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Old 11-19-2011, 07:39 PM   #1
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LCD TV in trailer over the winter??

Last year I took my lcd TV out of my trailer but this year I am going to leave it in. I have read both pros and cons of doing so but as long as you don't try to turn it on when frozen everything should be OK. Does anybody else leave one in the trailer over winter?? and if so have you had any problems doing so??
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Old 11-19-2011, 07:58 PM   #2
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Left ours in the camper last winter. Temps get in the teens a few nights each winter. TV worked just during this camping season.
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Old 11-19-2011, 08:08 PM   #3
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I doubt the dealerships remove them from the RVs on their lots.
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Old 11-19-2011, 09:48 PM   #4
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I doubt the dealerships remove them from the RVs on their lots.
Very true, when we were looking and bought ours it was close to -20 outside and all the TV's were in the units.
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Old 11-20-2011, 07:08 AM   #5
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You might consider the theft possibility. LCD TVs are a hot item for break ins.
If you don't think that's a problem leave it in!
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Old 11-20-2011, 07:31 AM   #6
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never take ours out and no problems.
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Old 11-20-2011, 08:52 AM   #7
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I asked my dealer that question when we were in for some warranty work. They leave them in and he said as long as you don't turn it on when it is extremely cold you should be okay.
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Old 11-20-2011, 10:30 AM   #8
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I doubt the dealerships remove them from the RVs on their lots.
They take 'em out around here, but it's all year round.

Theft.

Mine is coming out today (the ZX700 too) and I store the trailer in the driveway.

Same reason as above.

Theft.
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Old 11-20-2011, 11:57 AM   #9
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I took mine out. The owner's manual for my TV shows storage temperatures as low as -14 C; and right now it's -20 C. Some LCD displays are rated for lower temperatures, however most TVs are not.

So the big question is how cold you think it is going to get, and do you feel like removing it some cold night when a cold snap is coming. Then as mentioned above factor in theft concerns.
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Old 11-20-2011, 03:07 PM   #10
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Thanks for all the input. I will try it this winter and hope for the best!!
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Old 11-20-2011, 03:24 PM   #11
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I doubt the dealerships remove them from the RVs on their lots.
Most dealerships are now removing TVs from their RVs upon arrival to avoid problems with theft. Many RVs come standard with 26"-42" flat panel TVs these days, so they're easy for dealers and customers (and thieves) to remove.

In terms of temperature, I think it depends on what part of the world you're in. Unfortunately, the same can probably be said for theft...
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Old 11-20-2011, 03:29 PM   #12
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How to Store an LCD in Freezing Temperatures
By Jason Cooley, eHow Contributor updated November 25, 2010

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An LCD TV should not be stored in temperatures below minus 20 degrees F.
LCD displays use liquid crystal fluid in the display. Like all other fluids, the liquid crystal fluid can freeze in cold conditions. It's important to be aware of what conditions can ruin your LCD display. Ideally, you should store your LCD in temperatures between 40 degrees and 100 degrees Fahrenheit to keep the liquid crystal fluid from freezing. You can still store the TV in colder weather, but there are some rules to follow.

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Cover the TV with a blanket or wrap a piece of cardboard around it large enough to cover the screen. No matter what the conditions, your TV is always susceptible to being scratched while in storage, so it's important to cover the screen to protect it.

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Store the TV in temperatures above minus 20 degrees F. Different manufactures have different weather limitations for their products, but, according to RV Road Trips, no manufacture has a temperature limit lower than minus 20 degrees.

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Give the TV 24 hours to acclimate to the warmer surroundings before use if you store the TV in temperatures lower than 40 degrees. It's not a good idea to immediately take your LCD TV from extreme cold to a much warmer environment.



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Old 11-20-2011, 05:25 PM   #13
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I keep my lcd tv for the winter inside the house. We enjoy it in one of our bedrooms while the trailer is in big sleep for the off season.
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Old 11-30-2011, 09:52 PM   #14
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I know some people say its OK but I take ours home not only because of theft potential but because we get down into the 40s below zero yes -40 or colder and that's without the wind chill
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I know some people say its OK but I take ours home not only because of theft potential but because we get down into the 40s below zero yes -40 or colder and that's without the wind chill

Same here -35 to -40 but ours stays in the trailer.
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