RV Essentials for Beginners

Planning on going on a road in your RV? Well, there are some must-have essentials that you definitely need to pack and take care of before you start the engine. In this guide, we are going to talk about some of the important travel trailer things you need to shop for.

As a beginner, RV-ing may sound fun, and it is, but there are a few necessities that make the whole experience way less intimidating and way more enjoyable. So, buckle up fellows because we are jumping right into the list of must-have RV essentials.

1.Internet (Obviously!)

You may think that your mobile hotspot will do the job for you but you will only be taking a risk of going off the grid anytime you lose signals. If you are a casual RVer who is most likely going to travel within the city or to the national parks, then your cellular data may be a better fit.

But if you are going on a road trip on your RV and an emergency arises (God forbid) especially when you have no bars on your cellphones to make a call back home, then what are you going to do?

Specifically for this purpose, you need a connection that is going to stay with you wherever you go. In this regard, we recommend getting satellite internet for RV since it is the only internet service that is available all over the country. For this, you will be needing a dish antenna, mount allowing the dish antenna to aim at the satellite, a satellite modem, controller, and a router (if you feel the need for it).

In this way, you will still have a way to connect with the entire world, get entertained, and play online games, even if you go on a road trip to another city or state on your RV.

2.First Aid Kit

As we said, anything could happen while you are on a road. You could get a small injury or you want to sterilize any tool. For this, a first aid kit comes in handy and works wonders in solving all your problems.

Now, the main question is what are the things you should keep in your first aid kit? Well, we have taken the matter into our own hands to walk you through all said essentials.

An effective kit must have:

  • A First-Aid Manual
  • Adhesive Tape
  • Band-Aids In Several Sizes
  • Antibiotic Ointments
  • Thermometer
  • Alcohol Wipes
  • Scissors
  • Non-Latex Gloves
  • Mouthpiece For Administering CPR
  • And Tweezers.

In order to have a smooth ride, make sure you have all the aforementioned things in your first aid box before you hit the road.

3.EMS or Surge Protector

Any electricity-related event such as improperly wired pedestal, power surge, or brownout in campground occurring is more common than you may think. Because of this, we highly recommend buying an EMS or a surge protector for your RV.

If you are going to take the risk of skipping on getting a surge protector, then prepare yourself for any kind of damage to all of your electronic devices plugged in RV, which frankly speaking is going to cost you the total price of your RV. Sounds like something you surely need to avoid.

Exactly this is why we suggest getting EMS as soon as possible so you can protect your RV from any kind of aforementioned damaged.

4.Water Pressure Regulator

No one looks forward to the water pressure from the park becoming so high that it ends up busting your lines. Not using a water pressure regulator can put your RV at a high risk of getting flooded with water, and you know that water is an enemy of travel trailers.

An effective version regulates the pressure perfectly, as opposed to the cheaper ones that may only reduce it or regulate the pressure too much or too little. So, why take any chances? While you are out shopping before hitting the road, make another trip and get yourself a water pressure regulator.  

5.RV Drain Hose

We are all familiar with the infamous scene from Robin William’s movie RV because that particular scene taught us one of the most important lessons of our life; never forget about the RV drain hose. This may be the least fun part of RV-ing, but we cannot stress enough how crucial it is.

An RV drain hose is going to save you from a lot of hassle that could come at any unexpected time, and in the ugliest forms. So, unless you have a composting toilet, you need a sewer hose so you can avoid witnessing one of the grossest events of your life.

Key Takeaway

Who does not love going on a road trip across the country in an RV? But some bumps in the road could ruin the whole journey. However, it is completely possible to avoid all such mishaps if you prepare yourself by getting the aforementioned must-have essentials.