Traveling on hot summer days can be quite the challenge even for proud RV owners who are headed out of the concrete jungle. Although you may not be able to have the perks you so much love at home, you can easily make adventuring with your RV unforgettable. I am not talking about taking with you bulky pieces of equipment and gadgets but portable devices that will make life on the road safer, cleaner and more convenient. Here are some of my suggestions.
Portable Solar PanelFirst things first, you need to make use of that hot Aussie sun, otherwise, you won’t be able to watch YouTube videos on your gadgets or cook dinner after a long day of driving. The great thing about solar panels is that they turn sunlight into electricity. Today, you can easily find portable solar panels that allow you to generate electricity during an RV or a camping trip. Thanks to them, you get additional features that other 12 volt RV accessories just aren’t designed for. You can power your mini-fridge, LED lights, keep your electronics charged or you can even go off-grid.
You are probably thinking – what does this have to do with handling solar energy? Well, this device is not going to interfere with the current that has been set both by the vehicle’s alternator and the solar charge controller. This means that a battery isolator can work together with the solar system without overcharging the starter battery. Although its main purpose is to keep it from getting drained from your electronics, it can also help you get some power on cloudy days by just taking it for a swerve or two.
Security (Flood) Lights
Floodlights are white lensed security lights which are usually installed on either upper side of your RV. By creating a shiny bright light, they are a great way to scare off intruders and keep you safe. This is why they are also called scare lights, and unlike any other 12 volt RV accessories, they can also have a motion sensor. I’d recommend you go with an LED floodlight as the bulb is just not efficient or bright enough to keep you safe at night.
Portable Pressure Washer
This is the only case when you can’t connect a hose or have a heavy-duty washer with you. However, you can get a portable pressure washer and carry it with you to keep your RV’s exterior clean. It can remove fungus, mud and some stains. A cannister like a pressure washer is your best bet since it doesn’t require any connection to use it.