TV selection - Fiberglass RV
RV News RVBusiness 2021 Top 10 RVs of the Year, plus 56 additional debuts and must-see units → ×


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 12-15-2018, 09:36 AM   #1
Member
 
Name: corvetteguy
Trailer: Casita
Virginia
Posts: 33
TV selection

I'm looking for a new TV for my Casita. It seems the pickens are slim on Amazon and Walmart and the consumer ratings are kinda low. Is there another place I could check. If you have recently purchased one and are happy please share. Looking for 23-24" , no DVD, one or two HDMI ports, 12 or 110 volt.
garyhall is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2018, 11:21 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
Steve Hammel's Avatar
 
Name: Steve
Trailer: Casita SD 17
Loon Lake Wa. and Boulder City, Nv.
Posts: 2,019
Registry
I'll be paying close attention to this thread as well. I ran a similar thread some time back looking for a decent 12v TV but still haven't purchased one.
Be very careful when purchasing on Ebay. I put in a search for 12v TV's and several came up and most were obviously the same business. I found one I liked and purchased it yet when it arrived it was 110 v. I complained and was offered a coupon to buy an inverter. Eventually after much complaining I received a refund thru Ebay. This particular vendor is based in Viet Nam but the TV was delivered from WalMart in Arkansas. Their ad's state that they are 12v multiple times throughout the ad.
Steve Hammel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2018, 05:03 PM   #3
Junior Member
 
Trailer: 2018 Casita 16' SD - Condo A-Go-Go
Utah
Posts: 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve Hammel View Post
I'll be paying close attention to this thread as well. I ran a similar thread some time back looking for a decent 12v TV but still haven't purchased one.
Be very careful when purchasing on Ebay. I put in a search for 12v TV's and several came up and most were obviously the same business. I found one I liked and purchased it yet when it arrived it was 110 v. I complained and was offered a coupon to buy an inverter. Eventually after much complaining I received a refund thru Ebay. This particular vendor is based in Viet Nam but the TV was delivered from WalMart in Arkansas. Their ad's state that they are 12v multiple times throughout the ad.
Check out Pilot or Loves truck stops. They carry 12 items and TV's are included.
Alice L is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2018, 05:18 PM   #4
Member
 
Name: Richard
Trailer: Escape 21
Texas
Posts: 54
We found that a 22 inch 110 volt TV worked well fit nicely between the back and side windows of our 17FD. We mounted it with a mount designed to mount under kitchen cupboards. When we didn't have shore power, we used a small 200 watt inverter.
__________________
Rick and Vicky Reed
richardr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2018, 06:13 PM   #5
Junior Member
 
Name: Terry
Trailer: Casita
Tennessee
Posts: 18
We are on our first Casita trip. Of course I accidentally left the owners manual at home. Doh!
Is it standard to have a 12 volt TV in a 2018 17 foot Spirt Delux? I only tried it one night while we were boondock camping. It didn't come on.
I can say this, with 5 nights in our egg ship on shore power, I'm not impressed with the TV at all and I would love to replace it.
BahneCasita is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2018, 07:12 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Ed Harris's Avatar
 
Name: Ed
Trailer: 1982 Fiber Stream and 2002 Casita Freedom Deluxe,The driveway is a Dark & Lonely Place now!
Missouri
Posts: 1,988
If you don't need to run the TV on 12 volt D.C. then just get a Samsung,they are really better than the others and priced pretty similar or a little more.

If you do need it to run on 12 volt then get a Samsung and a decent inverter or try to find a Jensen TV they seem to be made more for vehicles than most others although the ones sold at Truck Stops are likely OK too for obvious reasons.

I have also found a lot of TVs in my days that do run on 12 volt D.C. transformers and they have all run just fine using a trailers 12 volt power as the battery acts as a sort of filter to make the converter output OK for them to work safely.

In my experience this has not been a problem.

I will also add that these days almost any flat panel TV is going to be and work just fine as they are so much more alike than different than they used to be.
There are really only a few different makers of the actual flat panels themselves and all current TVs are also use LED backlight so the only thing different is features and size from a practical perspective.

