Genius RV Hacks To Make Camping Easy

by | Dec 17, 2018 | RV Buyer's Guide | 21 comments

Genius RV Hacks

Welcome back, RVers. We all know camping can be one of the most frugal, down to earth adventures you might ever experience, but sometimes it can be a hassle to make sure you pack everything you need for your trip. Lucky for you, though, we have a ton of RV hacks and tricks up our sleeves that will make your camping trips a breeze from here on out. Let us know what you think!

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Slide koozies onto your glass bottles or glasses while traveling so they don’t break. Even if they do knock together, they won’t break. 

You gotta protect your liquor bottles, too! Use those mesh sleeves they give you at the liquor store to prevent your bottles breaking. 

To save some space in your RV, use a collapsible laundry basket for a garbage can. Just put in a garbage bag then take it out when you’re ready to move. It can be collapsed and stored when you’re traveling. 

It’s always a good idea to keep some handy items in your motorhome. Duct tape can be used for just about anything, but think along the lines of securing clothes pins that can be used to hang up trash bags, laundry, etc. 

While we’re on the topic of handy items, try to keep some clothesline at the ready, too. It can be used to hang up wet towels and bathing suits, it’ll help out with laundry and you can use it to close cabinets while you’re on the move. 

You can also use bungee straps to keep those cabinets closed when traveling. 

Dry erase boards are so amazing! Magnetic ones can be hung up on your fridge for all the important info. You know, emergency information like your coordinates on a map, a checklist, the WiFi, maybe a grocery list. Did I mention WiFi?

Speaking of WiFi, most campgrounds offer it, but the signal isn’t always the best. Buy a WiFi booster to help with the reception. 

You know those little name tag holders people clip on their shirts? They can come in handy at the campsite! Use them to hang up just about anything. Maybe lights from your RV awning? 

Need a bit of extra storage space? Buy a hanging shoe rack and use it for basically anything other than shoes. Cleaning supplies, herbs and spices or bathroom products like shampoo and conditioner. 

Or, cut up the shoe rack and glue it back together in a way that makes it flat. This way you can slide it up under your bed. 

To save even more space, transfer anything that you bought in round containers to square ones. They don’t take up as much counter space. 

Did you know propane attracts wasps? To avoid those nasty things, slap in a flea collar in areas with propane to keep them gone. 

And who knew mice really don’t like the smell of the Irish Spring bar soap? Put these bars in places you think mice may be able to enter your RV. 

You can also keep flies away by spraying down your counters with a 50/50 mix of Pine-Sol and water. 

For a quick and cheap insulator, take bubble wrap and and cover up your windows at night during colder months. You’d be surprised with how much bubble wraps insulates! 

Vent cushions are always great ways to keep that heat inside your RV.

“Can I have some extra ketchup packets, please?” Stock up on the little fast food condiments every time you go. They’re free and they use less space than the bottles. Who needs that much for a weekend trip, anyway?

Use Velcro to attach your remote controls to a place where you won’t lose them. For that matter, you can use Velcro for just about anything else you don’t want to lose. 

At night, take a full gallon of water and wrap a head lamp around it to feel the area with ambient light. It makes it feel super cozy!

You can use a wide mouth food container for a small garbage can in the bathroom. Place it beside the toilet or attach it to the inside of cabinet door (using that Velcro you’ve packed) to free up space and to keep it out of sight. 

Install a few broom clips close to the door and use them for flashlights. That way they’re within reach if you need one in a hurry. 

Remember those name tag clips? Use them to hang up your squeezable shower products from the curtain rod. No worries about having to secure them before you start to travel. 

PVC pipe can be used for tons of storage in the bathroom. Use them to store toothbrushes, toothpaste, flat irons and hair dryers. You can also make a shoe rack that stores your shoes upright. Storing them this way helps saves space and is the best way to dry them if they’re wet. 

Install a curtain rod in your kitchen between cabinets to hang up all your cooking utensils.

Genius RV Hacks

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  1. GiGi Eats

    MY HUSBAND wants to rent an RV and go cross country SO SO SO badly. I feel like he and I will do that when our son is old enough to appreciate it though. It would be an amazing educational experience for him!

    • Jessi Joachim

      I think that sounds awesome! It would be a lot of fun, and so many people travel full time with kids!

  2. Amber Myers

    Good to know! We might have to go camping at some point. It sounds like a great time. Renting a RV would be fun!

  3. Patricia-Ann Que

    what great tips you got here! im not an outdoor type but I can see how practical this can be!

  4. Tara Pittman

    These would be great tips for a small apartment too. I love the trash can idea.

  5. Sarah Bailey

    These sound like some great tips. I often think that it would be amazing to just pack up and take off and explore. But I am sure sometimes it can get tough with the small amount of room.

  6. Keshia Richmond

    I love the idea of a laundry bag doubling as a garbage container and using duct tape. These are some really good tips.

  7. Tina A

    Great tips, I like the idea of a dry erase board for the RV when your out camping, it’s good so if your traveling with kids or guest you can let me know when you’ll be back, or where you are, if you went for a walk or something.. thanks for sharing

  8. leah

    yes! we rented an rv once and it was the best time ever!

  9. Gladys Nava

    Wow! I am totally amaze on that RV! This is perfect for travelling and most of wanting a road trip. Thanks for sharing this with us.

  10. Heather

    These are great ideas! We are hoping to take our family camping really soon!

  11. Jennifer Tanney

    We did a lot of traveling in an RV as a kid. I’d love to pass it on to my own child. I think these are some great ideas for space and comfort in an RV.

  12. Traci Frett

    Great tips! We want to take a family vacation in an RV and I will definitely be thinking about this post when we start planning. Thanks!

  13. Lauren

    Oh how I would love to travel the country in an RV! I have only been once when I was little.

  14. Anosa Malanga

    Indeed such great camping hacks! Will definitely share this to my friends and of course take note so that I can check out again when I have some camping trip.

  15. Dani Flanders

    I wish I had read this before my husband and I travelled around Alaska in an RV! It was tight quarters for sure, but, luckily, we survived the week 🙂

  16. Hannah Marie

    These are fun and easy to remember hacks. It will make camping a lot more exciting and easier. I can’t wait to try them.

  17. Sundeep

    Love such kind of hacks. Thanks for sharing. We are planning for a family vacation next month and these tips going to help us a lot.

  18. blair villanueva

    I don’t have an RV but your organization hack is very useful even in small room. I also use that hanging shoe organizer at home!

  19. Enriqueta E Lemoine

    I’m not into the RV thing but I have to recognize that your hacks are super helpful!

  20. Kiwi

    My friend is going on an RV journey this year. She need to check out these hacks!


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