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Heartland does not have a retail parts outlet on its website or a secure checkout. But when you look at their FAQs you can call a phone number when you have a question about your RV. You may have to go through a dealer to get the parts you want.

We checked a 2019 manual and while it has a simplified wiring diagram, there are no parts lists included. We have not found a parts list or catalog on their website. You may have to call them and get an email address to send your parts information.

To learn more about this situation with Heartland RV just continue to read our article. It explores the issue so you have the most up-to-date information it can find. Take a few minutes to see how this information helps you.

Where Can I Find Heartland RV Parts?

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On their FAQ web page, the company places this question and answer- “

What number do I call to reach Sales, Parts, or Customer Service?

Please call 877-262-8032 to speak to someone regarding your RV. You will need the last six digits of your VIN#.”

There is no parts web page or section you can browse on their website. The first place to go would be their dealer locator web page. Just type in your zip code to find a dealer near you and then contact the closest one.

6 years ago Heartland owners were saying on their discussion forum that they were directed to contact an eastern, western, and southwestern parts@heartland RV email address when they were looking for parts. It seems that the company had regional service centers set up to help its customers.

We do not know or have heard if that system is still in place or not. The best thing we can say here is to either contact their customer service number above or contact the component manufacturer that is in need of replacement parts.

You can try different marketplaces like Amazon, but the parts they offer are usually universal options or specific component brand parts. There will be RV parts outlets that advertise parts for Heartland RVs and other brands but those seem to be more accessories and not actual brand parts.

Heartland RV Parts Diagram

This is going to be a tough question to answer. As we said earlier we did check out one owner’s manual and it did not contain a parts list or even a parts diagram. There may be two reasons for this.

The first reason would be that Heartland was bought out by Thor in 2010. While Heartland has its own president of the company, he must follow head office directives. He may have some leeway but when it comes to advertising parts, not so much.

The second reason there is no parts diagram available to the general public is that Heartland only makes trailers. There are fewer parts on a trailer and with each owner adding their own custom options and features, it would be impossible to make a parts list.

You may have to contact the customer service number posted above and ask them for a parts diagram for your specific trailer. Floor plans change as well so what one trailer has another may not.

For component parts diagrams, look in your components owner’s manuals. Many of those have parts listed as well as a nice clear diagram to follow. You will get a wiring diagram in the owner’s manual but that is about it for this brand of RVs.

Heartland RV Replacement Parts Catalog Online

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The first thing we need to do is warn you that other companies use the name Heartland as their company brand name. At least one of these companies puts out a catalog but it has nothing to do with Heartland RV.

The only places we can direct you to would be the customer service department located at the number above as well as their dealers. They may not be able to provide a parts list or catalog to you due to the terms of their dealership contract.

There is another website to be wary of as well. It is called daily catalog.com and it does nothing. Well, almost nothing. Sometimes it will send you to the parts web page of an RV brand's website but like Heartlands links, it just returns to the same page you started from.

That website raises false hopes and only frustrates you in the end. When there are no parts or catalogs available online you are going to have a fruitless search no matter which search terms you use.

If the parts emails are still active you may get some help from them but they may also not be at liberty to provide you with a parts list or catalog. Your best bet would be to contact the component manufacturer to get what you need. It may come faster as well as at a cheaper cost.

Heartland Bighorn RV Parts List

9 years ago the customer service department seemed to be at the top of its game. All you had to do is call the customer service number with your trailer’s VIN number and you were given a part number and a number to call and you could get your part quickly.

With little up-to-date information on how their customer service system works, this may still be the case. You have to go through their customer service number to get the help you need.

Why this is the way it works Thor and Heartland have their reasons. We can only guess at what those reasons would be since there is no video or other web page talking about their parts policies.

The other option you have is the universal or after-market marketplace. Many RV parts and Accessories companies advertise that they sell parts for Heartland RVs and other RV brands.

They may not have a parts list but they may be able to sell you a part that will work on this trailer model. The only thing you can do is contact those outlets and see what they say.

Their prices may be a bit cheaper and their parts may also be less reliable but if it is your only option, then give it a try.

Heartland North Trail RV Parts List

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The following quote comes from the Heartland Recreational Vehicle Owner’s Forum. While the information is 10 years old, the general instructions should apply to today’s RVs as well:

“ If you can send Heartland pictures of the parts you are wanting, it will help. Sometimes products change on the fly. I found this out requesting a corner trim piece. They sent the correct corner trim piece for all Eldridge units coming off the assembly line now, but the piece was not what was used on my 2010 coach. A photo solved it, the piece used on my coach was called something else in their system, not the "corner trim piece" we were both thought we were talking about.”

In other words, you are going to have a difficult time finding genuine Heartland North trail trailer parts online. There may be independent and authorized Heartland parts outlets somewhere in the nation but they are not coming up in our searches.

Some of the parts companies we have linked to in other articles on this topic but for a different brand are nowhere to be seen. The two best are Visione and PDX RV LLC yet they are not saying they have Heartland RV parts.

You can check those companies to see if any are available.

Heartland Sundance RV Parts List

Here is another legitimate reason why you may not find a lot of Heartland parts online or at independent dealers. The parts may not be available anymore. This happened to one owner of a 2009 model.

He looked for a specific part in 2016 and was told it was no longer being made and the company was sold out. If you are lucky to get a part from the company, the shipping may cost you more than the part.

Back in 2016, the suggestion was made that if you attend the Annual National Heartland Owners rally sometimes Heartland sends out a repair crew to fix minor problems.

If this rally still exists and Heartland still doe sit, that may be your best way to get a minor problem fixed without having to pay shipping costs. We checked and it still exists and they may be still taking registration orders for the 2023 rally. Well you have 6 more days to register so that may not be an option for this year.

This may be good news as it costs $450 to register your RV and 2 people. It just may not be a deal when you compare prices for shipping, the part, and registration fees.

Where To Buy Heartland RV Parts Online

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The only two official places we have come across so far are the many Heartland dealers and the company’s customer service phone number. We have not seen anyone advertising that they are an authorized Heartland parts outlet yet.

There are different RV parts companies that sell a variety of RV parts and accessories however, they may not sell genuine Heartland parts. You can try RV Parts Center, RV Parts Country, RV Parts Nation, General RV Parts, Hannah RV Parts, and many others.

But not one of those say they have heartland parts. They may have generic or universal RV parts that will fit your Heartland RV and at a good price but be careful about the quality of those items.

Not all after-market or universal parts are made to Heartland’s or other RV brands’ specifications and quality levels. If you can, contact the individual components manufacturers.

Many of those companies will sell parts for their components that have been placed in Heartland trailers. You just have to contact the company that made the item that is not working and see what they can do for you.

These seem to be your only options at this time.

How To Order Heartland RV Parts

According to Heartland’s customer service department, you will need the last 6 digits of your VIN to get the process rolling. They can look up the part and provide you with a part number.

Then they will put you in contact with their parts department who will handle the order. At least that is what some owners have described over the years. Having a picture would speed things up as well.

As that owner said, parts get renamed over the years and there may be some confusion as to which part you get. If you are unlucky, it is possible that the part may not be available anymore. Then you have to go to one of the after-market outlets to find what you need.

With those RV parts and accessories outlets, they will have their own process to handle your order. You would need to contact them directly and see what is on their order forms on their websites.

Without a parts list, you may have to contact the customer service department first and get the number for the part. Then make a decision about which ordering process you will use. It is not always easy getting replacement parts for older RVs even if they are made by a famous RV brand.

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If you are keeping score, then the ‘bad guys’, those RV brands who do not publish parts lists and catalogs, have chalked up another one. As we have said many times before, there are legitimate reasons why they do not publish those items for the public.

When this happens, you are stuck using their system and paying their prices for those replacement parts, if they are still being made today. Finding replacement parts is not always easy to do nor is it easy on the pocketbook. But it has to be done.

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Ordering parts from Heartland

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  • Start date May 1, 2017

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  • May 1, 2017

Hi guys I called Heartland today to order some parts. Nothing big, a couple wheel bearing sets and a fender for my BH. The lady I talked to said they don't take orders over the phone, but I should got to [email protected] and order them on that web site. Well spent the better part of an hour trying to find a link that will take me to Heartland parts, but no luck. Keep getting to E-trailer. Is that Heartlands parts site?  

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[email protected] is an email address, not a website. Perhaps they meant for you to send an email with your Name, Address, Vin#, a description of the parts you want to order, and pictures, if relevant.  

Toy1Ton

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That seems odd, I called about 2 weeks ago and ordered a decal over the phone. I did have the exact part number, though. They called me the next week to take my payment. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk  

Piperflyer

This is who I went through when ordering parts. Angela Gilliland Heartland RV Parts Hours of operation: Mon-Thurs: 8am-5pm; Friday 8am-4pm All new request must be sent to [email protected]  

Bogie

  • May 2, 2017

Okay. So I see a "eastcoastparts" and "midwestparts" email address. Is there a" westcoastparts" or a "southernstatesparts" address? Or any other email addresses for that matter? Or is this just a case of a person not wanting to take the info over the phone? Maybe Jim B. could check with the powers that be at Heartland and find out what the official policy is.  

I'm checking into this and will report back when I learn anything. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk  

tessa

this is who I ordered my parts from, very nice and helpful Dena Weiss Parts Representative Heartland RV 877-262-8032 Please send all new requests to SOUTHWESTPARTS@HEARTLANDRVS.<wbr>COM Hours: Monday – Thursday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Friday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.  

  • May 3, 2017

Since we do not have the part number or just need to talk to a parts person. Don  

RamblinFever

  • May 4, 2017

Dena Weiss [email protected] <[email protected]> Here's a source to order.</[email protected]>  

Even after getting the email address from Dan, it still didn't work. So I called them again and was told to add RVS to the address. That finally got it done.... So the address I ended up with is [email protected] ! Talked to Brittany. Sent the email with picture on Tuesday night, she sent me a price yesterday (Wednesday) morning. I agreed to buy it via another email Wednesday morning, and was called for payment this morning. As I understand the process once you agree to buy, the item is packaged and readied for shipping. Then you get a phone call for payment information. This was the first time I have called Heartland for parts and I can say it was mildly painful. Maybe its just me getting old and impatient.  

steve cape cod

  • Oct 2, 2021

I need to order a 2011 Heartland Sundance 3200FK entry door. Can anyone please tell me how to go about ordering or who to call. Thanks  

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Call Heartland Customer Service. 877-262-8032 Be sure to have your VIN handy. Peace Dave  

  • Oct 4, 2021

I’ve contacted Jes numerous times; she’s super friendly and helpful..and yes., have your vin ready. Good luck [email protected]  

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rojo2697 said: I’ve contacted Jes numerous times; she’s super friendly and helpful..and yes., have your vin ready. Good luck [email protected] Click to expand...

In case you need any replacement parts for your Heartland RV. I would highly consider contacting Jessica Schellenberg at [email protected] she is very helpful and responds quickly. We just ordered a replacement table for our travel trailer which is 4 years old and it was so easy working with her.  

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RV accessories go a long way towards making your lifestyle easier and more fun in a brand new RV or trailer which is not fully equipped with necessities and “must haves”.

But there is a huge variety of must have RV accessories and travel trailer accessories that you should consider adding to your travel trailer or camper if you’ve just purchased it. 

Whether you’re outfitting an RV, travel trailer, 5th wheel, or truck camper, you’ll need to understand the importance of choosing the right necessities tools, gadgets, and space-saving accessories to complete your setup. 

Fortunately, we’ve canvassed the online marketplace to bring you a comprehensive list of must have RV items, supplies, gadgets and accessories that will take you camper to another level.

And we’ve broken down our list of must haves into several categories that will help you identify the right choices for specific areas and functions in your RV. 

So, If you or someone you know recently purchased a new RV, our guide to RV must haves will help you outfit your rig properly, even if you are an owner of a fully equipped luxurious motorhome, you might still find quite a few useful RV stuffs on this list.

Let’s dive in!

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Since this is a large guide, Below is an overview of the list categorized into by the uses of the accessories for easy navigation. 

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So here are our choices for the top 10 must have RV accessories for a new travel trailer or camper.

1. Drinking-Water Hose: Camco Premium Drinking Water Hose

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You can survive longer in your RV without fresh vegetables than without clean drinking water, which is why a drinking water hose is the first RV must have on our list.

You’ll need to be able to hook into a water source whether you’re at an RV resort and using city water or just filling your RV’s fresh water tank before you keep driving. 

When choosing a drinking water hose for your RV, keep in mind that the water connection you’re hooking up to might not always be super close to the city water or potable water inlets on your rig.

This is why we opted to include a 50-foot drinking water hose as our recommendation in this section.

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2. Inline Water Filter: Camco RV/Marine Water Filter

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The unfortunate reality of hooking up to new sources of fresh water when you’re traveling in an RV is that the quality can fluctuate drastically.

Firstly, the quality of drinking water at an RV park will depend on whether they’re pulling from city water or a well on-site.

And even if it’s always city water, every city has different mandates for how they treat and filter their drinking water.

An inline water filter is the best and most effective way to improve the safety and taste of drinking water coming into your RV.

This filter screws right onto your drinking water hose and filters out dirt, debris, chlorine, heavy metals, and other potentially harmful chemicals that you probably don’t want in your drinking water.

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In addition to needing the right stuff to get water into your RV, you’ll also need the proper accessory to empty your RV’s grey water and black water tanks.

A RhinoFlex sewer hose is a must-have RV accessory because these are some of the most durable and long-lasting sewer hoses on the market today. 

While you can always opt to trust a cheaper sewer hose with your waste disposal needs, that’s almost always going to leave you more susceptible to disposal issues.

And we recommend  choosing a sewer hose  with a minimum length of 20 feet so that you have the reach to connect to more disposal stations even if they don’t allow you to park right next to the waste outlet.

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One thing that I personally always hated when I first began traveling in RVs is having to pick up my sewer hose to empty the leftover remnants in the hose once the majority of your waste is gone.

That’s why I was elated when I discovered that there was an RV accessory called a sewer hose support. 

These supports are accordion-style stands that you place underneath your RV sewer hose.

They create a slope underneath your hose so that more waste empties naturally using the wonderful force of gravity.

That means you won’t have to empty as many remnants before finishing your dumping process.

5. Water Pressure Regulator: Renator Water Pressure Regulator Valve

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Not all RV parks and campgrounds regulate the water pressure that comes out of their spigots when you park at a campsite.

Excessive water pressure entering your RV can have a devastating impact on your RV’s internal piping.

In the worst-case scenario, it can cause pipes to burst and result in significant water damage in your rig.

That’s why the next must have RV accessory on our list is a water pressure regulator.

This accessory screws onto your drinking water hose either at the spigot end or the inlet end on your RV.

The regulator will reduce the water pressure to a safe level so that you greatly decrease the chances of pipes bursting and spilling water into the underneath compartments of your RV.

6. Water Connector Y Valve

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When you park at an RV park or campground, sometimes you need the water spigot for more than one purpose.

Of course, you’ll probably want to connect to city water for drinking, showering, and washing dishes.

But you might also want to connect a smaller hose for cleaning bikes, mats, or other recreational equipment before packing up and heading to your next destination. 

