January 28, 2016
For those who can’t go a day without the Internet, mobile devices, and other gadgets of the Digital Age, RV camping may elicit more groans than exclamations of excitement. Is RVing new to you and your family? Consider these RV camping hacks to create a home-away-from-home that will ease newcomers into the RV lifestyle. Here are a few tricks of the trade from veteran RVers.
RV Life Hacks
1. Odor Removal
Due to your motorhome’s septic tank system, there are bound to be some odors. While there are all sorts of chemical-based solutions for an RV black tank, you can also save some money by making your own. Just mix one cup of laundry soap and one cup water softener for a homemade freshener.
2. Sleep Like Royalty
If you can relate to the story of the Princess and the Pea, you might find the mattress in your RV less than desirable. Luckily, a small upgrade can make a big impact on your comfort. No need to shell out an arm and a leg for a plush mattress, simply invest in an inexpensive mattress topper. Cheaper models will only set you back by about $50.
Maybe you’re accustomed to shower luxury—and your RV’s showerhead just isn’t cutting it. The solution? Simply upgrade to a model that incorporates more oxygen into the water stream for increased pressure and volume, like Oxygenics.
A clever yet little-known camper hack is to use baking stone for your cooking. Some RV ovens only contain a single burner, which causes the heat to be concentrated in a single area, resulting in baked goods and casseroles with a scorched portion at the bottom. Luckily, this problem can be remedied by placing a baking stone in the center of the oven. The stone will absorb the heat and distribute it evenly for more delicious dishes.
5. Fun and Games
Worried that your kids will be glued to their Instagram feed during your trip? Show them that they can have fun without their smartphone or Xbox. Bring along a few board games, playing cards, or an Uno deck for some after-dinner competition. It will be nostalgic for you, and a novelty for your kids (we’re sure they’ll warm up to it).
Join Our Lively RV Community
RVing is a lot of fun. If you’re in the midst of planning your next big adventure, then consider some of the many RV campgrounds scattered across the nation as potential destinations. Make sure to add Lazydays’ own premier RV resorts to your list. The whole family is sure to have a good time swimming, biking, playing basketball or tennis, checking out the wildlife, and more, all at an affordable daily rate.
Before you head out with family in tow, be sure to stop by our RV service shop. You don’t want the fun to be upended by a mechanical failure that could have been prevented with an inspection from one of our expert RV technicians.
We wish you the best of luck on the open road. Check out our Pinterest for more RV camping hacks. Happy travels!
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