RV Camper Parts: Ride in Comfort & Style with the Right RV Supplies

RV Camper Parts: Ride in Comfort & Style with the Right RV Supplies

Posted 08.02.2012 in Articles by Neil-Denny

When you hear the phrase "never leave home without it," a number of things come to mind: wallet, cell phone, lucky rabbit's foot. As an RV owner, it's not what YOU can't leave HOME without, but what YOUR HOME can't leave without. Before you hit the road for the adventure of a lifetime you need to make sure your RV is packed with the essentials. Here's a list of RV supplies you need to make both the journey and the destination worth your while.

One thing every RV owner needs to keep the good times rolling is power. A good source of power ensures you never run out of electricity and can keep all batteries charged for all your handy accessories. Two ways you can make sure you have all the power you need is by acquiring a Generator and/or Solar Power. Gas, diesel, and propane-powered, generators provide a portable source for electricity. Popular generator brands include LIFAN and Honda, with prices ranging from $400 to $1000 depending on the amount of power you think you need. When choosing a generator, make sure you inquire about decibel levels out of consideration for other campers, especially during after hours. 

Another great source of energy comes from the greatest source of energy of all: the sun. Solar power can be achieved via solar panel installation and solar battery chargers. It's not only an eco-friendly way to restore energy, but can also prove to be cost-efficient. Solar battery chargers run for about $20 each while Solar Panels can cost anywhere between $50 to $200 per panel.

To provide shade from the sun, and to protect you from wind and rain once you've made it to your destination, no RV is complete without a good awning. Although most RV's these days come with roll-out awnings, it's a good idea to install an upgraded model for better protection, better aesthetic appeal, or with the new power-operated awnings, more convenience. A&E awnings are the most popular, with prices ranging from $400 to $1000 depending on the durability of the fabric and your preference between a power or manually operated awning rig. For added style, you can deck out your awning with ambient lighting. Lighting sets can cost around $20, but for the more daring, you can spice up your temporary patio with globe style lighting for roughly $100 a set.

Our more adventurous RV'ers would be remiss without a good leveling system. Leveling systems stabilize your RV when your tires are sitting on rugged terrain, that way you don't have to worry about your RV rolling into a ditch, or having to walk sideways and slanted as you walk across the interior. You can get a 4-pack of stacking blocks, curve-style blocks, or three-step blocks for about $20 to $30 a set. If you're willing to shell out a few grand, Electronic Leveling Systems can stabilize your vehicle with the touch of a button.

Our final, often overlooked but all too important item your home away from home simply can't leave without is toilet paper. That's right, RV toilet paper. Some RV owners make the mistake of using regular household toilet paper, which can lead to serious, and often embarrassing, plumbing problems. RV Toilet paper is designed for RV sanitation systems, engineered to dissolve quickly to avoid clogging issues. If there's one thing you need to keep your vacation from becoming a real stinker, it's RV toilet paper. You can grab a 4-Pack of 2-ply RV Toilet paper for as little as $3.

With a reliable source of power, a tough awning to provide adequate protection from Mother Nature's elements, a good leveling system, and the right kind of paper to wipe where the sun don't shine, you'll be prepared for just about anything. You can leave that lucky rabbit's foot at home. It'll be smooth sailing from here on out.

 

 

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tendo85
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Re: RV Camper Parts: Ride in Comfort & Style with the Right RV Supplies
Reply #1 on : Mon October 15, 2012, 16:32:34
good list. i'd also add to it a longer sewer hose. ones that come standard are usually short and buying a longer hose can be cheaper than buying clamps and extensions. Also, dvd player and first aid kit are my must-haves.

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