According to the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association there are about 9 million RVs on the road in the United States. That’s the highest number ever. Whether it be small summertime getaways or long-term traveling, more and more people are deciding to hit the road.
That huge number reported by the RVIA is in large part due to the increasing number of baby boomers who have decided to retire and experience some leisure time as well as the millennials escaping the rat race and opting for alternative lifestyles.
Maybe you’re thinking of jumping into an RV and hitting the pavement or perhaps you are on the road as we speak.
Either way, organization is always a crucial aspect when you are limited on space.
Even with all the sophisticated features of modern recreational vehicles, we could always use some cool ideas to customize it for our specific needs.
In this post, we gathered some ideas that could make life on the road a bit easier. We inquired with some travelers as well as conducted impartial research on our own. Let us know what you use in the comments and we can add it to our list!
RV Organization Ideas
Travel Berkey Water Filter
Want to drink the cleanest water possible? The Berkey Filter systems provide just that. Having a reliable source for clean water on and off the road is a necessity.
Berkey water filters purify both treated water and untreated raw water from places like remote lakes, streams, stagnant ponds or water supplies in foreign countries, where regulations may be substandard.
Why it’s good for RVers? Finally do away with those cases of bottled water and safe space with the Berkey. The upper chamber nests within the lower chamber for transport and stands only 12″ in height.
It’s also made of highly polished 304 stainless steel complete with two Black Berkey purification elements, 2 chambers, lid, spigot, and a rubber gasket to protect the base.
- Great for 1-3 people
- 1.5 Gallon (5.7 Liter) storage capacity
- Great for small spaces
Neater Feeder Non-Tip, No Mess Dog Feeders
The Neater Feeder is a must have product for RV owners and pet lovers. There are two components to this feeder. The bottom tray portion collects spilled water and the top tray portion houses the two bowls and can also collect excess food. *Looking for an on-the-go solution, check out these collapsible dog bowls too.
Why it’s good for RVers? The bottom comes equipped with non-skid rubber feet to prevent sliding. That to us, is super important when on the road.
- Keeps feeding area clean & neat
- Protects your floors & walls
- Spill-proof, mess-proof and kick-proof
- Elevated feeding height – healthier and more comfortable for pets
Over The Cabinet Door Trash Bag Holder
What a huge space saver here. Whether you need it temporarily or have it permanently on your cabinet door, this small cabinet door trash bag holder is a simple idea for smaller spaces.
Seems obvious, but if intended to use inside the cabinet, make sure you have enough room for it when the door is closed. It extends into the cabinet when it swings shut. If you have a face frame style cabinet it may also hit the frame.
- Made of steel with a chrome finish
- Foam backed bracket protects the door
- Great space saver
Collapsible Pet Ramp for RV, SUV and Trucks
If your furry friend(s) join you in your adventures, this pet ramp is a great option. Whether pets are older in age or have some mobility issues, the ramp can help prevent injury and make it simple for animals to gain entry to your RV, truck or SUV.
Why it’s good for traveling? The rigid PVC plastic ramp collapses down to a small handheld case weighing just a few pounds. It keeps your pets safe while keeping you organized.
- Great for traveling
- Collapses down to a portable case (15.5”W x 10”L x 16.5”H)
- Optional grip tape included
- Ramp length of 60″ (5ft.)
- Weight capacity of 120lbs.
Foldable Dog Crate for Small, Medium or Large Dogs
The best pet crate for traveling is one that stores well, holds up to wear-and-tear, and fits your particular dog well. This option offers all those.
The metal tube frame is sturdy, but can also be folded to help keep your home or RV organized. The water resistant fabric material can also be removed, washed and maintained. *Keep in mind the mesh material is indeed mesh, puppies that like to chew can potentially tear this.
- Various sizes (SM, MD, LG, XL)
- Sturdy frame with soft fabric
- Handy shoulder strap
RV Table Top Ironing Board with Iron Rest
Yes, we might be on the road, but that doesn’t mean we can completely disregard our wrinkled clothes. We know some RVs will have an ironing board incorporated already, but if you need a portable ironing board this is a simple addition.
This small travel ironing board measures 8.5″H x 12″W x 30″L. The extra iron holder frame adds another 6.5″ of length as well.
Why it’s good for RVers? It stores almost anywhere when collapsed. A hangar hook is also supplied to hang it in a closet.See Prices...
Nifty 4-Tier 72 K-Cup Capacity Storage Drawer
There are tons and tons of K-Cup organization options out there, but the sole reason we like this for traveling is the enclosed drawers and overall compactness. It’s perfect for storing in a cabinet and then when parked, displaying it on a countertop for easy access.
Product dimensions are approximately 12.8″ Deep x 7″ Wide x 9.8″ High.
Keep in mind if you use the recyclable K-Cups it may not be ideal as those K-Cups have a smaller base to them then the standard version.
- Holds 72 Standard K-Cups
- 4-Tier with sliding drawers
- Satin black finish
Nesting Bowl Set with Mixing Bowls and Measuring Cups
A huge space saver and also very functional at the same time. The nesting feature of these mixing bowls makes this a great go-to item for any RV kitchen.
The 9 piece set from Joseph and Joseph includes a large mixing bowl, colander, steel sieve strainer, small mixing bowl.
The measurements cups are 1 cup, 1/2 cup, 1/3 cup, 1/4 cup and 1 tablespoon.
- BPA-free plastic
- Wide non-slip bases
- Easy-carry handles
RV Shoe Storage Holder
RVers can get very creative in their cramped spaces. I’ve seen some cool ideas using these shoe holders. Anywhere you can hang them makes for a great storage solution. Great for shoes, tools, packaged food, toys, camping gear, shampoo bottles, etc.
The pockets are actually mesh, which is nice and gives you a quick visual of what is stored inside.
- Pockets size is 6-1/2″ wide and 8″ height
- Heavy weight material
- Quickly hangs with included hooks
RV Over The Door Trash Bin
Trash is always a constant battle while on the road. Having a simple solution to keep it up off the floor and inside a cabinet is awesome.
The over the door trash bin simply sits right on your cabinet door and allows you to swing the door out to discard any trash.
- Hooks accommodate 1″ thick door
- Basket sticks outward 6-1/4″
- Rubber lined hooks to prevent scratches
There are tons of ideas for door mounted solutions as well. The idea is to have everything readily accessible and not buried away. When you are confined to such a small place like in an RV, utilizing every inch is crucial for your happiness on the road.