No matter if you’re a beginner or an experienced RVer, it’s always good to know quick and helpful tips & tricks while on the road.
1) Strategic Storage
To save on space, try tricks like using a shower caddy on a hook to save on kitchen storage or hanging shoe racks to cut down on clutter in the closet. Another that is always help is to use slim dry food containers as trash cans in smaller areas where a standard one probably wouldn’t fit; such as the bathroom.
2) Travel Day Control
You know how it goes. It’s travel day, so you’re making sure everything is put away, tied down and stored properly for transit. Despite all your preparation though, there’s still some hustle & bustle you can hear from the cabinets, bathroom, etc. Well to cut back on the havoc, try storing your dry goods in square containers, rather than round. It stores better and fit together closely to save space and stop the shifting. Now that you’ve cut down the noise in the cabinets, you’ve got to make sure they don’t fly open, so use bungee cords to prevent this. My all around travel day control hack though is the towel rod hack. Want to store your shower gel, shaving cream and all in the shower for easy access, but have nowhere to put it? Use a towel rod to hold them in place against the wall or grab a suction cup shelf if you aren’t able to use a shower rod.
3) Bugs, Bugs, Go Away & Don’t Come Back Another Day!
You’ve finally gotten off the road, setup your RV site and are ready to sit back, relax and grab some grub, but unfortunately nature is trying to eat you up in the process. Use these tricks to keep the pests away and you’ll be camping much happier. Keep the flies away with cloves placed in lemon halves, wasps away from your propane with cut up flea collars and mosquitos from biting you with peppermint oil or catnip – Yes, I said catnip. It’s stronger than deet, so maybe spread some around your site and enjoy a bug free camping experience.
4) Let’s Quit with the Concussions
We’ve all done it. You’re setting up or walking around your site and BAM! You’ve clipped your head on our awning brace. Now I don’t know about anyone else, but that kind of thing causes me to see stars light up like the night sky. So to keep from the concussions, split a pool noodle and place it around the brace. Voila, no more nasty bumps or bruises.
5) DIY Outdoor Lighting
It’s getting dark outside and you need to make sure you can see where you’re going and where your belongings are, so here are a couple cool tips and tricks you can use to light up and add personality to your site. It’s common for people to string up LED lights, which is cost efficient and adds some fun personality, but an even easier trick is to place a work light in a 5 gallon bucket. It’ll light up your whole campsite. A main issue many have are not being able to see the stairs when going in and out of their RV, but this is easily solved by placing glow in the dark strips on the stairs of your rig.