RV Accessories For The Modern Family

By: Jerry Grossman

What do you think of when you hear the word "RV?" If you can remember 30 or 40 years ago, you might be thinking of a smallish, cramped tin can on wheels. Those were the days - the bad days! But of course, today's RV's are nothing like that. They are sleek, stylish, roomy, and you can get them equipped with just about every creature-comfort possible. And what we want to do in this brief article is briefly mention some of the ways that you can outfit your RV.

First off, let me tell you what I think is one of the GREATEST accessories you can get for your RV - RV air conditioners. Why do so many people think that this is some sort of a 'luxury' item? Really, it isn't. I see it as a necessity. A good RV air conditioner will keep you nice and cool even if it's 90 degrees outside. And if you are traveling to any of the southern states of the U.S., having a good air conditioner is an essential! They are not cheap, but you will never regret buying one -- I guarantee it.

The next item: an RV backup camera. If you own a rig you don't need me to tell you about the hassle parking your rig can be - especially if you have to back that monster up. RV backup cameras eliminate most of that hassle by transmitting an image of the back end of your rig on a display monitor, so you can see just what is going on back there. You can even get units which display the screen image on one half of a specially-designed rear view mirror. Talk about high-tech!

Here's a more mundane recommendation: Make sure that your rig is outfitted with the proper size and type of RV holding tanks. These tanks hold all the nasty 'waste' from the you-know-where (ugh!), until you get a chance to empty it at your favorite campsite. You had better inspect yours -- have you ever been in an RV with a leaking holding tank? Pee-yuu!

And since you're at it, you might as well have your fresh water tank inspected as well, as this is the tank that you will draw your fresh water from while you are on the road, away from any campsite. And when you get that inspected, make sure that your water pump is inspected as well - this device maintains adequate water pressure throughout your RV fresh water system. If your RV water pump goes belly-up, you will be left high and dry.

Here's some further recommendations: Bring along a good quality TV set. Why bother, you ask? Aren't we supposed to be on vacation? Well, what if you want to see the big game? What if it's raining outside and the kids have nothing to do? You know you need it, so bring it along.

But you'll end up staring at a blank TV screen if you don't invest in this next item: an RV satellite antenna. You will need this if you want to watch TV, as you will need a way to capture the TV signals with you are on the road - and after all, you can't hook up to a neighbor's cable box when you're out there, can you?

Well, there you have it: some of my RV accessory recommendations for today's families. Why don't you pick up the phone and call your local RV dealer to see what goodies they have in stock? I'll see you on the road!

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Author: Jerry Grossman Discusses camping, the great outdoors and Rv Maintenance Learn more aboutRV Rentals in Texas by stopping by his site today.
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