37 RV Hacks That Will Make You A Happy Camper

37 RV Hacks That Will Make You A Happy Camper

Put the WIN in Winnebago. posted on Oct. 12, 2014, at 10:48 a.m.

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1. Use a dry food container as a wastebasket.

Use a dry food container as a wastebasket.

2. At a campsite? Tie a bar of soap to the spigot with pantyhose for easy hand washing.

At a campsite? Tie a bar of soap to the spigot with pantyhose for easy hand washing.

3. Kids will love hanging out in this front seat hammock made from PVC pipe.

Kids will love hanging out in this front seat hammock made from PVC pipe.

See how they made this here.

4. Use a syringe to fix warped wood veneer.

Use a syringe to fix warped wood veneer.

Get the instructions here.

5. Make your own waste tank cleaner.

Make your own waste tank cleaner.

Mix together a cup of Borax detergent and 1/2 cup of Calgon Water Softener.

6. Here’s a great use for a dry erase board:

Here's a great use for a dry erase board:

7. Use badge holder clips to hang string lights from your awning.

Use badge holder clips to hang string lights from your awning.

8. Use a towel rod to hold your bath products in place.

Use a towel rod to hold your bath products in place.

9. Square containers save more space than round ones.

And they won’t bump up against each other as much.

10. Keep your tissue boxes from getting wet/squished.

Keep your tissue boxes from getting wet/squished.

11. Use velcro to hold black-out curtains in place.

Use velcro to hold black-out curtains in place.

12. Prevent heat loss with a vent cushion.

Prevent heat loss with a vent cushion.

Get one here.

13. Use paracord to make your own awning track hangers.

Use paracord to make your own awning track hangers.

Hang lights, tarps, awnings in a surprisingly sturdy way. Get the full directions here.

14. Mount your electrical adapters to keep them neat and tidy.

Mount your electrical adapters to keep them neat and tidy.

Everything in one place.

15. Wipe everything down with Pine-Sol to keep flies away.

Wipe everything down with Pine-Sol to keep flies away.

Dilute it with water to create a 50/50 solution and wipe down your counters, tables, and awnings with it. Read more about this magical solution here.

16. Command hooks are a super easy way to hang curtains.

Command hooks are a super easy way to hang curtains.

17. Insulate your camper windows during the cold winter months with bubble wrap.

Insulate your camper windows during the cold winter months with bubble wrap.

Medium to large bubbles work best. See how it’s done here.

18. IMPORTANT: How to get better wi-fi in your RV.

IMPORTANT: How to get better wi-fi in your RV.

If you’re reading this from your RV, you could probably use these tips.

19. Make scrambled eggs without dirtying up a bowl.

Make scrambled eggs without dirtying up a bowl.

Mix ‘em up with milk in an empty water bottle for an easy breakfast.

20. Update those ugly floors with vinyl plank flooring.

Update those ugly floors with vinyl plank flooring.

It’s easy to install because you can cut the planks with a utility knife, they come pre-glued, and they’re waterproof to boot.

21. Cut up a shoe organizer for instant bed storage.

Cut up a shoe organizer for instant bed storage.

22. They also double as handy shower storage.

They also double as handy shower storage.

23. A bar of Irish Spring soap will keep mice out of your vehicle.

A bar of Irish Spring soap will keep mice out of your vehicle.

Not convinced? Read this testimonial from a blogger.

24. Line every shelf and drawer with non-slip liners.

Line every shelf and drawer with non-slip liners.

25. Add glow-in-the-dark tape to your stairs at night.

Add glow-in-the-dark tape to your stairs at night.

26. Save all the free condiments you can.

Save all the free condiments you can.

Not only are they free, but they take up a lot less space than their full-sized counterparts.

27. Keep wasps away with cut up flea collars.

Keep wasps away with cut up flea collars.

Wasps are attracted to the smell and taste of propane. To repel them, cut a flea collar in half and place in your RV compartments.

28. Slit foam swim noodles lengthwise and slip over each awning strut.

Slit foam swim noodles lengthwise and slip over each awning strut.

No more bonked heads!

29. Hook up IKEA LED lights to run on your trailer’s 12V system.

Hook up IKEA LED lights to run on your trailer's 12V system.

Get the instructions here.

30. A suspension rod in the shower lets you hang clothes while they’re still damp.

A suspension rod in the shower lets you hang clothes while they're still damp.

31. Anti-fatigue floor mats on the bottoms of bunks add comfort and insulation.

Anti-fatigue floor mats on the bottoms of bunks add comfort and insulation.

They’re cheap, too! You can buy 6 squares to fill a bunk for around $15-20.

32. A little spraypaint will help those sun-faded plastic parts on your RV look like new again.

A little spraypaint will help those sun-faded plastic parts on your RV look like new again.

33. Turn any cup into a travel cup with Press n’ Seal.

Turn any cup into a travel cup with Press n' Seal.

No more sudden spills!

34. These plastic mesh sleeves will keep your precious wine bottles from noisily knocking into each other.

These plastic mesh sleeves will keep your precious wine bottles from noisily knocking into each other.

You can get the mesh sleeves here.

35. Re-upholster your camper cushions with the least amount of sewing possible.

It’s like wrapping a gift! Get the full directions here.

36. This tip is great for road trips of all kinds: use shower caddies with suction cups to hold kid activities.

This tip is great for road trips of all kinds: use shower caddies with suction cups to hold kid activities.

37. A collapsible laundry basket becomes a makeshift garbage can at any picnic/camp site.

A collapsible laundry basket becomes a makeshift garbage can at any picnic/camp site.

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About smokeycamping

Well let's see have lived in NY for my whole life, have always loved the outdoors (as long as it is warm out) have always hated the cold, and like a dummy have stayed in NY. But now with my second try my wife, we have been camping now for well over 25 yrs. We currently own a 2010 Cedar creek silverback 35TS and can not wait to get out on the highways and see this great country we all call home. Hope to see every National park before my medical issue becomes too bad to travel. I love my African gray parrot (she is my baby) and have two dogs at the time brother and sister mutts, but love them all the same. Have always been a big Nascar fan, love computers (have a number of certificates to build and work on them) am trying to learn photography, enjoy light hiking, being with good friends and folks. country music, pop music and just being outdoors. So I hope someday to meet some of the great people who like what I like and post out there in some great campground somewhere in the country, till then I will keep posting and I hope you keep liking.

Posted on November 16, 2014, in The world as i see it as a camper and who loves his country and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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