31 popular RV Camping Accessories – improve your camping trips in 2024

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There are probably a million RV accessories out there, and you don’t need them all, but I bet some of them on this list will make your camping life easier.

I’ve compiled a list of popular RV accessories including some interior accessories, water hookup accessories, sewer tank draining and cleaning accessories and some RV stabilizer accessories.

Will any of these improve your camping experience?


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Popular RV Accessories to make your camping life easier.


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Lets Start the List of some of the best RV Accessories

There is a huge size difference in RV’s – from a small pop up camper to a medium-sized travel trailer to a huge Class A motorhome.

So not all of these accessories will suit your RV or your camping style.

But scroll through the list and determine what are the best RV accessories for your needs.


1. RV Magnetic Door Holder

2 Pcs RV Door Holder Magnetic Baggage Door Catch Latch to Keep Door Open, RV Door Stopper for Motorhome Travel,Travel Trailers, Camper (White)

Stop your RV door from slamming closed with these magnetic door catches. One magnet sticks to the door and the other magnet to your RV.

You can also put them on other exterior compartment doors to stop them from closing unexpectedly.

Click here for more details.



2. Soft-sided cooler – great for the campsite, RV, picnics, and beach

Coleman 30 Can Soft Cooler Red

This soft-sided cooler with a 30-can capacity is made by Coleman – the classic cooler manufacturer.

It has a hard plastic liner that can be removed if you don’t need it.

What’s great about soft coolers if you can use these for day outings or for camping. (The manufacturer claims it’ll retain ice for up to 24 hours.)

Bring your lunch and favorite beverages to the beach, park, picnics, tail-gating parties or campground.

This soft cooler is well-rated and quite popular on Amazon (and is less expensive than an RTIC or Yeti cooler).






3. RV Screen door cross bar handle

RVGUARD RV Screen Door Cross Bar Handle Adjustable from 21-5/8 Inch to 28-5/8 Inch with Sturdy and Secure Non-Slip Grip

Do you have that family member who is so clumsy they could hurt themselves in a pillow store?

Now just imagine that family member comes camping with you! Do you feel sorry for your screen door already? 

You just know they’ll put their hand right through it.

I guess someone at the company RVGUARD has a family member like that.

They’ve created a screen door bar handle that will help protect your screen, and reduce screen repairs.

I don’t know if this is an essential RV accessory for you, but they do claim it will help your screen door last longer.







4. Double Refrigerator Bar for your RV Fridge

Camco 28" Double RV Refrigerator Bar, Holds Food and Drinks in Place During Travel, Prevents Messy Spills, Spring Loaded and Extends Between 16" and 28" - White (44073)

This double bar is like two tension rods attached together to help keep fridge items in place when you’re driving.

The fridge items could still slide side-to-side but at least when you go to open the door at your new campsite, everything won’t come tumbling out.





5. RV Fridge Brace to prevent sliding bottles

Camco RV Fridge Brace -Holds Food and Drinks in Place During Travel, Prevents Messy Spills Perfect For RVs, Boats, Camping and More - (2 Pack) (44033),Blue

Camco makes this fridge brace that’ll work if you have wire shelves in your RV fridge.

The plastic brace screws down onto the shelf and helps keeps beverage bottles from spilling.

It’s not fun getting to your new campsite, opening your fridge and finding you’ve got spilled milk to deal with!




6. Drink Dispenser for your RV Fridge

Yedyoi Drink Organizer for Fridge, Self-Pushing Glide Drink Dispenser for Refrigerator Black (5 Rows)

Whether you drink canned beer, bottled beer, soda, bottled water, etc… you can help organize your beverages inside your RV fridge with spring-loaded drink dispenser like this one.

I know people that have put one on the bottom shelf of their fridge and they absolutely love it.

Click here to see the current price.





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7. Fresh Water Hose (Camco 22783)

Camco (22783) 25 Ft TastePURE Drinking Water Hose - Lead and BPA Free, Reinforced for Maximum Kink Resistance 5/8"Inner Diameter

I bet you already have a dedicated fresh water RV hose: one that is NSF certified.

But if you don’t, here is a popular 25ft freshwater hose from Camco. It is 5/8-inch diameter. It’ll allow a higher water pressure than a 1/2-inch hose, so it is considered better for showering. (More on water pressure below.)