If yo buy a Samsung or other better name brand you will get a better panel and thus a better picture but I know many here just want the cheapest they can find and the cheap ones usually work fine these days too!

Yes I do sell TVs.
Ed Harris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2018, 08:00 PM   #7
Junior Member
 
Name: Terry
Trailer: Casita
Tennessee
Posts: 18
Thanks Ed!
A Samsung really does make sense. I have a Samsung Galaxy phone and I'd love to Samsung Smartcast to the Casita TV.
BahneCasita is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2018, 11:36 PM   #8
Junior Member
 
gretchens's Avatar
 
Name: gretchen
Trailer: scamp 13'
Washington
Posts: 15
We have a NAXA TV for our trailer. I wasn't familiar with the brand but came up a lot during searches for 12v televisions and mostly on trucker websites. We have had for 4 years and it has worked great for us.
gretchens is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-25-2018, 09:01 AM   #9
Junior Member
 
Name: Terry
Trailer: Casita
Tennessee
Posts: 18
We also have the NAXA TV. I even installed a PC speaker and I cant hear the dang thing when the heat strip or the furnace is running. I know my hearing is going but for us to watch a movie we have to freeze. The higher the volume, the more distortion we get. So more volume is not beneficial.
BahneCasita is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-25-2018, 05:10 PM   #10
Commercial Member
 
tractors1's Avatar
 
Name: Charlie Y
Trailer: Escape 21 - Felicity
Oregon
Posts: 1,439
Quote:
Originally Posted by BahneCasita View Post
We also have the NAXA TV. I even installed a PC speaker and I cant hear the dang thing when the heat strip or the furnace is running. I know my hearing is going but for us to watch a movie we have to freeze. The higher the volume, the more distortion we get. So more volume is not beneficial.
I run a patch cord from the tv earphone jack to the Aux input on my stereo. Works great.
__________________
Charlie Y

Don't drill holes, try custom storage you design: https://RVWidgetWorks.com
tractors1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-25-2018, 06:20 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
Name: JD
Trailer: Scamp 16 Modified (BIGLY)
Florida
Posts: 2,036
I bought a Insignia DVD TV that runs off a 12 volt wall wart and mounted the 24 :er in the side of the cabinet that holds the Refrigerator and microwave.
I have 12 volt available at that position, but have just used the 120 volt so far.
redbarron55 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-25-2018, 09:15 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
floyd's Avatar
 
Name: Floyd
Trailer: 2004 13 ft Scamp Custom Deluxe
IllAnnoy
Posts: 7,756
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by tractors1 View Post
I run a patch cord from the tv earphone jack to the Aux input on my stereo. Works great.
I did the same only I attached it to a pair of amplified computer speakers. It makes stereo but also has independent volume controls for each of us.
floyd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-25-2018, 10:32 PM   #13
Junior Member
 
Name: Terry
Trailer: Casita
Tennessee
Posts: 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by tractors1 View Post
I run a patch cord from the tv earphone jack to the Aux input on my stereo. Works great.
That's a good idea!
BahneCasita is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2018, 08:46 AM   #14
Senior Member
 
trainman's Avatar
 
Name: John
Trailer: 2019 Oliver Elite II
Texas
Posts: 367
I've been using Walmart more these days over Amazon, or Ebay. Just go online and order what you want, they have a large selection and most are not stocked in there stores. Why, free delivery to the store and you pick it up when it comes in and they take anything back for any reason if unhappy, what more could you ask for. No shipping fees for returns and the hassle of dealing with someone on the phone, your money tied up, and a big inconvenience to-boot.

trainman
trainman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2018, 11:23 AM   #15
Junior Member
 
