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    Off the grid camping - How to watch TV

    We just picked up our new travel trailer last week. Question: if we are camping where there is no cell phone/internet service, is there a way to watch TV?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarleneMcGrady View Post
    We just picked up our new travel trailer last week. Question: if we are camping where there is no cell phone/internet service, is there a way to watch TV?
    Yes, the more money you spend, the better service you will get.
    I have a Dish network Winegard Traveler automatic sattelite finder setup. It was well over 2000.00. But I get the same level of service as I do at home. There are cheaper options.
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    Depends on where you are.

    Old fashioned antennas, can work surprisingly well in otherwise non-reception areas. Or surprisingly poorly in areas you think should get great reception.
    Dish or similar satellite receivers.
    Recorded - add in a DVD player, if you can find one, or download streaming episodes to a laptop at home, and then watch them via a cord to the TV.

    You will need to verify whether the TV needs 120v power to operate. Most do, although there are a few that run on 12v - but your trailer may need rewiring to accommodate.
    More often, the sound system runs on 12v, but another thing to verify.
    And same for secondary devices - DVD players, charging laptops, etc.
    If that is pretty much all you want to use on 120v, if not already in the trailer, a small inverter can do the job - electronics take comparatively smaller current.
    My 2 6v batteries, and the 600w inverter, can last for up to 2 1/2 days with running lights, a few hours of TV (antenna + 12v DVD), and minimal use of the water pumps, slides, and fans. Other stuff - 12v refrigerators, cpaps, can run - but then battery life can drop a lot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DarleneMcGrady View Post
    We just picked up our new travel trailer last week. Question: if we are camping where there is no cell phone/internet service, is there a way to watch TV?
    @DarleneMcGrady -

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    Thank you Rob!
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