Experienced RV’ers suggest having 2 of the 25ft hoses just in case you’re at campsite where the water hookup is in a weird spot…like on the opposite side of the campsite.

And when you’re not using the hose, connect the ends together to keep out dirt and contaminants.

If you want more information on this Camco “TastePURE” water hose, click here.






8. RV Hose or RV Cord Storage Bag

Camco 53097 RV Equipment Storage Utility Bag with Identification Tags for Organization | Conveniently Stores Electrical Cords, Fresh Water Hoses and Sewer Hoses

If you want a storage bag to keep all your freshwater accessories together on travel days, check out this equipment bag from Camco.

You can also use these bags to store power cords or your blackwater hose (hose of a different color that you use to flush out your RV sewer hose). Just combine combine everything into one bag. Yuck.

It comes with labels so you can easily put your stuff back into the correct bag.





Wondering how to store your RV sewer hose?

Check out our article on 9 proven RV Sewer Hose Storage Ideas




9. RV Water Hose Elbow (90-degrees or 45-degrees)

Camco (22505) 90 Degree Hose Elbow- Eliminates Stress and Strain On RV Water Intake Hose Fittings, Solid Brass

Here is a 90-degree solid brass hose elbow for your water inlet.

An elbow like this will take the strain off your water hoses so they aren’t coming straight out of your RV and then bending down: this elbow does the “bending down” instead.

And the solid brass elbow will be much stronger and hold up over time better than a plastic water hose.


You can also get the elbow in a 45-degree angle format on Amazon.



10. Water Pressure Regulator with Gauge

Camco Brass Water Pressure Regulator with Gauge- Helps Protect RV Plumbing and Hoses from High-Pressure City Water - Easy Read Gauge (40064)

Are you concerned about high pressure from incoming water damaging your RV’s internal plumbing components?

Water pressure at campgrounds is notorious for fluctuations. And water pressure spikes can cause plastic piping inside your RV to burst.

This water pressure regulator is designed to decrease the water pressure going into your RV to be between 40-50 psi. That is the “green” zone on the gauge. If it reads within this range, it is considered a safe pressure.

Some campers love the simplicity of this regulator (green = good), but others would prefer an adjustable regulator, or at least one that showed PSI numbers on the gauge. This unit only has the colors.

If this one will work for you, you can…





11. RV Water Filter

Camco 40045 TastePURE Inline RV Water Filter, Greatly Reduces Bad Taste, Odors, Chlorine and Sediment in Drinking Water (2 Pack)

One of the exciting things about RV’ing and roadtrips is sometimes you don’t know where you’ll end up sleeping that night.

And along with that uncertainty, there is uncertainty about quality of the water.

Will the campground’s water taste like something sucked off the floor of a carwash?

To help reduce this uncertainty you can pack a water filtration system with you.

If you regularly visit and explore new campgrounds then this is an RV accessory you’ll want to look in to.





12. RV Sewer Hose Swivel Connector Fitting (Camco 39857)

Camco 39857 RhinoFLEX Clear 90 Degree Sewer Hose Swivel Fitting

Sanidumps are not a camper’s favorite thing. 

A fitting like the one shown above is intended to help minimize stress on the sewer pipe, and hopefully decrease the stress of sewer dumping.

It swivels so you can access your sewer pipe in the easiest way possible depending on your current camping situation. 

And it is clear so you can see when your waste tanks are empty.

It is made by Camco and has a really high customer rating on Amazon.






13. RV Sewer Hose Rinser (Camco 39533)

Camco Sewer Hose Rinser With Power Jet Cleaning Action and Shut-Off Valve- Clean Out RV Sewer Hoses With Any Standard Water Hose Connection (39533) , Black

After you’ve drained your blackwater tank then grey water tank you’ll have a sewer hose that may stink. (They call it a “Stinky Slinky” for a reason.)

What can you do with your stinky slinky after dumping your waste tanks:

  • You can stuff it into your bumper and risk it smelling like pinata filled with rotten eggs next time you pop off the end cap.
  • You can put a regular garden hose in it and spray, but you risk having sewer splash back at you.


Or instead, you can get a sewer hose rinser attachment like this one to clean it after dumping the tanks.

This device prevents filthy backsplash by blocking the end and forcing water into the sewer hose.

In the picture above the product is actually the yellow and black piece.

A garden hose threads onto the yellow piece, and the black piece fits onto bayonet fittings of your sewer hose or RhinoFlex sewer fittings.

