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You may have heard us say before, buying the RV is just the beginning. There are lots of great gadgets on the market today. Some are for safety and some for comfort.  Before you buy anything,  you are going to need these three items in your RV.  With these three super upgrades, you are on your way to a safer more peaceful, and comfortable RV experience.

Tire Pressure Monitoring System

Tire failure is one of the most common RV and towing issues I see that can really be minimized by investing in a Tire Pressure Monitoring System.  They don’t prevent everything.  If you run over something large at speed and it causes a blowout the TPMS won’t catch that.  However, if you pick up a nail, your valve stem is leaking, or your brakes are heating up, or your bearings are going bad the TPMS will alert you that your tire pressure is too low or it is heating up which is a sure sign of an impending blowout.

Blowouts and flats are no fun anytime, especially on an interstate. 

A TPMS although a pricey investment is so worth it to me for the peace of mind and added safety as its alerts have saved us several times from disaster. Rather than panicking and swerving with a blown tire, we have been able to pull over and get out of the traffic lanes to change the tire. 


RV Electrical Management Surge Protector

Preventive measures can oftentimes save your RV from electrical disaster. Electric issues are not uncommon in the RV world.

Progressive Industries 50 Amp Portable RV Electrical Management System Surge Protector, EMS-PT50X, since our coach is 50 Amp.  If you have a 30 AMP system this is the one for you Portable RV Surge Protector Portable EMS-PT30X RV Surge Protector.

Progressive has great tech support and customer service.    They are quick and efficient and very responsive.


On-The-Go Water Softener System

Just like at home, hard water is not your friend in an RV either.  The water softness changes considerably as you travel. 

With an on-the-go water softener, you can maintain consistent soft water and experience all the benefits of soft water.

They are super easy to set up and maintain and very cost-effective as well with just a little bit of iodized salt to regenerate them.


Although these items are fairly expensive, they are necessary for safety and comfort.  Making the investment now may save you a lot of time, money, and worry down the road.  Command hooks and matching placemats can wait.   Before you hit the open road,   you are going to need these three items in your RV.