RV Gadgets You Shouldn’t Go Without

Mt Rushmore KOA at Palmer Gulch
January 18, 2016

Make life easier with these RV gadgets

In this informative video watch as KOA Resident RV Expert Mark Polk and his wife Dawn show you some handy gadgets to make RV life on the road easy, fun and safe.

About the Expert

MarkheadshotKOAKOA’s resident RV expert, Mark Polk, and his wife Dawn started RV Education 101 in 1999. Since that time RV Education 101 has helped educate millions of RV owners and RV enthusiasts on how to properly and safely use and maintain their RV. Mark’s favorite past times are RVing in their 35-foot Type A motorhome, and restoring vintage RVs, classic cars and trucks. For more information on using, enjoying and maintaining your RV visit RV Education 101 



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  1. Kevin

    I am curious about the plug in devices, the dirt devil and the ice maker. Are they 110v AC or 12V DC? It seems when talking about a device in an RV setting it is important to know if you can use it when you are off-grid.

    February 12, 20163:48 pmReply
    • Mark Polk / RV Education 101

      The Vroom and portable ice makers both operate on 120 volt AC power. If you have an inverter with enough wattage it would be possible to use these devices off-grid.

      February 13, 20167:45 amReply
  2. gary papino

    we had been a card carrying KOA REWARD member for many many years. The last time I and my brother in our 70’s (each have 33 footer class A) stopped at a KOA we got in late so we had very little choice, therefore we stayed at a crazy cost of $75 plus tax each . We stayed uniil 9:30 the next morning. we found it extremely expensive for overnight and it has been 3 years since we started bypassing all KOA’s. It is unfortunate that KOA does not implement an overnight program for KOA reward carrying Seniors who would receive an overnight only 50% discount at their overnight stop.Arrive after 5:00pm out by 11:00am.
    Also, young families with kids who cannot afford $100 motels or $75 KOA’s and use overnight rest stops or search out $45 overnight sites. KOA has priced themselves out of a large portion of the lower middle to middle class RV travellers market.
    While my family was growing 1975 to 2000, we traveled from coast to coast using KOA whenever possible and rates were competitive and a lot cheaper than motels and the savings went for gas as we traveled.
    I have no doubt you have lost a large portion of the senior market and families with kids.
    Gary P.

    February 15, 20168:22 amReply
  3. Karen

    I’m looking for a single unit that has elevation, indoor & outdoor temp & time one it.

    February 20, 20164:00 pmReply

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