Now that the holidays are over and life is beginning to get back to routine, chances are you’re beginning to think about two things: summer RVing and how you’re going to spend those gift cards you received for Christmas. The good news is, you can combine both of these and kill two birds with one stone by purchasing some gadgets that are sure to make your time on the road enjoyable. Read our list of five must have gadgets for new RVers and then get shopping!
The Laundry Alternative Wonderwash Portable Compact Mini Washing Machine
Not every RV comes with a washing machine and sometimes driving around in search of a laundromat just isn’t in the cards. This convenient, hand cranked washing machine holds 5 pounds of laundry and can easily clean up small items like t-shirts, underwear, and even a pair of jeans. At under $50 bucks it will save you tons of money in the long run and is small enough to store in pass-thru storage or in overhead storage. It even features a patented pressure system that forces detergent into your clothing, to ensure it’s getting as clean as possible.
One of the most annoying things is having to dig around in the cooler at night looking for your drink of choice. Refrigerator’s have lights, so why shouldn’t coolers? This cooler light eliminates the frustration and makes finding your drink quick and easy. At only $10 you can’t go wrong with this purchase and might even want to buy a couple extras for your friends.
This neat sleeve fits right over your lighters and turns it into a mini survival kit. This makes it perfect to take on a long hike. It includes a super sharp knife, micro screwdriver, bottle opener, and scissors and is 100% stainless steel, so it’s sure to last through many adventures.This tool is under $15 dollars and might even save your life if you find yourself lost in the woods!
Coleman Portable Motion Sensor Light
If you plan on camping alone or simply plan to be out late, but don’t want to leave your lights on and disturb others, this portable light easily sets up and lights up to a 25 foot perimeter. It is water and impact resistant and can be hung, stood, and aimed wherever you want it. At under $20 bucks this motion sensor light is definitely worth the peace of mind it can bring.
With all the devices we carry today – everyone has a cell phone, iPod, GPS, etc. – charging these items can suck up a lot of energy, especially if you’ve got a lot of people in your party. This solar charger can help charge your portable devices using the power of the sun and can save you energy in your RV.