Top 10 Motorhome Accessories
Which Are The Most Popular Motorhome Accessories?
Every motorhome enthusiast is different and therefore every motorhome accessory requirement is different. However, there are some choices which are repeatedly popular year on year.
Enhancements to your motorhome are a great way to ensure you get the most of out of it and really make your time away a "home from home" experience. To help you get the best out of your motorhome and ensure your travel experiences contain all the comforts you need on a day to day basis, we have compiled a list of our "Top Ten" motorhome accessories from various categories of accessories:
Below are the top 10 motorhome accessories our customers choose time and time again.
Awnings not only provide instant space but a space that can adapt to either an indoor or outdoor area depending on how it is utilised. Unlike slide outs which offer a different kind of space adjustment, awnings are easy to obtain for all motorhome models, are relatively inexpensive and versatile in shape colour and size.
Dometic Electric Awning
Dometic Electric Awning: This is roof mounted to provide a support-leg free awning, so the full area in front of your motorhome can be utilised. The special installation rails and matching adaptors provide a firm hold and it uses sensors to automatically retract in strong winds to prevent damage. There is also soft-closure retraction for smooth and gentle closing into the sturdy housing.
Fiamma Manual Awning
Fiamma Manual Awning: This is a compact but strong awning and is crafted in anodized aluminium, with an easy to use manually operated mechanism. The telescopic legs can be stored away into the roller tube to save on space whilst travelling.
2. Bike racks
A bike rack is a well-known and proven method of transporting your family’s set of bikes on any kind of vehicle. They are popular with the many motor-homers who enjoy outdoor activities like cycling. Bike racks mean you don’t have to spend time strategically positioning your bikes inside a motorhome before setting off on your journey.
Cycle rack: safe and highly convenient, the towbar mounted cycle rack is the easiest way to transport between 2 - 4 bikes. Ideal for large, heavy bikes as the position of the rack eliminates the need for difficult lifting. Provides full access to the garage, even when full or, vehicle mounted on either the roof or rear door, rack will carry 2–4 bikes, the racks are foldable and easy to store.
3. Satellite systems
Satellite systems are easily erected on the top of a motorhome even for the novice DIY-er. Having a satellite means you can relax and enjoy your TV favourites on rainy days, keep in touch via weather reports and stay abreast of any news back home with no need to pick up yesterday’s newspaper.
Oyster Satellite System
Oyster Satellite system: The Oyster Vision II is the UK's best selling Satellite System for motorhomes, caravans or RVs. It locates satellite signals across Europe in minutes allowing you to watch satellite television throughout the U.K & Europe (dependent upon specification). There is fully automatic operation and it is lightweight, weather resistant and user friendly
4. Solar panels
The surge in popularity of solar panels in homes runs parallel with the growing recognition of solar panels on RVs. They are quickly and easily installed by a professional and some choose to install them themselves. Solar panels keep the cost of powering your appliances down, ensuring you have more money to spend on your excursions while on holiday.
150 Watt Solar Cell
The 150 Watt Solar Cell typically generates 975 Watts of electricity per day using a high efficiency crystalline cell for charging in all weathers due to the water-resistant coating and robust construction. Ideal for all 12V appliances in your motorhome, such as TV, hairdryers etc
Perhaps not the most glamorous of motorhome accessories but certainly a very practical one. Ladders allow for easy access to a motorhome’s walkable roof and can be obtained in a number styles and designs to suit your preference.
6. Alarms & Security Systems
Thatcham Category 1 Alarm System
The Thatcham Category 1 Alarm system is an insurance industry approved combined alarm and immobiliser security system, offering the highest level of vehicle security whilst lowering your motorhome insurance premiums due to its installation
Thatcham Category 5 Tracking Device
The Thatcham Category 5 Tracking device provides your motorhome with maximum security, such as level 1 Police response, remote immobilisation of your vehicle, police or licensed security agreement, driver identification system, motion sensors, street mapping and position data.
7. Air Conditioning System
Dometic Roof Mounted Air Conditioning System
The Dometic roof mounted Air-conditioning system is flexible enough to be powered either through a mains hook up, a generator or even the 240V supply to your vehicle, the system provides clean fresh air throughout your motorhome. Roof mounted to make best use of space in your vehicle. Serious cooling power for your Motorhome or Caravan
Witter is one of the most respected and reliable names in towing. All Witter Towbars have been designed to conform to each specific vehicle's mounting points and are tested beyond the minimum standards set by legislation.
9. Vehicle Paint & Protection System
Glamourshield Vehicle Fabric & Paintwork Protection System
The Glamourshield vehicle fabric & paintwork protection system keeps your motorhome in mint condition, therefore protecting your investment is easy with Glamourshield cleaning and protection solutions. Aftercare, stain and chip protection products are available.
Last but not least, since you'll be enjoying many a relaxing weekend away, hopefully enjoying a beverage in the sunshine, you'll need a coolbox to keep the refreshments chilled.