Did yours come with an antenna? My 2006 came with a Winegard that wasn't really very good. Several owners have installed the King Jack antenna (which I have on my Escape) and been very pleased with the performance. I even installed one at home!
I like to have local news wherever we are, particularly for the local weather.
We use the built-in DVD player on the road fairly often, plus stream Netflix now and then using our cell phone for the internet connection.
In the long run it is not so much about what other people do as it is about what your needs are for power and for the type of connection you want to use to access your entertainment. Once you know that then you can sort out what options will give you the best display to fit within those parameters.
I made a metal bracket and hung a 13" LED TV in the corner.
We don't use it much because where we go there's seldom any reception.
We have the original "Bat Wing" antenna that was installed on the older Casita, ours is a 1999.The Bat wing works fine in our driveway and picks up many local channels.
I bought an Insignia 24" at Best Buys relatively cheaply.
It has a 12 volt power supply (from 120 vac) ao I believe that it will also work off 12 volts if i wanted to use it that way.
It also has a DVD player built in.
I mounted it on a heavy duty swing out mount so we could adjust it for viewing.
I mounted ours on the refrigerator/microwave closet wall since we have twin beds in our 16' Scamp (much modified).
We have one of those flat "HD" antennas that works good sometimes and sometimes not.
In our full-time 5th wheel I installed the King Jack to replace the Wineguard and it works great! I may put one on the Scamp, but so far it has not been a priority for us.
We are getting ready to retire in the next 18 months sometime and the Scamp is for that time.
I have a Spirit Deluxe with the factory antenna, I would say the performance is marginal at best. I am having a Jack antenna installed and have heard many positive comments about them. Larry Gamble from Little House of Customs is doing the install and it's easier and less expensive if you already have the factory antenna. I have a 19 inch TV/DVD combo from Axess which is also AC/DC. I am very satisfied with the performance overall, sound quality could be a little better or maybe my hearing could. Hope that helps. Peace!
+1 TV + DVD Player. While camping at a National Park this summer, we enjoyed watching the PBS National Park DVD series each evening. Figure a 19 to 20 inch TV+/-. Also decide where you will be sitting while watching TV which will help you decide where to mount it. Also consider proximity to power.
Trailer: 2015 Scamp (16 Std Layout 4) with '15 Toyota Sienna LE Tug
Originally Posted by Dan Meyer
If I wanted TV in my Scamp, would get a USB-TV tuner for my laptop, and an external speaker.
Exactly what I do (sans the external speaker).
These USB tuners and software can be a little buggy at times but its good enough for occasional TV in the camper. Since I always have my laptop anyway, I don't have to lug around a relatively large TV in addition. At around $70 they will save you a little over the price of a new TV but not that much. I don't use the recording function but its there if you want it.
The factory mounts the TVs (19 inch) on a swivel attached to the underside of the upper cabinets, in a rear corner. I like the mount, I may redo mine that way. Not sure the rear corner location is so good with our Liberty, I'll have to think on that aspect.
I assume they put a fairly large piece of plywood into the cabinet to support the load, I should have looked at it when I visited the factory.
We got a Proscan 15" TV from Fry's that runs on 12V DC, although it does not come with a 12V cord I was able to get a 12V adapter with several tips including one that fits the TV. We mounted it on the wall between the front bath and side dinette on our Scamp 16. It is very lightweight and low power. We have the cable TV feed thru under the side dinette so we can connect it to RV park cable TV or an outdoor antenna.