5 Essential RV Purchases to Make Before Hitting the Road 2

With more than 10 million households in America that own an RV, you’re joining the ranks of the adventurous glampers. Once you’ve got your RV, it’s time to make some other RV purchases that will make sure that your experiences are as enjoyable as possible. Continue reading this article to learn more about the camping essentials you need to buy.

5 Essential RV Purchases to Make Before Hitting the Road 1

1. Generator

If you plan on going out into the wild with your RV or want to make sure you aren’t without power if the campground goes without, you need a generator.

Depending on what your needs are, you might look into a Goal Zero Yeti 1400, or if you’re looking for something that will power a fifth-wheel, you might want to get something with more running watts.

Whatever the case, you need to find a generator for your situation.

2. RV Surge Protector

Whatever you do, you should not plug your RV straight into any power source. You need to have an RV surge protector. If the electricity at the campground spikes, it could fry everything electronic.

There are protectors for all budget ranges, so find one that fits yours, get it, and always use it.

3. Dog Bone aka Adaptor

You might hear other campers talking about dog bones. A dog bone is an adapter that will allow a 50 amp RV to plug into a 30 amp hookup and visa versa.

Keep in mind that if you plug into a 30 amp hookup with a 50 amp RV, you won’t get near as much power as will allow you to run the air conditioner and microwave at the same time.

4. Water Pressure Regulator

No one wants to deal with busted water pipes, and when you use a handy little water pressure regulator, you can rest easy.

It’s not expensive, and it can keep you from putting out hundreds or even thousands of dollars trying to fix water damage. Grab one, slap it on and forget about it until it’s time to replace it.

5. RV Sewer Hose Support & Saddle Bag

You probably remembered your sewer hose, but you might find it’s not working so great for you. If you don’t have sloping support, your waste will get stuck, and it’s not going to smell good at all.

You also want to get a saddle bag to go over where the end of the sewer hose goes into the ground. If you don’t, it might come up, and then your black water or grey water is all over the ground, and your neighbors will not be happy with you.

Making the Important RV Purchases

Now you know some of the most important RV purchases you need to make. Having an RV is great, but if you don’t have the other things you need, it’s a little lacking.

A fully outfitted RV is a mobile paradise, and we can help you even further if you need it. Continue through our blog for more advice and guides.