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The Furrion television has been zapped with rain water from the Oliver sign (since repaired).  Jason said I could buy another 12VDC  19" TV that would  work boondocking  but that I could also buy a 120VAC TV that would only work if plugged into shore power. He said I could actually go to a 28" TV, but would need to check and make sure it would fit with the window shade and wall.  Has anyone actually replaced their television and could you please tell me what you bought?  Thanks.

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I've just replaced my 2018 original Furrion with a 28" 12 volt, Free Signal, Transit. Functionality is a big improvement but installation did require a complete recabling of the entertainment system due to cable port function and location differences. It fits fine with respect to the window shade and cable through-grommet, but it is about two inches thicker and extends forward of the overhead about an inch. I looked at moving the mount 1-1/2" to the rear but this would be quite involved due to the size of the aluminum backing plate that's epoxied to the fiberglass attic floor. I elected to just add some small vinyl bumpers to the attic door hinge buttons in order to limit the door travel and prevent an open latch from contacting the screen.

The last picture is looking up from the vanity top. Look closely and you can see how much clearance there is between the TV and window shade. I do plan to lower the TV on the mount slide the last available inch, visible in picture three. This will reduce the rear clearance when raised but there's still enough space.

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Nan, do you watch a lot of tv? Do you camp often without hookups?

A 110 tv is really inexpensive at most big box stores, if you usually have power. 

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You are right.  I do not watch a lot of TV and I am just now getting into camping so don't know if I will be boon docking in the near future. I am getting old and maybe less willing to strike out on my own.  (guess that is why I joined Sisters on the Fly..which so far has turned out to nothing.  LOL

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I am also looking to replace my furrion tv as it’s starting to have the picture brightness continuously going from bright to a dim bright. I see that the 2020 Oliver now go with the Jenson brand. So first question Furrion or Jenson.  Now I see that Furrion has a 32 inch 12 volt with a sound bar incorporated and I was thinking of getting it but because of the size it will not be able to rise up to secure it while traveling. Any thoughts if I just kept it down while traveling ‘

BHNCB. you still happy with the transit?

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Jason told me Oliver is not going to use the 2020 brand next year.  He did not tell me what company they were going to use. 

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26 minutes ago, Corcomi said:

I am also looking to replace my furrion tv as it’s starting to have the picture brightness continuously going from bright to a dim bright. I see that the 2020 Oliver now go with the Jenson brand. So first question Furrion or Jenson.  Now I see that Furrion has a 32 inch 12 volt with a sound bar incorporated and I was thinking of getting it but because of the size it will not be able to rise up to secure it while traveling. Any thoughts if I just kept it down while traveling ‘

BHNCB. you still happy with the transit?

I wouldn't sacrifice the fold up storage for the additional screen size of a 32. It will probably ride okay in the down position but seems to me, with the additional width, it will always be in the way. The 28" Transit hangs over the sides of the nightstand about 2 inches which isn't such a big deal. Before committing, I'd check the dimensions of the 32 Jensen carefully  with a cardboard template to see if you can live with the size.

As far as the sound bar: I thought about maybe adding a small external one but we always run the TV sound through the DV3300  speakers using ARC mode, which is satisfactory for now. I did however replace the speakers with 6.5" Pioneers which are much cleaner than the 5" Jensens.

The Transit operate like I expect a TV to operate. The Furrion was immediate frustration from the first time I powered it on. Slow remote command response and some inopportune screen menu timeouts were my main issues with it, aside from the postage stamp screen size. The Transit is a bit more expensive and you loose the second/redundant DVD player but I have no regrets.

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1 hour ago, Corcomi said:

 because of the size it will not be able to rise up to secure it while traveling. Any thoughts if I just kept it down while traveling

IMHO the tv should ALWAYS be raised when not in use. Three reasons.... It blocks the view and daylight coming from the back glass. It is so very unattractive. But most critically, it blocks your only emergency route in case of fire or something nasty trying to get in the door. Have you ever practiced an emergency egress, especially if you have a rear rack? It is awkward even under very ideal conditions.

I removed the fixed mount tv entirely the day “Mouse” got home. I haven’t missed it even once. I can watch downloaded stuff on an iPad with wireless headphones or cuddle up with my wife to watch.

If you take it out you can put a fan back in the corner. I think the trailer looks much better without that huge appliance.

John Davies

Spokane WA

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Is there a retaining strap to secure the TV in the up position?  With the amount of bouncing present at the rear of a trailer where being towed, does the TV stay folded up ok?

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