Few things compare to hitting the open road and driving your motorhome or towable RV to new destinations. There are breathtaking destinations, scenic drives, weird roadside attractions, and countless sights to see wherever you’re taking your RV. Many of today’s RVs have updated technologies and RVers have unique needs for connectivity on the road, making a reliable internet connection just as important as your other RV’s features.
Whether you’re working from home in your RV, streaming TV shows for the kids when you’re relaxing at the campsite, or connecting with family far and wide on the road, there are RV internet options that can keep you connected.
Can You Get Good Internet In an RV?
Yes, you can get good internet in an RV! There are several connection options for getting hooked up to the worldwide web in your RV and many of these options offer solid, high-speed coverage. Even if you’re traveling into areas with traditionally spotty cell phone coverage, you can still enjoy a good RV internet connection.
Types of RV Internet
There are three main types of RV internet that can help keep you connected. The most common RV internet options include:
- Satellite internet, which uses an antenna that’s installed on your RV to connect to satellite internet providers. Depending on the plan you choose, this typically involves monthly billing that may also incorporate satellite TV service as well.
- Cellular data, which connects to cell phone towers for internet service. Some cell phone providers offer standalone devices for a hot spot internet connection and some can even tether off your existing cell phone. This is popular for many part-time RVers.
- Public WiFi connections, which are typically only available when you’re in range of the WiFi router you’re connecting to. For RVers, this is usually WiFi that’s offered at their campground or other public areas. This may be a free connection, such as at coffee shops, but there can be a data security risk when connecting to unsecured free WiFi networks.
The RV internet option you choose will depend on your coverage, data, and consistent connectivity needs. For example, if you need to be online wherever your travels take you, even in remote areas, satellite RV internet may be your best fit. If you need occasional connectivity, cellular internet coverage may suffice.
Installing Satellite Internet for Your RV
If you choose satellite internet, you’ll need to add an antenna that can receive the signal. We offer RV accessories and install specials to help get your RV satellite internet ready. There are several satellite antennas to choose from, including mounted or portable models.
Once the antenna is installed, you can choose the satellite internet service that fits your coverage needs. There are often monthly or annual service options that RVers can choose from with varying internet speeds and add ons, such as TV signals as well.
Finding the Best RV Internet Options
Before hitting the road on your first RV trip, consider your coverage needs. The best RV internet option is the one that fits your needs in terms of speed, coverage, and ease of use. Many of today’s newer model RVs include satellite antennas already built-in or other internet options. Visit your nearest Lazydays RV dealership to learn more about your options for RV internet!