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View Poll Results: Tv - Do you have one in your trailer?
Yes 11 11.22%
No 28 28.57%
Flat screen TV. 23 23.47%
Old style Tv. 6 6.12%
Tv on your computer. 8 8.16%
Will never have one in the trailer. 8 8.16%
Thinking about adding one. 14 14.29%
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Old 08-19-2008, 05:30 PM   #15
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Trailer: 1987 13 ft Casita
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I agree with Byron, never is a really long time, so no.

But I must admit my laptop comes with me. Most of the time it's to download the GPS to it but if needed I could muck about with other things.


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Old 08-19-2008, 07:30 PM   #16
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I'm interested in learning more about this HDTV card. After doing a Google search, I found many things but still don't understand if this 'card' is like having a wireless internet card or not.

Could someone please expand more on this?

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Old 08-19-2008, 07:57 PM   #17
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What brand TV card do you have?
It's made by AverMedia It is called the "AVerTV Hybrid NanoExpress ATSC" How's that for a mouthful? It came with the computer, that's about all I know. The computer is a couple months old, but I haven't hooked it up yet, so I can't say how well it functions.
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Old 08-19-2008, 11:00 PM   #18
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We have a Toshiba flatscreen TV with built-in DVD player. Hangs nicely on a bracket below the overhead cabinets. It's kinda nice to curl up with a good movie late at night on those times when we have a full hook-up. (thanks John and Louise)
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Old 08-20-2008, 03:55 AM   #19
Trailer: 2008 Scamp 16 ft
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No TV in mine. Don't watch it much at home, definitely don't want to watch it away from home! But I make sure to have a good book and a deck of cards, for a rainy day!
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Old 08-21-2008, 12:29 AM   #20
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We don't consider ourselves to be "Campers" as much as we are "Travelers". We generally are off to visit kinfolk in the western states, or to Florida, or South Texas for a Bluegrass Festival. Or to the Smokies for the Fall Arts and Crafts show.

We use our Casita as our personal "Motel" while traveling. After a day on the road we like to have dinner, shower, and settle in to watch the National News and the weather. Sometime we even come across a good TV program.

We have a DVD player in the upper rear cabinet, and with McDonald's 'Red Box' ($1.00 a night) movie rentals, we can watch the latest movies and drop them off at any McDonald"s the next day (prior to 9:00 PM). Some Walmarts have them now also.

We have a 15" LCD Flat screen mounted in the corner below the curbside rear cabinet. It's a newer model with both analog and digital turners. Works great in the Casita with the amplified "Delta" antenna on our '05 Model 17ft.
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Old 08-21-2008, 02:26 PM   #21
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I just read most of the first page so maybe this has been covered by someone else.

My TV is on my laptop. I just got a new Dell with biggest screen and the highest resolution.
I tied the Pinnacle USB TV tuner and could not get to work so sent it back and bought this one that works real well. from amazon with a remote.
It gets antenna hdtv (but I hate the antenna built in to my casita.. worthless.)
It is a full dv recorder like tivo.
I take my Directv antenna/box with me and it works well except I have to use an inverter on the Box. I sure wish they made a 12v box!

You may guess already that I don't go camping. My egg is my home away from home so that I can enjoy the things I like to do a distance from my real home. TV fits right in
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Old 08-21-2008, 05:03 PM   #22
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I want to buy a small flatscreen with a built in DVD player. Right now I don't have a TV in the Surfside
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Old 08-22-2008, 11:23 PM   #23
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Trailer: 2009 Escape 17B '08 RAV4 SPORT V6
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No TV and no intention of getting one. I watch way too much TV when I'm not on vacation ( a way to numb the brain after work ). What I want on vacation is stimulation. I turn on CBC or NPR (if I can get a signal). Which is why I considered satellite radio. I've checked out the receivers and don't like anything currently offered. I want it portable and compact. XM appears to come close, but doesn't offer the type of programming I want. Sirius offers a "boom box". I'll just have to wait for developments in that field and I'm not keen on a subscription.

