10 Easy Ways to Upgrade Your RV
A few simple additions and upgrades can take your RV from off-the-lot to totally personalized.
You’ve just bought your RV and drove it home from the dealership. Congratulations! Time to add some upgrades and a personal touch. Easily add convenience, entertainment and visual upgrades with a few simple steps.
Below are 10 easy ways to upgrade a straight off-the-lot RV and make it your own.
1. LED Lighting
Not only does it look nice, but it’s efficient as well. LED lighting can save you battery power by using less amps than incandescent or fluorescent lights. Interior and exterior lights are candidates for LED replacements. LED lighting is also useful in storage compartments for finding needing items when it gets dark. Or use it in your pantries to find food items more easily. LED lighting gives your outdoor space a neat look, with color and brightness options for most any rig.
Space is always at a premium when RVing. Upgrade your RV and add convenient organization by adding storage throughout your RV. Consider an over the door paper towel holder to stick inside a cabinet, as well as bins and baskets in cabinets. Use Command Hooks throughout your RV to hold towels, jackets and other items. Command Hooks go on easy and come off just as easily. There’s no drilling holes or hammering nails.
3. Digital TV Signal Booster
Just because you’re camping doesn’t mean you need to leave behind the niceties of home. Boost your RVs antenna reception with a digital TV signal booster. Companies like Winegard provide this product that installs in minutes and can be connected to an existing crank up antenna.
4. TV Wall Mount
Now that you’re getting all those channels, upgrade your RV and save space in the process with a TV wall mount. Choose a TV wall mount that can stand up to your travels. Options include extended arms, swivel, motorized, drop down, snap in and horizontal sliding to name only a few. MORryde offers all of these TV mounts and more for your RV.
5. Seamless Entertainment and Sound
Take your sound and entertainment to the next level with an all in one entertainment system. Control all systems from one place or an app on your phone. Furrion (take the time to day dream about their kitchen upgrades, too) and others offer total entertainment systems for RVs. Some systems are even vibration and climate smart, accounting for vibrations on the road and ranging temperatures.
6. Backup Cameras and Surveillance Systems
Protect your investment with wireless backup cameras and surveillance systems for your RV. Options available include the ability to monitor the entire perimeter of your RV and report directly to your phone. You can go basic with a simple backup camera, which makes navigating tight spots in your RV easier. Check out JENSEN for a wide range of products.
7. Extend-A-Shower Expanding Shower Rod
RVs are notoriously short on space in the bathroom. Expand your space with an Extend-A-Shower expanding shower rod from Stromberg Carlson. The rod bows out, allowing you more room to enjoy your shower.
8. Portable WiFi
Stay constantly connected with portable WiFi connectors and WiFi extenders. Winegard even offers 4G LTE Winegard data plans on specific systems. Avoid dead zones and reliance on campgrounds and other’s WiFi. Simple to set up and secure, this upgrade is a no brainer. Especially if you have teenagers traveling with you.
9. Showerheads and Faucets
Standard showerheads and faucets in RVs are generally ok. But if you want to upgrade, consider replacing the standard hardware with pull down or low flow showerhead and faucet options. Some come with an on/off switch to help preserve water when not hooked up.
10. Holding Tank Monitor System
It’s important to know how much water or waste you have in your fresh water and grey/black holding tanks. Not enough fresh water can leave you without water to shower, drink or cook, while a full grey/black tank can result in waste backing up into your shower or toilet. Holding tank monitor systems monitor the levels in your tanks and alert you when they are too full or too low. Many RVers complain that these are not always very accurate and suggest SeeLevel Tank Monitoring Systems to help correct for these issues. The product uses a different type of sensor to more accurately read levels.