Television in the PU


Super Active Member
Mar 5, 2007
Springfield Kentucky
I keep a 13' tv and the black box along with a DVD player it help with the kids when its raining or bad storm my son gets scarred of storms i like it for the news.


Jun 2, 2009
Clinton, NC
Have to have my TV, rigged antenna that works great can pick up 11 channels and since can't watch but one at the time thats sufficient.

The Greene's- Gaile, bobby & Buffy :)

97 coachman [PU] 99 Ford explorer [TV] & TV


Apr 13, 2009
We haven't taken the TV yet, as we've been on mostly 2-nighters. On our 2-week trip coming up we are planning to take DH's netbook with our mobile broadband so we can get traffic updates, directions, check on campgrounds down the road, etc. We also plan to bring DVD's to play on that for some evenings or incase of pouring rain. We're also thinking this will be a good idea if someone gets sick in the course of the 2 weeks +. When we took our honeymoon in the Canadian Rockies a few years ago we each caught cold for a few days and wished we'd had TV whilst lying there in misery. Our pup has a cable hookup, but we haven't tried it yet. I'm thinking of getting a very small flat screen to keep in there, but am debating if we'll watch it enough to make it worth it. Don't think we'd use it as much when camping, but it would be great on vacations when we're in an RV park, just using the pup as a hotel room.

Woods Wise

Jun 10, 2008
Oh yes we have a tv with satalite. We take our bedroom reciever with an extra dish we have (beginning to have a dish grave yard in the back yard from changing service every two years cause we are suckers for promo offers). I just mounted our dish on a stump I throw in the back of our truck. works and blends in with the trees Ha Ha. A compass is a handy tool to have on hand but most of the time I have seen a dish close enough to where we camp I just aim in that direction and fine tune when I hear the signal meter humm. Course I made a living for a couple of years installing them so it is a cake walk for me.


Pacific Northwest
Sep 8, 2008
Pacific Northwest
We always bring a small 12V combination TV/DVD player so the son can watch a evening movie and I can catch the news if we're in a place where reception is available. With the digital conversion this year I picked up a Artec T3AP analog to digital converter. This converter is compact and 12V which works well dry camping.


Sep 28, 2007
We have a small TV in the PUP .. but have purchased an interesting contraption for those who enjoy online downloads.

Record your movies/shows/showseasons at home and bring this little box with you along with an external drive. Its a great for a rainy day.



Super Active Member
Jun 3, 2009
San Antonio, Texas
We have a 20" lcd that we take with us and keep a small DVD player in the PuP. The DVD player was only $25.00 on sale. We use the LCD in the kitchen at home when not camping.


You don't scare us, we work with toddlers
Sep 27, 2008
Don't have one....don't want one.

but we don't take the laptop, DVD player, or kitchen sink either.

Couple board games, couple decks of cards, knitting and a good book.....we are set.

97 Coleman Westlake


Aug 4, 2009
Welland, Ontario.
I have a 22" LCD with a built in DVD player, Got a kool mount for it from Ebay (see link below). Its nice when its raining you can watch movies, I made a HDtv antenna from coat hangers works great, I get about 20 stations all in 720 (see link below for Antenna)


Old Dominion Iron Chefs Highland Springs, Va
Mar 10, 2008
Highland Springs Va
we have a 19 tv with the converter. we watch the news and weather. Plus wife sleeps with it on so to make her happy have to make sacrifices.


Western North Carolina
Apr 15, 2007
North Carolina
We have a 'lil one with the converter, and antenna out the zipper.


I love camping!!
Aug 9, 2009
carolinacampers said:
Can you let us know if the digital converter box works? We don't really want the TV, but we recently went on a nine day trip in the mountains and could only pick up one radio station that played the same songs on rotation every 1 1/2 hours! There was little news and no variety in the music selection. Luckily we had good weather, but had it been [{}=] raining, we probably wouldn't have been able to tolerate each other! LOL!

We have trouble picking up any radio stations in our PUP. Do we need to use some kind of special antenna or something?


Native Texan
Jul 30, 2009
As much as I love football, I don't want a TV on a camp out. I want to spend time, and be active with my family. Getting the kids away from the TV and video games and getting them to do things with the family is one of my main goals in camping. If it rains, we play cards or board games together, if it's nice, we're outside doing something. Besides, that's what DVRs were invented for.



Stimulus Package
Aug 7, 2009
I think we may bring along our older 19" TV but only for the rainy days, and I doubt I will get an antenna as we would then need to buy a converter box...


Jul 25, 2009
The antenna from coat hangers (YouTube Video from Nordic440) works great and we have been using it for a year or so at home with LCD TVs.
Then, we brought it camping. After trying different ways to prop it up, we extended the wood post and tied it to one of the posts on the outside of the PUP. I'll try to send a PIC next time it is set-up.

02 Jayco Eagle 10


Active Member
Apr 12, 2008
Shoot yes, I bring along a TV. And not just for rainy days, either.

If you like watching TV, then bring one along. Don't worry about how anyone else camps, you do what you enjoy doing. Don't let anyone tell you that you're doing it wrong. If you don't want to watch one, don't bring one. Simple as that.

Nobody's handing out any awards for the most "authentic" camper.

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