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10 Best RV Accessories... in YOUR opinion


 

In your opinion, list your 10 best RV accessories & addons and why. :)



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(1) Electric fireplace, (2) heated floors, (3) Wineguard Traveler sat dish, (4) induction cook top, (5) king bed, (6) TPMS, (7) RV/Truck Specific GPS, (8) dish washer, (9) washer/dryer, (10) wine

Not in any particular order. Except maybe wine first.....


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Not in any particular order:

1. Electric tongue jack

2. Sleep Number bed

3. Kuerig Coffee Maker

4. Nook

5. Residential Refrigerator

6. Dual Cam Hitch

7. Ram 3500 Dually Tow Vehicle

8. Big Screen TV

9. Reading Lamps above bed

10. EZ Lube axles

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There's so many....

The wilson mobile amplifier for 4g. ranks up there pretty good for me lately..

Sleep number bed..

residential fridge..

Electric toliet

Sliding try in cargo area..

on board generator..

Led tv's with surround

Bunk beds for built in storage racks..

Video surveillance system .

Weber Q bbq..


roof top automatic sat dish..



-- Edited by The Junkman on Wednesday 1st of October 2014 05:34:18 PM

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Not in any particulars order:

1.- Level-Up automatic leveling system
2.- Mor/ryde king pin
3.- Mor/ryde Independent Suspension
4.- 2nd Air conditioner
5.- Spendide combo washer dryer
6.- LED lighting
7.- Sleep Number matress
8.- LP tank remote changeover indictor
9.- Progressive onboard EMS with remote indicator panel.
10.- 17.5" wheels with H rated tires

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Also, not in any particular order:

1. Select Comfort (Sleep Number) mattress (otherwise I'm just roughing it)

2. Residential refrigerator - better and bigger than the old RV fridge

3. Level-Up hydraulic system - Hydraulics beats electric any day - quick and easy setup

4. 3000 watt pure sine wave inverter with 4 batteries - backup should campground power go out

5. Watts 263A water pressure regulator - helps save on plumbing lines - was on high pressure once and three different leaks at faucets

6. Air compressor capable of 150 lbs psi - DRV's 17.5" tires require 125 psi

7. Honda EU3000is generator - also a backup if campground power goes out

8. Torque wrench capable up to 250 lbs - wheel lugs require 150 ft lbs of torque - I tend to over-torque wheels if I don't use the wrench

9. Ladder - even though the coach comes with a 300 lb capacity ladder, I hate it - I absolutely insist on preventative maintenance on roof and a/c units

10. Computer - for research and for participating on forums

I should mention this next one as the ABSOLUTE NUMBER ONE MUST HAVE....

....my wife - because I can't cook.

Terry



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- custom memory foam matress (66 inches wide, using all available space in the bedroom slide)

- custom blackout fabric curtains in the bedroom instead of day/night shades

- Berkey water filter (portable canister), in addition to the house filter (a Berkey is built for third world use, will filter any water except salt water into perfectly safe potable water)

- Rotochoks (reduces trailer movement when parked by 95%)

- solar panels and programmable charge controler

- pure sine wave inverter

- slideout tray in main compartment (we carry our bikes there, with the tray unloading and loading is a breeze)

- two tier steamer (we cook all the time and plug in the steamer outside, avoiding the moisture inside and getting veggies steamed to the point)

- espresso machine (don't talk to me when I haven't had my espresso machiato yet ...wink)

- Verizon Mifi (prescribed to deal with our internet addiction ...biggrin)

not in any particular order

Bernd



-- Edited by The Schweitzers on the road on Wednesday 1st of October 2014 09:16:15 PM

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Terry, you would learn to cook FAST if Jo quit on you.... :)

Good list...it got most of my top things. I'll add

- air ride hitch (if you have a heavy coach)
- sewer macerator set as permanent drain method (much cleaner and easier)
- Whole house RO system - to protect the coach systems from hard water and avoid using bottled water
- Wifi capture device for better Internet where campground wifi is "good enough"
- disc brakes on trailer. A REQUIREMENT, IMO.

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Jack Mayer wrote:

Terry, you would learn to cook FAST if Jo quit on you.... :)

Good list...it got most of my top things. I'll add

- air ride hitch (if you have a heavy coach)
- sewer macerator set as permanent drain method (much cleaner and easier)
- Whole house RO system - to protect the coach systems from hard water and avoid using bottled water
- Wifi capture device for better Internet where campground wifi is "good enough"
- disc brakes on trailer. A REQUIREMENT, IMO.


 Jack,

If needs be, I guess I could fry a hamburger or an egg and bacon, but how long would it be before I got bored with all that?

