13 Must Have RV and Camping Outdoor Accessories

Camping season has already begun in most parts of the country! It’s time to head out for weekend campouts or perhaps you’re outfitting your new or new-to-you RV or camper. You’ll definitely need the right outdoor accessories to help make your camping excursions fun! Before you head out to your campsite, here’s a list of our 13 must-have RV & camping accessories.

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Rand McNally OverDryve 7RV GPS – Product Review

For RV owners, trip planning is more than just plotting our course on a road map. As big rig RV owners, we truly appreciate the importance of having the best tools to help us navigate our Nation’s roadways safely. Those of us who pull large fifth wheels or drive high-profile motorhomes need to be aware of low clearances, narrow and windy roads, and road obstacles. Any one of those or combination of could spell disaster if we’re not prepared for them. This is precisely why we recently tested the Rand McNally OverDryve 7 RV GPS.

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RV Kitchen Faucet Upgrade Installation Guide

I can’t believe it’s already been over three years since we took delivery of our Heartland Landmark 365. One of the features that sold us on the Landmark was the beautiful, large, fully-functional RV kitchen. The island creates a more ample food prep surface. Oh, and that big single farmer’s sink allows for cleaning large pots and pans. However, one little issue just grated on me that needed to be updated; our kitchen faucet.

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How and Where to Enjoy Dark Sky Camping

Today, as a nomadic RVer, I still look to the sky the same way as I did those three decades prior. My eyes are drawn up to the heavens above. I still get a sense of exhilaration when I see the Milky Way and points out some constellations. But the only way to get a good view of it is when we’re camping or parked in a dark sky location or dark sky community.

Pride RV Resort – Maggie Valley, NC – RV Resort Review

Pride RV Resort – Maggie Valley, North Carolina

We stayed at Pride RV Resort so we could visit Smoky Mountain National Park and some of the Blue Ridge Parkway in the summer of 2018. If you’ve not visited this part of the country, you’re truly missing out! The lush green trees and foliage throughout the Smoky Mountains is something to be seen. Come check out our review of Pride RV Resort.

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How-To Properly Clean Your RV Fresh Water Tank

While we know our RV’s black and gray holding tanks are dirty (they contain waste, after all), our freshwater holding tanks need regular and thorough cleaning too. Here’s the easy process to get your fresh water holding tanks so clean you can drink out of them. 

You can use this technique on any truck camper, travel trailer, fifth wheel, or motorhome. Heck, you can use this procedure on your boat or yacht as well!

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Anderson Water Service Panel Upgrade and Installation Guide

Recently, we were provided the opportunity to work with Anderson Brass Company by testing their improved RV water service panel. We replaced the existing plastic Anderson 200RV water service panel in our fifth wheel’s utility distribution center (UDC) with a better-engineered retrofit panel. Unlike the old plastic valve system, the improve version is manufactured with brass fittings. The old valve was susceptible to leaking and unreliable.

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