Technological advancements have turned RVs into mobile fortresses. With navigation systems, screens everywhere, wi-fi and every other bell and whistle imaginable, some of today’s high-end RVs are truly marvels of innovation and creativity.
At ProPride Hitch, we encourage everyone to stay within their means while looking for an RV. Get one that fits your family’s needs. It’s unnecessary to get a top-of-the-line model if you’re only going to use it a couple of times per year.
However, that doesn’t mean that you have to get one without any features. Be smart and sensible. Get one that suits your style.
With that said, if you’re in the market for something a little fancier, or wanting to get in on the latest trend, you might want to consider some – if not all – of the following features and options.
According to reports, RV/camper ownership is at an all-time high, increasing 26 percent during the past decade, per a report from the New York Times. With more people looking to buy, manufacturers and suppliers will certainly develop features to attract consumers.
In 2022, solar-everything is bound to be a thing. Newer models are being built prewired for solar panels, which can be used to power nearly anything in your camper. This allows people to venture out a little further and possibly worry less about energy. Depending on the model of your camper, the installation of solar panels (800-watt system) can cost $3,000 or more – so it’s not a cheap project, by any means.
However, there are several cost-effective options available on the market, so shop around and find the solution that works best for you. Either way, taking advantage of free energy from the sun seems like a win-win for campers everywhere.
Energy solutions are all the rage today, and consumers are looking for ways to be the most efficient with their usage and spending. Lithium batteries are lighter and charge faster/retain charge longer than traditional batteries. They’re certainly worth the investment.
Smart RV capabilities
There’s an app for that, you know…
Many of today’s campers and RVs have beautifully modern interiors packed with all sorts of features. Want to dim the lights? Use your app. Want to adjust the blinds? You can do that with a touch of your finger as well. As technology advances, apps will eventually control pretty much everything in your camper or RV.
OK, so this one has been around for a few years in the United Kingdom and hasn’t really made a major splash in North American markets. But it’s a pretty cool product, so it’s certainly worth mentioning.
Moving your camper can be a pain, right? Why not make it easier with a Powrtouch or something similar? Basically, it’s an aftermarket motor that attaches near the axle – works with single- and double-axle units – and turns the wheel, allowing the user to maneuver the camper into a parked position.
With a simple little key fob, you’ll have total control of your camper.
You’re familiar with Airbnb, right? Well, think of that in an RV sense. People who are looking for an experience may just want to rent one for the weekend, rather than purchasing. Makes sense, right? Well, it’s 2022, and renting has become a bit outdated – today, it’s all about “sharing.” So instead of going to a company to secure a camper for the weekend, people will be able to hop online and book one from a private party.
There are several sites that provide this service, so a simple search should come up with a few options in your area.