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When the Rain Ruins Your Camping Plan: Watching TV in Your Caravan


When the Rain Ruins Your Camping Plan: Watching TV in Your Caravan

Going on a family trip with a caravan can be quite the bonding experience. You get to do all sorts of activities in the vast Australian outdoors. But sometimes the weather won’t be quite what you’ve hoped for and you could end up being stuck in your RV for days and run out of ideas what to do. Plus, your children could start misbehaving from mere boredom. In this case, you should probably know by then that playing their favourite cartoons is the trick to calm them down. If only you had your TV with you…

Watching TV in Your Caravan

Luckily, in the modern world of today, when there are all sorts of cables, gadgets and instruments to help you out make your life easier, you can have a TV in the RV with you. All you will really need is a stable RV TV wall mount and the right antenna. An RV TV wall mount would be of great help for such a limited amount of space. It will de-clutter the RV and allow for easier watching without your kids getting in the way right in the middle of the most interesting scene.

Wall mounting a TV is easy business. All you need is a power drill, a screwdriver and an RV TV wall mount kit. First, you need to mark the two studs in the wall that will support the TV. Then, drill some holes at those places and tightly lock in the brackets with screws. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions on how to mount your TV and make sure you don’t damage any cables. Try concealing the TVs power cord and any additional cables so you don’t trip on them accidentally.

Furthermore, you need stable TV access. Go over antenna options while having in mind all the conditions you can come across while camping. Satellite TV is your best bet when on the road. It might be the most expensive option, but it’s also the most reliable one. It will allow you to have access to all the channels you like whether you’re on the move or in a remote location up in the mountains.

However, don’t forget that local television networks won’t be available once you travel out of their broadcasting area. There are many weather-resistant satellite antennas perfect for outdoor conditions which can be mounted directly on your RV’s hood. There are also portable satellite units which you can put on the ground outside your RV whenever you make a stop.

If you’re planning to stay at a camping site, an inexpensive option is to install cable TV. Many camping sites will charge you only a small fee to set that up for you. You might not get all the channels you would normally get with a personal satellite antenna, but it’s still better than nothing.

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