Questions from a newbie

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JennyS

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Hi
I've always wanted a motorhome, but only just got one!

We're so new we haven't even been out in our new (1997 Peugeot Boxer) Autohome Windfall yet!
We have some questions and teething problems that I hope you experienced people might be able to help with....if you don't mind...

1. Where's the best place to get a reasonably priced TV that will run off 12v and 240v?

2. Our cargo net - we can't figure out how to fix it up...it has two clips at the sides and we can see where they seem to go...but the other edge (bottom?) has a row of screws...and we can't see where they go....any ideas? We feel a bit dumb! Maybe the previous owners altered it or do they usually fix on that way?

Jenny
 

dylan

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Welcome to the fun site :thumb: sure someone will be able to help you they are such a friendly helpful bunch !:Smile:
 

highwayman

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Hi Jenny and :welcome:
I'm afraid i can't help with the cargo-net, but the cheapest option with the tele would be (in my opinion) get a tele from a supermarket and run it through an inverter when not on 12v.
Keep an eye on the Maplins website, they often have specials on inverters
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regards...nige
 

wildcamper

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Hi Jenny & Welcome from us:thumb:

Asda do a 15" LCD TV, DVD Combi for 149, which runs on a 240 dropdown box that drops it down to 12volt, I bought 1 a couple of weeks ago & it works perfectly fine on 12volt, the only downside is it doesn't have freeview:cry: But asda also sell the freeview scart adapter.

Hope this helps & Happy Travels in your new van.
 
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Hi Jenny & welcome to the "FUN"

I have this TV <<<look Here>>> from Maplins. Runs off 12v & is the lightest I could find. It also has Freeview built in. If you look on Ebay you can sometimes find the same at a lower price than Maplins. :thumb::thumb:
 
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Oooooops had a senior moment then ..... I hadn't finished.

By using on 12v you don't have the converter box hanging around, & it uses very little power. ::bigsmile:

I use mine with a Sky box & run this off an inverter so I keep the TV on 12 v all the time. :Smile:
 

Gonewiththewind

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I got my TV from ASDA 230 v box 12 v without box £115.
My SKY Dig box is also 12 v.
I dont like inverters as they use additional power to whatever you are using..

Don
 

Digger Driver

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Any TV with the external transformer usually works fine on 12 volt!
Just check the output voltage on the transformer box!
I have a 15 inch HD ready dvd combo with built in freeview!
£200 from comet!
 
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JennyS

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Thanks so much for the answers guys :D I too am a bit wary of inverters because of having to keep switching them off, so there's some very useful alternative ideas here. I will check them out!
 

finby

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We bought a 15" combo (DVD, CD,FREEVIEW etc) from MOBILE TV (google Mobile tv) for about £320. Well worth it in every respect. But if your interested we have a 10" flat screen LCD TV (no freeview) + portable DVD player (which plugs into the T.V.) up for grabs for about £100. Only a couple of years old, works off an inverter when not on site.
 
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JennyS

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Thanks for that brilliant and simple explanation! Now I get it!
 
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Anne

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Hello

Welcome - Rob and I are novices also - even tho we bought our first m-home in Oct last year we only had a couple of runs out in it so far....

We bought our tv/cd/dvd player from Towsure -where they have all camping/caravan/m-home bits n pieces - they are situated in Bearwood - this side of B'ham - but check out their website they may have a location closer to you! Welcome to Towsure - Discount Camping and Caravanning Equipment, EC Approved Towbars, Trailers and Trailer Parts from Towsure

good luck

Anne
 
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