Winterizing and LCD Screens - Fiberglass RV

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Old 03-03-2009, 07:37 PM   #1
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Recently skimmed a bunch of Trailer Life mags and reportedly LCD screens can be damaged by temperatures lower than 40*F!

Check the specs on your television and laptop before leaving in a freezing environment for days.

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Old 03-03-2009, 08:34 PM   #2
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I'm not sure that is true.

I've got an in-dash LCD navigation system in my tow vehicle, and it shure as heck gets below 40 degrees in Minnesota!

I heat that cold LCD's may not function properly, but once they warm up they recover and work just fine.

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Old 03-03-2009, 08:53 PM   #3
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May not apply to all LCDs; GPS was designed for that but a home television set stored in a Bulgemobile may not be. The report stemmed from someone who left television and laptop in RV.

That's why I used weasel-word 'reportedly' -- Specs on my Akai receiver say Operation Temp 0*C - 45*C and Storage Temp From -10*C to 60*C, so they do care about -10*C, so I wouldn't leave it stored in RV in Minnesota in Winter!
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My bulgemobile's LCD TV sat outside all winter with lows of -25*f and it is fine. I think that was in the early days of LCD we used to see a lot of the early laptop screens freeze and pop. I haven't seen that in years.

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Old 03-04-2009, 01:46 PM   #5
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The only problem I've encountered with an LCD is what it was layed down on the front. You'll notice when you purchase an LCD (TV Monitor) it's on the shelf in an on edge state. I've heard where folks purchased big screen TVs at Costco and such, layed them flat in the back of their truck to get 'em home only to find out the screen is toast. Needlessly to say... read what it says on the side of the box!
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