That’s why it’s smart to keep a water connector Y valve in your RV so that you can split the water output from a campsite spigot.

This will allow you to connect to city water and also use an external hose without constantly have to unhook one in order to hook up the other

7. RV Leveling Blocks

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There are certain critical RV appliances that will only work efficiently if you park your RV on a level surface.

But the reality of RV living is that you’ll rarely find a perfectly level parking place for your rig.

Fortunately, they make a must-have RV accessory that helps you easily level your RV if you don’t have hydraulic jacks on your rig. 

RV leveling blocks  can be set up under any of your RV tires  to bring it as close to level as possible.

You can even set up a stair-style system to get your front or back tires up on three or four blocks if you have a significantly sloped spot.

That’s why you should choose a leveling block kit that has a minimum of ten blocks in it.

8. Compact Coffee Maker

Mr. Coffee Coffee Maker with Auto Pause and Glass Carafe, 12 Cups, Black

While I could put this in our RV kitchen accessories section, it’s my personal feeling that a compact coffee maker is an RV ‘must-must-have’.

I need my morning coffee to get going, but most RVs don’t have the kind of space you’ll need for the kinds of cumbersome coffee makers that you’ll typically find in a residential home. 

The great part about one of these compact coffee makers is that you can prep them the night before and then simply wake up and hit the button to start the brew on your way to the bathroom in the morning.

And this particular model includes an auto-pause feature that allows you to pause the brew cycle to grab your first cup before the full cycle is complete.

Even if you want to choose another coffee maker as your own RV space,  check our best RV coffee maker list.

9. RV Tire Pressure Monitoring System

heartland travel trailer accessories

An RV is not a small investment in most cases. As such, it’s important that you do everything in your power to protect that investment.

And one of the most dangerous scenarios for an RVer is a tire blow-out. This can cause you to lose control of your rig, which presents obvious risks to your RV and everyone in it. 

That’s why a  tire pressure monitoring system is one of the top 10 RV gadgets . 

This kind of system places a gauge on each of your RV’s tires and then automatically relays pressure information and other key statistics to a digital monitor that you’ll place on the dashboard of your rig.

This allows you to pre-emptively notice pressure or temperature issues before they result in larger damage.

10. Central Vacuum System

HP Products 9880 Dirt Devil Central Vacuum System

There are many ways to keep an RV clean. You can rip up the old carpets and install new laminate flooring so that it’s easier to just sweep your rig out.

Or you could  get a small, handheld vacuum to take care of  upholstery and RV rugs.

But the best way to make cleaning your RV super easy is to install a central vacuum system. 

These usually fit underneath a sofa bed or kitchen seat cushion and then come with enough hose to reach every nook and cranny of your RV.

It gives you all the flexibility of a central vacuum system in a residential home, but in a more compact package.

And it also means less frequent emptying of catchment containers than you would deal with on a traditional handheld vacuum.

Outdoor And RV Camping Accessories

The best part about RV travel is that you get to explore new outdoor gems that often don’t have cozy cabins or hotels nearby.

But in order to make the most of the time you spend outdoors when RV camping, you’ll need some of these outdoor and RV camping must haves.

1. Outdoor Portable Propane Fire Pit

Outland Living 870 Premium Auto-Ignition Smokeless Outdoor Portable Propane Fire Pit with Cover & Carry Kit, 19-inch 58,000 BTU, Black

There’s nothing better than sitting around a campfire outside of your RV.

But because of fire restrictions or the fact that not all campsites have dedicated fire rings, you may not always have the option of building a wood fire when RV camping. 

That’s when one of these outdoor portable propane fire pits really comes in handy. 

These pits can run off a five-gallon or 20-gallon propane tank and they’re compact enough to fit in one of the underneath storage compartments of your RV.

Plus, they’ll allow you to fulfill your kid’s dreams of roasting marshmallows and making S’mores even if your circumstances restrict you from building a real fire!

2. Double Hammock With Stand

Vivere Double Cotton Hammock with Space Saving Steel Stand, Tropical (450 lb Capacity - Premium Carry Bag Included)

There’s quite possibly nothing better to do when you want to lounge around your campsite than to climb into a hammock.

But not all RV campsites come with two trees perfectly positioned for you to string a hammock up between them, which is why it’s helpful to get a hammock that comes with its own stand.

And if you’re going to get a hammock for your RV, you better get a double hammock so that you and your special someone can climb in for a nap together.

As a plus, this particular hammock model offers a sturdy 450-pound weight capacity and it comes with its own steel stand and carrying bag that protects it from damage when you store it underneath your rig between spots.

3. Zero Gravity Lounge Chairs

PORTAL Zero Gravity Chair, Oversized, Blue-1 Pack

If you’re not particularly into hammock lounging, you’re probably more a chair-type person then.

And there’s honestly no reason why you can’t have both of these must have RV accessories set up outside of your RV. 

Lounge chairs are great because they offer superior flexibility. 

These zero gravity lounge chairs can recline enough for you to take an afternoon nap under the comfort of your RV awning.

But they can also sit up straight so that you can converse around the campfire or enjoy your evening meal on a dinner tray.

They also include a removable headrest that can be lowered to offer lumbar support if you desire it.

4. Folding Camp Table

ALPS Mountaineering Camp Table, Silver

Most RV sites should at least come with a picnic table and fire ring.

But any experienced RVer knows that this isn’t the case and that it’s better to have it and not need it than to arrive unprepared. That’s why a compact folding camping table is an RV must have. 

These tables allow you to set up a station for dinner, snacks, playing cards, or any other purpose you can think of.

And when you’re done, you don’t have to worry about how to fit a cumbersome table inside of your rig because these tables easily fold up and store in an underneath compartment. 

On top of that, these tables weigh less than 10 pounds, so they can serve other purposes, such as tailgating or for backyard barbecues.

5. Portable Tabletop Gas Grill

Cuisinart CGG-180TS Petit Gourmet Portable Tabletop Gas Grill, Stainless Steel

Personally, I’m going to opt for cooking my meats, potatoes, and vegetables over an open fire 10 times out of 10, if it’s possible.

But just like the limitations that sometimes keep us from building a wood fire at our RV campsite, those same limitations can snuff out our hopes of cooking ears of corn right on hot coals. 

For these unfortunate instances, it’s important that you’re prepared with a portable tabletop gas grill that fits right underneath your rig when it’s not in use.

These grills typically require a one-gallon propane tank and provide ample heating surface area for all of your RV camp cooking needs.

This particular model even has insulated folding legs that allow you to place it on any level surface you can find around your campsite.

6. Standing Ice Cooler

Household Essentials 2170-1 Standing Ice Cooler, Red

Ice is one of those things that’s just a reality of RV living. Some rigs go so far as buying and maintaining a portable ice maker, but those are so much more cumbersome than simply buying cubed ice and keeping it in a cooler until it’s needed.

While there are many cooler options out there, these standing ice coolers are awesome because they place your beverages at an easier-to-reach height and they require less storage space under your RV.

Instead of having to fully bend down and sort through a variety of beverages to find the one you prefer, this cooler keeps your beverages elevated and easier to snatch when you need a refill.

Plus, this particular model even includes a drainage spout that allows you to clear water out easily, which isn’t typical of many other soft-sided RV camping coolers.

7. Pop-Up Canopy Tent

EAGLE PEAK 10x10 Slant Leg Pop-up Canopy Tent Easy One Person Setup Instant Outdoor Beach Canopy Folding Portable Sports Shelter 10x10 Base 8x8 Top (White)

Most of the  best RV awnings  provide plenty of shade outside of your RV. This is essential for hot days and summer camping because, without it, you’ll end up baking in the sun when you’re just trying to relax on an RV vacation.

That being said, it can be great to have the option to create additional shade if you need it. 

That’s exactly what a pop-up canopy tent will do for you. It won’t be attached to your RV so you’ll be able to move it around to the exact spot where you need it.

Whether that’s over your picnic table or down to the shoreline for a beach day, these canopy tents are super useful for a variety of RV camping applications.

8. BBQ Utensil Set With Case

grilljoy 20PCS Heavy Duty BBQ Grill Tools Set - Extra Thick Stainless Steel Spatula, Fork& Tongs. Complete Barbecue Accessories Kit in Aluminum Storage Case - Perfect Grill Gifts for Men

When you’re getting ready to cook on an open fire or one of the  best portable grills for RVing , you’ll need the right set of utensils to do it safely and efficiently.

This includes a spatula, a pair of tongs, skewers, a grill scraper, and anything else you typically use when barbecuing. This particular barbecue utensil set includes those four items, as well as a grill fork, corn holders, and a corkscrew.

And everything is contained within a durable aluminum case so you can keep it organized and protected when you store it underneath your RV.

9. Picnic Tablecloth With Clamps

Stansport Picnic Table Cloth with Clamps Combo Pack - Rectangle - Polyurethane - Red White

Some of the worst splinters I’ve ever had have come from weather-worn wooden or fiberglass camping tables at an RV campsite.

Nobody wants to get splinters when they sit down to eat, so it’s great to have a must-have RV accessory that allows you to “set the table” every time you hit a new campsite. 

Not only will a picnic tablecloth protect your table, but it will also give it that camping vibe and a little personalized touch.

But these tablecloths are designed for outdoor use, they’re susceptible to wind. That’s why you need to choose one that comes with its own set of clamps to secure it down to your table.

And these tablecloths are usually made of a material that makes them super easy to wipe clean if you spill anything on them.

10. Extendable Marshmallow Roasting Sticks

Marshmallow Roasting Sticks, Smores Sticks for Fire Pit with Wooden Handle, Stainless Steel Telescoping Roasting Sticks, 32 Inch Extendable BBQ Forks for Fire Pit, Campfire and Sausage BBQ Set of 8

Personally, I grew up searching for the perfect marshmallow stick when I was a young RV camper.

Unlike the sticks you’ll find if you click the link above, those sticks were typically manufactured by the hands of nature.

But I can remember more than one occasion where I made an unsatisfactory S’more because I simply could not find a good roasting stick.

I’m sure many other young RV campers suffered from the same issue, and that might be why there are stainless steel marshmallow roasting sticks out there these days.

And the benefit of this particular model is that they extend to a maximum length of 32 inches so that you can really get your marshmallow the perfect distance away from the coals without burning your knuckles!

11. Outdoor Patio Mat

Stylish Camping Ming's Mark 142.153 GC1 Black/Silver 8' x 20' Graphic Mat

If you prefer to keep the interior of your RV as clean as possible, you’ll need to have multiple places where people can wipe their shoes before they enter.

Stepping out of your RV right into soft, pillowy dirt is never favorable for the conditions inside of your RV, which is  why it can be nice to put down an outdoor patio mat  when you park at dirtier campsites.

These mats come in many different sizes, but we’d recommend choosing one that’s large enough to at least cover the entire area under your RV awning or canopy tent.

That way, you’ll also be able to have an indoor-outdoor living space that keeps your feet clean without having to take your shoes off and put them back on every time you go in and out of your RV.

12. Inflatable Hot Tub

Coleman SaluSpa Inflatable Hot Tub Spa | Portable Hot Tub with Heated Water System and 140 Bubble Jets | Fits Up to 4 People

Okay, we have to admit that we might have stretched the “must-have” label when choosing this particular RV accessory.

But the only thing I can imagine that’s cooler than lighting a fire when the sun goes down over your RV campsite is climbing into a portable, inflatable hot tub. Thankfully, the folks at Coleman have obliged. 

This particular inflatable hot tub is designed with a rapid heating system, integrated water filtration system, and a soothing AirJet system.

It measures 77” x 77” x 28” in dimension and can handle four to six adults, depending on size.

It can heat water up to 104 degrees Fahrenheit and it also features a timer-controlled heating system so you can set it to heat up an hour or two

Essential Accessories For Towing With A Motorized RV

If you’re a full-time RVer that likes to tow a vehicle behind your rig, you’ll need the right gear to do so safely. So check out these awesome (and safe!) RV towing tools.

1. Weight Distribution Hitch

CURT 17063 Round Bar Weight Distribution Hitch with Integrated Lubrication and Sway Control, Up to 14K, 2-In Shank, 2-5/16-Inch Ball , Black

Whether you have a truck pulling a travel trailer or an RV towing a smaller vehicle, a weight-distribution hitch is a must-have RV accessory for safe towing.

These hitches prevent your towed vehicle or trailer from swaying at higher speeds and also redistributes the weight of your trailer or towed vehicle to allow for more level towing.

When choosing a weight-distribution hitch, your first criteria is to make sure the hitch can handle the weight of the vehicle you’re towing.

This particular model can handle vehicles or trailers up to 10,000 pounds. And if you’re looking at these hitches, we recommend checking out our article on the best weight distribution hitches to learn what else you should consider before buying.

2. Wheel Chocks

MAXXHAUL 70472 Solid Rubber Heavy Duty Black Wheel Chock 2-Pack, 8" x 4" x 6"

When you tow a vehicle or travel trailer, you’ll eventually disconnect it when you get to your desired location.

Whether it’s to drop a trailer or take your personal vehicle away from behind your rig, you’ll need a set of wheel chocks to keep things securely in place once they’re disconnected.

This is one of the simpler travel trailer must haves on our list, but failing to get a quality pair can also have some of the highest consequences imaginable.

I’ve personally allowed a trailer to roll away after disconnecting it from the towing vehicle and, trust me, you do not want to repeat my mistake!

3. Clip-On Mirror Extenders

Fit System 3891 Deluxe Universal Clip-on Trailer Towing Mirror

One of the downfalls of towing is that it can obscure your view out the rearview mirror or camera in your RV.

That can be particularly dangerous when backing up or checking for nearby traffic when changing lanes.

That’s why you’ll see many trucks pulling travel trailers with clip-on mirror extenders on their side mirrors.

These mirrors provide additional view towards the rear of your vehicle so that you can better monitor your towed vehicle and any traffic or obstacles nearby.

Just make sure to fold yours in or remove them altogether if you ever park your rig on a street where there’s minimal clearance between parked cars and moving traffic!

4. Hitch Lock

REESE Towpower 72783 Coupler Lock, Adjustable Storage Security, Heavy-Duty Steel, Yellow and Chrome

Once you detach your trailer and pull your towing vehicle away to grab groceries at the closest market, what’s stopping someone with a truck and a trailer hitch from pulling up, securing your trailer to their truck, and driving off with it? The answer, without putting one of these hitch locks in place, is nothing! 

These locks have a ball that simulates the hitch on your truck and then it locks around the tongue of your trailer.

It does have a keyed lock, so you’ll need to keep track of that key once you lock it (and even when it’s not in place as well), but this is the best and most secure way to ensure that your trailer stays where you left it while you’re gone!

5. Wireless Towing Light Kit

Blazer International C6304 LED Wireless Magnetic Trailer Towing Light Kit

If you’re towing a vehicle behind a larger RV, you might be required to wire the vehicle to your RV if it obscures the view of your RV’s brake and taillights for the following drivers.

And that’s not always the easiest endeavor unless you’re highly skilled with electrical work and you have a direct guide to follow. 

An easy solution for towing a vehicle behind an RV without worrying about hardwiring them together is to get a wireless towing light kit.

This particular kit can function optimally for setups up to 65 feet in length and it’s DOT compliant.

