Did you know that 8.9 million people in America own an RV?
Yes, that’s a lot of RVs and that also translates to a lot of people who enjoy living in a temporary place while traveling and or camping. Living in such cramped quarters especially with others can be a bit of a challenge. The situation can become even more stressful if you’re living in an RV for an extended period of time. For this reason, we’ve put together an article that’s filled with some amazing RV life hacks that are guaranteed to make your life easier.
Hack #1: How to Remove Unpleasant Odors
You are probably aware of the fact that all your ‘business’ is stored in a temporary holding tank that’s located just underneath your camper right? For this reason, it’s imperative that you take proper care of the RV bathroom. This includes regularly emptying the tank and giving it a thorough cleaning. If you don’t make it a habit to clean the tank, you risk traveling in a camper that has an unpleasant smell.
One of the most effective tricks to removing the odor from the tank requires mixing a cup of water softener and a cup of laundry soap in equal parts and pouring the mix into the tank. This DIY freshener is a tried and tested method that really helps remove any odors, leaving your camper smelling sweet and fresh.
Hack #2: Use Mattress Toppers for Comfortable Sleep
After a day on the road, all you want is a good night’s sleep. You don’t need to purchase an expensive mattress in order to get your 40 winks. A standard mattress is fine, so long as you remember to purchase a mattress topper. This is the key to sleeping comfortably in an RV. Furthermore, most toppers aren’t expensive at all. You can get a great topper for less than $100.
Hack #3: Use Baking Stones to Avoid Burning Your Casseroles
Are you tired of burning your food in the camper’s oven? Then say hello to the baking stone. Baking stones are poor conductors of heat, which means that they are less likely to burn and scorch your food. You’ll be able to make great tasting casseroles, delicious baked goodies, as well as pizza. Yes, even pizza! So how do you use them and prevent your casseroles from burning? Just place a baking stone under each pot and turn the oven on. This life hack will really revolutionize the way you cook in your RV.
Hack #4: Be Prepared By Bringing Along Some Games
In a world consumed with being connected to the internet, many of us have forgotten how to kick back and enjoy spending quality time with our travel buddies. So what do you do when you’re in a part of town with poor internet connectivity? Instead of getting frustrated, why not bring along two or three board games to help pass the time? Chess, Scrabble, and Monopoly are all fantastic options that promise to keep you busy for a long time.
Hack #5: See Stairs Easy With Glow in the Dark Tape
Living outdoors can be fun. However, as night falls, some of life’s little conveniences become more important. Take lighting for example. Lights are crucial to seeing where you’re going. If you can’t see where you’re going, you can trip, fall and hurt yourself. This is where glow in the dark tape comes in.
Thanks to glow-in-the-dark-tape you can ascend and descend RV steps easily after dusk. The tape is easy enough to stick on alongside each stair, guiding your feet and is cost effective. Thanks to this hack, you can avoid the risk of slipping or falling off RV steps.
Hack #6: How to Keep Wasps at Bay
Did you know that the smell of propane attracts wasps? If you’ve ever wondered why there always seems to be a swarm of wasps following you, now you know. Wasps can be dangerous too if you’re allergic to them. People allergic to wasps who get stung can go into prophylactic shock which can make breathing difficult, and in worse case scenarios may even lead to death. Now, here’s a hack that’ll help keep wasps at bay: put a dog flea collar in your RV before heading out.
What does the dog flea collar do, you’re asking? Well, it’s the smell of the collar that the wasps despise. When you buy the new flea collar, cut it into pieces and place the pieces strategically throughout your RV, the smell acts as a wasp repellent.
RV Life Made Easy
RV life, living outdoors in a camper, is already challenging enough. We hope these hacks and tips will help improve your off-road experience. Armed with these hacks, you can look forward to your next good life RV adventure!