Equipment Needed: Utilities Checklist for an RV
With the warm weather we’ve been enjoying the past couple of months, you are probably itching to grab the family, throw your gear into the RV, and head out for at a weekend of sun, fun and the outdoors. RVs seem to be specifically designed for spontaneous camping trips, yet they still require that campers bring necessary items in order to actually make the RV function properly and make the trip enjoyable. At Premier Coach Works, your Phoenix RV and auto body shop, we know that without power, water and sewage, an RV is little more than a steel tent on wheels. Here are some of the essential items you should add to your packing checklist in order to make sure that your RV utilities keep you safe and comfortable during your trip.
You should keep these items in your RV at all times to ensure access to water:
- An in-line water filter that will purify the water and eliminate the need for bottled water. This is especially important in areas where the water is not known for being of a pure quality or purity.
- Fresh water hoses (not garden hoses) fitted with the appropriate connectors.
- Since water pressure varies from park to park, be sure to install a water pressure regulator. Too much water pressure can actually damage your plumbing, so it is necessary to regulate it.
In order to dispose of waste sanitarily, you will need the following:
- Garden hose and tank cleaning wand for the sewage tanks.
- A sewage disposal kit that includes all of the proper fittings, a sewer ring, flushing connections, hoses, a sewer support hose, rubber gloves and recommended additives meant for your specific vehicle.
- Toilet paper that is specifically designed for camping in an RV. This type of toilet paper disintegrates rapidly and will not clog the plumbing the way standard toilet paper does.
To maintain electricity in your RV, be sure to pack:
- An extension cord or two… or three. You never know how far away you will be located from a reliable power source.
- Power and voltage adaptors (if necessary).
- An electrical cord connector to access power from the RV park’s electricity.
To keep the RV stable and to avoid the malfunction of any utilities, be sure to carry wooden leveling blocks, wheel chocks, tools to stabilize jacks and a bubble level in order to make sure that the vehicle remains upright and balanced.
Premier Coach Works specializes in RV body and mechanical repair along with RV paint and interior design. To find out more about our RV, motorhome and trailer repair services, please contact us today or get a quote.