So, you just purchased your new RV? Congratulations! It’s an exciting purchase that’s full of adventure and leads to the most amazing memories. Before you hit the open road, check out a few popular accessories that could help make your next camping trip your best camping trip.

Must-Have Accessories for Every RV Owner

  • RV Cover. Unless you’re planning to travel in your RV full time, you’re going to want a cover to protect your RV when it’s not in use. There are several cover options available to ensure your RV is safe from the elements, among other benefits, while idle.
  • Water Softener. Water quality varies from campground to campground and from RV park to RV park. The easiest way to remove hard minerals from the water you’re using at these locations is by using a portable water softener. Explore water filters and water pressure regulators, too.
  • Sewer Hose Kit. Dealing with the waste isn’t a fun job, but it’s a necessary one. Make light work of the task by having a trusty sewer hose kit to use at campsites that offer full hookups. You’ll never regret having this essential item on the road.
  • Surge Protection. Prevent fault power at an RV campsite from ruining your RV and any expensive electronics you may using within by having a surge protector. You’ll be able to identify faulty power and conveniently analyze circuits.
  • Propane Tank Monitor. While some RVs have this feature built-in, it never hurts to have a backup plan. A quality propane tank monitor will keep you updated on your propane levels as well as alert you to any leaks or issues.
  • Wheel Chocks. Prevent accidental movements or sliding of your RV with wheel chocks. Designed to keep your wheels in place and secure, wheel chocks are essential to safe RV setup at the campsite. Before unhitching your RV from your tow vehicle, always ensure wheel chocks are in place.
  • Stabilization Equipment. Unfortunately, not all parking areas or campsites are level. Inclines can affect your sleep and your dining, so it’s wise to level your RV when setting up camp. Use levelers to even out your RV from side-to-side. To prevent rocking and movement when walking around your RV, invest in a quality set of stabilizing jacks as well as pads which help disperse the pressure and prevent sinking.

Outdoor RV Essentials

Must-Have RV Accessories

RV Lifestyle Essentials

There are some accessories that you don’t need, but they’re sure nice to have. You might enjoy upgrading your experience with add-on accessories to make RVing easier.

When it comes to RVing, don’t be afraid to tweak and modify the lifestyle you’re used to at home to fit your new home on wheels. For example, your RV kitchen is probably smaller than your kitchen at home but don’t let that stop you from making incredible meals. By selecting the proper tools and utensils, your RV kitchen can be both beautiful and functional.

Downsizing can be overwhelming, but it’s worth exploring during any stage of life – especially when RVing. It doesn’t have to be a chore or something to dread as the downsizing process can be freeing and even relaxing once you get into it. Check out our full guide on how to downsize for the RV lifestyle.

As always, the RV specialists at your local Camping World are available to help you stock up on all the must-have and nice-to-have items before your first excursion. An easy, convenient Online Credit Application is available, as well, to get pre-approved for any necessary financing options.