You love your RV. It goes on adventures with you, and it’s been your shelter from the elements from coast to coast.
But the interior? It’s getting a little dated. The floor is getting a little scratched, the sink has seen better days and the furniture is a little outdated. Why not bring some furniture from your house into the RV?
It’s a common problem: the furniture in your house would look great in your RV, but it’s not entirely suited to do so. It’s not a problem when you’re camping, but when it’s being towed around, tables, chairs and other things slide around and can cause damage.
But there are ways for crafty RV owners to bring their home furniture on the road. Here’s a look at securing your furniture safely inside your RV.
One relatively non-invasive way of securing loose furniture inside your RV is by using Velcro, or hook-and-loop, fasteners. If you have a loose table that could potentially become dislodged in transport, adhesive Velcro could be the problem solver you’re looking for.
Adhesive Velcro comes in a roll, and both the hook side and loop side can be attached to different objects. Determine where you want your table to be during storage, and use small bits of Velcro to keep it stuck to the floor. This way, it can be easily moved once you’ve reached your destination.
If you’re not stuck on Velcro, bungee cords might be a safe bet.
Screw four eye bolts into the floor of your RV, near the rear, with enough space between them for the furniture you’re hoping to strap down.
Then, using a bungee cargo net, cover the furniture and secure it to the floor using eye bolts. This way, the furniture may move around a bit as the elastic cord bends, but it will be held securely in place.
BOLT IT DOWN
If you’re in love with your furniture – and you’re equally in love with where it is in your RV – you might as well bolt it to the floor. Using some small angle brackets, attach the table to the floor using small wood screws.
However, be extra careful: if you’re drilling on the floor of your RV, make sure you know what’s beneath the floor. Fluid tanks or mechanical parts of the RV might be right below, and that’s a costly, messy dilemma to end up in.