Unless you want to huddle around a mobile phone, laptop, or tablet, then you’ll need a proper screen for your camper van/RV viewing pleasures. And while camper vans are bigger than cars, they’re still not the size of a house or apartment, so there’s only so much space available for everything. Entertainment isn’t your only need on the road, which means you have to consider everything you put in the vehicle for space, weight, and power reasons. You can fit a small to medium TV and maybe a game console plus streaming box, but that’s about it.
Power connectors are at a premium in most camper vans, and if you overdo things, you’ll drain the battery really fast, which necessitates keeping the camper van running – leading to gas consumption and so forth. Furthermore, most modern entertainment relies on the internet, and that could prove problematic for a moving vehicle. Even if you have pricey satellite internet, you may experience spotty connectivity depending on where you are. You could share your phone’s 4G or 5G connection, but again, performance may vary.
Conversely, a good portable projector weighs little, charges quickly and has over three hours of battery life, fits virtually anywhere, and works just fine in offline mode. When on the road, we recommend a back to basics setup of sorts: portable projector and Blu-ray or DVD player, plus lots of discs of your favorite movies and TV shows. To save space, you can even leave the disc boxes at home.