Even though a caravanning holiday presents a welcome opportunity to escape, you may still want to keep up with your favourite television shows and watch the news while you are away.

Mounting your television to a bracket is a handy way to minimise the space your television takes up. Many mounts also have arms that swivel and move around, allowing you to watch television from different spots in your caravan.

There are television mounts designed for caravans, but many regular brackets will also work. An advantage of purchasing caravan-specific mounts is that these have features to keep your television secure while travelling. You can choose between bench-mounted, ceiling-mounted and wall-mounted brackets, depending on space and where you would prefer to have your television. It pays to shop around so you know you are getting the best deal – enquire at caravan accessory stores, caravan retailers and electronics shops.

Whether you need to take your television off the mount during travel will depend upon the bracket you buy. Some brackets such as this one from CaravansPlus have locking systems for the arms that keep the bracket and television secure, while other wall-mounted brackets allow the television to be turned in against the wall and secured with a strap. If your mount doesn’t have these features, it is always a good idea to take the television down before travel – a lot of brackets have quick-release systems that make it easy to do this.