Oh, and I "met" you guys yesterday as you were driving East on Highway 24 outside of Colorado Springs.  I had to look back to make sure, and sure enough I recognized the back of your "loaner" fifth wheel.  Have fun at the HDT rally.

Terry



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Instead of my list I will add a few that I find important that others have not mentioned.

a) A VMSpc from Silverleaf, http://www.silverleafelectronics.com/node/6, to monitor my diesel motorhome engine while driving.  

b) A Hughes Autoformer, http://www.pplmotorhomes.com/parts/rv-power-cords/hughes-autoformer-kit.htm, for when the campground electric voltage goes low.   Does not happen often, but we experienced it a couple weeks ago. 

c) Our Breville Smart Oven, http://www.amazon.com/Breville-BOV800XL-1800-Watt-Convection-Toaster/dp/B001L5TVGW.  Don't accept substitutes, they are not as good.

d) A Magnum 3012 hybrid inverter, http://www.magnumenergy.com/Products/MSH-Mseries.htm.  This is the only 12 volt Hybrid Magnum makes and it smooths out life on 30AMP and below since the inverter supplements low amps.  On 30AMP we set it to 10AMPs, leaving 20AMPs for everything off the inverter.   It is pure sinewave and we do have a residential fridge.

e) Wireless thermometers, especially the Acurite one for the refrigerator, http://www.amazon.com/ACU_RITE-Refrigerator-Wireless-Thermometer-00986/dp/B004QJVU78.  Piece of mind.

f) Camco 39755 RhinoFLEX 6-in-1 Sewer Cleanout Plug Wrench, http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BDEP9S0.  Lightweight and easy to keep for when you need it.  I have not needed it often, but am glad to have it when someone tightens the sewer cap a bit too much.

 

 



-- Edited by bjoyce on Thursday 2nd of October 2014 07:22:18 PM

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HMMMM....this is a good one.....here it goes, in no particular order:
1)WaterBoss 360 Whole home water softener (great since being in North Dakota Indoor RV park)
2)Residential fridge with ice and water in door
3)Residential sized shower (well,almost.....)
4)Residential sized king bed
5)Splendide Washer and Dryer stackable
6)Bose sound system
7)BIG screen tv in living and fairly large in "basement" area for outside viewing
8)Wood blinds instead of the those day/night things
9)Auto leveling system
10)Directv whole home DVR with Genie (3 different programs at once if I want....6 if you count the PIP option)

Wow...that list was easier than I thought and I didn't even get to finish I guess I'll just stick with these being "a few of my favorite things"



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This is a very helpful thread for those of us looking to buy!


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Selah wrote:

Not in any particular order. Except maybe wine first.....


 LOL, I'll second that! & coffee when I'm tinkerin' with Linux :)



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RickandJanice wrote:

3.- Mor/ryde Independent Suspension


 Cool! I didn't even know this existed! Thanks :)



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The Schweitzers on the road wrote:
- pure sine wave inverter

 Does anyone have recommendations on Pure Sine Wave Inverter brands to go for & which ones to avoid?

Thanks :)



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bjoyce wrote:
d) A Magnum 3012 hybrid inverter, http://www.magnumenergy.com/Products/MSH-Mseries.htm.  This is the only 12 volt Hybrid Magnum makes and it smooths out life on 30AMP and below since the inverter supplements low amps.  On 30AMP we set it to 10AMPs, leaving 20AMPs for everything off the inverter.   It is pure sinewave and we do have a residential fridge.

 Cool toy! What's the price & where can you get one?

Thanks :)



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DenJen12 wrote:

Wow...that list was easier than I thought and I didn't even get to finish I guess I'll just stick with these being "a few of my favorite things"


 OP wouldn't mind you expanding to 20... :)



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The Schweitzers on the road wrote:
- pure sine wave inverter

 Does anyone have recommendations on Pure Sine Wave Inverter brands to go for & which ones to avoid?

Thanks :)


 If http://www.donrowe.com/ sells it, it is a good brand.   



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Great thread

1) Bunn two minute coffee maker (we hate waiting on coffee)
2) Electric Fireplace (heats the LR and looks pretty)
3) Splendide Washer and Dryer (works great for underwear and towels)
4) Magic fans (we are thinking of adding a third great for airflow)
5) Computer desk - Lee built me one and I love it ...great work space
6) Double pane windows - really helps keep the temperatures regulated and works great to cut down noise
7) Wooden blinds - more durable than plastic and look more homey
8) Portable ice maker - I hate running out of ice
9) Magna stacking cookware set - high quality and takes up minimal space
10) Dyson slimline sweeper - great suction and super fast


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Lots of great answers on here. I'll add, disc brakes and MCD blinds!

Sherry

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