Most RVs come pretty equipped with cool technology and gadgets. But some things will make life easier or just plain more fun! Here are our tech gear tips for RVers.
A Sound bar
Sound bars are an inexpensive and light way to turn your RV into an audio paradise. They are a great way to upgrade your TV speakers without replacing your TV. (note, the picture below has the sound bar at the top and the weather monitoring above the fireplace)
Weather Monitoring System
If you are heading out camping there is a good chance that you will be out in the elements. Rather than be out hiking, boating, etc and get stuck in a storm, a weather monitoring system will help you predict what the weather is going to be like. Most people use a phone app to check the weather but if you are in a cell phone challenged area that will not work. Another key benefit is they monitor multiple areas, the area where the base unit is and where the remote(s) is/are located. This can be neat to know the exact outside temperature but also practical. If you have a separate room such as a toy hauler you can know what the temp is in that room. If you are concerned about something getting too hot or too cold you may want to put the remote in that area to monitor so you can make any changes if needed. This can be great for cold weather camping to monitor areas from freezing.
Have you ever had a great experience and would have loved to show friends and family but did not have the equipment to capture it? Most cameras are not waterproof, durable or small so they do not make sense if you are doing any type of adventure activities. With many different models out, you can capture high quality footage on any budget. Now you will be able to look back at your camping memories forever.
Although many campgrounds are installing boosters for their free WiFi it is not universally reliable. With digital technology on the rise there are inexpensive solutions to have your WiFi with you when you camp. Verizon has the best overall cell phone coverage in the country with AT&T a close second. It is smart to go with them if you are going to be traveling the country. If you typically camp in the same general area and know which carrier is strongest in that region go with that carrier.
Cell Phone Booster
The further out you get, the less likely you will have cell phone service. This is important if you are going to be camping for awhile and need to check in with work, friends or family. Most importantly if there is an emergency you can call for help. Another great benefit to cell phone boosters is if you have a WiFi jetpack they rely on the cell phone signal and you can significantly boost your servcie. Many remote workers enjoy this because they can work their normal work week while being completely secluded in the wilderness.
Plug in Night Light
This is not just for kids. If someone has to get up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom, rather than turning on bright lights and potentially waking other people up use a dim night light in the areas needed to guide you. These use very little electicity and are a great solution to keeping some ambient light without the use of your bright RV lights.
A space heater is a great way to control the temperature of the room you are in without spending the energy to heat the entire RV or if it is a smaller RV, rather than using the RV heating unit. When you go to sleep in the bedroom plug in one of these and if you keep the door shut it will keep you nice and toasty.
These tech gadgets will enhance your camping experience. Did we miss anything? Let us know on Facebook if there is anything you would add.