If you’re new to the RV lifestyle, there are a few accessories and parts you will need to make your camping experience hassle free and more enjoyable. These items will help protect your RV and keep it in great condition for years to come. The list of your personal accessories may be extensive and can be adjusted to your personal needs and preferences. Items such as outdoor grills, kitchen gadgets, mats, chairs, firepits, and picnic table cloths are some items that make your camping experience more rewarding. The ten items we’re highlighting are the necessities every RV owner will need.
If you’re in the market for a New or Used RV, the team at Lakeshore RV in Muskegon, Michigan can help you find the perfect RV to meet your needs and guide you to these best accessories. Lakeshore has over 500 RVs in stock with the lowest prices in the nation. We even offer delivery and zero-down financing options. Our team can help with any accessory or parts questions you may have.
Clean drinking water is a necessity for an RV and you will need one to fill up your fresh water tank or connect to the campsite water. RV water hoses have standard connections to easily connect to a campground water hookup. When you’re shopping for a water hose you want to make sure it's labeled for drinking water. You will want to select a hose that is polyurethane versus rubber or vinyl so your drinking water has a clean taste. A water hose is an item you will want to purchase before you venture out on your first trip.
Purchasing a sewer hose is also a necessary item you will need to buy before your first camping trip. Sewer hoses are essential for emptying your RV’s black and grey water holding tanks. You will want to buy a good brand that is strong and will withstand repeated use. Thicker hose weigh more and take up more storage space but will last longer. RV hoses come in different lengths, usually 10 foot or 20 foot, but you can also purchase extensions in 10 foot pieces. There are several sewer hose accessories such as hose seals, sewer hose supports, and elbow adaptors. If you’re new to camping, the staff at Lakeshore can help walk you through the process of emptying your grey and black water tanks.
Water pressure in an RV can be very high or a small trickle. High water pressure can be dangerous and can overwhelm the plastic plumbing. To control your water pressure, you will need a pressure regulator to attach to your hose. You can choose a basic one or a more elaborate one with a gauge. The Gauge pressure regulator allows you to adjust the pressure to your liking.
RV toilet paper is designed for RV tanks to break down and help prevent clogs in your septic system. RV toilet paper is inexpensive and you will want to make sure you have enough on hand for your trip.
Since many campsites are not level, you will need to purchase levelers to alleviate the extra stress on your RV frame and chassis. If you do not level your RV, this could negatively impact your appliances, door frame, windows, slides, and tires. Some new RVs have leveling systems built in but if yours does not, you will need to purchase levelers. They are lightweight and easy to install. The team at Lakeshore RV can give you a run through when you purchase your new RV.
Holding tank treatment are chemicals that help break down solid waste in your holding tank to prevent clogs. In addition to preventing clogs, it also helps your bathroom smell better. There are many options for holding tank treatment. It’s best to pick one that is safe for the environment and your family.
Protect your RV from a power surge with a surge protector. Many of your RVs components use electricity such as your microwave, refrigerator, AC, fireplace, and TV. Power surges can occur with the electrical grid, lightning strikes or bad wiring. There are 30 AMP and 50 AMP surge protectors so ask the staff at Lakeshore which surge protector your RV needs.
Wheel chocks are placed in front and behind your RV tire to present it from moving and rolling once it is leveled. Chocks and levelers work together and have a rubber grip to prevent it from sliding. Make sure you check the chocks you are buying to ensure they are for the weight of your RV.
RV owners should always carry extra fuses in your RV. There are many different types of fuses in an RV and it is smart to buy an RV fuse kit to cover the common types. Having fuses on hand will save you from running to the store in the middle of your outdoor adventure.
Installing air vents on your RV allow musty orders to leave your RV and keep it smelling fresh. They work when it’s raining and keep water out of your RV. Air vents are easy to install and are built to fit the standard roof vent.
The top ten accessories and parts is just the start of your needs as an RV owner. You will find items that suit your preferences and make your camping experience more rewarding. If you’re in the market for a new RV or need help with these accessories and how to use them, the experts at Lakeshore RV are here to help. Call us today 231-788-2040.