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mlts22

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Posted: 02/25/13 09:15am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Austin has an RV show, although it isn't even near what Quartzsite or other places offer. However, they have about five dealers showing off most types of rigs, from tent trailers to DPs with tag axles.

The one thing I noticed this year when it came to a new fashion -- TVs, TVs, and more TVs. Screens mounted on the ceiling. Screens popping up out of a cabinet. In-dash TVs that were watchable when the rig was parked. TVs in refrigerators. Screens mounted in shallow outside storage compartments. Screens located in a storage bay, then mounted to the side of the rig. After that, speakers and subwoofers. Of course with that are the satellite rigs that are roof mounted.

There were even inflatable movie screens.

Call me an old Luddite, but part of the reason I go RV-ing is to get away from that stuff.

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Posted: 02/25/13 09:18am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

First thing we had the dealer do when we ordered our present rig was put the "delete television" code into the order sheet.


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Some folks spend a lot of time in thier rv's now days and don't want to give up what they have at home. If I was just going a day or two somewhere I wouldn't have one, but I like to watch the new and weather every night or so not to mention if it's raining outside...maybe a movie with the little woman...


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Posted: 02/25/13 10:02am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Whenever there is a discussion about "TVs" in an RV it means a different thing to us.

What it means to us is "a video screen for evening entertainment". There's nothing like curling up inside your RV in foul weather to watch a good DVD movie you brought along ... or a great Netflix documentary you're streaming from a cell tower using a cellular broadband modem. I'm interested in TVs in an Rv for those kind of uses.

Regarding watching TV channels when camping: I'm with the other posters in that this has no value for us when camping - except for watching the news if some major thing is happening in the world while we're camping.


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Different strokes for different folks.

One of the first things I did after bringing the coach home was rip out the 19"/13" CRTs and put in 32" and 24" LED LCDs. My wife was just shaking her head wondering why I bothered. Turns out we rarely ever watch them, the only time I really use them is the week of Jeep Safari when the wife stays home and I'm alone in the coach in the evenings. The rest of the time we're enjoying the scenery or each other's company.


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Time was when the abbreviation "TV" in the RVing world meant "tow vehicle"...


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Fine with me.

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Reading is fundamental. He said "inflatable MOVIE SCREEN!!!"

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Thanks for the info on the new TV products and ideas.
Watching TV is like everything else... in moderation, I love TV when camping !!

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mlts22 wrote:

Austin has an RV show, although it isn't even near what Quartzsite or other places offer. However, they have about five dealers showing off most types of rigs, from tent trailers to DPs with tag axles.

The one thing I noticed this year when it came to a new fashion -- TVs, TVs, and more TVs. Screens mounted on the ceiling. Screens popping up out of a cabinet. In-dash TVs that were watchable when the rig was parked. TVs in refrigerators. Screens mounted in shallow outside storage compartments. Screens located in a storage bay, then mounted to the side of the rig. After that, speakers and subwoofers. Of course with that are the satellite rigs that are roof mounted.

There were even inflatable movie screens.

Call me an old Luddite, but part of the reason I go RV-ing is to get away from that stuff.


WOW I don't know what I would do if I missed part of an episode of Jersey Shore while I got my self a beer out of the fridge! HAHA

I didn't even know they made such thigns as inflatable TVs! Of course I might have missed your sarcasim

I too go camping to get away from technology. I don't and will not have a TV mounted in my rig. I've got a nice piece of artwork mounted where the TV would go in my TT.

I only boondock though so I can get out in the wilderness. I understand that some people live on the road and that's great. I would probably have a TV as well if I was a fulltimer or even went a Nascar race or Packers game! GO PACK

Anyways - inflatable TVS maybe they save on the weight!


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