After a day spent exploring, the idea of a relaxing evening in the caravan watching television or catching up on your latest series is a very appealing prospect. A key component here will be having the best caravan TV for your setup. 

When you’re choosing the right model for your tourer, you’re most likely going to want to buy one that will last you for several years, so it’s important to find the right model for you. That’s where this guide comes in, as we round up our pick of the standout caravan TVs currently on the market. 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.

This includes 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 dominating your caravan. In this guide, we’re looking at models that range from 19-24-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.

The best caravan TVs:

Avtex W215TS 21.5-inch Smart TV
Cello CS22WS01 22-inch Smart TV
Sharp 24-inch Smart TV 12V / 24V
Cello C1920FMTR 19-inch
Avtex W195TS 19-inch Smart TV

What is the best TV for a caravan?

Avtex W215TS
Avtex W215TS – image: Amazon

Avtex W215TS

  • Screen size: 21.5-inch
  • Voltage: 12v / 24v DC or 240v AC
  • Dimension: 491 x 288 x 46 (W x H x D in mm, without stand)
  • Weight: 3.1kg

Reason to buy:

  • Provides access to plenty of streaming services
  • Apple and Android compatible for wireless casting

Reason to avoid:

  • Premium price

If you’re looking for a smart TV that allows you to log in to your favourite streaming services and is also relatively light in weight, this 21.5-inch Avtex could be the best caravan TV for you.

We like that it provides a clear picture – it’s a HD TV with an edge-to-edge display. It can also be connected to the internet to give you access to a variety of streaming services, including Netflix, Now TV, iPlayer, Sky Store, Disney+ and YouTube. It’s even Bluetooth compatible, as well as coming with Freesat.

There are plenty of sockets provided too, including two HDMI and two USB sockets, while there is the option of wall mounting it.

We also appreciate the flexibility this Avtex model provides – not only can both Apple and Android devices be wirelessly cast to it, but it’s also 12v/24v DC and 240v AC compatible.

Thanks to its relatively light weight of 3.1kg, we reckon it shouldn’t be too tricky to manoeuvre, so you can achieve a picture-perfect setup in your tourer.

Cello CS22WS01
Cello CS22WS01 – image: Amazon

Cello CS22WS01

  • Screen size: 22-inch
  • Voltage: 12v / 240v
  • Dimension: 503 x 327 x 149 mm (W x H x D in mm, with stand)
  • Weight: 2.6kg

Reason to buy:

  • Comes with WebOS Hub
  • Option of downloading plenty of apps
  • Three HDMI and two USB ports

Reason to avoid:

  • Bracket for wall mounting not included

This 22-inch HD smart TV from Cello is a model that we think provides enough features to keep the whole family entertained on tour.

What sets it apart from the other options in our guide is that it comes with WebOS Hub – this has seen the manufacturer partner with LG to let you download the entertainment apps you want, such as Disney+, Netflix, Apple TV, Paramount+ and more, as well as browse the web.

The TV also comes with a built-in satellite tuner with Freesat, offering access to over 170 channels (just make sure you have your satellite dish for this), while Freeview Play is also included.

Another feature we like is it’s Bluetooth compatible. This is ideal for hooking the TV up to speakers or syncing wireless headphones if you don’t want to disturb the rest of the family, without the worry of cables cluttering the confines of your van.

Weight and portability are two important factors when choosing the best caravan TV, and this model passes with flying colours, only weighing 2.6kg. This will make it easy to relocate it from the lounge to other parts of your tourer.

It also comes with plenty of connections, including three HDMI and two USB ports.

The Sharp 1T-C24EE2KF2UBM
Image: Amazon

Sharp 24-inch Smart TV 12V / 24V

  • Screen size: 24-inch
  • Dimensions: 552.1 x 353.6 x 141.6 ((W x H x D in mm)
  • Voltage: 12V / 24V
  • 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.

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
  • Perfect for caravanners who want a built-in DVD player

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, which could put off some caravanners.

The Avtex W195TS
Image: Amazon

Avtex W195TS

  • Screen size: 19.5-inch
    Dimensions: 448 x 257 x 46 (W x H x D in mm, without stand)
    Weight: 2.5kg / 2.7kg (without stand / with stand)
    Voltage: 12v / 24v DC or 240v AC

Reasons to buy:

  • Apple and Android compatible for wireless casting
  • Good selection of streaming apps available
  • Most lightweight TV in our guide

Reasons to avoid:

  • One of the more expensive options in our guide

If you have a small caravan, you’re not going to want one of the bigger models to feature in our round-up – instead, a caravan TV such as this Avtex model is worth considering. It’s a more compact and lightweight version of the Avtex W215TS that features above, yet it still comes packed full of features.

This 19.5-inch model will let you watch your favourite apps on tour, including Netflix, Disney+, Amazon Prime and Now TV. We’re fans of its weight, which should make it easy to move to different parts of the tourer as well. There’s even the option of pausing and recording live TV to an external HDD, so you never miss a moment of your favourite shows.

We also like how you have the option of wirelessly casting your mobile phone to it – like its bigger counterpart, the caravan TV is compatible with both Apple and Android phones for some useful flexibility.

The edge-to-edge display will also allow you to enjoy the HD picture in a model that is 12v, 24v and 240v compatible.

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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