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Since not having the RSE, I am thinking of alt solutions with the best over all experience for my son and/or wife for longer travels.

Simply a tablet (iPad Mini he currently has) wouldn't meet the need to allow Nintendo Switch playing

Goals:
Touch screen would be mounted via the head rest bars on the passenger seat w/an option or a swing arm to relocate between the 2 front seats for both rear seat viewing (movies).
Mini Computer connected to AT4 hotspot
Nintendo Switch via Pro Controller
HDMI switch box
Mini power outlet (to change from the 1 outlet in the rear seat to upto 3 items)
Could add a small printer (via BT) in the back if ever needing to print a document); this one might be just too far fetched in theory.

All items short of the monitor/switch (to switch games) will be hidden.

Am I crazy?
 

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Since not having the RSE, I am thinking of alt solutions with the best over all experience for my son and/or wife for longer travels.

Simply a tablet (iPad Mini he currently has) wouldn't meet the need to allow Nintendo Switch playing

Goals:
Touch screen would be mounted via the head rest bars on the passenger seat w/an option or a swing arm to relocate between the 2 front seats for both rear seat viewing (movies).
Mini Computer connected to AT4 hotspot
Nintendo Switch via Pro Controller
HDMI switch box
Mini power outlet (to change from the 1 outlet in the rear seat to upto 3 items)
Could add a small printer (via BT) in the back if ever needing to print a document); this one might be just too far fetched in theory.

All items short of the monitor/switch (to switch games) will be hidden.

Am I crazy?
Counting license plates, fighting with siblings or the cracker barrel game!

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Fighting and making faces at the other cars was the most fun! LOL
 
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Counting license plates, fighting with siblings or the cracker barrel game!

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Fighting and making faces at the other cars was the most fun! LOL
...ahhh back to basics ;).

I like to keep my son busy...less interaction with the front seats the better hehe. We take alot of trips (yet to in the AT4 thus far...but an upcoming trip is about to be planned for summer vacation) from FL to GA/TN/MI so the above items wont even get me out of FL. ...hell even onto I-75 bahaha.
 

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...ahhh back to basics ;).

I like to keep my son busy...less interaction with the front seats the better hehe. We take alot of trips (yet to in the AT4 thus far...but an upcoming trip is about to be planned for summer vacation) from FL to GA/TN/MI so the above items wont even get me out of FL. ...hell even onto I-75 bahaha.
Sounds like a great trip! Can you hook up a retro Atari set to that? Space Invaders would keep him busy, then Asteroids!
 
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Sounds like a great trip! Can you hook up a retro Atari set to that? Space Invaders would keep him busy, then Asteroids!

No need since he has this for retro games lol.
 

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