Traveling in an RV requires smart planning and packing to ensure you have everything you might need wherever the road takes you. To relieve yourself of forgetting something important, we’ve put together a handy list of RV necessities. While these items may not include the toothbrush you left at home, they are must-haves RV accessories to travel smart.
Fire Safety Accessories
Many new model RVs come with three safety detectors: smoke, carbon monoxide, and liquefied petroleum gas. If you are traveling in an older RV, check to see if all three alarms
are inside the vehicle. All detectors are important to be traveling with. Considering carbon monoxide and liquefied petroleum gas are not visible to the eye, these alarms will act as your
savior and are must haves to keeping your travelers safe.
First Aid Kit
Adventures in many destinations may call for an increase in activity, which can lead to injury. A first aid kit is always a helpful tool to carry with you at all times. Keeping it filled with band aids, wound closure strips, sterile gloves, scissors, etc. will help assist if you or a loved one end up wounded in the great outdoors.
With limited space and carrying capacity, filling your tool kit with the right tools is key.
Providing tools such as a hammer, screwdriver, duct tape, flashlights, pocket knives, and batteries can come in handy. You never know what you may encounter, being prepared with the basic supplies is sure to come in handy.
Getting off the grid in your RV can mean losing cellphone service. Being in an area with very little to no service requires you to find a new source of communication. Keeping a pair of walkie talkies on hand will allow you to keep touch along the campsite. Depending on your trip, look into the area needed to cover the communication radius.
SmartPlug’s products come in many variations, and all have the same goal—keeping you safe, secure, and plugging it in a simple process. These services will provide a greater protection against loose connections and corrosion. SmartPlugprevents shore power failures from occurring, along with shore power fires. To us, safety is key and taking the extra precautions is always a must.
When it comes to RVing, space can get tight and it’s important to pack items that will be used time and time again. We recommend equipping your RV an instant pot, immersion blender, stackable cookware and coffee pot. These products are sure to create enjoyable meals without putting a hindrance on your space.
In warmer months, it may be hard to keep your camper cool with the sun beaming down through the windshield. To prevent excess warmth inside your vehicle, sun reflectors will steer the rays away and help keep the RV cool so you can continue to enjoy your adventure no matter how hot the sun may be.
A WiFi Ranger is guaranteed to help make your internet connection stronger. Whether you need to make a call or check or your email, or are looking to wind down and watch a movie, the WiFi ranger will work to create the best public WiFi signal through a private network.
If you utilize solar panels on your RV, a solar charge controlleris an essential component. The controller maintains the life of the battery by protecting it from overheating. The controller prevents overcharging when it detects that your battery percentage has reached 100. This will ensure the batteries will work to their full potential.
We have reached a time in technology that we can put away the maps, and pull out our GPS. A GPS has saved us all in a time of panic. Being able to scan your surroundings, and pick the perfect route for you to travel, is what makes the trip to your desired destination run so smooth. Traveling with a GPS is a must—especially when you aren’t familiar with the area!
At Smart RV Accessories, we never hit the road without these 10 items! Before you head out on the road for your next adventure, we recommend keeping this checklist onboard to ensure you have everything you need for an enjoyable RV experience.
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