Many of us love watching TV when we’re on tour in our vans. Choosing the best caravan TV is a crucial part of an enjoyable viewing experience, but you’ll also want to make sure you’ve picked the best caravan TV aerial too, to ensure you’re favourite shows are picture perfect.

In this guide, we’ll be sharing our pick of the standout caravan TV aerials on the market to help you enjoy a seamless viewing experience, featuring products from Avtex, Sniper, Vision Plus and more.

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What do I need to know when I’m picking out the best caravan TV aerial?

The majority of TVs bought nowadays will have a Freeview tuner built in, which means you only need to plug your set into your caravan aerial of choice, be it a roof-mounted option, an external aerial or an indoor tabletop aerial.

A roof-mounted omnidirectional aerial is a common sight when you’re staying at a caravan park. They’re quick and easy to set up, but it’s worth noting that an omnidirectional aerial will need to be carefully tuned in once you’re at the site, and reception can sometimes be temperamental.

The other type of aerial is directional. This will focus reception on one direction, which can help to give you stronger reception. The downside is they take a bit longer to set up, and you’ll need to have a vague idea of where the TV mast is.

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What is the best aerial for a caravan?

Vision Plus Status 350 Omni-Directional Digital TV Antenna
Mercury 120.910UK
Avtex STH3000 Digital Caravan TV Aerial
Vision Plus Status 355
Vision Plus Status 570 Directional TV and Radio Antenna
Sniper Automotive Portable Digital TV Aerial

The best caravan TV aerial – our top picks:

Vision Plus Status 350 Omni-Directional Digital TV Antenna
Image: Amazon – Vision Plus Status 350 Omni-Directional Digital TV Antenna

Vision Plus Status 350 Omni-Directional Digital TV Antenna

The Status 350 is well designed if you’re looking for a caravan TV aerial that is suited to digital television (unlike the Status 355 that features further down our list, this doesn’t receive FM or DAB radio signals).

The omnidirectional TV aerial also comes with a VP2 TV signal amplifier, while the five metre integrated coaxial cable gives you the flexibility to create the viewing experience that best suits you. A model with a 10 metre cable is also available.

The TV aerial comes with three fitting options. These include the permanent option, a 25mm mast fitting and, lastly, a suction pad fitting.

Mercury 120.910UK
Image: Amazon – the Mercury 120.910UK

Mercury 120.910UK

Suitable for HDTV digital TV and DAB/FM radio signals, this outdoor aerial from Mercury comes with a built-in amplifier which should help you achieve a good picture.

The supplied clamp will let you mount it on a pole that is up to 38mmØ. The kit also includes a splitter that will let you connect a second radio or TV too, while we like how the six metre connection cable offers some useful flexibility to create a setup best suited to your caravan layout.

Vision Plus Status 355
Image: Amazon – Vision Plus Status 355

Vision Plus Status 355

If you’re looking for a way to enjoy digital television and radio on tour, this could be the device for you.

This caravan TV aerial from Vision Plus is not only suitable for digital TV, but also for FM DAB Radio (88-108 Mhz). The omni-directional device also comes with a power amplifier to help you achieve the best picture. It can be fitted to the roof of your tourer or mast mounted, while there’s also an optional sucker mount.

We like that you have the opportunity to adjust the angle too, taking any sloping surfaces into account.

It comes with a five metre cable, making it easier to position your TV in your place of choice within your tourer.

Avtex STH3000 Digital Caravan TV Aerial
Image: Amazon – the Avtex STH3000 Digital Caravan TV Aerial

Avtex STH3000 Digital Caravan TV Aerial

Avtex is a well known name in the electronic world, and it’s not surprising that they’ve made an appearance here, through the STH3000 Digital Caravan TV Aerial. We like how lightweight the device is, coming in at only 0.29kg. We also like that it is small in size and simple to use – essentials, we think, when you’re on tour.

It comes with an integrated 20db amplifier and a 12/24v DC power inserter.

The waterproof product also has a UV resistant housing for added benefits. The one thing we would highlight with it is that the supplied cable is only three metres long, so you will need to ensure this will reach where you want to place your TV.

Vision Plus Status 570
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Vision Plus Status 570 Directional TV and Radio Antenna

Our third Vision Plus model to make it onto our round up of the best caravan TV aerials is a directional option. The slim and compact Status 570 is ideal if you’re looking for a Digital TV directional aerial that also provides DAB & FM reception.

One thing we really like is the LED indicator; this will swap between red, yellow and green, based on the strength of the signal. The aerial also includes the VP5 Digital TV Amplifier and the integral Signal Finder.

The Sniper Automotive Portable Digital TV Aerial
Image: Amazon – Sniper Automotive Portable Digital TV Aerial

Sniper Automotive Portable Digital TV Aerial

We think this omni-directional Freeview DVB-T and DAB Antenna is ideal for anyone who wants a portable aerial for their caravan.

Thanks to its magnetic base, it can sit on the roof of your caravan, and the protective rubber cup will help to prevent any marks being left on the surface of your ‘van.

It comes with a five metre lead too, that is also fitted with a TV Co-axial connector.

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