guide to rvs

RVs come in a range of types from class A, B and C as well as fifth wheel, SURV, folding and truck campers. Once you have taken the plunge to purchase one, you will want to kit it out with a range of RV accessories to improve your RV experience.

RV’s are basically a home on wheels and the number of luxuries inside can range. However, as nice as luxuries are, its important that all the basics such as the battery, water pump, toilet and other components are fully functioning.

Powering Up Your RV & Accessories

Unlike your standard vehicle on the road, a RV will have a range of appliances that will require an electrical supply in order to run them. A deep cycle RV battery will be a requirement on almost all RVs as a standard car battery will not be able to cope with the drain from the electrical appliances.

You can also opt for using a generator as a method of getting power for your electrical appliances. The best RV generator will be quiet for camping but provide enough power for all of your electrical appliances.

Many of the appliances such as a RV air conditioner will use a fair amount of power and a powerful generator and battery is essential. In an effort to combat the issue of getting power to your RV, you can opt for a RV solar kit, with various panels and other solar accessories. This will provide a continuous supply of power along as there is plenty of sun of course.

Many camp grounds offer their own supply of power for RV owners to use but this should be done with caution. We recommend that you use a RV surge protector to ensure that there are no surges of power that could damage your appliances.

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Water & Heating

In terms of the water supply for your RV, you have two options, which include city water and fresh water that is stored in a tank. Using a RV water pump, the water flows to the various appliances inside of the RV that require water to operate.

Whilst on the road, many people will be craving a shower. You can of course find a suitable facility to have a shower but being able to shower when and where you want from inside your RV is far more desirable. In order for this to be possible, you will require a compact RV tankless water heater, which can run from a low water pressure and be small enough to fit inside your RV.

Exterior Of The RV

When you are purchasing a RV, it may be one of the most expensive things you purchase and therefore an investment. For this reason alone, it is worth protecting it, which can be achieved in various methods. The most popular method and most effective is by using suitable RV covers, that will repel water, protect against UV and keep rodents and bugs out of the vehicle.

The sun is not always a bad thing for your RV as it can provide a free source of power. Installing a solar panel kit for your RV is fairly easy to setup with portable kits available. However, not every RV owner will make the most of solar panels as they may be on the road to frequently or be in an area without a reliable source of sun.

Inside the RV

The inside of your RV is home to many features that are found in your home. However, they are of course designed for the RV and are quite different to domestic alternatives. For example, a RV toilet will be smaller in size and not have the same method of flushing away the waste.

This is because it will need a RV sewer hose to connect to the dump valve of the RV and transfer the waste to an external sewage system.

Possible one of the most important features that many RV owners consider is of course the bed. Putting the best RV mattress you can buy can completely transform the sleep that you have inside your RV.


When it comes to RVs, there is a huge variety of accessories that include a RV shower head to RV tire covers. The list is endless but adding as many useful accessories will ultimately improve your RV experience.

Check out our full list of RV articles to help you with your search for ideal RV accessories and further improve your very own experience.