I searched the forums as best I was able and didn't find any discussion about adapting an undercabinet AM FM LCD/TV DVD for use in an Airstream. Usually, these are used in a home kitchen or laundry, but with my 20' 1966
Globe Trotter space is a premium and I thought having all those features in one package would be a great space saving advantage. Plus, I like the idea of not having to run wires to a bunch of speakers.
But there is a definite downside. These kind of electronic devices are 120 AC only. There is no external antenna connection. The AM antenna is integrated into the power cord and the FM antenna is a thin wire. However, there is a standard 75 ohm connector for the TV antenna.
Internal antennas do not function well inside an Airstream. The all aluminum shell greatly reduces their reception ability.
So, here are the questions - have any of you modified these to accept external attenna? Obviously, a 12 v DC to 120 v AC adaptor can be used to provide power, but how much power do these things need to simply run the AM/FM radio?
Below is a photo of an Audiovox I'm thinking of buying.