Our Favorite RV and Travel Gear

My friends the Wynns may have put it best on their own page: “We’re not encouraging consumerism, but any grand adventure requires some gear.”

I strive to mostly just collect great experiences in my travels, but narrowed down some very useful tangible things that can make life on the move much more enjoyable!

Here you’ll find some recommendations of products or services that I regularly use (or have used in the past) and love. Just as I’ve learned countless useful tips from other bloggers’ recommendations, I hope someone else may benefit from this list!

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Categories:

  • Bedding
  • Bathroom
  • Ford Transit van accessories
  • Pet gear
  • Financial tools

RV (Or Home!) Bedding


PeachSkinSheets for RV and home

PeachSkinSheets – The softest and most high-tech bed sheets ever?

Where do I begin? I have three sets of these sheets and adore them for RV and home use. They’re super-soft, like very high-end sheets, but with athletic-grade performance: the lightweight and airy microfiber wicks away moisture rather than just absorbing like cotton and other fabrics. They’re cooling, breathable, hypoallergenic, anti-microbial, pet-hair-repelling, fast-drying (20 min in the dryer), wrinkle-resistant, stain-resistant, and non-pilling. The colors are gorgeous and don’t fade. A friend recommended them to me, and I’m forever grateful!
Latex RV Mattress Topper

100% Natural Latex Mattress Topper

I’ve tried using a memory foam mattress topper in my RVs, and hated it. An eco-friendly latex mattress topper doesn’t freeze in cold weather, feels much cooler to sleep on in hot weather, is springy enough that you can turn over easily in your sleep, and lets air flow through it, preventing mold in humid climates. I can’t imagine not sleeping on this anymore!

Bathroom


Poo-Pourri toilet spray for RVs

Poo-Pourri Toilet Spray

Poo-Pourri is magical. Simply spray a bit onto the toilet bowl water prior to “the big event” and the oil forms a barrier on the top of the water, preventing bad odors from escaping. Whether that actually is magic or not is irrelevant, because if you live in a small space – especially with someone else you care for – and you do #2 in your bathroom, this stuff can save relationships. It can also be used in stinky trashcans, storage boxes, etc to get rid of odors.
Happy Campers Organic RV Holding Tank Treatment

Happy Campers Organic RV Holding Tank Treatment

After years of trial and error, this is the best RV holding tank treatment I’ve tried, and many other RVers swear by it too. Organic, biodegradable, environmentally-friendly, septic-tank-friendly, and most importantly: no more gross smells coming up into my bathroom!

Electronics

I have three of these bags for hoses and cables, and they’re durable and a great size for storing coiled items in storage areas. The pocket on the outside is also handy for power adapters, hose fittings, etc.
I have one of these USB-rechargeable, dimmable touch lights on the wall in my van bathroom so I don’t have to turn on the super-bright overhead light at night – it comes in handy for many situations where you need a little bit of light. I need to buy a couple for my house, too!
I have three Luci lights in my van, and they are SO handy – lightweight, they pack flat, are totally solar powered, change colors, and waterproof. Just make sure to tie them down in the wind!

Ford Transit van accessories


This stubby radio antenna may be the cutest lil’ antenna ever – but it also means no more distracting antenna whipping around in the wind on my hood. THANK THE ANTENNA GODS!
I love car window rain and wind deflectors – I like to crack the front windows for my dogs when I leave them, without the risk of rain getting in, and also reduce wind noise in the cab while driving with the windows down. Gotta be able to hear my jams while rolling down the road!
Husky Liners floor liners are spill-proof, pet-proof, easy to clean, and a great fit. Available for many vehicles.

Pet gear


Portable dog water bowl + bottle – so handy! Usually I remember one or the other on an adventure with the doggos: a bottle of water or a bowl. This eliminates having two separate things to keep track of, and stores compactly in the RV fridge or a car cupholder.
Dog tag silencers – I can finally sleep through the dogs scratching or shaking in the middle of the night! These may be the best invention ever.

Financial tools


YNAB (You Need a Budget) – a budgeting app for those who hate budgeting

The most fun you can possibly have creating and managing a budget – really! Join me and the hundreds of thousands of people who’ve gotten out of debt or just tracked monthly spending by category with YNAB.

Even if you don’t have debt, it’s a fantastic savings and accountability tool for building wealth.

After your trial, if you subscribe to YNAB we both get an additional free month!

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