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Old 02-18-2009, 11:08 PM   #31
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Here is the manual for the DV2007.

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Old 02-18-2009, 11:43 PM   #32
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This is a really cool radio! I'll bet we could simply route the rear channel speaker outputs to outside speakers and use the Fade function to control volume of inside vs. outside speakers. Nice choice Tammy and Reace.

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Nothing to do with TV, but for audio I have a Sirius Stiletto 2 ( which still works although Sirius US is bankrupt ). It's a little bigger than my iPod and mounts in a dock in the car and plays through the radio. In the Toad it goes into the
Executive dock, a compact unit that requires AC. Decent sound for the price. It has a headphone jack so I can plug in my Altec Lansing iM speakers ( powered by AAA batteries or AC ) and use them outside. Also has Aux. in so I can plug in the iPod if I don't want to listen to Fox Talk, Howard Stern or NFL in the off-season.

The Exec dock comes with a stand or wall mount. I'm still deciding which to do. And, I plan to get an AC outlet installed outside so I have more options.

I'm not sure I understood the issue with AC versus DC. The Escape has AC outlets and an inverter that converts DC from the battery to AC. You don't need to be connected to have AC power. Not sure what the difference in draw would be.

Once you guys work out the TV issue, I might consider replacing the Insignia, but I figure if I'm that desperate to watch TV, I'll watch anything.

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Old 02-19-2009, 01:25 AM   #34
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Since I don't want an obstructed view from where I think I'll mostly be while inside, I am having both the television and the stereo mounted on the passenger side with the TV arm mounted on the fridge cabinet (the bed side) near the aisle and the stereo under that cabinet between the light and the fridge cabinet.
HokieEscape, what is the surface behind your sink and stovetop? Is it magnetic?
Edgar, I sent you an e-mail to the address that you listed for this forum with pictures of the Eureka Escape that I saw. My attempted picture posts are rejected as being too large, and I haven't figured out how to downsize them. I normally am not a tv watcher except for about an hour in the evening and I do like having the ability to catch the news. Until I had one I never used one in an rv either.
One can order a 12 volt outlet. Just ask. I also understand that the interior lights run on both 12V and AC.
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Old 02-19-2009, 06:25 AM   #35
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Hi Sandra,
That's a stainless backsplash behind the sink, and the picture is from Alf's 5.0 (Escape Artist). We're picking up HokieEscape 5 weeks from today, and it too will have the stainless backsplash. Wheither it's magnetic or not stands to be seen. Depending on the composition of some stainless, it may or may not. I hope it is. Heh Alf, will your's hold a magnet?
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Old 02-19-2009, 06:38 AM   #36
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Oh yes, and Edgar, we're gonna keep you! That's a great solution! Thanks
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I'm not sure I understood the issue with AC versus DC. The Escape has AC outlets and an inverter that converts DC from the battery to AC. You don't need to be connected to have AC power. Not sure what the difference in draw would be.
Glen, I have never heard that Escape supplies an inverter. I could be wrong though, it is just that I am sure it would be listed in the standard features.

I am by no means an expert on DC power conversion, but have been reading a bit lately, both for use with a trailer, and for an off-grid application at our land. Using an inverter causes some energy loss. The are anywhere from 75-95% efficient, and even worse when the draw is low. There are basically 2 types of inverters, Pure Sine and Modified Sine. The MS converters are cheaper to buy, but are less efficient, especially where motors are involved in that motors run even less effectively on them then they would on 120V. PS converters produce 'cleaner' power, but once you start getting above 300 watts, they really start to get expensive. 300 watts is enough to power most electronics, but not much electrical stuff. I have a 300 watt MS converter, and if the battery voltage drops very much at all, it tends to cut out if the load is near the top of the range too.

So, while inverters are great things where needed, I do prefer to try to stick to relying on the 12V system while off the grid, which would be at least 75% of the time.

I would be interested to hear what others have experienced with inverters as well.
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Hi: All...The stainless back splash covers the bathroom wall around to the edge of the range hood. I am sure I tried it and it is not fridge magnet friendly (good quality)...just my magnetic personality is!!!
Our 5.0 has a Parallax 7300 power supply " Most advanced 120V. to 12V. power system". That's the sum total of my knowledge of Watts n Volts... shocking Eh!!!
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I like the look of the Stainless backsplash Alf. Is that something Escape installed. Even though the better stainless is not magnetic due to the nickel in the mix, it would make for a good place to permanently mount something with sheet metal screws though.
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Hi: Jim...Yepper it was installed by Reace in place of the "Window over the sink". It also covers the wall of the bathroom beside the stove. I think the previous owners had it put there to deflect heat seeking "MISSILES"
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