13 Must Have Camping and Outdoor RV Accessories

Camping season seems to be year round in most parts of the country now; especially in the RV community. So, if you’re hading out for weekend campouts or you’re outfitting your new or new-to-you RV or camper, these are some helpful camping and outdoor RV accessories that we recommend to help make your camping adventures fun! 

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So you don’t have to traipse all over the country looking for all your camping and outdoor accessories and RV gear, we’ve laid it all out for you here to help you get set up without even having to get in your car and turning the key.

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13 Must Have Camping and Outdoor RV Accessories

1)   Large Reversible Outdoor Patio Mat

This is one of the most important RV Gear essentials you’ll need! You’ll want one to place outside your camper door so dirt doesn’t get tracked into your coach or camper. They come in different colors too!

2)   Portable Grill and Griddle

Blackstone Grill Griddle

This amazing portable grill and grill has become the camping rage! It is built as one; with an easy to use electric igniter, uses convenient 1 pound propane bottles for fuel, and has a built in grease catcher. Perfect for camping, tailgating, road trips, hunting and everyday outdoor use. Blackstone makes cleanup a breeze with this table top gas griddle and grill; Simply wipe it off with a paper towel. No fuss cooking allows you more time to enjoy the outdoors

3)   Propane Fire Pit

When we had our fifth wheels, we loved our Outland Firebowl 870 Premium Outdoor Portable Propane Gas Fire Pit with Cover & Carry Kit It was a great size and put out some great heat and ambiance without having to look for or transport firewood. But we also got to enjoy using it even during campfire bans because it’s propelled by gas not causing sparks.  we’re not permitted wood fires. And besides, firewood is expensive and may not even be available.  Propane is cheaper and burns cleaner.

Propane Fire Pit

But since we’ve downsized from our fifth wheel to our tiny Class C motorhome, we also downsized our outdoor camping gear; including our super portable and compact propane fire pit.

4)   Folding Camping Chair with Lumbar Support

We have two StrongBack chairs we sit in regularly and one zero gravity chair for outdoor naps and relaxing. Our opinion is get two like ours and a few of the lesser expensive ones for the kids and visitors. However, once your guests sit in these, it will be hard to get them back.

Lumbar Support Strongback Camp Chairs

5)   Outdoor Folding Table

Whether its to put your grill on or eat at, you’ll want one that is collapsible and can withstand heat and weight. We love the Camco 51891 Aluminum Fold-Away Side Table – Large

Small Folding Table

6)   Outdoor Rechargeable LED Lantern

Keep it simple. You don’t need the most expensive outdoor camping gear. Get a lantern that is rechargeable so you’re not killing your wallet by buying batteries all the time. We have the: rechargeable LED camping lantern with detachable portable flashlight that’s water resistant that also comes with a USB Cable Car Charger.

7)   Canopy Gazebo Tent

There may be times where there’s not a tree to be seen for miles for shade.  Its nice to put over the picnic table; especially if you get the screen attachments to make it an outdoor screen room for bug season. They are also nice to have if you’re parked right next to trees and can’t open your awning(s). We enjoy setting up our 10×10 easy pop-up canopy screen tent. It comes with mesh side walls to keep out the skeeters and our kitties contained inside with us.

8)   Portable Folding Wagon

Whether you need wagon to take your clothes to the laundry room or cart your camp chairs, cooler, children, dogs, etc. to another campsite or the beach, a portable folding wagon is a definite must-have. They’re also awesome for toting your stuff; saving your back from injury.

9)   Party Lights

Party lights are a great festive way to enjoy your evenings and light the way onto your campsite. 24 Lantern String Lights : Indoor Outdoor Mini Nylon Weather Resistant Lighting, Extra Long 16ft With Remote Control.

10)   S’more & Hotdog Skewer Sticks 

These are perfect for not only roasting marshmallows but also hotdogs and sausages. You don’t need a lot. A couple will do just fine. Look at these! What a great gift these would make too! SUMPRI Marshmallow Roasting Sticks, Smores Skewers Telescoping Rotating Forks SET OF 6

11)   Campfire Pie Iron

These are not just for making dessert pies! You can make pizza pockets, grilled cheese, breakfast pockets, etc. Whatever you can stuff between two slices of bread! We have one of these! Rome Round Pudgy Pie Iron

12)   Broom and Dustpan

This will come in handy everyday and oftentimes, several times a day; inside and outside your RV or camper. While you’re at it, get one with a dust pan too. We have the O-Cedar Angler Angle Broom With Dust Pan

13)   Collapsible Bucket

For bucket washing your kids dirty feet before entering the camper, or doing dishes in or out of your camper. They are also a must-have for fetching water, adding water to your black tank, keeping your fishing catch or even just toting supplies around. We won the Camco Collapsible Bucket with Storage Case- Durable Pop Up Bucket with Watertight Fabric at an RV Rally and Dan loves it!


So that’s our otp 13 Must Have Camping and Outdoor RV Accessories you’ll need for your RV or camper to enjoy the outdoors. I’m sure there’s more you can add to your own list but this is, at least, enough to get you started.

Don’t forget to visit the following pages for more RV gear, accessories and information:

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4 Replies to “13 Must Have Camping and Outdoor RV Accessories”

  1. How does your canopy hold up in the wind? I had something like this once, maybe a bit less well made. I set it up. It worked fine until the gust front of a thunderstorm came in. Totally destroyed on its first day of use.

    1. Adam, thanks for following our blog. We only put ours up when we’re definitely going to use it and take it down if there are winds over 10mph. Same rule as our awning. -Lisa & Dan

    1. Bert, we love ours!! You can make so many cool yumyums in them from soft taco pockets to fruit pies!! Thanks for following along! Good to see you at Moab! -Lisa & Dan

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