Top Outdoor RV Hacks
As published in GoRV, January Edition 2021
There’s nothing better than discovering a caravan hack that can give you a convenient solution, improve your experience and deliver all round great value!
Here are our 3 must have hacks for 2021 to add value to your RV lifestyle:
1. MOONLIGHT MOVIES
Our # 1 hack to satisfy every member of the family! Break out the popcorn, grab the camp chairs and use your caravan as your movie screen. Alternatively if you don’t have a blank canvas on the back or side of your van, or the weather is sketchy, you can also project straight on to the side wall of your awning. After a lot of Googling and speaking with the instore expert, we found the Phillips Neo Projector was the best value, gave excellent performance and just as importantly only weighed 860g. Streaming directly from your phone or tablet, with the ability to Bluetooth to speakers or headphones (if you don’t want to upset the neighbours), and coupled with a JBL Charge 4 Bluetooth speaker, this really is the perfect combo. Check out our video for a full overview of the products and how to easily install, set up and maximise your outdoor cinema experience.
Products used: Phillips Neo Projector and JBL Charge 4 Speaker, purchased at JB HiFi
2. OUTDOOR SHOWER
We recently enjoyed some spectacular Gold Coast weather and beachside camping at the Miami and Burleigh Heads Gold Coast Tourist Parks, and Jasper certainly found a way to bring as much of the beach back with him to the van (as all 4 year old’s do!). This very inexpensive hack, for those who don’t already have an outdoor shower installed, is the perfect solution for keeping the sand, soil and salt out of the van and best of all it costs less than $30! A quick trip to Bunnings and only 5 minutes to install on the van, makes this an absolute ripper of a hack!
Products used: Coil Hose Set and Multi-Function Watering Wand, purchased at Bunnings Warehouse
3. BUNGEE CLOTHES LINE
This genius Aussie made product has quickly become one of Katie’s favourite outdoor accessories. A mesh peg bag and bungee cord combo featuring cleverly designed fixing tabs that slide perfectly through your awning runner, make this clothes line a must have product that is simple, strong and consistently does the job every time. With a carabiner style attachment on either end, it’s easy to use without the awning by stringing it between a couple of trees or even between your vehicle and van.
Our mates at Crazy Dog Canvas are offering a FEEL GOOD 10% discount on this awesome product, exclusive to GoRV readers! Simply click here to bag yourself this great deal!
Products used: Clothes Line & Bag, purchased from Crazy Dog Canvas
~ Katie Guerin