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Old 11-07-2012, 12:09 PM   #11
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Have had a 32 inch and 15 inch LCD flat TV left in the trailer over winter for years now.
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Old 11-07-2012, 07:22 PM   #12
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All my electronics remain in the 5er for the winter, with no problems. I also use a hanging water traps to minimize moisture and condensation during the off season. Temps here can reach 0 - 10 below.

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Old 12-18-2012, 10:24 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by clubhouse View Post
I spent 10 years working for a large semiconductor company.

Electronic Components used in general consumer grade electronics (Television, DVD, Cell Phone, etc) are built to a commercial temperature spec. The commercial spec is -10*C - 70*C, this is the operating range, but even while sitting idle there is degradation of the component when held outside this range. Heat is a much bigger issue than cold.

TLHDOC's example of LCD screens in his Explorer handle the cold fine. Well that's because components manufactured for the transportation industry typically are specified for the "Automotive Temp Range" (-40*C - 125*C) or "Industrial Temp Range" (-40*C - 85*C) and that explorer probably doesnt sit unused as much as a TT in the winter.

Dmax's statement that they "are not shipped in heated containers/trucks" although true isn't a good comparison. Electronics in transit are typically packaged in corrugated cardboard boxes with foam corners suspending the device. Then the boxes are tightly packed together, basically building one large insulating mass. Even the coldest Arctic crossing I doubt the electronics are being subjected to sub zero temps.

Now, after all that, where do you live. If you expect to see several weeks or months of sustained sub zero I'ld probably take it out. If you are like me and live in Central CA where we get 20+\- nights in the teens just leave it.

Sorry that I didn't see this thread earlier. I would suggest removing the LCD or LED TV from the trailer and store it in a location where the relative humidity (RH) is between 40-60% to minimize or prevent permanent, latent or intermittent damage from static electricity.
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Old 12-18-2012, 12:45 PM   #14
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I would add that if left in the cold always pre-warm the room and the unit up before turning it back on. Where we live here in Virginia it just doesn't get below ZER0 degrees so not an issue for us.

I always stress to folks that are buying wall mounts to get one that makes it easy to remove the TV from the wall mount so they can easily move the TV inside if they desire to do so...

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Old 12-18-2012, 06:02 PM   #15
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I've left mine in the TT in Northern Indiana also and have never had an issue.
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Old 12-19-2012, 09:36 AM   #16
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Before starting to snowbird I left mine in the RV all winter in Sask.. -40 with no problems ever..

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