You probably see again and again all the “RV Must Haves” and those are great for getting started – but how about if you want that LUXURY RV life with all the extras? Then this list is for you!
Now just because I say “luxury” doesn’t mean all these items are expensive, but more that you don’t need them to get started, and would likely get by fine without them!
These RV products will really
Related: Don’t forget to check out how to organize all this in your RV (from a professional organizer I interviewed!) as well as 13 campground rules you should follow (don’t be THAT guy!)
Here are the top 13 things to upgrade your RV experience (or gift to that camper in your life this year!)
Update – this article had such an amazing response that I also wrote one on the Top 11 OUTDOOR RV items you don’t need… but that can make camp life
13 Best RV Upgrades (Indoors!)
Comfy Bed! (4 Inch Memory Foam Mattress Topper)
This is probably one of the first upgrades for most RVs and travel trailers just due the fact that the factory beds in campers are usually really terrible! This is especially a good buy for those of us with hip or back problems – many people have said they slept better on this mattress than theirs at home!
- Castor Oil and Green Tea help eliminate odor
- CertiPUR-US Certified for durability, performance, and content
Nice Window Covers (Camco Reflective Liners)
Everyone knows how hot (and cold) RVs can get, as well as how darn bright they can be! Blinds only go so far which make additional window covers a great option. If you like afternoon naps, or perhaps have kids who’s bedtime is before he sunsets (like mine!) then these Camco window covers are perfect for you!
- Hook and loop fastener for easy installation
- Multiple sizes to choose from to fit your RV windows
Countertop Icemaker! (hOmeLabs Portable Ice Maker )
If you’re like me, and have a super small travel trailer fridge, then you might also be using a large cooler for all the overflow of refrigerated items. With summer time, there’s always many cool beverages in there as well as TONS of kid food (how in the world do the kids eat so much?) Anyways, having a counter top ice maker will you tons of money over time buying ice at the store as well as saving you the trip!
- Makes 26 lbs of ice per 24 hours!
- Quiet and energy efficient!
Fridge fan (Camco fridge airator)
Do you ever have your milk frozen in one part of the fridge, and your meat feeling a little warmer than it should only one shelf down? Then you want this guy - not only will it help keep your RV fridge cooler, it will also help distribute that cool air much better! As an added bonus, this RV fridge fan has an activated charcoal (that you can replace!) to help filter out stinky food smells!
Coffee Maker for the RV (Ninja Coffee Maker)
When you're constantly on the go, coffee is always a must (atleast for me) but if you're on the go after boondocking, or perhaps just traveling somewhere where there aren't many coffee shops, it can be nice to know you can just make your own delicious morning cuppa! This coffee maker does it all - tea, coffee, frothy drinks, and it even has a thermal carafe should you need it! With multiple options and sizes, the Ninja Coffee maker is definitely a big way to up your camping experience!
-Traditional, cold brew, frothy, tea and many more options
-6 Brew sizes for every need
Mini Washer/Spinner for the Travel Trailer! (Gigantex compact laundry)
If you're going on an extended trip, you need to either 1)Pack alot of clothes or 2) Plan on stopping at a laundromat half way through - and who the heck wants to make a detour into town for laundry? Having a washer saves a trip, but also saves a pretty decent hunk of money if you plan on camping often! This is a very reasonably priced unit, and still gets your clothes super clean (which is important after days of exploring!)
I will link both an electric and non electric so you can check out which suits you better! Another note - none of these dry, just spin, so you might want to check out something like this to help hang dry lots of stuff at once!
- Multiple options for load size, water amount, and cycle choices
- Automatic and programmable
- Important - Spins, not Dries!
Non electric washer (The Laundry Alternative Wonderwash)
Here is the second washing option I talked about to avoid the laundro mat and needing to hook up to power!
- 5 lbs of laundry in a couple of minutes
- Water efficient
Lightweight Stick vacuum cleaner (Tineco Cordless)
While sweeping and such will do the job most of the time, everything just feels cleaner when you actually get to use a vaccum! This is especially true if it's as lightweight and easy to use like this one!
Now I know alot of you might have heard about Dyson sticks, however those are HUNDREDS of dollars, and alot of them had bad reviews... this one is much less expensive, and is comparable in quality and power to the Dyson!
- Only 2.87 lbs making it very easy to work with
- Continuous Power Mode (AKA an On switch so you don't have to hold it the whole time like the Dyson!)
Instant Pot! (The Duo Mini 3 qt 7 in 1)
It probably doesn't surprise you that RVers like food fast and easy (with minimal space needed!) so the instant pot definitely fills that need! It's all the rage for homes, why not use it in your home on wheels too? These guys can cook food that would take HOURS in 10-20 minutes! Here's is the most popular model for RVs!
- Replaces up to 7 kitchen appliances (and cooks, on average, 70% faster than normal!)
- Perfect for up to 4 people (though there are of course size upgrades!)
A NICE RV Shower Head (Oxygenics!)
If you've ever showered inside of a camper, then you're probably familiar with that unsatisfying weak flow that you get! And to make matters worse, when you try to replace it, you find that most RVs have weird fittings and you actually need a specific thread type and such to get it all to work! Well, finally Oxygenics came out with an amazing shower head and everything you need to make it work!
- 5 Spray settings that work well with low pressure supplies
- Non-stick internal parts prevent clogging and corrosion for consistent performance.
- comes with pipe thread to help connect to your rv fitting
Air Fryer! (5.5 Qt ENCLOV)
Air fryers are a great way to make healthier food with no oil, so why not bring it on your next camp trip if you love fries or wings? It is a great item that will fit on your countertop, as well as a great way to change up your typical hotdog camping dinners (I love them... but I eat them for 7 days straight camping because they're so easy!!)
- No smokiness during use
- Frying basket can detach for easy cleaning!
Keyless Entry! (RVLock Replacement Handle)
If you're someone who's awful with keys (or worried about forgetting them somewhere in your travels) then this keyless, keypad entry is what you need! It will reduce all the stress associated with key usage (fumbling with it in the rain, losing or dropping them etc)
This locks the deadbolt only, but for some people (like myself!) that's all we ever lock anyways!
This might seem small, but if you like bright lights that DON'T get hot (and are more energy efficient) then you should get these!
They are especially helpful if you like to boondock and find it necessary to lower your power consumption wherever possible!
RV Recliners to finally get rid of that uncomfortable jack knife sofa!
So this is probably the only thing that's really "luxury" and not just a fun extra item to enhance your RV experience! While a recliner set up won't be ideal for every family (I have 3 kids, I don't think I'd ever have time to use it! =P) for alot of people, this is the ultimate upgrade!
I recommend the RecPro RV Zero Wall Loveseat
- Only needs 3 inches behind it to recline (which is why it's perfect for RVs with limited space!)
- Modular frame allows you to use optional centerpiece as well as get it into your travel trailer easier!
Camping can be pretty darn comfy – anything missing from this list for even more comfort in the RV?
Let me know if I should add something to this list! While I love the idea of tent camping, I do also love being able to enjoy the views from my cozy camper… and I intend to make it even more comfy as time goes on!
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