Camping is a wonderful way to spend time together with family and friends over the summer months. RV’s offer a great home away from home experience that allows you to enjoy modern amenities while soaking in the best of the great outdoors.

Without the best RV camping accessories to help simplify your trip, it can end up being frustrating, or at least less fun than it has the potential to be. Here are some of the best RV camping accessories to ensure you can make the most of your experience:

1. Generator

If you’re a seasoned camper, you might already have one of these essential RV camping accessories. Whether you’re new to RV camping or have been doing it for years, it might be worth taking a second look at the new generators on the market to consider whether or not you’re due for an upgrade.

Old generators tend to be very noisy and don’t always offer much power for how much trouble they cause, take a look at the new models available, many of which are quiet, very powerful, and surprisingly affordable.

2. Instant pot

You don’t have to skimp on the quality of the food you put in your body just because you’re camping. Although it is undoubtedly fun to roast hot dogs and marshmallows over the open fire, you need to make sure you have the tools at your disposal to prepare nutritious and varied meals. Fortunately, there are RV camping accessories that can help with your culinary needs.

An instant pot offers a great all in one kitchen device that can pressure cook, slow cook, prepare rice, steam vegetables, and even make fresh yogurt. Worth the space they take up thanks to the large variety of tasks they can accomplish, an instant pot is a great way to take you RV cooking to the next level.

3. Roasting sticks

Although your instant pot will very likely prove to be a lifesaver, you don’t want to forget about the campfire fun either. Quality roasting sticks with multiple prongs and adjustable lengths mean that your imagination is the limit when it comes to what you can roast around the campfire.

4. Drinking hose

Water is life and you want to make sure you have easy access to a fresh water tank throughout the duration of your RV experience. A clean, ready-to-use drinking hose will have you ready to access fresh water upon arrival and will make cooking, cleaning, and staying hydrated a breeze.

5. Sewer hose

The other type of hose that you don’t have to leave for your RV trip without is a reliable sewer hose. These are the details that can easy to overlook because they aren’t as much fun to shop for as some of the other items on the list, but you absolutely need to have one on hand. It is also worth keeping in mind that connections can be a bit of a stretch, so it is advisable to opt for something longer than what you initially think you might need, ideally between 15 to 20 feet.

6. Cordless vacuum

Having a cordless, compact vacuum on hand for quick and easy cleanup can make RV camping so much more enjoyable. You won’t have to struggle to reach the corners and crannies of your RV living space and will be prepared in case of an unexpected spill or accident.

7. Outdoor speakers

A great way to add some extra fun to your RV camping experience, outdoor speakers are an easy way to enjoy music with the friends and family you are spending time with. Keep in mind that you want something durable which will be able to stand up to the camping lifestyles, and make sure you buy something that is designed to be used outside.

8. Patio lights

Now that you’ve got the party started with your outdoor speakers, don’t skimp on the other accessories that will contribute to a lively outdoor atmosphere. Patio lights are a great way to set the mood and make sure you can enjoy your camping fun well into the evening. There are many energy efficient string and LED lights available on the market, so have fun picking lights you love.

9. Compact lawn chairs

Nothing kills a party atmosphere more quickly than a lack of places for people to sit. Luckily, folding chairs these days are much more compact than they used to be. Get rid of your old lawn chairs and opt for something lightweight that won’t be a hassle to lug around.

10. Headlamps

Headlamps ensure that you’ll be able to move around safely and easily once the sun goes down. They will also give you the freedom to do some exploring after dark. In case a hike takes longer than expected to complete, headlamps will make sure that you’re able to find your way home.

There are some great, affordable headlamps on the market so look for something that is lightweight, offers a long batter life, and is resistant to water.