Easy, Breezy RV Living: 19 of the Best RV Hacks to Make Your Road Trips Even Better
We’ve brought you some genius camping hacks, and now we’re showing you the best RV hacks to make your road trips even better.
Who doesn’t want to make life a little easier sometimes? All it takes is a few little tricks and you’re looking at smooth sailing all through your trip.
Whether you’re traveling across the country or to your local RV park, these camper hacks are going to change your life. Say goodbye to chaos and disorganization!
These are the 19 best RV hacks will take your road trip to the next level. You’ll wonder why you never thought of them before.
1. Use a Towel Rod For Your Bath Products
Fasten a towel rod to the wall above the shelf in your shower or bathroom. You can put your bath products within the rod to hold them in place. This keeps them nice and secure, whether you’re driving or parked.
2. Pine-Sol Keeps Flies Away
Did you know that flies hate Pine-Sol? In fact, most insects hate the smell of pine.
Make a mixture of equal parts water and Pine-Sol to keep in a spray bottle. Make sure you spray down your outdoor furniture, surfaces, and around your garbage bins to keep the flies away.
3. Put Suction Cup Caddies on the Windows
Suction cup caddies, like the ones for your bathtub or shower, make great additions to your vehicle’s windows. This is a great idea for storage along your adventure, especially if you have kids who need places to put their toys or activities.
4. Square Containers Fit Better Than Round Ones
When you purchase pantry items, try as much as you can to purchase square containers instead of round ones. If the item only comes in a round container, transfer it to a plastic square container- you can purchase them from the dollar store.
Your items will fit in your cupboards easier when they’re all square, and they won’t move around as much while you’re driving.
5. Use Dryer Sheets to Keep Bees and Mosquitoes Away
Stash some dryer sheets underneath your table cloth or in other areas where you’re serving and eating food. It’ll keep bees away from your food so you can eat in peace. Wasps, bees, and mosquitoes all hate the smell of dryer sheets and won’t bother you as much when you use them.
6. Put a Pool Noodle on Your Awning Poles
Cut a slit lengthwise into the side of a pool noodle and slip it over each of your awning poles. This helps prevent everyone, children and adults alike, from hitting their head on these poles or not seeing them at night.
7. Install Non-Slip Liners in Your Cupboards
Put non-slip liner in your cupboards where you keep your dishes so they don’t slide around and possibly break while you’re driving. If, for some reason, your kitchen cabinets loosen or open, you’ll have less to worry about.
8. Use 3M Hooks to Hang Curtains
3M hooks are a super easy way to hang curtains. They also come off the wall easily, without leaving any major marks, and are just as easy to put up.
9. Velcro Your Remotes Down
Use double-sided velcro to keep your remotes secure while you’re driving. Whether it’s a remote for the TV, a fan, or any other controls, you’ll be able to find it easily with this trick.
10. Use an Empty Water Bottle For Scrambled Eggs
Scrambled eggs are a classic breakfast for any RV or camping trip because they’re super easy to make over a camp stove or RV stove, or even over the fire grill.
Instead of dirtying a bowl, use an empty water bottle to mix your scrambled eggs. You can just pour it out from there for an easy camping breakfast. This is also a great idea for traveling, as you can prepare the scrambled egg mixture ahead of time and transport it in the bottle.
11. Hang a Dry Erase Board Inside Your Cupboards
Fasten a dry erase board inside your cupboards to keep track of important things you need during your trip. You can list your campground name, address, campsite number, and other information in case of an emergency, or you can write the WiFi password or a grocery list.
12. Use Broom Clips on the Door for Flashlights
Hanging your flashlights on the back of the door, or somewhere in the entrance of the RV, makes it easier to find them when you need them. We all know how easy it is to lose track of your flashlight!
13. A Collapsible Laundry Basket Makes a Great Garbage Can
When you need a makeshift garbage bin for your campsite, a collapsible laundry hamper from Wal-Mart or the dollar store is perfect. It’ll take up almost no space on your drive, and it’s just the right size to hold a garbage.
Just don’t forget to take the garbage bag out before you go to bed at night and bring it to the park bin so you don’t attract unwanted critters.
14. Put Glow in the Dark Tape on Your Stairs
This is the best RV hack for safe camping. If you put glow in the dark tape on the edges of the stairs to your trailer, you can ensure that no one misses a step and gets hurt. This camper hack is a must if you’re camping with children.
15. Use a Shower Caddy on a Hook For Kitchen Storage
Another area where those 3M hooks come in handy is your kitchen. Get one of those shower caddies that hang over the showerhead, hang it on the hook, and use it to store items in your kitchen. It works great for fruits and vegetables or spices.
16. Put Beer Coozies on Your Glass Bottles
If you’ve got glass bottles in your fridge or cupboard, slip beer coozies onto them to help prevent them from rattling around while the vehicle is moving. You can purchase them from the dollar store or at a camping goods store.
17. Use a Tupperware Cereal Container for a Garbage Bin
You can purchase these containers at most dollar stores, Wal-Mart, or other supermarket store. They make great garbage bins for your RV because they’re slim and fit in small spaces, and you can usually fit a grocery bag in them.
18. Cut a Shoe Organizer for Bed Storage
Take a canvas shoe organizer, the kind that hangs over the door, and cut each row off. Then, fasten the rows to the bottom sides of your bed for extra storage space.
19. Save Packets of Condiments
Every time you get fast food, save the extra single-portion condiment packages and stash them in your RV. It’s much cheaper than buying bottles of condiments, and you won’t have to worry about leftover sauces.
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