What new RVers need that doesn't come with your RV!

There's much to see here. So, take your time, look around, and learn all there is to know.

These products should come with every RV, but they usually don't.  For example, the blue water filters, I have seen one explode due to excessive  water pressure, a water pressure regulator is necessary.

Water Related Products

How to use the above products

Camco 45 Degree Hose Elbow- Eliminates Stress and Strain On RV Water Intake Hose Fittings

This connects to the campground water faucet.  Some faucets are in difficult positions to connect to.  This allows you to point the connection in the right direction.

Water Pressure Regulator

The Regulator connects to the 45 degree elbow.  This protects your filter, hose and RV from excessive water pressure.

Water Filter with Flexible Hose Protector

The short hose connects to the Water Pressure Regulator, then the Filter.  Align everything to reduce stress on the fittings.

Drinking Water Hose

This hose connects to the Filter then to the City Water Inlet on your RV.

Garden Hose Connectors

Not a necessity, but a great convenience.

Most  RV City Water Inlets are plastic.  They will wear out.  Putting a pair of these connectors at the Inlet saves wear and time.

Connect a pair on each end of your hose, to allow quick and easy, water tight, connections every time.

Then when you disconnect your hose, roll it up and connect the ends together to seal the hose.  This keeps contamination out of your hose.

EVO Premium RV & Marine Water Filter


You may be able to mount this filter   

permanently in you utility bay, eliminating the need for the other filter.

Sewer Products

How to use the above Sewer Products

RhinoFLEX 20ft RV Sewer Hose Kit

This is not the cheapest hose you can buy.  But it is the one you want. Cheaper hoses leak.

Each section of this hose has Storage Caps.  These seal the hose so you don't have to worry about what is inside leaking out during storage.

If the Campground Sewer connection is close enough, you may not need the second hose.  But sooner or later, you will need both.

On the Clear Elbow, the orange end with multiple threads, is removeable.  1/8 turn removes it, Then you can screw it into the campground sewer connector.  Then re-attach the Clear Elbow.

5" Clear Sewer Hose Adapter


This can make it easier to know when you have flushed your tank clean.

RhinoFLEX Swivel WYE Fitting


I you have multiple sewer connections on your RV, this can allow you to connect all of them to one sewer connection.

4" x 3" Sewer Hose Seal

Not all campgrounds have sewer connections with threaded ends.  

This allows for a airtight connection on a bare pipe or concrete hole.

Happy Campers Organic RV Holding Tank Treatment

Most RVers believe a Holding Tank Treatment of some type is necessary.  

Weekenders probably need one.

We are Fulltimers, and very seldom need to treat our tank.  

A good flush at each dumping takes care of ours.

RV Sewer Hose Support

Required by local ordinances in some campgrounds.

I don't use unless required.

Scott Rapid-Dissolving Toilet Paper

Do not use normal "home" Toilet paper in your RV.  It will cause clogging of your system.

We prefer this to other brands of RV Toilet Paper.  It feels like normal paper. And dissolves quickly.

Electrical Products

Surge Protection


Campground power is not reliable.  It can damage your RV appliances!  

I plug in my Surge Protector before I level our RV.  If it reports any problems with the power - we move to another site, or have the campground maintenance man repair it.

Two are listed above, you only need one.  A 50 amp or a 30 amp, depending on which service your RV uses.


You may also get a permanent one installed so you don't need to set up one more thing every time.


You will only need one of the two adapters shown.

If your RV has 50 Amp service you need the first one- 30A male to 50A female.

If your RV has 30 Amp service you need the second one- 50A male to 30A female.