Camping and RVing are great ways to get away from it all, to decompress and unplug for a bit while soaking in all the beautiful views nature has to offer. However, roughing it doesn’t have to be rough at all. In fact, today’s modern RV electronics can not only make your RV camping experience more convenient and enjoyable but also much, much safer, all at the same time.
RV Driving Electronics
Driving an RV isn’t exactly easy, and neither is towing a trailer or fifth wheel. Like most things in life, practice makes perfect. You don’t get brownie points for doing it alone either, so check out these RV-specific electronics that make going from point A to point B as easy as 1-2-3.
RV Specific GPS
In order to get away from it all, you’ll need to know exactly how to get there. Maps and compasses were great a century ago, but technology has advanced and so have we. Consider getting an RV-specific GPS. Unlike a map app on your phone or a standard GPS unit, an RV-specific GPS will alert you to factors specific to RVing like bridge heights, downhill grades, and sharp turns. Once you’ve taken a trip with one, you’ll never hit the road without it again.
Tire Pressure Monitoring System
RVing is a wonderful way to enjoy the outdoors and travel, but if proper safety precautions aren’t taken, it can be dangerous. Especially when it comes to tires. RVs and motorhomes rest on tires and, they’re like the foundation of your home. In the unfortunate event a tire blows while in motion, a dire situation can occur. That’s why it’s so important to monitor tire pressure levels. With a tire pressure monitoring system, you can electronically monitor each individual tire at all times to ensure they are at the recommended level. This will also optimize fuel efficiency, so it not only keeps you safe but saves you money.
Trailering Rear View Camera System
Towing something as large as a fifth-wheel or trailer is no easy feat. Mirrors can only do so much, and blind spots are everywhere. That’s why you should invest in a trailer rearview camera system. Let a series of cameras mounted on the trailer show you what would otherwise be impossible for you to see with just mirrors alone.
RV Entertainment Electronics
It’s common to go camping for the adventure: hikes, swimming, fishing, rock climbing, etc. However, Mother Nature isn’t always cooperative on these travels. When the mood strikes, she can cause a torrential downpour that results in you being inside your RV for hours, if not all day. And, even if the weather is nice, sometimes you need to just have a relaxing evening in your home-away-from-home. These RV entertainment electronics make great companions for such circumstances.
When you’re doing everything on your camping/adventure list, you’ll want to capture it. An action camera is a fantastic way to do just that. You can mount it on a helmet while you’re rock climbing or strap it to your chest while you’re kayaking some rapids or cycling trails. If you opt for the waterproof casing, you won’t have to worry about it getting damaged or scuffed, plus you’ll get to walk away with some epic footage and unforgettable memories of just how incredible your adventure was. On days when you’re not blazing the trail, a small portable camera is still great for capturing life’s little moments too.
Portable Movie Screen
Enjoy a drive-in movie at your campsite with a portable movie screen. Invite some fellow campers to join you and your family, get some popcorn popped over an open fire, craft up some cozy drinks, and settle in for an action-packed movie to go along with your action-packed adventure. With the right equipment, you can also stream shows and movies from streaming providers or watch the footage you just shot during your day exploring new destinations. It’s an activity that will make a memorable experience the event of a lifetime.
RV Living Electronics
The RV lifestyle is busy in the best way, so why not grab a few powered conveniences to help you make the most of it. Whether you’re looking to save time, save space, or both, there are items that help you achieve those goals. Any RV enthusiast will tell you that life on the road is both relaxing and full of excitement – adding a few electronics to the mix can make life easier, taking RV living to the next level.
Pressure Cookers and Slow Cookers
If conserving space is the first mantra of RVing, multi-tasking is the second. The more one single item can do for you, the better. That’s why a pressure cooker or slow cooker is one of the greatest RV appliances to own. It can sauté, steam, roast, and even whip up a batch of homemade yogurt. You don’t need multiple pots and pans, appliances, and electronics that take up valuable real estate. All you need is one that can do it all. Plus, camping crockpot meals are easy to find, simple to make, and delicious every single time.
Cell Signal Booster
Just because you’re getting away from it all doesn’t mean you want to be unreachable. Off the grid doesn’t always mean offline. A cell signal booster is a great addition to your RV electronics haul, making calls possible from even the most remote locations you plan to visit. With a signal booster enhancing the service area and strength of your cell phone, you can rest easy knowing everything back home is going well while those back home know the same about you. Communication is a two-way street, make it as strong as possible with a booster.
So, when you decide to start planning your next adventure, consider stocking up on one or all of these RV electronics before hitting the road. As a result, you’ll make your trip more convenient, more fun, and more importantly–safer.
What are some of your must-have electronics to bring along when RVing? Tell us in the comments below.