Instead, I log on to iTunes at home and subscribe to free pod-casts of radio programs. I must have 60 hours of documentaries loaded into my iPod. Some are current affairs and would be terribly dated by the time I get around to listening, but many remain current for years - programs such as CBC's Ideas. I'm sure there are many more to discover.

Taking TV out of the picture ( so to speak ) makes time for the Old Bag and me to re-connect. At home, she's watching her program on one TV and I'm watching something else on another. With radio, we can talk, discuss ideas, play crib, maybe even be naughty.
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Old 08-23-2008, 02:05 AM   #24
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Trailer: Casita Spirit Deluxe 17 ft 2001
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I install a 15" LCD 16/9 HD/TV (1080P) with built in DVD/USB/SD reader (Deal for $152 on Ebay:-) Using my laptop to tranfert a couple of my DIVX movies collection in a USB stick just in case it rain. This TV use a AC to DC 12V transformer but I run direct DC From the lighter adapter in my Casita and run perfecly well

To keep thing running in dry camping I Got a Kyocera 87W solar panel (22 Pds) and a Steca 15amp LCD digital controler/regulater for charging my 86 Ah Gel cell.

I will add a NTX mini (white) FTA receiver and a 18" sat Dish under my sweevel solar panel rear bumper mount project... (Aluminium tubing)
This way I will get more option in case of bad weather :-) But this is not
a 'Must have' Item, I prefer a good fire my girlfriend and a cup of wine

Gilles & Josy
Casita 2001 17 SD
"The EGGxile"
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Old 08-23-2008, 11:33 AM   #25
Trailer: Bigfoot Rear Queen 25 ft
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We don't consider ourselves to be "Campers" as much as we are "Travelers".
Interesting, our kids and I had a good discussion on the differences between the two just recently while "traveling".

We have the full magilla in our BF, DVD player built in and video and cable signals routed (factory) throughout the trailer and wall mounted setups for LCD's fore and aft.

We do bring DVD's to watch but rarely have the energy to watch anything after a full day out sightseeing....but the whole idea is to get away and while away relax, and if TV or video games for the kids put your family in that relaxed space well, why not?
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Old 08-24-2008, 07:08 AM   #26
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I agree with the Childers about being Travelers, that's what I've been and am right now. I do a lot of traveling along with sightseeing. However I do go camping and sometimes use my TV and other times not.

I purchased 2 Christmas presents for myself and build a two tiered shelving setup as a TV entertainment center. I purchased a VuCube remote controlled satellite dish and a Samsung 19" flat screen LCD TV. By the time I get home next week I will have been gone 3 months and surely have enjoyed having the satellite dish/TV combo.

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Joy A. & Lily
and "Puff", too
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Old 08-24-2008, 01:26 PM   #27
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Trailer: 1994 20 ft Bigfoot 5th Wheel
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I purchased 2 Christmas presents for myself and build a two tiered shelving setup as a TV entertainment center. I purchased a VuCube remote controlled satellite dish and a Samsung 19" flat screen LCD TV. By the time I get home next week I will have been gone 3 months and surely have enjoyed having the satellite dish/TV combo.

Joy, I like your shelving system/entertainment center. Do you leave the flat screen TV standing up like that while you're on the road? I was just wondering whether you have it attached in the back or something. We're thinking about getting a new TV for the Bigfoot at some point, but things seem to get bumped around a bit in our trailer while traveling so we wouldn't want the TV to break. Thanks.

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Old 08-24-2008, 02:14 PM   #28
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I have a modest (12" flat panel) TV/DVD combo and a VuQube sat antenna.

My sense is that everybody camps differently and no one's way is best except for them. What works for me is:

I solo camp so the TV isn't just a way of ignoring my travel partner.

At last week's Michigan get-together I still managed to read two (Kindle) paperbacks, listen to some short wave and watch the Olympics (I seem attracted to women's beach volleyball but I can't quite seem to put my finger on why ).

Even did one close by geocache.

And chatted up the other glass campers.

Except for most dinners, I generally cook inside with either the TV or radio going in the background. Whatever moves me.

Of course, I like to think I travel in a style I label wretched excess.

Quando omni flunkus, moritati
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