Carolina: Cruising Past 70: Amazing RV Camping Hacks to Give You an Unforgettable Camping Experience

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Amazing RV Camping Hacks to Give You an Unforgettable Camping Experience


This week, I go back to lessons we learned in RV cruising (which we did for eight years, five of them full-time)! This post was written for my blog by Outdoorsy.com. 

"If you are also an RV owner, you know that space in your RV and movement of items when you are traveling are two big problems. Whether you are parking somewhere for an extended stay or hitting the road for multiple destinations, you want ideas to make it a trip to remember. These 5 hacks will blow your mind when it comes to saving your sanity so that you can spend your time enjoying your favorite camping experience.   
     

In the Bathroom


Use a closet organizer or mesh shoe holder to hold your bath products or wet towels. Either option will maximize the amount of space you have in the bathroom. You can also use suction cup holders in the shower for your shampoos, soaps, and conditioners. This makes them easy to access and keeps them from falling when you’re are driving. While the mesh shoe holder will hold more items, the closet organizer will keep them securely in place. Both have little drying time, as well. Choose the option that will work best for your family’s needs.

In the Refrigerator


This hack is one of my favorites when tent camping and works just as well when camping in an RV. Crack all your eggs, ahead of your trip, into a wide mouth water bottle. You can add measured lines on the outside to know how many eggs you are cooking with each use. This will help to minimize the amount of space you use in your fridge, keep your eggs from cracking in transport and make just the right amount of eggs for each meal with a quick pour. 

In the Pantry


Canned foods take up a lot of space. One hack that you can use to minimize the amount of shelf space your canned goods take up is to use a magazine holder for storing your cans. A magazine holder can keep over a half dozen cans in the same amount of space that just a few would take standing up. The holder will also keep the cans from falling over when you are driving and keep them organized.

In the Cabinets


Unless you want to use all plastic cups and paper plates, you will need a way to keep your glasses from clanking together and breaking when you are driving. One good bump and you could have an entire set of wine glasses shatter. By using a can koozie on each glass, it will cushion them from cracking and breaking making them easy to store safely. While glass is not the best space saver, a glass of wine just tastes better than drinking it out of a plastic cup.

All Over the RV


Anywhere you have extra space, placing a rack or organizer can help you to maximize space. Don’t get caught up on the name of the device. Just because an item is called a desk organizer, does not mean it can only be used on a desk. The same goes for bathroom carriers and shoe organizers. Hang an organizer on the inside of cabinet doors, use suction cups to put them on your windows, and attach a shoe organizer along any blank space (like around a bed frame) to utilize every inch of your RV. The amount of storage space you gain will be mind-blowing and will help to ensure you have everything you need on your road trip.

Whether you are taking a short RV road trip or if you plan on cruising all winter, set your self up for an amazing adventure that will keep you traveling in comfort and convenience. A little advance planning following these amazing camping hacks and you will find every RV experience is more relaxing and stress-free."

See this post for more RV cruising tips. (10 Commandments of RV Cruising)





25 comments:

  1. I have never heard of a can koozie, so I am going to investigate further. I really hate the sound of glasses clinking. I also think that it would be ideal to use for sailing as well.Thanks for the excellent tip.

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    1. Great to help. And am I glad I am back to Blogger comments now!

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  2. We're not RV owners, but have some friends who are. So we'll share this post with them. By the way, cracking all the eggs ahead of a trip into a wide water bottle, and keep it in the fridge sounds like an interesting idea! But how long can we keep cracked eggs? Only for 24 hours or will they still be fresh after a few days?

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    1. I understand for quite a long time in the ref! And am I glad I am now in Blogger comments.

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  3. G+ has ceased to exist and my comments plug-in has been removed. Such a big loss! I believe it I am now back to Blogger comments.

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  4. Looks like my comment will post now. Great article! Thanks for info.

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  5. Travelling with a RV sounds great, but I can imagine you would need to be super organised, so it's good to have some space saving recommendations.

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  6. I'm not an RV person, but some of these space-saving tips seem like they would be helpful fot=r my studio apartment! And I agree, drinking wine out of a cup instead of a glass is just wrong. :)

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    1. Yes, these tips are for all space-saving needs!

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  7. We live in a (much) smaller van than an RV and these space saving tips are amazing! Thank you

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    1. The smaller the space, the wiser these tips become!

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  8. While I haven't ever done an RV road trip, I've done tons of camping in a tent and I have to say your tip on cracking the eggs ahead of time is GENIUS! They've cracked many times on me before and this tip is one that I never would have thought of. Thank you! One day I'll get that RV and put all of these to use.

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    1. Hope you do. It was such an exciting phase of our travels!

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  9. What is a can koozie? Sounds like I should investigate this some more. Wine does taste best in a glass. :) Our dream is to explore the world with a camper van! And you did this for 8 years! You must have had the time of your life! Thanks for sharing these tips. Hope you are still having a good time in Mexico too! :) Enjoy the sun! (It is pretty cold where I'm at ;)

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    1. Put all those 8 years in a book...Carolina: Cruising to an American Dream!

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  10. thank you for useful tips.
    have a great day

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  11. Love your tip about using a can koozie and not only does wine taste better in a glass, glass is WAY more environmentally sound than plastic anyway. Good for you. Love the tip about cracking your eggs you will use ahead of time too to save space -- from your camping days. I did it too, though for backpacking trips.

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