There is nothing quite like upping sticks and taking your RV for a cross-country road trip. After all, that is what they are designed to do! However, if your RV looks a bit worse for wear or you feel it’s time to update and upgrade things for added comfort, you are in luck. This post will cover eight fantastic things you can do to increase the comfort of your RV so you can enjoy your trip to the fullest.

Replace Your Mattress

A mattress is not just bedding but also an essential part of your health. It helps maintain the body’s posture, and posture helps reduce the risk of developing chronic diseases like diabetes and high blood pressure. With that being said, it’s time for you to get yourself a comfortable mattress that will benefit you in many ways. Therefore, if your existing setup is getting lumpy and old, you should consider updating it to a modern version. However, because size can be an issue, you should refer to a size guide to check the different mattress sizes available. You should avoid anything too small as you won’t sleep properly, but anything too large will engulf your already limited space. Therefore, measure up and choose one that has the perfect dimensions for your RV.

Add An Ottoman (Simple But Effective)

An ottoman is a type of furniture that is designed to function as a seat. It is often used as an additional seat or footstool, for example, in the corner of a room, or it can be used as decoration. You will be surprised at how valuable this item can be. You can use it as an additional and moveable chair to take outside or use it for its intended purpose as a footstool. There Is nothing better than putting your feet up and watching a bit of Netflix in the evening.

Invest In A Mixture Of Lighting

Whether it’s an RV or a house, lighting plays a significant role in the aesthetics of the space. Lighting contributes significantly to both the aesthetics and functionality of any area. Whether you are in the process of buying, building, or updating your RV, make sure to consider all of these factors when you are deciding on the best lighting for your space.

You choose what type of light bulbs you want to use based on whether they will be able to emit enough light in your area. If you are looking for more brightness, LED bulbs are often used as they can last up to 25 years and provide higher-quality light than other light types such as halogen and fluorescent bulbs. Softer, warmer lighting is recommended for the interior spaces, whereas brighter lights on the cooler end of the spectrum work best outside.

Upgrade Your Electrical System To Support Heating And Cooling

Your electrical system is the thing that will make or break the comfort of your RV. Therefore, it is wise to upgrade it to the newest and more reliable systems currently available. The batteries should store enough power for at least a day and be able to transform 12 V to 110/230 V for your general electrics.

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Furthermore, you should check if it can handle the power draw of air conditioning or heating units. While this is not essential, the perfect temperature can make your trip more pleasurable. Addioantionly, you might want to carry an extra diesel generator or even place solar panels on your RVs roof for additional charging capacity.

Decorate It Like A Home Away From Home

This step is up to your personal preferences. Some people prefer modern and minimalist, while others prefer a more homey feeling. Whatever your design preference is, you should ensure to include things that make it feel like a home away from home.

This might consist of hanging pictures and photos around the place, specific cooking utensils, a TV, or anything you enjoy. If you have young children, you should allow them to decorate their own spaces to make them feel more at ease with the journey. 

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Bring An Internet Hotspot

Although many people enjoy their RVs and use them as a way to get away from things like the internet, you will inevitably need to connect to the web to use your various apps at some point in your journey. To that end, a portable hotspot is a good idea as you can charge it up with data and allow everyone to connect at will.

If you are worried about your kids using it too much and not enjoying the great outdoors, you can always switch it off and stow it away somewhere safe. Nevertheless, it is better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it.

Upgrade Your Sound System

Every RV owner has probably experienced the frustration of trying to listen to the radio or an audiobook while driving. You just can’t get your favorite songs out of your head, and the person in front of you is blasting their music. If you’re suffering from this problem, then it’s time for you to invest in a good sound system in your RV.

There are several benefits of having a good sound system in your RV. For starters, it is going to make your trip easier and more enjoyable. You’ll be able to play some lively music while traveling and reduce the need for noise-cancellation devices, as well as have a better travel experience overall. 

Install And Extendable Awning

Although you may enjoy your vehicle’s interior, you will likely want to get out and sit outside whenever you stop. However, if you don’t have an attached awning, you are at the mercy of the weather.

Even if the sun is blazing or a thunderstorm is blowing, you can sit outside under an adjustable awning and enjoy the fresh air. In many cases, you can install them by yourself, but you must ensure that you purchase an RV-specific awning suitable for your type of RV.


If you follow the recommendations in this article, you will enjoy a stress-free and relaxing vacation. As long as you take some time before your trip to get prepared, you’ll be ready for anything you encounter on the road.