RV must-haves, accessories, and things that make your life easier. Yes, they do exist!
Whether you just purchased your travel trailer or motorhome or you have had it for a while you may have a few things that you need that you didn't even realize you were missing. When you first get your RV you have a lot of things to buy, such as the sewer hoses, water hose, surge protector, porta- packs (for the toilet), chocks, etc. But there are some other really helpful items that you will want to consider getting that most people don't tell you about. Trust me when I say they will make your RV life more enjoyable and comfortable. A few things you will need that you have to pick out based on the design and size of your RV, including your in-closet shelving, and your shoe rack.
Here are some RV must-haves that I've come to love and you may, too!
The Camco TastePURE Inline Water Filter is a must have for everyone with a motorhome or travel trailer. Don't waste your money buying and lugging around bottles of water. Not only is not good for the environment, but nasty chemicals leach into your water from the plastic bottles as they heat up. Municipal water supplies are held to a higher standard than bottled water, too. Perhaps you don't like the taste of the water at the campground. That's understandable, because you are not used to it. But you can get rid of any strange taste with this filter. Just attach it to the where the water hookup is at your campsite and you are good to go. The water tastes and smells just fine. What I like to do is take my refillable water bottle and fill it up each night before bed. I put it in the fridge and then next morning I'm set with good tasting, clean, and refreshing water!
Coleman Cable Extension Cords are lovely! Most of these RV's tend to have kitchen outlets that are in a position that makes it impossible for your cord from your appliance to reach them. It's short by inches! You don't want a long extension cord, because it will get messy and tangled and you don't have a lot of space in the kitchen to begin with. These short RV extension cords are perfect! They are short, but they give you just the additional cord that you need in order to reach the outlet with ease. I love them! And with it coming in a 3-pack, I just leave all three on the three electric items that I tend to use most (blender, electric pan, and griddle).
Hamilton Beach Single Serve Blender is a must-have if you are a smoothie drinker! We drink smoothies regularly for breakfast, even when camping with the RV. They are healthy, quick, and it helps to automate breakfast. This is a small blender, so it doesn't take up a lot of space, yet it works great. I really like it! You can read my full review of this and see a vide of it in action here.
If you like to use the little stove in the RV great, you may not need this Oster DuraCeramic Electric Skillet. I do sometimes use the stove to cook, as well as the oven, but in all honesty I really prefer just pulling this baby out of the cupboard using it to cook. It's a great electric skillet. You can cook pretty much anything in it. It's easy to clean up afterward and you are not using propane for it, like you would with your stove. I've used this to cook lots of meals in the RV and love it!
Don't have an RV yet or not sure you want to get one? No problem, Rent an RV first to see if you love it as much as we do!