Gadgets Every RVer Should Have

You may seem to be all prepared to travel in your RV but are you sure that you and your RV have all the necessary things that you will need?

Also, doityourselfrv.com would like to add 12 more fun and functional RVing gadgets that will make your life on the road easier:

1. Mobile Hotspot

RVers like to stay connected.

Whether you’re keeping in touch with family, researching destinations, catching up on news and social media, or working from your RV an Internet connection is almost a downright necessity.

Most people learn pretty quickly that relying on campground WiFi – or free WiFi from sources such as shops and restaurants – is inconvenient and inconsistent at best.

2. Cell Signal Booster

For those times when the signal is marginal, the Wilson Electronics Sleek Booster is the answer.

This cradle-style booster works for both Verizon and AT&T 3 and 4G signals. Simply place your device in the cradle and watch as the signal improves.

3. Portable Speaker

Powerful portable speakers such as the compact 5.3” long Oontz Angle Ultra-Portable Wireless Speaker or the tiny 2.8” wide circular HMDX JAM classic Wireless Speaker offer up superior sound in a small, inexpensive package.

4. RV Specific GPS

For full-time RVers GPS units with RV-specific features, such as those made by Rand McNally and Garmin, are more than just a luxury item.

Helpful safety features such as warnings regarding bridge heights, upcoming downhill grades, sharp corners, and WiFi-enabled weather map overlays make RVing less stressful and safer for everyone.

5. LED Lights

An increasing number of new RVs these days come standard with LED bulbs. But for those with traditional halogen or incandescent bulbs, making the switch to LED lighting is well worth it.

LEDs use approximately 90% less energy than halogens. LEDs are also cool to the touch, reduce heat production inside your RV and are longer-lasting than halogens.

6. E-Reader

For bookworms on the go, E-Readers such as the Kindle and Nook are the perfect solution. E-readers offer you an entire world of books right at your fingertips. And all in a single compact and light-weight tablet.

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7. Rechargeable Vacuum

Brooms and mops work fine, but for full-time RVing a vacuum is a must. By far the best vacuum for the job is a rechargeable vacuum with multiple attachments for the various surfaces around your RV.

Many people swear by the Dyson Handheld and the Dyson Slim fit Multi-Floor vacuum. If you’re looking for something a bit more budget-conscious though, there are a wide selection of choices available.

8. Oxygenics Shower Head

Save water while enjoying a great shower!

The Oxygenics Shower Head injects oxygen into the water, which means it uses 70% less water than an ordinary shower head.

At the same time, it provides enough pressure for a satisfying shower. The Oxygenics also has an On/Off switch on the handle, making it the perfect tool when water conservation concerns necessitate a navy-style shower.

9. Ceramic Space Heater

Well, that’s when you turn on the heat.

Most RVs have built in heat courtesy of furnaces heated by propane and distributed by electric blowers. While these work well, they also tend to use a large amount of both propane and power.

A ceramic space heater is the perfect option for when you need to get the chill out of the air but don’t want to consume a large amount of propane.

10. Wireless Weather Station

RVers tend to spend a lot of time outside.  Since no one wants to get wet while hiking or caught in the wind while out paddling the lake, it’s nice to have an in-house weather station.

Small wall mounted weather stations such as the Ambient Advanced Weather Station not only tell you the current conditions – both inside and out – but also display the forecast for the day.

11. Portable Solar Panel

TIP: Portable solar panels might be overkill for your RV power needs

More and more Full-time RVers are turning to solar for their power needs. What used to be considered an indulgent excess is now a near necessity for those who enjoy camping in public campgrounds without power hook-ups or in remote areas.

But a full rooftop solar set-up and install is still an expensive proposition that many simply can’t justify.

12. GoPro Camera

There’s a reason why the GoPro is called the “World’s Most Versatile Camera”.

If you want to capture still shots high above the ground, make time-lapse videos of amazing sunrises or record an exhilarating video of your white water rafting trip, the GoPro is the tool for the job.

With a wide range of attachments and mounts this camera and video recorder can go practically anywhere.

Gadget addict? Not really, you just want to make sure that your home on the road is well packed with gadgets that will make your traveling life a breeze. Hopefully these RVing Gadgets will help give you some ideas of what you might need.

  • Interesting article, I love the idea of that washing machine that was in the shower, big enough to wash what you need, and I also love the heater information, Thanks.

  • we use the weather station and mount it / inside and out with the clay like stuff in office supply stores. Also found that using an inexpensive “shop vac” worked wonders in cleaning the inside and well as the bays. E-reader, Mobile WiFi , and my lap top plus my printer. The rest would be black elect. tape, cable ties, and industrial strength 2 inch wide Velcro.