10 Upgrades to Make Your RV Feel More Like Home at Your Lake George Campsite & RV Park

Whether you are a part-time RV-er, full-time RV-er, or something in between, you want your rig to feel like home. There are endless things that you can upgrade and customize within your RV, but we’ve compiled a list of 10 things you can do to make RV living more convenient, safer, and enjoyable. You’ll be that much more comfortable when staying here at Lake George Campsites, or at any other RV park.

1. Invest in quality mattresses.

Standard RV mattresses are often low-grade products that are meant more for show than for comfort. Investing in good quality mattresses or mattress toppers will preserve precious sleep time for everyone in the family. Just be mindful that RV mattresses are not the same size as standard mattresses so you may have to place a custom order to ensure that the mattress fits the dimensions of the bed frame. Check out this list from RV Life featuring the 5 best RV mattresses for quality sleep.

2. Replace your door lock.

Most people probably aren’t aware that there are only a handful of different keys for a standard RV door lock. Spending long periods at campgrounds/RV parks may mean that another camper has a key that matches yours. Upgrading to an RV Lock with a pin code to open the door increases the security of your rig and everyone will sleep better at night knowing the possibility of a break-in is diminished. They even have locks that connect to your phone via Bluetooth so you can turn your phone into a key FOB for added convenience.


3. Change your lights to LED.

Switching to LED lighting (if your RV doesn’t already have it) is something that is easy, affordable, and extremely beneficial. LED lighting is highly energy-efficient, brighter than incandescent lighting, and helps keep the RV’s interior temperature cooler for increased comfort. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, LEDs use at least 75% less power than incandescent bulbs and can last up to 25 times longer. Installation is just a matter of removing an old bulb and replacing it with a new LED bulb.

LED light strips also make a great addition to dark storage spaces or can be installed underneath your rig to help deter mice and unwanted critters from getting inside.

4. Install towel racks in your bathroom.

While this is a very small and simple upgrade, its impact will be huge. Many RV bathrooms don’t come with towel racks and finding a place to hang wet towels after your family of 4 cleans up from a full day of adventuring in the outdoors is not a fun task.

5. Upgrade to an instant hot water heater.

Standard RV hot water tanks are typically small at 6-12 gallons and run out quickly. An instant hot water heater as its appropriately named provides an endless supply of hot water instantly. If you are at a full hookup site, this means you and your family can take the same long, hot showers that you do at home.

6. Add some design flair with peel-and-stick options.

Adding design elements to your RV can make it feel more like home and peel-and-stick options are a great way to add in pops of color and pattern without breaking the bank.

Wallpaper is a great way to express personal design style and with so many peel-and-stick options available you can customize the interior walls of your RV to your heart’s content.

Most RV manufacturers don’t install ceramic tile in RVs because of its weight. Peel-and-stick tile can provide the same look as a beautiful kitchen tile backsplash without the weight…and price tag. Why wouldn’t you want it to look like your RV kitchen has a real subway tile backsplash?

7. Switch to a digital thermostat.

If your RV has an analog thermostat there are many benefits to upgrading to a digital thermostat. Digital thermostats provide a more accurate temperature and take the guesswork out of determining the current temperature inside your rig.

If you install a programmable thermostat, you can set it to adjust the temperature based on the time of day to conserve energy when you know you won’t be inside your RV. This can also come in handy if you’re traveling with pets to ensure a safe and comfortable temperature inside the RV when they are left alone.

8. Install a shoe storage system.

Finding storage space is always an issue in RVs and finding a place to store shoes is a frustration that many RV-ers experience. Nobody wants to be tripping over shoes as they enter and exit their RV. These wall-mounted shoe racks allow you to store your shoes in unused spaces.

9. Purchase a cell signal booster.

An RV cell signal booster like the Destination RV model from WeBoost will improve talk, text, and streaming in any stationary camper or trailer. These target nearby cell towers to help boost your signal and setup and takedown are quick and straightforward.

10. Get yourself a pop-up fire pit.

You never know when you’ll want to gather the family together for a campfire and you likely won’t always have a fire ring available. If you purchase a pop-up fire pit you will be able to roast marshmallows for s’mores anywhere and everywhere. You can even purchase a grate to turn your fire pit into a grill, which will come in extremely handy for mealtimes.

When you’re ready to hit the road and check out RV parks in Lake George, keep in mind that Lake George Campsites is minutes from Six Flags Great Escape, Lake George Village, area hiking trails, and much more. We’ve got everything you need for a truly memorable and activity-filled RV camping experience in the southern Adirondacks.

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