10 More RV Goodies

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 252014

A lot of you seem to like my blogs about RV Goodies that help make life easier on the road, so here we go with some more that we use ourselves or that other RVers have suggested. If we’ve missed something that you find useful, please tell me and I’ll try to share it with everybody else.

Zip-It Drain Cleaning Tool – This little gadget comes in very handy for unclogging drains inside the RV and with Terry’s long hair it gets used quite often.


Dryer Vent Brush – Along those same lines, the Unger lint brush makes cleaning lint out of your RVs dryer vent a little easier.


LED Rechargeable Spotlight – You can never have too much light, and this rechargeable unit will turn darkness into daylight. Excellent for emergency repairs and checking out tight campsites when you arrive after dark.


Museum Putty – You can secure knickknacks, photographs and just about anything to most surfaces with this amazing stuff, which is removable and even reusable.

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Command Picture Hanging Strips – Do you want to hang photos on your RV’s walls but don’t want to use nails? 3M Command mounting strips will do the job and can be removed without damaging the wall or leaving any holes.


Stainless Steel Tabletop Grill – Why does food always taste better when it’s cooked outside over a fire? I’m not sure I know any fulltimers who don’t have a tabletop grill, but if you don’t this is a great one to get.


Assorted Cable Ties – I use these for everything from securing electrical wires and cords to holding drop lights in place to keeping kite spars together. Don’t leave home without them.


Portable Air Compressor – I have an older Craftsman model, which Sears no longer sells, but this is the exact same thing with a different name on it. It quickly and easily fills the big tires on our Winnebago diesel pusher with no problem.


Dyson Hand-held Vacuum – Our motorhome came with a built-in central vacuum, but once Terry got this nifty little unit she never used it and we finally took it out.

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Garmin eTrex Handheld GPS Geocaching BundleGeocaching is the perfect hobby for RVers and we know some with 1,000 or more cache finds to their credit. The Garmin eTrex is an excellent, affordable mapping GPS that will help you find even the most difficult hides.

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We’ve already had over 100 entries in this week’s Free Drawing for an autographed copy of my buddy Al Hesselbart’s great history of the recreational vehicle, The Dumb Things Sold…Just like that. To enter, all you have to do is click on the Free Drawing link or the tab at the top of this page and enter your name in the comments section at the bottom of that page (not this one). Only one entry per person per drawing please, and you must enter with your real name. To prevent spam or multiple entries, the names of cartoon or movie characters are not allowed. The winner will be drawn Sunday evening.


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  3 Responses to “10 More RV Goodies”

  1. Nick, some time ago you recommended a hooded windbreaker you could cram in a pocket and use in bad weather. Can’t recall the name. Could you tell me — and is it available on Amazon? Thanks, Lynn

  2. Lynn,,
    That was the Frogg Toggs windbreaker, Terry and I both have them and love them. Here is a link to them on Amazon. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007WXQU7A/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B007WXQU7A&linkCode=as2&tag=gypsjour-20&linkId=MT6SGC3AOMERTYH2

  3. You do know one RVer who does not have a table top grill–me. The closest I come is plugging my induction burner in outside. Or using my MicroHearth in the microwave. The Micro Hearth even provides grill marks. But the best solution I have found is to mooch off my neighbors. 🙂

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