Chances are you’ll be spending a lot of time in your RV over the next few years, so making sure it has the best features and accessories should be a top priority. We put together a list of 10 must-haves for your next RV. These are the most important features you need to shop for, as well as some of the hottest accessories available on the market today.
Keep in mind, if your current RV is missing any of these essential features, there are dozens of options to outfit your rig later on. Whether you want more storage space, or an aftermarket accessory included after purchase, our team is here to help. Shop our online accessories catalog or speak to one of our team members today about your RV parts needs.
#1 Window Coverings
Most modern RVs have some form of window covering to protect your interior from the sun and offer you and your guests’ privacy. These coverings can differ between each RV so be sure to consider all your options. Some window coverings are more expensive to replace than others. Some can be difficult to clean. You might even want some window coverings that offer versatility between day and night. Knowing all your options will help you make the best decision possible for your new RV.
#2 Wireless RV Backup Camera
Backing up in an RV is tricky business, especially in a crowded parking lot or campsite. Having a wireless RV backup camera gives you a better view of your surroundings and makes backing up easier. It might also save you from a few unfortunate bumps along the way. Shop for digital wireless back-up cameras here.
#3 Pullout Pantry
Having kitchen space is essential, even if you plan on doing most of your cooking outdoors. For many, having a pull-out pantry is the most ideal scenario. Not only does it help save cupboard space for your cooking tools , but it also allows you to keep all your spices and dried goods in one easy-to-access location.
Slide-outs extend from the walls of your RV after you park and create more space inside. Slide-outs are great for owners that prioritize space. Slide-outs also make an RV more comfortable and can add value and luxury to its appeal in case you decide to re-sell later on. Before you make a decision on an RV, decide how much space you want and make sure you can use all the features inside your RV when the slide-outs are pulled fully out.
Seating might just be the most important part of your RV. Before you start shopping, consider how many people you will be travelling with and how much time you plan on spending entertaining guests inside your RV. Bring the whole family along shopping and sit in the RV dining area. Is everyone comfortable? Does the table fold up and if so, how much extra space does it offer? Make sure the couch is comfortable and can fit enough people. You want your RV to feel like home and the right seats can do just that.
#6 King Extend Portable Cellular Booster
This industry-first portable booster is an absolute game-changer when it comes to keeping you connected on the road. Designed for RVs, trucks, trailers and more, the King Extent Cellular Booster keeps you connected and on the grid no matter where you are. It’s Ultra compact for travel, includes a carry bag, 12V & 120V power supplies, multiple antennas and supports multiple users on any cell phone carrier.
#7 Entertainment System
There is a vast range of entertainment options between RVs, with newer models featuring everything from mounted flat-screen high definition TVs to high-quality surround sound systems. Obviously, the cost increases as your entertainment system grows, so consider your budget, options and immediate needs and choose accordingly.
#8 RV Cover
An RV cover is an essential accessory that will keep your RV looking great for years to come. While there are dozens of different types, we love the Designer Series UV Hydro that is highly UV and moisture resistant, promotes cooler interior temperatures and features a hydrophobic water barrier.
What kind of essential RV features list would this be if we didn’t include beds? There are dozens of different bed styles and arrangements that offer versatility depending on you and your passengers. While bunk beds can work great for kids, adults often prefer something roomier.
Some RVs have beds that stay in place while others offer convertible beds which means more space during the day but adds a bit of work before you rest your head. Do your research and determine what bed situation is best for your needs and make sure your RV comes fully equipped.
When we say there are dozens of different RV flooring options, we mean it. Most people choose vinyl, laminate, or carpet flooring but it depends on the needs of the buyer. Before you decide which type of flooring is right for you, take into consideration things like water-resistance, durability, weight, and cost. While flooring can always be changed down the road, the best choice is to find an option you love before you purchase your new RV.
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Have a question about an accessory or feature not listed here? Give us a shout today, or shop our entire inventory of new and pre-owned RVs online from the comfort of your living room.