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Old 10-15-2020, 12:59 AM   #1
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TV Upgrade Question

Hello Community,
RV newbie here. Was able to find a lot of information about replacing TV in the trailer. I have a 2020 Flying Cloud and would like to replace the two TV's with a better quality Smart TV's. Should the new TV's I am looking at be capable of running on 12V? Any information is helpful. Thank you, all.
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Old 10-15-2020, 05:28 AM   #2
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To my knowledge your AS doesn't have any 12v outlets (my 2020 Caravel does not) so you'd have to use your inverter or be on shore power to power up any TV you get. Any TV that fits into the space of your current one will work just fine. There are a lot of good TVs under $150 in the 22-26" range that have all kinds of inputs and outputs.

My Caravel has one 24" TV that only had one HDMI port. I was able to get a replacement for around $100 that had multiple inputs and an audio output (my goal was to get the TV audio over the in-house speakers).

Any TV made in the last 10 years should have the standard 4-hole VESA mount points on the back so you can just take the current one off of the wall-arm and replace it with the new one.

Hope that helped!
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Old 10-15-2020, 06:11 AM   #3
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Not sure why AS doesnít put smart TVís in these new trailers. As much as we spend on these things..... oh well.
We bought an Amazon Fire Stick for ours in lieu of replacing TVís. You just simply plug into the HDMI port and it has preloaded apps for Most of the streaming services. Of course you have to have a wi fi connection from the pre-installed Airstream overpriced mobile internet system, or just take a hotspot with you. Same thing. Either way you have to have a strong cell signal which can be challenging camping in some areas.
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Old 10-15-2020, 06:18 AM   #4
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If you are willing to install 12-volt outlets a 12-volt TV will be more efficient when not conected to shore power because it will not require you to use your inverter. There are other posts on 12-volt TVs--use the search function to find them. --Frank
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Old 10-20-2020, 05:04 PM   #5
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Upgraded TV

I called our local Airstream Distributor for guidance on what to look for when upgrading the TV in our 2004 Safari. He told us any LED TV Smart 1080p with a regular plug in would work. Some of the newer models have unique wiring but our 2004 Airstream does not.

We just ordered a Vizio 32in Class - D-Series - 1080p LED LCD TV (item #: 7320032) from Costco.com. It was $165.

We just unboxed it, it fits on the original bracket but the black velcro strap that holds it in place while traveling is too short as we got a slightly larger screen so we will have to adjust for that. Can't wait to test this and also get a DVD player.
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