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Old 09-23-2008, 09:51 AM   #1
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LCD Tv's?

I have a couple of questions regarding the LCD TV's in my camper. This is our 1st year with our 2009 Rockwood 8313SS, which has 3 LCD's in it. Presently, we keep the TV's in the TT mounted to the walls.

1. Now that the weather is starting to cool off, how do you store your LCD TV's in your TT? Do you keep the TV's in the TT throughout the cold months or do you bring them into the house?

2. If you do take the TV's out of the camper, how do you store the TV's? My thought is to store them on the face down down (to prevent scratches to the screen) under the bed in my bedroom. Or do they have to be stored upright? I really do not have the storage space to store them upright inside the house without the kids (ages 6 & 4) to see them or play with them. I prefer the old saying - out of sight out of mind...

Any help would be appreciated.

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Old 09-23-2008, 09:58 AM   #2
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I have alway's taken the TV into the house in the past. Last year I built an LCD TV into the entertainment center and left it in the TT all winter. No ill effects so far.

Look at it this way, when the mfg. builds the trailer, he ships it with the TV inside. When it arrives at the dealer, they leave the TV's in the units.

Sitting in the summer heat is probably as hard on the LCD as the winter cold.

From now on, I will leave mine in the TT year around.

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Old 09-23-2008, 11:57 AM   #3
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If you want to store them under the bed, place them in a plastic bag first.
This will keep the dust that is always under a bed from migrating into the
cooling vents in the back of the TV.

We leave ours in all year round.
We're liable to camp any month of the year and the nights are pretty long in the
winter so when the camp fire burns down it's time to go inside and watch the telle.

Worries about theft would be a better reason to remove the TV in the off season.
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Old 09-23-2008, 12:20 PM   #4
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Ours has been in the camper all through last winter... it still works. And it got very cold for a few days around zero here last year.
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Old 09-23-2008, 08:14 PM   #5
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My trailer was broken into a few weeks ago and they took the flatscreen TV. Something you might consider as I will now be removing mine anytime I put it in storage.
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Old 09-24-2008, 05:22 AM   #6
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There is no problem with storing your LCD TV in the camper for the Winter. The only thing that you have to watch out for is that before you turn it on make sure the TV is at room temp. What happens is that if the TV is cold and you turn It on it will start to get warm and then condensate will form and could short out the electronics. One other thing to think about, if you have a newer vehicle, there is LCD components in the car/trucks, they are not effected by cold weather. The specific gravity for the LCD ( liquid ) is lower then water so there should be no problem.
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Old 09-24-2008, 09:33 PM   #7
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I always bring mine inside the home for two reasons:

1. The owners manual says what temps it can withstand...and this place has unforgiving cold!

2. Theft possibilities. Outta sight, outta mind.
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Old 09-25-2008, 10:02 AM   #8
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We'll bring ours in. I contacted the mfg and they said it'd stand 35F to 105F. While it doesn't get much colder than that here there a few days a year when it will exceed one or the other temps. The manual says to store it on it's face but protect it from scratches and pressure against the screen.
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Old 09-26-2008, 08:20 AM   #9
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Thanks for all the great responses. I will probably bring them into the house and store them on their face under my bed but I will be sure to wrap them in a bag to prevent dust from gathering into the vents.

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