Name: Rob
Trailer: Shopping
Texas
Posts: 5
22” Insignia with dropdown mount fits perfectly!
Rbertoia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2018, 11:38 AM   #16
Member
 
global2edg's Avatar
 
Name: Eileen
Trailer: 2015 Casita SD 17
Florida
Posts: 91
I walked into a Best Buy and bought a Samsung 21". Open Box on sale. Hard to find smaller ones, but store happy to see it go. Four years of full timing and still great. Has two HDMI ports and supports my Chromecast. Bought a small aftermarket Bluetooth plug in so I can add extra speakers at other end of trailer. We use King Jack antenna and cable when available. Works great in our Casita.
global2edg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2018, 03:19 PM   #17
Member
 
Name: Bob & Jackie
Trailer: 17' Casita Spirit Deluxe
CA,AZ
Posts: 77
TV/DVD

Quote:
Originally Posted by garyhall View Post
I'm looking for a new TV for my Casita. It seems the pickens are slim on Amazon and Walmart and the consumer ratings are kinda low. Is there another place I could check. If you have recently purchased one and are happy please share. Looking for 23-24" , no DVD, one or two HDMI ports, 12 or 110 volt.
We use the Naxa 23.6" Led Tv & Dvd And Media Player Combination With Car Package from Walmart. Like the 12v/110 feature as we boondock without electric hook ups and use solar for everything. Down side is built in speaker is not that loud so we use on of those JBL bluetooth/plug in speakers then everything is fine.
Bob & Jackie C is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2018, 05:03 PM   #18
Senior Member
 
Name: Harold
Trailer: 1975 Scamp, 13-foot
Redding, California
Posts: 390
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve Hammel View Post
Be very careful when purchasing on Ebay. I put in a search for 12v TV's and several came up and most were obviously the same business. I found one I liked and purchased it yet when it arrived it was 110 v. I complained and was offered a coupon to buy an inverter. Eventually after much complaining I received a refund thru Ebay. This particular vendor is based in Viet Nam but the TV was delivered from WalMart in Arkansas. Their ad's state that they are 12v multiple times throughout the ad.
A lot of sellers on ebay have absolutely no merchandise in stock. When you buy from them they buy from Amazon or Walmart and have it drop shipped to you. I discovered this when I bought something and it was delivered by Amazon with a gift receipt inside. I felt a bit stupid.

When I see something I want on ebay I always check Amazon and Walmart, and very often find the identical item there for a few dollars less. Not always, but often.

Those ebay sellers are letting Amazon and Walmart do the heavy lifting while making maybe a dollar or two on each sale. Do that a thousand times a month and it adds up.

Harold
Doctor Harold is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2018, 05:23 PM   #19
Senior Member
 
mszabo's Avatar
 
Name: Mike
Trailer: 1986 Bigfoot FT20
Michigan
Posts: 890
Works great!

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
mszabo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2018, 05:50 PM   #20
Member
 
Name: G
Trailer: Damon
Alberta
Posts: 43
12 volt TV

Quote:
Originally Posted by garyhall View Post
I'm looking for a new TV for my Casita. It seems the pickens are slim on Amazon and Walmart and the consumer ratings are kinda low. Is there another place I could check. If you have recently purchased one and are happy please share. Looking for 23-24" , no DVD, one or two HDMI ports, 12 or 110 volt.
Hi, we've had great performance with the least expensive RCA's. No fancy business, more likely to keep on ticking.

Many brands of of flat screens are indeed 12 volt even though the have a 110 volt plug or "wall wart" attached!

We just cut off the 110 v adapter and tap into the nearest 12v source. The cord will have either a white line or some ribbing on one leg of the cord; this is the positive wire. There will also be a symbol on the wart indicating positive as tip or ring. KISS.
workhorsed is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Swivel Jack Selection DaMScampers Modifications, Alterations and Updates 27 02-11-2014 06:53 PM
Awning Selection question GMike A Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 4 03-26-2013 06:50 AM
Electric Brake Selection GMike A Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 20 03-23-2013 04:04 AM
Upholstery Selection Peter_Crowl General Chat 30 03-29-2011 01:11 PM
Need help with Tow Vehicle selection cwopaul Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 10 11-30-2007 06:44 PM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:03 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.