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15 RV Necessities For Awesome Outdoor RV Living

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So you’ve parked the rig and hooked ‘er up. Now it’s starting to feel like “beer-thirty.” Time to set up that outdoor space so you can sit back and start relaxing. The right set of  outdoor rv necessities will extend your living space right out the front door.  They can create an additional RV living room where you can really take advantage of the natural beauty that RV camping provides.

We travel and camp to be outside right?  So let’s make our spot as comfortable as we possibly can.

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Outdoor Furniture Necessities

Camping Chairs:

Quintessential RV necessities. To each their own here. We have had the “O gravity” chairs and they were nice, but now we just use folding chairs like these Colemans. We really like the attached table and portability. They have a handle at the top when folded up to carry them around easily. The kids use those simple bag chairs, they had the little one at the bottom when they were teeny tiny 🙂

0 Gravity Chairs

These are very comfortable chairs that recline easily, balancing your body weight. 

Coleman Captains Chair

This is a very comfortable and portable chair. The built -on table is great for drinks etc. 

Coleman Kids Camp Chair

Kids chairs come in lots of sizes and designs as they grow out of the little ones.

Camping Tables:

There are all kinds uses for tables at the campsite. AND there are all kinds of tables for those uses.  For  use as “counter space” to sit alongside your rig and hold all of your outdoor RV necessities, we recommend this simple folding leg table:

Camping Tables

This full size table can be used as a utility table, or it is big enough to seat 4 people for dinner. 

Camp Storage Table

If you wish for something a bit more advanced, this model comes with some closable storage.

Side Tables

For side tables alongside your camping chairs, a nice scissor-legged unit will work nicely. 

Outdoor Space Creation

Creating a great outdoor space means getting the right accessories to transform the great outdoors into great living space. These are our favorites- things we have and would simply NOT do without. They include rugs to define the space and help keep dirt out of the rig, an awning shade to keep the space cool and shaded, a screen room so that the bugs do not chase us indoors in the evening when we really want to be outside. They also include lights to add ambiance and make friends and visitors feel welcome. 

Outdoor Rugs

Good outdoor rugs will truly transform your outdoor space into an extension of the living space.  

Awning Screen

Keep your outdoor space cool and shaded with this Vista Shade. Zipper connection makes it easy. 

Screen Room

Enjoy the cool evenings outdoors without all of the bugs. 5 minute setup and take down. 

Outdoor Lights

All of these awesome accessories are nothing without the right ambiance. Here are three different ways to give your site the perfect glow that will create a warm atmosphere for entertaining or just relaxing around the camp.

Outdoor Rugs

These 1 watt vintage Edison bulbs create a wonderful warm glow for you and your guests. 

Awning Screen

Retro RV lights are the perfect touch to add a bit of whimsy to your site. You’ll be the envy of the park.  

Screen Room

For lining the site, or clipped to the awning, rope light is an easy way to add light to the space. 

Outdoor Cooking Necessities

Cooking in the great outdoors is a great way to spend quality time with family and friends. From grilling steaks on the grill, to warming up some marshmallows for smores over the open fire, here is everything you need to make your camp kitchen come to life. Just pack along your favorite foods and drinks and you are ready for an awesome eating adventure. 

Grill

A good portable grill is a MUST-HAVE. This Coleman folding unit is a best seller on Amazon

Grill Utensils

These stainless steel grill tools are durable and great looking. The handy case keeps them together. 

Marshmallow Sticks

Camping isn’t camping without s’mores! These telescoping sticks are at the ready for campfire treats. 

Tablecloths

A nice tablecloth sets the tone for your campsite gathering. This set has a ton of patterns to choose from. 

Tablecloth Clips

A simple tool that gets forgotten so often. Make sure you have the clips so the tablecloth stays put. 

Screen Room

Enjoy the cool evenings outdoors without all of the bugs. 5 minute setup and take down. 

Outdoor RV Living Recreation Necessities

Games/ Toys:

It’s nice to have some outdoor fun at hand. Especially if you have kiddos. We have ring toss, bocce ball, croquette, and the usual smattering of balls, bats, sidewalk chalk, fishing gear. Just think about what you like to do and then think: high entertainment value, small space! I see the weekenders show up with huge cornhole games- not great for full timing!  We also love playing frisbee golf at the local park, it seems that many parks have this available nowadays.  It’s one of our favorite family things to do.

Bocce Ball

A fun game to play on grass. The rougher, the more challenging. Try on hills for a challenge. 

Ring Toss Game

Toss the rope rings for points. Great fun. Comes with a carrying case for easy portability. Kids love it!

Croquette

An old classic. Up to 6 players try to get the balls through the rings. Watch out for each others knee caps. 

Ladder Toss

This one is a newer classic. Try to wrap the strings around the bars for points.

Frisbee Golf

Many local parks now have frisbee golf courses. This is a great afternoon out with the family. 

Horse Shoes

The ultimate classic. Many RV Parks have a pits, but bring your own to be sure.  

Bicycles:

One of the best ways to spend time outdoors is to go for a bike ride. There are trails absolutely everywhere and kids NEVER get tired of riding around the campground with their friends. Here are some of the campers favorite types of bikes. 

Beach Cruiser

What’s old is new again. The cruisers are back. You’ll be looking retro-sheik wherever you decide to pedal.

Folding Bike

Short on space, this folding bike is a great way to go. Dorky looking, sure, but better than no bike at all!

Electric Bike

Want to look the part without all that pesky exercise? Then an electric bike is just the thing for you!

Chillin' Outdoors

Here are just a few other items you will want to have along. Just a few things to make sure that your camping trip is as relaxing as you had hoped. 

Dog Pen

Give Fido a nice place to enjoy the great outdoors- without having him run off after a squirrel!

Beer Can Coozy

No one likes warm beer! With this can coozy your beer will stay cold for hours. You’re welcome!

Hammock

Lightweight parachute nylon- this hammock is a perfect way to snooze through nature!

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