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Old 10-08-2012, 08:23 AM   #1
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Winterizing - Flat Screen TV

We have a 2012 321RLTS with the pop up flat screen TV. Just wondering if we should remove the TV from the trailer for the winter. We live in Saskatchewan and expect -40 F and perhaps colder temps this winter. Thanks in advance...


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Old 10-08-2012, 08:41 AM   #2
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I have no experience in this, but if it was me I would take it off and store it inside. For the small amount of time it would take. In saying that our minivan has TV screens mounted inside the roof and it gets to -40 here also and never had a problem with them not working during the winter months. The dashboard screen on the minivan can get very slow at counting up the speed until the van warms up.
I'd like to hear other ideas, but if it was me for the time and hassle I would take it out and put it back in the spring.

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Old 10-08-2012, 09:36 AM   #3
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In PA, I remove mine. Why take chances?

I've always removed the television and VCR/DVD player as part of my winterization procedure. I realize that a lot of RVs come with these items "built-in" now which can complicate their removal and reinstallation. However, my TT is so old that none of these items were even offered and you supplied your own. My original set was an old CRT, but this year, I replaced it with an LCD. I winterized yesterday and my 19" LCD is now connected to my computer as a monitor until spring returns because it produces a better picture in HDMI than the original monitor (also LCD but connects as a VGA).

One thing many folks don't remember to do when they winterize is to remove the battery from the smoke alarm (if it has one of its own). I used to work for a company that had its offices/warehouse inside a self-store. I don't know how many times during the winter I would hear those low-battery "chirps" emanating from RVs sitting in the outside lot.
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Old 10-08-2012, 09:48 AM   #4
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I'll be bringing mine in the house to use in place of my (1986) 25" RCA colortrak consul. Ya it never broke down once and I refuse to get rid of it until it does. I wonder if these new tv's will last that long. At least there cheaper now.
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Old 10-08-2012, 04:37 PM   #5
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I leave my dvd player and lcd tv in the camper all winter. The electronics aren't heated when they are shipped and as long as you let them warm up before you use them, they will be just fine.
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Old 10-08-2012, 06:07 PM   #6
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I was always under the impression that if electronics were not used, then no problem. Trouble is when cold electronocs is used in cold, warms up and cause condensation
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Old 10-08-2012, 08:18 PM   #7
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I always leave mine in during the winter - I have never had a problem
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Old 10-09-2012, 06:23 AM   #9
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As long as you are not using the RV in the winter leave it inside the RV.. The container trains bringing them in from the coast are not heated nor are the delivery trucks that take them to the stores...

The only time there would be a problem is if you powered up the rig on a cold day the condensation MIGHT harm the circut board.
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:37 AM   #10
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cdembek thanks for that post I was planning on pulling my TV anyway, now for sure , leaving the built in DVD/CD that should be ok, never had any issues with cd players in cars in the past so I'll take that risk.

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