New RVs come with a lot of technological features, but any model can benefit from a few basic additions. Technology that helps manage temperature, cell and Wi-Fi connections and other conveniences are great to have onboard.
Cell Signal Booster
If you work remote or just need a good connection, a cell signal booster is a major asset for any RV. So many great campsites are sheltered by rock formations, structures and other objects that interfere with cell signals. Many great boondocking sites have no service at all or a very weak signal.
A cell booster takes those weak signals and turns them into quality service. It is a major asset for folks operating remotely and opens new campsites for RVers needing a strong signal. They are also affordable and simple to install, making it an easy decision for travelers.
Ever found yourself wanting that shady RV site at the far corner of a resort but the Wi-Fi just did not reach well enough. Luckily, you won’t’ have that problem at Hilton Head Motorcoach Resort but it’s not uncommon at other RV parks.
A Wi-Fi extender helps grab that far off signal and turn it into a fast connection despite the distance between your RV and the signal origin. This does much more than open extra campsite options.
While traveling, you might hit a restaurant or coffee shop and find yourself wanting to stay online longer without lingering in the physical location. You can park outside and maintain a solid connection with an extender. It is a powerful addition to any RV
Security System Technology
How is your security? Your RV is a home and has valuables inside. Adding a layer of security to prevent theft is prudent. Ask about security options directly from the dealer when purchasing a new rig. Alarm systems are a great starting point, but they primarily cover the front doors, and an RV has multiple points of entry.
Roof vents and windows offer opportunistic portals for savvy thieves. Adding screens and locking mechanisms will deter entry. Also, add security system stickers so potential intruders know your RV is protected.
Security cameras do not require much in the way of energy and a system that covers your entry and living space will add a major layer of protection. Put a warning sticker for would be thieves stating that they are on camera. This will really make them second guess bad intentions.
Dash Camera Tech
Most RV’s have camera technology incorporated to assist with backing up and maneuvering. These cameras are invaluable but adding a dedicated dash camera is also worth considering. The dash cams record windshield time on road trips. Capture those amazing scenes and keep them for your own viewing or to make and share movies.
Dash cameras also offer a safety device by capturing accidents and incidents on the road. You find models that wake up and start recording if the vehicle swerves suddenly or has an impact. While many will record to a micro-SD chip, you can integrate directly into the cloud on more advanced models.
Your house batteries are critical for running the RV while traveling and boondocking. Your long stop on Hilton Head is less concerning because you will have full hookups. That said, battery systems require monitoring to check battery levels and prevent discharging below half full-on specific models. A battery monitor with Bluetooth allows easy monitoring directly from your cell phone. It is handy even while on hookups just to know the general health of your battery bank.
Technology from the trucking industry is moving into modern RVs to make towing and loading easier and safer. This tech is especially valuable for toy haulers loading variable weights. Digital displays showing axle weight and weight over the hitch pin ensures the weight distribution is safe and ready for travel. Weight distribution influences handling on turns and straightaways and loading with a digital sensor system saves trips to the scales and ensures your rig handles properly when you hit the highway.