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Old 10-30-2017, 08:46 AM   #1
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Exterior TV during winter

I have an exterior TV mounted behind a storage door. Wondering if it needs to be brought in or left in place.
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Old 10-30-2017, 08:50 AM   #2
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Gmax, ours is too and we have not had any problems with moisture, etc.
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Old 10-30-2017, 09:11 AM   #3
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Old 10-30-2017, 09:20 AM   #4
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Well, being tho our 3010 will be in storage, I take all my TV's out and put them in a closet in the house.... Takes maybe 5 minutes total to take them off. Almost the same amount of time to put them back in the spring.
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Old 10-30-2017, 10:03 AM   #5
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Cold weather will not damage electronic equipment, moving it in and out of the rv .... that's a different story.
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Old 10-30-2017, 10:14 AM   #6
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I leave mine in place in my 3010DS
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Old 10-30-2017, 11:17 AM   #7
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Over the years I've noticed that opinions are split almost 50/50 on leaving TVs in or taking them out over the winter. Personally, I know of at least one couple that had theirs freeze over the winter and they had to replace it. So I always bring mine home.

Possible theft is another consideration depending on where your RV is stored.
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Old 10-30-2017, 12:38 PM   #8
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Samsung says:

"The operating temperature range for Samsung LCD monitors is 50 F to 104 F (10 C to 40 C). The safe storage temperature range for Samsung LCD monitors is -4 F to 113 F (-20 C to 45 C). Temperatures outside these ranges can cause LCD monitors to malfunction."

I assume other TV mfrs would say about the same. So...it depends where you live I guess...and I would also take the precaution on NOT trying to turn the TV on until temps get above 50 degrees in the coach or outside as appropriate.
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Old 10-30-2017, 01:01 PM   #9
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I Agree with Cam. I've been in electronics for most of my life, and agree with Samsung's statement regarding temperature extremes. It's not good to expose electronics of any kind to temp extremes, let alone LCD TV's; it's asking for trouble. I always take ours off the mount and bring it indoors during the cold months.
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Old 10-30-2017, 01:04 PM   #10
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Mine have stayed in various units for decades ~~ never a problem.
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