If you’re living in an RV, or just travel in one sometimes, you’re going to need some RV gadgets and gizmos.
We’ve rounded up our favorite RV gadgets for a smoother life on the road.
Everything from RV storage ideas, to kitchen hacks, to items for your black tank, to a few RV gadgets to make life outside your motorhome even better.
What can’t you live without?
Our favorite practical RV Gadgets and Gizmos
- A Camper Leveler
- Tire Pressure Monitoring System
- Electric Dehumidifier
- Water Filter
- Shower Head Kit with On/Off Switch
One of the worst things about RV camping is when you're parked on a slope with no leveler in sight! This has happened to me many times in my campervan. We usually just shove a piece of wood under the tire, but a real leveler is a better idea.
This cool RV leveler works on any increment between 1/2 inch and 4 inches, and on trailers up to 30,000 pounds. An awesome RV gadget you won't want to live without.
Anyone knows a tire blow-out is dangerous business for an RVer, especially when trekking on mountain roads. In fact, a tire pressure monitoring system recently saved my parents while they were driving down I-5 and a tire blew out!
This EEZTire pressure monitoring system gets very good reviews on Amazon and is specially built for motorhomes. EEZTire accurately monitors tire pressure and temperature for up to 26 tires and tire pressures up to 210 psi.
Not only does this help prevent a blowout, but helps keep your rig’s fuel economy up to par. The price range on a tire pressuring monitoring system is so large due to the number and types of systems on the market.
This small and compact RV dehumidifier is perfect for keeping your RV nice and dry. Mold and condensation build-up inside your RV is gross and unhealthy. Plus, trying to see the scenery through foggy windows is a drag.
This ultra-quiet dehumidifier can remove up to 9-ounces of water per day and gets great reviews on Amazon.
Definitely an essential RV gadget!
One of the unfortunate truths about full-time RV living is that the quality of drinking water you find can vary greatly from campground-to-campground. Whether a property is hooked into city water or pulling from a well can impact both the safety and the taste of your drinking water. Different cities also use varying levels of chlorine (and other chemicals) to ensure the safety of their drinking water. All of that being said, the easiest way to improve the safety and taste of drinking water in an RV is to purchase an inline water purifier like this Inline Water Purifier from Camco. These purifiers screw directly into an RV’s water hose and filter out sediments, chemicals, and heavy metals. They are also the most affordable way to improve the quality and taste of the drinking water in an RV, and make a fantastic gift for an RV owner.
When you're out RV, especially boondocking, it's a good idea to conserve water. One way is to take "military-style" showers, where you turn the water off when you're sudsing up.
This showerhead kit by Camco includes a showerhead, a 60" flexible hose, a wall-mount and installation hardware.
You can choose from five different spray patterns and you can easily stop the wate flow when you're busy lathering up.
This is one of our favorite RV gadgets and gizmos for RVing off-grid.
RV Gadgets and Gizmos for your kitchen
RV travel means space is at a minimum, which means organization and storage are key. So are ways to make quick and convenient meals.
Here are our favorite RV gadgets and gizmos to make life easier on the road.
- RV Double Cupboard Bar
- Pressure Cooker
- Magma Nesting Pots and Pans
- Over the Cabinet Storage Basket
- Spice Gripper Clip Strips
- Removable Countertop
This handy double RV cupboard/refrigerator bar keeps your food from slipping and sliding all over the place when you're driving your camper down the road.
These spring-loaded bars extend from 10"-17" and can be used inside cupboards, closets or an RV refrigerator.
You can even use them to keep books in place on a bookshelf. A perfect RV gadget for fridge and cupboard organization.
If you must have one larger RV gadget in your kitchen, I'd highly recommend a pressure cooker, whether you use a stovetop or electric version.
We use our pressure cooker all the time for soups and stews. Plus, you can even use it to bake breads and cakes! You'll be shocked by just how quickly food cooks. You'll use less propane and enjoy food that tastes like it's been cooked for hours.
This is an absolute essential for an RV.
Looking for RV storage ideas for your pots and pans? Nobody likes pots everywhere, clanging around in cupboards as you drive down the road.
These Magma nesting pots and pans are your solution!
They come recommended by both sailors and RVers. Nesting pots are a great way to keep stuff organized in a tiny RV kitchen, where you don’t have a lot of cupboard space.
This 10-piece set of nesting pots and pans is made out of mirror polish marine-grade stainless steel and is designed for an induction cooktop. However, Magma says you can also use them on gas, electric, ceramic or halogen!
You can store all 10 pieces in less than 1/2 cubic feet of space, which is a great storage idea for your RV kitchen.
To boot, all 10 nesting pots and pans are dishwasher and oven safe.
A little trash bin on your RV floor takes up a lot of space. One solution is to get an over-cabinet wastebasket that fits snugly into the cabinets in your motorhome - either in the kitchen or the bathroom.
