If you are an RV enthusiast, or are considering purchasing such a vehicle, then there will be certain priorities when it comes to the furnishing and equipping of the inside. To some people the priority with their RV is to spend time away in the quiet of the countryside where they can be close to nature and relax. To some it is important to keep abreast of current affairs and their favorite television programmes. To youngsters, television and music are always important and missing out on their shows or sports could cause a good deal of bad humour. RV entertainment systems will vary considerably according to the importance that you place on music and television as a means of entertainment .
Technology is definitely on the side of the RVer when it comes to getting as much as you can. RV entertainment systems have changed hugely in the past few years and much of this can be put down to the increase in technology which has meant that the size of televisions has changed greatly. No longer do you have to have a huge area set aside to house just a small screen. The old television sets with the enormous backs were completely unsuitable for the average RV as they took up so much space. These days, however, there are many LCD screen televisions which are much slimmer and will sit almost flush with the wall. These can be fitted into a narrow cupboard across the back of the RV and you will find that a 24 or 27 inch screen television will probably take up less space than the old 13 inch ones did. These units are so slim that it is now even possible for the youngsters to have a small one at the end of their beds.
If you are buying a brand new RV, entertainment systems are often included. When you get a quote for the purchase, make sure you know exactly what is included in the vehicle that you are buying. Very often you will see the show model and then find, after you have purchased the van, that the technical stuff is not included. If you have an option to include the entertainment system as an optional extra, be careful about how much you are paying for it. Many stores are offering fabulous deals on equipment these days and you must be sure that you are not being overcharged for the system that you are getting with the RV. Saying that, it is so much easier to purchase a complete vehicle, ready to roll, rather than having to think about adding the extras afterwards. An entertainment system, particular if it is to be fitted in a confined space, can be a mess of cables and plugs if not installed professionally.
If you already have an RV and are looking for an RV entertainment system, be sure that you bear in mind aspects such as size and ventilation before buying the equipment. Also consider whether you will be wanting a 12 volt or mains unit. Some will include inverters and some will need to have a separate inverter installed.
Whether you already have your vehicle or are looking to purchase, I think that you will now be pleasantly surprised by the range of RV entertainment systems that are on offer. I am sure that the younger members of the family will be!
by Candis Reade