If you’re anything like me, you love buying new stuff for your Camper. It’s actually a running joke in my household that I cannot stop buying new accessories for our Camper…. Sorry, Not Sorry! Luckily, the fact I’ve spent so much time and money buying stuff for myself (as well as friends who’re into RVing) has made it possible to create this detailed guide on Camper accessories for outside.
I’ve decided to focus on accessories for the outside and the outdoors in this guide because every blog across the internet seems to be fixated on accessories for the inside and travel accessories. I really had a hard time figuring out the things I needed for ‘the outside’ when I was getting started, so I’m creating this detailed guide to ensure you don’t ever have to go through that as well.
Campe Accessories For Outside
Let’s jump right into this without further ado and look at the 7 best camper accessories for outside.
While I love the idea of fire pits while camping, I’m not too fond of the smoke they emit. Almost immediately, the smoke usually has me sneezing and coughing, and, also, I wouldn’t say I like the smell it leaves on my hair and in my clothes. That’s why this low smoke campfire is a must-have camper accessory for outside for me.
While the item uses wood kindling to stay alight, it needs extremely little of it. It’s also approx 14 inches high and 20 inches wide, implying it can fit in even the smallest sized storage bays aboard campers. Not to mention the unit also weighs just 20 pounds.
2. Folding BBQ Grill
Outdoor grilling and RVing usually go hand in hand. So, if you’d like a BBQ grill made with weight and portability in mind, this unit is the one for you. It weighs less than 8 pounds and folds flat to ensure easy storage. The unit even retails with a carrying case.
This folding BBQ grill is also extremely easy to put back together and take apart since no tools are required. What’s more? You can use both wood and charcoal with this unit, which implies you can save the propane you have for other appliances while on the road.
3. RV Awning Screen Room
An RV Awning Screen Room is my favorite way to extend your RV’s indoor space to the outdoors. It’s also one of the best camper accessories for outside to keep out bugs. From the product’s images on Amazon, you’ll see that the accessory has a tight seal all around it to block off the wheel area.
Better yet, this screen room boasts screened windows with roll-down shades for added privacy and sun protection. Depending on the unit you eventually pick, you could potentially double the usable living space in your RV. The only thing you will need is an outdoor rug, and it’ll be like you have a sunroom or screened-in porch for your RV.
This brings me to the next camper accessory for outside.
If you’re a nature lover and are constantly concerned about ensuring you tread lightly on the surrounding environment, this outdoor rug was designed with your needs in mind. Made from 100 percent recycled plastic, the item is resistant to mildew and mold and is exceptionally durable.
In addition, the rug holds a certification of assurance that it was made by adults and that no child labor was used to make it.
I also find the rug extremely easy to clean. All I need to do is either hose mine off or wipe it down. All the rug varieties you’ll find after visiting the product’s Amazon page weigh only several pounds and retail in four distinct sizes, allowing you to pick the sizes you think will work best for your RV’s storage area without worrying about the weight.
Did I mention that the rugs are so pretty you may even want to buy one for the inside of your Camper?
5. Portable Ice Maker
This is one of the most used camper accessories for outside in our RV.
If you constantly find yourself purchasing bags of ice at campground stores, it may be a sign that it’s time to invest in your very own portable ice maker. While this unit adds weight to your rig load and uses some power, I found that it’s worth the minor inconveniences.
The unit I’ve linked can make ice in less than 10 minutes and weighs approx. 15 pounds.
6. Portable Kitchen
Does your Camper have an outdoor kitchen? If not, fret not. You can invest in one that weighs less than 15 pounds. The Coleman’s Pack-Away Portable Kitchen pictured above boasts a cooking surface that’ll fit most (if not all) cooking products and also retain a food prep region with a mesh storage shelf and utensil hooks.
If you’re not worried about weight and wouldn’t mind adding more pounds to your RV’s load, feel free to go for the GCI Outdoor heavy-duty portable kitchen, which has stem glass holders, collapsible sink with drain, fold outside tables, a storage rack, a countertop, and hooks for paper towels, garbage bags, and grilling utensils.
Related: How to Pack an RV Kitchen
7. Solar Oven
Do you prefer to cook without open flames? Consider investing in the eco-friendly, portable solar oven. This unit weighs only approx one pound and retails with a carrying bag, silicone pots, an enamelware pot, dehydrating racks, heat-conducting baking trays, and a solar oven thermometer.
Safety Precautions When Buying Camper Accessories For Outside
If you’ve owned a camper for a while, you know that it’s vital for safety reasons to ensure you never load your Camper above the recommended maximum weight. You’ll also need to ensure you’re not straining your towing vehicle if you own a towable camper like a fifth-wheel or travel trailer.
Another concern to keep in mind when getting camper accessories for outside? Each item’s size. It’s never advisable to store anything loose in your rig when you’re on the road. The item could get damaged or even damage your Camper’s interior.
Last but by no means least, if any of the camper accessories for outside you’ve acquired need electricity, confirm their power draw in Amps against your rig’s capabilities before investing your hard-earned dollars.
Camper Accessories For Outside – Final Thoughts
What do you think about these 7 camper accessories for outside that will take your rig to the next level? If you have more accessories for outside you think I should’ve included in the guide, feel free to mention them in the comment section below. HAPPY RVing!