RV travel can be convenient and fun, but after a while, you may start missing things from home, such as your shower and your bed. While limited water and drain capacity is a serious challenge, you can get a more comfortable night’s sleep with a simple upgrade or two.
Invest in Your Sleeping Space
Putting a little money into your sleeping area while camping can make a world of difference. If you read before bed, invest in a good reading lamp that you can either clip to your book, the wall behind you, or your forehead. Treat yourself to blackout curtains to put around your bed. Yes, the stars are lovely at night in the wild, but if you’re used to sleeping in a very dark room, you’ll be annoyed and exhausted during your RV trip.
Get rid of the foam mattress that came in the RV, or use it as a base to build a better RV mattress. Add a gel foam topper for a more plush night’s rest. If you camp in the cold, be aware that the gel foam may be harder than you expected. In this case, consider a down alternative mattress topper for snugly, flexible warmth. Moisture builds up in your RV as you sleep, so it’s a good idea to avoid 100% cotton and 100% down products, as you may end up with mildew.
Get Collapsible Tools
Plastic water cans, when full, are quite useful. When it’s empty, it’s a waste of space. A collapsible water container, especially one with a filter built-in, is a great use of space and a source of clean, safe drinking water. Invest in a collapsible cart or wagon. If you’re taking food and dishes to the picnic table near your RV, a wagon can reduce steps. You can also find collapsible strainers, basins, and bowls for your RV that will make packing up much simpler.
You can also ensure that your RV is getting the most effective cost of fuel per gallon by investing in a catalytic converter cleaner tool to help reduce fuel consumption. This will ensure that your emission is running smoothly, allowing you to rest easy.
A cast-iron Dutch oven hanging over a fire may make you feel like a rustic pioneer, but that pan can be heavy when using. If you love cast iron at home, then use it on the road. If you’re not used to handling it on a daily basis, your camping cookouts may become dreaded events.
Instead of cooking over a fire, invest in a solar oven you can take anywhere. To use this wonderful tool, thin-walled metal pots painted black are your best cooking option.
Use Clear Plastic for Storage
Many RV’s have a million nooks and crannies for storing items, but opening all of them to find just one object can be frustrating. While you’re doing your best to stay organized, use clear plastic bins for storage inside cupboards and cabinets. This will provide you with multiple benefits. You can see what you need before you pull the bin down and not catch everything with your face when you open a cabinet once you’re stopped
Go as Digital as Possible
A paper book, once read, is over. A tablet, loaded with several books, is an endless source of entertainment. You can also load it with more books if you can find an internet signal.
Movies, television, and social media can all be loaded or streamed to run on your phone. While the screen may be small, the data you can transport is huge. Load all your devices with as much entertainment as you’ll need before you go and leave the paper at home.
Many camping sites, once the sun goes down, get chilly. In addition to a fleece jacket, visit a local craft store and buy a couple of fleece blanket kits. Take the fleece panels out and use them separately as extra warmth. You can wrap your feet in fleece in the morning while you sip your coffee, or drape it over your shoulders at the campfire.
RV travel doesn’t have to be about roughing it. No, it’s not meant to be 72 degrees all the time in your RV. However, with the right tools and wraps, you can stay snuggly warm and clutter-free.