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View Poll Results: Does a tv belong in an RV?
Absolutely not! I'm a camping purist and don't need interference from the outside world! 10 8.40%
I don't see what the problem is... 63 52.94%
I really don't care either way as long as I'm camping 46 38.66%
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Old 07-30-2013, 06:36 PM   #11
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We'll usually end a day of camping with the grandkids by watching a movie. If I can get a few OTA channels I'll try to watch the news and weather. Beyond that I'm camping to get away from distractions and enjoy the outdoors so I've put off getting Dish some other satellite TV at least until I retire and go full-time .

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Old 07-30-2013, 07:41 PM   #12
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Do not watch much TV myself when camping but when three boys are in the TT and need something to do, well there is a TV there if ya know what I mean....

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Old 07-30-2013, 08:05 PM   #13
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New to RV per se. Just bought a Jayco Feather light x23j. All the comforts of home. Which I find a little disturbing. Noticed when we camped on Cape Cod over Memorial Day weekend with a bunch of other RVers, hardly anyone is outside. Granted, the weather wasn't the greatest. Had the dog with us so I walked him a lot and ran into few campers. The couple across from us in a fifth wheel, didn't see them for 2 days. I actually started to worry about them. Second trip to the Cape in July was hot and humid. Wife has come to hate the heat and was quite contend to sit in the camper with AC and TV on. Not my idea of camping. I was outside, had the awning out, 9x12 mat, couple of zero gravity chairs and tiki torches going. Got to meet my new neighbor when he came over to borrow my 5ft step ladder he noticed me on. We were admiring each other's rig and got a laugh as we both had just moved up from popups. That's what I like most about camping, getting out and meeting people. Hearing about adventures or ideas on where to go. That's how it was with all our travels with the popup around the northeast and Canadian Maritimes.
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Old 07-30-2013, 08:19 PM   #14
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Last outing, great weather, it never got unstrapped. First outing of the season it rained most of the weekend so we watched some movies and NASCAR. It just depends, I am happy with a book on the rainy days and the wife likes to play board or card games, the kids on the other hand get board and want TV. The X-Box says home.
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Old 07-30-2013, 11:06 PM   #15
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Your opinion - Televisions in an RV

I grew up camping and traveling in my grandparents class a. I was extremely lucky to be able to go to every state but Alaska and to many of our country's great national parks. Most of this in a 37ft class a with ac, tv, microwave, Etc, etc....even though we had all the amenities, we were not in the camper unless it was raining or it was bed time. It was nice to have during those times though. I have 2 and 6 year old boys and we absolutely have a tv with us while camping, but they r outside all day long and tv only gets used as mentioned above
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Old 07-31-2013, 07:08 AM   #16
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We are now winding down from our 3 month camping trip out west. We watch TV in the morning when we awaken with our first cup of coffee and weather channel. No TV during the day. At night we have been watching our home TV stations, recorded programs, and the Tampa Bay Ray's baseball, VIA Slingbox over the Internet. When we do not have Internet or local TV we use the Tailgater. Lately it has mostly been reading books outside, the best of all!!!
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Old 07-31-2013, 07:32 AM   #17
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Gotta have my coffee and Robin Meade in the AM lol. OK, I really dont care, wouldnt go off and buy a new tv if ours broke but its good for the kiddies (and our sanity) on a rainy day. Ohh..also not bad to flip it to the Weather channel incase you see some nasty storm clouds/wind coming close. Im more for the TV than constantly looking/checking the cell phone while out camping. I usually leave my phone off or on mute.
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Old 07-31-2013, 08:49 AM   #18
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Although I have one in the RV I only use it when snowbirding.. when I am in the mountains in the summer the last thing I want to think about is TV
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Old 07-31-2013, 09:39 AM   #19
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We have the one TV in our WhiteHawk, but it's no deal breaker if we can't pick up any stations with the OTA. Programming these days (except for sporting events I may want to view) is the best reason I know not to turn the TV on. If I remember them, we may take a few DVD's to watch at night if the skeeters are too bad outside. Otherwise, find me a good country music station and I'm good.

What really makes me happy is when we're camped in an area where there is no cell phone service................:applause:
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Old 07-31-2013, 10:32 PM   #20
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Your opinion - Televisions in an RV

I debated for a year or so before I did the above in our 32TSBH. Was it going to be too much? Would it be distracting for the kids in the back even if it was off? Well, so far, so good. Like others have said, there are times when we use it and times when we don't. Bad weather and at night are those times. Movies are a blast with our newly acquired bean bag chairs

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