At this time of year, the idea of a relaxing evening spent in the caravan watching television is very appealing. A key component here will be having the best caravan TV for your setup. 

We round-up some of the standout caravan TVs currently on the market, including models from Avtex, Cello and Sharp, so you don’t miss out on your favourite television shows when you’re on tour…

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How do I choose the best TV for my caravan?

One of the key considerations here will be whether you stay at sites with a hook-up. If you do, you probably don’t need to get a specialist 12v television, and could instead look at getting a more standard 240v model to do the job. However, if you’re going off-grid or don’t have the guarantee of hook-up, a 12v TV is the answer. 

You’ll also want to consider size too – after all, you’re not going to want a 40-inch TV taking up half your caravan. In this guide, we’re looking at models that range from 16-24-inches, giving you a good picture without sticking out or dominating your living space.

Find out more about how to choose the best TV for your caravan in our ultimate guide to watching television in your tourer.

What is the best TV for a caravan?

These are our choices for the best TVs for your caravan – the models we’ve selected all have 12v capabilities, so you can choose the setup that suits you when you’re planning a holiday and are out on tour.

Cello 19" inch ZRTMF0291 with DVD sticking out of built-in DVD player
Image courtesy of Cello

Cello 19″ inch ZRTMF0291

  • Screen size: 19-inches
  • Dimensions: 446 x 266 x 46 (W x H x D in mm without stand)
  • Weight: 4.1kg
  • Voltage: 12v / 240v

Reasons to buy:

  • Miracast for easy screen sharing

Reasons to avoid:

  • Heaviest model on the list

This 12v Cello is a brilliant TV to consider for your caravan. Miracast is a useful feature that can be used to wirelessly share your mobile screen with the TV so you can watch any apps you have downloaded, while the built-in DVD player is ideal for cosy film nights.

HDMI and USB ports ensure you can add an external hard drive, while the satellite tuner will offer a hassle-free way of plugging in your satellite dish and accessing your favourite channels. 

The Cello ZRTGO242
Image: Amazon

Cello ZRTG0242 Traveller 12 Volt 24”

  • Screen size: 24-inch
  • Voltage: 12v
  • Weight: 2.85kg

Reason to buy:

  • Lightweight
  • Comes with Google Assistant

Reason to avoid:

  • No built-in DVD player

This caravan TV from Cello will be worth considering if you’re looking for a model that allows you to access the Google Play store.

It comes with a smart user interface that has been designed specifically by Google for TVs. This means that you can simply say ‘Ok Google’ to carry out a number of tasks, while you’ll be able to sit back in your tourer and enjoy easy access to popular streaming services, including Disney+, Youtube, Netflix, Prime Video, BBC iPlayer and more.

You can then use Google Chromecast to project photos, videos and more from a compatible phone to the lightweight TV.

The Avtex W195TS
Image: Amazon

Avtex W195TS

  • Screen size: 19.5-inch
    Dimensions: 448mm x 257mm x 46mm (W x H x D in mm, without stand)
    Weight: 2.5kg
    Voltage: 12v / 24v DC or 240v AC

Reasons to buy:

  • Apple and Android compatible for wireless casting
  • Good selection of streaming apps available

Reasons to avoid:

  • One of the more expensive options in our guide

This Avtex model is another standout candidate for the best caravan TV. The lightweight 19.5″ model will let you watch your favourite apps on tour, including Netflix, Disney+, Amazon Prime and Now TV, amongst others. Coming with a compact design, the lightweight TV has built-in Wi-Fi, and also lets you watch HD TV through an aerial or satellite dish.

We also like how you have the option of wirelessly casting your mobile phone to it, and are fans of the flexibility provided, as the caravan TV is compatible with both Apple and Android phones.

The edge to edge display will allow you to enjoy the HD picture, while it’s 12v / 24v and 240v compatible.

The Sharp 1T-C24EE2KF2UBM
Image: Amazon

Sharp 1T-C24EE2KF2UBM

  • Screen size: 24-inches
  • Dimensions: 552.1 x 353.6 x 141.6 ((W x H x D in mm)
  • Weight: 3.2kg

Reasons to buy:

  • 3 HDMI and 2 USB ports offers good flexibility
  • Active Motion 200 LCD Display prevents blurriness

Reasons to avoid:

  • Comes with no built-in DVD player

This model from Sharp is a worthy addition to our best caravan TV guide, as it comes full of features to enhance any viewing experience.

It provides a clear HD picture, with the presence of the Active Motion 200 LCD Display preventing any blurriness.

Aquos Net+ also gives you the freedom to access your apps like Netflix and YouTube, as well as the internet, from the comfort of your caravan’s sofa too. As well as this, the TV includes DTS Virtual:X – this enhances your listening experience, providing clearer dialogue and bass sound.

We like the option of being able to wirelessly connect PC or Android devises to the TV too.

The Avtex L168DRS with a DVD sticking out of the in-built DVD player
Image courtesy of Avtex

Avtex L168DRS

  • Screen size: 16-inches
  • Dimensions: 376 x 235 x  x 44 (W x H x D in mm)
  • Weight: 1.6kg
  • Voltage: 12v / 24v (DC) or 240v AC

Reasons to buy:

  • Portable

Reasons to avoid:

  • Not a smart TV

You can’t go wrong with Avtex, as this 16-inch model proves. The television has 12, 24 and 240 voltage options, allowing you to switch between whatever best suits your needs at the time. To connect to Freeview and Satellite, you will need to be connected to an aerial or dish, but thanks to two built-in tuners, you don’t need to worry about a decoder box.

Two HDMI and USB slots provide some useful options, as you can bring additional devices along to plug in. The presence of an in-built DVD and CD player means watching a film or listening to music has never been easier. 

Something we really love about this Avtex is its weight – only 1.6kg, the TV will be easy to move around your caravan to ensure you can watch it wherever you are.

Check the latest price on Amazon (UK).

Cello C1920FMTR
Image courtesy of Amazon

Cello C1920FMTR

  • Screen size: 19-inch
  • Dimension: 446 x 323 x 160 (W x H x D with stand in mm)
  • Weight: 2.9kg
  • Voltage: 12v / 240v

Reasons to buy:

  • Lightweight

Reasons to avoid:

  • Only one USB and HDMI input

This 19-inch TV from Cello is a practical choice, with the built-in DVD player and lightweight design just two of the plus points. The useful ability to be able to pause live TV is a handy feature, while being in an area with poor signal shouldn’t be a problem, thanks to the built-in satellite tuner. In this case, all you would need is a satellite dish and you can then start watching your favourite shows. Something to bear in mind is that the TV only has one USB and one HDMI input.

If you’re looking for a ‘van instead of the best caravan TV, why not take a look at our roundups of the best caravans for families – you may just find the perfect new tourer! Alternatively, if you’re looking to spruce your ‘van up, be sure to check out our best caravan cleaners guide, while our best caravan gadgets guide will help you pick out the gizmos that could enhance your touring experience.

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