There is an on/off valve near the man’s thumb in the picture.

The water sprays into the sewer hose with what they describe as “jet cleaning action.”

To risk losing it or misplacing it the manufacturer said you can leave it attached to the sewer hose during storage.



Most RV’ers also have a dedicated hose to rinse their sewer hose.

That way they’ll never get confused and use their fresh water hose to flush the sewage line. (Gross)

Camco has an orange hose (for color-coding) that you can see here, or you can buy a kit that includes the hose and this rinser cap. (This is usually a better deal.)

Camco 22999 Orange RhinoFLEX Gray Clean System with Hose and Jet Rinser Cap-Ideal for Flushing Black, Grey Water or Tote Tanks 5/8" Inside Diameter




14. Flushing the Holding Tanks from Outside with a dual flush valve

Camco Dual Flush Pro Holding Tank Rinser with Gate Valve- Thoroughly Cleans Entire Septic System and Breaks Down Tough Clogs in Pipes (39062)

This dual flush valve allows you to flush your RV’s blackwater tank, and greywater tank, and then you can flush the sewer hose right afterward.

So you get your holding tanks cleaned (which gets sprayed with water then it drains out through the sewer hose), then you turn off the valve so the water doesn’t spray into the holding tanks, but instead sprays into the sewer hose itself, cleaning it out.

It is kind of hard to tell what you’re looking at in this photo, so I’ve included a link to a descriptive video.





15. Cleaning Tank from Inside the RV (RV Holding Tank Cleaner Stick…aka tank wand)

RV accessories toilet wand
RV Cleaning Stick

This is an RV accessory you probably thought you’d never need, but many campers love it.

You attach a garden hose to one end and then put the other end down the toilet, into the blackwater tank, and you turn the water on.

The water sprays out the nozzle and cleans the debris and deposits from the internal sides of the sewer tank.

Many newer RV’s have built-in flushing systems so this is likely unnecessary if you have a system like that.

Just be careful that you don’t wreck something by spraying too hard.

Note, if you have a blackwater tank (sewer tank) that is not directly below your toilet (so it is offset at an angle), you’ll want to look up flexible wands like this one.

Still got some stink in there? Check out these holding tank deodorizer pods called Porta-Pak.




16. Protecting your Sewage Hose (Camco Sidewinder RV Sewer Hose Support)

Camco Sidewinder RV Sewer Hose Support | Made from Sturdy Lightweight Plastic | Curve Around Obstacles and Won't Creep Closed | 20 Feet, Black | (43051)

This sewer hose support is slightly angled downward so it will aid the flow of sewage toward the sani-dump connection.

It keeps your hose suspended off the ground to minimize risk of holes or scratches from scraping along pavement or gravel.

Camco Sidewinder RV Sewer Hose Support | Made from Sturdy Lightweight Plastic | Curve Around Obstacles and Won't Creep Closed | 20 Feet, Black | (43051)

This hose support folds up small like an accordion to allow for easy storage. (As shown in the product photo below.)

Camco Sidewinder RV Sewer Hose Support | Made from Sturdy Lightweight Plastic | Curve Around Obstacles and Won't Creep Closed | 20 Feet, Black | (43051)

It is called the Camco Sidewinder RV Sewer Hose Support.

Will this make waste tank dumping easier on you this summer?




17. Rhino Tote Tank (mobile waste tank for your RV)

Don’t feel like packing up to go drain the waste tanks?

Camco Rhino Heavy Duty 28 Gallon Portable RV Waste Holding Tank with Hose and Accessories - Durable Leak Free and Odorless Rv Tote Tank (39004)

If you’ve got your campsite all set up, and you’re going to be there a few days, and you just don’t feel like packing up to go drain the waste tanks, check out this solution from Camco.

This is the Rhino Tote Tank. You drain your waste tanks into this portable waste tank, and then take this to your campground’s sanidump to empty it. You can grab its extendable handle and walk it over to the dump station, or you can hook it up to your tow vehicle and slowly drive it there. (As shown below.)

Camco Rhino Heavy Duty 28 Gallon Portable RV Waste Holding Tank with Hose and Accessories - Durable Leak Free and Odorless Rv Tote Tank (39004)

Want more details of this cool RV accessory? You may be able to find this at your local retailer or…







18. RV Backup Camera

Do you hate backing up your RV? – a backup camera may help

Furrion Vision S 7 Inch Wireless RV Backup System with 1 Rear Sharkfin Camera, Infrared Night Vision and Wide Viewing Angle - FOS07TASF , Black

Backing up an RV is notorious for causing arguments and putting everyone on edge.

