Archive for February 2020

Easy RV Upgrades

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do you have a Honey-do list that seems to keep growing?  Although there might not be a quick fix to all upgrades, there are certainly some that you don’t need to make harder than they have to be. Below is a list of RV upgrades that don’t require you to bust out your toolbox.

Pantry Lighting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pantry Lighting doesn’t require an electrician.  It’s as easy as ordering some stick-on push lights. They’re fantastic for deep dark cabinets that you usually have to use your cell phone flashlight to see what’s in there.

Increased Closet Space

You don’t need to demo your pantry to create more closet space.  Rather, all you need is drop down hangers.  They instantly create 6x more closet space. We’ve been using them for years and are still amazed at how much you can fit into your RV Closet.

Flooring

No one looks forward to a flooring project.  Unless of course updating your flooring was as easy as applying stickers to your existing flooring!  With Peel-And-Stick Vinyl Plank Flooring it can be that easy. Another way to spice up your floors is adding rugs. You can cater the style of the rug to match the room.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shower Head

Changing out your shower head is a lot easier than you may think!  All you need to do is screw the old one off and the new one on.  Ta-da, you’re done. This is also great to get a shower head that uses less water for when you’re boondocking and need to conserve on your water usage.

Mattress

You don’t need a whole new mattress just because your old one isn’t comfortable.  Instead, order a memory foam pad to go on top of your mattress and it will make all the world of difference. Make sure to get The My Pillow to make sure you get the best rest possible.

What upgrades would you add to the list to make RVing better?

Let’s Get Ready to Tailgate!

Tailgating is a sport all it’s own.  You should up to your favorite concert or sporting event hours early and join the massive crowd waiting for the festivities to start.  You break out your lawn chairs, portable grill, and cooler stocked with refreshing beverages.  The only thing that could make these events even better is if you took your RV with you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Research lot restrictions where you’re parking in order to make tailgating with your RV a success.  You don’t want to expend the effort of getting ready to go, only to be turned away.  You also want to be as close to the action as possible, not out at the very end of the concrete!  Check out the limits and plan accordingly.

 

 

By taking an RV, you can have that many more guests!  Menu planning is important for a tailgate. You want to eat, and eat well, without risking food illnesses.  An RV gives you more options when it comes to prepping and storing food properly.  Before you go, ensure your appliances are up and running correctly. You don’t want a faulty stove top to turn game day into a disaster.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With a bigger vehicle, you get to claim more pavement space for your group.  Bring the lawn chairs and all the memorabilia you’ve got!  Flags, decals, tents, towels…let everyone know who you root for!  What’s the point of having a vehicle everyone can see if you don’t make it stand out?  Get in the spirit and get decorating!  

American traditions don’t get much better than tailgating.  Get out there and tailgate right by bringing your RV.  You’ll win the tailgate championship hands down!

Supper Ideas for the Hungry Camper

 

 

 

One of the greatest benefits to come with an RV is the kitchen.  You won’t have to worry about finding somewhere to eat, or trying to cook over a campfire.  Being able to cook while in the RV saves you money when you’re traveling as well.  While the kitchen is great, it is smaller than the ones we have at home. When you’re shopping for your next RV adventure, here are some easy meals to cook that don’t need much in the way of space or ingredients.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spaghetti is a great favorite at any time of year.  You can cook it all from one pot as well, meat, sauce, and noodles, making it a perfect RV dinner.  It’s hearty, comforting on a cool night, and kids love it!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another family favorite that is an RV friendly dinner is tacos.  Tacos are easy to cook, easy to eat, and make clean up a breeze.  Eat outside with minimal mess and the leftovers are an easy snack for tomorrow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sandwiches are an RV staple since they’re quick and easy to make.  Think a little deeper about sandwiches for dinner and go with a hot sandwich.  Heat up your meat of choice with some veggies and cheese, transforming the boring sandwich into something you can get excited about.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hot dogs and hamburgers make our list last.  While it might seem obvious, these camping favorites could be overlooked.  Both are easy to make, requiring little work and less equipment.  Dress up the hot dogs with chili. Try it on the hamburgers as well!  If you plan ahead for some sides already made like store bought potato salad or chips, dinner just got that much simpler.  

You can make great food in your RV kitchen with a bit of planning and preparation.  Don’t get too fancy and you’ll have a fantastic meal, with little clean up, in no time!

 

RV Propane Tips

 

 

It’s not fun to think about, but when you’re driving an RV, you’re driving a potentially dangerous vehicle!  

A malfunction with the propane and/or gas in your RV could have disastrous results if you don’t follow protocol.  To help you stay safe, here are some propane tips to consider.

 

1. Shut Off All Appliances

Take the time to shut off all appliances when you stop to refuel.  When running, your stove, refrigerator, water heater, etc. could have pilot lights that if on, could come into contact with the gas/propane fumes.  This contact may set off an explosion that can injure or kill everyone in the RV or in the immediate area. While doing this can be a pain, always make sure to do this!

2. Check for Propane and/or Gas Leaks

When you’re walking around your RV or doing your regular maintenance, check for propane and/or gas leaks.  We recommend you test this at least once a year with a professional to ensure that the RV is safe.  Schedule this test when you get the rest of your work done.

3. Smell Gas/Propane?

If you happen to smell gas or propane, do not take the chance and turn on electrical appliances.  If you’re not familiar with the smell of propane, it often smells like sewer gas or even rotting flesh. Evacuate your RV if you smell any noxious odors and get it checked out.  If you ignore the smell and use the electrical equipment, it could set off an explosion!

There are plenty of disaster stories out there of people who ignored the safety tips and warning signs of propane and/or gas.  Be smart and take the time to have your RV routinely checked.  Don’t ignore telling odors or think they’re coming from somewhere else!  Always use caution – your RV and family will thank you!