Stepping Up You RV-ing: What’s Your Next Trip?

October 4, 2016 — by Richard Dawson

Recently, one of the world’s greatest businessman, engineer, and inventor, Elon Musk announced his ambitious plans to colonize Mars and all the challenges that lie ahead. Basically, they need to carry enough fuel to make the trip, but also all the supplies and equipment to set up a sustainable colony. All this need to be light-weight and take up as little space as possible – sounds familiar right? Well, if you own an RV, you know exactly what I’m talking about.RV Appliances

Now, I know a colony on Mars sounds pretty far-fetched, in fact, it’s totally nuts. However it is a fact that humanity has always been inexplicably compelled to travel and explore and it is no different today. People used to do that on foot or with the help of animals, but we now have the RV which combines the mobility of a motor vehicle with the convenience of your home. Although venturing into the complete unknown and taking a fun trip with your family or friends are two different things, in both cases you face the same challenges – carrying all the supplies and equipment you need to be self-sustainable.

Luckily, campers are one of the friendliest and most helpful bunch of people, and they are always happy to assist with whatever problems you are having. Nonetheless, you should always be prepared when camping with your RV. I know it is virtually impossible to cover everything and very often you realize that only when you arrive at the camp site. Assuming your RV is equipped with all the basic gear, here is a list of some RV appliances that I found to be very useful during my camping experiences and you can find most of them online.

Even if you are new to RV-ing, you probably know that preservation of you food supply is very important and to do that you need a refrigerator. But, not just any refrigerator. Just like all the other RV appliances, it needs to be compact, portable, and energy-efficient, while having enough capacity to store your food.

Next up is air-conditioning. Depending on the weather conditions you will need to either heat up or cool down your RV. You can do that with a gas powered air heater which is compact, flexible and economic to run or with and energy-efficient fan that you can plug in your cigarette lighter socket and have a cool breeze in your RV.

Last, but not least, as a camper, you probably know how important it is to always have a pair of clean underpants. Instead of waiting in line at the only working washing machine at the caravan park, you can get a mini washing machine with enough loading capacity that is both convenient and will also save you money.