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Old 05-24-2015, 10:35 AM   #1
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this probably will be the dumbest question you have heard…but..we are leaving from Ontario and heading to British Columbia….so…in that distance we would like to keep up with the news, therefore…how can we hook up a tv? I have a small flat screen…
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Old 05-24-2015, 11:30 AM   #2
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Hi

this probably will be the dumbest question you have heard…but..we are leaving from Ontario and heading to British Columbia….so…in that distance we would like to keep up with the news, therefore…how can we hook up a tv? I have a small flat screen…
There are no dumb questions. We're here to help answer your question, not to judge whether or not you use a TV in your trailer.

Sorry, I can't help...
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Old 05-24-2015, 11:37 AM   #3
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If you can get electric hookups on your trip there are all kinds of antenna options. I have two different ones from Winegard. One is in a tube attached to the rear of the camper and it slides up out of the tube and folds out. Also have the Winegard Rayzor which is just a flat piece of flexible plastic with a lead wire, it's about 18 X 18". Intended to suction cup to the inside of a window but I hang it outside. Have to move it around to get a good signal if we're lucky enough to be in a good reception area. I believe it is also available with a booster. I also use NBC news on my laptop and a Verizon jetpack for wifi
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Old 05-24-2015, 11:39 AM   #4
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TV reception will vary all across the country and depend a lot where you stay. You may have "over the air" or cable with full hook-up, or nothing at all.
Given the size of your trailer, I would get an AM/FM radio and a list of frequencies for CBC Radio One ( Google it ).
Some places, even that won't get you anything.
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Old 05-24-2015, 12:55 PM   #5
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Use the Radio in the car while driving and take along a battery powered AM / FM radio while camping.
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Old 05-24-2015, 02:12 PM   #6
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For US travel we have a list of NPR stations. It would be hard to believe the CBC web site doesn't have such a list. Then there's always a newspaper. I'm not sure why but I find the paper version much more appealing than the on line version even in the reduced size one finds today. Raz
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Old 05-24-2015, 06:57 PM   #7
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thanks everyone for your help on the tv issue….now…i need a "back window protecter" for the Boler, any one know where i can find one…Googled it with no luck…
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Old 05-24-2015, 08:24 PM   #8
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thanks everyone for your help on the tv issue….now…i need a "back window protecter" for the Boler, any one know where i can find one…Googled it with no luck…
Are you asking for something like the front window Gravel Guard? I know some have made something that works. My 27 y/o Scamp doesn't have one. Haven't seen the need for one either. YMMV
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Old 05-25-2015, 04:05 PM   #9
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We are drifting away from watching TV with shows like "Damages" which is a good show but every other word is the F word.
What we did: We were going to buy a small DVD player for those rainy nights but then thought we could get a lap-top computer for not much more and then access the internet, email the kids, etc.
So that is what we did. McDonald's has customer WIFI as do many other restaurants and RV parks.
So we have quite the collection of DVD's from the $5 bin at Fred Meyer or Wal Mart, keep up-to-date on the news via the internet, even read posts on our favorite blog, FGRV!
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Old 05-25-2015, 07:38 PM   #10
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We go to the public library and get a stack of DVD's, can either watch them on the laptop or the TV in the trailer.
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Old 05-25-2015, 09:51 PM   #11
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Hi Corbett;
We've camped the Ontario to Alberta/BC route several times, with a 'small flat-creen' TV. Most campgrounds along the 'Yellowhead' or the 'Tranny-Canady' will have standard electrical connections. And most will be near cities with local CBC affiliates. You shouldn't have any trouble staying up-to-date, if that's your holiday 'halfta-have'. Don't sweat the small stuff - instead 'smell the roses'.
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Old 05-25-2015, 10:49 PM   #12
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….now…i need a "back window protecter" for the Boler, any one know where i can find one…Googled it with no luck…

Ok I have to ask why you believe you need one?
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Old 05-26-2015, 02:29 AM   #13
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As someone else said, the car radio is probably your best bet. Where I live the radio doesn't work for an inside the house or portable but in the car/truck it works fine.
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