travel hacks

Simple Travel Hacks To Make RV Travel Easy

America is a big country, with countless interesting places to visit. And what better way to see them all than packing up the family and hitting the road in your RV? To make your RV travels easier and more enjoyable, try these simple travel hacks.

 

Storage and Organization

  • Keep plenty of duct tape, clothespins, and clothesline on hand. These essential RV tools can be used for hanging clothes to dry, securing trash bags, and keeping cabinets closed, and all sorts of handy applications.
  • To dry damp clothes while on the road, hang a suspension rod in the shower. The rods are easily adjusted to fit the available space, and can be put up and taken down in less than a minute. Also, a towel rod makes a great tool for holding bath products in place so they don’t spill.
  • For easy hand washing once you’re in the RV campground, tie a bar of soap to the water spigot using a pair of pantyhose.
  • While on the road, plastic shower caddies with suctions cups make great storage containers for children’s activities. Attaching the suction cups to a window or wall will keep the caddies in place even on bouncy roads.
  • Put a plastic trash bag inside a collapsible laundry basket for a quick, portable trashcan that can be used inside your RV or outdoors.
  • Ziploc bags are great for storing more than just food. Keep a variety of sizes on hand to conveniently hold spare RV parts, rubber bands, dry goods and anything else that fits into a small container.

 

Comfort and Safety

  • To keep your RV warmer during cold weather, use bubble wrap to insulate the windows. Simply cut the bubble wrap to fit the windowpane, spray a light film of water on the window, and press the bubble side against the window while it is still wet.
  • Use anti-fatigue floor mats to add comfort and insulation to RV bunks.
  • To get better wi-fi reception in the RV campground, use a wi-fi booster. These can be purchased for less than $20 online and are simple to install.
  • To keep items from shifting around while driving, install non-slip liners in all drawers and shelves.
  • When you arrive at a new campground, write the name, address, spot number and phone number of the campground on a small dry erase board. This will make it easy to tell medical responders where you are in case of an emergency.
  • To prevent accidents at night, add glow-in-the dark tape strips to your RV stairs.

 

Pest Control

  • To keep wasps away, cut a flea collar in half and place inside your RV.
  • Scatter small pieces of Irish Spring deodorant soap in and around your RV to keep mice away. They hate the smell!
  • To repel flies, wipe down your counters, tables, and awnings with a 50/50 mix of water and Pine-Sol.

 

And remember, if you need any RV repair or maintenance before hitting the road, Premier Coach Works can help. Call us at 623-935-6678 to make an appointment, or visit our website.