10.14.17

RV Hacks

Hey guys! I need to start sharing out camper hacks more because I find them so helpful myself. I love love love love our camper! We have a hybrid which means it has hard walls with pop out tent beds. We started with a smaller one – 186RD which we quickly outgrew. Now we have the largest one Starcraft has to offer. The Starcraft Travel Star 236TBS has 3 pop out queen beds. If you are interested in a tour I’ll leave the video down below.

Let’s start with how I bathe the bebe boy in the camper. Our first 186RD had a tiny bathtub in it which was a HUGE selling point for us since we are a family with young children. Young kids tend to get very VERY messy on camping trips so a bathtub is a great luxury. Unfortunately the larger hybrids did not offer a bathtub so I had to find another way to wash the kids. Audrey is old enough to shower now, but Elliot still needs a bath. Since this is for an RV it needed to be light and compact. I found this Summer Infant bath for our shower floor. It has an inflatable bottom and it folds in half after use. The sides also pin up so you can lay very young babies in it. We’ve been washing Elliot in it on camping trips since he was 2 months old. Now that he can sit up on his own I just fill it up and plop him in there with some things to play with.


Command hooks are your best friend if you are an RV’er! Funny enough, I never liked Command Hooks until we bought our first camper. I never saw the point because I would just nail things into the walls at home. I really had no use for taped on wall hooks. But let me tell you, I use them non stop in my RV! Any time I need to fix or organize something I always reach for these babies. These ones are my favorite all purpose size. I just used some mini CH to hand a sheet between the front and back section of the RV. I was going to use a tension rod, but realized that I’d have to set it up and take it down each time. Now I just hand the sheet on the two hooks and it works great!

Another annoying part about being in an RV is that there are NO paper towel holders – at least in ours. So I bought this plastic holder for $0.98 and it works great! It’s light and simple and it works just fine.

Now here is a hack that I ADORE! I hope you will too. It was a bit tricky to get up but in the end so worth it. I love my knives, mostly cleavers obviously. I don’t have expensive knives but I keep them sharpened so they work just as well in my opinion. Maybe one day I’ll drop some cash on an expensive knife, but for now especially in the camper these work great. I bought this magnetic knife holder for our kitchen before we moved. Since then it has had no place until now! One of the hardest things about adding things to an RV are the walls. They are filled with wires and important structures that keep the RV going. You need to be careful if you ever puncture or screw something into the walls. A magnetic knife holder is constantly pulled from the wall so you must make sure it’s stuck on there good. I used pop rivets to get this baby up and it worked perfectly!

The last hack I have for you are these shelf dividers and shelf baskets. RV’s have the weirdest dimensions like super deep cabinets that are so deep you can’t reach to the back. We have those! Once I put food in, there was so much wasted space since the cabinets were so tall. I put these dividers in them so I could have more space to store food. Make sure you measure your cabinets and buy the ones that will fit properly. We also had these shelves at the top of our RV that were difficult to work with. I bough simple plastic baskets that fit up there and that stopped things from falling down during the commute. I also use the baskets in the cabinet so I can easily get to things in the back.

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