Our Guide To Caravan 12V TV's

Our Guide To Caravan 12V TV's

Stay on top of the news, keep up to date with your favourite show or watch that game you just can’t miss. Just because you’re travelling doesn’t mean you have to go without the luxury of a caravan TV!

After all, what’s better than kicking back and relaxing in your caravan with your favourite shows after a long day of travel and adventures? And if you’re travelling with kids, a caravan TV will be a lifesaver when you need to keep them occupied on rainy days or in the evenings. 

The one question is, which is the best caravan TV for your travels? Read on for our best tips:

 

Types Of Caravan TV's

A caravan TV can be installed in your caravan, motorhome or boat. Some models, like the RV Media Evolution 32" Smart TV, include a DVD player and USB ports so you can plug in your own media and disc drives.

Just like at home, smart televisions are available so you can browse the internet and stream from your favourite channels, such as Netflix, YouTube, Stan or Amazon Prime. Englaon have a range of smart TV's that include bluetooth, WiFi and a DVD player - it's a one stop shop!

Or opt for an Aussie Traveller Smart TV that include all of the features of regular home TV, including pre-loaded apps like Netflix, YouTube, Disney+, Amazon Prime Video, Stan, and Freeview! Aussie Traveller TVs have a sleek design, lightweight construction, and effortless setup, coming equipped with a built-in DVD player and HDMI connection.

 

Another factor to consider is whether you want a 12V, 24V or 240V caravan television. Some TVs can be used with both 12V and 240V for convenience on the move.

 

What Size TV?

One of the key things that you need to think about when choosing a caravan TV is the size. The best size comes down the space available in your caravan or RV. Choose sizes from 18.5” to 32” depending on your needs. Caravan TVs tend to be built with a compact and thin design to easily fit into your caravan. One of the most popular size models we sell is the RV Media 24” Evolution TV.

 

Do You Need A Smart TV?

Can you go without Netflix, YouTube, Stan or Amazon Prime for a few weeks or months? If not, you might want to consider a smart TV for your caravan. A smart TV, like the RV Media 32” Evolution, means you can browse the internet, stream movies, TV shows and play music on demand, as well as pick up the usual free to air channels too.

Just remember that you’ll also need access to a strong WiFi connection for the smart TV to stream well. That’s where an RV WiFi system will come in handy, as it designed to work from the 4G mobile network.

If you're looking for a Smart TV with built in WiFi we highly recommend the Englaon range. The Englaon 24" Full HD Frameless Smart 12V TV comes with built in bluetooth, WiFi, DVD player and Chromecast! Plus it is frameless so your 24" is all screen for a nice compact, yet easy to see viewing!

 

What Features Do You Want?

You’ll be amazed what features you can get on a caravan TV! Depending on your budget, here’s a few to consider:

  • WiFi

  • Chromecast 

  • DVD player

  • USB multimedia playback

  • Quick tune buttons for easy tuning

  • Low RV battery warning

  • Bluetooth functionality for speakers

  • Headphone outputs

  • PVR for pausing live TV

  • Backlit remote

 

How Will You Install Your Caravan TV?

Do you want to mount the TV on the caravan wall, or will it be on a stand? Consider what space you have allocated for your TV. This will determine the size of your TV. Some TVs give you the option of buying a stand as extra, so you have options. 

What Accessories Do You Need?

There are a few accessories you may need for your caravan TV:

  1. WiFi System – If you’re buying a smart TV, you need a reliable WiFi system.

  2. Antenna – Some models come with an antenna, but it’s best to check

  3. 240V Power Adaptor & Lead – Depending on the model, you may need to buy this as an extra accessory

  4. Stand – Depending on the model, you may want to buy a stand for the TV

 

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What’s Your Budget?

Let’s talk dollars. How much can you afford to spend on your caravan TV? Prices start from as little as $230 up to $800, so make sure you know the features you want before you buy.

 

Ready to compare caravan TVs? Check out our wide range of televisions today.


DISCLAIMER* Please note, this advice is general in nature and we strongly recommend consulting the product manual and where relevant, a professional installer.


Comments (12)

Hot spot from iphone

Hi this question has probably been asked before. I am chasing a smart 12v tv I can hot spot my iPhone too to watch Netflix, Kayo, etc. Don’t want to pay the high price of wifi plans as we are only occasional weekend traveller. What tv would you recommend I purchase. Thanks in advance
By: Dave Belford on 08 June 2023


www.caravanrvcamping.com.au Response
Hi Dave, from what I understand the Apple Watch doesn't offer a hot spot function. You can certainly hot spot your mobile phone to any of our smart TV's. Choosing the TV would be based on the space you have to mount the tv, whether you want added extras such as a DVD player or Bluetooth. All these options are available on our website and we are here on LIVE Chat, email or phone in business hours. Please don't hesitate to reach out

Data connection

We don't have wifi, but we have heaps of data. Can we run smart TVs using data only?
By: Dave Younger on 08 June 2023


www.caravanrvcamping.com.au Response
Hi Dave, if you mean you have heaps of data on your mobile phone plan. Then you can hotspot your phone to the TV's Wifi to use the smart function. Alternatively you can check out the RV Wifi 5G to have a 12v on the go router. Simply pop in your sim card with the data and you have instant Wifi for everyone in the van to use.

Speakers

Hi. I run a pair of computer speakers on our caravan tv for better sound quality. Power from the tv usb and sound from tv headphone socket. Will the 24” englaon tv run this set up. I’ve just tried another brand, that did not. Cheers. Keith
By: Keith lambden on 08 June 2023


www.caravanrvcamping.com.au Response
Hi Keith, it would depend on the power specs of the speakers. The Englaon USB is a 5v, 0.5A interface. For the best performance I would look at bundling the Englaon TV and Englaon Soundbar, have the optimum sound all year round. Give us a call on 1800 787 278 or jump on our LIVE Chat feature on our website and we can look at a great deal for you

WiFi connection

It is stated above that a strong WiFi connection is required to use the tv. My question - is the inbuilt WiFi strong enough or would a separate WiFi system need to be purchased
By: Sue on 08 June 2023


www.caravanrvcamping.com.au Response
Hi Sue, the inbuilt WIFI means it can accept a wireless internet connection from a modem. You will need a separate WIFI to operate the SMART functions of the TV

Tv connection

Hi, We have a smart tv and an rv wifi system no aerial in the van. How do we get free to air or do we have to download apps? We were told by the dealer that we didn’t need an aerial. We have an On The Move van. First timer with van
By: April Castleman on 08 June 2023


www.caravanrvcamping.com.au Response
Hi guys, If you don't have the ability to install an antenna then you will need to download the Free To Air apps and use your internet to access the live TV function through the apps. It will use data from your wifi system so essentially won't be free. Installing an antenna is the only way to receive live TV for free.

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