Purchasing a new Grand Design travel trailer, fifth wheel, or toy hauler from Blue Dog is a great accomplishment and can bring joy and adventure to your family for years to come. The only thing that can make your RV experience even more enjoyable is adding the perfect accessories to make your new RV the home away from home it can be! Whether you plan to make your Grand Design RV a long-term dwelling or use it for vacation every once in a while, there are some must-have accessories every camper should invest in to ensure your camping experience is one you want to always remember.
RV Leveling Blocks & Wheel Chocks
Setting up your RV only to find that the ground is not level or sturdy can be a disappointment. You can avoid this situation by purchasing leveling blocks to make your Grand Design RV level and more comfortable when walking around or sleeping. Wheel chocks are wedges placed closely against the RV’s wheels to prevent shifts in movement, so you can be sure once you’re parked, your RV stays exactly where you want it.
Water Pressure Regulator
While visiting different RV parks around the country, you can expect that the water pressure will be different at each one. A great way to avoid water lines breaking in your new Grand Design RV from water pressure that is too high is to keep a water pressure regulator on-hand. These small but useful items will keep the pressure of the water entering your RV down to a safe level.
Drinking Water Hose
Having a dedicated drinking water hose to cool you down and quench your thirst is a great idea to keep you and your family safe. Ensuring the quality of your drinking water is a big concern when it comes to finding a good hose. Look for a hose that is lead- and BPA-free so you know they are safe to use and free from harmful toxins.
RV Sewer Hose
While not the most glamorous accessory, a good RV sewer hose is essential to making your life much easier when dumping wastewater. A few tips we have when searching for the right sewer hose are to keep length in mind, as you do not want to deal with a hose that is too long or too short, and also to look for a hose with a clear or translucent elbow so you are able to see when the hose is empty before disconnecting it to avoid messes.
Over time, your RV tires can begin to break down, and excessive heat and exposure to sunlight are big culprits. You can help prevent your tires from receiving damage while you’re parked by using tire covers. These are especially important if you’re planning a more long-term stay where you’ll be parked for an extended period of time.
Patio Mat & Furniture
Having everything you need inside your Grand Design RV is one thing, but part of the fun of packing up the RV and heading out for an adventure is getting to spend time outdoors! Expand your RV’s living space with a patio mat and collapsible furniture to create an outdoor room. Here, you can set up chairs, a folding table, or anything else to bring the indoors outside while on your trip.
Contact Blue Dog RV Today!
Having the right accessories in your Grand Design RV can make or break your camping experience. If you’re in need of some additional guidance, the Blue Dog RV team is filled with camping experts who can help you decide if there are any other accessories you must have before embarking on your next family adventure. If you’re still looking for your next RV, check out our Grand Design RV inventory online now. Contact the Blue Dog RV team at any of our dealership locations in Idaho, Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, or Pennsylvania with any questions you may have!