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5 under $5 – Products to transform your RV adventures

5 under $5! Must have items for your RV

You don’t have to spend a lot to make a big impact. These five items will not only make your RV travels easier but save you time, space and money!

Go ahead and decorate!

When we first started RVing, there was a hesitation to decorate with some of our personal items as we didn’t want to have to repack them every time we decided to move. Then we found Quakehold museum putty.

We tested it out with a small plant and a lamp in our class A RV. There was a moment where we hit an unavoidable pothole and everything moved – including the small table where we had our lamp. The table fell over, but the lamp was safe and sound.

Quakehold in action saving a lamp when our cabinet fell over

A little goes a long way and it doesn’t damage the item or the area where you want to secure it.

Harsh lighting quick fix

Many RVs utilize those harsh, blue lights. Whether you want to just change the aesthetics or are concerned about the health issues from blue light exposure, consider this quick solution: gel film sheets. They come in a variety of colors and can be cut to fit cover your light fixtures. No need to spend a ton of money changing out all your lights and you retain the cost savings by using your LED lights!

Save space and stay clean and smell great!

Let’s face it, RV showers are small. Even if you opt to use the campground showers, who wants to carry bottles of soap, shampoo, conditioner or shaving cream everywhere?

Redbudsuds is the answer. We love their 4-in-1 travel bars for just $4.50 which combine everything you need into one small, easy to store, easy to carry and easy to use package. Make sure you don’t throw away the small mesh bag (aka the “shoofah”) it comes in! Put your soap in there and it not only helps you get all sudsy, it helps to keep hair and dirt off your bar and provides a way to hang it up to dry.

Fill your fresh water tanks with ease

Tired of standing around forever and making a mess when trying to fill your fresh water tank? Use this water tank filler with shutoff valve (avg price $3.83) from Camco to fill your tanks faster and reduce bubble-back.

Fight freezer build-up

This is a straight up RV hack that saves so much time! Line your freezer with Glad Press n’ Seal and prepare to be amazed. When there is a build up of frost, simply peal off the sheet. No more chipping away or waiting for the frost to melt.

If you really want to save time, line your fridge with Press n’ Seal too. It makes cleaning a breeze!

Energizer Inverter Generator Review

Please note: this article contains affiliate links

We receive a lot of questions asking which generator we used when we were living in our Little Guy Max. This can be a daunting task and we did a lot of research before our purchase. Below is what thought process went into our purchase, what we purchased and our honest review of the product as well as a video so you can see/hear it in action as well as a special offer at the end of this post if you decide to buy one yourself!

Identify your needs

After much deliberation, we came up with five things that our generator had to have:

  • the ability to easily run our 13,000 BTU air conditioner
  • it had to be affordable
  • provide clean power for our computers and other sensitive equipment
  • quiet
  • great customer service if/when something went wrong

Do your research

Now that we had what we needed from a generator identified, we started to look at what was available. Having our list greatly simplified the entire process as we were able to eliminate many right away.

There are many brands out there, but if you are unfamiliar with generators, a good place to start is to see the brand names listed at Lowe’s, Home Depot and Amazon and read the reviews. Visit the manufacturer’s website as well. Ask questions – this is an important purchase!

Make your decision

We ultimately decided on the Energizer eZV3200P. Let’s take a quick look as to how it stacked up against our list:

  • Could it handle our 13,000 BTU air conditioner

Easily! We could run our air conditioner while working on our computers in our Little Guy Max trailer without any issue.

  • Was it affordable?

We understand affordability is relative, however we consider the eZV3200P a very affordable option at $949.00 USD. There were only two generators that we decided fit our needs (the other was a Honda) and the Energizer came in less than half of what the Honda would have cost.

  • Does it provide clean power?

Yes! We have a lot of sensitive equipment, so this was a must. All Energizer inverter generators come with Smart Device Protection – which means it won’t fry your devices with microprocessors. In addition, Energizer inverter generators will only deliver clean sine wave power or cut power entirely to prevent any damage. This feature is only available through Energizer and Honda Inverter Generators.

  • Is it quiet?

Yes! National Parks as well as many others, require generators to operate at 60db or less from 50 ft away. The Energizer eZV3200P comes in at 56db. Make sure to check out our video where you can hear it for yourself!

  • How is Energizer’s customer service?

Fantastic! Energizer is a well-known and respected brand for a reason. They stand behind their products and have the staffing to support your questions and concerns should an issue arise.

An added bonus

Beyond these have-to-haves we were delighted to discover the eZV3200P is equipped with auto choke and auto-throttle that enables a truly seamless remote start. 

Other brands with only manual choke claim to be remote start but require customers to pull the choke first and then press the button while standing beside it, which defeats the purpose of remote start!

Speaking of remote start, the eZV3200 has a 48 hour timeout window and 100ft range allowing the remote to be used seamlessly for the whole weekend from inside. Big plus for those rainy/cold weekends!

It weighs about 95 lbs. but it is equipped with a handle and rugged wheels that make it easy to move it around. It comes with 2 remotes for remote start-up, a push-button electric start and a back-up pull start. In addition, it has a low oil alert function that will automatically shut the unit off if your oil is low.

Our thoughts after 6 months of heavy use

After 6 months of heavy use, we never ran into an issue. Not once. We have been incredibly happy with our purchase and recommend it to anyone looking for a great inverter generator.

Special offer

We purchased and used our eZV3200P with no affiliation whatsoever with Energizer. That being said, we have recently been in contact with them and they have been generous enough to offer the following:

Receive a FREE generator cover with your purchase of any of the following at www.energizergenerators.com using the code TheRoadsWeRoam at checkout:

Energizer eZV3200P

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