The 14 Best RV Accessories of 2022

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When traveling in an RV, there are a lot of necessary items and a lot of nice-to-have items that will make your van-life experience more comfortable and fun. Two of our favorite items to make your RV just as comfortable as home are the Kelty Lowdown Couch or BioLite’s AlpenGlow 500 Lantern to help illuminate your nighttime fun, whether playing cards or cooking late.

Traveling in an RV is one of the best ways to explore the country. It allows you to travel long distances and to see new parks and wilderness areas without giving up the comforts of a real bed to sleep on at night or indoor reprieve from the harsh outdoor elements. But living in an RV, like any small space, comes with its challenges—limited storage space, constant dirt from outside, and only the basic comforts of home. Small accessories can go a long way in helping you feel comfortable on the road and in keeping you safe. The best RV accessories are lightweight and small enough for easy storage and transport, ones that can withstand the elements of the outdoors and ones that bring you happiness and make your RV feel more comfortable and homey.

Read on for the best RV accessories for your next road trip.

Best Camp Chair for One

SunnyFeel Camping Directors Chair

Sunnyfeel Camping Directors Chair

Walmart

What We Like
  • Easy to fold and unfold, folds down flat for better storage, and comes with a carrying case

  • Durable frame

  • Side table and side pouch

  • Easy to get in and out of

What We Don't Like
  • Heavy to carry

  • Skinny armrests

Foldable camping chairs are rife with problems, namely revolving around cheap hardware. But the Sunnyfeel folding chair is made with a sturdy steel frame that can hold up to 300 pounds and is easy to unfold, with an anti-pinching and click-to-lock design. This chair is easy to get in and out of, and once you’re ready to pack up, it’s easy for one person to fold back up alone. 

We love that this camp chair has a foldable side table on one side—complete with a drink holder, tray, and phone holder—and a bunch of pickets on the other, all for easy lounging outside the RV. The chair folds down flat so you can slide it under or next to the couch in your RV, and it also comes with a carrying case to help you better lug the 13.5-pound chair down to your sunset viewpoint, wherever you’re parked.

Price at time of publish: $80

Best Camp Chair for Two (or More)

Kelty Lowdown Couch

Kelty Lowdown Couch

Backcountry

What We Like
  • Low-down design encourages relaxation, wide armrests, and multiple cup holders

  • Quilted fabric for added comfort

  • Spacious for two people and a dog

  • Carrying case for easy transport

What We Don't Like
  • Heavy and bulky

  • Low-down design may be hard for some to get in and out of

If you’re traveling with a partner—two-legged or four—this three-seater camp chair is the ultimate luxury in outdoor living. It sits low to the ground with a slightly reclined seat and padded quilted backing, so it’s incredibly comfortable to take a load off in. It has ample room to sit with your partner and then have space in between to play cards or for a kid or dog to sit on. It’s even spacious for three adults, and the durable steel frame holds strong. 

We love the small features here, like wide armrests with two cup holders each, one smaller for cans and one bigger for water bottles. Lastly, the chair folds down and easily wraps up into an over-the-shoulder carry case for easy transport and storage.

Psst: If this one looks too big, we highly recommend Kelty’s best-selling Low Loveseat Chair for a smaller but comfortable, two-seater design.

Price at time of publish: $180

Best Propane Grill

Camp Chef Portable BBQ Grill

Camp Chef Portable BBQ Grill

Camp Chef

What We Like
  • High-quality design

  • Large grilling surface

  • Lid lock

  • Built-in carrying handle and folds down for storage

What We Don't Like
  •  Not wood or charcoal compatible

From heritage grill company Camp Chef comes the ideal portable grill. Powered by propane, this grill is big enough to fit eight burger patties on its 200-square inch nickel-plated grill grate and has a removable grease drip tray to make cleaning easy. Its legs keep the grill off the table or counter for safe cooking and then fold underneath for easy storage. The lid locks into place so nothing will come loose while you're driving or when you pick it up by the carrying handle to put this 22-pound puppy away for the night.

Price at time of publish: $151

Best Fire Pit

BioLite FirePit Outdoor Smokeless Wood & Charcoal Burning Fire Pit and Grill

Fire Pit and Grill

BioLite

What We Like
  • Unique smokeless design

  • Doubles as a grill

  • Burns charcoal or wood

  • Small and portable

What We Don't Like
  • Expensive

  • Not waterproof, so the battery pack can’t be left outside overnight

Bringing along your own fire pit means enjoying the best part of camping wherever you pull up (as long as fires are allowed, of course). While you can undoubtedly snag a cheap, portable fire pit, BioLite's unique design is worth it. 