Keep in mind that length functionality requires a combination of the length of your RV, towed vehicle, and any standard or weight distribution hitch you install between them.

RV Navigation Accessories

We all know that life is more about the journey than the destination. When you’re traveling in an RV, however, the right RV navigation gadgets can help you avoid stressful, and maybe even dangerous, RV journeys from destination-to-destination.

1. GPS Navigation System

Garmin RV 780 GPS Navigator with Traffic

Navigating your RV through tight urban areas or even rural highways can be much more difficult than navigating a traditional vehicle.

RVs require much more advanced knowledge of when you’re highway exit is coming up or you need to make a turn. 

And asking a human co-pilot to handle all your navigation needs can sometimes lead to unnecessary conflict. 

That’s why it makes so much sense to  get an RV GPS navigation system  and install it right on the dashboard of your rig.

These systems allow you to customize your routes to avoid low bridges and overpasses that can present an obvious challenge for a taller RV.

They also allow you to save your favorite destinations so that you can easily navigate back to them in the future.

2. Large Scale Road Atlas

Rand McNally 2021 Large Scale Road Atlas (Rand McNally Road Atlas)

I’m a little old-school when it comes to RV navigation.

Although I recognize the obvious benefits of a GPS system or a smartphone, I personally like to have a large scale road atlas on hand as a backup.

This ensures that you can navigate if you lose service or something unexpectedly compromises the operation of your GPS system. 

A road atlas is also a must-have RV accessory for those of you that prefer boondocking or exploring more rural locations.

These locations rarely come with good service and they necessitate having a navigation solution that doesn’t rely on electricity or cell phone service.

Just make sure you update your road atlas every year so that the latest road construction upgrades are at your fingertips!

3. Two-Way Dash Cam

Vantrue N2 Pro Uber Dual Dash Cam Infrared Night Vision, Dual Channel 1080P Front and Inside, 2.5K Single Front Car Accident Dash Camera, 24hr Motion Sensor Parking Mode, Support 256GB max

Our next must-have RV navigation accessory is more about preparing for the unexpected than navigating to your expected destinations.

No matter how much planning we do or how much we’re committed to defensive driving, sometimes accidents happen and their outcome can often be out of our control. 

But if you install a two-way dash cam at the front of your RV, you’ll be able to record both the interior and exterior of your RV.

The 170-degree front camera will record vehicles in front of you in case you’re in an accident.

And it’s also handy to have the 140-degree cabin camera if you ever need to prove that you were awake, aware, and alert at the wheel.

4. LED Road Safety Flare Kit

Garage Monkey Engineering LED Road Safety Flares Roadside Warning Lights for Car, Truck, RV & Boat with Magnetic Base, Hooks to Hang & Carrying Bag | 4 Beacon Disc Pack with 9 Flash Modes

But if something does happen and you need to navigate your way to the side of the road to fix an issue, you’ll need a way to alert other drivers that there is a large vehicle on the roadside.

You’ve probably seen semi-trucks pulled over at night with flares set out to alert fellow drivers to their presence. 

5. CB Radio

Cobra 29LX Professional CB Radio - Emergency Radio, Travel Essentials, NOAA Weather Channels and Emergency Alert System, Selectable 4-Color LCD, Auto-Scan and Radio Check, Black

While you might think this is a bit of an outdated inclusion to our list of must-have RV gadgets, CB radios can still very much come in handy for RVers.

Even the local AM radio station that claims to offer the most up-to-date road conditions in the area may not give you as much information as you can obtain from your fellow drivers.

Almost all semi-trucks are still outfitted with CB radios and their drivers can be a great resource for road conditions or upcoming hazards.

Because many of them travel the same roads frequently, talking to truck drivers via CB radio can also be a great way to navigate to off-the-beaten-path campgrounds or restaurants that you wouldn’t otherwise find out about!

RV Kitchen Accessories You Must Have

Cooking in an RV doesn’t have to be stressful or lackluster. With these excellent Camper kitchen accessories, you’ll be able to cook delicious, gourmet meals in your RV just like you would at home.

So, here are some of the best RV kitchen gadgets and accessories will help you save space in a tiny camper or motorhome kitchen.

1. Cast Iron Skillet

Lodge 10.25 Inch Cast Iron Pre-Seasoned Skillet – Signature Teardrop Handle - Use in the Oven, on the Stove, on the Grill, or Over a Campfire, Black

There’s something different about cooking in cast iron. Maybe it’s the added “seasoning” that they accumulate over the years or maybe it’s just the added weight of the skillet when you pick it up to flip your favorite foods.

But a cast-iron skillet is a must-have RV accessory because it allows you to cook over hotter fires than any other pan could handle.

And while we’re at it, why don’t we throw in a set of measuring spoons as well?! This particular set is made of silicone material that won’t crack, bend, or otherwise deform over time.

While you probably won’t have one in your RV, they are also dishwasher safe if you need to give them a more thorough cleaning once you get home.

2. Collapsible Measuring Cups

Collapsible Measuring Cups and Measuring Spoons | Portable Food Grade Silicone Measurement Cup Set for Liquid & Dry Food | Baking & Cooking | Kitchen Utensils | Dog Food & Camping Measurin...

If all else fails, we must be able to measure! But we mustn’t have the regular type of measuring cups that won’t allow our smaller RV drawers to close.

No, no, that simply won’t do. We need collapsible measuring cups that lie flat when we’re done with them so that we barely notice they’re there until we use them again. 

3. Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

Instant Pot NOVA 6 Pressure Cooker, 6qt, Stainless Steel/Black

Many times when we’re RV camping, it’s not the easiest thing to break from our fun and go inside to start cooking.

So that often leads us to choose microwaveable meals or sacrifice nutrition for convenience.

But we don’t think that should have to be the case and that’s why we’ve included the Instant Pot Pressure Cooker among our choices of RV kitchen must haves.

These pressure cookers allow you to cook a variety of foods safely and easily. You’ll be able to dial in the settings, set the timer, and then return to your fun until you hear the cooker beep.

From there, allow things to cool a bit and you’ll be enjoying delicious camping meals without the hassle of excessive prep or clean up.

4. Countertop Convection Toaster Oven

BLACK+DECKER 4-Slice Toaster Oven, TO1313SBD, Even Toast, 4 Cooking Functions Bake, Broil, Toast and Keep Warm, Removable Crumb Tray, Timer

While you could always opt for a traditional toaster, a countertop convection toaster oven will give you more versatility in an RV.

Plus, you’ll be able to store it right on the counter because of its low profile.

That means you can save overhead cabinet space for other items.

While you might think it curious that we suggest storing one of these toaster ovens right on your counter, it’s definitely possible as long as you place a non-slip pad underneath it.

We’ve done that for years in our RV without issue and then your convection toaster oven is always ready to toast your favorite morning pastry or help you reheat pizza in the evening!

5. Collapsible Colander Set

Ultimate Kitchen Strainers Set of 2 - Collapsible Silicone Colanders For Easy Storage by Comfify - Use with Pasta & Veggies or as a Fruit or Berry Bowl with Strainer - Irreplaceable for Campers - ...

I remember the first time I made pasta in my first RV. I got all the way through cooking the noodles and prepping the sauce before realizing that I didn’t have a colander to strain the water out of the noodles.

While I was able to manufacture a solution to that unfortunate situation, it would’ve been much easier with a collapsible colander set. 

And yes, you could most certainly just buy a regular colander for your RV. But this is among the must-have RV accessories that could fall into the kitchen and space-saving categories.

Why utilize excessive cabinet space with a regular colander when you could get a collapsible colander set that requires a fraction of the storage space?

6. Stackable Dinnerware Set

Teivio 24-Piece Kitchen Plastic Wheat Straw Dinnerware Set, Service for 6, Dinner Plates, Dessert Plate, Cereal Bowls, Cups, Unbreakable Plastic Outdoor Camping Dishes, Grey

Once you get done straining that pasta and you remove the sauce from the heat, you’ll obviously need something to serve it up for you and your adventure partner.

Because RVs bounce around so much while you’re driving, we recommend looking for plastic or metal dinnerware rather than going with something ceramic.

This will, of course, limit what you can place in the microwave to reheat, but keep in mind that ceramic bowls and plates will need to be cushioned somehow before you start driving.

This particular dinnerware set includes four plates, four bowls, and four drinking cups that are all BPA-free and top-rack dishwasher safe.

7. Collapsible Dish Drying Rack With Drainboard

SAMMART Collapsible Dish Drainer with Drainer Board - Foldable Drying Rack Set - Portable Dinnerware Organizer - Space Saving Kitchen Storage Tray (1, Grey)

Unless you go in for a super high-end RV or 5th wheel, you most likely won’t have a dishwasher in your rig.

So, you’ll be doing dishes by hand and you’ll need somewhere for them to dry once you’re finished. 

The best dish racks for RVs sit nicely in one half of your kitchen sink and don’t move even when you’re driving.

But the unfortunate part of that design is that it makes you sacrifice half your sink even when you aren’t actively drying dishes.

Otherwise, you’ll need to find a cabinet or under-the-sink space to store your dish rack when you aren’t using it.

And that’s exactly why a collapsible dish rack is so handy. It functions the same as a regular RV dish rack but requires much less space when you need to store it.

8. RV Utensil Set

13 Piece Stainless Steel Family Cutlery Picnic Utensil Set with Travel Case for Camping | Hiking | BBQs - Includes Forks | Spoons | Knifes | Chopstick, Plus Nylon Commuter Case (Black)

When you really get into RV travel, you most likely won’t want to constantly move utensils and cookware from your home into your RV (and back!) every time you take a trip.

As a result, it’s really best to set up your RV so that the only things you need to move in to be road trip ready are food and maybe a few items of clothing. 

That’s why our next camper kitchen must have is a full utensil set. And many of these sets are made of plastic or metal for the same reason that you want to choose those materials for your RV dinnerware set.

This particular utensil set includes 13 pieces in total and gives you forks, knives, spoons, and even a set of chopsticks.

9. Non-Stick Cookware Set

Ecolution Easy Clean Nonstick Cookware Set, Dishwasher Safe Kitchen Pots and Pans Set, Comfort Grip Handle, Even Heating, Ultimate Food Release, 12-Piece, Red

Okay, so we have to admit that we kind of put the cart before the horse here.

How can you make use of your new dinnerware and utensil sets if you don’t already have a non-stick cookware set to prepare your favorite RV meals?

The answer, as you hopefully already guessed, is that you can’t (or at least it’s going to make things much more difficult!). 

Outfitting your RV with a non-stick cookware set means that you won’t have to move pots and pans into (and out of) your RV every time you take a trip.

This type of cookware is durable enough to handle the bouncing and vibrations that come along with driving an RV or towing a travel trailer.

And this particular set even comes with three bamboo cooking utensils to help you flip and stir your favorite dishes.

10. Cutlery Knife Set

Farberware 12-Piece Non-Stick Resin, Dishwasher-Safe Kitchen Knife Set with Custom-Fit Blade Covers, Razor-Sharp, Multicolor

Oh yeah, you’ll also need knives to chop vegetables, mince garlic, or otherwise cut any foods that require something more than a butter knife.

We all have our particular preferences for the cut and size of knives that we like to use when prepping food.

So why not choose a cutlery knife set that comes with knives of several different sizes. 

That will give you the freedom to put your RV guests to work helping you prep foods for your dinner meals.

And you won’t have to worry about coming up short on knives with a set like this. It includes six different knives that are all color-coded to make it easier to identify who was using what.

In an age of reducing cross-contamination, we think that’s a great bonus to this knife set!

RV Recreation Accessories

Another key to successful RV is having all of your outdoor recreation equipment on hand so that you can genuinely enjoy your stays at new destinations.  So check out our picks for the best RV recreation gear too!

1. Hitch-Mounted Bike Rack

Allen Sports Deluxe 4-Bike Hitch Mount Rack (2-Inch Receiver) , Black

When you drive a large RV, sometimes the best way to get around when you park at a new campground is by bicycle.

Biking is a great way to explore new towns and get some much-needed exercise after sitting in your rig all day just to get to that town.

But if you plan to bring a bike (or multiple bikes) along on your RV adventures, you’ll need some sort of bike rack to transport them on.

For RVs, a hitch-mounted bike rack is often the best solution because it makes it easy to transport bikes with minimal effort when loading and/or unloading.

That being said, travel trailers, 5th wheels, or RVs that are already using their hitch to tow a vehicle may require a different solution.

To learn which type of bike rack is right for your unique set up, check out our article on the  best RV bike racks !

2. Collapsible Corn Hole Set

Himal Portable PVC Framed Cornhole Game Set with 8 Bean Bags and Carrying Bag (Blue-Red,3 x 2-feet)

Successful RVing is all about having fun once you get to your destinations. Everyone has different recreation preferences, but it’s always nice to have a few outdoor games tucked away underneath your RV.

Corn hole is one of the most popular ones around these days, but a regular set would take up way to much space in an RV. 

So, someone thoughtful and clever figured out how to manufacture a collapsible corn hole set that’s perfectly suited for RV travel.

It includes two boards and eight total bean bags (four of each color), but the boards fold down so that they are super slim when you need to store them under your rig.

Plus, they are much lighter than traditional corn hole boards, which makes them easier to take from your campsite down to the beach or wherever you want to set them up.

3. Inflatable Paddleboard

SereneLife Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board (6 Inches Thick) with Premium SUP Accessories & Carry Bag | Wide Stance, Bottom Fin for Paddling, Surf Control, Non-Slip Deck | Youth & Adult Standi...

I don’t know about you, but I specifically plan many of my camping trips so that I can be close to some body of water.

It makes many of the necessities of camping much easier, but I also love to swim, paddle, and kayak.

The problem with bringing a paddleboard on an RV is that they are often too cumbersome to strap to an already tall roof and too long to attach vertically to the back of your rig.

Fortunately, advancements in inflatable technology have now made inflatable paddleboards widely available for us.

Early models had some downfalls, but the most modern boards these days perform just like a traditional paddleboard as long as they’re inflatable to the proper air pressure.

And then when you’re done paddling, you can deflate and roll them up for convenient storage in one of your rig’s underneath storage compartments.

4. Inflatable Kayak

Intex 68309EP Excursion Pro Inflatable 2 Person Vinyl Kayak with Aluminum Oars, Fishing Rod Holders, and High Output Pump for Rivers, Lakes, & Ocean

If you’re nervous or uncomfortable with the idea of standing up on a paddleboard but you still love to explore new waterways, then you’re in luck.

There are also some great inflatable kayaks out there these days and many of them deflate into an even more compact package than inflatable paddleboards. 

When choosing an inflatable kayak to add to your collection of must-have RV accessories, we recommend choosing a model that has capacity for at least two paddlers.

That’s why we’ve included the Intex Excursion Pro here because it can fit two paddlers but it can also be adapted to a single kayaker.

Oh, and it has plenty of room for a cooler, dry bags, fishing gear, or even your furry, four-legged paddling companion.

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Kan Jam Original Disc Toss Game - Kan Jam Rookie, PRO and To-Go Disc Golf Sets with Illuminate LED Frisbee Versions

If corn hole isn’t really your jam, then maybe Kan Jam is! This is another great outdoor RV game that involves a minimum of four people to play.

