There are plenty of RV accessories that you will need to buy when you are first getting started as an RV owner. While you might think your job is done when you purchase the RV, you will soon find that you actually need a variety of other items if you are going to be able to set up and use your new rig with ease. Most of these accessories aren’t particularly expensive, but you will still need to go through the process of acquiring them.
However, there are also plenty of other accessories that are far from vital – but might be fun to add to your travel experience. These are items that you can certainly enjoy RV’ing without, but they might be able to add a little something to your RV that you will appreciate. Consider the following three accessories as possible options to add to the rest of your RV equipment.
This one is something of an RV classic, and you have probably seen them on other RV’s over the years. This accessory usually is placed on the back or the side of the RV, and it is used to display which states across the country you have visited in your RV. Most sets include an outline of the United States, and then an individual sticker for each of the states. As you visit each one, you place the sticker onto the RV to demonstrate that you have been there. Not only is this a fun way to keep track of all the places you go in your RV, it is also a good conversation starter with others in the campground. As your map starts to fill up, you can make new plans to hit other states around the country and explore the great destinations within each of them.
To use this accessory successfully, you will need to make sure that you are visiting an area that has small birds which could be attracted to a birdfeeder. Also, this usually works better when you are set up in the same location for a long period of time so the birds can get used to the location of the food and learn when and where to come for a snack. You will need to be careful however, that your bird feeder doesn’t attracted unwanted – and larger – wildlife that you don’t necessarily want hanging around your campsite. Check on any regulations in the area regarding feeing wildlife also, so you don’t get into trouble by attracting birds that aren’t welcome in the RV area.
This is an accessory for those who like to spend time out exploring the outdoors – but also like to settle into the RV at night and enjoy some television. Whether you don’t want to miss out on the games of your favorite team, or you want to catch a particular show that you like to follow, a satellite dish can make that possible right from inside the RV. There are a number of different satellite dish options on the market, so you can shop through the options and pick out the one that works best for your needs. While you will need to pay a fee for the subscription to the satellite service, that fee could be worth it to you if you spend a lot of time in your RV.
One thing to take into consideration is the usual places that you take your RV, and their surroundings. When you are among a lot of tall trees or down in a valley surrounded by taller peaks, you might have a difficult time using the satellite successfully. Most often, satellite service is best in open areas where there are very few tall objects around to get in the way of your signal. Before committing to the purchase of an RV, do some research into how well it will work in the areas where you intend to travel.
None of the items on this list are required for RV’ing, of course, but you might find that one or more of them appeal to you in some way. There are countless RV accessories carried at camping and outdoor stores, so make it a point to browse their selections from time to time in search of the next item to add to your RV experience.