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Love Your RV: 20 upgrades we have made to our RV

From the bloggers at Love Your RV.

We purchased a brand spanking new Keystone Cougar Fifth Wheel Trailer Model 276RLSWE just about 4 years ago and headed out on a one year RVing journey of exploration. We absolutely loved our time on the road. So much so it has since become into our day to day existence, wandering the US and Canada as full-time RV nomads.

When we first got the Cougar trailer I was amazed at all the fancy features like, pull out bike rack, remote controlled awning/slide/landing jacks/spot light, hitch vision, heated underbelly, 32″ inch TV, etc. However, once we started to really live in it we quickly realized there were many things lacking. Over the last few years as we could afford it we have been steadily adding upgrades and improving our Cougar.

Here are 20 upgrades we have made to our RV. Hopefully you might take away a few ideas for your own RV. We love to boondock (dry camp without hookups) so you will find a fair number of the upgrades are geared towards that. Others just make living day to day in the RV a little nicer.

I’ve outfitted most of the internal lamp fixtures and external trailer marker lamps with LED bulbs by a company called Starlights Inc. This has helped out a lot when dry camping by saving us valuable battery power and improving the visibility of the trailer at night or during foggy days. For the internal LED lights I went mostly with a warm 3200 Kelvin color which comes closest to a regular incandescent lamp. Many of the cheaper LED lamps I’ve seen have a very harsh blueish light or aren’t very bright.  Many also don’t include built in regulation circuitry or heat sinks. Not all LEDs are created equal.

To read the full story by Love Your RV, click here.

About Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith is a Wisconsin native currently living in Illinois with her husband, Eric, and two dogs, Maggie and Grace. She enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking and, of course, camping in cabins and park models.

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