Go Back   Thor Forums > Thor Community Forums > Thor Owners Community Discussions
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 11-17-2016, 09:04 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
State: Texas
Posts: 9
THOR #4900
Running TV while driving Thor Vegas

Hi all we are brand new to this going on the first road trip. How do we let the kids watch tv while driving down the road? We could not get them to operate without the generator running. Does the generator have to be on while driving to operate the tv?

We want the kids to be able to watch dvd's while we are heading done the road

Thanks for the tips
__________________

__________________
NBThor4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2016, 09:10 PM   #2
Axis/Vegas Enthusiast
 
JamieGeek's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Axis 24.1
State: Michigan
Posts: 8,965
THOR #1150
As shipped from the factory Axis/Vegas units need the generator to be on while driving down the road (the installed TVs are 120VAC and there is no inverter in the unit).

You can always add an inverter if you don't like to run the generator--it really hasn't been an issue for us. We quite frequently go down the road with the genny running.
__________________

__________________
2014 Thor Axis 24.1
2018 Chevy Bolt
blog - https://spareelectrons.wordpress.com/
JamieGeek is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2016, 10:00 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Four Winds 22E
State: West Virginia
Posts: 115
THOR #3119
You can pick up a True RMS inverter in the 300 watt range that will run the tv off battery power and your alternator will keep the battery charged. The TV only draws 40-80 watts depending on size and the DVD player is down under 30 watts. But dont buy one of the cheap switched inverter or the TV will hum and you will get static lines. Dont get one that is too small like under 200 watts because the TV will draw a surge current when you first turn it on before it settles to its running current and dont get one that is too big over 500 watts because it will have a greater parasitic draw even when your not using any appliance. Your going to pay $150+ for a good inverter but it will be worth it in gas savings and peace and quiet while the TV is on.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
You could also get a big inverter wired into the coach but you will pay big bucks and need a sizeable battery bank to run it.
__________________
samven is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2016, 12:18 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Four Winds 28A Class C
State: Vermont
Posts: 267
THOR #4117
If your TV has a power brick that delivers 12 to 14 volts to your TV, you could run the 12v from your RV directly to the TV and not use your power brick. The brick will have the output voltage marked on the brick.
__________________
tenbear is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
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


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

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




All times are GMT. The time now is 05:35 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
×