Thinking about hitting the road for a long term trip? No matter if you plan on full time RV living or just want to have a long weekend getaway, there are a few creature comforts that will make any length trip much more comfortable and enjoyable. These 10 must have RV appliances will not only save you time, but also save your sanity!

Must Have RV Appliances

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Everyone loves a good gadget, especially those which make life easier. These must have RV appliances are perfect for the long term camper looking to maximize space and minimize effort.

Slow Cooker

Want to make your RV cooking easy? Bring along a slow cooker. Dump your meal in and go off on an adventure. When you come back, your dinner will be ready for you to enjoy with minimal effort and cleanup!

Instant Pot

Similar in nature to a Slow Cooker, the Instant Pot is perfect for RV living. Set it and forget it, this pressure cooker is a wonderful way to make meals quickly and easily. 

Induction Plate

Induction plates are absolutely must have RV Appliances. They are wonderful for making meals when you don’t want to use your regular RV oven, or for when that RV oven just doesn’t have enough room for everything you are making.

Solar Oven

So far, these must have RV appliances have needed electricity to operate. But what about when you ant to go off-grid? No worries! This Solar Oven is perfect for the boondocker who still wants to have a delicious hot meal.


One appliance that every RVer needs in their arsenal is a dehumidifier. Rvs are prone to moisture, which can lead to mold and mildew! A good dehumidifier will alleviate the moisture issue and prevent your RV from getting potentially hazardous mold!

Portable Gas Grill

Sometimes you just don’t want to cook inside of your RV. You may be boondocking, or maybe you just want to spend some time outside in the fresh air. No matter your reasoning, this portable gas grill is perfect for your RV. Small enough to be easily stored, but large enough to cook up some delicious burgers for your whole crew!

Propane Fire Pit

Sticking with the outdoors theme, our next must have RV appliance is a propane fire pit! is it necessary? No, you can build your own fire of course but this makes it so much more convenient! 

Water Purifying Pitcher

When you are out traveling the country, you can never be too sure what the water quality will be like at all of your different stops. A nice water purifying pitcher can help you ensure fresh clean water in your RV no matter where you hookup.

Portable Washing Machine

One of the more annoying aspects of Rving is the inability to do laundry in (many) campers. While some of the higher end RVs have laundry rooms in them, most of them do not.  Having a portable washing machine though can make your camping experience much more enjoyable! Do a load of laundry, hang it to dry and enjoy camping without wondering where to find the next laundromat.

WiFi Booster

When you are camping, especially for longer periods of time, WiFi can be important to have. Especially if you work from your RV, you need a good connection to do your job. Unfortunately, the WiFi at campgrounds isn’t always the best, but thankfully you can remedy this with a WiFi Booster. Small and easy to use, one of these bad boys will have you in internet business no matter where you may be.

Portable Air Compressor

Finally, you never want to leave home in your RV without a portable air compressor. You never know if you are going to need to inflate a tire, blow up an air mattress, or any number of other things that may arise. Having an air compressor on hand can make your life so much easier, especially in case of emergencies.

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  2. Hi! I am going to share this post with my Aunty – she just bought an RV, and is decking it out currently – she will find this post very useful!

  3. These are amazing appliance. My favorite is the portable washing machine. How cool is that? Trying to find a laundry mat is the most annoying task.

  4. These are definitely appliances and gadgets that everyone should have at home in case going for a longer trip. I really like the portable washing machine and the WiFi booster! 🙂

  5. I’ve never actually traveled by RV, yet. But I’ve had a fascination with them ever since watching the movie RV with Robin Williams. Thank you for this post, I am bookmarking it – in case I ever do go, I’ve been thinking about it more and more lately.

  6. My husband and I always talk about getting an RV one day to take our girls on a trip and honestly, I would have never even thought of half of these items! Thanks so much for sharing. I’m sending this article over to my husband!

  7. That induction plate is what I really want for Christmas this year! I would like to prevent the hassle of cooking with gas stoves, and prefer a more accessible, easy to use induction plates. Totally a must have for me!


  8. We have never been on an RV trip, but my husband has gone on a camping trip and he had a few of these with him. This is a great list of needed gadgets when you are on an outdoor trip.

  9. I would love to have a slow cooker or instapot, but my RV, and I imagine most RVs don’t have the batteries to power them unless they are constantly connected to shore power. It would be great when connected at campgrounds though!

  10. My girlfriend and I have always wanted to get an RV. Thanks for sharing these, we’re definitely keeping this in mind once we’re able to afford to get one.

  11. Wow! RV life is so different. Sometimes, I think that I wanna experience it, too. But I dunno, it might be too cramped for me. I prefer big spaces.


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