5 Under $50: Little RV Items that Make a Big DifferenceFind All Your RV Accessories at New World RV
There is no shortage of gear available to the RV enthusiast. You could go broke stocking up on all of the gadgets that some consider absolutely necessary for an enjoyable RV trip.
But over the years, we’ve found it’s the little things that make a big difference in our travels. Some items we use over and over again, whether on fall weekend trips or month-long summer adventures.
Here are five inexpensive products that you will always find in our RV. They don’t cost a lot of money, but offer lots of bang for the buck.
Talk to any RVer long enough and you will probably hear a tire blowout story. Test your tire pressure on every single traveling day to prevent this from happening to you. We learned this lesson the hard way, and now we have tire safety religion. A Premium Tire Pressure Gauge works well for us, and we actually travel with an air compressor as well, so we don’t have to worry about finding a gas station pump.
Nightstick Dual Light with Dual Magnet Flashlight, $32
We use a flashlight so often at the campground that it was worth it to spend a bit extra for a quality one. We love this Nightstick, which has two lights–one that shines forward and one that casts light down toward the ground. Two built-in magnets allow it to hang nicely on the RV fridge so it’s always easy to find.
Collapsible Containers – varying prices, ~$10
Anything that folds down flat when not in use is a bonus for RV travel. Bins are so versatile and can be used inside or outside the camper for laundry, sports equipment or garbage. We particularly love how they make unpacking a breeze at the end of a trip.
Packing Cubes, 3 Piece Set, $25
Closets and cabinets can get messy fast in an RV, and packing cubes are one of the best ways to keep clothing organized on a trip. Every family member has a different color, and our kids store theirs at the end of the bunks. You will be amazed at how much can fit into a single cube!
French Press Coffee Maker, $32
We love our coffee, and we take camp coffee pretty seriously. After experimenting with many different products, the French Press has earned a permanent place in our RV. Since no electricity is required, you can easily use it even when boondocking or dry camping. We use the 34-ounce model because, with three young kids, there is never enough coffee in the morning.