If you’re not planning on RVing during the shoulder season and beyond, then it’s a great time to tackle some RV upgrades. It’s win-win. You can whip your RV into shape while keeping yourself busy until it’s time to travel again. But where should you focus your time? Well, beyond maintenance and repairs, you can improve everything from your HVAC system to entertainment devices. To help you zero in on your projects of choice, here’s a look at the most popular RV modifications to consider.
Organize from Nose to Tail
If you’ve ever looked around and considered getting a bigger RV, hold that thought. What you might actually need to do is get the clutter under control, as it’s likely making your space feel much smaller than it is.
Thankfully, you can take back control of your space by using storage and organization elements to your advantage. With the right tools in hand, you can make the most of your vertical space and give everything in your RV its own dedicated spot. After that, the hardest part is making sure each item returns to its designated home when you’re done using it.
Install an Induction Cooktop
Do you find yourself spending money on fast food and the like more often than not while on your travels? If that’s the case, you might benefit from the installation of an induction cooktop in your RV. With this type of cooktop on your side, you will not only save money on eating out but also protect your belly from the torment of fast food.
By using the power of magnets to generate heat, induction cooktops make it easy to create decadent morsels — once you get the hang of it, that is. There is a little bit of a learning curve, which is mostly resolved by using mise en place to breeze through the cooking process. Otherwise, you might not be able to keep up with how fast this cooktop works.
Upgrade the HVAC System
Think back on all your travels this year. Did your AC and heat keep you at the ideal temperature, no matter what it looked like outside? If you cannot give a resounding yes to that question, then your HVAC system could use an upgrade.
You can boost the efficiency of your heating system by replacing the furnace with a newer model. And the same goes for your air conditioning system. If the equipment is not worn, damaged, or out of date, then you might just need to go bigger.
While you’re doing that, make sure to take a peek at the thermostat, too. By upgrading to a digital unit, you can change the settings from practically anywhere or set it to automatically adjust as the hours go by.
Make It Much More Cozy
Like all the furniture in your home, with regular use, the cushion on your chairs and mattress head for the hills before long. When that occurs, you’ll find yourself sitting or lying on a rock-hard surface that doesn’t do your muscles and joints any favours.
Luckily, it is easy to upgrade, starting with the mattress. Just note the size of the bed frames in your RV, then shop for mattresses like normal. If you don’t have much room to manoeuvre, you might want to go with one that comes rolled up tight in a small box. As you cut it loose, it will slowly grow into its proper size, making it there within 24 hours.
Once you have the mattresses squared away, turn your attention to the rest of the seating in your RV. As long as the chairs, benches, and the like have zippered cushions, you can pull out their stuffing and put in a new cushion to make it feel cozy and homey.
Bring on the High-Tech Gear
Don’t let entertainment go to the wayside as you complete all these RV upgrades. Look at your TV, DVD player, and gaming systems to see if they are up to your standards. If they are starting to go on the fritz or lack all the newest bells and whistles, (8k anyone?) think about replacing them with newer models.
While doing that, you might want to equip your RV with other camping gadgets, like:
- Wireless backup camera
- Garmin GPS
- Onboard air compressor
- GPS tracking unit
- Mobile hotspot
- Cell booster
Once you have your RV modifications all in place, check your insurance coverage to make sure it aligns with the value of your rig. If you want help exploring your coverage levels, just give our team at Wayfarer Insurance Group a call at 1-844-929-4768. We look forward to helping you find the perfect amount of protection for your RV and all your other important investments.