Questions from a newbie

Discussion in 'Motorhome Help for the Beginner' started by JennyS, Apr 8, 2008.

  1. JennyS

    JennyS Deleted User

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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
     
  2. 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:
     
  3. 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
     
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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.
     
  6. keith

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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:
     
  8. 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
     
  9. 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!
     
  10. 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!
     
  11. 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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    Hi see attacment
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    this is pic of plug type
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  14. JennyS

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    Thanks for that brilliant and simple explanation! Now I get it!
     
  15. 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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