RVing is a hobby and a lifestyle that continues to grow in popularity as more people discover the freedom and convenience of having a second home on wheels. And as RVing becomes more popular, more gadgets and accessories enter the market each year to make it easier and more fun.
While you don’t necessarily need a lot of gear to go RVing, it helps to know what’s out there so you can choose the items that will work for you. Here are 42 camping accessories for your RV that we think you’ll love:
The kitchen is often the hardest-working room in an RV. Not only is it where you make a lot of meals, it has to store a lot of gear and food. Here are some accessories to maximize your use of this important space.RV Refrigerator Bar
Worried about items in you fridge spilling or breaking? These adjustable tension rods are specially designed for RV refrigerators. Use this double-bar version to keep items in place on larger refrigerator shelves while you travel. There are also single rods that can be used with smaller shelves and items. (And these aren’t just for the fridge. Use adjustable tension rods throughout your RV wherever items may spill from open shelves.)Omnia Oven
If your RV or camper doesn’t have an oven, you don’t have to go without. The Omnia Oven fits on top of a stove-top burner (gas, electric, or kerosene) and can be used to bake anything from pizza and casseroles to brownies and cakes. (You can even use it outdoors on a camp stove if you’re trying to keep the inside of your RV cool.)Espresso Maker
The classic Moka Express espresso maker doesn’t require any electricity so it’s perfect when you’re conserving power or are camping off the grid. All you do is add water and ground espresso, then heat it on a burner. The 1-cup and 3-cup sizes are perfects for camping.Nesting Cookware
Pots and pans can take up a lot of space yet they’re a necessity if you want to cook meals from scratch. This set from Magma Products includes gourmet stainless steel cookware that all nests together into less than a 1/2 cubic foot of space. The set includes: 1 (1.5 quart) saucepan, 1 (2 quart) saucepan, 1 (3 quart) saucepan, 1 (5 quart) stock pot, a frying pan, 3 interchangeable lids, 2 removable handles, and 1 storage cord.Stove Topper & Cutting Board
Gain extra counter space by using this durable plastic board to cover your stove top. The surface can also be used as a cutting board.Roll-up Dish Drying Rack
It’s nice to have a place to dry dishes but traditional dish drying racks can take up a lot of space on the counter and in storage. That’s why this roll-up style rack is great for RVs. To use, unroll it on your counter or over a sink, then roll it up when the dishes are dry.Sink Cutting Board
Another simple way to gain more workspace in an RV kitchen is to cover one or both sides of the kitchen sink. This sink cutting board fits conveniently over one side of a double-basin sink so that you get extra space without losing the use of your sink.Collapsible Food Storage Containers
These collapsible containers—with lids—are great for mixing, serving, or storing food. When they’re not being used, they fold flat for easy storage. This set contains 4 containers with lids in graduated sizes.Collapsible Measuring Cups & Spoons
Another must-have for camp cooking is a reliable set of measuring cups and spoons. This set collapses when not in use to take up minimal storage space.Spice Storage
When you’re camping or on the road, you don’t need to sacrifice flavor. Bring your favorite spices with you in this convenient spice container set. (Spices not included.) These 6 color-coded vials stack neatly together in their own container.Magic Bullet Blender
When you’re short on space, it can be hard to decide which kitchen appliances to pack and which ones to leave behind. The Magic Bullet blender not only is a compact size that fits into RV kitchens, it can be used to make a range of recipes including smoothies, soups, sauces, dips, and mixed drinks.
Many veteran RVers swear by their Instant Pot, but the appliance’s bulky size can take up a lot of space. If you’re only cooking for two, consider the Instant Pot Mini. It has the same 9 functions as the classic Instant Pot—pressure cooker, slow cooker, saute pan, rice cooker, yogurt maker, steamer, food warmer, sous vide, and sterilizer—but in a smaller, more portable package. (It’s just 3 quarts.)
Most RV bathrooms are small and may or may not be equipped with a shower. No matter the type of bathroom you have, these items will make the room more user-friendly.Motion Sensor Nightlight
Light your way through the RV at night with this motion sensor nightlight. Since this nightlight comes in a two-pack, use one in the bathroom and the other near the RV’s door so you can find the exit if you need to.Covered Toothbrush Holder
Keep your toothbrushes high and dry (and sanitary) with this covered toothbrush holder. It attaches easily to a wall or cupboard with double-sided tape.Trash Can
A bathroom trash can is a nice convenience to have but given the size of most RV bathrooms, it can be hard to justify using the space. This slim-profile trash fits easily into most RV bathrooms plus it includes toilet brush storage and has a lid to help keep the bathroom fresh.Shower Caddy Set
If your RV has a shower, chances are it’s pretty small. This shower caddy set provides places for you to stash your shampoo and other toiletries wherever it’s most accessible for you. Each caddy in this 3-piece set can be installed with an easy suction-style hanger (no drilling required). Consider using a couple of these caddies near the bathroom sink if you don’t have much counter space. They’re also great to use in the kitchen.Retractable Laundry Line
Maximize the use of your shower by installing a retractable laundry line. It’ll give you a clean place to dry wet swimsuits, towels, or other laundry items.Memory Foam Bath Mat
To help keep the bathroom floor dry, try this extra-absorbent memory foam bath mat. It’ll soak up water and be comfy on your feet.Over-the-Door Hooks
Hooks are another great way to create instant storage space. This over-the-door hook has four spots to hang clothes or towels and is decorated with a cute camper motif and slogan. Use it in the bathroom and get a second one for the bedroom or the back of a closet door.Quick-Drying Bath Towels
On humid summer camping trips, it can take a long time for laundry to dry. Get a set of quick-drying microfiber towels to use for the shower.Washcloth Hooks
These hooks can be used to hang up items to dry or be used as a handy place to hang washcloths or bath poufs in the shower.Wall-Mounted Soap Dispenser
Since most RV bathrooms have minimal counter space, it helps to use the walls instead. This wall-mounted soap dispenser will help keep hands clean without taking up extra room. (Plus, it’ll stay in place when you’re on the move, and it’s refillable.)Shower Squeegee
Keep your shower clean and dry with this lightweight shower squeegee. It comes with its own hook that’s attaches using a 3M Command strip.
