Tune in to a Caravan TV
It was back in the early ‘90s at what was then known as West Beach Caravan Park in Adelaide, that this author remembers an almighty battle in the recreation room. The war of words wasn’t over politics or sporting allegiances though - it was over whether Seinfeld or Home and Away should be played on the TV! Thankfully, those days of channel-flipping duels are well past us thanks to the advent of high-quality digital Caravan TVs that run on 12-volt power, now leaving recreation rooms nationwide as the domain of “water-cooler talk” discussing the latest happenings on the telly.
And don’t forget, TV is a vital source of information - how many people have missed a new Prime Minister because they were “off-grid”? Local TV stations also provide the best weather information that can be crucial to planning the next stages of your journey around Australia. Of course, many holidaymakers like caravanning in order to get away from technology. But there are plenty of other good reasons to fit out your home away from home with some 1080p resolution entertainment.
FOMO, or “fear of missing out”, is not something you want to have get in the way of enjoying your trip. Whether it be the latest happening on your favourite TV show or breaking news, having a Caravan TV is a great addition to your setup, meaning you can be far more self-sufficient and not miss out on anything while you are away. Many Caravan TV setups double as a smart TV, meaning you can have access to Netflix and all your other favourite streaming services. A must-have app on your smart TV when travelling is Kayo Sports, because no matter where you are, you can keep up with your favourite sports team in high definition quality and not have to rely on what the local stations are airing – whether they are an Aussie Rules or a Rugby League state!
All the luxuries are readily available
Caravans have come along in leaps and bounds since the primitive days of scarcely furnished bond wood vans. It should come as no surprise then that there are plenty of options available to add value to your caravan with a Caravan TV. In fact, a fully spec’d, high definition TV with resolution you would be accustomed to at home is well within reach for any buyer. You’ll have no issues finding all the standards such as digital compatibility and remote control, but you may be surprised to know that many Caravan TVs have smart TV functionality, Bluetooth and built-in DVD players.
An important feature that makes a Caravan TV even more beneficial is the wide range of units that run on 12-volt power. You don’t want to find yourself wanting to watch your Caravan TV but with no mains power to hook into, so a 12-volt setup means you can watch anything you want, powered by your leisure battery.
The trusty babysitter
We all want to limit screen time for the kids, but sometimes you just need a spare half hour to get down to the shared laundry or to whip up dinner on the BBQ in peace. With many Caravan TVs coming with built-in DVD players, you can bring along their favourite shows and movies from home. Trust us, you will appreciate passing over the remote control on a rainy day or when the kids just need some quiet wind-down time after an afternoon at the beach.
Your caravan trip is a great opportunity to get away from the “day-to-day” and get back to basics in Australia’s great outdoors with your family and friends. But that doesn’t mean that you have to do away with your creature comforts, and with high definition, Bluetooth, smart TVs with 12-volt compatibility to power from your van, you don’t have to!