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Old 08-31-2014, 07:27 PM   #29
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When we were ordering our WGO Adventurer I vacillated about the outdoor entertainment TV....it was around $1300 and I figured I would never use it. Then I thought it would be good to have for resale. So I bit the bullet and ordered it. On a $160,000 MH it is less than 1% of the price. Well I have used it many times over the past month that we have had the MH and I love it...I would say the outdoor TV is the biggest surprise for me...
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Old 08-31-2014, 08:00 PM   #30
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We try ours once a year to make sure it's still there and working. Can't see the screen in daytime, at night there are too many bugs, or it's too hot or too cold. To me, it's totally useless.

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Old 08-31-2014, 08:07 PM   #31
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We use ours a lot when down south but no so much up north. The days are shorter and its nice to sit outside and watch the evening news with a glass of wine in the evening. Maybe an afternoon break if theres something on the history channel. The fridge is always handy especially for patio parties. We also leave essentials like ketchup, barbe sauce etc in the fridge. Saves going in and out of the coach. Kind of a bad picture but you get the idea. Consists of a couple bose speakers, the TV and the fridge.

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Old 09-01-2014, 09:31 AM   #32
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radar: That's what my outdoor entertainment center looks like! A radio and a big tool box! LOL! \ken
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Old 09-01-2014, 10:12 AM   #33
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We don't watch TV at home, and we have never used our outside TV. We actually took the TV out and it's stored in our house. Different strokes for different folks. 2013 Winnebago 42e with a 1961 VW Bug Toad.
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Old 09-01-2014, 10:21 AM   #34
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When we had our G'town & if we camped with my sis & her family who are huge NASCAR fans, I'd take a TV out of the house & stick it in the coach then we'd hook it up outside to watch the races. That happened maybe 5 times in 3 years.

Now, our Ventana does have the outside TV mounted in the slide and in the pegboard bay, there is a radio/cd/dvd player. Since it's there, we probably will use it some but had we ordered the coach, we probably would not have included it.

I can see us using the DirecTV music channels more than watching the mindless shows on the TV side of it.
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Old 09-01-2014, 10:40 AM   #35
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I have one but I only use it once in a while, mainly if I am tailgating at a sporting event. If I'm outside I have a lot of other things I prefer to do than watch TV. The stereo gets more use. We turn in on if dining outdoors.

My coach came with it. So I use it.
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Old 09-02-2014, 10:36 AM   #36
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I built an outside mount for a HDTV. Carried a TV there for one year. Seldom used it. Its not there any more.
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Old 09-02-2014, 10:43 AM   #37
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We have a side mount one; I don't think I would want one as an option if it took up basement space.

My husband enjoys having it. When he is outside grilling he usually has it on.
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Old 09-02-2014, 10:55 AM   #38
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We love ours along with the outdoor kitchen. Would not be without it
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Old 09-02-2014, 03:56 PM   #39
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Never have used mine.....I did turn it on to make sure it works.....but that was it.

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Used it now and then for coffee in the morning or a football game on Sundays. Then I figured out how to run the satellite radio through the TV source switchbox, and now I use it a lot. NPR on Saturday morning with coffee & breakfast, a little Outlaw Country when outside reading or just gathering wool. Keep the sound reasonable for the neighbors, but now that is a full entertainment center, I was surprised at how much I use it.
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Wouldn't be without it for sporting events. Seems like a great spot when all the neighbors come over for the game. That is why we have our coach. Fun times with friends and family.
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Not very much. A few hours per year.

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