As you step foot on an RV dealership, you begin to set your eyes on all those campers and start to imagine what would be the best fit for you and your family! You can take a tour of different fifth wheels, travel trailers, and other campers. This will help you start to figure out who will sleep where and where you will go! But there is more to it than just the camper itself. Depending on what kind of camper and vehicle you own, you will need to purchase the right equipment to hook it up and all the accessories to go along with it! So check out these must have RV accessories before you hit the open road!
Must Have RV Accessories
RV accessories are not always meant to be a fun. Extra addition or unnecessary add-on to your camper. A lot of these RV accessories are necessary to have a safe and enjoyable experience. Here are some of the must have accessories in and outside of your camper.
This extremely important to the overall safety and usability of your camper. Make sure that you talk to the dealership as you are buying your camper, so you buy the hitch you need with your vehicle you use to tow it.
Having a power source for all of your trips is crucial! Having a quiet generator makes the trip a bit more enjoyable. This way, you don’t have to listen to a motor and can hear the birds chirping and babbling brooks nearby! Having a power source also allows you to escape those rainy days or enjoy a night in.
Plug in adapters
You never know what the camp site is going to look like. Having the right plug in adapters will save you a big headache when you are trying to connect your power source.
This one goes without saying. Every camper should have a dump hose on board! This makes dumping the tanks a whole lot easier.
Think about your bedding, curtains, shelving units and more. There are a ton of hacks you can find to help with space, but you should still make sure to bring the essentials.
Make sure to have everything you would want to have at home. From the essentials to the décor, think about what you need and use on a daily basis.
Always be prepared when you are out on the open roads! Having a tire jack is important to have to make sure you can get yourself back on the road in no time.
Keep a spare tire for your vehicle and one for your camper if possible. If you are riding off the main roads, having a spare tire will help you if you find you have run over a sharp object that could pierce your tire.
Buying a Used Camper
When buying a used camper, there may be a few more things that you need to purchase than you would with a brand-new camper. Although the great news is that a lot of the stuff you would need for a new camper, may already be installed or come with it.
Blinds, awnings, curtains and other things may already be on or in the camper. As you make your list of things you are looking for in a used RV and things that you need, also make sure to do a full inspection. An inspection can help you to find any places or spots that may need to be repaired or replaced in addition to buying other items. Some must have RV accessories you may need to purchase are:
-New flooring, rugs, tile and new furniture.
-Check all of the appliances to make sure that they work and are what you need.
-Look at the lights and the exterior of the RV. Check to see if anything needs to be repainted or fixed.
-Check all of the filtration systems as well! This is a very important item that you will need to get fixed or purchase before you take your RV out on the road.
While you are browsing and searching for your new camper, start checking out some camping magazines or take a walk around your local RV dealership. You can get lots of ideas and start planning the interior and exterior of your RV!