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Old 04-06-2016, 10:43 PM   #21
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I wish there was a "like" button on the forum. Some of Mr. "G's" comments crack me up.
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Old 04-07-2016, 01:44 AM   #22
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In my sticks 'n bricks, I've gone through two TV/DVD combo units. Why is it the DVD player goes out pretty quickly? I'll never buy another combo unit. DVD players are <$50 and are pretty small. If just the DVD player goes out the unit can be easily replaced.
I agree. Even better: get a Blu-ray player, since DVD is already nearly obsolete and a Blu-ray player will play your old DVDs and CDs.
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Old 04-07-2016, 01:44 AM   #23
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I guess I should have explained a little better. The idea I had was that perhaps Escape could fiber-glass a piece of wood to the ceiling just like they do the walls for attaching the cabinets. That way no screw penetration of the roof.
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PS: Looking at some build pictures, it appears Escape does fiber-glass some wood to the ceiling.
Yes, blocks of wood are used as anchor points, and to form stiffening ribs. Since the 21' was first built, there has also been cored sections, and the core material is apparently wood in at least some areas. That doesn't mean that either the ribs or cored areas are suitable anchor points, but there's potential.
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Old 04-07-2016, 01:53 AM   #24
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I agree. Even better: get a Blu-ray player, since DVD is already nearly obsolete and a Blu-ray player will play your old DVDs and CDs.
I'd think Blu-ray is also close to obsolete, replaced by streaming and downloads.
My $79 7-inch portable DVD player hooks up to my 15-inch TV. It's been used twice in three years to play "Caravaners" a National Film Board documentary about convoys of Airstream trailers touring BC.
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Old 04-07-2016, 02:11 AM   #25
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I'd think Blu-ray is also close to obsolete, replaced by streaming and downloads.
Sure... just leave out any player, and camp only in major cities.

More seriously, you can spend your life managing media, including copying whatever you might want to watch to whatever storage your mobile device can access, and either watch it on your tiny little phone screen, or connect that device to your TV (Chromecast, Apple TV, whatever...).
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I recall sitting around the campfire one night and having a fellow camper philosophize about humans being attracted to fires.
And another, more practical, pointed out that there was nothing else to look at, being as it was dark out.
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I'm debating whether to bother with a TV for our 21. My MacBook Pro can play DVDs and long ago I bought a converter/adapter that lets my plug it into a coax cable and view TV on it. It's 15" screen sitting close to us looks larger than the max size TV we could get mounted for the 21. I'm leaning toward getting the TV ready option and seeing how often we actually use it. So far with our 17, it has only been a few times total.

More importantly I want to get a better quality radio than Escape offers, one with HD radio tuning built in. I'm hoping that the HD signal will come thru in more remote areas. It has for us at home where we got a weak analog signal, but the HD tuner I bought works perfectly. We listen mostly to NPR and in Wisconsin all the NPR stations broadcast both an analog and digital signal. Does anyone know if other states and/or provinces do the same?
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Old 04-07-2016, 10:49 AM   #28
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Samsung (14 V)

We bought the 25" extension Master Mounts 404L (made by McNaughton, but at a higher priced if bought under that name).

Now to see whether we will actually use all this stuff when camping.
Would not the 14V Samsung work fine too. Many things powered by DC seem to have a broad range of acceptable voltages for working.

I see a chain that hangs down from the wall mounted end. Can you removed the whole mount? I like that you can get an adapter that easily removes the TV, but I definitely want to be able to completely remove the mount arm, leaving only a small base piece.

That last statement is the kicker. We have only once watched TV via the cable port in our 19, and watched movies on a laptop maybe 6 times, all in over 6 years. However, upon retirement and travelling more, I suspect we will likely watch more then.
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Has anyone mounted their TV from the ceiling?
I really like this idea, which might work good in the 5.0TA. I think I shall explore the option.
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I recall sitting around the campfire one night and having a fellow camper philosophize about humans being attracted to fires.
And another, more practical, pointed out that there was nothing else to look at, being as it was dark out.
Well, other than your mug, that is.

The draw of a campfire is that it has a life too it, in that it is ever changing. I know Air Force training suggests that in the case of a plane going down in a remote area, that once a place to set up is found, the first thing to do is to light a fire, as it not only provides heat, but also a form of companionship.
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I'm debating whether to bother with a TV for our 21. My MacBook Pro can play DVDs and long ago I bought a converter/adapter that lets my plug it into a coax cable and view TV on it. It's 15" screen sitting close to us looks larger than the max size TV we could get mounted for the 21. I'm leaning toward getting the TV ready option and seeing how often we actually use it. So far with our 17, it has only been a few times total.

More importantly I want to get a better quality radio than Escape offers, one with HD radio tuning built in. I'm hoping that the HD signal will come thru in more remote areas. It has for us at home where we got a weak analog signal, but the HD tuner I bought works perfectly. We listen mostly to NPR and in Wisconsin all the NPR stations broadcast both an analog and digital signal. Does anyone know if other states and/or provinces do the same?
Whether to actually use a TV at all is still a debate for us, as in most cases a laptop works fine. It might be nice to have a TV right out of the way though. I do think we will get the TV ready option though, just in case.

I had a built in radio in the 19, and while it was nice when we used it, it did not offer much flexibility. I think a good quality bluetooth speaker is what we will use. Heck, I could even install a shelf dedicated for its use to keep it out of the way. What is NPR?
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What is NPR?
Sorry - those abbreviations again - National Public Radio - sort of like the CBC for you.
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Sorry - those abbreviations again - National Public Radio - sort of like the CBC for you.
Kinda wondered if it was not something like that. I have never heard it. I don't listen to CBC though, for reasons we cannot discuss here.

My preferred station is CKUA, a publicly funded station that has a wide variety of programming, as well as very knowledgeable disc jockeys. They do have some programming I don't care for, but very much love listening to most of it. They support a lot of local and national performers too.
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