Just pop open the cabinet when you need to throw something out, and your RV bathroom storage problems are solved!
Want to prevent those spices from rolling around your countertops when you drive? This spice gripper is the perfect solution.
Just add this spice gripper to the inside of your cupboards and you'll be amazed by how little space it takes up.
Secure adhesive lets you mount these spice grippers to nearly anything. They are also easily trimmable to fit the space available - a wonderful RV gadget for keeping those spices organized.
Anyone living in an RV knows just how important counter space is! You can get a little extra with this amazing RV storage hack.
This solid oak wood board fits right over your camper’s sink to make an extra cutting board or serving space when you’re whipping up a meal. Use it to put bowls and utensils and spices.
RV Gadgets for Outside Your Rig
Yep, even though you might live and travel in a beautiful RV, you're also going to be spending tons of time outdoors. Whether that's sitting around a campfire, cooking outdoors, or just lounging under the stars with a glass of wine.
Here are our favorite RV gadgets and gizmos for when you're sitting outside in that beautiful fresh air.
- Travel Folding Table
- Outdoor Fire Pit
- Double Camping Hammock
- Camp Dutch Oven
- Stainless Steel Wine Glasses
- A Comfortable Camp Chair
- Outdoor Patio Mat
- Inflatable Kayak
Who's ever heard of a table that folds down into a small bag that you can swing over your shoulder? Pretty cool if you ask me!
Obviously, you won't be eating a large dinner off of this folding canvas camping table, but its great for drinks and card games when you're out camping or tailgating. Plus, it opens up and is ready to use in under a minute.
There are going to be times when you're RVing that you just won't have access to a good fire pit. Or, sometimes there are campground restrictions that don't allow you to have a wood fire.
That's why many RVers, including my parents, choose to bring their own. This portable outdoor fire pit is small enough to fit in your RV, and even comes with a cover and carry kit.
Light it up using a matchless auto ignition, and you'll enjoy the clean and smokeless flame. It's warm like a wood-burning fire, too!
Nothing is more romantic than an evening by your RV with a cozy fire.
Imagine a lazy summer day when you're RV camping, reading a book in this comfortable outdoor hammock. The Winner Outfitters Double hammock is big enough to fit you and your sweetie.
This lightweight, durable, machine washable hammock can support up to 500 pounds and is easy to set up. Perfect for at the beach or in the trees.
Nothing is better than getting outside your RV to cook dinner, and this dutch oven does just the trick. This Lodge portable “camp stove” does everything – the lid holds hot coals and inverts to use as a griddle.
The stocky pot also has legs so you can set it right over hot coals in the fire to roast meats, veggies, stews, or even to make a dessert.
Cast iron is naturally non-stick and even gets some good iron into your food. This dutch oven even comes with the Camp Dutch Oven Cooking 101 book.
Use these outdoor portable, lightweight wine glasses when you're sitting outside your camper, or throw them into a backpack for a beautiful picnic.
You can also use them for coffee, tea or cocktails. These outdoor, portable, stainless steel glasses each come with a plastic mouthpiece as well to combat spills.
There will be many a night when you aren't sitting inside your rig, but outside enjoying well.....the great outdoors. That's why people RV, right?
You'll definitely want to keep some comfortable camping chairs on hand for those balmy evenings and crisp mornings.
These Portal camping chairs come with a padded hard armrest, making it easier to get into and out of your chair. This chair also features a swing-away cup holder so you can enjoy a beverage while relaxing.
An outdoor camping rug is perfect for setting up right outside your motorhome for a comfortable hang-out area.
This rug is made out of a breathable material that won't damage grass, and is UV coated to protect against fading and sun damage. We also love that it's mold and mildew resistant.
It also easily folds up into a bag you can carry to your favorite picnic spot.
An inflatable kayak is a wonderful item to have on hand if you're into paddling on pristine lakes while out RVing. This 2-person inflatable kayak gets great reviews and is meant for lakes and slow-moving rivers.
This kayak includes adjustable inflatable seats with backrests, and a cockpit designed for comfort and space. Perfect for anyone who loves water.
It's affordable, can carry 400 pounds and is super easy to inflate and deflate.
The best RV gadgets and gizmos for your black tank
Dealing with your RV's black tank might be one of the worst parts about RVing. But these simple RV gadgets for your toilet and holding tank may make it all a little easier.
- Sanitation Gloves
- Sidewinder RV Sewer Hose Support
- Cleaning Wand
- RV Toilet Treatment Drop Ins
Getting some durable gloves to deal with doo-doo duty is a must-have RV gadget when you're living and traveling in an RV. These one-size-fits-all gloves are good for both wet and dry outdoor conditions.
