Friday, January 21, 2022


If you have an outdoor TV on your RV, how often do you watch it?

Many new RVs are coming with built-in outdoor TVs. Did your RV come with one or did you add one on? If so, how often do you watch it outside?

Outdoor TVs can be a lot of fun – gather the family or friends for a sports game or award show, or even curl up with a cozy blanket by the campfire and watch a movie with your special someone. On the other hand, though, if you’re in a crowded campground, outdoor TVs can be a real pain. If that’s not your sports team, or if you hate award shows, you probably don’t want to listen to your neighbor’s TV.


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Sharon L Boehmer
1 month ago

We actually moved our outdoor tv to the bedroom. use the outside space for small fishing rods and stuff.

Ron Lane
1 month ago

Interesting. The overwhelming majority of replies indicate a negative reaction to outdoor tv viewing. That’s gotta say something.

John Carroll
1 month ago

It’s impossible to keep the TV’s noise within the confines of an RV site. We intensely dislike a neighbor forcing that noise on us. And we have never seen anyone using headphones with their outside television.

1 month ago

I have never understood the “joy” of entertaining your neighbors. And I’m sure they don’t either!

Jeff Craig
1 month ago

No outdoor TV, but I do have a projector and 12ft screen that I have used four times in 12 years of RV’ing… Exclusively on long camping weeks. Otherwise it’s a pain to set everything up and tear it down just for a weekend.

Bob p
1 month ago

An outdoor TV on the roof??? Seems like there are much better places to watch TV than the roof. Lol

1 month ago

Seems the outdoor TV is an idea the manufacturers consider a good way to move units off the lot, but the majority of folks who have them (at least responding to this poll) don’t actually use it.

1 month ago

No TV inside OR outside. Don’t want one. I go camping to get away from all of that…..

1 month ago

don’t have one, don’t want one, if we had one we wouldn’t use it.

Roy Davis
1 month ago

We do watch but rarely. Most of the time we watch it’s with neighbors we’re camping with or just met and invited over. Most of the time it’s a sporting event or movie.

Diane Mc
1 month ago

Not a built in, but we travel with a small one we keep in our storage bin. Only set it up if we want to watch something. We record everything we watch and would only watch racing or golf outside. Since we record everything we can do whatever we want, sightseeing, shopping or just hanging out. When we return or if weather is nice we sit outside and watch what we have recorded. We sit pretty close so we can keep the sound down out of respect for others. Many times others stop by to watch some of it with us, especially the racing.

Ed K
1 month ago

We seldom watch the inside TVs so I am glad we don’t have any extra TVs outside. If I could figure out how to remove the Bedroom TV from the ceiling I would. Just have no way to patch the ceiling liner if I do.

1 month ago

Since I smoke but only outdoors, I watch the outside TV sometimes for college football games (NO PROS!), if the weather is good.

1 month ago

I haven’t figured out how to use the tv inside so if I had an outside tv that would be 2 taking up space and weight. We camp 95% in state parks. I haven’t seen too many outside TV’s in our travels that were being used.

Dick and Sandy near Buffalo, NY
1 month ago

We had our 2015 HR Ambassador 38DB built with 4 TV’s including an outside entertainment system. We use it all the time when in good weather without bothering any other campers. At times other campers have joined us for sports events or a movie so not to be cooped up inside. Not everyone can afford or wants an outside entertainment system of multiple TV’s in their RV. We also have satellite so we can switch between satellite, cable or local TV depending on where we camp. Just our way. Stay safe, Stay well.

1 month ago

One of the worst ideas RV manufacturing installed in a RV. Want to watch TV stay home and bother your S&B neighborhood

Mark B
1 month ago
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Peggy Bradley
1 month ago
Reply to  Tom

Well Tom. My RV IS my home, and I love watching the tv outside. Often, I have movie night complete with friends and popcorn. We are polite. Try it.

Neal Davis
1 month ago

We watch programming on our outdoor television every time that we tailgate and about half the time when we go to a campground or RV park. Invariably we watch sports programming, but sometimes movies or television programs.

1 month ago

Why would I choose to watch TV with the mosquitos and other biting things outside??? Bugs aside, I wouldn’t want to bother my fellow campers with an outside TV.

1 month ago

We don’t have one built in, but have a small one that we do use occasionally.