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Old 02-21-2016, 12:43 PM   #1
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Outdoor tv

If you use a tv outside, what do you have? We are thinking it would be great to have something we could bring outside for hockey playoffs, NASCAR, baseball pennant races. We've looked at tvs made for the outdoors, but they are a bit out of the budget right now.

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Old 02-21-2016, 01:04 PM   #2
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Just what I want to hear a bunch of hockey fans shouting and yelling in the campsite next to me.

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Old 02-21-2016, 01:10 PM   #3
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Most new made factory exterior TV's are mounted inside a weatherproof box...but for our first year Outlaw the factory took a much simpler approach.

Inside a bin door (bin doors lift up on a gas strut) near the center of the awning covered area is a bracket that holds a 2 piece/removable TV mount.
Two of the TV's inside the RV (a 17" and a 26") are installed on this mount, so either can be carried outside as desired..

The compartment has power and cable connection. The TV is returned to the interior when not in use, preventing damage inside the bin.

This TV mount is in a lower position than most new exterior TV's and we have found that makes for less impact on neighbors who may not want to share our TV experience...important 'cuz the post above is not an out of the ordinary reaction

We have also thought that another QM-100f base could simply be mounted on the RV's exterior wall for a higher viewing position.

Just one way to do it.
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Old 02-21-2016, 01:27 PM   #4
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Thanks Scarab - we were wondering if bringing one of the inside TVs out would work. Last summer, there were several nights where the neighbours and we wanted to stay out by the fire, but also to see the playoff game rather than rely on the radio coverage.
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Mine came with the old tube style I changed it out for a 40 inch 1080p led fits perfect in my bay it was cheap on Black Friday.
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Old 02-21-2016, 02:48 PM   #6
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I have a 22" LED TV in the bedroom that I can easily remove and take outside. It has a male/female type mount, I bought a second mount just like this and mounted it on an extendable arm in one of the basement compartments that already had a cable connection and 120 volt outlet. I can take the TV out and hook it up and when I'm done just take it back inside.
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I used a Mor-Ryde slideing mount I put in one of the basement doors. Mounted a 32" Samsung and a soundbar. Works Great
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I had one of the old TV's and took it out with the wood unit it was enclosed in and installed a small fridge and a 22" TV on a swing arm. The TV is always on the side of the fridge and if we want it we swing it out beside or in front of fridge. We hardly look at the TV outside but if we want to it's there. We use the fridge way more than TV
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In the past, we have taken a small TV outside, kept the volume way down, and watched a football game. As a general rule we don't do that and selected a MH that did not have the outside TV as an option. Many campsites are very close together.
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Just what I want to hear a bunch of hockey fans shouting and yelling in the campsite next to me.
Or hitting each other with those hockey sticks.
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Old 02-21-2016, 06:41 PM   #11
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You don't need a TV made for the outdoors unless you want to watch it in the rain. Any TV will do. As suggested, try and convert a TV you have now to use the same quick release mount. Often when you wall mount a TV, you need to remove the pedestal base. If you have the old base you can use that or buy a new one and save the base for outdoor use. There are a ton of ways to mount one in a bay too.
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Old 02-21-2016, 08:02 PM   #12
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You could also buy a headset to go along with the TV.

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