Motorhome Interior

MUST HAVE MOTORHOME GADGETS

Whether you get away in your motorhome for just a couple of weekends a year, or spend months on end living out of it, there are plenty of gadgets out there to make your life easier. I am a bit of a gadget head and love to kit my RV out with the latest gadgets and gizmos. Admittedly, a lot of them have been utterly pointless, but every now and then one comes along that genuinely makes a difference.

INSTANT POT

When space is at a premium, gadgets that can do multiple things are a real blessing. The instant pot is a slow cooker, rice maker, pressure cooker, and steamer all rolled into one. It also does all these things better than all those respective devices. It has revolutionised my motorhome cooking experiences.

SOLAR OVEN

Yes, food is a huge part of my life, so when I saw the solar oven I knew I had to give it a go. It always gets a few looks and questions at a barbecue, but with no need for coal, fire lighters, or a power socket, the solar oven has come in handy at several backcountry barbecues.

A ROOF VENT COVER

Being from Tully, we are used to our fair share of rain, so one of the first gadgets I bought was a roof vent cover. The cover allows the vents to stay open all the time and keep the RV from suffering from mould or moisture damage.

SMART RV

This is more for a bit of fun, but it does have its uses. Smart RV is a small device that tracks your motorhome and share your trips with your friends. It also has a practical use. If your RV moves without you being there it sends you an SMS or an email. It can also alert you if your battery is running low. It is a little pricey, but it effectively becomes your motorhome companion.

MOUNTED CUTTING BOARD

Yep, another cooking one. When space is limited, counter space is in short supply. There are several brands of mounted cutting boards that clip to your sink or worksurface. A nifty way to give yourself more space.

WATER REGULATOR

No gadget on this list is more essential than a good water regulator. Hooking up at a campground with high water pressure can cause pipes to burst and hoses to blowout if you are not careful. A water regulator lets you set the PSI yourself, so you can keep your motorhome safe and avoid any lasting damage.

FRIDGE BARS

I got so sick of opening my fridge after being on the road for a couple of hours, only to have all the contents of my fridge fall out onto the clean carpet. Buying and installing my own fridge bars was the best $5 I’ve ever spent. They do exactly what they say on the tin, they literally fasten your food in place with bars. No more crying over spilt milk.

 


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Martin White
martinw@dinga.com.au

Martin is huge on everything outdoors and is even bigger on driving and technology. He loves boats, new stuff and writing about it.