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Old 12-31-2016, 11:30 AM   #1
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TV/Cable Ready Option

We are anxiously awaiting the arrival of our 19 foot later in 2017. We selected the TV/ Cable ready option on our build sheet solely for resale value-we will never have a TV in the trailer while we own it. We are also going to have the same wall reinforced in case a second owner wants to install a TV bracket. Is this a good idea or a waste of money for us? Will a second owner be able to install TV and cable options later or does it have to be done during the build?
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Old 12-31-2016, 11:39 AM   #2
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I would suggest that if you never plan on using a tv in your trailer, there is no reason to lay out cash for the cable ready option. If you are concerned with resale value, this is such a trivial option that it will have pretty much zero impact on resale $$$. Buy a bottle of your favorite liquid refreshment instead and enjoy your new trailer.
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Old 12-31-2016, 11:45 AM   #3
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But then you might decide some day you want to watch TV in your trailer. Plans change and in my old age I have learned never to say never. The one exception being a nursing home. Loren
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Old 12-31-2016, 11:51 AM   #4
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Technology moves on. Who knows if cable will be in use in ten years.
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Old 12-31-2016, 12:50 PM   #5
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Technology moves on. Who knows if cable will be in use in ten years.
Yup, one reason why I don't order "built-in" electronics.

Cable and TV brackets can be added afterwards as you'll see when I start posting my latest mods.

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Old 12-31-2016, 12:53 PM   #6
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We are anxiously awaiting the arrival of our 19 foot later in 2017. We selected the TV/ Cable ready option on our build sheet solely for resale value-we will never have a TV in the trailer while we own it. We are also going to have the same wall reinforced in case a second owner wants to install a TV bracket. Is this a good idea or a waste of money for us? Will a second owner be able to install TV and cable options later or does it have to be done during the build?
Yelp, we did the same thing.
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Old 12-31-2016, 01:01 PM   #7
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tv in escape

We bought an Escape 21 in Oct and have the King Antenna option .We should have just opted for tv ready instead . The King antenna hasn't worked after the first week ( It seems the wing is defective and some splitters not sure yet ?).After doing some research I would opt for the tv ready and get the dish instead much more programs and you can shut it off from month to month .We like a little news in the AM with our coffee and sometimes the grandkids want some tv time especially if its raining out side
As far as getting the tv ready I would get it for very little $ up front VS. putting it in later . Enjoy your build sheet the Trailer will be here before you know it .
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