You'll get 100 green latex-free gloves in this package. A double-sided adhesive lets you mount the package anywhere for easy access.
These sidewinder sewer hose supports come in a variety of sizes: 10, 15, 20 or 30 feet. This support system lifts and cradles your sewer hose while connected between your RV black tank and the dump station, which prevents damage or punctures to your sewer hose.
This RV sewer hose is super easy to set up and use - no assembly required! Plus, it's lightweight and durable with a sturdy frame, meaning it's weatherproof and long-lasting.
This swivel stick for your RV black water tank is essential for dislodging stubborn deposits that just won't ooze out of your tank when you visit the dump.
Powerful rotary cleaning action removes those odor-causing particles so your RV doesn't smell like an outhouse. Cleaning your tank with one of these swivel sticks keeps your black tank sensors working properly.
Keep your RV black water tank smelling like daisies with RV toilet treatment drop-ins. Those of us living in tiny spaces need clean and odor-free air to breathe.
These RV toilet treatment drop-ins are specifically-formulated to break down waste. All you have to do is drop the packet right into the toilet and flush at the beginning of your trip. These are biodegradable packets.
RV Gadgets to organize your RV
Want the inside of your RV to look like this? Sparkling clean without clutter in sight? Then check out our top RV gadgets and gizmos to keep your rig beautiful and organized.
- Stick-on Anywhere Portable Lights
- Large Utility Hooks
- Packing Cubes
- Over The Door Hanging Organizer
- Toothbrush Holder Wall Mounted
- Interlocking Bin Pack
Cubbies and cabinets inside an RV can be super dark, especially mornings and evenings! These stick-on under cabinet lights shed some serious rays into your motorhome's darkest holes.
This RV gadget automatically senses human movement and turns on right when you're grabbing your favorite game or pair of shoes. You can place them in a closet, drawer, cabinet or any other dark place
Here's another of several RV gadgets that keep your rig more organized. These big white hooks stick right on your wall and can hold everything from jackets to kitchen utensils.
If RV organization isn't your strong suit, you may want to invest in some of these hooks for your motorhome. These white hooks stick on a variety of indoor surfaces including painted walls, finished wood, glass, tile, metal, and other smooth surfaces.
I am totally addicted to packing cubes and use them in my campervan and on my sailboat. These packing cubes are a very handy RV gadget for keeping your stuff organized when you travel. I can't imagine storing my clothes any other way!
You can also use packing cubes to store your shoes, belts and laundry.
Keep your crap off your RV's floor with an over-the-door hanging organizer. This is perfect for shoes, belts, sweaters, coats, you name it. Or, if you have kids, use it to store toys and games.
This organizer is super easy to hang and has a subtle polka dot print.
Every RV needs one of these as a space saving RV gadget!
RV Gadgets and Gizmos to stay connected
If you're traveling in your RV for any length of time, you'll most likely need to stay connected. This is especially true for digital nomads. Here are our favorite RV gadgets for internet.
- weBoost Drive X
- Portable Power Station
- Unlimited AT&T Hotspot
We've tested this WeBoost Drive signal booster and I can say it works well when you're in a remote location. There have been times when I had barely a signal before I plugged this RV gizmo in. My signal immediately went up, and I was able to send text messages and check my email.
One RVer I spoke to said she can even stream YouTube videos using this cellular signal booster.
Need to keep your CPAP running all night, or have an easy way to charge cameras and laptops? The Jackery portable power station is an awesome solar-powered box that keeps your devices charged when you're on the road.
This device is especially good for RVers who love boondocking and need to conserve power. The Jackery Explorer 500 is powerful enough to even run a Nutribullet blender!
We have a Jackery and love it!
The best remote internet I've found is through Reliable Internet Solutions, which offers an AT&T plan with unlimited, unthrottled data. This is vital to me as a digital nomad, make this one of the best van life accessories out there.
I use the Netgear Nighthawk router with this plan and have worked and streamed videos from the Prescott National Forest and the Sonoran Desert National Monument.
Just for fun RV gadgets
- An iPad
- A Cute Cutting Board
iPads are super affordable now and can be used for a lot of things when you're out traveling in an RV. I use mine to download a bunch of free, color, beautiful magazines from my local library.
We also download our Netflix and Amazon Prime shows so we have entertainment wherever we are.
This is also a fun way to surf the web and get a little work done without hauling out my laptop. Some people even enjoy them for books, although I prefer my Kindle with a non-glare screen.
If you're living or traveling in an RV, might as well deck it out with cute motorhome decorations. This cutting board shaped like a vintage travel trailer is just too cute to pass up.
This bamboo cutting board is perfect for cutting all sorts of things for your meal, and is a gorgeous, wood-burned design.
That was a lot of RV gadgets!
I hope you enjoyed our list of RV gadgets and gizmos to make your motorhome trips even better.
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