Jayco RV Owners Forum
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 11-05-2012, 12:00 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Lakeland
Posts: 22
Flat screen TV & cold winter temps

Does anyone know if a flat screen TV left mounted on the wall inside the trailer during the winter months is immune to any adverse effects from the cold winter temperatures? What do most folks do? Dismantle it from the wall mount and bring it inside or just leave it there? What about the CD/radio receiver? Same concern. Suggestions?
Ed
__________________

Steamboat_Willie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2012, 12:19 PM   #2
Moderator Emeritus
 
Doug's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Posts: 4,761
Most people I've seen post on here bring them in for the winter.
I don't have one yet, but will next year.
I'll bring it in just to avoid any condensation that may occur with changing temps.
If you bring it in, all concerns go away IMHO

Best regards,
Doug
__________________

Doug is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2012, 12:35 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Aubrey, Tx
Posts: 103
From Trailer Life http://forums.trailerlife.com/Index....g/1/page/1.cfm
__________________
1981 Jayco jdove -sold
1989 Coleman Columbia - sold
2010 Flagstaff 625D - traded in
2013 Jayco X23B
2013 Ram 1500 Crew Cab
Jpetrey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2012, 08:06 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Central PA
Posts: 1,236
I have left my LCD TV in the camper the last tow winters and have not had any problems. I don't see why they would need to be removed. Dh's car has an LCD screen and it is outside all the time. No damage there. Also my Explorer has a screen and it has been outside since 2004. Again no problems with it.
__________________
No I am NOT retired. I work full time.:D

Tracy from Central PA

2010 Jayco 17Z Ex-Port
2004 Ford Explorer V8 with the tow package
2010 Camping Stats
Nights Camping 132 - Nights Camping in My Z 102
2011 Camping Stats
Nights Camping 107
2012 Camping Stats
Nights camping 133 - Nights camping in my Z 128
2013 Camping Stats
Nights Camping 66 Nights
tlhdoc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2012, 09:43 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: SE Wisconsin
Posts: 455
The electronics are not shipped in heated containers/trucks, they will be fine in your camper over the winter.
__________________
1998 Jayco Eagle 302FK (Honda EU3000is)
2016 GMC Sierra Denali 3500HD 4x4 Duramax/Allison
2003 Honda Aquatrax F-12X Turbo
dmax_83 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2012, 10:56 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Central California
Posts: 2,243
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.
__________________
2007 Chevy Duramax LMM/Allison
2012 Jay Flight 29QBH
2012 Jay Flight 26BH (Sold)
clubhouse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2012, 09:56 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
mach8274's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Indian Trail, N.C.
Posts: 208
I have always heard that LCD and LED are fine being stored in cold temps but Plasma is not.
__________________
Dave and Amy
5 kids...2 with 2 legs, 3 with 4 legs
2008 Jayco Jay Flight G2 29FBS "No Worries"...traded in on a...
2016 Palomino Columbus 385BH "No Worries II"
2011 F-250 Super Duty Lariat, 6.7L PSD "The Mistress"
B&W Companion slider
mach8274 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2012, 07:36 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Central PA
Posts: 1,236
Quote:
Originally Posted by clubhouse View Post

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.
Actually the Explorer is usually only driven Friday evening after work to my camp, and then home on Sunday. The camper is used Friday night to Sunday evening.
__________________
No I am NOT retired. I work full time.:D

Tracy from Central PA

2010 Jayco 17Z Ex-Port
2004 Ford Explorer V8 with the tow package
2010 Camping Stats
Nights Camping 132 - Nights Camping in My Z 102
2011 Camping Stats
Nights Camping 107
2012 Camping Stats
Nights camping 133 - Nights camping in my Z 128
2013 Camping Stats
Nights Camping 66 Nights
tlhdoc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2012, 07:14 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 627
I have been leaving my TVs in the RV during the winters for years and never have had any issues.
__________________
Thanks,
Brian

TV = 2006 F-350 CC DRW 6.0
TT = 2018 Wildwood 31KQBTS
TT = 2007 Jayco Jay Flight 27bh - SOLD
Macrosill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2012, 12:57 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Seann45's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Saskatoon Sask Canada
Posts: 9,701
Before I started snow birding I always left my LCD TV in the RV even at -40.. no harmful effects as long as it has no power going to it.. but then who in their right mind would try to use an RV at -40? Leave it in and once spring has sprung go out and enjoy your RV.
__________________

__________________
Seann
2004 Chev Silverado Duramax optioned past the max. 2009 Jayco Eagle 308 RLS 765 watts of solar, 6-6 volt batteries (696 amp hour), 2000 watt (4000 surge) whole house inverter.
175 days boondocking in 2017
215/2016, 211/2015, 196/14, 247/13, 193/12

Seann45 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Virginia State Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:54 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2002-2016 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.