Advanced search

Camping with a TV......

(30 Posts)
Nixz Wed 30-Jul-08 11:00:59

If we wanted to get a TV for when we go camping (going to stay somewhere for a looonnngggg time to be near family this summer!) Do we need a special type of TV? What about arials and stuff?

Also, any recommendations for the electric coolbox things?

Nixz Wed 30-Jul-08 14:09:30

Hi-de-hi Campers!!!!

Nixz Wed 30-Jul-08 18:16:37


OverMyDeadBody Wed 30-Jul-08 18:18:28

Why would anyone in their right mind want to take a tv camping with them?

The mind boggles. Truly it does.

zippitippitoes Wed 30-Jul-08 18:20:11


i think it is much nicer not having one

MindingMum Wed 30-Jul-08 18:28:24

Ooooh, i think it's a lovely idea - all cuddled up in your sleeping bags watching telly by lamplight.

And i don't even watch telly at home grin

KaySamuels Wed 30-Jul-08 18:41:12

Camping time is tv free time. As someone who could happily live without a tv but is holed up with people who think the tv is broken if it's not on, I relish going away and escaping it!

Blandmum Wed 30-Jul-08 18:47:43

no TV but I take the laptop in case it pisses down and we can watch a film

Nixz Wed 30-Jul-08 18:58:41

Well, I couldnt possibly go away and not watch Big Brother.

Nixz Wed 30-Jul-08 18:59:51

Har har grin
I dont really bother watching Tv at home either, we usually take the laptop for DD, but thats about it.

I knew this thread would bring the "whats the world coming to, taking a TV in a tent!! shock shock" remarks!!!!!
We may be going to stay in the camper for the whole of the holidays, there will only be me and DD. I was thinking along the lines of, me and DD, 4th week, 8th day of rain - what shall we do today, kind of situation to be honest.

So, does anyone know if I have to have anything 'specific'??

zippitippitoes Wed 30-Jul-08 19:03:52


an ariel

AbbeyA Wed 30-Jul-08 19:11:30

I thought the whole point of a holiday was to get away from TV!

Nixz Wed 30-Jul-08 19:21:01

Yes it is.
But we will be there for nearly 6 weeks and I will be with DD on my own.

I dont want to sit and watch Jeremy Kyle and sunday re-runs!
I dont go abroad and look for pubs named the Rovers Return or the Red Lion.
I dont have my GHD's plugged in to our electric hook-up!!!
I am not a chav grin
I simply asked a question regarding a TV

RTKangaMummy Wed 30-Jul-08 19:24:24

I will be getting one like these

I am a telly addict and have a TV in that rises up from dashboard in car but will get another one to watch in tent in evenings

We will not be camping with friends and so may want entertainment in evenings

twinsetandpearls Wed 30-Jul-08 19:24:26

I am sorry but what is the world coming to if you take a tv camping.

twinsetandpearls Wed 30-Jul-08 19:24:57

grin but I do actually wonder what the world is coming to.

RTKangaMummy Wed 30-Jul-08 19:25:56


I may not watch it but will still get one just in case


mistressmiggins Wed 30-Jul-08 19:29:02

one of the reasons I love camping is no TV

exH & I went round Europe for 3 weeks without TV and it was great.

took kids camping for 4 nights recently & they didnt ask for TV once.

my DB & SIL have just returned from 2 weeks in Villa in majorca and when they got back, I invited them to come to our caravan (local)

No thanks "looking forward to TV and kingsize bed" was his reply hmm

Nixz Wed 30-Jul-08 19:45:13


I get you - TV and camping - stern looks of dissaproval!
But please read my posts, Im on my own with DD (7) for approx 5/6 weeks.

*I wanted to know if I needed anything specific JUST IN CASE!*

I always thought, after 4 years posting on here that If I started a thread where people 'moaned' at me that I would just click the little X on the top right hand corner - but its so bloody frustrating!!!!!

<<<<buggers off to get a manicure for when she goes camping>>>>>

Nixz Wed 30-Jul-08 19:46:14

Why does my bold never work?

Nixz Wed 30-Jul-08 19:46:30


Aefondkiss Wed 30-Jul-08 19:46:42

we don't have a t.v at home, but I can understand why it might be nice to watch a film all snuggled up in the sleeping bag, my dh has an i-touch and he puts movies on there which I suppose if we wanted to our dc could watch a film on... I hope you find something handy to use Nixz, well done you on six weeks? of camping!

zippitippitoes Wed 30-Jul-08 19:46:53

yiu have to do it roiund each word

power and an ariel

Nixz Wed 30-Jul-08 19:50:01

Thankyou - I got that grin

zippitippitoes Wed 30-Jul-08 19:52:53

it depends how good the reception is too

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, watch threads, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now »

Already registered? Log in with: