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Old 11-15-2013, 07:03 PM   #1
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What do you do with your flat screen TVs in winter?

I am curious what those of you living and storing your RVs in cold northern climates do with your TVs for the winter. Do you bring them inside the house for the winter or do you leave them in the RV? Can these flat screen TVs be damaged by extreme cold weather? I am assuming so.

What like to hear if anyone has had experience with this. Thanks.
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Old 11-15-2013, 07:31 PM   #2
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I leave mine in the camper. They say if you are going to use it need to let it warm up a little bit. I have done this on everyone that I have had and no trouble. We winter camp also and we use it. I'm sure others will chime in. Just my 2 cents.
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Old 11-15-2013, 10:25 PM   #3
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I take mine out during winter storage...., just as a theft deterrent. I leave one day/night window shade open just enough so if someone looked inside the TT they wouldn't see a nice flat screen.

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Old 11-16-2013, 07:54 AM   #4
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I take mine out during winter storage...., just as a theft deterrent. I leave one day/night window shade open just enough so if someone looked inside the TT they wouldn't see a nice flat screen...
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I also remove the VCR/DVD player and remove the 9V battery from the smoke alarm and store them inside too. The electric heater is brought into the house to serve as a backup should our main heating system fail or we need some "spot" heating in one of the rooms.
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Old 11-16-2013, 09:53 AM   #5
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I take mine out as well. I also have a "No TV inside" sign in a waterproof cover taped to the door because when it was in my previous storage facility, it got broken into along with 20 others and all they took was everyone's TV. Paranoid, you betcha. I also remove the batteries from the remotes, etc for the winter.
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I always took it out on our previous SOB, not due to the cold weather but because it "doubled" as our bedroom tv at our home (long story). We now have a separate tv in the bedroom so I left the one in the Jayco this past Winter. After reading this question I looked at the tv in the rv and found that it has two cracks on the plastic frame on both upper corners. A little late but I'll probably take it out now.
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Old 11-17-2013, 07:03 AM   #7
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I leave mine in for winter storage for now because it is locked away in a storage compound, but next year I'll have to take it out because it won't be stored in a gated area.
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Old 11-17-2013, 09:18 AM   #8
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Have always left it in, the cold won't hurt it and I store indoors in a locked facility.
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Old 11-17-2013, 09:58 AM   #9
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I take mine out and I have a TV in the bedroom for winter.
This is something we normally avoid, so it's like having a little luxury to make up for not being able to camp

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We leave ours in the camper as well. Never had a problem in the spring. I think it only hurts them if you turn them on when they are cold.
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