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With luxurious RVs taking camping to a whole new level, the days of cramming the family into a tiny travel trailer are gone. Campgrounds are full of travelers who’ve gone the extra mile to make their camper feel like a home away from home. Redecorating, adding comfy furnishings, and using RV hacks are revolutionizing how cruisers enjoy the great outdoors.

Whether you’re in a million-dollar motorhome or a small tow-behind trailer, there are always ways to make your camping experience more enjoyable. So here are a few must-have RV upgrades to help you feel a little extra on your next camping trip.

7 must-have upgrades for your RV 

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1. Portable firepit

Sitting around a campfire and roasting marshmallows goes hand in hand with camping. Having a folding fire pit allows you to enjoy being outside with friends and family no matter where you are. A portable fire pit is a must-have camping accessory. Get one with sturdy legs that easily fold down, an easy-to-clean grate for outdoor cooking, and a convenient carrying bag for simple storage

2. Inflatable sofa

There’s no better way to feel a little extra than in an inflatable air lounger. Not only does it take up minimal space, but it also gives you and your travel companions a comfortable hangout to enjoy glamping in style.

3. Lanterns

A lightweight, portable lantern is essential for providing lighting at night. There are great pop-up styles that easily store away when not in use yet offer a great light source whenever you need to brighten things up a little.

4. Folding bikes

Bicycles are a must-have for leisurely rides around the campground and trips into town or to the beach. Folding bikes take up less room than traditional models and don’t require a clunky bike rack on the back of your RV.

5. Nested pots and pans

The secret is out, and RV’ers are purchasing nested cookware to free up valuable space in the kitchen. The versatile pots and pans stack into one large pot or pan while providing you with the options for all your cooking needs. They’re the ultimate RV hack.

6. Smart space heaters

Space heaters are convenient for keeping warm on chilly fall and winter nights. But when left unattended, they can prove disastrous. There are now heater models that you can control directly from your smartphone, ensuring your RV is safe and sound any time of day or night.

7. Collapsible suitcase

Be the envy of all your friends with multiuse luggage that collapses to take up less room than a large suitcase. Many RV’ers love to take excursions, and having a bag that serves as a backpack or overnight bag is a great accessory for adding a little extra to your RV lifestyle.

Why it’s important to feel at home in your RV

Taking an RV road trip is a great escape from the ordinary, eliminating the stress and fast pace of daily life. Having an oasis to relax and spend time with friends and family while adventuring is priceless. 

Implementing some of the above hacks will not only make your next camping trip a little easier but also help you feel a little extra when you see your kids sitting on an inflatable sofa as they enjoy freshly toasted s’mores.

Outdoorsy points out that “hacking camper life is a fun part of the adventure on the road.” They suggest that you should “always keep your eyes open for ways to make your camper life cooler, hipper, and trendier.”

There’s nothing better for your soul than the RV lifestyle, so get out there and enjoy it.


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