I am spending a lot of time on outdoorsy adventures and most of this time, I am in my faithful RV. Since I go camping on my own, I need some clever devices to depend on. I am always interested in making the best of everything I buy, so a substantial investment like an RV, definitely comes with its fair share of challenges. Here is my take on 5 essential gadgets any RV owner should buy.
A backup camera
There is no other way around it. An affordable backup camera for RV is a must. You cannot make sure that you are preventing all the accidents that could happen only because you didn’t see what is going on behind you.
RVs, by definition, are large vehicles, and getting proper visibility in the back is quite an important issue. A backup camera can solve this problem, and it can keep you out of trouble, too, since you don’t have to rely on a rear view mirror only.
An RV GPS
You may wonder why in the world you should purchase a GPS unit that caters specifically to RV owners. Why shouldn’t just any GPS do? For starters, there are some advantages to enjoy from getting an RV GPS. You will be able to learn about RV-friendly places along the way, and about routes that allow you to pass with your vehicle, thus preventing you from making significant detours.
A gadget for monitoring tire pressure
This is the type of device that doesn’t come cheap, but, in my opinion, it is one of the most helpful. Before reaching for some fancy coffee machine or who knows what else others might consider cool to have, like in my case, you should first invest in such a system.
Having to deal with a blowout tire on the road can be a real hassle. With the help of this tire monitoring system, you will be able to tell the state of your tires, to prevent such problems.
Electric braking system
I value safety above all else, and embarking on long RV trips sounds like the type of circumstance when I want and need to be extra cautious. In inclement weather, when the streets become wet and dangerous, having additional assistance for your brakes is invaluable. Invest in a good quality one, to enhance the braking abilities of your vehicle.
A weather radio
You should be able to stay informed on weather changes and especially on alerts related to rapidly changing conditions. I thought about getting a portable weather radio for my RV trips, so I can avoid unpleasant mishaps along the way and truly enjoy my adventures.