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. 

Falcon 19" HD Travel TV
Image courtesy of Falcon

Falcon 19″ HD Travel TV

  • Screen size: 19-inches
  • Dimensions: 439 x 268 x 52 (W x H x D in mm without stand)
  • Weight: 3.4kg (including stand)
  • Voltage: 12v / 24v / 240v

Reasons to buy:

  • Bluetooth connectivity

Reasons to avoid:

  • Heavier than similar sized models

Something we like about the Falcon is the Bluetooth connectivity it provides. This means you can easily connect it to wireless speakers or headphones to instantly upgrade the experience. But that’s not the only feature in this HD LED TV, with this 19-inch having built-in Freeview so you can catch up with your favourite television shows (do note you’ll need a separate antenna for this though).

You can also watch terrestrial services such as Freesat thanks to the satellite receiver, while the two HDMI and a USB slot provide extra functionality too. 

Avtex 199DSFVP with the FreeviewPlay log on screen
Image courtesy of Avtex

Avtex 199DSFVP

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

Reasons to buy:

  • Lightweight
  • Two HDMI / USB slots

Reasons to avoid:

  • No built-in DVD player

This Avtex model is another standout candidate for the best caravan TV. Pre-loaded with applications, you can access many of your favourites, including BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub and FreeviewPlay. The manufacturer will continue to release updates too, that will add to those on offer. The compact TV comes with Wi-Fi built-in but even if you have no internet available in your caravan, you can still use an aerial to watch TV in HD. 

The built-in satellite decoder saves the hassle of bringing a decoder box, while the Avtex again has two HDMI and two USB slots, ensuring you can use your TV to play games or plug in extra devices to watch saved shows.

The Sharp 1T-C24DH2KG2FM
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Sharp 1T-C24DH2KG2FM

  • Screen size: 24-inches
  • Dimensions:  553.9 x 329.2 x 45.1 (W x H x D in mm)
  • Weight: 3.2kg
  • Voltage: 12 / 24v

Reasons to buy:

  • Clear sound

Reasons to avoid:

  • No built-in DVD player

This 24-inch model from Sharp is another great television to consider for your caravan. This Smart HD ready TV will ensure you don’t risk missing the latest episode of your Netflix binge. This 24v/12v model can be wirelessly connected with your mobile, while the sound system offers brilliant quality. You can also access all of your favourite apps thanks to Aquos Net, including BBC iPlayer, Youtube, Prime Video and Netflix, while Freeview Play will let you watch live TV, as well as catching up on shows you may have missed. 

Two HDMI and USB slots ensure you have the flexibility of bringing consoles or similar with you 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.

 

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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