Prepping your Truck Camper RV for the Long Haul
Many vacationers who are thinking about purchasing an RV, or already have one, can sometimes find it hard to know where to start with making sure that it’s prepped and ready for the long haul – wherever you’re lucky enough to be traveling to this article is on the topic of RV care and maintenance.
Must-Have Camper Truck Gadgets
Thirty-seven percent of campers are now able to spend more time outdoors due to technology, according to Recreational Vehicle Industry Association. Whether you live full-time in your motorhome or you only travel in it occasionally, there are gadgets that can help make your road trip safer and comfortable. Here, are some smart tools you need for a successful trip.
Tire pressure monitoring system
A 9 PSI drop in pressure can increase fuel consumption by 4% and shorten tire life by 40%. A tire-pressure monitoring system is a gadget that keeps tabs on the air pressure of your tires and alerts you when the air pressure significantly drops or is extremely high. It also informs you when your tires leak, overheat or have an abnormal position.
This gadget is a lifesaver, as it feeds you real-time information thus allowing you to take action before a problem spirals out of control. It has a display monitor that you can place in your dashboard, and an audible alarm to notify you. Whenever the rubber hits the road, this device will help you recognize any danger early, steer clear of accidents caused by flat and low-pressure tires, and boost your vehicle’s fuel efficiency.
Portable power surge protector
Camper electronic systems and equipment are very sensitive. They depend on a power source to function thus are easily affected when any problem occurs. When preparing your motorhome for a road trip, remember to pack a Portable Power Surge Protector. This gadget protects your valuables from power surges, spikes, and low voltage. It prevents spikes and surges from passing through the system and disconnects RV power when the voltage gets below or exceed the right levels. When making a selection, ensure it can handle the equipment you have, it has a surge failure indicator light and the right number of ports.
Weather monitoring system
To enhance your camper truck experience, a personal weather station can come in handy. This device tracks the current indoor and outdoor temperatures, humidity, barometric pressure and gives you accurate results. It also forecasts the weather of the day, thus giving you an idea of what to expect. Approximately 22% of all vehicular accidents in the U.S are weather-related, according to the Federal Highway Administration. Therefore, this gadget can help you prepare for any weather scenario and plan your day better. You can also set a limit, and it will notify you when the temperature drops or exceeds it. Unlike cell phones, this device will keep you updated even when you are in a remote area with weak or no cell signal.
RV specific GPS
RV specific GPS systems are made to make your road trip more convenient and flawless. They take into account the fact that campers are usually lengthier and elevated compared to other cars. Most designs today come with a large display screen, and you can customize their settings to get alerts about your points of interests such as camping amenities and highway exits. You can put in information about your motorhome including the weight, height, and length, which will prove useful when navigating through low bridges, low hanging trees, sharp corners and other hazards.
There is nothing more exciting than hitting the open road to explore the world in your camper truck. Whether you are camping on the beach or mountainside, embracing the new age of technology will surely give you a safer, better and flawless experience. With the gadgets above, your trip will roll smoothly.
Author Bio: My name is Jackie and I spent over a decade in the leisure and tourism industry, spending time working on holiday camps, caravan and motor home sites and traveling extensively throughout the USA.