Owning a motorhome is a completely unique experience that not a lot of people get to feel in their lifetime. It can de-stress your vacations, help you save money on food and lodging, as well as allow you to bring a pet on a vacation. The flexibility of a family vacation that you get this way is simply unparalleled, not to mention that it’s a fairly affordable investment. Still, one of the best things about owning a motorhome is the fact that it gives you a chance to fully customize the vehicle with some handy accessories. Here are some of them.
Those traveling with family usually have a slight problem with entertainment. Sure, company is always appreciated but kids really aren’t that interested in listening to life lessons and tales of your youth for the entire duration of the journey. This is why you might want to consider investing in a television. A flat-screen can easily be mounted on your RV wall, however, you also need to think about the signal. The way to ensure this is to get yourself a satellite dish. Keep in mind, however, that some of these boxes require as much as 240V. Seeing as how the same goes for the TV, this should definitely be a top priority.
2. Dashboard camera
A lot of people don’t really get to enjoy the journey, seeing as how they’re too preoccupied with navigation, directions and on-road safety. Others have their own worries in mind. With a dashboard camera, you can replay everything later on, or even cut out some of the most interesting moments of the journey. Other than this, it serves as your own form of insurance, in case of an accident on the open road. You really shouldn’t let it come to the their-word-against-yours scenario. While you are at it, you can look for a reliable RV camera system and be able to observe your vehicle in its entirety.
3. Mobile internet
Provided that you’ve already purchased a smart TV, having mobile experience will provide you with the ultimate 21st-century household experience. Late at night, when you park, you can spend time with your family watching Netflix. Not to mention that each of the car’s participants will be able to freely browse the internet. This Wi-Fi antenna is something truly unique and remarkable also because it helps you to stay on the grid. With unlimited access to the internet, you can always turn to Google for advice or contact someone to send help (in a scenario of mechanical failure). All in all, it’s a great thing to have.
4. Awning and outdoor furniture
During the summer heat, a lot of people worry about the inability to spend time outside of the RV. Sure, your RV has air conditioning, however, spending time outside will be seen as not a great idea. On the other hand, if you were to get yourself a motorhome awning and some outdoor furniture, it would be fairly easy to further expand the area around the RV that you and your family can enjoy. This way, you could also take the notion of camping to a whole new level, without even having to take a tent to the trip.
5. Bike rack
Let’s say that you do set up a camp and plan to explore the neighboring area with a bicycle. By having a bike rack that you can mount on the RV, you would make this so much easier. Moreover, these racks are quite inexpensive and handy. Also, investing in an electric bicycle is definitely an idea worth considering. It’s not just about how long you can cycle. It’s also about enhancing the efficiency of your commute and raising it to a whole new level.
6. Solar panel
Previously, we’ve mentioned so many electrical devices, some of which have to run overnight, even when your car battery isn’t getting recharged. So, it might be a good idea to provide your car with an additional source of power. Solar panels are one such idea. The roof of the RV is an ideal spot for the installation of solar panels but you need to figure out the amount of free space and the layout that you have up there.
At the end of the day, you need to understand that the size, layout and type of your motorhome affect the list of accessories. As you can see, some of these upgrades add new functions, others serve as an addition to your infotainment system, while there are also those whose function has several benefits. Still, by accessorizing, you’re greatly enhancing the overall experience.