And the simplicity of its design means that it hardly requires any storage space when you’re not playing.

It’s made up of two sheets of plastic that roll together and lock into place to create the ‘Kan’.

The only other element after that is the Frisbee, which you attempt to throw into the top of the Kan or through the slot on its side.

This game was introduced to many in their college years, when it was customary to always play with a beverage of choice in one hand.

But it’s also a great one for families with young kids just learning how to throw a Frisbee!

6. Electric Air Pump

furein 20PSI High Pressure SUP Air Pump, Electric Paddle Board Pump Auto-Off, Dual Stage Inflation & Deflation Function, 12V DC Car Connector for Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Boards, Boats, Tent Kay...

Remember that inflatable paddleboard and inflatable kayak we included above?

Well, some of them require air pressures in excess of 10 pounds per square inch (PSI).

That type of pressure is really hard to obtain with a hand or foot pump, and even the more basic air pumps can’t inflate to pressures above two or three PSI.

So if you do go get one of those inflatables for your RV, you’re going to need a high-powered electric air pump so that you’re not stuck inflating them by hand every time.

And the pump we included above is a great option because it can inflate up to 20 PSI.

It also plugs right into your rig’s cigarette lighter and it allows you to preset the desired pressure you want and it will automatically turn off when that pressure is reached!

7. Scrabble Deluxe Travel Edition

WS Game Company Scrabble Deluxe Travel Edition, 2 to 4 players

Sometimes even the most well-planned RV trips can be impacted by inclement weather.

All the outdoor games we’ve included thus far are awesome and super fun when the weather is nice.

But they aren’t so fun when it starts to rain or there are 30 mile-per-hour winds whipping through your campsite. At that point, you’re going to need to have a few indoor games to fall back on. 

Scrabble is always a go-to for us because it was one of those games we always grew up playing as a family.

And it’s great for RVing because it’s simple and doesn’t have any moving parts (unless you count the rotating track that the board sits on).

Oh, and the travel edition comes in its own carrying case so that it’s protected wherever you decide to store it in your rig.

8. Pass The Pigs

Pass The Pigs by Winning Moves Games USA, a Hilarious Pig Dice Game, Best Seller for Over 40 Years, for 2 or more Players, Ages 7+ (1046)

This is another awesome indoor RV game. If you haven’t played Pass The Pigs before, you’re missing out.

And if you have, then you probably already bought your own set.

The game is super simple and comes in a really compact package, which is one of the biggest reasons why it’s a great camping game for RVers. 

The game set includes two pigs, a scorecard, and a golf pencil. That’s it! Each person takes a turn rolling the pigs like you would roll dice.

And there are all sorts of intriguing and controversial ways you can score points (or lose them!) depending on how the pigs lie at the conclusion of your roll.

9. Waterproof Clear Playing Cards

Hoyle Waterproof Playing Cards, Clear, 1 Deck

Whether your family is into poker, rummy, or any other card game you can imagine, playing cards are a must-have RV recreation accessory.

They always come in handy when all other options have been exhausted, but the nature of RVing often leads to traditional playing cards becoming damaged or compromised in inclement weather. 

So, if you’re going to buy playing cards for your RV, you might as well opt for a waterproof set. That way you don’t have to worry about pulling them right inside if it starts to sprinkle a bit.

And you also don’t have to worry if drinks get spilled on them as someone turns around or tries to stand up in the cozy living areas that are common to RVs.

10. Ladder Toss Game Set

Ladder Toss Outdoor Game Set - Win SPORTS Indoor Ladder Ball Toss Game with 6 Weighted Bolos, Carrying Case and Sand Weighted PVC Piping,Games for Adults, Kids, Family

As much as we think it’s important to plan for the worst when it comes to RV recreation, we prefer to always expect the best.

So the last item on our list of RV recreation must haves is yet another outdoor game.

And this one could be categorized as an interesting combination of horseshoes and ring toss. 

Ladder toss comes with two stands that are made out of PVC pipe.

The stands are an upside-down T-shape with multiple rungs on the vertical axis.

Once you set those up, you’ll try to throw these funky things that essentially look like two golf balls with a string attaching them.

Each rung is assigned a different point value and you get to play to whatever point total you desire!

RV Organization Accessories

The key to successful RV travel is organizing your space in your camper so that you’re not living in a constant state of clutter.

These RV space savers will help you maximize your space and create a dedicated spot for all of your RV essentials.

1. Collapsible Hanging Closet Organizer

MAX Houser 6 Tier Shelf Hanging Closet Organizer, Closet Hanging Shelf with 2 Sturdy Hooks for Storage, Foldable (Grey)

The best way to improve the storage space in your RV’s closets is to get a collapsible hanging closet organizer.

This makes it much easier to organize shoes, undergarments, or anything else that doesn’t have a neat and tidy home elsewhere in your RV.

This organizer gives you four shelves to work with and it’s less than 12 inches wide. It also has two hooks at the top instead of just one.

From experience, that’s an underrated but critical design element to keep the organizer from swinging (and stuff from falling out) while you’re driving!

2. Vacuum-Sealed Storage Bags

Spacesaver's Space Bags Vacuum Storage Bags (Jumbo Vacuum Storage Bags 6-Pk) Save 80% Space - Vacuum Bags for Comforters and Blankets, Bedding, Compression Seal for Closet Storage - Pump for Trav...

Sometimes storage bins can be awkward and they can actually make it harder to maximize the storage space in your RV.

They can make your items more bulky even if they do help you keep like items organized together. 

That’s why we recommend placing anything that could be labeled as ‘crushable’ into vacuum-sealed storage bags.

Then you can utilize that central vacuum system you learned about earlier (or just the regular handheld vacuum plugged into the wall) to suck all the air out of the bags and save a bunch of space!

3. Wall Mount Towel Organizer

mDesign Steel Wall Mount Towel Rack with 6 Compartments - Towel Holder and Towel Storage Shelf Organizer for Bathroom, Powder Room - Chrome

Towels are one of those crushable items that really don’t make sense to store in a vacuum-sealed storage bag.

That’s because you’ll probably need to use them daily (or at least every other day) and you should probably be rotating towels every week or two (c’mon guys!).

But towels take up a lot of cabinet space if you choose to store them that way.

And many RVs end up having a lot of unused wall space that should be used to help you save space.

That’s where a wall mount towel organizer comes in handy. Install one of these in or just outside of your RV bathroom for a space-saving way to store all your bath towels.

4. Spice Rack Gripper Clip Strips

Bellemain Spice Gripper Clip Strips for Plastic Jars - Set of 3, Holds 12 Jars

Ever thought of storing stuff on the doors of your RV cabinets? Well, the makers of these spice rack gripper clip strips sure have.

So, instead of having a bunch of loose spices rolling around, falling over, and spilling while you’re driving, you’ll have everything neatly and securely clipped to the inside of one of your kitchen cabinets. 

These strips come in a set of three and they are designed to hold plastic jars only.

That gives you enough storage capacity to hold up to 12 spice jars without taking up any cabinet space. Oh, and the strips can be cut to custom fit any RV space.

5. Over-The-Cabinet Door Organizer

SimpleHouseware Over the Cabinet Door Organizer Holder, Alloy Steel, Silver

You’re always going to have a few kitchen accessories that can’t quite fit easily inside your kitchen cabinets.

These are usually the items that are too large or awkwardly shaped so that they require too much space that could be used for other items.

The skinnier items are perfect for an over-the-cabinet door organizer. This space-saving RV accessory is perfect for any low cabinet in your RV.

It will give you a place to store cutting boards, baking trays, or any other thin kitchen tools that don’t quite fit inside your kitchen cabinets neatly.

6. Adjustable Cutlery Tray

Camco Adjustable Cutlery Tray - Designed for RV and Compact Kitchen Drawers , Adjusts between 9" and 13" for An Easy Custom Fit -White (43503)

One of the most annoying nuisances I’ve ever encountered in my many years of RV travel is the sound of loose utensils banging around in a kitchen drawer while you’re driving.

Then, when you stop, you open the drawer and everything is all mixed up and tangled up and it’s hard to tell the difference between forks and knives. 

Failing to organize your cutlery also causes it to take up much more space than required.

But if you just get an adjustable cutlery tray for your top kitchen drawer, you’ll not only be able to organize your utensils, but you’ll also save a bunch of drawer space that you can use for other small utensils or cooking essentials.

7. Pantry Organizer Bins

mDesign Plastic Kitchen Pantry Cabinet, Refrigerator or Freezer Food Storage Bins with Handles - Organizer for Fruit, Yogurt, Snacks, Pasta - Food Safe, BPA Free, 10” Long - 4 Pack, Clear

Personally, I can’t stand a disorganized pantry. Many times, that leads to old items getting pushed to the back of the pantry and spoiling before you even realize you had them.

Plus, a disorganized pantry usually means less space for the items you really want to put in there. 

That’s why I’ve trended towards getting pantry organizer bins for my last few RVs.

These bins allow you to avoid clutter and keep your pantry items organized according to whatever system you like to use. Oh, and when you’re more organized, you end up utilizing space more efficiently!

Gear And Accessories For Boondocking In An RV

Not all RVers prefer to find a posh campground or RV resort at every destination they visit.

Some of you probably want to explore off-the-grid locations that require the kind of RV boondocking must haves that allow you to live comfortably without a power or sewer connection for weeks at a time.

Here are the best RV boondocking accessories to help you make the most of your adventure, If you’re camping without power or water hookups.

1. Solar Shower

Advanced Elements 2.5 Gallon Summer Shower / Solar Shower,Silver

When you’re boondocking or dry camping in an RV, one of the most important things you can do is monitor your water usage.

While most RVs have showers inside, those showers will require water from your onboard water tank.

And every time you shower in your RV, you also fill up your holding tanks, which typically have a smaller capacity than your water tank. 

To conserve water, and more importantly to go longer before your holding tanks are full, it’s useful to have a solar shower for boondocking.

These showers come in many sizes and they usually require 3-4 hours to warm up to comfortable bathing temperature.

2. Solar Lantern

MPOWERD Luci Outdoor 2.0: Solar Inflatable Lantern, 75 Lumens, Clear Finish with White LEDs, Lasts Up to 24 hrs, Waterproof, Camping, Backpacking, Travel and Emergency Kits

You’ll start to notice a theme throughout this boondocking and dry camping section.

It makes a lot of sense to rely on the power of the sun when you don’t have an electrical stand to plug your RV into. 

And when you’re not plugged in, you can drain your RV battery quickly if you’re hanging out with the lights on for several hours every evening.

That’s why you should grab an affordable solar lantern to add to your collection of must-have boondocking and dry camping RV accessories.

And this particular model is even inflatable so that it takes up next to no space inside your RV until you inflate it and turn it on.

Plus, you can just leave it outside or on the dashboard of your RV on sunny days to charge it up.

3. Solar Power Bank

BLAVOR Solar Charger Power Bank, 10,000mAh Portable Wireless Charger with USB C Input/Output for Cell Phones, External Battery Pack with Dual Flashlight for Camping (Orange)

While a solar lantern harnesses the power of the sun to help you bring light to the darkness (not trying to get too poetic, but it’s accurate!), a solar power bank harnesses the power of the sun to help you keep your essential small electronics charged. 

This particular solar power bank weighs only 10 ounces and offers a capacity of 10,000 milliamp-hours.

It’s compatible with most Apple and Android mobile devices and fully recharges in about six hours when left in direct sunlight.

But it can also be charged via the included 5-volt adapter and it even has dual flashlights in case you lose your solar lantern in the dark!

4. Portable Travel Toilet

PLAYBERG Portable Travel Toilet for Camping and Hiking

Proper waste disposal is a really important part of responsible boondocking or dry camping.

Not a lot of folks want to talk about it, but we can’t just go around relieving ourselves wherever we so desire when we’re camping off-the-grid.

That’s going to leave our beautiful and unperturbed natural landscapes less beautiful for the next visitors. 

That’s why anyone that spends extensive time boondocking or dry camping should consider having a portable camping toilet with them.

While this is essential for many truck campers or van-lifers, it can also be a way for boondocking RVers to avoid filling their onboard black water tank too quickly if you’re staying out for weeks at a time.

5. Portable Generator

Westinghouse Outdoor Power Equipment 2200 Peak Watt Super Quiet & Lightweight Portable Inverter Generator, Gas Powered, Parallel Capable, Long Run Time

For your larger appliances, you’ll need more wattage than a power bank is capable of supplying.

If your RV doesn’t already have a generator installed in it, I’d recommend checking out our article that details  how to determine what size generator you need for your RV .

If your RV does have a generator, you’ll be able to use it when boondocking to power your microwave, air conditioner, and other larger appliances.

But if you need to run multiple large appliances at once, even your RV’s onboard generator might get maxed out. And that’s when a portable generator will come in handy!

6. Portable Power Station

Jackery Portable Power Station Explorer 240, 240Wh Backup Lithium Battery, 110V/200W Pure Sine Wave AC Outlet, Solar Generator for Outdoors Camping Travel Hunting Emergency (Solar Panel Optional)

If you need more power storage capacity than a solar power bank can supply, we’d recommend looking into portable power stations .

These stations are designed to provide power to laptops, mini-coolers, drones, and other outdoor electronics. 

This particular portable power station includes a 240 watt-hour lithium-ion battery pack and it’s compatible with solar panels for recharging.

Otherwise, you’ll need to recharge it via a wall outlet. And it offers one 110-volt AC outlet, two USB-A ports, and one DC car port.

It also includes a pure sine wave inverter that supplies clean power so it won’t damage your sensitive electronics.

7. Solar Panel Kit

Renogy 600W 12V Monocrystalline Solar Premium Kit with 60A MPPT Charger Controller /Bluetooth Module /Adaptor Kit /Tray Cables /Fuse Cable /Mounting Z Brackets /ANL Fuse /Branch Connectors

If you need to recharge your RV’s coach battery, engine battery, or the battery in your portable power station, the best way to do it when boondocking is with a solar panel kit.

You can even go so far as to install solar panels permanently on the roof of your RV, but you can also keep your panels portable so that you can set them up in the ideal location outside your RV. 

This particular solar panel kit comes with one 300-watt crystalline solar panel, one 30-amp charge controller, all connectors, a tray cable, a corner bracket mount, and an adapter kit.

Because hooking your RV up to solar power can require a bit of a length installation process, we recommend checking out our article detailing  how much solar power you need for your RV .

8. Collapsible Water Container

WaterStorageCube BPA-Free Collapsible Water Container with Spigot, Food-Grade Camping Water Storage Carrier Jug for Outdoors Hiking Hurricane Emergency, Foldable Portable Water Canteen (5.3 Gallon)

When you’re boondocking or dry camping, bringing enough water along is a central consideration.

That means bringing enough water for drinking, washing dishes, brewing coffee, washing up, and anything else you may use water for during your trip. 

And even if you have a 100-gallon water tank in your RV, you will stand to benefit from buying a few extra collapsible water containers to bring a few extra gallons along.

That way you can even designate your containers for drinking water only and save the water in your tank for dishes and showering.

9. Collapsible Wash Basin

ustFlexWare Collapsible Sink with 2.25 Gal Wash Basin for Washing Dishes and Person During Camping, Hiking and Home

Depending on your camping setup, you might benefit from setting up a dish station outside.

