There are lots of items that make our life on the road easier and many of which are must haves.  When we started off part-time on our RV travels we weren’t sure how much boondocking – dry camping we would do.

That said, we knew regardless, our own independent source of electricity was needed even if for a quicky overnight stop in a Wal-Mart or casino parking lot. Since one can’t always count on the sun, we opted to start off with a generator.  After extensive research and talking to a lot of other RVer’s, we went with the
Honda 2000 generator.  This generator has served us well and powers everything but the A/C.  We haven’t felt the need to add the companion at this point and time. Honda Eu2000ia Companion Portable Generator. This Carb Compliant Unit Is Powerful and Super Quiet. Power Enough for Microwave, Refrigerators, Hair Dryer, Small Ac Units, and Much More

We boondock about a 1/4 of our time.  However, in 2015 we’re hoping to add solar and boondock in the west even more.Go Power! Solar Elite Complete Solar and Inverter System with 320 Watts of Solar
We’re confident 2 – 160 watt panels will be sufficient for us.

We couldn’t live without our Atomic Wall Clock.  As a matter of fact, we’re already on our second one. The first one fell off the wall.   La Crosse Technology WS-8117U-IT-AL Atomic Wall Clock with Indoor/Outdoor Temperature

Command strip wall hooks and double-faced Velcro are great for hanging photos and adding hooks for hats and coats.

Now onto the not so pleasant business of RVing… waste disposal.
Along with this hose….. Valterra D04-0250 Dominator 15′ Sewer Hose Kit
we use a slunky whenever we’re hooked-up to sewer. Most RV Parks require the sewer hose to be leveled in some fashion. It’s the law in Arizona.Level-Trek LT80080 20′ Sewer Hose Support When dumping, we like using the clear fitting. It allows us to make sure the water is running clear after dumping our black tank and giving it a good fresh water swirl. Also a water hose specifically used for fresh water is a must – Camco 22783 TastePURE Drinking Water Hose (5/8″ID x 25′) along with a filter

Our first day out on the road full-time; after a 3 hour drive I stepped into the RV and was met with a disaster. My upper cabinet that stored my good blender and food processor had opened. We had broken glass everywhere. We now use child safety latches to secure the doors during transit.Safety 1st Cabinet Slide Locks 1ea

I’ll continue to add more of our “must have” products from time to time.

Keystone Laredo RV


2 thoughts on “Essentials

    • Thank you. You’ll love your TT. It’s the perfect size to still fit into the kind of places you like to visit. Let me know when you plan to visit Colorado…. lots of great places to see.


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