Best RV and Trailer Accessory Must Haves
The RVs and trailers on the market today come incredibly well-equipped and ready for adventures. With that said, you’ll likely want to add even more features to your rig. By picking out accessories, you can make the experience even better–and probably save yourself some headaches along the way.
We’ll highlight some of the best RV and trailer accessories available today. And, if you would like to do something nice for your RV when it isn’t out on the road, consider working with American Steel Carports, Inc. on a new custom RV carport to keep it out of the elements. Try our Build & Price tool to see what is possible, and contact us if you have any questions.
Buy an RV Mattress
You might think regular residential mattresses work for RVs; however, that’s not the case. RV mattresses are lighter and thinner than regular mattresses in order to put less strain on the RV’s engine. In addition, RV mattress sizes are not always standard. A queen size RV mattress is not the same as a normal queen size; an RV mattress is often narrower. It’s important to measure your RV and find a compatible mattress that will fit. When shopping for an RV mattress, make sure to lay on a mattress and make sure it’s comfortable. You don’t want to rush buying a mattress that won’t give you the right support and cause you to have a rough vacation.
Outdoor String Lights
You are going to spend lots of time outside when traveling in an RV–and some of that time will be after the sun goes down. To create a fun, relaxing atmosphere outside your RV, buy some string lights that you can set up on your awning. Even just a short string of lights will create an enjoyable place to hang out that might wind up being the best spot in the whole campground.
Add a Dehumidifier
Given the compact space inside an RV, it’s not uncommon for the air to get rather sticky in the middle of summer. Bringing a dehumidifier is a good way to improve the comfort in your RV on those humid summer days. This small appliance could make all the difference when trying to get a good night of sleep–and sleeping well is essential if you want to have a fun trip.
RV Surge Protector
When you hook your RV up to the power supply offered by a campground or RV park, you are betting on that power supply delivering a consistent flow that won’t spike and fry some of your valuable components. To hedge that bet and protect the investment you have made in your RV, add a surge protector to this setup. That way, if a spike of power does come along, the surge protector can take the fall for your RV, keeping your expensive equipment safe on the other side of this device.
Does the water always taste great everywhere you travel? Probably not–but you can easily add an RV water filter to your rig to improve that situation. With filtration in place between the water source and the tap, you can feel better about using the water you are provided no matter where you happen to visit.
We’ve saved one of the most important RV accessories for last. Almost everyone who owns an RV should be traveling with leveling blocks of some kind. A set of blocks will make it possible for you to get your RV level when your parking spot is not flat, and that’s important both for safety and personal comfort. Anyone who has ever tried to get a good night of sleep inside of an unlevel RV understands the importance of this accessory.
Do you need to order all of the accessories we have listed above to have a good time traveling with your RV? Of course not, but do take a moment to pick out the ones that have the potential to save you time or energy while on the road and give them careful consideration. Have fun and stay safe out there!