The Best RV Accessories & Add-Ons That Make Life On The Road Even Better

rv-accessories.jpg Today’s RV lifestyle is about a whole lot more than just having a comfortable bed to sleep on. 

Sure, being comfortable is a primary concern, and getting there is half the fun, but modern RVs have so much more in the way of accessories that can bring your enjoyment of RVing to another level altogether. 

Here are some examples of today’s must-have RV accessories. How many of these do you have?…

 

The Best RV Accessories

Pretty much standard on new RVs these days are things like huge flat screen TVs, DVD players, and surround sound systems with better quality than what you have at home! 

A self-aligning satellite dish is one of the most popular RV add-ons. After all, you don’t want to miss your favorite TV show while you’re rolling down the highway.

You want to be entertained outdoors too? You can have your side storage compartment converted to an outdoor entertainment center. Many different things can be mounted in the side compartment of an RV, including stereos and TVs.

If you’ve ever been to a NASCAR race and walked through the pits, then you’ve probably noticed that the luxury coaches that the teams use as their corporate headquarters are decked out with every possible RV accessory you could possibly imagine. When they open their outdoor storage compartments, you can find everything from ice machines to extra freezer space for the kitchen!

Do you like to show your stuff when it comes to outdoor cooking? How about a swing-out stainless steel grill? You can have one mounted so it swings around the end of your RV trailer creating a picnic table, as well as a cooking station.

An RV awning is the most desired accessory of all. Many RVs come from the factory without this marvelous shade maker. RV dealers can easily add this to the sales ticket and have it ready for you in no time at all.

You might also want to consider RV window awnings for every window. They help keep your RV cool in hot climates. Plus, they keep the glaring sun out of your eyes when you’re inside the RV.

The list of available RV accessories aimed at making life easier on the road (or perhaps just more luxurious) is virtually endless. Many can be added during the building process at the factory. Your salesman can include most items when you’re ordering your new RV.

For items that you may want to add later on down the road, any RV dealer will be happy to arrange installation for you. When it comes to installing some electronic devices, they may bring in an outside specialist to make sure everything is done to perfection.

You say having a back up camera would be a good idea, but your motorhome didn’t come with one? Not to worry. One can be added in a matter of a few hours labor. 

Everything from a talking navigational GPS unit to a brand new dishwasher or ice maker can be added to your RV before or after you drive it off the lot. Pretty much the only limitation is your imagination and the size of your wallet!

If there’s room in your RV trailer or motorhome, your favorite RV dealer can install whatever strikes your fancy. All it takes is money.

Which RV accessories do you think are must-haves?

Curtis Carper

I’ve been involved in RVing for over 40 yrs -- including camping, building, repairing, and even selling RVs. I’ve owned, used, and repaired almost every class and style of RV ever made. I do all of my own repair work. My other interests include cooking at home, living with an aging dog, and dealing with diabetic issues. If you can combine a grease monkey with a computer geek, throw in a touch of information nut and organization freak, combined with a little bit of storyteller, you've got a good idea of who I am.

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  • Todd

    Curtis,
    I have replaced both cable actuated waste valves on my rigg, and both are leaking – to my extreme frustration!! Would there be any other reason for the leak other than the possibility that the seals are not seated properly?

  • Curtis

    Todd, I tend to think the problem may be in the cable.  Maybe they aren’t shutting all the way.  Check to make sure the cable is moving them correctly.  Of course if the seal moved out of position when you installed the new valves they would leak too.