Furrion Vision makes this back-up camera designed with RV’s in mind. You put the 7-inch touchscreen in the cab, and mount the rear camera to the back of your rig. It sends a signal up to 100-feet so even if you have a long Class-A, it will work.

It also has infrared night vision to help you park your camper if you arrive at your site after dark.

If you think you’d benefit from this you can…







19. X-Chock RV Wheel Stabilizer

X-Chock Wheel Stabilizer - Pair - One Handle - 28012

A nice stable trailer or RV gives you an extra degree of comfort when camping.

That’s what these peculiar-looking things are designed for: that’s why they’re called RV stabilizers.

You may look at them and say, “What the heck is that and why would I need one?”

If you are uncertain how to use this device, don’t worry, because on the Amazon product page they show you how to use these (and how these may benefit you) in a video.

Click here for more information.




20. RV Step Brace (another type of RV Stabilizer)

Camco Save-A-Step Brace, Stabilizes RV Steps and Helps Prevent RV Movement. Protects RV Steps from Sag and Wear (7-5/8"-14") (43691), 7-5/8" - 14" Brace , black

This RV step brace helps reduce RV sway when you step onto the stairs. 

It is the adjustable black stand in the photo above…the thing below the step.

You can buy it in two different sizes – one adjusts from 4-5/8″ – 8″, and the taller one adjust from 7-5/8″ – 14″ – so whether your RV is low to the ground or higher up, you should be able to find a stabilizer step brace that works for you.




If you want to see more stabilizers, check out our RV stabilizer ideas article.






21. Wheel Chock with Rope Handles

Camco Wheel Chock With Rope For Easy Removal, Helps Keep Your Trailer or RV In Place (Pack of 2) - 44471

The wheel chock blocks shown above are made of hard plastic, and come as a pair.

Once again, they are made by Camco. (They are Camco model 44471, wheel chock with ropes.)

Will these work for your RV?

If you have a heavier trailer, or if you camp on a variety of grades you may need to buy heavier duty rubber blocks like these ones. 





22. Wheel Leveling Blocks (Lynx Levelers)

Lynx levelers - a popular RV accessories to help level the wheels.
Lynx Levelers (Photo credit: Walmart.com)

These plastic bricks look like Lego for adults, but they actually allow you to customize a level surface for your RV.

The manufacturer claims you set the bricks up into a pyramid shape, placing them where you want them, and then back your RV onto them.

You’ll see lots of these at the campground…I even see lots around my neighborhood.

They are quite popular and available at a variety of retailers. You can check out the prices by clicking the buttons below.


Good Sam Club




23. Wheel Covers

Classic Accessories Over Drive RV Wheel Covers, Wheels 27"-30" Diameter, 8.75" Tire Width, Grey, Breathable Polyester Fabric, Universal, Anti-Slip, Durable

Do you love hauling your trailer or driving your RV to amazing destinations and outstanding campgrounds?

Obviously yes, but do you take care of your tires like you should?

UV damage from the sun can weaken the side walls and put you at risk of blowouts.

So when you’re parked at home or touring around during camping season you should invest in some wheel covers

I recently sold some tires from my truck and the first thing the guy asked is whether the tires had a UV cover or whether they were stored inside.

The wheel covers shown above are by a company called Classic Accessories are available in a variety of sizes so make sure to measure your tires and order the proper fit.





Miscellaneous RV Camping Accessories

 

24. Water-resistant LED Flashlight

Dorcy 41-2524 2 pk Floating LED Flashlight with Carabineer Clip, 55-Lumens, Yellow

You never know when you’ll need a flashlight when you’re camping.

This LED flashlight is water-resistant and it floats, so it should survive the rainy nights when you’re out camping.

You can actually get this as a 2-pack of flashlights, so you can keep one in your RV and one in your tow vehicle.




25. Survival Book

RV Accessories survival book
Bush Craft 101 book (good to have with you when camping)

When folks go camping they usually have a destination in mind: a desired campground.

But things can happen.

You can run out of gas, you can blow a tire, you can get lost, etc…

It wouldn’t hurt to have a survival book like this in your RV for those “just in case” situations.

