10 Best RV Travel Hacks

10 Best RV Travel Hacks

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When most people think about the RV lifestyle, they think that it’s laid back, with no worries in the world. And while this is true, there are a few things that could be extremely frustrating. Bug bits, a lack of space and storage, getting the fire to start, and figuring out what to cook are just a few. Make your next RV adventure much easier with these 10 RV travel hacks that will make you and everyone that you’re traveling with, a happy camper.

  1. Invest in a Collapsible Trash Can

    With RV’s being low on storage, a large trash-can can be difficult to travel with. Using a collapsible trash can or laundry basket makes it easy to store the trash as you go, all without taking up too much room. Reach a campsite? Simply pour it out, fold it up, and start all over again!

  2. Use Pinesol Cleaner for Flies

    Did you know that if you dilute Pinesol cleaning solution with water (a 50/50 ratio), and wipe down your tables, counters and awnings, flies will become immediately uninterested and will leave you alone? If you’re eating outside often, this will save you the hassle of constantly having to swat the pests away. Lemon and cloves also work!

  3. Use Dryer Sheets for Bees

    Bees can also be a real damper on your lunch and dinner picnics. Using unscented dryer sheets under your tablecloths will help keep the bees away from your food and help you avoid the risk of getting stung.10 Best RV Travel Hacks_HomeCamper

  4. Use a Tie Rack for Clothes

    If you’re living on an RV or taking an extended trip, one of the most important things is the closet space and let’s be honest, there’s not much you can use. If you want to maximize your closet space, use a tie rack to hang tank tops, t-shirts, and scarves.

  5. Use Command Hooks any Chance you can Get

    Command hooks are pretty much the best thing that has ever happened to RVers. They can be hung on almost every service, and don’t leave any marks, perfect if you’re only renting an RV but still want more storage. Use them to hang your cooking utensils, towels, coats, pictures, mugs, you name it.

  6. Use Styrofoam

    Depending on the time of year that you decide to take an RV trip, you might want better control of the temperature. Simply tape Styrofoam to your window to help block the heat. It also gives you another level of privacy! You can also buy a vent cushion to help as well.

  7. Use the Community Center

    If you’re staying at a large campsite, there’s a good chance that there’s a community center. Take advantage of these spots when you want a little privacy or just want a little more open space. There’s usually a big comfy couch, TV’s, sinks, refrigerators, microwaves, and Wi-Fi.

  8. Laundry

    Unless you’ve got a big fancy set up, there’s a good chance that your RV does not have a washer or dryer. If you’re on the road for a long time, you’ll probably want to wash your clothes at least once or twice. Luckily, there are a couple of options. If you’re not at a campsite where there are laundry facilities, use a bucket and a plunger as a washing machine and simply hang them up in the sun to dry. If this sounds like too much work, head to a nicer RV camp and use their facilities.10 Best RV Travel Hacks_HomeCamper

  9. Hang your Toiletries

    The smallest part of an RV is easily the bathroom. Use a hanging shoe rack or another hanging organizer to hold your toiletries (brushes, shampoo, face wash, mouthwash, you name it). You can either hang this on your shower rod or hang this on the back of your door. Whatever works best for your set up.

  10. Use a Mattress Topper

    If you’re spending long days out in the sun hiking, swimming, mountain biking, getting a good night’s sleep is extremely imperative. You don’t want to overdo it and become too exhausted. Not all RVs have the most comfortable beds. If you are a light sleeper or find yourself waking up uncomfortable, in pain, or still very tired, invest in a mattress topper. An RV is your home away from home after all.

If you follow these easy 10 steps, you will have an easy and peaceful trip and you’ll be able to focus on the important stuff, spending time outside and becoming one with nature again.


This article was written by: Shelley Trupert, Outdoorsy Content Team