For starters, it weighs 20 pounds and is about the size of two pieces of firewood, so it's relatively light to move and small to store. It can burn charcoal or wood and comes with a grill grate so you can cook hibachi-style over your campfire. The front of the firepit is all X-ray mesh to deliver the ambiance of watching the fire dance, and you can control the size of the flame via an app on your phone.

But what makes this fire pit unique is BioLite's patented airflow technology which utilizes a special fan to minimize the amount of smoke that comes off the fire. A smokeless fire means no one gets smoked out when the wind blows in one direction, and your clothes won't smell like a campfire while living in the RV. 

We like the CampingMoon Stainless Steel Foldable Camping Grills and  Fireside Outdoor Pop-Up Fire Pit for less expensive options.

Price at time of publish: $300

Best Camp Stove

Coleman Cascade Classic Camp Stove

Coleman Cascade Classic Camp Stove

Coleman

What We Like
  • Double burner

  • Wind guards

  • Adjustable heat

  • Affordable

What We Don't Like
  • Can’t fit two large pots at once

This classic two-burner stove from Coleman is portable, with an 11-pound suitcase-style design, but features 20,000 total BTUs of cooking power across two adjustable burners. The burners have auto-ignite and simmer-to-boil knob controls. Bonus: This stove has two wind guards on each side, which are crucial for cooking frustration-free outdoors.

Price at time of publish: $138

Best Outdoor Lights

Claoner Solar Lights Outdoor, 4-pack

Claoner Solar Lights Outdoor, 4-pack

Amazon

What We Like
  •  Motion detection mode

  • Solar-powered

  • Multiple light modes

  • The brightest setting is very bright

What We Don't Like
  • Nothing

Outside lights can help keep you safe at night, allowing you to see and not injure yourself, and potentially provide peace of mind that no one is lurking around your campsite while you're inside sleeping.

These solar-powered, motion-detection lights are ideal; just attach a weather-proof velcro strip to the back of the light and then another to the side of your RV so you can put the lights away while driving and then hang them up at camp. These lights charge in the sunlight, and once turned on at night; the lights have three modes: always on (which is helpful when you're trying to get things done outside); a motion-sensor feature where the light is on at dim, and then gets bright when it detects movement (ideal when you're hanging outside); and a motion sensor feature where the light is off and then turns bright when it detects movement (ideal when you're sleeping). 

These lights are waterproof, heat-resistant, and frost-resistant and come as a pack of four for full perimeter coverage.

Price at time of publish: $43

Best Lantern

BioLite AlpenGlow 500 Lantern

BioLite AlpenGlow 500 Lantern

REI

What We Like
  • Multiple color modes

  • Dimmable and very bright at the highest setting

  • Long battery, reverse charge mode, and water resistant

What We Don't Like
  • Nothing

The AlpenGlow 500 is the ultimate camping lantern for functionality and mood setting. To start, it has multiple color modes, including white light, warm light, candle flicker mode, ombre, and even a multicolor aurora borealis mode. It's dimmable if you want low mood lighting but also gets ridiculously bright at up to 500 lumens. The battery charges in just three hours and lasts five hours on the brightest setting, a whopping 200 hours on the lowest. The lantern is micro-USB rechargeable, so you never have to worry about batteries, and it even has reverse charge capabilities, so you can charge your phone or kindle off its power. 

The sleek design is slim enough to sit out of the way as you cook or play cards, and it has a retractable D-ring so you can hang it up in a tent or under a tarp for overhead ambiance. Lastly, the lantern is water-resistant if you leave it outside all night.

We also dig that BioLite is a mission-driven company that uses its technology and profits to bring electricity to all corners of the world.

Price at time of publish: $80

Best Foldable Table

Mountain Summit Gear Heavy-Duty Roll-Top Table - Large

Mountain Summit Gear Roll Top Table

REI

What We Like
  • Durable

  • Perfect Goldilock size

What We Don't Like
  • Leg height isn’t adjustable

A foldable table is excellent to have on hand when you pull over to have lunch or are dispersed camping without a picnic table. This one from Mountain Summit is easy to set up; with a frame, you just have to unscrunch, lock it into place, and then roll the top out and over. Unlike other foldable tables, this one doesn't require you to get on the ground to screw in legs or lock anything in place, and it packs down smaller than other foldable designs (about the size of a folded camp chair). 

