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Old 01-14-2009, 07:33 AM   #1
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we are newbies and need to hookup tv

What is the best way to do this and what about the digital conversion deal?
We have an empty 55 flying cloud.....
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Old 01-14-2009, 07:38 AM   #2
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What is the best way to do this and what about the digital conversion deal?
We have an empty 55 flying cloud.....
Depends of it you want modern or vintage...I have a small (19" or so) LCD that is digital ready, it will pull in stations just fine with any type of antenna. Or I can use cable or a dish. For hook up I would use coax vs the old flat wire stuff. Unless you are trying to do a 100% original restoration, in which case you need a tube TV and the flat wire.

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Old 01-14-2009, 07:47 AM   #3
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modern forsure! what happens when the digital conversion happens will we get rec with the antenna? Cable? how do you get cable hookup?
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Old 01-14-2009, 07:50 AM   #4
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Thank you for your quick response Aaron, sorry Im so excited I forgot my manners!
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Old 01-14-2009, 08:08 AM   #5
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Welcome from the Florida Panhandle

First off, welcome to the Forums. We're glad to have you with us.

As to the television situation, pick up a brand new 15" or 19" LCD flat screen that is capable of receiving a digital signal over the air. It will also work with cable or a satellite hook-up.

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Old 01-14-2009, 08:09 AM   #6
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I have heard the old Skyliner antennas will work fine with digital.

My 71 had a hookup for a CB antenna. I just replaced this with a cable hookup. Otherwise you may have to pick a spot and drill a hole for a cable connecter which is riveted in to the skin.
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Thank you Moose...OK so there is cable at campsites?
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Cable is available at many campgrounds. I carry some coax and go in through the refrigerator outside door to get in the inside. Satellite is good if you are going to stay in one place for quite awhile. Do not mount the dish to the trailer. It is much better to have a movable antenna that can be positioned to look through the trees rather than having to repark your trailer when you can not get reception. Putting a batwing antenna on the trailer no longer maintains the vintage look but it works better than the clothes hanger style used on old trailers.
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Hi, The tough part for me would be drilling a hole in the trailer. Is there a hole already in the skin that you can use instead of making a new one? If you use a digital conversion box you can use any TV. I used this antenna on my 67 and still haven't decided on what to do with the 60.
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I run a television cable through the hole where the gas line enters my trailer at the water heater. I then run the cable behind the cabinets and twin bed to where my LCD TV is mounted. I figured, why drill an extra hole in my trailer?
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Another option is to run the television cable up through the screened vent hole in the floor, behind your fridge. You can then run the cable behind the cabinetry to wherever you want it. I din't do this because I wanted the cable to come out of the trailer on the street side, which is where my water heater is.
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