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Great RV Accessories Newsletter #14, June 8, 2023

This issue of the Great RV Accessories Newsletter focuses on some nifty gizmos and gadgets to help you make the most of your upcoming summer trips. Time’s a wastin’! Let’s hit the road!

Fun in the sun!

10 must-have summer accessories for 2023

Summer RVing AccessoriesSome on this top 10 list, like the USB bug zapper, I personally consider absolutely vital to summer RVing survival. Other items will add functionality to summer days and others will simply make your summer RV trips more fun.

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Keeping it cool

Best RV ice makers

rv ice makersStoring enough ice to enjoy on-demand can become a problem. Most small RV freezers lack the space for a bag of ice. What to do? Enter portable ice makers for RVs. Check out our picks for best RV ice makers.

Be sure to clean your ice maker!

Already have an RV ice maker? If it’s your first time out this season, be sure to clean your ice maker before taking off! Why? It can become a breeding ground for bacteria and mold (YIKES!). Here’s how to keep it clean and sanitized.

Keep your RV’s fridge cool too!

rv refrigerator

As the weather heats up, your fridge has to work harder to keep everything cold. An air-circulating fan can help because poor air circulation causes a lengthy cool-down period and can spoil food. Check out Dustin Simpson’s pick for the best RV refrigerator fan that can reduce food spoilage and cut down RV refrigerator cool-down time by 50 percent. The best fan to help with refrigerator air circulation.

This was our best-selling product on Amazon last month. And for good reason: All RVers can use it!

Other stuff we’re liking

Creative campsite lighting for cozy ambiance

small campfire pits provide cozy camp lightingRV travel and staying in campgrounds does not have to mean exposure to harsh party lights. At least not at your campsite. Check out softer, more natural solutions to campsite lighting with this creative campsite lighting feature.

Are inverter generators better than solar?

RV inverter generatorsCompare and contrast the pros and cons of installing solar on your RV versus carrying an inverter generator. Don’t invest in either before checking out this post! Click here to read.

The stuff they don’t tell new RVers they need

How to choose a campground

If you are new to RVing or you plan to get an RV in the future, Gail Marsh’s roundup of all the gear you need will prove an invaluable resource. Here’s the essential gear that ALL new RVers need.

The Book Nook

Our favorite RV camping guidebooks

The RVtravel.com staff compiled a list of their favorite guidebooks that will help you find great campsites on state and federal lands. I know I personally can’t live without the Army Corps of Engineers Camping book. They have some of the best campgrounds in the country, often with electricity and sometimes full hookups, and always at bargain rates.

Check them out

Gadget Quick Takes

  • Who knew a folding TV tray could be an indispensable RV accessory? Gail Marsh has lots of creative ways to put one to use around your campsite. Check out her folding TV table roundup here.
  • Keep bugs at bay this summer by placing USB rechargeable bug zappers around the RV and around the campsite. Yes! They really work!
  • If you love the idea of carrying a hammock in your RV but can’t always find two properly spaced trees to hang it from, this portable folding hammock WITH folding stand is the easy solution. When not in use, it all folds into a small, lightweight little bag.

Gadget laughs

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Editor: Cheri Sicard

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Everything in this newsletter is true to the best of our knowledge. But we occasionally get something wrong. We’re just human! So don’t go spending $10,000 on something we said was good simply because we said so, or fixing something according to what we suggested (check with your own technician first). Maybe we made a mistake. Tips and/or comments in this newsletter are those of the authors and may not reflect the views of RVtravel.com or this newsletter.

RVtravel.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases. Regardless of this potential revenue, unless stated otherwise, we only recommend products or services we believe provide value to our readers.

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This newsletter is copyright 2023 by RV Travel LLC.

Cheri Sicard
Cheri Sicardhttps://cannademy.com/
Cheri Sicard is the author 8 published books on topics as diverse as US Citizenship to Cannabis Cooking. Cheri grew up in a circus family and has been RVing on and off her entire life.


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Bill Byerly
3 months ago

Congratulations Cheri !!
And thank you again to all at RV Travel for all the efforts you put into the news letters.

Diane McGovern
3 months ago
Reply to  Bill Byerly

And thank you, Bill, for your kind words. Also, thanks to you and all of our other wonderful readers who make our “efforts” (we looove what we do) worthwhile! Have a great day. 😀 -Diane at RVtravel.com

Cheri Sicard
3 months ago
Reply to  Bill Byerly

Thank you so much Bill. I am having fun with this new assignment!

Marie Beschen
3 months ago

Loved this! Have a couple of the items and got a couple new ideas! Thanks!!

3 months ago

Congrats on becoming editor Cheri! The whole RV Travel group gives us a lot to think about RV-wise and otherwise .. Usually interesting and enjoyable.

Cheri Sicard
3 months ago
Reply to  bill

Thank you Bill!

Dave Laton
3 months ago

Hey! This was the first issue I received of this news letter and I love it. Thanks for the work you put into it.

Diane McGovern
3 months ago
Reply to  Dave Laton

Thanks, Dave! We’re glad you like it.👍 The Great RV Accessories Newsletter was on a brief hiatus, but it’s back. It will be published biweekly to keep our readers informed of new and improved RV accessories to make their RVing easier, safer, and more enjoyable. Have a great day! 😀 –Diane at RVtravel.com

Cheri Sicard
3 months ago
Reply to  Dave Laton

Thank you so much for the kind words Dave. I just took over as editor of this newsletter and I am happy to hear you found value in it. I have to say checking out all these great RV gear and gadgets is a pretty fun job.

Last edited 3 months ago by Cheri Sicard

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