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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!

A closer look at the 2020 TRX from Phoenix USA RV

Phoenix USA RV showcased their new 2020 Transit TRX at the Hershey RV show last month. While there, we had the opportunity to meet with owner, Tina Cooper and National Sales Manager, Barry Hyser and were invited to the plant in Elkhart, Indiana to test-drive the TRX to find out more about their new B+ unit.

Check out our experience with the TRX here!

Engine & Chassis

New to the Phoenix line, the TRX breaks away from the Ford 450 chassis that their other models are based on and is instead built on the Ford Transit 350 HD chassis.* The 3.7L Ti-VCT V6 provides an incredibly responsive performance with 275 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque.

With its variable cam timing, the 3.7L Ti-VCT V6 can optimize performance across the entire power band to match the driving condition of the moment.”


*Note: 3.2 I-5 PWR Stroke Turbo Diesel is also available

Driver comfort

All seating in the TRX is outfitted with extremely soft and highly durable ULTRALEATHER. The comfortable driver’s seat is adorned with a custom-stitched TRX logo and is fully adjustable. The steering wheel is also fully adjustable and telescopes to enable the most comfortable position for the driver. The instrument panel features easy to reach controls and the SYNC-3 navigation system is user-friendly, connecting easily to your smartphone.

Exterior features

The TRX has a 156″ wheelbase and is 22’10” in overall length, which enables the driver to utilize many standard parking spaces.

The exterior is currently offered in two full body paint packages. A fiberglass one-piece roof, power outside step w/LED lighting and a full-length power awning also adorns the TRX.


Inside, the floorplan of the TRX is very similar to Phoenix USA RV’s Cruiser 2100 model, minus the slider. There is a rear-quarter dry bathroom, equipped with a shower, sink and toilet as well as extra storage. The rear kitchen has a Sharp convection microwave, 2-burner propane stove-top, deep single-basin sink, corian countertops and more storage.

Additional features

  • 2 different floorplans available (double sleeper sofa or sleeper sofa w/dinette
  • Solid shaker-style hickory cabinets
  • 32″ Samsung TV
  • Blu-ray and surround sound
  • 6 cu.ft. Norcold refrigerator
  • 6’3″ interior height
  • 13,500 BTU AC/heat strip
  • Fresh water tank: 26 gal
  • Gray water tank: 23 gal
  • Black tank: 25.5 gal
  • Average mpg: 11

How much does it cost?

Factory outlet price is $114,231. Diesel $118,223. For more information, contact Barry Hyser at BHyser@phoenixusarv.com or find a unit near you through Campers Inn.

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