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Old 05-27-2013, 10:10 PM   #1
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Jayco Greyhawk tv issue

Today started to pull apart the front tv to see how everything is put together. The issue I am ultimately trying to resolve is when you put the transmission in drive the tv turns off. Basically power is cut to the outlet. How do I keep the outlet powered even when driving? Do not have the option of a second outlet for their is none. Do see the purple wire everyone says to cut...but before I do, just checking with the group. Thank you all.

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Old 05-28-2013, 04:09 AM   #2
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What I did was to install an inverter to run my satellite receiver and TV's when driving down the road. Either that or run the generator going down the road because the other outlets didn't work either unless plugged into shore power or the Gen on.

Bought the Gen at Menards for under $300 and it runs, 2 tv's the satellite and the trackvision satellite antenna all while driving down the road or during tailgates where no shore power is available.

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Cutting the purple wire that cuts the television off may get you in trouble in some states. It is against the law to even have a laptop open in the passenger seat of the car while it's moving. Thought police cars have laptops attached to mounts in their cars that face them while driving... I have seen dozens of people who have cut the wire that disables the socket while the vehicle is in motion and it works fine.

I have a 2 seat SLK 350 and my 12 year old was playing a game on her tablet and the nice officer told me that no video devices may be in operation save for GPS units that the driver can see. If you have a Greyhawk and the TV is pointed at the back of the coach I doubt you can see it from the drivers seat unless you have it in the storage position. In my in-law's coach the television is over the dinette behind the driver and they can watch in motion satellite. No wire cutting needed.
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Old 05-28-2013, 09:48 AM   #4
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Cutting the purple or white will have the same effect - breaking the circuit that cuts off the power to that outlet. I'd heat shrink and tie off then ends.

IF you want to stay "legal" you could route to a small switch to turn the function on/off.
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Well I installed a switch and mounted it next to the outlet. Works as described. When you flip the switch the outlets are powered when driving.
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Old 06-12-2013, 05:26 PM   #6
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On mine one half of receptacle is always hot when on gen or shore power. The other half is switched.

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