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Old 06-08-2019, 09:23 PM   #1
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RV Gadgets

Hey everyone. This is our first year with our RV and so far we absolutely love it. We're having a great time finding different places and planning weekend trips. My question is; have you guys found a tool or gadget or RV accessory that is really cool, makes your life easier, or you just love having?

I've picked up all the necessary items, I'm looking for stuff that you've found that has become one of your favorite things for your travels.

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Old 06-08-2019, 09:43 PM   #2
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Hi RVDad. First thing, what series and model of Keystone RV do you own? Some of the gadgets you desire might be model specific and so it would help if we knew what you owned already.

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Old 06-09-2019, 01:21 AM   #3
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I love gadgets too...

My #1 gadget would be my LevelMate Pro leveling system, it makes leveling our trailer a breeze...

I also like our AP Mopeka LP tank level sensors. I did not buy the optional monitor since it's calibrated for 20lb tanks, I just use my phone app.
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Old 06-09-2019, 03:38 AM   #4
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I'll admit, I'm a geek.

So I installed a router to offer wifi to all my gadgets, Chromecast, Google Home Assistant, Android TV box, etc. I'll admit it depends on the quality of the wifi at the park, so it's hit & miss, but when it does, I'm grateful to have my toys.

I also switched to 2 x 6V golf cart batteries and installed a 1K inverter so can power my CPAP when dry camping.

I also installed little LEDs lights I got from Costco to light up dark areas, like the under the sink, cupboards, etc. They turn ON when movement is detected and turn OFF 20 seconds later.
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Old 06-09-2019, 04:40 AM   #5
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I have a 2017 Keystone Hideout 262LHS. I wasn't necessarily looking for model specific items, but if there are some out, I'd love to see those!

I've been looking at the level mate pro, just haven't pulled the trigger yet. I like the idea of the tank sensors, that would be extremely helpful!

We haven't found a television to install just yet, but I'm sure that's coming.

The lights from Costco sound pretty cool too. They would be helpful for those cabinets for sure.
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Old 06-09-2019, 04:56 AM   #6
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Levelmate pro with Anderson levelers are great for a quick level setup. Slimshade door window is another great upgrade.
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Old 06-09-2019, 07:14 AM   #7
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My weboost cell phone antenna and amplifier helps in fringe areas. had great information on staying connected when you are traveling.

Not really a gadget, but I love the hanging shelves I installed in the bedroom closet. I found baskets that fit the shelves for small things like socks and underwear. If I army took them, I can fit ten tee shirts in a basket.Click image for larger version

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That last sentence should have read: If I army roll them, I can fit ten tee shirts in a basket.

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Old 06-09-2019, 07:18 AM   #8
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Since I am in the industry, I have seen more "gadgets" than carter has pills. The RV parts/accessory industry will take EVERY dollar you make for the rest of your RVing life if you let it.

Good on you for asking here, I tell people that are new to walk around the campground and see what others are using, then if it looks like something you could use ask them about it.

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Old 06-09-2019, 09:08 AM   #9
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Here are my top items;
100watt Solar panel on roof.
Tst507 tire pressure and heat monitors.
Large rv carpet for outside.
Weboost cell signal booster.
Dish network satellite system
Honda 2000 companion generator

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