RV News RVBusiness 2021 Top 10 RVs of the Year, plus 56 additional debuts and must-see units → ×

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 10-11-2020, 05:28 PM   #1
Winnebago Watcher
Join Date: Sep 2020
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 3
Tv DC or AC for in motorhome

Good afternoon all I need to purchase a new flat screen TV my question is purchase a AC TV cheaper in price or DC TV more money. We plan of boondocking with the motorhome, it has a generator 1 battery for coach. Any thoughts on my purchase AC /DC. Or ??? Thank you In advance Mike.
Seighseer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2020, 12:01 AM   #2
Site Team
macnut's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: CA
Posts: 1,054
If you have an inverter, a cheaper AC unit will work well for boon-docking, though Id also add a second battery.
2017 Adventurer 35P, towing 2014 Honda CRV
macnut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2020, 12:13 AM   #3
akeagle's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2018
Posts: 488
That might be an ideal situation for a 12 volt TV. Then you wouldn't have to mess with inverters, shore power, etc.

We bought one for the bedroom of our Minnie Winnie. It even has a built in DVD player. It wasn't exactly cheap but it didn't cost a fortune either. The convenience was worth the extra cost.
2016 Minnie Winnie 27Q on a 2015 Ford E450 chassis. Retired U.S. Air Force. Living in Anchorage, Alaska
akeagle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2020, 06:08 AM   #4
Join Date: Feb 2020
Posts: 359
It may be diifficult to find a 12V powered TV through a brick although it won't be more expensive. If you can find one, just cut off the brick and wire it to DC in your MH.

Most smaller TVs use 19V DC from their brick like laptops and anything above 30" will usually be AC directly.

DavidM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2020, 02:08 PM   #5
Winnebago Camper
Join Date: Aug 2020
Posts: 12
try amazon RV DC TV
Markgel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2020, 09:27 AM   #6
Winnebago Camper
Join Date: Aug 2020
Posts: 24
My batteries are located directly below my 42", so I simply installed a small 800w inverter with a short 8/2 conductor connection. I run a power strip to handle the TV/BluRay/Soundbar and still have outlets for anything else that might need power off grid. It will even run the girl's blow dryer on lower settings.
MadMaxWinny is offline   Reply With Quote


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
washing the motorhome Lil'Darlin1972 General Maintenance and Repair 15 05-09-2007 07:44 AM
How cool does your motorhome get inside? FrontRangeRVer Winnebago General Discussions 44 08-18-2006 06:01 AM
Down hill braking for a motorhome? dbrown048 Towing, Hitching and Vehicles 6 06-09-2006 08:56 AM
Motorhome Height rvskipper Winnebago Class A Motorhomes 44 04-24-2006 07:58 PM
Here's a lead that a MotorHome Manufacture should follow! Winnebago General Discussions 7 01-24-2005 04:39 PM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Winnebago Industries or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:27 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.