We love RV gadgets and gizmos! So here's our list of 12 of the Best RV Products for 2021. We use them on just about every trip and can wholeheartedly recommend them.
We've built-in links to each of these products so you can find more information. Most of them are our Amazon affiliate links, which means we get a small commission on each product.
We are always adding new products and services but these 12 are the ones we expect to use the most n the 2021 RV season.
There is no real significance in their numbering, meaning there the number assigned doesn't rank them. We like them all! We just numbered them so there's a sense of order.
Keep scrolling down for descriptions and links to the products. But first, check out this video we did showing all 12 of our Best RV products:
The 12 Best RV Products for 2021
Luci Lights – Best RV Products
This is a Luci light, a solar-powered lantern. We have several of these and everyone who has seen us using ours ends up ordering them for themselves. They have a built-in rechargeable lithium battery. You blow them up and they form this little cylinder. During the day, we keep the little solar panel in the sun. And at night, we push this switch and it provides 150 lumens from bright white LEDs. You can get up to 50 hours of use from a single charge. Cost is $25.
SoftStart RV – Best RV Products
This is the SoftStart and it is an add-on for your RV’s air conditioner. What it does is allow you to start your RV with low voltage. It cuts down energy drain when powering up your RV so when you are moochdocking in a friend or relative’s driveway, as little as a 20 amp extension cord plugged into a household outlet will let you run the AC in your RV. Even with a small 1500 watt inverter in your RV, Softstart will let you run your AC. No more noisy generators. It’s a pretty easy do-it-yourself installation. Cost is $269
Midland Walkie-Talkies – Best RV Products
A pair of these walkie-talkies comes in so handy around the campsite. We use them to communicate when setting up camp. Jen directs me over the walkie-talkie as I back in, keeping me from hitting trees or rocks or things that don’t show up in my mirrors. We also use them when hiking and if we’re traveling with friends, we use them for communication between RVs. The cost is $39 for two along with a quick charger.
Smoke Detector – Best RV Products
This is the Kidde Smoke detector, which we bought to swap out with the one that came in our RV. Why? Because smoke detectors are very sensitive. Cooking breakfast and dinner often starts it beeping. Turning it off means disconnecting the battery on most models, like the stock one that came with the RV, And that can be a real pain. This replacement smoke detector lets you push a button and instantly the battery is disconnected. Very quick and simple and when you’re done cooking, just push it back to make it active. The cost is $17.
Motion-Activated LEDs – Best RV Products
These are motion-activated LED lights and they are perfect for shining light in the various dark places of your RV. I installed them in some storage compartments. They turn on when I open the door and turn off after a couple of minutes of activity, letting me easily find what I’m looking for. They’re battery-powered and also make great night lights in the bathroom. You don’t need anything to mount the, Just peel off the adhesive backing and stick them where you want. The cost is $9 for a two-pack.
GoPro Hero 9 – Best RV Products
I love my new GoPro 9. This is the latest little action camera from GoPro and the best yet. It has front and rear-facing screens and delivers stunning 5K Ultra HD video and 20-megapixel stills. You can Livestream from the camera, it has stabilization and is perfect for getting action shots, time-lapse sequences and it’s waterproof. I bought the optional microphone mod and use it for many of our videos. Dazzling is the best word I can use to describe it. The cost is $399.
Indoor/Outdoor Clock Wireless Thermometer – Best RV Products
We really like knowing both the indoor and outdoor temperature. We’ve been using this system from La Crosse for years. I mount the outdoor sensor with a heavy-duty hook and loop tape at the rear of the RV and it’s never fallen off. The atomic alarm clock is self-setting and automatically adjusts daylight savings. Besides temperature, it also shows humidity. The cost is $52.
The Clear 2O Dirtguard Prestage and the Clear 2O Inline Water Filter – Best RV Products
We’ve been raving about this two-part water filter system all year. The first is the pre-stage filter which eliminates silt, sand, sediment, rust, and other gunk that comes from campground water supplies. The second part screws into the first and is the Clear 2O Inline Water Filter. It gets rid of bad taste, odors, and chlorine. These both use solid carbon for filtration, not granulated. They make for the best tasting campground water we’ve ever had. You buy both separately. Cost is $40 for the Dirtguard and $25 for the inline filter.
Organized Obe Storage Solutions – Best RV Products
With the RV Lifestyle. You can’t get too organized. And the folks at Organized Obe have sure helped us get things stored and squared away in our RV. Their stretch nets have been installed all over our RV to hold and store various things. We made a fruit hammock with their nets, a soft barrier to keep Bo from getting in the way of our driving, and a bunch of different organizers. If you use the promo code RVLifestyle, they’ll give you a 5% discount.
Ocoopa Rechargeable Hand Warmers – Best RV Products
We RV all year round and do a couple of mile hike every morning. In cold weather, keeping our hands warm can be quite the task. These rechargeable Battery-powered hand warmers have three different hearting levels and last for hours. They heat up very fast. Slip them in your pocket and cold hands and fingers are a thing of the past. They come in sizes for large and small hands. Cost is $28.
Stormy Kromer hat – Best RV Products
Made in Michigan’s rugged Upper Peninsula, Stormy Kromer hats are outdoor fashion statements and have a cult-like following for those who enjoy the outdoors. They are hand-made of high-quality wool, have a lifetime warranty, and come in a variety of styles for both men and women. Cost is $49.
Messy Mutts Stainless Travel Water Bottle – Best RV Products
Dogs need as much or even more hydration than humans. So if you like to hike with your dog, make sure you bring along lots of water. This is what we used with Bo. It’s from a 24-ounce stainless steel bottle with a pull up silicone drinking bowl. On hour-long morning hikes, Bo drinks just about the whole bottle. The cost is $22.
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