Traveling about the country in a camper or RV is one of the great American dreams held by so many. There are lots of ways that people accomplish this dream. Some people have small campers, trailers or converted buses, while other have $200,000 luxury motor homes with all the bells and whistles. The one thing in common that they all have is a love of traveling and the outdoors so when they meet in a park or campground, they always have interesting experiences to share. There are some camper trailer accessories that can make your experiences traveling far more fun and convenient.
Add An Awning
The absolute best way to double the size of your living space is to put an awning on your camp trailer. They are very inexpensive, will provide plenty of shade and protection from the rain, plus they don’t add hardly any extra weight.
One of the problems with towing a large camper trailer is the extra weight when you are traveling down the road. You will be blocking the way by going slow through the mountains and making other drivers mad. However, an awning connected to one side will only add 100 lbs or less, making it an ideal way to increase space.
Once you have your awning on, the next best thing to get is a gas barbecue so you can cook most of your meals outside undercover. There are great grills that you can mount outside on the back bumper of your camp trailer. They are easy to remove quickly for use and just as easy to stow away when it’s time to move.
Cooking inside of a cramped trailer is always difficult because of the limited space, the cooking odors and the heat generated by the stove. By doing most of it outside, you will keep your trailer more clean, less smokey and far less cramped.
You might also consider adding a complete bug screen to the entire awning, as well. In many places where the camping is remote, there are large insect populations that can bite and sting you. By adding bug screening you can relax in comfort while the mosquitoes try in vain to find a way in.
While Generators Are Nice, Solar Panels Are Quiet
Most RV trailers have propane stoves, refrigerators and lighting so that they can go for a couple of weeks without electrical power. But many other camper trailer accessories require electricity like blenders, TVs, satellite dishes and stereos.
Generators have always been the backup power choice if you are not in a full-service park, but they use a lot of gas, are noisy and may not be reliable. Solar, on the other hand is absolutely quiet, and once you have paid for the panels, the sun is free. It will require batteries to work at night, but the few electrical appliances that camping trailers have don’t use much juice.
Traveling the country with your RV trailer can be the thrill of a lifetime and with a few extra accessories, you can live in comfort. Plus, with the right accessories, you won’t be tied to always staying in a campground or RV park. You will be free to roam wherever your heart takes you.