Originally Posted by Excellaphant
I will be starting tonight, I plan on staying 5-7 nights a week and plan on
doing it for the next year or so.
I have a perfectly stock vehicle right now, I do plan on a few modifications
though to make it a bit more livable for extended periods of time.
An LCD TV that moves out of the way. On an arm/ wall bracket.
A Computer based Entertainment System (HTPC) since I won't have
too much space for CD/DVD storage.
Some kind of nice speaker installation, since I want to use my record
player and have decent speakers. (record storage is another problem)
The shower could use some modifications, I'd like to install some
better fixtures. I don't like the shower head on a hose deal.
That's just some ideas. I really don't know how feasable they are
from a mechanical aspect since I want to keep my Airstream as
stock as possible.
I'll post when something gets done though.
How has your setup for the Airstream progressed? Your idea about a computer based entertainment system really caught my attention!
While we are not full timing (would love to though) we use an Apple IBook on all of our trips. This summer while contracting in WV I lived out of the Airstream for a month +. I purchased an Elgato Eye TV USB box for the Mac. That basically made the Mac capable of viewing and recording TV just like a Tivo.
Additionally with my ITunes I carried more than 200 CD's worth of music along with me. We have a USB powered FM transmitter that connects to the Mac and broadcasts to our radio in the Airstream. Instant surround sound. In the space of less than my sink the Mac is a DVD player, TV, Video Recorder, and music center.
The latest IMacs have really caught our attention. Look at a flat panel TV, then look at an IMac......many possibilites there! Just need to figure out how to mount the IMac base on a swing out stand!
Thought I'd toss in $.02! My wife & I are tech junkies. Drop a note if you'd like, as I know this has gone slightly off topic.