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Old 11-06-2012, 02:04 PM   #1
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Exterior Entertainment Centers ??

How much do you use your Exterior Entertainment center ?. Are they worth the extra few thousand dollars ?. How is the quality of the TV with sun and natural light glare ?

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Old 11-06-2012, 02:13 PM   #2
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We have used ours once in 11 months. If we had special ordered our moho, we would not have it. The glare is an issue, depending on time of day and lighting...even with the awning extended. It's something we could have easily done without.

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Old 11-06-2012, 03:43 PM   #3
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Tried to use it once in 4 1/2 years but couldn't due to glare. The TV is in the house now. At least we can use it.
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Old 11-06-2012, 04:05 PM   #4
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Never use it,I would'nt do it again.
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Old 11-06-2012, 04:08 PM   #5
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Hello, We are outside a lot of the time and we use our tv a lot. Sometimes the sun comes under the awning but for the most part it is on when we are outside. If the sun gets bad we just turn the tunes on low.
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Old 11-06-2012, 04:12 PM   #6
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LED TVs. We use the outdoor TV about 1/3rd of the time.

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Our little 19" with the Bounder doesn't compete with the Signature in size but holds it own. This was morning coffee with sunlight.

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Old 11-06-2012, 04:30 PM   #8
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Ours has been used maybe twice in the last 16 months and that was grandchildren watchung kids shows. We would never order it as an option although I see many sports minded rv'ers watching games outside all the time.
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Old 11-06-2012, 04:43 PM   #9
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Yup, LED TV work the best IMHO and we use it. Very nice on a nice eve. with friends to watch a movie outdoors, kinda like the old drive-in...watch your hands...
I would do it again and have on both motorhomes.
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Old 11-06-2012, 05:50 PM   #10
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I have used the outside TV a few times. It comes in handy when I am grilling outside and a football game is on that I want to watch. I also like the outside radio.

If I ordered a new coach, I would probably get the outside entertainment center again.
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Old 11-06-2012, 05:53 PM   #11
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Just had my coach a couple of months, but can't imagine using it very often. But I'm not an avid TV watcher. I'll try it when the weather get nicer late spring and summer. I'd never order one if I was ordering a new coach.
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Old 11-06-2012, 06:06 PM   #12
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Been RV'ing since 1957, have yet to see a reason for us to have a TV outside!
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Old 11-06-2012, 06:19 PM   #13
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We use our outside entertainment on almost every trip. The TV is on a slide bracket that pivits so we turn it to keep ths sun from washing it out.
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Old 11-07-2012, 09:53 AM   #14
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Count me among those who use the outside entertainment center often. News, movies, music, sports ... when it's nice outside it's better than sitting inside.

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