This page shows you the accessories, tools, and equipment we use every day on our RV. We live full time in it so you can rest assured that this stuff gets lots of use! We only recommend items that in our experience can hold up to the wear and tear they get in full time use.

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Wheel chocks are a must. For our 45′ triaxle fifth wheel trailer we find these large aluminum wheel chocks to be the best. The cheap plastic ones can easily be run right over and/or damaged. If you have a smaller RV then smaller chocks will work for you, but big trailers need big chocks!

We’ve purchased numerous sewer hoses over the years. We’ve made the mistake a few times of going with cheap ones. They just don’t last. A few drags across the pavement at a dump station and they start to get holes in them. We prefer the RhinoEXTREME sewer hose. The walls are quite thick and much more sturdy than the cheap hoses.

One of our grey water tank valves leaks a little bit. We had the same problem on our last RV. Perhaps it’s a common problem. To solve it we added these Valterra Black T58 Twist-On Waste Valves. They allow us to have a secondary closure to prevent leaking when we remove the caps from the waste pipes. We also have two grey water tanks that both go to the same waste pipe. Having this extra valve on there allows us to effectively combine the two tanks when we are boondocking. We just make sure this extra valve is closed, then open the two built-in grey water tank valves. Then the two tanks fill up as one.

Our friends over at TechnoRV have put together a Complete Guide to Surge Protection that we highly recommend you check out. It’s a complete educational package that will answer all your questions about surge protection and electrical management systems in general.

We use a Progressive Industries hardwired Electrical Management System (EMS) to protect our RV’s electrical system from all kinds of electrical issues that could be encountered each time we plug into a different campground pedestal. It’s important to not only be protect from surges and spikes but other things such as over- or under-voltage situations and incorrectly wired outlets. We like the built-in version because we never have to think about it. However they do take some effort to install, so an in-line version works just as well and avoids the installation effort.

Although we use the Progressive Industries EMS, the other BIG player is SurgeGuard. We’ve read a lot about their Total Electrical Protection systems and talked to lots of RVers that use them so we feel comfortable in saying that we would have no qualms about purchasing their gear. We intend to switch to their built-in 50 am unit once our current EMS needs to be replaced.

A Tire Pressure Monitoring System, or TPMS, is a must for safety and security.

We purchased the Truck Systems Technologies TST 507 with colour display from TechnoRV and love it. They have put together an RV Tire Monitoring Info Guide that talks about what a TPMS is, what features you should look for in a TPMS, and why every RVer needs a TPMS. Click the link the check it out.

On our previous toy hauler we had a blow-out on the passenger side rear tire and had no idea it had even happened until a trucker waved us over to the shoulder. That was before we had a TPMS and we decided that day to get one. Now we are able to monitor all 14 tires (6 on the truck plus a spare, 6 on the trailer plus a spare) and know when we need to adjust up or down. By the way, you would be surprised how much the ambient temperature affects tire pressure! Who would have thought?


We’ve tried lots of different holding tank treatments over the years but have only found one that really works – Happy Campers Organic RV Holding Tank Treatment. It has totally eliminated odour problems we’ve had in the past and it’s economical and easy to use.

We use the AP Products 024-1000 LP Tank Check Dual Sensor with Monitor Kit to keep track of how much propane we have on board. We have two 30# tanks so we use two sensors. You can view the tank levels accurately via Bluetooth using their smartphone app or directly using their wireless display. The catch with the wireless display is that the scale used on the display is meant for 20# tanks, so with a 30# tank it shows 100% until the tank gets down to the 20# level and then starts dropping from there. It is still useful, though, as long as you keep that in mind.

We LOVE the Zero-G water hoses by Teknor Apex. They are light weight, super manageable, drinking water safe and made in the USA. You can coil them up just like you would coil a rope! We keep a 25 foot and a 50 foot length in our trailer and use whichever one we need to reach the water outlet at campsites.

We use a 90 degree garden hose elbow where our water supply hose connects to the trailer. It relieves strain placed on the trailer-side connection and makes it easier to connect and disconnect. Get a brass one so you’ll only have to buy it once.