This will allow you to collect dirty dish water in a wash basin rather than in the holding tanks of your RV.

As a result, having one of these basins and committing to doing dishes outside can greatly extend the length of time you can stay out before you need to find a dump station.

But as you might have picked up by now, it doesn’t make much sense to get a regular washbasin that’s going to take up too much storage space in your RV when you’re not using it.

So maybe we’ve created a new rule for RV must haves: when in doubt, make sure it’s collapsible!

10. Multipurpose Microfiber Towels

Greens Towel 6 Pack Silver Golf Towels with Clip for Golf Bags, Plush Microfiber nap Fabric, 16x16, The Original Value Pack (Sterling Silver)

I purchased one of these six-packs of microfiber towels right after I bought my last RV.

I had no idea I had purchase what amounted to golf towels, but having the small carabiners on each towel actually really came in handy for multiple places throughout our setup. 

When you’re boondocking, we’ve already touched on the importance of conserving water.

And instead of using more water for dishes or to wipe down surfaces in your rig, just get a few extra towels to help you take care of messes.

And if you have enough of a stockpile, you can simply leave them dirty until you get back to a spot with a laundromat!

11. Compact Camping Stove

Coleman Gas Camping Stove | Classic Propane Stove, 2 Burner, 4.1 x 21.9 x 13.7 Inches

In addition to conserving water, minimizing your propane consumption is also important for extended boondocking adventures.

While most RVs have large propane tanks, you might want to conserve that propane for keeping the heater going at night, especially if you’re boondocking or dry camping in colder locations. 

As such, you might want to avoid cooking on your RV stove by purchasing a separate compact camping stove.

These stoves usually run on one-pound propane tanks that are easy to stockpile and available almost anywhere.

They’re also sometimes easier to find than places to refill your onboard propane tank, so it makes sense to rely on them for cooking when boondocking.

12. Camp Stove Carrying Case

Coleman Stove Carry Case, Protective Cover for Coleman Grills & Stoves with Carry Handle, Durable Zipper, & 2 Large Storage Pockets, Fits Most Stoves/Grills

Protecting your camping stove is essential if you want to be sure that you have a reliable method for cooking meals when you’re off-the-grid.

And for an RV accessory that is most likely going to be stored in your rig’s underneath compartments, getting a carrying case that protects it from bumping or moving around is a great idea. 

This particular carrying case is designed for Coleman two-burner stoves with dimensions up to 21.5” x 14” x 4.8” (length x width x height).

It also includes two drawstring pouches on either end that are perfect for holding an extra fuel canister or two. 

13. Water Purification System

LifeStraw Mission High-Volume Gravity-Fed Water Purifier, 12 L (LSM12)

If you fail to bring along enough water for your boondocking adventure, you’ll need to have a backup plan in place.

And while a water purification system requires that you choose a boondocking location that’s near some source of freshwater, it’s a must-have RV accessory to help you filter and utilize water from more ‘unconventional’ locations. 

The best water purification systems out there these days utilize gravity and a micron filter to remove dirt, debris, chemicals, and heavy metals from your water.

Because they use gravity, it makes them easy to fill and set to filtering in a collection container while you can walk away and do something else!

14. Biodegradable Soap

Sierra Dawn Campsuds Biodegradable Soap with Insect Deterrent Citronella, Lavender, Peppermint Oils (4 Ounce Bottle)

Washing dishes outside while boondocking is a great way to conserve water in your RV and reduce how quickly you fill up your holding tanks.

But it’s important that you do so responsibly by using biodegradable soap.

Otherwise, you’ll be putting potentially harmful chemicals into the environment that plants and animals in that area likely aren’t accustomed to. 

There are many types of biodegradable soaps out there (Dr. Bronner’s is actually one of my favorites!), but it can be useful to choose a soap that comes in a large, refillable container.

That’s why we’ve chosen this Nalgene-sized soap option because it further minimizes plastic waste and you’ll be able to refill the entire bottle at a number of locations along your RV journey.

15. Satellite Phone

BlueCosmo Iridium Extreme Satellite Phone Bundle - Only Truly Global Satellite Phone - Voice, SMS Text Messaging, GPS Tracking, Emergency SOS - Prepaid SIM Card Included - Online Activation - 24/7

Most folks that prefer boondocking or dry camping love it because it takes them off-the-grid and forces them to re-immerse in nature.

And while I’m a huge fan of that benefit (and of boondocking in general!), I recognize that it’s important to be prepared if you encounter an emergency when you’re a long way off-the-grid. 

In some cases, a satellite phone may be the only way you can contact the outside world for emergency assistance.

And this is one of those must-have RV accessories that are better to have and not need than to need and not have.

This particular satellite phone offers global coverage and meets military standards for resistance to dust, shock, vibration, and blowing rain.

RV Temperature Control And Insulation Accessories

One of the downsides of living or traveling in an RV is that they often aren’t the most insulated living spaces you could choose.

But these RV temperature control and insulation solutions will help you keep your rig at a comfortable temperature year-round. 

1. Reflectix Foil Insulation

Reflectix BP24010 Series Foil Insulation, 24 in. x 10 ft, Multicolor

There can be several steps to insulating your RV for temperature control or winter RV living.

But placing Reflectix foil strategically around your RV is a great place to start.

This insulation is available in multiple thicknesses and quantities.

So you can find the right solution for your specific situation.

Reflectix doesn’t contain any toxic or carcinogenic chemicals and you won’t need goggles, a respirator, or any protecting clothing to work with it.

It also inhibits condensation, which can sometimes be an issue when insulating an RV for better temperature control.

2. Vent Insulator And Skylight Cover

Camco Camper/RV Vent Insulator and Skylight Cover | Features 3 Layers to Reduce Heat Transfer & Increase A/C Efficiency | Fits Standard 14” Travel Trailer/RV Roof Vents (45192), Multicolor, 14&q...

But Reflectix isn’t a great solution for the vents and/or skylights in the roof of your RV.

These areas require a thicker solution because they are one of the primary spots where heat can escape out the top of your RV. 

Thankfully, our friends at Camco have come up with a solution.

Their vent insulator and skylight covers are pre-made to fit most standard 14” RV roof vents.

They have a reflective surface on the top to block the sun’s damaging rays and nearly three full inches of foam to reduce heat transfer.

These covers are also durable and easy to store when you want to open your roof vents again.

3. Battery Powered Clip Fan

Jiffi 5000Mah Portable Battery Operated Fan, Baby Stroller Fan Flexible Tripod Small Clip on fan for Bike & Treadmill,USB Rechargeable and Handheld Cooling Fan for Travel, Car Seat, Golf Cart, Bed

Most RVs these days have air conditioners that offer a ‘Fan’ feature.

But they sometimes don’t provide enough air circulation to really keep your RV comfortable.

In boondocking situations, you might also want to promote airflow throughout your RV without having to run your generator to power the AC unit. 

In both of those cases, a battery-powered clip fan will come in handy to make the temperature in your RV more amenable.

While it won’t blow cold air like an air conditioner would, simply moving the air around your RV more can often help to make things feel much more comfortable.

4. Portable Wireless Dehumidifier

Eva-dry E-333 Mini Dehumidifier, Pack of 1, White Sand

If you do any traveling in humid climates, you’re probably already aware of the discomfort that humidity can cause.

In addition to that, humidity can wreak havoc on certain elements of your RV by facilitating the growth of mold and/or mildew. 

There are a lot of  powered portable dehumidifiers  out there that you should consider if you live full-time in an RV in a humid climate.

But if you only occasionally visit humid places, a wireless dehumidifier will suit you well.

5. Electric Ceramic Space Heater

Lasko CD09250 Ceramic Adjustable Thermostat Tabletop or Under-Desk Heater, 9 Inches High, Black

On the opposite end of the spectrum, winter RVing may require that you have another source of heating in addition to the heat provided by your rig’s central heating system.

While you’ll need to be careful to choose one that doesn’t overload your RV’s electrical system, an  electric ceramic space heater  is a great way to keep your RV warm in the winter.

This particular space heater is small and compact for RV use. It has a total of three settings: high, low, and fan only.

It also has an adjustable thermostat so that it will cycle on and off according to how warm you want to keep your RV living space.

RV Internet And Television Accessories

Some of us specifically choose RV travel for the chance to unplug from the Internet or technology in general.

For others, maintaining a quality Internet connection in your RV is essential to your travel lifestyle.

If you fall into the latter category, check out these ideas for improving the Internet and television reception in your RV.

1. Cell Phone Signal Booster

Cell Phone Signal Booster for Home with All U.S Carriers on Band 66/2/4/5/12/13/17/25 | Up to 2,000 Sq Ft |Cell Booster Boost 5G 4G& LTE with Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile & More | FCC Approved

One of the ways you can improve your connection when you’re RVing in areas with spotty coverage is to  get a cell phone signal booster.

While these devices aren’t made to create a signal where there is absolutely none, they can improve weak signals to make them more usable.

This particular model is able to boost 4G LTE, 3G, and 2G cell phone signals.

It also supports all cellular devices, including tablets, notebooks, and Wi-Fi hotspots.

This particular model is able to boost 4G LTE, 3G, and 2G cell phone signals. It also supports all cellular devices, including tablets, notebooks, and Wi-Fi hotspots.

It’s also compatible with a number of popular U.S. and Canadian carriers, including AT&T, Verizon, Spring, T-Mobile, Straight Talk, U.S. Cellular, and others.

2. Wi-Fi Range Extender

WiFi Extender Signal Booster, Long Range Up to 12880 sq.ft, Internet Amplifier with Ethernet Port, Dual Band Wi-Fi Repeater 1-Tap Setup(5GHz/2.4GHz)

Many RV parks and campgrounds love to advertise that their sites come with Wi-Fi. But not all of them really have a signal that’s worth anything when you connect to it.

In fact, I’ve found that many RV parks have less-than-satisfactory Wi-Fi connections, especially if you’re really trying to get work done or stream video. 

But if you’re close enough to the Wi-Fi router, you can use a range extender to increase the range and strength of any Wi-Fi signal.

I used one of these to extend the Wi-Fi signal from one cabin to another in Costa Rica and it worked perfectly.

This particular model is built to voer up to 2000 square feet and supports Internet speeds up to 300 Mbps.

3. Automatic Directional Antenna

KING KF1000 Falcon Automatic Directional WiFi Antenna with WiFiMax Router and Range Extender - White

If you like to connect to over-the-air television channels in your RV, you probably make great use of your RV antenna.

But if you have one of those traditional antennas installed on your RV, you probably spend a few minutes turning it left and then back to the right to try to find the best reception possible. 

If you want to save that time and make it much easier to find the best signal every time you pull into a new RV park, you should  get an automatic directional antenna.

This particular model also comes with a Wi-Fi router so that you can also use it to receive Wi-Fi signals so that you can connect to your favorite streaming services.

4. Mobile Wi-Fi Hotspot

NETGEAR Nighthawk M1 4G LTE WiFi Mobile Hotspot (MR1100-100NAS) – Up to 1Gbps Speed, Works Best with AT&T and T-Mobile, Connects Up to 20 Devices, Secure Wireless Network Anywhere

If you require Internet connection when you’re not at an RV park, you’ll either have to rely on the hotspot on your smartphone or get a separate mobile Wi-Fi hotspot.

The good part about a hotspot for remote workers is that it allows you to keep separate track of your business Internet expenses rather than worrying about how to separate business use of your phone from personal use. 

This particular mobile hotspot can provide Internet speeds up to 1 Gbps and you can connect up to 20 different devices to it.

It also boasts a 5040 milliamp-hour battery life and it can easily be recharged to provide continuous use if you need to work all day.

5. Roku Express Streaming Media Player

Roku Express | HD Roku Streaming Device with Simple Remote (no TV controls), Free & Live TV

If you have a solid Wi-Fi connection and you want to get access to all of your favorite streaming and subscription services, you’ll need to connect a Roku Express Streaming Media Player to your RV television.

That includes things like Netflix, Sling TV, Apple TV, and Disney+.

The newest version of the Roku player is compatible with Alexa devices if you really want to turn your RV into a smart vehicle.

You’ll need to create an account when you plug your Roku device into your TV, but then you’ll be ready to go, provided you already have accounts with your favorite streaming services.

General And Miscellaneous RV Accessories

The remainder of the must haves on our list didn’t quite neatly fit into any of our other categories. So here are our final choices for general and miscellaneous must-have RV tools and gadgets.

1. Emergency First Aid Kit

First Aid Only 520-FR All-Purpose Emergency First Aid Kit for Home, Work, and Travel, 158 Pieces

The nature of RV camping is that you’re not always super close to medical care.

But we’ve found that the majority of injuries associated with RV camping are minor cuts and scrapes that don’t require extensive medical care. They might, however, require gauze or a bandage. 

That’s why you should always have an emergency first aid kit stored somewhere in your rig.

It’ll help you avoid being unprepared if you or anyone you’re traveling with unexpectedly gets hurt.

This particular kit includes a total of 158 pieces contained within an easy-to-carry storage bag.

2. Heavy-Duty Collapsible Utility Wagon

Mac Sports Heavy Duty Collapsible Folding All Terrain Utility Wagon Beach Cart with Table - Black

When you travel in an RV, you’ll sometimes want to pack up a bunch of supplies and take them down the trail or onto the beach for a chill day.

But that can be a challenge depending on how much stuff you want to bring and how far you have to go. 

That’s why many RVers elect to purchase one of these heavy-duty collapsible utility wagons and store them underneath their rig.

When you put one of these wagons together, it gives you a wheeled cart to pull your day-trip supplies to wherever you want to go.

And this particular wagon even has a small tray table with cup holders for once you get to your spot.

3. Colorful Can Koozies

Blank Beer Can Coolers Sleeves (14-Pack) Soft Insulated Beer Can Cooler Sleeves - HTV Friendly Plain Can Sleeves for Soda, Beer & Water Bottles - Blanks for Vinyl Projects Wedding Favors & Gif...

Nobody likes a cold beverage when their spending so much time outside RV camping.

We’ll never judge you for your beverage of choice, but we might look sideways at you if you actually prefer to drink that beverage warm instead of frosty cold (afternoon/evening beverages only!).

Not only is a koozie a great way to keep your beverages cold when RV camping, but they’re also a fun way to express your personality.

And with this set of colorful can koozies, everyone can choose a unique design that best fits their unique nature.

4. Portable Air Compressor

VacLife Tire Inflator Portable Air Compressor - Air Pump for Car Tires, 12V DC 100PSI Tire Pump for Bikes with LED Light, Digital Pressure Gauge, Car Accessories, Yellow (VL701)

A flat tire can really put a wrench in your RV travel plans. And if your tire is seriously compromised, you’ll obviously need to reach out to a towing service.

But if your tire pressure is just low (and your awesome tire pressure monitoring system tells you so), you’ll need a  portable air compressor to easily add some air  before you continue on your way.

This portable air compressor requires 12-volt DC power and has a built in pressure gauge so that you can make sure you don’t over-inflate your tires.

It also has a 25-foot air hose that allows you to reach all of your tires from a central location. And it can inflate to a maximum pressure of 150 PSI, which is much more than you’ll need for RV tires.

