RV Accessories you might need.
These are some of the accessories you will probably need for that new RV that will make your camping experience a bit easier and less stressful. Some of these are necessities just for operation of the tow vehicle (or motor home) and the trailer.
- water pressure regulator - to regulate shore pressure to your plumbing system. $20 to $75
- fresh water hose - 25' to 50' - from shore faucet to trailer inlet
- water filter - fresh water line to filter our contaminates from the water source
- hose saver - 90 degree elbow from hose or filter to the unit. less strain on the connector
- 'Y' faucet adapter at shore faucet, in case you need to hook up a spare hose
- sewer line from black tank to dump station or sewer inlet at the camp site - 20' to 40' - get one with clear elbows
- sewer line support (slinky) to give the line support and slope to the sewer - a steady slope works best
- disposable gloves (at least 6mil) for draining black tank and handling the sewer line
- RV toilet paper - standard TP will not dissolve as well as RV paper in the black holding tank
- toilet (black tank) chemicals - to keep tank clean, help with flow, and odors to a minimum
- black water hose for use only to rise out or flush the black tank
- Tire pressure gauge - truck and trailer - tire pressure is very important to safe operation - Tekton $12
- digital temperature gauge - to check if tire is getting to hot when you stop for breaks, etc.
- Wheel / Tire Covers -protect tires during storage or camping from sunlight
- Wheel Chocks—to prevent RV from moving when camping, can also use on tow vehicle
- Tire inflator - one with enough power to inflate the trailer tires, etc. Ours is 110v and can plug in at truck or trailer
- bubble level - for use in trailer during setup, side to side and then front to back need to level, you don’t want the head of the bed below your feet.
- stackable level pads - can be plastic or wood, for use on the hitch post and stabilizers, and auto levelers
- battery drill and socket - a must if you have a manual stabilizer, will assist with the ups and downs
- levelers for tires - roll on type (Anderson) at bit easier than stacking pads or boards
- Surge Protector - from shore power to unit - will check status of the pedestal at the camp site - you don't want to mess up the electrical system in the unit if the pedestal is wired wrong. You can also get a lock for the protector.
- Power Adapter(s) - RVs typically have 30 or 50 amp services (power cords). Campsite pedestals have both 30 and 50 plugs. You may need to 'step down' at the site or even at home for temp power. Power cores 50 to 30 amp, and 30 to 15 amp.
- voltage tester - for use inside the unit to check outlets, etc.
- Assorted fuses - check the main panel for sizes, a few spares may come in handy
- Battery cut off switch - to disconnect battery power to unit while in storage - keeps battery from draining
- Screens for refrigerator and heater vent - to prevent dirt dauber or wasps from building in the vent and plugging up the lines.
- Indoor rug at doors - try to keep RV clean
- Outdoor rug - for sitting area, pet resting area,
- Hitch lock - gives a thief a second thought before he tries to steal the RV if towable
- Receiver lock - to keep that expensive hitch from wandering off
- Basic tool kit - for minor repairs, etc. Things to break.
- Bulletin Board - to list everything you forgot to bring or that needs to be fixed for the next trip. Take a picture of the board at the end of the trip so you do not forget.
- Bring your camera or use your cell phone for pictures to refresh your memory of the camp site - or better camp sites
- Rear view camera for the RV - helps with backing up, and even traveling down the road