It weighs about 15 pounds, which is heavy but standard among competitors, and in such a small carrying case, it feels less cumbersome than others. The steel frame is durable and weather resistant, so it'll last longer in the elements. 

While you can opt for a more budget-friendly foldable table that'll do the job (we recommend the Lifetime Foldable Table) cheaper, with the Mountain Summit table, you're paying for durability, longevity, and ease of set-up.

Price at time of publish: $130

Best Tablecloth

LITOCLOTH Picnic Tablecloth

LITOCLOTH Picnic Tablecloth

LITO

What We Like
  • Extra long to fit any picnic table

  • Easy to wash

  • Waterproof

  • Tie-down straps included

What We Don't Like
  • Pricey

Peanut butter and jelly smears, bird poop, splinters—there is a lot you won't want to touch on a public picnic table. The LITOCLOTH is the best because it's ridiculously long, at 104 inches, so it'll cover any size table, and it comes with two adjustable straps to secure it against wind regardless of the table's thickness. The tablecloth is waterproof, easy to wipe down with warm soapy water, and comes with a drawstring bag that can double as a backpack.

Price at time of publish: $79

Best Luggage

REI Co-op Roadtripper 60 Print Duffel

REI Co-op Roadtripper 60 Print Duffel

REI

What We Like
  • Affordable

  • Large carrying capacity

  • Stuffs down small for storage

  • Water-resistant fabric

What We Don't Like
  • Slightly too tall to be a carry-on bag

This duffel packs down to be the size of a children's book, which means it can be stashed in the smallest of cubbies when not in use. Unfold it, and this bag can fit a whopping 60 liters worth of travel gear (it also comes in 40 to 140-liter options). It features abrasion-resistant, water-resistant recycled polyester. It has nylon handles and a detachable shoulder strap, along with daisy chains on the side for lash points. The duffel's stow bag is a small zippered pouch, which can also double as a toiletry bag on your travels.

Price at time of publish: $55

Best Large Patio Mat

Tarpestry Spanish TIle

Tarpestry Spanish Tile

Tarpestry

What We Like
  • Larger than a welcome mat but small enough to handle solo

  • Beautiful, expressive prints

  • Water resistant and UV resistant

  • Includes grommets

What We Don't Like
  • Expensive

  • Not fully waterproof

An outdoor mat is a crucial nice-to-have when RVing, as it helps keep you from getting muddy as soon as you step outside and creates a patio-like space to make your campsite feel more like home. 

Tarpestry makes incredibly well-designed and versatile tarps, but with a little extra personality. This 7.5- by 4.5-inch tarp is water-repellent and UV-resistant polyester. It's the perfect size to lay out as a welcome mat with extra room for the dog or kids to sit, but it's also small enough to quickly throw it over gear outside if a surprise rainstorm approaches. It has four grommets (one in each corner) to stake down when it's windy or to hang up to provide shade. It's straightforward to clean—shake off the dirt, rinse it with a hose, or spot clean with mild soap. It packs up to be the size of a thick book, meaning it's easy to bring along to the beach or overlook to double as a picnic blanket. It even has a small velcro pocket to stash small items.

If you're more of a no-frills kind of person, a basic canvas tarp will do the trick for a patio mat (we like this waterproof, UV-resistant one from Amazon). But don't underestimate how much comfort and joy an expressive print can bring to helping your tiny home feel more, well, homey.

Price at time of publish: $198

Best Trailer Jack Blocks

OX BLOX Trailer Jack Block

OX BLOX Trailer Jack Blocks

Walmart

What We Like
  • Incredibly sturdy and durable

  • Stackable without losing integrity

What We Don't Like
  • Expensive

If your RV or camper is heavy, the cheap, lego-style jack blocks won’t cut it. The OX BLOX are ridiculously sturdy; each block can support up to 10,000 pounds. Yet they’re not so heavy that you have trouble tossing them into your storage area. 

The OX BLOX will fit all types of jacks, from tongue jacks to post jacks to scissor jacks and more. And because they come higher off the ground, they require much less cranking to level a trailer or RV, and they stack on top of one another without compromising stability or strength.  

