At a camping store, the selection of parts and accessories can be overwhelming! To make it easier, here are the 20 items every owner of a motorhome, travel trailer or fifth wheel should have. These items will help you keep your RV clean, safe, well maintained and more enjoyable!
Your sewer hose connects at the RV drain valve to the RV park’s sewer line or dump station. We recommend that you have a heavy duty sewer hose.
Electric Cord Adapter
You need this to connect your RV’s electric cord to the outlet at a campground or home if the plug and the outlet don’t match.
Slide these beneath the wheels of your RV to keep it from moving or rolling when parked.
Non Toxic Water Hose
These are specially made for RV drinking water lines. Made from non-toxic materials, they won’t give drinking water any taste or odor.
Water Pressure Regulator
A water pressure regulator will prevent the water pressure from fluctuating in your RV.
In case there is a power surge, a surge protector will protect your RVs appliances, TVs, stereos, microwave oven and other electrical components.
Roof Vent Covers
Roof vent covers will allow you to keep your roof vents open in any type of weather.
RV Toilet Paper
Quick-dissolve and biodegradable, RV toilet paper prevents clogs and makes emptying holding tanks easier.
RV Toilet Chemicals
Toilet chemicals are a necessity to prevent odors, to help break down sewage and to make emptying the black water tank easier.
Wash your RV with a product specifically made for RVs. It will keep your RV’s finish in good condition. Many RV cleaners are environmentally safe so that when they are rinsed off and run into the ground, they won’t affect the environment.
RV 30 Amp Extension Cord
A heavy duty 30 amp extension cord will enable your RV to be safely connected to an outlet that is some distance away.
Campground directories give listings of campgrounds along with ratings, reviews and descriptions of the facilities and amenities. They’ll tell you how many sites have pull throughs; how many have full hookups; whether there’s a grocery store; if there are any size restrictions and many other valuable pieces of information.
A patio mat helps keep dirt from being tracked into your RV. It usually has grommets allowing you to stake it into the ground. It creates an attractive space for your outdoor area and is easily cleaned and stored.
RV patio chairs are usually quite comfortable. Many come in regular and plus sizes and the loungers have extra cushioning. You’ll find them very useful for outdoor eating, lounging, campfires and tailgating.
A water filter will create better tasting water and eliminate any sediment that may be there.
When your RV is in storage, it’s a good idea to use a fitted cover to keep it clean and pest-free.
Grills come in many sizes and shapes. Many are small and easy to carry. You can even get a football shaped grill with your team’s colors for tailgating! Some grills use a small propane tank or have an adapter allowing you to tap into your RV’s propane system.
Patio lights can attach to the open awning on your camper and can be plugged into an outlet on the outside of the RV.
Portable Satellite Dish
With a portable satellite dish and a subscription to a network, campers can enjoy hundreds of TV channels no matter where they are. Some dishes are roof mounted while some can be set up outside the camper. Models are available that also provide service to motorhomes as they are traveling!
Vinyl Wheel Covers
When the RV is parked, it’s a good idea to cover the wheels with vinyl wheel covers. They protect the tires from the sun and prevent dry rot.