Immediately enhance your rig with these six additions
When’s the last time you upgraded? Whether it was a phone, TV, computer, or other item, it probably wasn’t too long ago that you traded something in for the newest model. And while it would certainly be nice to be able to do that with everything, this just isn’t feasible for most of us. This is especially true when it comes to our big and expensive things, such as an RV. However, that doesn’t mean an older RV can’t be augmented to be just as good as the new ones. The best part is that this doesn’t have to be a costly endeavor. These additions can improve your RV quickly and affordably.
Not only do LED lights give you a nicer glow than the typical incandescent kind, but they are also better for your eyes. In addition, they are also helpful where your wallet is concerned, as they last longer and are more energy efficient. Consider using LED light bulbs throughout your RV, as well as a string of them outside to provide some nighttime illumination.
Speaking of saving money, solar panels can help you cut down drastically on your energy costs. Plus, you can decide exactly what you want them to power. For example, you can use solar just for your lights. You can also utilize it to power everything. And while your best bet for solar panel installation is to go with a pro, you can do it yourself.
Another way to cut energy costs – and also create a more comfortable atmosphere – is by improving your window coverings. The right shades will block out the strong sun in the warmer months, keeping your RV cooler. And in the colder parts of the year, they will help trap the heat inside. They can also enhance your RV’s décor.
New shower head
There’s nothing like getting back to your RV after a sweaty day of activity, heading to the shower, and stepping under that refreshing stream of water. However, if your shower head is old or worn out, it might be more refreshing to bathe in an actual stream. The good news is that replacing a shower head is usually easy, and there are quite a few choices available.
If you’ll be taking a trip with your family or a sizable group, though they may forget to pack some essentials, there’s one thing you know they’ll remember to bring: their many devices.
The average person owns about three devices, and they never want to be too far from them. This means your RV’s electrical system will have to work overtime to accommodate the need for all of that juice.
And when everybody’s tapping away – and the lights, TV, kitchen appliances, and other things may also be on – this can cause a surge, leading to a shutdown. The best way to avoid this is by using surge protectors for individual outlets or installing one that is hardwired where the electricity flows into your RV.
If your travels will take you to potentially inclement parts of the country, it’s always good to know what you’ll be facing, and a mounted weather station will help you do it. Even if you don’t expect to encounter any bad weather, things can change quickly.
Weather stations are connected to satellites, so they will always keep you up-to-date on the latest activity. And sure, you can use your phone or tablet to check the forecast, but weather stations offer in-depth information and alerts for your exact location.
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