Our Favorite Fun RV Camping Accessories

Whether you’ve just bought a new RV, or you are getting yours ready for spring, you’re probably in the market for fun RV accessories that can take your adventuring to the next level. We’re not just talking about the normal stuff like hoses, water pressure regulators, etc; we’re talking about the fun stuff. The things that will help you relax and play during your stay in the great outdoors.


Every RVer that you ask is bound to have suggestions for cool RV stuff, quality brands, and the unique item they use to bump up their camping gear. Here’s our list of fun RV accessories that are sure to enhance your camping experience.

1. Camping hammock


This may not be particular to RVers, but it would appear that all campers agree that a hammock is the absolute best way to kick back and relax. Whether you want to stargaze in a clearing or read while watching waves crash on the beach, or take an afternoon nap after a long hike in the woods, a camping hammock provides maximum comfort. There’s nothing wrong with camping chairs, but you can’t nap in them and quite frankly, sometimes you just want to be horizontal… not to mention the fact that there’s something indulgent about laying in a hammock.


You don’t have to hammock alone, either. If you get one large and durable enough to hold two people, you can relax with your loved one by your side (bear in mind your anchors also need to be strong enough to hold two people). This hammock is light enough to carry around so you can treat yourself to a nap at the top of that mountain you’re hiking, but strong enough to last you endless treks.

2. Coffee maker


One of our favorite highlights of camping is enjoying our morning cup of coffee outdoors. If you are like most campers, you place a special importance on your early morning coffee. There is something about the ceremony of preparing coffee in the dark and taking sips from your cup as you sit outside and watch the sun rise in the cool stillness of the morning. If you’re lucky, you might even get to see a family of deer or other critters that also honor these hours at dawn.


Or, you may just be the type of person who needs that cup of caffeine to be a tolerably nice person throughout the day.


Either way, just because you’re camping doesn’t mean you have to skimp on flavor or quality. You should expect your coffee to be dark and tasty, made from fresh coffee grounds and clean water - yes, even in the woods. We personally like to use a French press because not only does it produce this delicious variety of coffee, it also hardly takes up space.


However, if you are staying somewhere hot, like the desert in summertime, you may want to quench your thirst with some cold brewed coffee (so you don’t have to skip coffee time). There are many ways to make cold brew, but we recommend this mason jar and filter.


Don’t forget to stock up on your add-ins and sweeteners if you’re more of a mocha-caramel-specialty-special-something-or-another coffee drinker - no judgment, just come prepared.

3. Fairy lights


In many ads for outdoor and RV living, there are strings of fairy lights hanging from an awning overhead. We can’t explain its popularity, but we can’t argue with it either; there is something inescapably charming about little warm-toned lights twinkling as you enjoy a glass of wine outside of your RV after the sun sets. It provides much needed illumination, while offering something a bit more romantic than a bulky lantern with harsh, white light.


If you’d like to level-up your lighting situation, invest in some waterproof, outdoor, battery-operated fairy lights, and string them up when you get to camp. This Amazon favorite meets all of that criteria so you can create a little ambience without relying on your RV’s electrical power.

4. Flameless candles


Speaking of ambience, you can also create a warm atmosphere indoors or outdoors with flameless candles. It is not advisable to use lit candles inside or outside your RV simply because it poses such a great fire hazard, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t use any candles. There are battery-operated flameless candles that you can set up wherever you please without the risk of fire.


Walking into your RV at night to be met with the soft glow of candlelight reflecting off the walls can be a great way to end the day. We recommend getting this pack of 24 battery-operated tea lights so you can cover more space with gentle illumination.

5. High-pressure handheld showerhead


If you really want to travel in luxury, you need to be able to take great showers. You know the kind: hot water with high water pressure and a handheld shower head. It’s the best way to get the dirt off of you after a long day out recreating in nature. When you are desperate to get the dirt off your legs and the lake water out of your hair, it’s nice to rely on a shower that will get you squeaky clean.


For moments like this, it is wise to install a high-pressure handheld showerhead in your RV bathroom. Don’t let the affordable price fool you - it has thousands of positive reviews. This is probably because RVers refuse to settle for something that can hardly rinse the conditioner from their hair. Let’s face it, we all deserve better.

6. Mobile internet


Just because you are camping doesn’t mean that you have to go without Netflix. Part of what makes RVing so fun is that you don’t have to sacrifice the comforts of home, and that should include internet access.


There are several ways to go about getting internet access in your RV, but the most reliable is a mobile hotspot device like this one from Verizon. Other cell service providers like AT&T and T-Mobile also offer mobile hotspots if you would prefer to purchase one from them. With a mobile hotspot, you can get unlimited 4G data so you can shop online, stream your favorite shows, or even work from your RV.

7. Nintendo Switch


Even if you don’t get a mobile hotspot, you can entertain yourself and your family with a mobile game console like the Nintendo Switch. The Nintendo Switch is great for many reasons: you can play on a TV or in handheld mode, you don’t need the internet for most games, and there are so many games to choose from. And let’s just say the game collection is stellar.


If you prefer to play alone, you can get lost in Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild or Animal Crossing: New Horizons, or if you are looking for party games to play with a bunch of people, Super Smash Bros.Mariokart 8 Deluxe, and Clubhouse Games are all extremely popular. Whatever type of game you like to play, you are guaranteed to find something for everyone in the Nintendo Store.

8. Portable propane fire pit


We want to start this suggestion with a BIG warning - if there is an open-flame or fire ban in the area where you are camping, under no circumstances should you have a fire or firepit. We’ve recently seen devastating fires throughout the western US due, in large part, to negligence. Don’t be “those people.”


For those of you camping in areas without fire bans - this is for you. Don’t get stuck camping without a fire pit; bring your own portable one powered by propane. Portable propane fire pits burn hotter and emit less smoke than normal campfires, so you don’t have to constantly shuffle around chairs when the wind shifts, blowing smoke in your face. No more dirty ash on your clothes either. Beyond that, you don’t have to carefully put out your fire every time you leave or go to bed. You can simply turn your firepit off.


Plus, it is easy to transport. For example, this popular portable propane fire pit is 19 inches in diameter and weighs 23 pounds. You won’t be carrying this fire pit up a steep hiking trail, but you can easily move it inside and outside your RV or tow vehicle so you can store it when it isn’t in use.

9. State sticker map


Lastly, what better way to celebrate your travels than with a state sticker map that you can display inside your RV? They are inexpensive and fun to update every time you tow your RV to a new state. It’s also a great way to visualize where you’ve been and where you’d like to go next, like a RVing bucket list that you keep inside your RV.


This state sticker map is UV resistant, so you don’t have to worry about it getting damaged from sun exposure, which is good because the design is pretty cool.

These are just some of the fun RV accessories that make our favorites list. But we want to know: what cool RV stuff do you use that you couldn’t live without?