Happy Camping With These RV Hacks

Camping is a very popular pastime and these RV Hacks are sure to help make your trip even more enjoyable!

 

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1.  Kids will love hanging out in this front seat hammock made from PVC pipe.

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See how they made this here.

2.  Use badge holder clips to hang string lights from your awning.

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3.  Use velcro to hold black-out curtains in place.

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4.  Wipe everything down with Pine-Sol to keep flies away.

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Dilute it with water to create a 50/50 solution and wipe down your counters, tables, and awnings with it. Read more about this magical solution here.

5.  Make scrambled eggs without dirtying up a bowl.

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Mix ‘em up with milk in an empty water bottle for an easy breakfast.

6.  A bar of Irish Spring soap will keep mice out of your vehicle.

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Not convinced? Read this testimonial from a blogger.

7.  Keep wasps away with cut up flea collars.

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Wasps are attracted to the smell and taste of propane. To repel them, cut a flea collar in half and place in your RV compartments.

8.  Anti-fatigue floor mats on the bottoms of bunks add comfort and insulation.

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They’re cheap, too! You can buy 6 squares to fill a bunk for around $15-20.

9.  Re-upholster your camper cushions with the least amount of sewing possible.

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It’s like wrapping a gift! Get the full directions here.

10. Use a dry food container as a wastebasket.

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11. Make your own waste tank cleaner.

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Mix together a cup of Borax detergent and 1/2 cup of Calgon Water Softener.

12. Square containers save more space than round ones.

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And they won’t bump up against each other as much.

13. Use paracord to make your own awning track hangers.

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Hang lights, tarps, awnings in a surprisingly sturdy way. Get the full directions here.

14. Insulate your camper windows during the cold winter months with bubble wrap.

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Medium to large bubbles work best. See how it’s done here.

15. Cut up a shoe organizer for instant bed storage.

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16. Add glow-in-the-dark tape to your stairs at night.

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17. Hook up IKEA LED lights to run on your trailer’s 12V system.

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Get the instructions here.

18. Turn any cup into a travel cup with Press n’ Seal.

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No more sudden spills!

19. A collapsible laundry basket becomes a makeshift garbage can at any picnic/camp site.

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20. At a campsite? Tie a bar of soap to the spigot with pantyhose for easy hand washing.

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21. Use a syringe to fix warped wood veneer.

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Get the instructions here.

22. Here’s a great use for a dry erase board:

camping0723. Use a towel rod to hold your bath products in place.

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24. Keep your tissue boxes from getting wet/squished.

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25. Prevent heat loss with a vent cushion.

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Get one here.

26. Mount your electrical adapters to keep them neat and tidy.

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Everything in one place.

27. Command hooks are a super easy way to hang curtains.

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28. IMPORTANT: How to get better wi-fi in your RV.

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If you’re reading this from your RV, you could probably use these tips.

29. Update those ugly floors with vinyl plank flooring.

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It’s easy to install because you can cut the planks with a utility knife, they come pre-glued, and they’re waterproof to boot.

30. Use a shoe organizer for handy shower storage.

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31. Line every shelf and drawer with non-slip liners.

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32. Save all the free condiments you can.

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Not only are they free, but they take up a lot less space than their full-sized counterparts.

33. Slit foam swim noodles lengthwise and slip over each awning strut.

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No more bonked heads!

34. A suspension rod in the shower lets you hang clothes while they’re still damp.

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35. A little spraypaint will help those sun-faded plastic parts on your RV look like new again.

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36. These plastic mesh sleeves will keep your precious wine bottles from noisily knocking into each other.

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You can get the mesh sleeves here.

37. This tip is great for road trips of all kinds: use shower caddies with suction cups to hold kid activities.

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Need some more brilliant space-saving tips for your RV? Click here for storage solutions and organization hacks.

LET’S GO CAMPING!

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Source: buzzfeed

 

 

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