My Top Picks For RV Accessories & Add-Ons That Make Life On The Road Even Better

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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?…


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!

As far as add-ons go, I recommend these RV accessories…


The Best RV Accessories

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 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 luxury RV accessories ranging from portable ice makers to portable freezers for the kitchen.

Do you like to show your stuff when it comes to outdoor cooking? How about a swing-out Freedom Grill?

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.

Think having a back up camera would be a good idea for safety’s sake, 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 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!


The Options Are Endless

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 install them 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.

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



I’ve been involved in RVing for over 50 years — including camping, building, repairing, and even selling RVs and motorhomes. 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, 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. To date, I've shared my RV knowledge in over 300 articles here at The Fun Times Guide! Many of them have over 25K shares.

6 thoughts on “My Top Picks For RV Accessories & Add-Ons That Make Life On The Road Even Better

  1. 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?

  2. 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.  

  3. Help please we need to add a lift system for our 2006 Jayco Grayhawk. We have seen on the web some that we could buy but the cost is way more than we have. Any ideas? Help please?

    1. Susan, There is no such thing as a cheap but good way to improve your suspension. Firestone Ride Rite is a quality system that can be added to help carry the load.

  4. Curtis,

    I am looking at getting a Winnebago View to use mostly for business and fun too. I want to be able to work comfortably. Data connection reliability and speed are very important. What suggestions do you have? A lot of my customers are in rural America.


    Joe W.

    1. Connectability, laptop, Verizon Wireless, and Verizon Hotspot. That gives you internet anywhere. As for the motorhome, whichever one suits you best. My thoughts are the most important issue is the quality of the bed and the comfort of the bed and the size and usability of the shower. Stay away from shower curtains and go with a quality glass enclosure.

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