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Old 05-26-2016, 08:13 AM   #11
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I forgot to mention we are getting the 1500w Escape-installed, all outlet inverter. But it sounds like it won't drain it too much, which is good. Part of my idea was to also view our GoPro footage on something bigger than our notebook.
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Old 05-26-2016, 10:30 AM   #12
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Nathan,
In our 21' we have a 22inch Samsung from Costco. We also have the 1500w inverter which we use some. The Samsung uses so little power and it's right next to our only 12v outlet, that another option would be to use a silent handheld inverter that is roughly the size of a baseball and puts out 100 or 110 watts. The Samsung is rated at 3.21 amps, which if my math is correct would be about 40 watts. These little inverters are $15 to $20.
The Samsung needs 14volt power, so I've been hesitant to rig a straight 12v to it and skip the inverter. It comes with its own converter brick.
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Thanks Bill and/or Earline! Based upon the feedback and also based upon the fact that If for some reason we started watching it more, we could always get a 12v TV. We never had a TV in the Casita and coped quite nicely, but the configuration of the 5.0 TA is a bit more conducive in setup to have the occasional family movie night. Thanks again for all your insight!!


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How about one of these? No fan or wires and compact.
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Old 05-28-2016, 08:17 AM   #15
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Well we went out and got this TV this week:
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/vizio-24...skuId=4904601#

It is not 12v compatible, but it is 1080p which will be nice for viewing our GoPro and Sony a6000 videos. Thanks again for your input!



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Where will you mount that 24" tv in the new 5.0?
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With your TV at 24" you may need to shop carefully for an acceptable swing arm wall mount, especially if you want it to fully swing around to all parts of your Escape. We got ours from our friend, Tom Fraser (taFraser) who can give you a brand and model. Although only about $15 on Amazon, I'm not sure how it will work with the 24"
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Make sure the mount is strong enough that you can hang clothes from the TV.
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Nathan,
In our 21' we have a 22inch Samsung from Costco. We also have the 1500w inverter which we use some. The Samsung uses so little power and it's right next to our only 12v outlet, that another option would be to use a silent handheld inverter that is roughly the size of a baseball and puts out 100 or 110 watts. The Samsung is rated at 3.21 amps, which if my math is correct would be about 40 watts. These little inverters are $15 to $20.
The Samsung needs 14volt power, so I've been hesitant to rig a straight 12v to it and skip the inverter. It comes with its own converter brick.
Hi Bill. Howdy to Earline, we're missing the rally this year. See you two in 2017?

Re: your tv, I have a Samsung 14v tv and tried plugging it into a 12v socket with a plug I used for a radio. Works fine.

I tried a $20 handheld inverter, works fine when I need it but it really gobbles the power. Hint: if you get one, don't leave it plugged in when not in use.

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We're getting the 2016 50 TA cpaharley, and I thing it goes on the right-hand wall in the loft area. We are getting Escapes arm that they are installing. I asked Sarah if a 24" TV would be too large and she said no. It's less than 8lbs, so I'm hoping it will be ok..


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