5. Inflatable Lounger

WEKAPO Inflatable Couch Air Lounger Chair - Camping & Beach Accessories, Portable Blow up Sofa for Hiking, Lawn, Indoor/Outdoor Movies & Music Festivals. Lightweight and Easy to Set Up Air Ham...

This is one of the most fun must-have RV accessories on our list.

If you’re getting tired of your regular camping chairs or even that cool RV hammock that you found earlier on our list, you might want to try one of these inflatable loungers.

They take up a very minimal amount of space underneath your RV and you actually just fill them up by swinging them through the air and then sealing them like you’d seal a kayaking dry bag.

Then you can just lie down and relax for up to five or six hours (you’ll need to inflate it again after that!).

6. Basket Hitch Cargo Carrier

CURT 18153 60 x 24-Inch Basket Hitch Cargo Carrier, 500 lbs Capacity, Black Steel, 2-In Folding Shank

If you don’t opt for a bike rack and you’re not towing a vehicle, then a basket hitch cargo carrier is a great way to add storage space to your RV.

This accessory is more common for smaller RVs and cab-over tampers, but it does provide a great spot for strapping a couple large plastic storage bins to the back of your vehicle. 

This hitch cargo carrier has a 500-pound capacity and fits standard two-inch hitch receivers.

It has six-inch-high walls around the entire basket and offers storage dimensions of 60 inches long by 24 inches wide.

It also features an angled shank that provides additional ground clearance so you don’t have to worry about it scraping on the ground.

7. Gutter Spout Extenders

Camco RV Gutter Spouts with Extensions | Direct Rain Water Runoff Away from the RV | White (42134)

If you’re interested in maintaining the exterior of your RV in order to keep its resale value as high as possible, you’ll definitely be interested in this must have RV accessory.

Most older RVs have gutter spouts that don’t extend away from the sides of your rig. That means all the dirt and gunk draining off your roof runs straight down the side of your RV. 

In many cases, this ends up leaving streaks or unsightly stains that can be hard to remove once they’ve been there for several years.

In some cases, even the best RV fiberglass waxes aren’t enough to remove those stains.

That’s why you should just get a set of gutter spout extenders to keep those stains from happening in the first place!

8. Lithium Battery Jump Starter

NOCO Boost HD GB70 2000A UltraSafe Car Battery Jump Starter, 12V Battery Booster Pack, Jump Box, Portable Charger and Jumper Cables for 8.0L Gasoline and 6.0L Diesel Engines

Every vehicle needs to have a set of jumper cables just in case.

But not all jumper cables are created equal, and if you’re going in on jumper cables, you should think about getting something like a  lithium battery  jump starter.v

This accessory will allow you to jump-start your RV without needing power from another vehicle.

It contains a powerful, 2000 amp battery and it can provide up to 40 jumps on a single charge. It’s also compatible for up to 8-liter gasoline engines and 6-liter diesel engines.

9. Wheel Covers

Classic Accessories Over Drive RV Wheel Covers, Wheels 24"-27" Diameter, 8.5" Tire Width, Grey, Breathable Polyester Fabric, Universal, Anti-Slip, Durable

The health of your RV’s tires depends on how well you take care of them.

And while you can’t help the damage and wear they receive while you’re on the road, you can absolutely protect them from unnecessary wear and sun exposure when you’re parked. 

The best way to do so is to get a compatible set of wheel covers for all your RV tires.

These covers are UV-resistant so that the sidewalls of your tires don’t dry and crack if left in the sun.

And if you’re in need of advice on how to choose the right wheel covers for your rig, check out our article on the  best RV wheel covers .

10. Holding Tank Treatment Drop-Ins

Cabin Obsession RV Toilet Treatment Drop Ins - 24 Easy Flush Self-Dissolving RV Black Tank Treatment Packets - Eliminate Odors and Break Down Waste Within Your RV Holding Tank

Experienced RVers might sometimes seem like they have sensitive noses.

But they’re simply trained to recognize when their RV holding tanks require treatment.

Every once in a while, you’ll need to drop something down your toilet to help clean out your RV’s black water tank.

There are liquid and drop-in solutions for treating your holding tank, but we prefer drop-ins because they come with zero risk of spilling when you’re not using them.

These drop-ins dissolve in your holding tank and help to reduce nasty odors. Plus, they are biodegradable so that you don’t have to worry about flushing them at your next dump station stop.

11. RV Standard Fuse Kit

150pcs Car Automotive Rv Standard Fuses - Auto ATO Blade Fuse Assortment Kit (2A 3A 5A 7.5A 10A 15A 20A 25A 30A 35A)

Dealing with electrical issues in an RV can get frustrating quickly.

I’ve been there when that process necessitated scooting on my back to check the length of the undercarriage of my RV for gnawed or frayed wiring.

But other problems require much simpler solutions. Every RV has at least one fuse panel located somewhere inside the cabin. 

Many actually have more than one because of the complexity of an RV’s electrical system.

But the easiest electrical issue to solve in an RV is a blown fuse. But you’ll only be able to replace that fuse if you keep a standard fuse kit on hand.

12. Power Inverter

BESTEK 300W Power Inverter DC 12V to 110V AC Car Inverter with 4.2A Dual USB Car Adapter

Aside from all the other power-related solutions we offered for boondocking, many on-the-grid RVers simply prefer to keep a power inverter handy.

This can be a must-have RV accessory for older rigs that don’t come with USB ports in the cab for charging smartphones.

One of the best times to recharge your phone is while you’re driving. But you can only do that if your RV is compatible with modern smartphones.

That being said, many older RVs still have that reliable DC cigarette lighter. And when you plug a power inverter to that, you’ll then be able to plug your regular phone charger into that inverter to power up your device.

13. Portable Surge Protector

Tripp Lite 3 Outlet Portable Surge Protector Power Strip, Direct Plug In, 2 USB, $5,000 Insurance (SK120USB)

The quality of the electricity that you find at many RV parks and campgrounds can sometimes be questionable.

And if that power surges unexpectedly, it can cause major problems to your RV’s appliances and damage to your electrical system as a whole.

That’s why it’s always advisable to plug a surge protector into the power outlet at a site and then plug your RV’s 30 or 50 amp wire into that surge protector.

If you’re unsure of how to choose the right surge protector for your rig, check out our article on the  best RV surge protectors , why you need one, and how to make the best choice for your rig.

14. Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker

Braven 604202613 BRV-360 - Waterproof Portable Speaker - Bluetooth Wireless Technology - 360 Degree Speaker - Red

If you don’t have one of those modern RVs with a built-in outdoor entertainment system, you’ll need another way to play your favorite tunes while you’re lounging around the campsite.

And unless you still rely on one of those 1980’s boomboxes, you’ll probably want to invest in a Bluetooth speaker. 

But because of the outdoor nature of RV camping, you’ll want to choose a speaker that can hold up in the elements.

A waterproof speaker is a great start, but you should also make sure your speaker can handle drops and guards against the ingress of dirt and fine debris.

This particular speaker also has a 100-foot range, which means it won’t cut out when you walk into your RV with your phone in your pocket.

15. State Sticker Map

CCI 100 Permanent State Sticker

Now that you have so many of the best RV must haves at your disposal, there’s really no limit to how far you can go.

And one of the best parts about RV travel in the United States is the sheer size of the country and how much there is to see out there. 

It becomes a source of pride amongst full-time RVers to show off how many states they’ve visited so far.

But there are so many that it can be easy to lose track when you’ve been traveling for a number of years.

That’s why we recommend getting a state sticker map and adding a sticker every time you cross a new state line.

16. RV Shower Head Kit

Oxygenics 26481 Brushed Nickel Body Spa RV Shower Kit

If you’ve ever taken a shower in an RV, you already know that it’s much different than showering in a residential home.

The space is usually much smaller and the showerhead operation can also be quite different.

That’s why many RVers choose to upgrade their shower with a new RV showerhead kit .

This particular kit features an oxygenating shower head that actually adds oxygen to the water as it passes through the showerhead.

That translates to the same water pressure you’d enjoy with other shower heads, but it greatly reduces the overall amount of water you’re using so that you keep your water tank fuller and your holding tank emptier.

17. Electronic Steel Safe

SentrySafe Waterproof and Fireproof Alloy Steel Digital Safe Box for Home 1.23 Cubic Feet, 17.8 x 16.3 x 19.3 Inches (exterior), Gun Metal Gray, SFW123GDC

Fortunately, most RV parks and campgrounds are known as very safe places to spend the night.

But we’d be lying if we said that the chances of someone breaking into your RV while you’re away are zero percent.

And if that does happen, it’s best to be prepared by keeping your most prized valuables in an electronic steel safe. 

This particular safe is designed for RV use and allows you to customize your locking combination with a code from three to eight digits.

It also comes with two manual override keys if you forget your combination or simply want to gain access to it quickly without worrying about punching in the code.

What are the most common travel trailer parts that need to be replaced?

Travel trailers are a great way to explore the open road, but they do require regular maintenance and repairs. The most common travel trailer parts that need to be replaced on travel trailers are the tires, brakes, and suspension components.

Tires are one of the most important parts of any vehicle, and travel trailers are no exception. Over time, tires can wear down due to age or improper use, leading to reduced traction and an increased risk of blowouts. It’s important to check your trailer’s tire pressure regularly and replace them when necessary.

Brake systems also need regular attention in order to ensure safe operation. Brake pads can wear down over time, leading to decreased stopping power and increased wear on other brake components.

What are the best accessories for a camper trailer?

For those who own a camper trailer, there are a few must-have camper trailer accessories that will help make your outdoor experience more enjoyable.

Invest in a good quality tarp or cover for your camper. This will protect your trailer from the elements and keep it looking great for years to come. You’ll also want to pick up some tie-downs so you can secure your trailer when you’re on the road.

Consider adding some extra storage options like shelves and bins to keep your gear organized while on the go. These items can help maximize space inside your camper and make it easier to find what you need when you need it. With these essential accessories, you’ll be ready for any adventure!

What are the most popular RV trailer accessories?

RV trailer accessories can make a huge difference in the overall comfort and convenience of your camping experience. Some of the most popular RV trailer accessories include awnings, solar panels, and bike racks.

Awnings are great for providing shade and protection from the elements while you’re camping. They come in a variety of sizes and styles to fit any size or type of RV trailer. Solar panels are also great for providing power when you’re out on the road, allowing you to stay connected without having to rely on generators or other sources of electricity. Finally, bike racks are essential for those who want to explore their surroundings while on the road – they make it easy to transport your bikes safely and securely.

What are the essential supplies for a travel trailer trip?

When planning a trip in a travel trailer, there are some essential travel trailer supplies that you should have on hand. First and foremost, you should make sure to bring all the necessary camping equipment. This includes items like tents, sleeping bags, and cooking utensils.

You will also need plenty of food and water for your trip. It’s best to plan ahead and stock up on non-perishable food items that can be easily transported in a cooler. You should also bring along any necessary medications or first aid supplies that you may need while on the road.

What are the most important camping trailer parts?

The frame is the backbone of the trailer and made it’s made from steel or aluminum. Make sure that your frame is strong enough to support the weight of all your camping gear.

The axle and suspension system are also essential components. They help ensure stability and smoothness when traveling on rough terrain. Check if your axle and suspension are in good condition before setting out on a camping trip.

Remember you will need a reliable hitch system to connect your trailer to your vehicle. This will include a coupler, drawbar, safety chains, and other accessories depending on the type of trailer you have.

Outfitting and organizing your RV with all of the must have RV and travel trailer accessories can sometimes be a stressful process.

But we’d invite you to relax and have some fun with it because adding to your RV can significantly simplify your living situation and improve your ability to enjoy new and unique RV adventures. 

We hope that you’ve enjoyed this comprehensive list of RV must haves and we wish you the best of luck outfitting your rig for all of your upcoming adventures. From there, enjoy the ease and comfort of traveling and living in your new RV!

Aaron Richardson

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Aaron Richardson is an expert RVer and the co-founder of RVing Know How. Aaron, along with his wife Evelyn, has been living and traveling in their Keystone Fuzion RV since 2017. Their adventures span across the country and beyond, including memorable RVing experiences in Mexico. Aaron's passion for the outdoors and RVing shines through in his writings, where he shares a blend of travel stories, practical tips, and insights to enhance the RV lifestyle.

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30 Must Have RV Accessories for a New Camper Trailer

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Updated April 11, 2024

Recently, we were cleaning out and re-organizing our RV and realized how much stuff we had purchased to fully equip our RV for camping and traveling. That got us thinking: we should create a list of must-have RV accessories for new travel trailers, motorhomes, and fifth wheels!

To help you eliminate the possibility of experiencing your first RV camping trip unprepared, we put together our list of must-have RV camping accessories to help you with every aspect of your camper. We have every one of these items on our Class A and Class C RVs! Yep – we own two RVs so we know what gear you need for your RV!

Our list of must-have gear and accessories for your RV includes everything you need, including gear for setting up camp, dumping tanks, protecting your electrical and plumbing systems, and so much more. We have been using many of these items for over four years so you know they will last.

We made a video that’s a great guide for all the best RV accessories you’ll need to go RV camping without a hitch… pun intended. Check it out!

30 Must Have RV Accessories and Supplies for a New Camper or Travel Trailer

1. rv sewer hose : an absolute must-have rv accessory.

How to Clean and Store an RV Sewer Hose

I guess I’m starting out the list of RV must-haves with the crappiest items first…but a good sewer dump hose is essential. Let’s face it: Dumping wastewater tanks is not fun, so you want to ensure you have the correct equipment to make the job easy.

When buying a sewer hose , you should remember a few things. First, you should consider the hose length. I have found that the 15-foot sewer hose works best most of the time. The 10-foot hose is too short, and the 20-foot hose is too long.

Second, look for a hose with a clear or translucent elbow so you can see when it is empty before disconnecting it. Trust me, you don’t want to play a guessing game when disconnecting your sewer hose.

Third of all, not all sewer hoses are the same. Some are much stronger than others and will withstand you occasionally stepping on the hose without it cracking or breaking. And you will step on your hose occasionally, so buy a good one so you don’t break it.

Finally, most RV, camper or travel trailer bumpers are designed to store the sewer hose. I didn’t discover this until well after I bought my first RV. The sewer hose itself will almost always fit in the bumper but the attachment pieces on the ends of the hose don’t always fit.

So, try to find a hose where the attachments will fit in the bumper too. If you can’t, you will need a tote with a tight lid to store your sewer hose in your storage area.

2. Heavy Duty Nitrile Gloves

HEAVY DUTY NITRILE GLOVES

Whenever you dump your holding tanks, you should wear gloves to avoid contact and keep them clean. The cheap latex gloves you can buy at the pharmacy or your grocery store just won’t cut it.

There are a few things to consider before buying gloves. First of all, they should be nitrile and not latex. Nitrile is more puncture-resistant than latex, and there are no latex allergy concerns with nitrile, which is a synthetic rubber product.

Second, your gloves should be long and heavy-duty. I suggest at least 6 mils in thickness, but 8 mils is better. The last thing you want is for your glove to rip while working with your sewer hose. I also recommend the 9 1/2″ length of the glove so it covers your wrist as well as your hand.

