v and 110 when I have it. Has all the plugs on the back for anything you want to hook up. It plugs into my Jensen system also to play DVDs. Perfect hd picture ota. Thanks! that's great to know the brand your happy with at least.. Have you tried it hdmi to hdmi on a PC?
rerod 10/15/14 06:13pm Technology Corner
RE: 12v TV/monitor.. What your using please.. No inverters

I was looking at TV's at Best Buy and even asked the floor sales people what TV's would run on 12 VDC. They replied "None" they all plug into 120 volts. Well true enough, all where plugged in at the store to 120 volts. Many had a power supply that looks like the computer ones, and have a 12 volt output! So they where not well educated, and seemed not to care at all. Fred. I don't think any of them have 12v at the transformer and that's a bit of my confusion.. 14v is what I'm seeing but wasn't sure if that was to high, and kept looking for 12v to no avail. X-2 Just what I have been saying for a long time. 12VDC is usually cleaner than the 12 VDC output of a brick plugged into an inverter, in my opinion. Its not that I don't have a inverter.. I do in the camper. But I don't, in my Cummins E350 and need entertainment for my passengers. If you positively, absolutely don't want an inverter get A Honda 2000 generator. Iv got one of those to and I simply love it. I top off my Trojans every morning while I make breakfast.. Frankly, I know I need/want better entertainment while camping, or at least the option for bad weather days.. But I haven't figured out the best way to achieve that when I usually have very spotty and limited internet with my iphone I tether off of due to the remote locations. Iv been told I need to save movies and music on a hard drive but don't know if that's the best option when you cant get a iphone signal.
rerod 10/06/14 08:47am Technology Corner
12v TV/monitor.. What your using please.. No inverters

I'm looking for a TV/monitor we can use while camping and under way on the road. I was going to simply ask "what 12v TV you removed the transformer from and are currently using in your RV".. But my requirements have changed. I want a TV/monitor a can also watch music videos and online content from my laptop. Iv read allot of bad reviews from people who have tried to connect a larger display from PC's and laptops.. Anyone doing this? And any suggestions as Im completely open to buying whatever it takes including a new laptop, but need to be certain it works well. Thanks!
rerod 10/04/14 11:39am Technology Corner
RE: Anyone make a camper trailer with attached ground tent?

check out Rpods. the ones I looked at had a screened room that fastened to the channel along the roof line, similar to a lot of them I saw in campgrounds in Italy and Switzerland. bumpy Thanks Bumpy.. That's the first camper which offer's a tent designed to fit on it! In fact maybe I could use the Rpod tent, or channel/track attachment for my own project.. Unfortunately, any short 10'-12' cargo trailers I find are narrow with fenders, when I want the wide 8'6" with wheel wells instead. And most manufactures fall very short on quality longevity compared to my featherlite. http://i640.photobucket.com/albums/uu127/re-rod/featherlite/featherliteRL001.jpg
rerod 08/31/14 09:44am Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Anyone make a camper trailer with attached ground tent?

These are popular in Australia Something like this... http://static.productreview.com.au/pr.products/83851_escape_tvan.jpg height=300 My Starcraft 14RT OFF-ROAD POPUP will go anywhere my 4WD Truck will go and is quite comfortable... Might want to look at those with the high wheels.. http://i738.photobucket.com/albums/xx22/roybraddy/CampDorisSep07002-1.jpg height=300 Roy Ken Those are both nice.. Whats the first one called? But, neither have a shower.. After searching all morning, it looks like I would have to outfit a 10' enclosed trailer with toilet/shower/kitchen and have a tent modified to snap onto the back.. I'm surprised no one makes something like that.
rerod 08/30/14 12:39pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
Anyone make a camper trailer with attached ground tent?

I own a 24' featherlite toy-hauler but would like to down size for more remote locations.. What I'm looking for is a small hard side camper which only contains the toilet, shower and kitchen.. Then a attached tent would be for sleeping living.. Does something like that exist?
rerod 08/30/14 11:18am Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: ~Post your campsite photos here~

Our favorite campground and favorite site in the Smoky Mountains even though it is a KOA which we very very rarely stay at. Townsend KOA http://i57.tinypic.com/kf3wg2.jpg http://i58.tinypic.com/wujvxi.jpg That looks so peaceful.. And nothing like a brook to babble yourself to sleep..
rerod 08/25/14 11:20am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: ~Post your campsite photos here~

What a beautiful 1st gen Ram. Have any other pics of it? That is nice! Cummins?
rerod 02/10/14 03:45pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 12 volt Smart TV?

So the TV requiring a 15-19VDC brick is acceptable adapting to a 12 volt RV system?I wouldn't imagine so. Perhaps a DC/DC inverter - but for that trouble you may as well use a real inverter. Sorry missed your post.. I will agree with you that 15-19VDC sounds to high for a 12.5-14.5 volt system.
rerod 01/29/14 12:02pm Technology Corner
RE: 12 volt Smart TV?

So the TV requiring a 15-19VDC brick is acceptable adapting to a 12 volt RV system? Lets forget about my smart TV question.. The Voltage is what prevented me from buying a TV in the past because the transformer range was 15-19VDC.. Again.. Is that the acceptable voltage range for a camper/rv?
rerod 01/29/14 12:00pm Technology Corner
RE: 12 volt Smart TV?

So the TV requiring a 15-19VDC brick is acceptable adapting to a 12 volt RV system?
rerod 01/28/14 05:38am Technology Corner
RE: 12 volt Smart TV?

Any TV with an AC to DC power brick will have the Input and Output voltages listed on the brick. So there is no need to go to the store and test. Most smaller LCD TV's would use some sort of power brick. As far as Smart TV's are concerned, what do you mean? Internet enabled for apps like Netflix? I cant find any voltage info regarding the brick when I shop online. Thus, I'd have to go to the store and read the brick. Not test. Yes.. Netflix etc. But maybe a dumb TV with a Roku 3 would be a better choice.
rerod 01/27/14 01:36pm Technology Corner
12 volt Smart TV?

I know some people have had good luck buying a TV with 120v/12v transformers, and powering them from the RV's 12 volt system without the TV transformer or a inverter. I read you need to go to the store and look at the transformer to be sure its 12 volt since manufactures don't generally list that info.. So my question is.. Do any smart TV's come with a 120v/12v transformer? I need a new tv and it would be nice to be able to watch it at home and while camping in the RV.. Thanks!
rerod 01/27/14 12:31pm Technology Corner
RE: ~Post your campsite photos here~

Gregory- Those campgrounds out west sure are different from what we are used to. Looks pretty nice though. You can say that again.. Our wifes would have mowed over those unprotected utilities long ago.
rerod 10/31/13 06:24pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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