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May 11, 2020

Entertainment for the Road: RV TV Buying Guide.

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Equip your RV with a television for enjoyable entertainment on the road. Find out more about which TV works best for your RV, and bring the excitement of watching movies, TV and games along wherever you go.


Buying a television for your recreational vehicle might feel similar to buying one for a traditional home, but there are some differences. You may need an inverter, depending on your situation and what television you pick. Plus, when you're mounting delicate technology like a modern television in a home that moves, you have to consider factors that would never be an issue otherwise.

7 Factors to Consider When Buying a TV for Your RV

Here are seven factors to consider to help you buy the right TV for your RV , camper, or trailer entertainment system.

1. Technology that holds up to vibration

 

It's not always smooth-sailing in your RV, especially if you want to explore the adventurous path (or simply find a camping spot that's not covered by other tourists). The bumps and vibrations of the road do make it into your recreational vehicle, and they can literally destroy a standard television. In fact, everything in your RV can be exposed to up to 4G of vibration as you travel — that's the type of vibration experienced by jet fighters or people on extreme roller coasters!

Furrion TVs are built with Vibrationsmart™ technology, specially designed for recreational, marine and specialty vehicles.

TVs made for the home are sensitive, where the vibrations in your RV can cause them to fall apart. Furrion's proprietary Vibrationsmart™ technology allows our RV TV options to survive any adventure, because they're equipped with extra support and structure to hold up to the G force associated with traveling down the road.

Once you're done pushing into uncharted territory, you can settle down for the evening with a favorite movie or television show, confident that your television is ready to perform.

2. Temperature-resistant televisions

Road vibration isn't the only thing that can challenge electronics within an RV. Traditional televisions are made to withstand the average climate within a home or office; even at extreme ranges, internal home temps can range from 60 to 90 degrees F.

But internal RV temperatures — especially when your home away from home is sitting between adventures — can move well outside of those ranges. During transit or storage, internal RV temps can drop below 0 degrees F or rise above 120 degrees F. Traditional TV components don't hold up to these climate changes. In contrast, Furrion TVs feature Climatesmart™ technology that equips them to hold up to extreme climate variations. They make the TVs ready for winterization, which means you can install the unit permanently. Traditional TVs must be removed from RVs during the winter.

In short, whether you're traveling the winter roads or seeking the lake come summertime, your Furrion TV will work.

3. Brightness that outshines the sun

Anyone who has watched television in the past decade knows that you battle light and glare almost as much as you surf the channels. Imagine that fight inside an RV, where it can be more difficult to block out external sunshine or other light sources. After all, your RV TV might be placed a few feet or less from large windows.

Luckily, high-quality RV TVs are designed to shine brighter than other televisions. That higher brightness display competes more effectively with sunlight to provide a better viewing experience in your recreational vehicle.

4. 12V DC power source considerations

A 12V DC RV television might be your best bet if you're living off grid. Other models might require an invertor when you're not able to plug into the grid. Living off grid, you don't want to have to worry about using an inverter all the time. Choose a 12V TV that takes the inverter process out of the equation, which can reduce wasted power and the expense of your RV TV.

5. Mounting options to protect your TV investments

Unless you want to pack up your RV TV before you start driving and unpack it every time you arrive at a destination, mounting options are important. And what's the point of equipping your vehicle for a luxury lifestyle if you have to do that much work every time you set up camp?

Furrion RV mounts are metal, not plastic, and they're designed with Vibrationsmart™ technology components to help protect your TV from rattles and G force as you drive.

6. Front-facing connections for additional components

With your TV mounted to the wall, it would be difficult or impossible to access rear ports and connections. Even side connections could be awkward to access, depending on the space. Furrion RV TVs feature connectors on the front, so you can easily attach DVD players, streaming devices, or gaming consoles for interactive entertainment wherever you find yourself.

Front facing connections allow for easy and convenient movie watching and gaming.

7. Isolation from interference

RV TVs sit in close proximity to many other components and appliances. Residential TVs aren't equipped for this type of close quarters, which can lead to interference that causes lines, pops, and crackles in television video and audio. Furrion  RV TVs include built-in signal smart technology that isolates the television from outside interference for perfect picture and audio.

Consider the Furrion Sense™ 12V DC All-in-One Entertainment System

This 32-inch LED RV TV with sound bar, 2-zone stereo and Bluetooth functionality meets all the important elements for providing enjoyable entertainment on the go. The 720p High Definition display is bright enough for daytime RV viewing, and the integrated sound system creates an engaging entertainment experience that lets you watch your favorite channels while resting from your camping adventures. A powerful CPU and physical design elements that hold up to road travel help ensure long-term satisfaction with this television.



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