Third of all I recommend disposable gloves. They are very inexpensive and you won’t have to clean them after every use. Just use them and lose them.

I like the neon orange 8 mil nitrile gloves by Gloveworks. This brand has great reviews, and the gloves have a diamond grip pattern, too. They work great.

We have a 15′ Rhinoflex Sewer Hose Kit, and it’s a great hose.

3. RV Toilet Chemicals

We use Matt's Liquified Tank treatment in our black and gray tanks to keep them smelling fresh and operating correctly

You need to add deodorizer chemicals to your toilet, or you will be driving down the road looking at your partner and wondering, “Was that you?” Toilet chemicals are flushed down the toilet and help eliminate odor. They also help break down RV toilet paper and keep your holding tank clean.

Many toilet chemicals are on the market, and we used to use  Aqua-Kem RV Holding Tank Treatment .

But we switched to Matt’s Liquified Tank Treatment in 2023, and it works great! We are sure you will love it, too!

4. RV Toilet Paper

AQUASOFT RV TOIET PAPER

You probably don’t know this if you are new to RVing but you can’t use the regular toilet paper from your house in your RV toilet. You have to buy special biodegradable toilet paper so your black water holding tank doesn’t get clogged up. Better to learn this lesson sooner rather than later!

But even more important than that is the softness of the toilet tissue. Many biodegradable toilet tissues are one-ply and not very soft or comfortable to use. But Aqua Soft RV Toilet Paper is a two-ply toilet tissue that we find to be the best option for us.

Check out our article Is Special RV Toilet Paper Really Needed in an RV? for even more information.

5. Fresh Water Hose

Fresh Water Hose

A dedicated fresh drinking water hose is not a green garden hose. Water quality is the biggest concern when it comes to finding a good fresh water hose. Most good drinking hoses are made of Phthalate and PBA free PVC low lead level hose assembly parts so they are safe to use.

Your fresh water hose should also be kink-resistant, so I recommend a NeverKink 25′ Fresh Water Hose .

It goes without saying but never store your water hose and sewer hose in the same storage compartment. Or at least keep the sewer hose in a sealed container of some kind if you do.

6. RV LIfe PRO App

The RV Life PRO app is not exactly a piece of gear, but we use it almost daily. We use RV Trip Wizard through RV Life PRO to plan our trip itineraries and find campgrounds along the way.

Since we belong to Thousand Trails and Passport America, we use the filters in RV Trip Wizard to locate these campgrounds so we can stay for free or at a discounted price.

And we can pull up the RV Life PRO app on our phone and seamlessly transfer our trip info into the RV Safe GPS so we can get where we are going safely.

This is hands down a must-have accessory for every RVer because you can’t use Waze or Google when you drive your RV. And RV Trip Wizard is by far the best trip-planning tool on the market.

Here are a couple of big TIPS:

  • Follow our link to sign up for RV Trip Wizard
  • Remember your User name and Password
  • Then go to the app store on your phone and download the RV Life PRO app
  • Use the same exact User name and Password you used when you signed up for RV Trip Wizard
  • That’s it! – You are all set!
  • Use Discount Code RVBLOGGER to SAVE 25%

7. Water Filter

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A good water filter will not only make your water taste better but it will also make your water safer to drink. Water filters can remove the taste of chlorine contaminants and sediment.

When looking for a water filter try to find one that is in line, which means it connects between your fresh water hose and your RV. Also, try to find one with a flexible hose protector to prevent stress and strain on the hose connection points.

We like the Camco TastePure Water Filter with Flexible Hose Protector. It comes with a flexible hose protector and it’s a great value that will last all season!

8. Water Pressure Regulator : Must Have RV Camping Accessory to Protect Your Pipes

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An RV water pressure regulator is a small but useful device that keeps the psi of the water entering your RV down to a safe level to prevent plumbing pipes from developing pressure leaks.  What is the proper PSI for your RV? The recommended water pressure for newer RVs is around 60 psi and 50 psi for older ones.

Water pressure can vary quite a bit from campground to campground, and without a gauge, you will have no idea what it is when water enters your RV. You can try to estimate the amount of pressure by adjusting the water spigot, but you will regret that decision once you see a leak pop up.

Don’t just buy any water pressure gauge, though. You want to buy an adjustable water pressure regulator with a gauge so you can know the water pressure and adjust it if necessary. Also, you will want to make sure you buy a safe brass product that meets the low lead requirements for safe drinking water.

9. Electric Surge Protector: Must Have RV Camping Accessory to Protect Your Electrical System

10 Best RV Surge Protectors 2020 Reviews

A good surge protector prevents your RV’s power voltage from dropping too low or surging too high. It protects your RV’s electrical system, appliances, TVs and computers from serious damage due to these voltage fluctuations. This one investment can literally save you thousands of dollars.

There are many surge protectors on the market but the Progressive Industries 30 amp and 50 amp surge protectors always have the best reviews and ratings and we agree.

PRO TIP: We cover the entire electric pedestal and surge protector with a large garbage bag and duct tape at the bottom for two reasons. The connections stay dry when it rains, and it lowers the chance of theft .

10. Short Queen Sheet Set

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What’s the difference between a queen-sized bed and a short queen bed? About 5″. The queen-sized bed in your house is about 60″ wide by 80″ long. The short queen, which is found in most RVs, campers, and travel trailers, is 60″ wide by 75″ (and sometimes 74″) long.

So if you were planning to use your bed sheets in your camper, they won’t really work well. The bottom sheet will be loose; personally, I can’t stand it when it isn’t tight.

We like these Short Queen sheets on Amazon because they are inexpensive, a darker color, good quality with deep pockets (to cover our mattress and our foam mattress pad) and we keep them in our RV.

11. RhinoFlex Rhino Blaster Sewer Tank Rinser

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Rinsing our black water tank after dumping has always been a hassle. Filling the black tank with water took forever, to flush it out. We would have to hold the toilet valve open or drag a hose through the RV window to fill the black tank through the toilet.

But flushing the black (and gray) water tank is easy now. We just use the Rhino Blaster and connect a hose to it to quickly and easily fill and flush the black water tank.

We recently had our black and gray tanks professionally cleaned by Kleen Tank RV Tank Cleaning Service , which used the Rhino Blaster with Tank Valve to flush our tanks. They highly recommend using the Rhino Blaster on a regular basis.

This is what we do; we received grades of A and A- on our RV tanks! Not too shabby for having them professionally cleaned once in 2 years.

The key is to buy the Rhino Blaster with the Gate Valve . RhinoFlex sells the Blaster without the gate valve for less money, but without it, you can’t fill your black tank because the water is pouring down the sewer hose while you are shooting water into the black tank.

This is a great, easy-to-use item that has made maintaining our black tank a breeze. We absolutely recommend it!

12. A Good Mattress Pad

Mattress Topper 1

If you plan to spend more than a weekend at a time in your new RV, camper, travel trailer or pop-up, we recommend getting a good-quality RV mattress pad. Any RVer will agree that most camper mattresses aren’t very comfortable, and getting up in the morning feeling stiff and sore is no way to start your day.

We bought a mattress pad, a top sheet with polyfill quilted in. It gave no support whatsoever. So don’t waste your money making the same mistake we did. Get an actual 4-inch thick memory foam mattress topper .

A 4″ thick memory foam mattress topper will provide great support for your back while you sleep. We have a memory foam mattress pad at home and in our RV and we sleep great!

13. RV Windshield Cover with Side Window Screens

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When we RV, we like to leave the windows open at night rather than run the A/C. But sometimes, it is just too hot inside the RV to do that. We wished we had more windows to open to get more airflow. So we figured we could at least get a windshield visor to keep some of the heat out of our RV during the day, and that way, maybe it would be cooler at night.

While we were searching for a windshield visor, we found the perfect solution to our problem. The new windshield cover we found has side window screens built into it, so we can roll down the driver and passenger side windows and get much more airflow without bugs flying into the RV! It also reduces the amount of heat that enters the RV.

Another great benefit of our windshield cover is that we no longer need to use the privacy curtain. This gives us easy access to the front seats so we can get to the radio, RV GPS, glove box or our USB chargers. We can also use the front seats for storage while we camp. And, without the privacy curtain up, the inside of the RV feels much larger too.

14. RV Leveling Blocks

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I don’t know about you but I can’t stand sleeping in a camper that is not level. I hate it when my head is lower than my feet. Susan calls me the princess and the pea! Ugh! Anyway, you want your camper to be level for sleeping purposes and just to be comfortable while walking around inside your camper too.

We recommend the 10 Pack of Tri-Lynx Leveling Blocks . They have been the industry standard for over twenty years. They come in a convenient bag so they don’t get lost in your storage compartment and they are bright orange so they don’t get left behind when you break camp.

15. Wheel Chocks

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If you don’t have wheel chocks you will need a pair of chocks so your camper doesn’t shift or roll after you have it all set up. We like the bright orange Tri-Lynx Wheel Chocks  because they are easy to see and we don’t forget them when we leave our campsite. Plus you can snap them into place with the leveling blocks above for perfect leveling every time.

16. Coleman Propane Stove or Grill Top Coffee Maker: Must Have RV Kitchen Accessories

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So, how are you supposed to make coffee in the morning if your campsite has no electricity and it’s quiet time, so you can’t fire up the generator? We run into this problem when we camp in national and state parks because they typically have no electricity, and they do have generators, which are quiet times to deal with.

So, we discovered the propane percolator coffee maker . We use it right on the stovetop in our RV kitchen! We don’t even have to go outside to set it up on the camp stove unless we want to.

The coffee maker makes great coffee, just like using our electric coffee maker. Just put in the filter, coffee and add water. Turn on the propane, and we have fresh, hot coffee in a few minutes. One other nice benefit is that we can control how fast it percolates. We like strong coffee, so we use a lower flame setting to boil the water more slowly, and it makes stronger coffee this way. Perfect!

17. First Aid Kit

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A good first aid kit is a must-have item in your camper – just in case. Some of the features to consider are if it is lightweight and compact so you can take it with you when you are off hiking, biking or fishing.

We like the Swiss Safe 2 in 1 First Aid Kit because it is stocked full of the essentials and it is very light and compact. It even has a mini first aid kit built in that you can take with you so you don’t need to carry the whole kit.

18. Emergency Roadside Kit

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A good emergency roadside kit is a must-have RV accessory. It should include jumper cables, a tow rope, road reflectors, a flashlight, a first aid kit, and much more. The tow rope and jumper cables are the most important, though.

Some emergency roadside kits  even include gloves, a flint fire starter, an emergency blanket, a multi-tool, etc. All of these items can come in handy in case you have a flat tire on a busy roadway or in the middle of nowhere.

The Roadside Rescue Emergency Kit has everything you could possibly need, and it also has a 5-star rating on Amazon.

19. Drill Gun with 3/4″ Socket for Levelers

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I don’t know about you, but I never want to level a popup, fifth wheel, or travel trailer again by hand. So we recommend you keep a battery-operated drill gun with a 3/4″ socket on hand to make leveling much easier and faster.

This drill will help make leveling a breeze, but adding this to your RV accessories list will ensure you’re never without a screwdriver again.

I’ve had a Ryobi Cordless Drill for years and I love it because the battery lasts forever, it has a keyless chuck, which makes changing bits a breeze, and it comes with a battery and charger. I can’t believe they sell cordless drills without the battery and charger but they do.

20. DampRid: Essential RV Camping Accessories for Combating Condensation

Damp Rid in an RV bathroom

If you’re new to RVing, you might not know that eliminating condensation is one of the constant battles inside your RV. It can cause mold and mildew, so a few containers of damp-rid are essential RV camping accessories.

All kinds of moisture can build up inside your camper from cooking, showers, humidity in the air and more. So, we always have DampRid in our RV to prevent moisture from building up and causing mold or mildew inside. We just open one up and keep it in the RV at all times, and it lasts for about 45 days.

They are disposable, so at the end of their life, just throw it away and open a new one. Check out our article to learn about DampRid vs Dehumidifier: How We Reduce Humidity in Our RV .

21. Adjustable Step

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If stairs give you a bit of trouble or your RV is particularly high off the ground, be sure to add an adjustable step to your must-have RV accessories list.

Sometimes, the distance from your camper to the ground is just a little too far, and it can be uncomfortable or unsafe, especially when you are carrying things in and out of your camper. We find that a good quality step makes a huge difference. Here are some important features that you should look for in a good adjustable step :

  • First of all, your step should have adjustable legs. You should be able to adjust each leg independently. This way, you can adjust the step to be level even if the ground outside your camper is not.
  • The step should have legs that can fold under so it’s easy to store and put away
  • It should have a no skid surface in case the step is damp or wet and no skid feet so it doesn’t move if placed on a hard surface.

We like the  Camco Adjustable Height Aluminum Platform Step . It’s an absolute must-have accessory.

22. GrassWorx Doormat

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Our RV floors used to get dirty pretty quickly. We almost always take our shoes off when we walk inside the RV but we were still tracking some dirt inside. And then, when we were barefoot or in socks inside the RV, we could feel that gritty feeling on the floors! So, we bought one of these gra ss style doormats and what a difference!

These mats really do a great job scrubbing the dirt or sand off the bottom of our shoes. So, we sweep and vacuum the RV less often because it stays cleaner longer! It made a huge difference for us. It’s totally worth the minimal cost.

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23. zero gravity lounge chair recliners.

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Don’t buy cheap, flimsy camping chairs when you’re stocking up on RV accessories. These zero-gravity chairs are a game changer—you won’t want to get out of them.

These Xero Gravity Lounge Chairs are our full-time chairs when we go on a camping trip. We have the other upright regular folding camping chairs, but they hurt my back because I sink down into the chair. In an attempt to make myself more comfortable, I would grab one of the dinette backrest pillows and sit on it while in my camping chair.

Then one weekend we took all 4 of our camping chairs out of the RV and forgot to put them back. When we went camping all we had were the Zero Gravity Lounge Chairs . Oh no! But that’s when the light bulb went on for me! I realized over that weekend that I could just use my zero gravity chair full time when we go camping and be much more comfortable.

Not only are these chairs much more comfortable for sitting around the campfire, but we also took them to a concert at a Harvest Host Winery and to movie night at another campground. They are also awesome for kicking back and stargazing! We definitely recommend these chairs!

24. Portable Folding Camping Table

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Even if you only plan on going to campsites with picnic tables, you won’t regret adding a portable camping table to your RV accessories list. This little thing is so useful!

We absolutely love our camping table . In fact, we have two of them. We keep one camping table in the RV and the other in the car. We always set it up when we are sitting in front of the campfire at night and it holds our drinks, snacks, cell phones, and outdoor speaker.

The lower shelf is great, too, for a flashlight or whatever else you need. We actually have the red and the black colored tables. This is definitely an RVBlogger favorite!

25. Heavy Duty Log Grabber and Fire Poker

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Do yourself a favor and add a log grabber and fire poker to your RV accessories list. You’ll thank me later!

All too often, my fire poker was a stick that I found lying on the ground. Most of the time, it would break in half or catch on fire—or both! I would get frustrated because I liked to have a nice fire and keep it going…and Susan would laugh at me.

