Purchasing the right motorhome accessories can help make your next campervan trip run smoother than ever! Check out the second list of top Campervan Accessories we have compiled from motorhome experts and industry pro’s. One of the great things about owning a campervan is the simplicity and ease of packing up your favorite items in the comfort of your own vehicle. Check out this list of up to date, motorhome gadgets that will leave you wondering, “how did I live without this?”.
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Portable Propane Gas Fire Pit
After a long drive or an exhausting day of fun, searching for proper wood to start a fire is the last thing you want to do. That’s where this portable propane gas fire pit comes in handy! This fire pit is compact, lightweight and incredibly easy to use. This all-weather, steal bowl gives off a cozy glow without the thick smoke that permeates your clothing and hair. This fire pit is also a safer alternative to a campfire. Check your campgrounds policy on campfires, however this pit should be compliant.
Black Out/Light Blocking Curtains
Blackout/light blocking curtains can go a long way to help make sure you get the proper rest you need for your adventure. Most motorhomes/campervans have pretty flimsy or thin curtains. If you are planning a trip out of your regular time zone or travel with babies and toddlers, blackout curtains can help keep everyone on track with sleep patterns.
This super simple invention can keep you from having to clean up an unnecessary mess! If you are taking your RV/Campervan up a windy road to some incredible destination, avoid the spilling of food items by installing this easy to adjust bar into your fridge. The company Camco makes adjustable bars for fridges as well as cupboards. For less than $10 you can avoid a lifetime of RV food mess.
A Quality Backpack
Obviously, one could make do with a simple backpack. Motorhomes have storage and allow you the ability to pack your favorite personal items. However, if you plan on taking your campervan to various hiking destinations, having a really durable and handy backpack may be something you appreciate. This brand, Nomatic makes high quality backpacks that can store just about anything! Fit your shoes, laptop, water bottle, toiletries and clothing for 3-7 days in one compact backpack.
A Reliable Sewer Hose Kit
Lets face it, if you plan on spending several days in your RV, you’re going to have to take care of the whole sewer/plumbing aspect. Use the Camco 39625 20’ Sewer hose kit with a 360 degree swivel and adjustable elbow fitting to do the ‘dirty’ work.
A Shower Squeegee
You likely have one at home, but your shower squeegee for your motorhome may be more important than the one you use everyday. Excess moisture is the fastest way to damage your campervan, combat this moisture by having a squeegee on hand for after every shower.
Shrinking Water Hose
An easy to store, lightweight hose is something you might not always use, but when you do, you will be pleased you have it. This hose can withstand high water pressure, with it’s durable, latex material. No need to waste time untangling hoses or finding the kinks that prevent efficient water flow.
RV Corner Guards
Another genius RV gadget. Corner guards can be placed on your rig’s slide out in order to prevent cutting your arms or head on sharp edges. If you have had the misfortune of being cut by a slide out, you know how painful it can be. These small, plastic edges can cushion the edge and prevent unnecessary nicks and cuts. Great for families with small children.
RV Levelling Block Kit
RV levelers are really important to have. Parking your motorhome on a slanted surface can cause serious damage to some of your campervans interior appliances.
A set of quality leveling blocks is a lifesaver when pulling your rig up to a campground with slightly less than smooth terrain.
These days many campsites will have Wi-Fi access. However if you choose a destination further off the beaten path, your access to service might be out of range. This Alfa Wi-Fi pro allows you to connect to several devices, provides a quality connection and can be operated with a USB. If you plan on working in your RV or simply want access to the internet, a Wi-Fi Booster is a must!
A Collection of Games
Nothing says a motorhome trip like a good assortment of board games! Gathering around a table and playing cards until the wee hours of the night is good old fashion fun! Young and old alike will enjoy a good collection of board games for your next campervan trip. Games are a great way to bond as a family or with friends in the spirit of mild competition.
Some of our favorites include: Euchre, Bridge, Canasta, Hand & Foot, Solitaire and Crazy Eights.
sheltaPod Camper Awning
Every experienced motorhome enthusiast knows that an awning is an absolute must! Sitting around a sunny campground all day gets old, quick! Many sporting good stores will sell inexpensive awnings, however many of them are really bulky and heavy. The sheltaPod Camp awning is an easy to use, store ,and lightweight campervan awning. The sheltaPod can act as an outdoor kitchen, extra bedroom or living room. With so many options for sun protection and coverage, the sheltaPod is the only campervan awning you will every need!
Memory Foam Mattress Topper
Let’s face it, your campervan mattress is unlikely as comfortable as your mattress at home. Packing a memory foam mattress topper can help you rest and relax with the same quality support you have on your bed. After a long day of hiking or kayaking, you will not regret the extra four inches of memory foam beneath you at night.
RV Dish Rack with Tray Top
Another simple and totally nifty campervan accessory. The camco RV Dish Rack with Tray Top costs about $6 but provides you with an easy to dry dish system and even additional counter space. Snap on tray top keeps your counters dry from wet dishes and also acts as a surface that can be placed in your sink. Use for utensil storage as well!
Camco Easy Stack Plate Holder
Seasoned motorhomers love these circular, plastic dish holders! Prevent broken dishes and irritating rattling during your travels by placing dishes in these easy to use, circular plastic place holders.
Camping in the spring and summer is great, but don’t let yourself get caught in your motorhome without a quality fan. Whether you are sitting outside, playing cards in the heat of the afternoon or trying to fall asleep in a stuffy motorhome, having a fan ready to use will keep you cool and comfortable.
Lithium Jump Starter
If you plan on taking your campervan ‘off the grid’, aka boondock, don’t leave home without a lithium jump starter. Having a portable lithium jump starter is your best friend for those unfortunate times when your campervan battery happens to die. Connect to any battery easily and safely, and have to capability to charge your tablet, smartphone or any other USB charged device.
Water Pressure Regulator
A water pressure regulator can help prevent a campsites irregular water pressure from blowing out your RV plumbing. Easy to use and inexpensive (under $6 on amazon), you can take it easy knowing that robust city water flow won’t compromise your campervans innerworkings.
A handheld vacuum is a great accessory that can help you keep your motorhome feeling neat and tidy. Pick up tiny particles of dust and debri, and easily access any crevice containing messes.
Using a chemical to help break down toilet paper and prevent odor is a highly suggested practice for maintaining the overall health of your motorhomes plumbing. Simply drop in these deodorizing packets into your RV toilets tank and keep your rig smelling fresh.
Outdoor Camping Mat
An outdoor camping mat can help keep the inside of your motorhome tidy by allowing you to dust yourself off, prior to entering. Our favorite is this multipurpose mat made out of recycled materials. It’s large size can be used as a space for lounging, yoga, picnic-ing or taken to the beach.
Heavy Duty, Outdoor Extension Cord
Having a high-quality extension cord is never a bad idea when taking your motorhome to a campground with hookups. The Camco Heavy Duty Outdoor Extension Cord for RV and Auto with Easy Power Grip Handles-30 Amp, is wired with copper for high conductivity. The Power Grip feature allows users to easily grip, plug and unplug male to female areas of connection. Use this extension cord at home or other locations.
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