Top 5 RV Hacks You Need to Know!

By: South Thompson Motors & RV   |   02 May 2022

If you’re new to the RV life, you’ll quickly realize it comes with a bit of a learning curve. Perhaps you’re still getting the swing of things now but with each adventure on the open road comes a new bout of lessons to take with you on the next one. Thankfully though, there are plenty of seasoned vets out there like the good folks at South Thompson RV who’ve passed down some pretty handy tips, tricks, and hacks to make your RV life easier without the trial and error – although some trial and error should be expected!  Check out these top five RV hacks that are sure to make you a happy camper!

Magnetic Knife Bars

magnetic knife bar

No one wants to worry about sharp knives falling around setting up for potential hazards in your RV. Magnetic knife bars like these, keep your sharp metal utensils in place, even during bumpy rides on the open road. Be sure to get one that’s made with extra-strength magnetic metal for added peace of mind.

Rubber Floor Tiles for Outdoor Showers

Outdoor showers are great for rinsing off while you’re camping near the beach or sand dunes. But have you ever tried to clean your wet feet while standing on sand or dirt? It’s a recipe for a messy RV. Rubber interlocking floor tiles make great outdoor shower floors, and they can also double as a non-slip surface for your indoor RV shower, too.

Toilet Paper Tubes for Fires

Want an easy, sustainable way to start your fires? Rather than throwing away empty toilet paper tubes, fill the inside of the empty cardboard with dryer lint and wrap it with wax paper. When you are ready to start your campfire, use a match or lighter and boom! Instant campfire.

Black Out Curtains

Blackout curtains are one of the best investments for RVing. After a long drive sometimes, you just need to go to bed and the sun doesn’t always cooperate with when you would like to sleep. A great trick is to Velcro the blackout curtains to some nice curtains you like, so you get the best of both worlds without the hassle of putting up more curtain rods.

Command Strips for a Move-Proof RV

One of the best tips for RV living is creating a camper environment where you don’t have to prep every time you get on the road. If you have a bunch of loose, decorative items around your camper, you will need to safely stow them every time you get on the road. That’s why a move-proof camper is such a great RV-life hack. By safely securing decorations with Command strips, you can dramatically cut down on the amount of time you need to prep your travel trailer before getting back on the road.

*Bonus: Create a Pet Nook

Many RVers have pets that would love a cozy spot to call their own. That’s why finding a place for a pet cranny is a great RV hack that’ll keep the furball happy. Is there a cabinet door you can remove and insert a puffy bed for your cuddly friend to call his own? Doing this will not only help your pet feel happy and secure on the road but will also free up space on the floor or bed for other storage needs.

 pet nook

 Image source: Harvest Hosts

Looking for more tips, tricks, hacks, or answers concerning the RV life? Don’t hesitate to stop by our lot with any of your burning questions! Feel free to browse our inventory of RVs, motorhomes and travel trailers and more in the meantime!


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