Eight Fun Upgrades for Your RV

Owning an RV is living a slice of paradise. You can go anywhere your heart desires. One of the best things about owning an RV is that you can customize nearly the entire vehicle!

1. New Mattresses

This may not be a fun upgrade, but your back will thank you. The standard mattresses for RVs can be quite uncomfortable. Depending on your budget, adding one inch memory foam toppers can be a cheaper route to save you from discomfort.

2. Pull Out Grill and Smoker

A grill that can slide out of the RV is such a fun appliance. One of the best reasons to have an RV is to spend time in the outdoors. With this upgrade, grilling is made simple. If you have the extra space, adding a small refrigerator to the under compartments will save you a step while you are lounging in the sun.

If you really are a barbeque fan, there are portable grills and portable smokers that you can tow behind your RV. These are for the big barbeque fans and can create a party atmosphere wherever you end up. Just be prepared to feed all the neighboring RV owners!

3. Outdoor Mounted TVs

Another upgrade for the outside of your RV is a compartment with mounted TVs. This isn’t an RV repair you can do yourself, but nonetheless it is sure to impress and make for a fun conversation piece when meeting other RV owners.

RV owners can mount flat screens inside. This is less complicated and there are plenty of tutorials online to help you with this RV repair.

4. Peel and Stick Flooring

An RV is supposed to be a home away from home, so there is no reason to settle for unsightly flooring. There are plenty of options for peel and stick flooring that will give your small living space a new look. A benefit is that you can do this RV repair by yourself.


Unless you have a newer RV, chances are your RV doesn’t include a GPS. Most people don’t use maps and pen anymore, so this is a fun and needed items to include in your RV. There are plenty of nice models that hooking onto your RV and can direct you to your destination.

6. Bicycle Rack

Bicycling can be a wonderful way to explore the destination you pick. Adding a simple bike rack on the back of your RV makes towing the bikes a breeze. You won’t have to use valuable undercarriage storage for them with a designated bike rack.

7. RV Solar Charging System

With your own solar charging system, you won’t have to rely on a traditional power hookup. Using solar energy to charge batteries for your electricity is an economical and easy way to stop relying on the hookups. This is extremely handy for places that don’t provide the power. This is also a DIY RV repair; there are plenty of tutorials online to help.

8. Digital TV Antenna and Cell Phone Service

One of the luxuries of an RV is you can go anywhere in the world. One of the downsides about this is often times the places you will end up are lacking in the TV and cell phone services. Adding an antenna will help you receive more digital stations in low reception areas.

There are options to add devices to increase your cell phone service. This is beneficial when you end up in remote areas. They are relatively inexpensive and will come in handy for the entire family. These are two RV repairs that you can do yourself.

There are so many RV upgrade options, from improving your battery to multiple storage ideas. Spending time customizing your RV will make your new vehicle feel like a new home. Your whole family will enjoy spending time together.

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