In our two years (so far) of full-time RVing we’ve come across some really helpful products, and some not-so-good products.
Here are some of the more useful items we’ve purchased to make full-time RVing easier, things we can definitely recommend to others. And if you decide to purchase through our Amazon links below, we’ll get a little reward to use towards our fuel purchases!
EEZ RV Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS): The sensors screw onto the 6 RV tires and 4 towed vehicle tires, and the wireless display sits on Rover’s dashboard while we drive. We get near real-time reports on the 10 tire pressures and temperatures, and alerts if any go above or below our desired thresholds.
Garmin RV 760LMT Navigation System: There are a few RV-specific GPS systems on the market, with the most popular being the Garmin, the Rand McNally, and the Magellan. They let you enter your RV’s height, weight, and length, and will automatically route around roads that have low bridges or weight limits. We have the Garmin and it works quite well.
Camco Refrigerator Bars: We use three of these in our residential refrigerator every time we’re driving. They’re spring-tensioned rods, much like a shower curtain rod. They keep things in our fridge (especially tall items) from moving around or falling down when we make sharp turns.
Midwest Pet Exercise Pen: Each kit contains eight two-foot-long panels, and they’re available in a variety of heights. They come with clips to allow connecting multiple kits together. We bought three, giving us a 48-foot long fence that folds up flat and compact. Take a look at our setup.
Weber Q1200 Liquid Propane Grill: We saw this grill recommended by other bloggers before we started RVing, so we bought one when got started. We absolutely love it, and we see them outside hundreds of other RVs. We also bought the Portable Cart for it which is almost a necessity (many campgrounds prohibit placing grills on picnic tables). It’s also available in a slightly cheaper Q1000 model without side tables, but we find the side tables very helpful.
Govino Shatterproof Wine Glasses: While we’ve seen many RVers who use actual glassware for wine, we bought these polymer (BPA and BPS free) glasses and love them. They look great, feel great, and we don’t have to worry about breaking them. We have found that after 18 months of frequent use they lost their “shine” due to lots of little scratches, but we liked them so much we bought a new set!
Green Thumb 2-Way Hose Connector: This cheap little gadget is something we wouldn’t ever RV without! It’s the first thing that goes on the water spigot at the campground, and lets us hook up a spare garden hose in addition to our fresh hose to the RV. We then use the spare hose for washing the dog, shoes, the wet bay, our sewer hose, etc. It’s so much more convenient than the “outdoor shower” built into the wet bay.
Progressive International Collapsible Dish RackTo the left of our sink we use a Collapsible Dish Rack to dry our dishes. It holds lots of dishes, drains into the sink, and collapses down fairly flat for storage.
Caravan Sports Infinity Zero Gravity Reclining Chair
Valterra Adjustable Water Regulator
Custom LeatherCraft 18 Multi-Compartment Tool Carrier
Valterra 90° Lead-Free Hose Saver
Camco Water Bandit
Fresh Wave Crystal Gel
Victorinox Swiss Army Swisstool Spirit X
Leatherman Squirt PS4 Keychain Tool
Fantastic UltraBreeze Vent Covers
Camco RV Gutter Extensions