Camping in the great outdoors is one of America’s favorite pastimes. In fact, camping and traveling is a loved activity by people all over the world. Furthermore, camping has become one of the biggest industries out there with the sales of many different types of camping accessories such as tents, outdoor cooking implements, and so on.
Additionally, the recreational vehicle industry is booming, and has been for practically as long as it has been around. No matter what type of recreational vehicle you have – fold-down camper, a teardrop camper, a motorhome, or a fifth wheel, there is an endless list of camper accessories available for your every want and need.
Many campers are equipped with almost every amenity you could ever want including toilets, sinks, stoves, beds, and showers. However, many campers are not equipped with everything you need, so camper accessories may be required.
Before you head out on that camping trip, you should always check out your camper to see what it has and what it does not before investing in a load of camper accessories.
When looking at the exterior of your camper, check out what’s there. By doing this, you will know what type of camper accessories you may want or need. One of the most popular camper accessories for the exterior of the camper are awnings and window screens.
Not only will an awning keep you in the shade from the sun outside, but will also act as a patio to the camper, and help keep the interior of the camper cool. Window screens are essential to keep bugs out but allowing the windows to be open to keep the air flowing throughout the camper.
Another aspect of your camper that you should look at before getting any camper accessories is what it has in the way of cooking. Usually, many campers will come with a propane tank, gas or electricity hook ups for the stove and oven, but these are not guaranteed. Always be sure to check.
Also, you will want to invest in such camper accessories as charcoal, wood, gas, grill racks, pots, pans, silverware, cups, and perhaps even a set of plates. Many people invest in paper plates and cups so that they can burn them as fuel for the campfire.
Camping gear does not always come with your camper. These camper accessories may help you enjoy the great outdoors a little more by including them in your camper. You might want to include backpacks for hiking, tents (in case anyone wants to sleep outside), a compass, and a map of the area in which you will be camping.
Additionally, you may want to include lanterns, in case your camper does not have an exterior light, coolers, toiletries, or sleeping bags (for the lucky ones in the tent!)
Lastly, some camper accessories that you should not leave home without, as a matter of safety and preparedness are maintenance accessories. You will want to make sure you have batteries, extension cords, electrical wires, converters, and chargers.
Additionally, you will need replacement parts and tank emptying supplies for the wastewater and sewage. It is always a good idea to include extra freshwater filters, pumps, and replacement parts to keep your freshwater supply in good condition.