Must-Have RV Accessories You Should Check Out

Traveling in an RV is fun, but sometimes you need to spruce up your ride with some must-have RV accessories to give your time on the road a little extra boost of fun, comfort, and convenience.

 

  • RV GPS

Let go of those bulky maps that just get in the way of everything. Instead, invest in a GPS that can guide you along the best route.

  • Solar-Powered Device Charger

As long as the Sun is out, you have plenty of electricity with a solar-powered device charger that lets you charge your phone anywhere.

  • Cast Iron Cookware

When you’re traveling, cast iron cookware has limitless potential. You can use it on the stove, in the oven, and over a campfire with no damage.

  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System

This one may be a little more expensive than other entries on the list, but investing in a tire pressure monitoring system is worth it to avoid potential blowouts on the highway.

  • Wi-Fi Hotspot

Stay connected on the go without draining your data.

  • Aero Press Coffee Maker

Simple, compact, affordable, and capable of making one to four cups of coffee in as little as one minute; what’s not to love?

 

Need an RV to go with all the cool accessories you’re eyeballing? We at Hanner RV Supercenter can get you started on a lifetime of RV ownership today.

5 RV Maintenance Tips You Need to Know

RV Maintenance Tips

Whether you’re a veteran RV driver or new to the RV lifestyle, it can be easy to forget some crucial RV maintenance tips that everyone needs to follow. If you own an RV, make sure you are doing all of the following practices courtesy of DoItYourself.com, and, if you’re missing one or more, course correct now to avoid problems (and costly repairs) in the future.

RV Maintenance Tips

  1. Run your generator. If you don’t regularly travel with your RV, you’ll still need to run your generator to avoid issues with gasoline shelf life (about 30 days). It is recommended that you run your generator for two hours a month at 50% capacity.
  2. Open your vents. Keep air flowing through your RV in the hot summer months to prevent crucial materials from breaking down.
  3. Keep it covered. Your roof is probably the least-seen part of your RV, but it is also very susceptible to damage. Keep it covered as much as possible with an RV port.
  4. Check your seals. Examine your window, door, and roof seals to make sure they are not allowing moisture inside. If any are breaking down, have them replaced.
  5. Lubricate your slide-out rails. If your slide-out rails aren’t lubricated, they will grow very squeaky. Worse, they could begin to rust and deteriorate. Lubricate them once or twice a year.

Have questions about purchasing a new RV or maintaining a current one? Call or visit us today at Hanner RV Supercenter.

Dallas RV Museum

RVs are the American go-to for spending a weekend at a campsite or touring the country. The recreational vehicles have been around since the Ford Model T hit roadways, but modern models barely resemble those of the past, like those at the Dallas RV museum.

Located at the Jack Sisemore Traveland dealership in Amarillo, the RV museum is open to the public and offers a look at dozens of restored trailers and motor homes. It all started when the Sisemores began trading and restoring unusual models when sales were slow.

The collection includes an iconic 1941 Westcraft trailer that was previously owned by a World War II defense worker. Inside is displayed a picture of the USS Sigourney emblazoned with the signatures of 17 presidents.

A 1937 Kozy Camp, one of the first-ever tent trailers, is available to the public as well, and a 1976 Argosy trailer offers a look at how camping was done back then—Coleman gas stove, picnic table, and all.

Arguably the most popular attraction in the Dallas RV museum isn’t even called an RV, but a passenger bus. The 1948 Flxible passenger bus played the title role in the movie RV, starring Robin Williams.

We here at Hanner RV Supercenter are happy to see visitors of all ages excited to learn more about the history of RVs!