IMG_3331With large class A motor coaches today, bigger always appears better, as is more. Nothing mirrors this more than the televisions that can be found on most.

One, or possibly two CRT TV’s were in demand fifteen or twenty years ago. Usually a 19” to 26” in the living room, with a 17” or so in the bedroom area. Of course, at this stage RV TV’s were used mainly for watching local network programming via off-air VHF or UHF frequencies. Some also integrated video tape recorders to enjoy movies and pre-recorded programs.

The implementation in the RV industry of satellite TV, DVD players, and video gaming further advanced the need for bigger and more TV’s in these homes-on-wheels.

But, how big is too big in a motorhome?   How many do you really need in a RV? Well, some may believe that two is ample and that any more would just be an un-necessarily redundant waste. To those it may come as a surprise that today’s average large class A has at least three TV’s with some having even more.

Much lighter and thinner profiled LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) sets have allowed larger screens to be used in RV’s. Today 30” to 60” can be found in many models. Typically, a modern large class A has a TV set in the living room, the bedroom, and in an outside entertainment center.

In addition to this, some units may employ two TV’s in the living room area. This may seem overkill, but some floorplans, or family sizes, may benefit having this. Given the elongated interior space of a motorhome’s living room, not all seating can be comfortably used to view a single position-located television. But, with a set above the dashboard in addition to one mounted mid-ship or side televator, more family or friends can join in on the show.   If that’s not enough, and your floorplan includes bunk beds for the kids, better count on another two 10” fold down LCD’s.

The TV’s of today, L.E.D. (Light Emitting Diode) Smart TV are capable of delivering off-air analogue or digital programs, satellite, cable, internet, personal photo albums, slide shows, video gaming and more. All of this for far less cost than the old bulky analogue sets that hung over the dash in previous times.

So, dad can catch the big game on one set in front of his Lazy Boy, local weather might silently be displayed on the other TV in the forward living area, mom can keep up with her favorite show in the bedroom, and the kids can play games on the Wii outside on the patio set.

Now that’s a multi-tasking option, helping to keep you in the loop and entertained.

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  1. Laura

    This weekend a big toy-hauler with a slide-out deck parked next to me. The spaces in this park are narrow. It felt like I might as well have been sitting on their deck, with their gigantic TV blaring. No one was actually watching it, but as they guzzled their beers they of course had to shout over the TV in order to hear each other. I shut myself up in my tiny Roadtrek and turned the air conditioner up high. My Labor Day Weekend was pretty dismal, since I couldn’t even sit outside due to the over the top decibel level. Those of you who have outdoor TVs, please be considerate of your neighbors. At the very least, invite them to your party! And if you notice (NOTICE being the operative word here) that they are uncomfortable with your outdoor living room in their lap, please be a good neighbor and take your party indoors. You’ve got plenty more TVs in there…

  2. Laura

    This weekend a big toy-hauler with a slide-out deck parked next to me. The spaces in this park are narrow. It felt like I might as well have been sitting on their deck, with their gigantic TV blaring. No one was actually watching it, but as they guzzled their beers they of course had to shout over the TV in order to hear each other. I shut myself up in my tiny Roadtrek and turned the air conditioner up high. My Labor Day Weekend was pretty dismal, since I couldn’t even sit outside due to the over the top decibel level. Those of you who have outdoor TVs, please be considerate of your neighbors. At the very least, invite them to your party! And if you notice (NOTICE being the operative word here) that they are uncomfortable with your outdoor living room in their lap, please be a good neighbor and take your party indoors. You’ve got plenty more TVs in there…

  3. Lisa Cantrell

    I have to laugh at this. The fist thing I said when we got our class A (with 2 TVs) was the TV comes out of the bedroom first. I have never liked TV in the bedroom or the living room but seemed stuck with the LR one. No problem though. In 8 months we have watched it 3 times-all movies, all the first month and all when parked in my sister’s yard. I need to find a cover for our existing TV so the things we hang in front of it won’t damage it. I guess we are in a minority.

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