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Old 06-04-2007, 02:25 PM   #1
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Hi Everyone,

Help me Pimp Up My Airstream. I have a 66' Caravel - 17 footer. In the front of the trailer is an overhead cabinet. I'm thinking of installing an entertainment system in the cabinet.

What should I buy?

Should I buy a MacBook to play DVD, Music and WiFi?
What kind of speakers did you buy?
Should I buy an iPod but I understand you can't hook it up to a TV?

How did you pimp up your trailer with consideration to space?

Thanks
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Old 06-04-2007, 03:14 PM   #2
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Nothin wrong with gadgets and gizmos, but in my 71 and 73 all I did was put in a FM/ CD palyer. The 35 year old speakers still work great. I added a small pair of speakers that I can set up outside. Maybe some day I will put in a small flat screen. Right now I just have a 13" TV and a portable DVD player. After all it's a camper!
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Oh, an Ipod is a must, Direct connected to a Kenwood MP235. added power amp and altec sub woofer. Alpine main speakers. LCD Flat Panal TV.
Oh, and neon, plenty of NEON a zoot suit, wide brim hat and wolf whistle horn.

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Nice, superfly!

I stole the old 6x9s out of the back of my Bronco and stuck them in the front speaker locations, and then installed an Alpine deck up there. It has an aux out, so I can plug in my laptop, ipod, or just listen to the radio or CDs (not that I have any of those now that I have the ipod). Then we just bring the laptop for TV. It has aPinnacle PCTV box that plugs into the USB port which lets me plug into cable TV if available at the park and watch on the laptop as well. And it all hides away like nothing has changed since 1968

Oh, and I think you can hook a video ipod up to a TV, it uses one of those connectors like videocameras use. Read up on that one a bit more.

Now pimp that baby out and we'll see you at the next rally!
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Yeah, you can use a video IPOD as a video source and play back on the TV. I downloaded a copy of Handbrake to rip my dvd's onto a laptop, then used iTunes to get them on the IPOD. The quality is much better than trying to view them on my laptop. Handbrake has refused to copy one dvd, the second Pirates. It takes 1-3 hours to rip a copy, so start it up and go to bed. A 3 way cable from some VCR Cameras will hook the IPOD to a TV but the colors are all mixed up. The Red or the white is the video, just experiment by starting a movie on the IPOD then try the plugs into the TV's video. When you find a winner, the remaining two are for audio.
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Old 06-04-2007, 04:27 PM   #8
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Check THIS out!!!

Karen -

Like the 'pimp' thread.... If you want real world mods/ upgrades, that add real value and livability to an already good trailer - check out the "Classic 28" thread that John has going....

All upgrades are terrific, easy, most are cheap, and all add livability. His documentation is 1st class, for us visual learners!

Enjoy

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I believe Pamela painted her AS white and there's a stripper pole installed in the middle of her bedroom.

Looks like I need to go shopping if the iPod can plug into a TV. So many electronic choices. Then do I want a laptop to have Internet access???

So many choices - Limited funds. ~ Dang it ~
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That is why I went with the laptop in place of a tv. It displays very well, and it's portable for running into town and checking email at Starbucks. Plus, if you're ripping your DVDs to your laptop, then you don't need the extra step of putting them on your pod.

Where would you mount the TV in the Caravel? I have considered mounting a small flatscreen below that front cabinet, that could fold up out of the way when not in use, or hiding one inside the cabinet so you could slide the doors open to see it.
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Karen -

Like the 'pimp' thread.... If you want real world mods/ upgrades, that add real value and livability to an already good trailer - check out the "Classic 28" thread that John has going....

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Did a search on Classic 28, but need more info - or a link . . .
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Oh, it's there!

Spiffy -

Try that search again - came up immediately when I typed that - try cap-ing the "C"...

That thread will provide hours of great reading!!!

Worth the search!

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OK - This one? http://www.airforums.com/forums/f296...8-a-17610.html
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I, like Karen, hope to tap into the expertise of fellow members to learn about the latest technology with regard to installed electronic entertainment systems.

Clearly, I could just go down to the local Airstream dealer and observe the electronics Airstream installs in the new TT’s, but is that the best on the market? Is that what the sound pros would have installed?

If a person wants an integrated DVD player, CD player, mp3, TV tuner, AM/FM radio, iPod ready system with front access for the iPod connection, what’s the best make and model option out there?

And what about speakers: what’s the best make and model out there that is made to handle the harsh heat/cold and travel vibration?

And what about the TV display (14 -19 inches).

Assume all work off 12 volts (I don’t want to run my generator to watch a Boise State football game while boon-docking).

I know some have bought less-than-ideal because of cost. I too work with a budget, but I would still like to gain an understanding of the latest stuff, without specific budget limitations. Hey, maybe I scale back somewhere else so I can upgrade my entertainment system!

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