For most people who are used to ‘tenting it’ while camping, an RV or 5th wheel would be a great improvement. With the way that our society runs, one upgrade will always lead to another, and then another. If you’re one of those people who recently upgraded from the tent experience to the luxuriousness of an RV, it’s only a matter of time before you are ready for another upgrade. What we have for you today, is 36 RV camping hacks that are definitely going to ensure that you and your family are happy campers. Making the most of your space, repelling pests, and adding comfort and convenience to your camping experience is where we are going with this. So, grab a notepad or bookmark this page to make sure that this summer turns into the best, most convenient camping summer of your life!
1. Dry Food Container Trash Can: Sometimes it’s hard to find a small enough trash can to fit into the small spaces in your RV. Just throw a small trash bag into a dry food container and you’ve got it made.
2. Panty Hose Soap Holder: Throw your favorite bar of soap into a pair of old panty hose and tie it around the spigot. This will help to keep your hands clean and prevent transfer of germs onto the door handles when your hands get nasty outside.
3. PVC Pipe Kid’s Bunk Bed: Whether the kids invited a friend or you just need a little extra room for your family, this PVC pipe bunk bed is convenient and easy to make. All you need is some material, PVC pipe, and rope or nylon straps to suspend the bed from the front doors of your RV or tow vehicle.
4. Wood Veneer Repair: Most of the RV’s and campers out there have experienced a little bit of water damage. Instead of replacing all of the wood veneer, try this clever hack. With a little glue in a syringe, spread the glue into the damaged area. Now you flatten the affected area, and wait for the glue to dry. This will save you from having to replace a full panel. Sounds like a good idea to me!
5. Waste Tank Cleaner: All you have to do for this hack is mix together a cup of Borax detergent and 1/2 cup of Calgon Water Softener.
6. In Case Of Emergency: Placing a dry erase board with pertinent information will allow you to easily convey your location in the case of an accident.
7. String Light Hanger: Badge holder clips will allow you to easily attach string lights to your awning.
8. Towel Rod To Hold Your Bath Products: This will help you keep your bath products in place during travel without taking up too much of that precious drawer and cabinet space.
9. Square Container Space Saver: Just because most containers are round, does not mean that is the most effective storage method. Most containers are built round to maximize strength with the minimal amount of raw material. Square storage containers will give you a higher storage capacity with less wasted space in your cabinets.
10. Water & Crush Resistant Tissue Container: There’s not much worse than needing a tissue only to find that the box has been crushed or the entire box has been ruined by an unfortunate spill. This easy hack helps to alleviate both of those problems.
11. Velcro Your Black Out Curtains: After a long day and even longer night, all you want is a good night’s sleep in a dark room. The problem is, you didn’t know about this hack, so your black out curtains didn’t stay in place. The morning sun wakes you with a blinding light that ruins your day!
12. Prevent Heat Loss With A Vent Cushion: These are readily available at your local RV or camping store. The padding helps prevent heat loss and unwanted air circulation through the vents.
13. Paracord Awning Track Holder: This hack is simply genius. If your awning breaks but you still need shade, or if you just have something that you’d like to hang from your awning, you will now be well taken care of. A little bit of paracord and a bit of tubing are all you really need.
14. Mount Your Electrical Adapters: This is much better than trying to rustle through a box of cords trying to find the right one. Everything is there, in plain view, so you can get hooked up in a jiffy.
15. Pine-Sol To Keep The Flies Away: Just mix equal parts Pine-Sol and water. Use this to wipe down your camping areas and the smell will keep the flies away.
16. Command Hooks To Hang Curtains: No drilling required. This is a quick and easy way to add a little class or keep extra light out.
17. Bubble Wrap Insulation: Cut the bubble wrap to size, spritz the window with a little water and BAM! You have extra insulation on your windows that still allows light to pass through.
18. Scrambled Eggs In A Water Bottle: Tired of worrying about the eggs getting broken during your travels? Crack them and put them in a water bottle. This makes breakfast duties a little quicker and more manageable.
19. Update Ugly Floors: Vinyl plank flooring is self-adhering and easily cut with a utility knife. You have to admit, it looks way better than that old dirty looking floor you have.
20. Shoe Organizer For Easy Bed Storage: Cut up a shoe organizer and attach the pieces to the bed for easy additional storage. This doesn’t just have to be a camper hack, you can apply this at your own home if you wish.
21. Shoe Organizer Shower Storage: Wow! Who knew these things had so many uses other than storing shoes?
22. Irish Spring Keeps Mice Away: Something about the smell of the Irish countryside keeps the mice away.
23. Line EVERYTHING With Non-Slip Liners: This will help to prevent items from shifting during travels. Also, the liners can be removed for easy cleaning.
24. Glow In The Dark Tape For Stairs: Hey, anything that’s going to add a little visibility and prevent me from breaking my shin is okay in my book!
25. Collect Free Condiments: They take up less room than their full sized counterparts, and best of all, they can be collected for free!
26. Flea Collar Wasp Repellant: Apparently wasps are attracted to the odor additives in propane. All you need to deter their nesting in your RV is a cut up flea collar.
27. Foam Pool Noodles For Awning Poles: It’s pretty common to be embarrassed or injured by running into the awning poles. Slicing a foam pool noodle and placing it over the awning poles can save you from this embarrassment. This also works great for those thin wires for toy hauler doors.
28. Install 12V LED Lights: Low draw lighting that pulls straight from your 12V system. This seems like a no brainer. When camping, the sounds of the wilderness should not be drowned out by your not-so-quiet generator.
29. Suspension Rod To Dry Clothes In The Shower: Whether YOUR clothes are a little damp or they needed an emergency cleaning, this gives you a great place to let them dry that is protected from the dust and other elements.
30. Add Anti Fatigue Floor Mat To Bunks: A little extra padding goes a long way in providing comfort for relaxing or slumber.
31. Spray Paint Sun Faded Plastic: Sun fading and typical yellowing can make your RV look older than it really is. Tape things off and use a plastic safe spray paint to rejuvenate the looks of your home away from home. Not too shabby!
32. Press ‘N Seal Travel Cup: You can make any cup a travel cup with a little press ‘n seal and a straw. It’s like a sippy cup for all ages!
33. Wine Bottle Saving Plastic Mesh Sleeves: It doesn’t matter if it’s an expensive bottle of wine, or you are just trying to avoid a nasty mess. These mesh sleeves will protect your bottles so you can travel with peace of mind.
34. Cushion Re-Upholstery: Using the gift wrap method, you can re-cover your old cushions with minimal sewing. Sew one line in your fabric and slide your cushion inside. Fold the edges like you’re wrapping a gift and throw in a safety pin and you’re done. Enjoy the updated look of your cushions.
35. Shower Caddies For Kids Activities: Use the suction cups to place these on the windows and you can hope to keep the kids quiet and entertained for a little bit longer.
36. Use A Collapsible Hamper For A Portable Trash Can: This folds away and stores very easily. But when you need it, just throw a trash bag inside and everyone has a receptacle so you can keep your camping spot clean.
Hit the Road!
Now that you’ve been educated in the finer arts of more efficient utilization of your RV, you’ve got some work to do before hitting the road and more comfortably, seeing the world. Don’t forget to bookmark this page for easy reference.