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kellem

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Posted: 02/13/20 05:11am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Cheap is sometimes more expensive.
Went through 2 Element TV's in 1 year.

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I picked up a 24-inch VIZIO from WALMART for my OFF-ROAD POPUP trailer operations. This was more than enough size wise for what we needed for the small floor plan of our off-road POPUP trailer.

I found one that still used the 120VAC ADAPTER BLOCK that plugged into a DC connection port on the back of the VIZIO TV set. This allowed me to either use 120VAC using the adapter or the DC Voltage from the battery setup plugging directly into the TV set. This was a few years back and I found a DC Adapter cord plug from Radio Shack that fit the VIZIO DC port.

Without finding a TV SET that has a DC POWER PORT you will have to use a small PURE SINE WAVE POWER Converter to run the TV directly from your Trailer battery when camping off-grid... My 24-inch VIZIO fit in place of this small TV set I was originally using..

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I use the standard Winegard Batwing antenna up on a portable TV mast that I can install in minutes when setting up... Works great for us camping off-grid...
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If you always just use camp ground sites that has 120VAC Pedestals than this is no issue for you. Just get a TV set that plugs into 120VAC.

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schlep1967 wrote:

My biggest problem was that the shape of the televisions has changed. I had a large, almost square inset that the original TV filled. I matched the width with the new one and still had open space in the top one third of the opening.
Those dinosaurs are fading rapidly. You'll enjoy the much improved TV quality. Add shelves or cabinet doors above the new TV or otherwise modify the entire opening.


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You don't have to get a cheap one. Better ones will work too.

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Think outside the box - errr opening. Repourpose the opening and mount the new/larger TV on a swingout in front of the opening or elsewhere.

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Just make sure the TV has the correct bolt pattern for your TV mount. There are a couple different standards depending on size.


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Johno02 wrote:

go to walmart and get the cheapest one that fits. It will work for the next ten years...

Agreed (are we up to 4X now?)

I recall the RV salesman suggesting they could install a special RV rugged TV. That was before I knew much about anything RV-wise. Now, years later, I am glad I just put in one that a friend gave to me that was sitting around in his garage unused.


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We like our 12v. Works when we’re boondocking or if the park power goes out. It’s a 32” and only uses @ 40w.

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Buy what you like. Nothing magical about TVs in an RV.


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smart TV to stream (not off campground wifi)

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