What’s In Your RVs Storage Compartment?

Jan 7 2017

If you’re ready for your next big RV trip, you’re likely to have more stuff to take with you than the South has sweet tea. You need food, clothing, sheets and bedding, towels and everything in between to make your trip as comfortable as possible. To cut down on your trips back and forth from your house to your RV, here’s a list of essentials that can (and should) be stored in your full-time RV permanently.

Tool rollups/tool box

Hopefully you won’t need these, but when you do, you’re gonna want them close by. Whether they’re going to be used on your towing vehicle, trailer or something at a site is anyone’s guess. Either way, you don’t want to need a hammer or screwdriver and not have one. Consider trying a rollup version. It’s compact, is easy to carry around your tools in and they’re relatively inexpensive.

Folding table and chairs

You never know when you’re going to need an extra table and chairs for company, or to use as an additional working surface for you. There are some models of folding furniture that are almost flat when they’re folded up, which make them perfect for spaces that are smaller or tight on storage. Since they’re lightweight, they’re easy to move around outside or inside to accommodate your needs.

High quality vacuum

You’re out in nature. That’s a big part of why you live the RV lifestyle! Though nature is beautiful, it’s guaranteed that the dirt will come in one way or another. Keeping a high quality cordless vacuum around is exactly what you need to help maintain those clean floors. The key is to find one that doesn’t weigh a million pounds and is relatively easy to store. The less bulk, the better! Though this one’s a bit pricey, it’s definitely worth the cost. It comes with a hanging powering station, and it’s small enough to reach the toughest crannies of your rig.  It’s important to note that many of our luxury 5th wheel’s at GLRV actually come with cordless vacuum’s or a central vacuum system.

Outdoor and/or step rug

This genius invention had RV moms everywhere rejoicing. Outdoor rugslook like traditional rugs and sit outside your RV for people to wipe their shoes on. Step rugs are somewhat different but it’s a similar idea. These are installed on the stairs into your RV and keep people from slipping in wet conditions, but also forces guests to wipe their shoes on the way in. You never have to worry about its placement outside or whether you’re setting it down on the muddy ground.

Plastic totes

Really. You can never have too much storage. Especially in an environment that is naturally cramped, organization is the key to maximizing your space. These are fairly inexpensive and fold flat. Use them while you’re setting up camp, carrying equipment, wherever you need them. And when you’re done? Store them in the nearest cranny for your next adventure.

There are lots of things that RVers need to carry with them. And the longer they’re on the road, the more they need to carry. These are some of the essentials you’ll need to make life a little easier in your rig. Invest in some of these essentials, and enjoy the sweet tea and easy-going Good Life without the hauling headache.