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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 08-01-2013, 09:31 AM   #21
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Our first TT didn't have a TV until we got a free one. We purchased a TV for the JayFlight 29BHS because of our kids. However, our new Greyhawk 31 FS has 3 TVS, and 3 DVD screens! That is a bit much. We only have 5 people in our family.
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Old 08-01-2013, 11:53 AM   #22
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My answer would be that it is up to the individual camper on what he wants to take with them. It does not bother me what a fellow camper takes as long as it stays on their campsite. Want to take a TV do so and enjoy it. Want to take a boombox do so and enjoy it just do not let me hear it. Want to take a generator then do so only charge your batteries during the day. Want to take your dogs then do so just do not let others hear or smell it. Want to take your kids and grand kids along then let me know so I can camp somewhere else as they have no control on them. Each is an individual and it should not be anyone else's place to tell t hem who or what they can take camping with them. To all who camp enjoy yourself in your own way and jsut be mindful of those around you.
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Old 08-01-2013, 08:15 PM   #23
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To me a camping purist is going to backpack in and set up a tent and eat off the land. I own a trailer for a reason.
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Old 08-04-2013, 12:08 AM   #24
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My answer would be that it is up to the individual camper on what he wants to take with them. It does not bother me what a fellow camper takes as long as it stays on their campsite. Want to take a TV do so and enjoy it. Want to take a boombox do so and enjoy it just do not let me hear it. Want to take a generator then do so only charge your batteries during the day. Want to take your dogs then do so just do not let others hear or smell it. Want to take your kids and grand kids along then let me know so I can camp somewhere else as they have no control on them. Each is an individual and it should not be anyone else's place to tell t hem who or what they can take camping with them. To all who camp enjoy yourself in your own way and jsut be mindful of those around you.
Well said. For myself, we don't have a tv and don't ever anticipate getting one. We enjoy being isolated from the news, etc. I don't care if other campers have a tv or not, it is their choice...unless they are running their generator to watch the morning or late night news!
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Old 08-04-2013, 01:05 AM   #25
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To me a camping purist is going to backpack in and set up a tent and eat off the land. I own a trailer for a reason.
Agreed. If you are driving a motorhome or towing a trailer that costs tens of thousands of dollars you're not really camping. Kinda silly to worry about TVs.
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Old 08-04-2013, 09:14 AM   #26
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At home we watch the news and a few shows that we like on broadcast TV. We tend to read a lot rather than look at TV or rent movies and there is no way we would get cable or satellite.

We bought the TV for the RV mostly for the grandchildren, especially if we have a rainy day. That said when we stay at a park with cable, having a movie channel, history channel or discovery channel can be a treat. In that sense, we are getting away from the routine and that to me is what camping is all about.
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Old 08-04-2013, 03:01 PM   #27
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Our past 2 trailers came with a tv or tv's in them. We (DW and I) are now at an age where we don't diddybop on the trails as much nor sit around the campfire like we did when our kids were with us.

So for us now, having a tv onboard the camper is a nice way to relax after a day of towing or touring around. Back in the day, I too, was a camping purist (coiuldn't afford to be anything but!). Had the tent and thought it really big time when we finally upgraded to the green Coleman camping stove! A campfire was a necessity. But times change, so do expectations and experiences. I still consider myself a camper, but not a purist...but a camping dude!

So, as I age...the TV will remain a part of our RV.
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Old 08-04-2013, 03:17 PM   #28
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I have 4 tv's! One in the bunk house, one in the living area, one in the bedroom, and one for outside. We watch them when we want to. During the day, not much at all if the weather is nice. Sometimes in the late evening we enjoy turning them on.
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Our tv is only turned on when it rains and usually late at night when we are winding down. We usually pop in a DVD and watch as a family or I'll "escape" to the bedroom so I can read in peace!
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Old 08-05-2013, 07:14 PM   #30
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there is nothing more enjoyable than watching football in the fall under my awning.
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