Splurge on a few extras to make this room a cozy place to sleep.Bedside Caddy
RV bedrooms don’t always have room for nightstands or other bedside tables. If that’s the case in your RV, try this bedside caddy. It’s secured underneath a mattress and offers 5 pockets in various sizes to store eyeglasses, phones, books, ipads, or anything else you’d like to keep within arm’s reach.Blackout Roller Shades
If you’re staying at a busy campground or near a city, sometimes it can be too bright to sleep. Install these blackout roller shades underneath your RV’s curtains to get a comfortably dark—and peaceful—night’s sleep.Mattress Topper
Standard RV mattresses are usually uncomfortable. You could spring for a new one, or you could try this foam mattress topper. It comes in various sizes including the “short queen” size that’s common in RVs. The topper is 4 inches thick, is enclosed in a jacquard zippered cover, and has a slip-free bottom.Bedside Shelf Organizer
Another way to gain bedside storage is to install an adhesive-backed shelf. These small plastic shelves come in two sizes and are easy to install. They’re perfect for small items like eyeglasses or phones.Command Hooks
If you like the ease of using Command hooks but want a more upscale look, this metal set with an oil-rubbed bronze finish is a great addition to an RV bedroom or living room. The hooks are easy to install and are available in a few sizes. (The large size can hold up to 5 lbs.)
Whether or not your RV has a separate living area, these accessories and gadgets might be useful to you.Handheld Vacuum
This handheld vacuum is a must-have for keeping things clean when you’re on the road. It’s lightweight, portable, and charges in a standard wall outlet. Its bagless design means its easy to empty (and you won’t need to keep a stash of vacuum bags on hand).Hanging Camping Fan
Even with A/C, extra airflow in an RV can be a welcome thing. This lightweight fan can be set up on its built-in stand or hung from the ceiling by a hook. It has 3 speeds and can be charged with the included USB cable.Wi-Fi Extender
Campground wi-fi isn’t always dependable. To boost your chances of better internet, use this wi-fi extender.Travel Blanket
This plush travel blanket also folds up into a pillow. It’s great to have on hand for the nights you need an extra layer or pillow.Storage Ottoman
If your RV living space has enough room, this compact storage ottoman provides extra storage, a bonus seat, or a place to put up your feet. It has two built-in drawers and a top storage compartment with lid.Quakehold! Putty
This putty isn’t technically a gadget nor an accessory but it’s a great tool to have when you’re on the road. Use it to secure items in your RV (including lightweight decor) that might otherwise fall or break. It’s nontoxic, easy to apply, and doesn’t leave a residue or damage behind when it’s removed.Bluetooth Speaker
This bluetooth speaker is portable and waterproof so it’s fine to use it indoors or out. It’s available in 8 colors.
Extend your living space with these outdoor accessories.
Keep the inside of your RV clean by installing a rug on its step. (It’ll also help prevent slips!) This step rug is available in 4 sizes and five colors including: gray, light brown, dark brown, blue, and black.
Outdoor mats are an indispensable outdoor accessory for RVers. Not only are they a way to minimize dirt and dust that’s tracked into your RV, they also help create a homey outdoor living area. This heavy-duty plastic patterned rug is reversible and is available in 3 sizes and 5 colors. It’s also easy to clean and comes with a carrying bag.Propane Fire Pit
If you’re camping in a place where wood fires aren’t allowed—or you simply don’t want the hassle of a wood-burning fire—this propane fire pit is a good alternative. Simply attach it to your propane tank and it’s ready to go. This set includes the fire pit, lid, stones, tank holder, plus the gas hose and regulator.Folding Table
If you prefer cooking and serving meals outside, this folding table will provide you with all the work space you need. It’s 4 feet long and is adjustable to 3 different heights. When it’s not in use, it can be folded in half and has a built-in carrying handle.
Outdoor Padded Sofa
Get an upgrade from classic camp chairs and try a padded sofa instead. This collapsible outdoor sofa has room for two plus dual cup holders, wine glass holders, and mesh storage pockets.
Another fast way to expand your living space is to use a freestanding screen shelter. This 5-sided shelter from Venture is large enough for 6 people and can be set up in under a minute. The fine mesh screens will keep out even the smallest pesky insects.
If your RV doesn’t have a built-in ladder, this telescoping ladder might come in handy. It extends up to 12.5 feet but is just 3-feet-tall once it’s retracted.