Must-Have RV Upgrades

July 25th, 2019 by

RV with DogYour home is equipped with high-tech devices and appliances. Why not add the same advances to your home on wheels? RV makers are loading their vehicles with the latest and greatest RV upgrades on the market for a fully integrated experience. Since you can’t take all your favorite appliances with you inside your used RV or toy hauler, there are a plethora of gadgets that can make you feel right at home while you’re cruising toward your next destination.

Solar Power

You can’t always plug into the grid. Solar panels allow you to harness the power of the sun’s rays. From a tiny solar panel to keep your chassis battery charged, to a four-panel 1000 watt system to power all your electronics, a solar panel system isn’t simply a luxury — it’s an essential upgrade to your RV. With a pair of 80-watt panels, you can stay charged while using lights, laptop computers, and other low-wattage devices.

TV on the Go

Big-screen TVs are standard features in modern RV’s. But the likelihood is that unless you’re at an RV park that provides cable service, you’re limited to what you can watch. The solution is the King Tailgater — a fully automatic portable HD satellite antenna that sits on the ground or permanently mounts to the roof of your RV. This allows you to tune in to all of your favorite DISH Network programming, including local networks. Simply connect your Tailgater and receiver and within minutes you’ll be enjoying your favorite shows. With Pay-As-You-Go programming, no contract is required, so you’re billed only for the months you use.

LED Lights

Most modern RV interiors feature LED light bulbs that replace the old-fashioned halogen LED lights. LED bulbs use approximately 90% less energy than halogens, are longer-lasting, more resistant to vibration, and are cool to the touch yet just as bright. Our parts department offers solar panels that give you free power on the open road, as well as tips and tricks for installing new parts. Portable satellite systems allow you to watch your favorite TV shows from wherever you park. LED’s consume less energy, so you can also camp longer without relying on the generator. Weatherproof LED light strips are a great addition to awnings, so you can continue to enjoy the outdoors after dark.

Boost Your Battery Power

When you’re cruising around Coeur d'Alene, ID, the last thing you want to worry about is a lack of battery power. RVs usually come equipped with two rugged batteries but some travelers require more power. Amping up your battery power ensures you won’t run out of electricity and gives you added peace of mind while on the road. If you’re not interested in upgrading your batteries, it’s a smart idea to purchase one or two spare batteries for more security.

Counter Extensions

If you enjoy cooking, you may find the limited counter space inside an RV stifling. Granted, some fifth-wheel RVs offer plenty of space, but if you have a Class A, B, or C, chances are there’s room for improvement. Counter extensions will give you all the room you need to prepare food in your kitchen, meaning you don’t have to relocate to an outside picnic bench to do prep work for meals. What’s more? You can find counter extensions made from a variety of materials, so you’re bound to find a set that matches your RV’s color scheme and style.

Portable Washers & Dryers

Washing your clothes on the go just got easier. There are many compact portable washing machines on the market that allow you to keep your clothes clean in the luxury of your RV. Many of these machines weigh less than 50 pounds, making them easy to stow on your camper during your trip. Some RV’s come prepped so that the washer/dryer combo can be permanently installed. Not only storage-friendly, but these compact gems can also help save you time and money required to find laundromats or community campsite facilities. If you’re camping in eastern Washington or roughing it anywhere, what better way to add modern comfort to your experience?

Wireless RV Backup Camera

Speaking of camping, backing up into a campsite is a chore in and of itself when you’re driving an RV or pulling a toy hauler. Due to their size, RVs are generally just difficult to maneuver. It’s not a problem when you’re cruising down the highway, but when you need to reverse into a tight spot, it can be a challenge. You’ll have a much easier time with a rearview camera. Prices can run a bit high on these RV upgrades and some are more difficult to install, depending on the model, but you’ll find a wide range of options online.

Learn More About RV Upgrades from ClickIt Auto and RV Wandermere!

Want to learn more about your many options for RV upgrades and RV kitchen accessories, or are you shopping for a used RV you can customize? Contact us at ClickIt Auto and RV Wandermere or visit us near Spokane and Spokane Valley! Need directions from Seattle or Spokane — or vice versa? Check out our handy guide!

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