RVers need a basic tool kit to maintain their RV, and be ready for unexpected repairs on the road. If a cabinet vibrates loose during transit, you’ll need a screwdriver and screws. If you’re setting up camp, you’ll need a drill to wind out your scissor jacks. While you’re keeping your RV stored, you’ll need outdoor tools to keep the RV and the area around in clean.
You might have hand tools, power tools, and outdoor tools already in your garage, but you might not have cordless tools. Cordless tools can make camping tasks a lot easier like faster setup, cleanup, and repairs.
You might be thinking,
‘Sure they’re cordless, but they run out of power eventually. What then?’
You’re right; cordless tools use rechargeable batteries. If you’re you’re worried about losing power, invest in a portable power bank and compatible solar panels so you can charge whenever the sun is shining.
Let’s look at some cordless power tools that would make a good addition to an RV camper’s kit.
Why Build a Suite of Cordless Outdoor Power Equipment?
RVs are designed to go off-grid, so it makes sense that your accessories can too. When it comes to building your suite of cordless power equipment, the options are endless. But before you start accumulating tools, decide which brand of tools you’d like to invest in. Some brands are only compatible with their own brand of rechargeable battery. It will save you money to have one suite of tools and a few batteries to rotate out as they charge. If you’re thinking of switching brands, look into battery adapters before you ditch your whole kit.
A few brands that Camping World carries in their online store only are Sun Joe, Makita, and Pulsar.
Tailor your collection of tools to your needs, of course, but here are a few tools that campers love.
A power drill is probably one of the most useful tools for the road. Get an attachment that fits the nut on your RV’s stabilizing jacks, and you’ll be set up at camp faster than ever. No more backaches from cranking jacks down by hand.
Cordless Tire Inflator
Wherever there are RVs – there are tires, and tires need air. Having an air compressor in your tool kit could really save you on the road someday. A punctured tire could be re-inflated enough to get you closer to safety. Or maybe you’re traveling between elevations and temperatures and your tires have changed in pressure. Maybe your RV tires are fine, but your e-bike or mountain bike got a flat and you need to repair it. Add a tire inflator to your tool kit to avoid common tire problems.
Cordless Blower Vacuum Mulcher
Leaves and debris can gather around an RV easily and make your patio area a mess. Whether the RV is in storage for the season or sitting at a campsite, clean the outside up quick with a vacuum mulcher and leaf blower. The Sun Joe Cordless Blower Vacuum Mulcher is lightweight, sleek, and powerful! Enjoy up to 65 minutes of cord-free, gas-free use from a single charge and up to 155 MPH wind speed making quick work of any job. Plus, it’s versatile. With a simple twist of the knob, you can switch between blower and vacuum modes.
Snow Joe 24-Volt Snow Blower Kit
Where there are leaves in the fall, there is snow in the winter. Get ahead of the game with the Snow Joe 24-Volt Snow Blower. Keep the outside of your RV clear so that you can be the first to head out for a camping trip in the spring.
You can clear up to 1300 square feet of snow (up to three inches deep) in 25 minutes or less from a single charge. A heavy-duty, two-blade rubber-tipped steel auger does the heavy work for you while an integrated 3-Watt LED handle light lights the way for nighttime clearing.
Ivation Heavy-Duty Flexible Tube Propane Torch Head
From snow to fire, the Ivation Heavy-Duty Flexible Tube Propane Torch Head is the perfect tool when you need high heat at your fingertips. Powered by a portable propane tank, this torch head will be one you can use in the workshop and on the road.
It lights with the push of a button and allows you to control the flame for the perfect amount of heat. The rugged, full-metal construction means this torch head will last for years. Solder metal, thaw ice, or light the campfire in style — the possibilities are never-ending.
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Makita 18V LXT Grease Gun
Ideal for the workshop or garage (including those on the go), the Makita 18V LXT Grease Gun delivers up to 10,000 PSI of maximum pressure. With two modes of speed, easily adjusted with a variable speed trigger, you can work faster and more efficiently on projects like greasing your wheel bearings. Learn when and how often to grease your RV’s wheel bearings.
The auto-speed mode applies grease while automatically matching the resistance of the part being greased with a varying flow rate feature. It’s cordless perfection.
Pulsar PT2120 20-Volt Cordless Reciprocating Saw
What’s a suite of power equipment without a reciprocating saw? Complete your collection of cordless power equipment with the Pulsar Cordless Reciprocating Saw. It’s an ideal choice for precision work like trimming small places or cutting holes with insane accuracy. If you’re renovating your RV and making adjustments to bench seats, tables, or RV furniture then a reciprocating saw is the tool to keep your handiwork clean and tidy.
You can saw through wood or metal with two included blades designated for each. The dynamic charging status indicator lets you know how much life is left in the battery, so you’re never surprised with a dead battery mid-saw.
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Pulsar PTG2216 40-Volt Lawn Mower
If your permanent RV campsite, or home, has grass – take it from an overgrown mess to a green lawn of envy with the Pulsar 40-Volt Lawn Mower. It’s lightweight and doesn’t use gasoline or oil, so you can hang it on your garage wall or in your toyhauler without worrying about weight or fluid leaks. Leave the grass around your campsite looking pristine and have all your neighbors asking how you got it that way.
Sun Joe Cordless Go-Anywhere Portable Sink/Shower Spray Washer Kit
Do you know what campers love at the end of a full day of adventures? A shower. The Sun Joe Cordless Go-Anywhere Portable Sink/Shower Spray Washer Kit makes a quick rinse or mini wash possible wherever you are.
With a 30-minute runtime, you can use the five-gallon capacity to wash yourself, your kids, your truck, your RV, or your pet. It’s amazing at the campsite, but also at the beach, at a festival, on a boat, or anywhere!
Campers Love Cordless Power
Cordless outdoor power equipment is the epitome of portable which is essential when you’re traveling. No one wants an arsenal of awesome power equipment that can’t leave the garage when they hit the road.
Speaking of the garage, keeping your cordless power equipment organized in your garage is easier than ever. Why? Because there aren’t any cords to get tangled. One bin with essential power tools, stored in your RV’s pass-through storage, is probably all you need. You’ll know where everything is and, even better, you can throw it in the RV at a moment’s notice when embarking on your next adventure.
Other ways cordless power equipment is perfect for the RV lifestyle:
- Renovations. Have the tools you need within reach — worry-free — regardless of the renovation or where you are inside the RV.
- Cleaning the Campsite. Whether you’re visiting a beautiful fall destination or parked in a permanent location, keeping your campsite clean has never been easier.
- Random Repairs. Like homeownership, owning an RV comes with repair needs at the most random times. Stay ready with cordless power equipment and fix them on the fly.
If you love enjoying the freedom of the open road, you’ll love the freedom from power and extension cords.
What is your favorite cordless power tool? Tell us in the comments below!