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Old 05-16-2016, 06:44 PM   #29
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My coach did not come with one in the standard place in the front storage bay on Vectra/horizons and I would not want to give up that space in that area. I mounted a light Samsung 40" led on an articulating mount to the in side of a baggage door 1/2 way down the coach. When you want to use it just swivel it around to the outside of the baggage door and shut the door (can't latch the door though). It is under the slide out and awning to cut down on glare. It has a dedicated blue ray player and is hooked to the bedroom direct tv receiver vis hdmi splitter, so whatever is on the bedroom tv is on the outside tv. Cost was under $500 and takes up about 3 1/2 inches inside the storage bay. I watch it sometimes while barbecuing. When someone n our off road group wants to watch a specific game or something I set them up outside. Keeps them out of the coach! I'm the only one with satellite out of 8 rigs so there is some demand. Catching up on my dvr'd shows in the great outdoors is fun sometimes. I don't do it a lot but it's nice to have the option and it was a fun project just to see if it could be done.
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Old 05-16-2016, 07:39 PM   #30
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Like many others, ours came with one and like the stacked washer/dryer, I didn't think we'd use it. Wrong on both counts! We don't use the outdoor TV a lot but there have been several times when we've enjoyed it. We have DirecTV and enjoy the music channels more than anything else.

While you may not recoup the cost at resale (you're not going to recoup the cost of the coach anyway!), it's an option that more and more people are expecting. I know if we were in the market for another coach & all other things were equal, we'd choose the one with the outdoor TV.
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Old 05-16-2016, 07:58 PM   #31
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I have seen a few of these with groups of people watching and enjoying the TV. I have also seen a couple folks building a fort to keep the sun away so they can watch the TV. I don't care how much noise anyone makes. If they seem to be having too much fun I'm apt to wander over, introduce myself and join in. Isn't that what you are supposed to do while camping?
While some have said the option would add value at trade or sale time, would it? It seems as though about every few months there is something new and revolutionary being introduced in the TV market. I'm afraid by the time you trade or sell the camper the TV itself will be obsolete.
I bought a TV with a built in DVD player which I can place on a stand or picnic table just so the grandchildren can watch it without having to stay inside on a nice day. It's a 30" model and it weighs under 10#. We keep the TV under the awning while using it and can turn it anyway we like to keep it out of the sunlight.
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Old 05-16-2016, 07:59 PM   #32
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When we sitting down, enjoying the remains of the day with glass of adult beverage - we find it very relaxing to enjoy either a bit of music or one of our favorite shows. Of course we spend the largest part of the winter in Key West - what's not to like
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Old 05-16-2016, 08:19 PM   #33
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Yes you must have it regardless and anyone that doesn't is wrong.

Ok got your attention, ours came on our coach and I actually didn't think I would use it or the outside kitchen. Found out I was wrong. We greatly enjoy having the TV or music while cooking outside which we do often. Doesn't get a lot of use when we're travaling and touring but if the weathers nice we'll be outside. You have to be your own judge.

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Our outside TV doesn't get a lot of use either while traveling and touring, as I've found that once you get out of city traffic I can no longer run fast enough to watch the TV, and the wind noise makes it difficult to hear!
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If it takes up basement space and you do not use it, just take it out and store it for when you trade or sell the coach.
That's the beauty of buying or ordering one with the TV already installed. Most, if not all, of the newer ones are mounted into the side of the MH, at a level that would be normal to view TV from. They do not take up any basement space, and are located in an area that does not affect any usable space on the MH body. Being mounted this way, all you have to do is open the hatch and watch TV, no set up or moving things around involved. Well worth the money spent.
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Old 05-16-2016, 08:41 PM   #35
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Have never felt the need for one and still don't.

We can enjoy being outside without the boob tube babysitter on.
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Absolutely, use ours. Rather sit outside than inside and enjoy nature. Have had many people walk up and sit for a time when outside.
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That would be the best part. To have folks stoping by to meet and spend a little time together is worth it by itself!
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Don't use ours a lot, but I would get it again. It's been great for entertaining the grand kids. Sometimes we have up to 10 kids watching a movie when the whole family goes.
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Have one, but never use it.
I have seen others in operation.
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We only turned our inside tv on once. So no use for an outside tv here
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I should have mentioned that ours is mounted above the basement doors on the side of the coach and does not take up any room. The two Paramount awnings cover the whole side of the MH and come out farther and lower than other awnings to eliminate the glare unless the sun is very low in the sky.
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Not a MH but my TH has one. We use it a lot once the sun goes down but it seems there is a lot of background glare on the screen during the daytime that makes it difficult to see the picture.
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