5 Must Have Products for RV Life

5 Must Have Products for RV Life

Consider this a pay it forward! When we were first considering #RVLife, there were a lot of items we didn’t realize we needed. Having a hi-tech home on wheels requires a lot of equipment and after either research or trial-and-error, and sometimes both, we found that these items have helped to drastically improve our nomadic life in this little box we love.

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    1. Hughes Autoformer (30amp): Low voltage can DESTROY your electronics over time, and campgrounds frequently have a hard time keeping the power in a safe range. The Autoformer is unique because it not only acts as a surge protector (and gives green lights if the outlet is safe to plug into or red if there is a serious problem), it will boost the voltage if it’s too low, and reduce it if it’s too high. Save your A/C and Refrigerator from an early and expensive death. A must have if you stay in campgrounds.
    2. LevelMatePRO Bluetooth leveling system: This makes leveling any RV a snap. The configuration and mounting (just two screws) takes a few minutes but will save you hours over the life of your RV. When you’re looking for a level spot, fire up the app and it will tell you exactly how high in inches to raise each wheel. No more guessing, and they have improved the battery life with the new version.
    3. Sea-To-Summit Nylon Stuff Sack: Imagine my surprise when the awesome new sewer hose I bought didn’t fit the built-in hose storage! Rather than shake my fist at the sky, I got creative and found these waterproof Nylon Stuff Sacks. Designed for campers, they come in an XL size that easily fits (and contains all that comes with storing a sewer hose) our hoses, extensions, and accessories. It has a nice drawstring at the top for a good seal, and we toss it in our basement storage. Great cheap find.
    4. Peplink Pepwave Surf On‑The‑Go: Internet connectivity is key for us to work on the road. When researching options that could repeat Campground/public WIFI but also could automatically switch to a tethered USB mobile hotspot/mobile phone, the list gets short pretty fast. This product is very inexpensive but packs a lot of features. We paired this with a Cellular signal booster from WeBoost and adapted the TV antenna on the roof to act as a WIFI antenna (who has time to watch live TV when you’re out exploring the country??), and we’ve now got a solid connection almost anywhere we go. Check out an in-depth article on the Pepwave and how we configure our RV for internet!
    5. Happy Campers Odor Free Holding Tank Treatment: There are many tank treatments on the market, and this one came from a trusted friend who has been camping for years. Happy Campers is a powder, so follow the instructions (don’t just dump it in the toilet and flush, you need to add water and stir it to dissolve it before flushing) to avoid a clump sitting at the bottom of your tank. As I mentioned above, so far, no smells, and it does a great job on the toilet paper. Find one that works for you, but this one has been smooth sailing for us.

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Howard and Katelyn Newstate have traveled over 80,000 miles in their Winnebago Navion Class C RV, exploring from Alaska to mainland Mexico since 2018. Joined by their adventure pups, Piper, Ella and Scout, they share how to “Live Like a Local” in every New State they explore. For more information on their travels or the 51 Parks in 52 Weeks tour, visit NewstateNomads.com/NationalParks

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We helped bring all the alpacas up to the barn for the evening and even got to take some on a walk. Just be careful... they spit! (ask Howard, he knows 🤣)

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If you're short on time, these are our can't miss recommendations:

1. Stroll down Aviles Street, which just so happens to be the oldest street in the Nation! 

2. While you're on this historic side street, pop into @forgottentonic_sta for amazing craft cocktails and delicious food. The blackened chicken egg rolls are *chef's kiss* 👌

3. Take the @flaglercollege Historic Legacy Tour. It's $17 pp and lasts about an hour, but you get access to areas the general public can't go. You'll get to see the largest collection of Tiffany glass and 11 Tiffany chandeliers ✨

4. Step back in time at @castillonps where you can watch a cannon demonstration and learn from the amazing interpretative volunteers. The fort was constructed in the late 1600s 🤯

5. Visit @staugustinedistillery for a tasting & a tour. They have free options or different experiences you can book. It was so fun and we learned a lot about the distilling process!

6. If you're an RVer like us, try to snag a spot at @anastasiastatepark or just visit for the day! Easy beach access and beautiful campsites, what more do you need? 😍

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