5 Best Sources for RV Entertainment

This one is for RV owners who plan on taking LONG trips with their families!

When you’re driving your RV, your attention is solely focused on the road. Your passengers, on the other hand, might get tired of watching the scenery slowly roll on by. Sure, they can play “slug bug” or “padiddle,” but that’s only going to go so far. If you’ve never heard of those games, I’ll explain them later. In the meantime, let’s look at five best sources for RV entertainment:

1. Internet Over gotW3

For years, RV owners have yearned for high-speed internet on the road. gotW3 is their solution. Here’s what gotW3 is all about. It’s a wireless mobile hotspot/Wi-Fi router that turns 4G LTE cellular data into internet or Wi-Fi. This delivers internet in your RV when it’s matched with a generous wireless data plan from AT&T or T-Mobile. What does this all mean? You get internet at speeds up to 70 Mbps and no contracts. It works right out of the box!

2. AT&T TV Over gotW3

AT&T TV offers a live TV experience that’s very similar to satellite TV. The difference is that it’s internet-delivered. That means there’s no dish, additional wiring, or installation. The only thing you’ll need is high-speed internet. You get that from the gotW3 wireless router solution. Together, it’s the perfect entertainment solution for RVs, campers, and motorhomes and, more important, the passengers inside.

3. Satellite TV for RVs

This is an excellent solution for anyone who wants a huge variety of local and national channels. That’s basically everyone who watches TV. Here’s another reason why satellite TV is the ultimate in RV entertainment: streaming. The two biggest satellite TV players in the US offer streaming options with every account. This means you get to stream the satellite TV service to up to two devices in some cases. This is huge for families with different tastes in TV. The kids can enjoy their favorite programs on their devices while Mom and Dad watch their shows on the TV. Win-win!

4. “Slug Bug”

If you’re a member of Generation X, then you know exactly what this is. “Slug Bug” is the name of a road game kids used to play on long trips. It’s very easy to play. The first person to see a Volkswagen Beetle, aka a “bug,” on the road gets to punch the other person in the shoulder. When you do, you shout “slug bug!” Sound silly? Well, kids of the 1970s and 1980s had to do something until cell phones were invented. My little brother and I used to play this on family trips until he started developing mysterious bruises on his shoulder.

5. The Infamous “Padiddle”

I promised I’d come back to this. So, this was another car game to play in the late 1980s. As you’re driving around with your friends, keep your eyes out for any car with only one working headlight. Lightly tap the inside roof of your car and say “padiddle!” The first one to do so wins that round. Serious players would actually bring a notepad and pen along to keep score. Welcome to my late teenage years of driving around mid-Michigan with my friends in 1988 and 1989.

RV Entertainment Solutions from Signal Group

Are you an RV owner looking to make long trips more tolerable for your passengers? Consider these five forms of RV entertainment. Actually, just focus on the first three. Slug Bug and Padiddle won’t entertain today’s kids. They’re more interested in their devices. And let’s be honest, us Gen Xers would’ve been all about our devices too if we would’ve had that technology in our youth. Who wouldn’t have wanted to play Pac-Man or Donkey Kong on a space-age portable phone? With the gotW3 solution, you can!

Our Signal Connect division has the gotW3. They also provide AT&T TV and satellite TV solutions for RVs, campers, and motorhomes. Everyone knows that long trips can be boring for passengers. After a while, they start saying, “Are we there yet?” That’s the last thing you want to hear when you’re trying to handle the responsibilities of driving your recreational vehicle. Call Signal Connect at 888-233-7563 for the best RV entertainment. You can also fill out the form below and send it to us.

About the Author

Jake Buckler
Jake Buckler is a cord-cutter, consumer electronics geek, and Celtic folk music fan. Those qualities, and his writing experience, helped him land a copywriting gig at Signal Group, LLC. He also contributes to The Solid Signal Blog.