Price at time of publish: $60

Best Leveling Blocks

CARMTEK Camper Leveler Kit (2 pack)

CARMTEK Camper Leveler Kit (2 pack)

Amazon

What We Like
  • Easily adjustable

  • Anti-slip

  • Lightweight to store

What We Don't Like
  • Doesn’t support RVs/trailers over 35,000 pounds

Forget stacking wood blocks: These heavy-duty curved Carmtex levelers help bring your tires to 0-degrees tilt in seconds with a special jointing system that lets you add anywhere from 0.5 to 4 inches of height. That jointing system design is also anti-slip, so the levelers won't slip out when you back your RV onto them or once it's sitting.

These levelers can support up to 35,000 pounds with tires up to 32 inches in diameter and work with a dual-axle RV. If your wheel space is smaller, you can trim them, and it won't compromise the integrity of the levelers.

Price at time of publish: $150

Best Boot Scrubber

JobSite Boot Scrubber

JobSite Boot Scrubber

Amazon

What We Like
  • Multiple bristle angles to better scrape mud off

  • Extra wide design for bigger feet

  • Well made

  • Satisfaction guaranteed by the brand

What We Don't Like
  • It may not be wide enough for some

Keeping the RV clean is a full-time job, but scraping your boots off before you come in can go miles. Floor boot scrubbers are easy to use as they don't require you to bend down or exert any effort. This one from JobSite has four sets of stiff bristles to come at your shoes from multiple angles and scrape off mud, grass, snow, and other debris from your soles, tread, and edges— all without causing damage to the boots themselves. This design is also extra wide with 3.5 inches between the two side bristles to fit bigger boots.

This scraper features a high-density composite with plastic sides and a welded metal frame, so it can withstand the elements without rotting or cracking. The raised top plastic edge will help scrape your edges, and the two wings underneath allow you to secure it with one foot while you scrape off the other, so you don't need to bolt it down. Lastly, it only weighs 5 pounds, so you can quickly move it in and out when you're departing camp.

Price at time of publish: $28

What to Look for in RV Accessories

Size

As with living in any small space, compactness among the items you bring into your RV is key. For this list, we’ve favored items that perform well but are small or breakdown to be smaller and, in all cases, are small enough for one person to haul in and out of storage on their own.

Weight

In an RV, you constantly move items around as you pull them in and out of their storage space for use and get to other gear behind them. Everything that needs to be taken out for use should be lightweight enough for one person to lift it themselves.

Durability

Any kind of road tripping or living outside means your gear will be exposed to a lot of wear and tear. Anything that might be left outside overnight or in a flash rainstorm—from camp chairs to tarps—should be waterproof.

Frequently Asked Questions
  • What are must-haves for RV accessories?

    The best RV accessories are items that will keep you safe and items that will keep you comfortable. In addition to the essentials, when traveling in an RV, must-have accessories include outdoor lights, camp chairs, a foldable table, and a way to cook outside. Things to make your campsite feel more like home, like string lights and a pretty welcome mat, are also crucial to some people. 

  • What should I leave behind?

    Leave behind any items that are big or bulky as you want to save space and be able to move things around easily. You also don’t need an entire wardrobe when you’re in an RV, including clothes and shoes. Because you have limited space, bring just one of each item.

  • How do I make my RV feel more like home?

    It can be very comforting to make your RV feel more like home to offset the frustrations of living in a small space. Small decorative items, like a nice welcome mat, can help, as can items that help set the ambiance, like string lights, dimmable lanterns, and a fire pit.

Why Trust TripSavvy

Rachael Schultz is a fitness and outdoor product journalist based in Carbondale, Colorado. Growing up in and around cities on the East Coast, she wasn't taught how to backpack or ski as a kid — which means that as she moved West and her passion for the outdoors grew in adulthood, so did her research skills around what exactly one needed to buy to get outside. Now an avid mountain biker, skier, hiker, and camper, she's endlessly fascinated by and knowledgeable about the nuances among materials, performance, and convenience of outdoor gear. She's lucky enough to get to test everything from women's ski bibs to ultralight backpacking gear to camping cocktail kits. Rachael is passionate about making the outdoors just as accessible to those who haven't spent much time under the stars as those who grew up enjoying it, and that includes having the right gear to stay safe, happy, and motivated to head out again as soon as possible.

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