My point, which you fully missed, is that a rear view monitor is NOT a broadcast television.
I didn't miss your point. I don't have a rear view monitor
in my coach. I have a television
Your statement was and I quote
"Well, as I said it is illegal for any operating television to be where the driver can see it"
Your statement says ILLEGAL FOR ANY OPERATING TELEVISION
. There is no mention of any exceptions or other uses that would make that TELEVISION legal to use. Thus MY statement that you can't make BLANKET statements about televisions. Your knowledge is in Michigan. What is illegal in Michigan isn't necessarily illegal in other states. If you had said in your original statement that "operating a television receiving a broadcast signal where the driver can see it, is illegal in Michigan", then I would agree with that. But what you said would lead someone that doesn't know, that operating any
television where the driver can see it is illegal everywhere
! That may or may not be true.
When posting replies on the forum you have to remember that there are a lot of new RVers on here looking for information and guidance. If you were a brand new
RVer, and the only knowledge you had about the vehicle code was your first
statement. Would you think you were illegal using your rear view camera that was connected to your television?
That was my point in saying you shouldn't make blanket statements.
It also bothers me when someone says, "My (fill in MH manufacture) (fill in item) for that is located (here). So it has to be there on yours." That is true on his
MH. We all know that there aren't two MHs coming off the line that are exactly the same. The experienced members here on the forum have to be careful how our statements will be interpreted by newbies here on the forum.