I recently got a good deal on an RV — and I couldn’t wait to hit the dusty trail and unplug for a few days! As a first-time RVer, there are a few things that I had overlooked. Take it from me, here are 8 must-have RV supplies you’ll want to take on your first RV trip… things I wish I had remembered to pack!
Wondering which RV accessories your RV didn't come with that other RVers think are useful? Here RV owners share their favorite accessories and add-ons that make RVing more convenient & more enjoyable. And... if you've got an RV accessory that's not working properly, check here for DIY repair tips.
Every RVer will eventually make the mistake of turning down a road or path that won’t support their rig. The desire to explore remote camping locations makes the chance of getting stuck a real danger. It happened to me! Since then, I carry some specific RV gear and equipment with me at all times. See my list of RV self-rescue gear you need. Plus tips that I’ve learned firsthand to help you get out of a bad situation when you’re stuck in your RV.
Making healthy, home-cooked meals doesn’t need to stop when you go RVing. RV cooking is easy as long as you have the right camping cooking equipment! See a list of camp cooking gear and appliances that I regularly use in my RV as a full-timer who cooks 95% of his own meals.
Adding a sun shade tarp to make your own RV awning room will greatly improve the livability of your outdoor space AND reinforce the awning should modest wind or rain suddenly appear. If you want more RV awning shade, here’s how to do it… on a budget.
Here is a list of all the ways the RV Level 4 beats other RV leveling systems I’ve tried: it’s easier to use, it runs on USB instead of batteries, the app works perfectly without changing the settings on your phone, the calibration switch is better than the others’, it’s more reliable (accurate within 1/10th of an inch), and it’s less expensive.
The Heart Interface Inverter went bad in my 1993 Diesel Pusher RV. Having it repaired would cost a fortune. So I replaced it with a 1750-watt RV inverter.
When you buy a used RV, you work with what you’ve got. For my latest RV project, I re-organized the RV wiring to make it neater & safer. Here’s how I did it
Some RVers put reflective bubble wrap insulation on all RV windows. I just put it on the RV windshield. It’s the easiest way to keep your RV cool in summer!
Want good TV reception in your RV? Your RV entertainment system matters! Heres what you need to know about RV antennas, signal boosters, satellite receivers
Want to tow a car behind your motorhome? Then you’ll need an RV tow dolly. Here are all of the things you need to consider when you’re choosing a tow dolly.
We bought an older motorhome with a refrigerator-sized icemaker placed in the center of the living room. It had to go! Here’s how I removed the RV ice maker
RV speedometer in your old motorhome doesn’t work properly? Step-by-step instructions to replace your speedometer / odometer with a modern GPS speedometer.
Since there are so many important things that an RVer must do before leaving camp and hitting the road, we thought we’d compile the ultimate RV breaking camp checklist. You definitely don’t want to forget to do these things!
Maybe it’s time to find a different source of heat to keep you warm inside your RV. Have you considered a catalytic heater? Catalytic heaters require no electricity to operate. Catalytic heaters also consume propane at a much slower rate.
Here are some examples of today’s must-have RV accessories. How many of these do you have?…
We explore all of the RV radio options that are useful when traveling: FRS radios, CB radios, and Ham radio. Plus tips from RVers on choosing the best RV radio for your needs.
Bicycles are the most cost-effective, lightweight, easy-to-use way to get around the campground — followed by electric scooters and motorcycles. Here’s how to get all of your bikes to your next RV destination. If you need a new bicycle, following are some really fun bikes worth considering. Plus, all the best RV carriers & lifts for bicycles, scooters, and motorcycles.
As an RVer, doing your laundry on the road can be a real pain. Here are some reasons to consider installing an RV washer & dryer. Plus, some features that you should look for when purchasing an RV washer & dryer — whether it’s an all-in-one washer/dryer combo unit or a stacked RV washer dryer.
Extend your RV battery life by days, not just hours by replacing your original equipment lighting with RV LED lights. They practically never burn out, and LED taillights make you more visible too.
Your RV isn’t a secure place to leave valuables. Aside from changing the locks and installing RV alarms, what are your options? Floor safes or small fireproof safes will help keep the valuables inside your RV safe. Here’s what to look for.
New RVs are safer than ever — with all of the safety alarms and detectors that are factory-installed. But, if you’re buying a used RV, then you may need to add an RV alarm or two yourself. Here is a list of RV alarm and safety detection equipment that you need to have on board at all times.
When you pick up your new RV the dealer will include a complimentary starter kit to get you off on the right foot into the RV lifestyle. Unfortunately this is but the tip of the iceberg in RV equipment and accessories that are essential. Here’s the rest of the list.
Just like in your home, there are a number of RV alarm systems you can employ to protect your possessions and the safety of your loved ones. These videos show security systems installed in cargo trailers that would also work in your RV trailer or motorhome.
Boondocking with your RV means you bring your own electricity. Portable RV generators make it possible to use all your electrical conveniences, no matter where you are.
The best part about adding a central vacuum system to your RV is the fact that it will preserve the carpet inside your RV while keeping your resale value high as well! Here are the best RV central vacuum systems worth considering.
Here are my top picks when it comes to RV camping accessories like: a camp stove, fold-up table, extra propane hoses, portable grill, cast iron cookware, reclining outdoor chairs, and an emergency radio. I have my favorites, which are yours?
Highlights of Monaco’s new Safety Cruise which tracks up to 20 vehicles around you and decides when to slow down in order to maintain a safe following distance from the vehicle in front of you. Plus, a variety of other RV cruise control issues discussed.
Some precautions that RVers need to take before they plug into electrical power — at home, at the campground, or elsewhere. If you don’t know the facts about your RVs power cords and adapters, then electrical problems are sure to arise.
Liquid when allowed to freeze expands, distorts, and even cracks.
There is a liquid-based material within the screen of LCD TVs. Will it be damaged overnight in freezing weather? Worse yet, if left in storage through the winter where temperatures can get bitterly cold, will an LCD flat-screen TV survive?
The RV lifestyle actually makes Christmas shopping easy for everyone. This is one activity that is loaded with accessories, add-ons and do-dads that every RVer could use. You won’t have to look too hard to find that one special gift for the RVer in your life.
RV covers not only protect your motorhome from the sun’s rays, they also keep your RV cooler inside, and they allow moisture to escape while being stored for long periods of time. Here’s what to look for in terms of RV tire covers, windshield covers, dashboard covers, and covers for the entire exterior of your motorhome.
A lot of people are going to be buying new TVs soon! Between our house and our RV travel trailer, we have 5 TV sets that will likely quit working on February 17, 2009. Here’s how to tell if your TV is analog or digital, and what to do if it’s an analog TV.
Whichever method you choose for planning your next RV roadtrips — mapping software or a GPS unit — you won’t regret it. And the best part? You’ll never get lost again! Here are the pro’s and con’s of both, road mapping software and GPS units.
Need to give a gift to an RVer? One of these flashlights would be a great choice for any RV traveler. Here’s our review of handheld flashlights for camping and RVing.