Just because you’re ready for your next RV trip doesn’t mean you’re really ready. Sure, your RV maintenance is up to date, you’ve got your destinations picked out, and you even know where you’re going to stay, but do you have everything you need to make your trip as smooth as possible? Probably not! Whether you’re a veteran RVer or new to the scene, we’ll provide you with some RV must-haves to take your trip to the next level. You’ll wonder how you ever went without these before!
Climate control is key to you and your family’s comfort level when you’re on the road. Your RV’s HVAC system shouldn’t have any trouble managing the temperature, but what about humidity? Unfortunately, most units aren’t equipped with dehumidifying capabilities. To avoid uncomfortable levels of humidity, you should consider investing in a dehumidifier. These devices are compact, noiseless, and – most importantly – effective. In addition to keeping you and your family comfortable, a dehumidifier can help maintain the integrity of many materials within your RV.
If you’re one of the 150 million Americans who drink at least three cups of coffee every day (hey, we’re not judging if it’s more), you might feel at a loss when hitting the road in your RV. You can always stop at Starbucks or another coffee joint to pick up a cup of joe, but that’s going to cost you a lot of time and money. Instead of going out of your way every day, consider throwing a coffee maker in your RV before the next trip. Whether you prefer filtered, french press, or instant coffee, you’ll appreciate having that caffeine jolt at your fingertips every morning…or evening.
RVs are massive when compared to your standard vehicle. This sheer size makes even the smallest grades noticeable to you and your family. Whether you’re trying to cook dinner, enjoy a quick snack, play a game, use the restroom, or simply relax, unevenness can be a major nuisance. That’s why we recommend all RVers carry some leveling blocks on their trips.
Also referred to as stacker blocks, jack pads, and stabilizer pads, these handy tools are designed to help you level your RV when it’s parked on a slope. They’re cheap, easy to use, and make a world of difference when you find yourself on a grade.
You get plenty of sun while on the road so why not take advantage of this natural form of energy? It’s an excellent way to cut down on your trip’s carbon footprint while also trimming energy costs. Plus, solar panels make it easier to enjoy remote locations where electrical hookups aren’t available. You might be thinking, “but I’ve already got a generator so wouldn’t a solar panel just be redundant?” In reality, it’s not an either-or situation. These different power sources are complimentary. Generators are necessary when powering items that require a lot of energy while solar panels can help you save on utility expenses when using lower-energy items.
It’s impressive how many electrical devices you can accumulate when preparing for your RV trip. In order to keep all of these items protected, you should think strongly about getting a surge protector. Power surges can harm your devices and appliances when plugged into the RV. There are a variety of factors that can cause a power surge such as issues with the power grid or lightning. While it’s not a big deal for less expensive items like phone chargers, power surges can get costly when your RV fridge or air conditioner ends up needing to be replaced. It’s a simple investment that can help protect everything that’s hooked up to your RV’s electrical system.
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