Are you taking a vacation in your caravan this year? Adding accessories like TV mounts can make a big improvement to your caravan living space. If so, you may want to update your caravan or motorhome.
One quick way of making sure you can enjoy all of the comforts of home is to add a TV. After all, you don’t want to miss your favourite Netflix series or YouTube creators.
Why Are TV Mounts Important For Caravan Owners?
Adding a TV mount to your caravan is important for several reasons.
Saving space in a caravan is important for most owners. Space is limited in the first place. A floor-based TV stand takes up valuable space.
By mounting your TV on the wall, you free up floor space you can use for something else.
TV mounts also help to prevent neck and eye strain. You can adjust the view angle to fit in with your preferences. Perhaps you want to catch the news when you are cooking your family dinner.
Security and safety are both important in your caravan. Mounting your TV on the wall stops it from falling over when you are on the move.
Also. just like in your home, TV mounts look great. Adding a TV mount gives your caravan a more contemporary feel.
Types of TV mounts for caravans
When adding a TV mount to your caravan to your caravan, there are several factors you should consider.
Most importantly, you need to make sure your choice of TV mount fits your TV. Fortunately, there is plenty of choice.
Fixed TV mounts hold your TV in the same position. They are great for when you have a smaller caravan where you sit in a dedicated area to watch the TV.
Fixed TV Mount
In recent years, fixed TV mounts have become less popular. Many caravan enthusiasts now have larger caravans and want to watch TV from other parts of the interior.
Thanks to the way we interact with our TVs, swivel TV mounts are increasingly popular.
Swivel TV mounts let you watch TV from different parts of the caravan. Perhaps you want to watch the TV while you are having dinner or from your driving position if you own a motorhome.
These types of mounts work well for both larger and smaller TVs. Just make sure that you get the right size mount for your TV. It is important that your TV mount can support the weight of your TV.
Slide-out mounts are the latest thing to have. Many are purpose-made, but you can also buy ready-made slide-out TV mounts.
They are great for when you want to hide your TV away and for saving space.
Slide TV mounts ensure your TV screen stays dust-free. Keeping your TV free from statistic dust is often challenging when you are caravaning.
Factors To Consider When Choosing a TV Mount For Your Caravan
When choosing a TV mount for your caravan, there are several factors you should take into account.
The Shape and Size of Your Caravan Space
The shape of your caravan space matters. If you want to make sure that you can see and watch the TV from all parts of your caravan space, it is important to consider the angle.
Where can you mount the TV to make sure you get the best view? Take your time making this decision.
Spend some time in the caravan and look at different angles. Take a measuring tape with you or a long piece of string and find some angles.
Find out what angle works from the kitchen, dining table and sofa. In a perfect world, it would be great if you could watch the TV from all three places.
If you have a motorhome, you may want to watch the TV from the passenger’s position as well.
Consider The Size and Weight of The TV
Needless to say, it is important to consider the size of the TV. This is harder to do than you may imagine.
A top tip is to cut the size of your TV screen from cardboard and mount it on the wall. How does it look?
Most caravan and motorhome enthusiasts don’t want the TV to dominate the available space.
Ease Of Installation
If you are planning to install the TV mount yourself, it is important to think about how easy it is to install.
Slide-out TV mounts are not easy to install yourself. If you go down this route, you may have to buy a dedicated unit as well as a TV mount. This is an added expense and is perhaps best done when you are upgrading your overall caravan space.
However, slide-out TV stands look great and save a lot of space.
Most swivel TV mounts are pretty easy to install. It is just a matter of finding the right mount for your TV.
Compatible TV Mounts
You also need to make sure that your TV mount is compatible with your TV.
Modern TVs have all sorts of outlets and even USB ports. You need to make sure that your choice of TV mount makes it easy for you to access USB ports, other ports and outlets.
Flat-screen TVs have made it easier to enjoy watching TV in your caravan than ever before.
By taking your time and finding the perfect TV mount, you make life on the road a much more enjoyable experience. You probably end up watching less TV, but it is nice to have access to a TV as a form of entertainment or for catching up with the news.