But then she took pity on me and bought me this awesome log grabber and fire poker and I love it! It has a spring-loaded grabber, so I can literally grab a burning log, pick it up and reposition it. And it’s heavy-duty! I push it into the ground so it stands up – that way I don’t lose it or step on it.

Now, it’s super easy to tend the fire and keep it going!

26. Magical Flames : A Fun and Unique RV Accessory

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This may not be an absolute must have as far as RV accessories go, but it sure is a cool RV accessory sure to wow the kids or grandkids!

Want to add a little magic to your fire? Magical Flames are the perfect accessories for any wood burning fire! Simply toss an UNOPENED packet or two into your fire for a magical experience that is sure to delight all ages!

Magical Flames adds dazzling blues, brilliant greens, and delightful purples to transform a boring yellow and orange fire into a dancing rainbow of flames!

27. RV Camping Mat

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A camping mat is one of the most essential RV camping accessories for setting up the campsite.

We really try to keep the inside of the RV as clean as possible. We just can’t stand the feeling of dirt or sand on our feet when we are in socks or barefoot inside the RV.

So, we discovered this RV Camping mat , which is great for creating an outside 9′ x 12′ patio that helps to keep us from tracking dirt or sand into the RV. It’s essential to have a camping mat if you ever camp at the beach or in a sandy area. It makes a huge difference in the sand.

When combined with the Grassworx doormat listed above we are able to keep the inside of the RV cleaner for longer. It’s nice to get out of bed in the middle of the night to use the bathroom and not feel sand or dirt on the floor.

28. Universal Stove Top Cover

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An RV stovetop cover is one of the most essential RV kitchen accessories. This cover turns your stovetop into more counter space—genius!

I don’t know about you, but our RV does not have enough countertop space. The sink is right next to the stove, which leaves about 4″ of countertop space. Yikes!

Luckily, we found this stove top cover, and now we have a place to set up the coffee maker and toaster in the morning or a place to put our cups if we want to pour a soda.

The great thing about this stove top cover is that it is universal so you don’t have to guess if the stove top cover will actually fit on your stove. We bought ours and used the template on the back to measure where to install the rubber cups that stick to the burner grates.

It was very easy to install and now we have extra countertop space. And the rubber cups that hold it in place prevent it from squeaking too!

29. RV Journal : Unique RV Accessory to Document Your Travels

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An RV camping journal is one of the most unique RV accessories. It will help you memorialize your travels so that you can look back on them and reminisce.

We have been RVing in a lot of really cool places, and after we stay somewhere, Susan loves to Journal about it while we are on the road to our next destination.

We can record the route we took, mileage, people we met along the way, and memorable sights and events. It’s fun to relive our journey as Susan writes about it. Plus, it’s a perfect gift for your favorite camper or to keep for yourself.

30. Custom Keychain

It’s no secret that many RV keys are the same. It’s also no secret that most of us have lost an RV key at some point.

Customized keychains not only hold your keys they can also have useful features such as a flashlight, stylus, or multi-tool. Keychains are small, durable, lightweight and you always have it with you!

Having a multi-functional key fob that can be used as a tool and make it easy to spot your RV keys and identify them from all the other look a likes is super convenient. Custom keychains are practical and a fun way to personalize your RV!

Thanks for reading this article. We hope you find our list of 30 Must Have RV Accessories for a New Camper or Travel Trailer useful when you stock up your new camper or travel trailer accessories and supplies.

Over the past few years, we have seen lots of other RV gadgets and accessories like tire pressure monitoring systems, lithium jump starters, two-way radios, air compressors, cast iron skillets and even instant pots! (We have an instant pot too) But we feel that these items are one tier up from the must have tips and lists we have seen.

If you would like to contact us directly, please feel free to visit our Contact Page and send us an email.

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Mike Scarpignato – Bio

Mike Scarpignato created RVBlogger.com over five years ago in 2018 to share all we have learned about RV camping.

Mike is an avid outdoorsman with decades of experience tent camping and traveling in his 2008 Gulf Stream Conquest Class C RV and 2021 Thor Challenger Class A motorhome.

We attend RV Shows and visit RV dealerships all across the country to tour and review drivable motorhomes and towable trailers to provide the best evaluations of these RVs in our blog articles and YouTube videos.

We are 3/4-time RVers who created RVBlogger.com to provide helpful information about all kinds of RVs and related products, gear, camping memberships, tips, hacks and advice.

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25 thoughts on “30 Must Have RV Accessories for a New Camper Trailer”

This is such an awesome list. Because we started watching your videos about 6 months before we bought our trailer and took a five-month road trip, we have all of these items. (we did opt for a different coffee maker). The one additional item that we bought, although a bit expensive, was a set of folding solar panels and a solar generator. This proved to be perfect for all the dry camping we did in National Parks where our roof solar panels were covered in shade or clouds many times and we could locate the portable panels in direct sun. You guys are the best and I continue to love your newsletter and videos.

I always enjoy these articles. Most everything here I already have except the coffee maker. I just use a percolator on the stove

Hi Nancy, If you have most of what is on our list, then it sounds like we did an ok job with our lest of must-haves. Thanks for reading the article! Mike

Hello, I enjoy your articles. Very helpful. I would recommend an article about going small with appliances, LOL as I see people buying large items. I have a Travato and space is the final frontier.

Also another item to consider is a small vac for cleaning that recharges. I find this very useful. I also have a small plug in heater that has come out (for bathrooms), and it is safe and easy to use instead of cranking up the heater.

Thank you and safe travels everyone. Larry T Florida

What a great idea! Thanks for all your suggestions!

You mentioned walkie-talkies as a second tier, nice to have but not essential. It looks like you have a Class C, and I would agree with you, in your case. We tow a TT, though, and find those to be one of the essentials as my wife will stand at the back of the trailer and help guide me in when backing up. Since she’s standing about 50′ behind me, and often out of my sight (so hand signals aren’t a good option), and we tow with a diesel truck and all the noise associated with those, yelling directions don’t work well, either. Some people use their cell phones, but where we like to camp, we often don’t have cell phone coverage. Great basic article, though.

Hi Skip, The walkie-talkies are a great idea! Thanks for sharing! Mike

I gotta tell ya something. I frickin love yer videos! And yer blog! I just found your channel while surfing the web (so bored since job loss from covid) and your channel is so very unique. So professional and very informative. I have an RV that I use as a summer escape and I wish I had known about that black tank washer thingy before! And you were made for how to videos, are you an actor? I think you could be a fine actor. And who is operating the camera? Your spouse? She’s a fine camera operator! The best part of your video is you get straight to the point and don’t add unnecessary stuff, we all have shorter attention spans, are you aware? lol Anyway, great job, and happy RVing!

Hi Lisa, I’m no actor and yup Susan shoots and edits all of our videos. Glad you like them so much! Thanks for the kind words! Mike and Susan

The only two items that I have issues with was your comment in regard to water pressure, I have a 2008 Roadtrek and the pressure is to be no more than 40 psi, so saying 50 could cause some newbie an issue. Also, there is absolutely no reason to use RV specific toilet paper. The only requirement is RV safe paper which a number of brands meet and certainly are a lot cheaper.

HI Jacqueline, What’s the difference between RV specific toilet paper and RV Safe toilet paper? Thanks! Mike

Thanks for the info. Iam researching now and found your information to be very helpful. Happy travels. Gini

Thanks Gini!

This article was super helpful! My boyfriend and I bought our TT about a year ago and did a few trips, but we only had a handful of these items. We’re hoping to go for a longer trip now, so we stocked up on almost everything on the list, minus only a few things I plan to buy later in an effort to slow my spending some 🙂

Hi Sinead, Glad the article was helpful! Safe Travels! Mike

Me and my wife just started searching for travel trailer. We in our 70’s. I have Frontier Pickup Crew Cab 4.0 V6 2-wd GVWR 6300lbs. not sure what travel trailer look at for Beginners that is quality travel trailer. Any suggestions

GVWR or Gross vehicle weight ratings take into account the base curb weight of the vehicle plus the weight of any optional accessories, cargo and passengers. A vehicle should never be loaded beyond the manufacturer’s listed GVWR. That being said, what you really need to know is the gross trailer weight rating (GTWR) for your truck. The GTWR is the total mass of a road trailer that is loaded to capacity, including the weight of the trailer itself, plus fluids, and cargo, that a vehicle is rated to tow by the manufacturer. This information is most likely in your owner’s manual. Personally, given your truck, I wouldn’t look at anything with a GTWR greater than 4,000 pounds.

Great information – Thanks!

Thanks Sherry

As a Jehovas Witness and an RV’er I found this article very useful indeed.

I’m glad you found the article helpful. This is all stuff we use personally so we are happy to let others know about it too. Let us know if there is anything in particular that you find to be a Must-Have RV item.

What propane generator is best when you do not power, just to run coffee pot or charge phones or run a fan?

Great Question – one of the quietest small generators on the market is a WEN 56125i Super Quiet 1250-Watt Portable Inverter Generator. It runs at only 51 dB and will last for 9.5 hours. And it’s one of the less expensive models with great ratings on the market. I actually added it to the article above if you want to check it out.

Mike – have you checked out the Goal Zero generators? This is what we take camping and what we’ll have when we get our RV.

Hi Deirdre, I haven’t checked them out yet but they look pretty cool. I would love to find a solar powered generator that can run the Air conditioner! Thanks for reading the article and for your comment! We started a new Facebook group that we are launching today called RV Camping for Newbies! It’s a great place to ask questions and get great answers from your fellow RVers in the group! We hope you’ll check it out! Mike and Susan https://www.facebook.com/groups/RVCampingforNewbies/

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The ultimate guide to RV accessories and essentials

Rv essentials.

h ere might be no better way to see the United States than by traveling in a recreational vehicle, a compact home on wheels that allows you to set up camp just about anywhere. But before you embark on a cross-country road trip or extended nature getaway, there are some RV essentials and accessories that you should have in your inventory. In order to make the most out of your RV life, make sure to stock up on the basics as well as the trappings and trimmings that will make the most of your adventure.

Shop this article:  Progressive Industries 30 Amp Portable RV Smart Surge Protector ,  WEN 56203i Super Quiet 2000-Watt Portable Inverter Generator  and  Renogy 100 Watts 12 Volts Monocrystalline Solar Starter Kit

What you need for your RV

Whether you're road-tripping, boondocking or camping at a full-hookup campsite, your RV needs a source of power and a means of managing it. Most RVs have one or more batteries, including a 12-volt direct current battery (for powering lights, a water pump and other basics) and a 120-volt alternating current battery (for appliances and conveniences like a refrigerator, microwave or TV). These batteries alone won't provide you with endless power, but they will recharge whenever hooked up to an external electrical grid or generator.

If your RV is connected to a "shore power" source, like a campground grid, you'll need a surge protector to prevent an errant electricity spike from damaging your batteries and devices. Depending on the size of your RV, or "rig," it will come equipped with either a 30 amp or 50 amp connection, so make sure you find the appropriate surge protector. Other power accessories that should be on your RV essentials checklist include external generators and solar panels.

Here are a few options for your power supply needs:

Progressive Industries 30 Amp Portable RV Smart Surge Protector

Progressive Industries offers a full line of surge protectors and electricity management systems for every RV need, offering both portable and hardwired solutions. This 30 amp surge protector is well-suited for most small rigs, but make sure you find the correct match for your RV.

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Renogy 100 Watts 12 Volts Monocrystalline Solar Starter Kit

If you're planning on spending most of your time off the grid, a solar kit can keep your batteries charged and power your basic needs. Keep in mind that you'll need a power inverter to convert your solar power into a 120-volt AC hub before running small appliances. Also, solar alone can't power air conditioning, so make sure to account for your heat factor.

WEN 56203i Super Quiet 2000-Watt Portable Inverter Generator

If you absolutely need an external power source, consider this WEN portable generator with automatic fuel shutoff and an eco-mode feature. It produces clean energy while limiting total harmonic distortion to a minimum, making it safe for charging laptops, tablets and smartphones.

Clean water and sewage management

Clean water hose

While you're traveling in your RV, you must make sure you have a clean water hose for refilling your clean water tank or hooking up to an external water source, not to mention a filter for safe drinking water . Also, adjustable water pressure will protect your plumbing and fixtures from damage. A sewer hose support for your sewage line will also go a long way toward preserving your overall plumbing situation. If you don't have the luxury of an onboard bathroom, a portable toilet is a convenient replacement.

Other setup essentials

Emergency Kit

One of the most important things to include on your adventure is an all-in-one emergency kit for any roadside emergencies or minor injuries - a spare first aid kit never hurts, as well. Leveling blocks are necessary for preventing a runaway rig, and you should keep some battery-powered camping lanterns handy so you're never left out in the dark.

Comfort and living essentials

You can't properly enjoy your RV if you don't have some crucial trappings of comfort throughout, making it truly feel like a home on wheels. Once you measure your bed space, find a comfortable, durable and properly fit mattress and a set of breathable sheets that won't keep you too warm in hot climates. In addition to sleeping pillows , if you have a couch or other group seating, consider decorating with some throw pillows.

RV toilet paper

A lot of the touches that make your RV feel like home include everyday trappings like drapes , towels, cookware and dishes , not to mention all the cleaning supplies you usually keep in your home. If you're lucky enough to have a fully functioning bathroom, you might want to install a water-saving showerhead made for RVs. Also, make sure to pick up some RV toilet paper in order to prevent clogging and other potentially messy headaches.

Camping appliances

Power strips

Once you have your power strips plugged into your 120-volt power source, you can start using kitchen conveniences that require electricity. Nowadays, many RVs come fully equipped with a fridge and microwave , but there are some other electric conveniences that will enhance your camping, boondocking or traveling experience.

Nespresso Vertuo Next Deluxe

Coffee makers are definitely an RV camping essential, depending upon your limited counter space and storage. If you like espresso or flavored coffee, a Nespresso Vertuo Next Deluxe takes up very little counter space, or you can stick with a simple drip brewer , like this one from Cuisinart . 

Portable grill

Another great small appliance for your RV is an Instant Pot - an all-in-one pressure cooker , slow cooker , rice maker and more. This is one of the most versatile tools for an RV kitchen, with enough options to keep you from cooking the same meal every time. Since you're going to be enjoying the outdoors, a portable grill makes a great substitute for campfire cooking. When the cooking gets you too hot, make sure you've packed a solid compact fan .

Extra comforts and conveniences

Once you have all the necessities, then it's time to make sure you have some more comfort and convenience items. Camping chairs , a hammock and maybe a small table or two are all things that take your outdoor relaxation to another level. If you need extra space to ice down your beverages, consider an electric portable fridge/freezer to keep the cold ones icy cold.

Pop-up outdoor canopy

With all your free time in the wilderness - or the KOA - consider some new hobbies like birdwatching with a set of Nikon binoculars . Another fun hobby is droning, which involves operating a small camera-enabled drone for photography and videography. Either way, make sure to soak in as much nature as possible. To avoid the dangerous UV rays, you may want to invest in a pop-up outdoor canopy - not to mention  sunscreen .

Small Camper TV

For inside the RV, there are luxuries you can add to feel more like home. If you have to catch the big game, cable news or just YouTube for the kids, you can always mount a small TV with a Fire Stick in your rig. If your RV community has wireless internet, a travel router is a great way to enhance what is likely a weak signal.

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