Most people don’t travel in an RV just to sit inside for the whole trip. Usually, the RV is simply a place to get a good night’s sleep in between adventures, as well as somewhere to prepare some food and even have a quick shower. However, there are likely to be plenty of times through your RV trips where you need to find some entertainment while sitting inside. Whether you are inside because the sun has gone down for the day, or the weather has turned ugly and you need to stay dry, having a few entertainment options available can help you have even more fun on your trip.
Of course, the entertainment options that you choose to include in your RV vacations will depend on the kinds of things that you enjoy doing. Below are some of the popular options that RV campers have been known to take with them in order to pass the time and relax with friends and family.
This one is somewhat controversial in that many campers don’t feel like they want to have this kind of technology in the RV – they would rather keep their trip more traditional and leave the television at home. Others, however, love being able to relax with some television at the end of the day and watch a sporting event or favorite TV show. The choice, of course, it completely up to you. If you do want to be able to watch some TV on your trip, look into the satellite receiver options on the RV market that you can install on your rig to pick up a variety of channels even when you are far from civilization. Short of adding a satellite to your RV, you can always hook up a DVD player to the television and bring along some of your favorite discs for entertainment.
Listen to the Radio
Taking a step back in technology, you could opt to add a high-quality radio antenna to your RV so you are able to pick up a variety of radio stations that you can pick from. The radio works well for putting on some background music while you relax inside the RV. Also, you may be able to pick up news and weather stations on your radio to get a little information from the ‘outside world’. While your RV might come with a stock radio, you may find that you need a more powerful antenna to add to the system to pick up stations depending on where you go camping.
Playing board games is a standard family activity and one that works great in an RV thanks to the comfortable seating around a table. If you are traveling with children, bringing along a couple of their board games is a great way to keep them engaged in the trip even after the sun has gone done or while you wait for the rain to pass. In fact, it is a good idea to buy a couple board games with the specific purpose of keeping them stored in the RV so they are always available when needed.
Playing Card Games
Much like board games, playing cards is another classic family activity, but it can certainly be enjoyed among a group of adults as well. Since playing cards are so inexpensive, they are another great addition to your standard RV gear. Make sure you have the right kinds of cards to play your favorite games. Playing cards are also handy to pass a little time by yourself playing some solitaire.
Going on an RV vacation is all about relaxing and enjoying your time away from the usual day-to-day routine of life. While the main purpose of your trip is likely to see some specific sights or engage in activities like fishing or boating, you can still have fun even when those things are done for the day. Prepare for some entertainment inside the RV so you are able to keep your mind engaged and interact with the rest of the people on your trip. It doesn’t matter what kind of entertainment you prefer – just be sure to have it ready when needed and that everyone along for the trip will be able to enjoy it.