Essential RV Accessories

We just put up a new web page all about the essential RV accessories every RV owner should have. Some come standard, most don’t. We have tried to list the essential RV accessories that combine to make the RV experience both safe and comfortable. We consider these to be essential to every RV, whether motorized or towable. Check it out at

Here are the categories:

The Essential RV Accessories


Emergency Flares

Towing Insurance

Fire Extinguishers

Fire Alarms

Gas Alarms

Weather Radio

Electrical Surge Protection

Water Filter

Fresh Water Hoses

Water Pressure Regulator

Sewer Hoses

UV Window Covers

UV Tire Covers

Outdoor Camp Chairs

Outdoor Camp Tables

BBQ Grill

Portable Campfire

Propane Extend-a-Stay



Paper Maps

Campground Guides

Electronic Mapping Programs


Author: John Huggins

John is a retired Navy Electronics Technician Chief. He traded the Navy adventure for a job in manufacturing quality assurance in 1986, and traded the job for the RV adventure in early 2005. Kathy has held jobs in the medical office arena as well as raising two sons. We now have 5 grand children and one great grand child.We have done much volunteer work since hitting the road including working at the Escapees CARE center in Livingston, Texas. We also are registered Red Cross disaster volunteers, and served in a Hurricane Katrina shelter in San Antonio, Texas.Our connection to Sarasota started in 1995 when John was transferred from New Jersey to work for Electro Corporation, later to become a division of Honeywell. He retired in 2004 and we bought our motorhome and hit the road.We are life members of the Escapees RV Club, as well as members of Good Sam Club and Family Motorcoach Association (FMCA). We hold campground memberships in Thousand Trails, RPI, and Passport America. Our home park is Hart Ranch in Rapid City, SD.Lately, we have worked in campgrounds in PA, IL, SD, AZ, and FL.Nowadays, we have become podcasters, broadcasting our show, Living the RV Dream on the internet. We also have this blog we are having fun with. Check out our Books page for our books on RVing and Workamping.

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