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Old 05-11-2010, 09:50 AM   #11
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We just returned from a six week trip down south. We located the 12v on the dinette seat driver side up front - "out of the way" we thought - you're not kidding! It has proved awkward to get to and plug in or remove and in retrospect, I think practicality would dictate a location closer to the open area - but the 19's dinette is deeper than a 17's I think, so it may not be as much of an issue for you. Ian
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Old 05-11-2010, 11:21 AM   #12
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We have 4 DC outlets in our 19. One is up in the cabinet above the bed which is where the cable/coax & video outlets are also located. The TV swing arm is mounted in the woodwork right below it on the side of the fridge. I find this useful b/c it keeps the various cables/cords up & behind the tv so they're out of the way from the kids & feet. Another DC outlet is next to an A/C outlet near the floor under the fridge next to the water heater switch. The other two are under each seat in the front dinette near the floor. Currently, they get the least use b/c the dinette is usually made into the bed for the kiddos. I think they'll get more use down the road when the kiddos are bigger and likely prefer to be in a tent.

We found some rubber water hose caps that fit perfectly over the DC outlets which helps keep potential debris & moisture as well as little kid fingers out when they're not being used. I highly recommend them. Funny thing is that I can't remember where I got them which is a bummer b/c I'd like to get some more for using on some hoses at our house.

As baglo mentioned, I sometimes think it'd be nice to have one on the outside next to our outside A/C outlet. It'd be convenient but we were hesitant b/c we didn't want another hole in the shell that could potentially be a water leakage entry point. As I recall, Tammy didn't seem to think it was a good idea - can't recall why though.

As for a TV, we have a 19" Jensen that is DC powered but came with an A/C power cord/adapter (similar to the power cord you get with a laptop computer). We like the DC b/c it can be used in the trailer whether we're plugged in or not similar to Hokie. However the A/C cord is nice b/c we can bring it in the house & plug it in for use too.
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Old 05-11-2010, 02:18 PM   #13
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For a TV, I use my laptop top even at home.
Movies and 1/2 hour delayed TV shows.
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Old 05-11-2010, 09:30 PM   #14
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Hi - I have been looking around for an ac/dc tv for the last couple of days. There seems to be lots on the net for mail order, but can't seem to find any in the box stores. Anyone got any ideas?

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Old 05-11-2010, 10:24 PM   #15
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When I was looking, I encountered the same problem. I ended up ordering mine online from Jensen RV Direct (http://www.jensenrvdirect.com/jensen...-stand-91.html) and everything worked out fine for me. Camping World sells the same tv online but doesn't physically carry it in their store locations.

fyi... The Jensen TV is compatible with the Escape's Jensen Stereo/CD/DVD player option which means one remote works both of them which is quite convenient.

Good luck and please be sure to post for others if you do end up finding one in a brick & mortar store.

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Old 05-11-2010, 11:45 PM   #16
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I bought an Insignia 15 inch flat-screen at Future Shop. Not the greatest TV, but the only choice I had under 19 inches. As I said earlier it runs on AC, which is converted to DC before going into the TV. There may be a DC cord available for it, but my solution was to get an inverter ( about $50 at Canadian Tire - lots of choices and power ratings ). I can plug into AC at an RV park or plug the inverter into DC and the AC cord into the inverter for power when dry camping.
I also find the inverter useful for charging my cell phone or computer in the vehicle while traveling. The RAV has a DC outlet next to the rear hatch so I can use that to plug in DC devices ( listening to satellite radio outside for instance ) or I can plug in the inverter and use it to provide AC to the TV or whatever. Just be careful how much power you are drawing. A buddy melted his inverter, using a power drill. The new TVs don't use much at all.

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Old 05-12-2010, 12:33 AM   #17
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I have a 17B that we got in November of last year. We had Reace install the cable outlet on the vertical wall below the bed on the refrigerator side. That didn't work too well because we installed the swing arm mount on the wall next to the refriderator, and that made a cable going up that was always in the way, so I sliced into the connector (under the seat) and ran it inside the underseat compartment and drilled a hole so it now comes up at the corner connecting to the back of the TV. I would preferred to have had Reace cable it up to the microware 120V outlet. I would have been much cleaner. Our TV is a 22" with the built-in DVD player running on 120V only.

We have a 12V outlet under the front seat for charging the cell phones, and another under the bed next to a 120V outlet.
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Another factor in TV placement is how do you sleep?
After 40 years in the same bed I can't really change sides, and I'm the one who gets up in the night for a pee. That means we sleep with our heads on the passenger side, next to the fridge and - under the TV ( if we had it wall mounted ). We store the TV in the wardrobe for travel and when not wanted.

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