Most of the products on this page, we purchased prior to taking delivery of our RV. Some of them we use every time we travel and some of them we hope we never have to use!
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This is most definitely a day one purchase. Tire safety is a big deal and using a TPMS to monitor your tires is a MUST! We've tried a couple of different TPMS solutions and like this one the best. We love the simple and easy to read color display, and the fact this unit comes with a repeater. The repeater is a must for even moderate length rigs. The link for this goes to TechnoRV.com. We chose to partner with them on some of the tech gear we use because they are AWESOME when it comes to pre and post sales support.
While we have used the footage from this dashcam in our videos (like HERE), it's primary function is as an anti-litigation tool. With a 64GB card, this will record both inside and outside your vehicle in a loop (about 5 hours). We've seen so many videos online of people stopping short, trying to get rear-ended for insurance. This is OUR insurance against such shenanigans ad well as any other things that might happen where we want proof we were driving like sane people.
Adding this to the Dashcam (above) inserts GPS data (location and speed) to the dashcam footage. Even more proof that we were driving sanely should we need it!
Our RV came pre-wired (with a mount) for this camera. Many Fifth Wheels and Travel Trailers do these days. While I would not trust this alone when backing up a 44 foot trailer, it's great as an additional view, and even greater when changing lanes (see what I did there? ). That's the difference between this camera and one that looks just like it but isn't an “observation” camera: the ability to use it while driving. Note: the package linked includes the mount. At the time of this writing the one with the mount included was LESS expensive than the unit without the mount. So, just throw the mount away if you have one on your rig already.
This is an absolute MUST! It's not a matter of if, but a matter of when you will need to add air to your tires. You do not want to be running on low pressure trying to find a place with air that will accommodate a large RV. And many of the air pumps at gas stations can only go to 80-90 PSI. Our RV tires need 110PSI, and this pump can handle up to 150PSI! Comes with enough hose (60ft total) to reach tires on even the longest RVs.
LED Emergency Road Flares Red Roadside Beacon Safety Strobe Light Warning Signal Alert Magnetic Base and Upright Stand
Visible at 3000 ft at night and 1000 ft during the day, these fall into the “hope we never need to use them” category for sure. Safer to store in your vehicle versus the standard combustible kind.
Like the flares above, we hope these stay under the back seat of the truck forever. Or at least until we get a new truck. ?
Ever tried to break automotive glass? Well, we haven't either. But this thing will do it easily as well as cut a seatbelt without harming the occupant.
Hope we never need this! But, like the items above: better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it!
We really REALLY hope we NEVER need this!!!! Even though our RV comes with two extinguishers, we keep this extra one in the truck and just ordered another one to keep in the RV basement! Super cheap insurance!