Make a game out of it: you could make your camping trips more fun by learning a new bush craft or survival skill each weekend.

Just imagine how skilled you’ll be by the end of the season (you’ll really be able to take care of yourself).



26. Wrap-around RV Step Rugs

Camco Wrap Around Step Rug- Protects Your RV From Unwanted Tracked In Dirt, Works on Electrical and Manual RV Steps - Extra Large (Gray) (42935), 23 Inch

Wrap-around RV step rugs – like this one from Camco – help keep the inside of your RV cleaner by trapping more dirt than just a metal step.

It wraps around your RV step and you keep it in place by hooking some springs through the metal grommets on the underside of the rug.

These are quite popular on Amazon and RV owners seems to like them.





27. Folding RV Stool (adjustable height)

Yagud RV Stool, Adjustable Height Folding Step Stool with Non-Slip Surface, Rubber Feet, Handle and Reflective Strips, Aluminum Platform Step Supports Up to 1000lbs, Black

This height adjustable step stool can be used for so many things in and around your RV.

For instance, if the bottom step of your RV steps is too high off the ground, you can use this as the bottom step then step up and onto your camper’s stairs.

If you have trouble reaching the higher cabinets in your RV, grab one of these.

Want to get in some step-aerobics while camping (hey don’t judge), you can use it for that too.

This is a well-rated stool from Yagud.




28. Electrical RV Surge Protectors

Southwire 34930 Surge Guard 30A - Full Protection Portable with LCD Display, Black

There are a lot of RV surge protectors to help you protect your RV’s electrical system from surges in shore power. The one above is a popular 30-amp surge protector made by Southwire. It is the Southwire 34930 model.

A lot of campers like this one…if you want more details you can click here to see it on Amazon.








29. A portable fire pit

portable fire pit

We have an Outland portable fire pit (the Cypress) model and we really love it.

I love knowing that when I turn off the propane the fire is out. No stress from wondering if all the coals are extinguished.

And it can usually be used when there are campfire bans just make sure to check with your local jurisdiction.





30. Bluetooth Speaker

JBL Flip 6 - Portable Bluetooth Speaker, powerful sound and deep bass, IPX7 waterproof, 12 hours of playtime, JBL PartyBoost for multiple speaker pairing for home, outdoor and travel (Blue)

No one at the campground wants to hear your music full blast but playing your music quietly at your site can help you relax and enjoy your stay.

Of course headphones are a good option if you’re the only one listening to the music, but if you want to hear it out loud check out a Bluetooth speaker such as this JBL Flip 6 wireless speaker.

It connects to your phone via Bluetooth and is lightweight and portable so it is easy to pack around.

We have the JBL Flip 5 version and really like it. This is the Flip 6 model.




31. Portable Air Conditioner

BLACK+DECKER BPACT10WT AC with Remote Control Portable Air Conditioner, 10,000 BTU, White

If your RV’s rooftop air conditioner doesn’t work – or you don’t have – you can still beat the summer heat with a portable air conditioner like this one from Black + Decker. You don’t need to keep sweating it out.

It is almost 1.5-feet wide by just over 2-feet tall so it isn’t tiny, but if you have the room for it in your RV and if you’re plugged into shore power, this can help make your RV way more comfortable in the summertime.

Would you like to cool off your RV?

Click here for more details on this popular AC unit.





32. Keurig Slim Coffee maker

Keurig K-Mini Coffee Maker, Single Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee Brewer, 6 to 12 oz. Brew Sizes, Black

There are a variety of ways to make a cup of coffee while camping including percolators, French Presses, an AeroPress and Melitta Pour Over Cones.

But if you’re plugged into shore power and want a single-cup coffee maker that doesn’t take up much counter space, check out this Keurig K-Mini coffee maker. It is about 5-inches wide.

It takes K-cups (aka coffee pods) and comes in a variety of colors.

See the other available colors.





I’m sure there are about a million different RV accessories out there, and more being created every day.

But I hope this list of RV accessories has helped you out.



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Tim from LearnAlongWithMe.com

Tim worked in construction for a few years before going to university. Then he worked in a pharmacy for 10 years and now works as a full-time writer and online publisher. He has experience in several different, far-reaching lines of work.
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Yagud RV Stool, Adjustable Height Folding Step Stool with Non-Slip Surface, Rubber Feet, Handle and Reflective Strips, Aluminum Platform Step Supports Up to 1000lbs, Black

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