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Old 03-15-2003, 03:41 PM   #1
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By next weekend I hope to be the owner of a 13ft Scamp. This Scamp was built without a thought for television. I want to be able to use my little tv when possible. Would someone please give me an idea of the best place to put the tv as I would like to watch it in bed. Also, the best way to run the cable or antenna without holes to leak later. I was thinking about under the storage cabinet over the bed/dinette. Thanks, Julie
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Old 03-15-2003, 07:27 PM   #2
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:wave Hello!

I don't have a Scamp, so I'm not the best one to answer your question. I think the 13 Scamp and Casita Patriot are similar enough that you will have lots of ideas. I think that the other 13 footers are similar also.

Are you planning on having a bath or front bunks?

I know that many of the Casitas (sorry, don't know about the others) have a shelf mounted on the back left corner for their TVs. I'm sure there are a lot more ideas out there.....Also, I know that some have used the under-the-cabinet mount models. The are a little pricey, but pretty spiffy.

Hang in there, there will lots of ideas coming forth. ;)
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Old 03-16-2003, 08:16 AM   #3
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I run the cable in thru the electric cord 'door'.

Casita has the most inconvenient outside location for a cable connection. It's second only to the fresh water drain valve for 'cheap, dumb and useless'. And they make holes in the trailer, Ugh!!! :o

For antenna, use the rabbit ears on the TV. Since egg trailers are fiberglass, indoor antennas have pretty good reception. An amplified antenna will work better for bringing in distant stations.

Where to set it, see what the Scamp folks have to say. :)

We store the 9" tv in the front closet and it's packed in so it won't bounce or tip over. Things ride better in the front of the trailer rather than the back. Less bouncing.
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Old 03-16-2003, 03:25 PM   #4
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I own a 13' Patriot. We use the electrical access hole to run a cable through for the tv. I bought a cutting board and have it on top of the sink area and my tv sets on the cutting board. When we travel, I set the tv face down on the full bed with pillows all around it. We are both large people and I use the full bed and and my husband uses the front sofa for his bed, with this configuration we both can lay in bed and see the tv. I must confess that we usually watch movies in the vcr. We bought a 9" tv with built in vcr from walmarts.:wave
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Old 03-17-2003, 07:49 AM   #5
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Rabbit ears

Rabbit ears work okay, but it is sometimes difficult to find a place to sit the TV and be able to extend or position the rabbit ears to an appropriate angle. I installed an antenna on top because of that. I have a cable that I run though the electrical door and along the back wall then up to the TV shelf for when I'm somepace with cable.
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Old 03-30-2003, 10:13 PM   #6
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Hi All
I just today installed a TV hookup.The hole was already in the RV so I used it for access.

<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3e87bf171f4e5tv.jpg/>


Top photo is where hole was so I installed outside box with attachment going into RV.

<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3e87bf26e5742tv1.jpg/>

Bottom photo is inside Rv by the and above the stove.This is where the 13Inch tv will sit when being used.I also put a block of wood to help support outside box.Wood to be painted.Hope this helps.:wave
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RCA TV antenna

I am putting in a RCA low profile outdoor antenna, got it on ebay for 15 dollars, mounting it on the roof low profile and can be painted to match the egg
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