With the start of 2022 less than a month away, many Canadians are considering what they would like to accomplish or do differently in the new year. Making various RV improvements often tops the list for avid RVers. Regardless of how much time you have to devote to RV improvements or the size of your budget, the ideas below should provide plenty of inspiration.
SoftStartRV by Network RV for the Warmer Days Ahead
Canada might be experiencing winter weather now, but warm summer days travelling in your RV will be here soon enough. Some days are so warm that you and your travel companions cannot get comfortable in the RV without air conditioning. At the same time, you understand how big of a demand that starting the air conditioner places on your RV’s power supply.
SoftStartRV, manufactured by a company called Network RV, allows you to start the air conditioner by pushing a button on a small amp hookup or onboard inverter system. From a practical standpoint, SoftStartRV reduces the demand on your RV’s power system by 70 percent. You and your travel companions will also appreciate that it eliminates start-up noises from the RV’s compressor that can go off in the middle of the night and disrupt sleep.
Install a Wireless Backup Camera Made for RVs
Any seasoned RVer knows how challenging it can be to back the vehicle into a camping spot. If you are tired of struggling for several minutes to back into a spot only to discover that your RV is still crooked, this do-it-yourself (DIY) RV upgrade is a must.
You can find wireless backup RV cameras at most sporting good stores or online outlets like Amazon. Once you get the product unpackaged, just follow the instructions that come with it to have it installed within 10 minutes. The price tag on this DIY RV upgrade is a bit high, but you will thank yourself the next time you get to a campground and can back right in. Backup cameras are also a must-have safety feature to ensure you do not collide with anything that may be behind your vehicle.
RV Jack Pads for Added Parking Stability
Backing up your RV is just one part of finding the ideal parking spot. You also need to park in a location that is not too muddy, sandy, or contains a lot of rocks to avoid having your RV sink into the ground below or sustaining damage. Jack pads go underneath each RV tire to prevent shifting and stabilise your vehicle by distributing its weight more evenly. You can even keep the jack pads installed permanently, which means less time fussing with parking and more time enjoying Canada’s beautiful scenery.
Many people consider their RV a home away from home while still admitting the vehicle does not always come with the same comforts and conveniences. Counter space in the kitchen is just one example. Several classes of RVs just do not have enough space to cook a decent meal, which is a necessity if you want to avoid the expense and health consequences of eating out all the time.
RV countertop extensions typically start at about $15 and take up to 30 minutes to install. Retailers offer several style options, including extensions with an oak finish or a plain white style to match your RV countertops.
Monitor Your Pet from a Remote Location
You would not dream of leaving your pet behind or with a sitter when you go on a long RV trip. However, you may need to visit local businesses that do not allow non-service animals into their shops once you get to your destination. Depending on how long you need to be gone, you may spend most of the time worrying if your pet is comfortable inside the RV.
Wireless pet monitors allow you to see the temperature, humidity, and heat index inside your RV while you are away. You receive alert alerts on your phone from a dedicated network, which means you do not need to connect to Wi-Fi or use your mobile data any faster than necessary.
The four RV improvements described above are among dozens of possibilities to consider in the new year. Now that you have ideas for how to improve your RV, you will be fully prepared for the new travelling season.