RV Newbie Must-Haves (& Glamping Essentials) Full Time RV



Wondering what Gear you need to Full-time RV? The RV Odd Couple shares their RV Newbie Must Haves and their favorite Glamping Essentials. When you RV Fulltime, you want comfort, security, and to make memories. This list of RVing full-time gear is designed to make the road feel more like home!

The RV Odd Couple’s list of RV Must Have’s is different than any other you’ve seen before! More than just a RV Newbie top 10, these RVing accessories are about enjoying the comforts of home while on the road.

From essential RV safety, to camping gear, this video details RV gear that makes your life easier. These camping essentials will bring you and your family safety and fun!

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RV NEWBIE MUST HAVE LINKS:

RV Locks: https://amzn.to/2WAZzlP

RV Security Camera: https://amzn.to/2WY6BQZ

Lock Cable: https://amzn.to/2I5t7PO

Master Lock 4PK: https://amzn.to/2GMwf15

Furrion Backup Camera: https://amzn.to/2KElpOd

Halowview Backup Camera: https://amzn.to/2KCzT12

Tire Pressure Monitoring System: https://amzn.to/2K5yTTK

Portable Air Compressor: https://amzn.to/2F1CUVf

Surge Protector: 50AMP- https://amzn.to/2PD7Qz8 30 AMP- https://amzn.to/2VMx2Zo

Dog Bone: 50 to 30AMP- https://amzn.to/2U970LR 30 to 50AMP- https://amzn.to/2IzMhft

Kink-Free Hose: https://amzn.to/2I4JbBl

Water Pressure Regulator: https://amzn.to/2MCoSzD

Hose Splitter: https://amzn.to/31kdZ8L

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RV GLAMPING ESSENTIALS LINKS:

Washer & Dryer: https://amzn.to/2Ka1NCk

Tripod: https://amzn.to/2I5hdoX

Stabilizers: https://amzn.to/2XvqUSZ

Portable Grill: https://amzn.to/2Iu4RpA

Fire Pit: https://amzn.to/2WBfbGe

WeBoost RV Cell Booster: https://amzn.to/2XAfDRt

RF Cell Booster: https://amzn.to/2IL58Vl

Antenna: https://amzn.to/2Xz1zYt

Clam Tent: https://amzn.to/2K6wh82

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RV ESSENTIALS THAT DIDN’T MAKE IT IN THE VIDEO FOR TIMES SAKE:

Fire Extinguisher: https://amzn.to/2WwOGlh

Generators: https://amzn.to/2Wt9PI6

Compact Pressure Washer: https://amzn.to/2K2tLQ8

Outdoor Mats: https://amzn.to/2KIAjmN

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49 thoughts on “RV Newbie Must-Haves (& Glamping Essentials) Full Time RV

  • April 14, 2020 at 7:54 pm
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    Please Shop our NEW Amazon Store: https://www.amazon.com/shop/rvoddcouple
    Your purchases support our channel so that we can continue to improve our YouTube content and serve the RV Odd Squad in delivering Free videos. Using this link doesn't cost you any more. Consider it free tipping💚💚💚

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  • April 14, 2020 at 7:54 pm
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    Love you guys. My husband and I recently purchased a 33 foot motorhome and we are definitely beginners and have found your videos to be very important information and I love your honesty. Thank you for keeping it real

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  • April 14, 2020 at 7:54 pm
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    Mercedes and John. My beautiful wife and I just got our first fifth wheel together and plan to use it alot during the winter months to escape the cold Pacific Northwest. I watch or listen to your videos while I am on our eliptical machine and have only watched a few of them but have really learned some things. Thank you for all the information you provide, they also help provide a little fun and comic really during this coronavirus pandemic time.

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  • April 14, 2020 at 7:54 pm
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    We are Newbies, and not and Odd Couple, but an Old Couple. We are both in our 60’s, and ready to hit the road. Love your videos…very informative!

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  • April 14, 2020 at 7:54 pm
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    Did you have any problems with the install or the working of your RV-lock door lock? The couple from YouTube channel Fate unbound claim to have problems with the install and working of their lock-set (movement of lock assembly, 1 screw doesn't line up right and lastly the screws loosening up all the time) So much so that they don't like "THE MOD".

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  • April 14, 2020 at 7:54 pm
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    I just ound and started watching your uTube videos. They're great and better than any reality show. We have a 24ft trailer RV and I installed a 600 watt solar panel with a 440amp hour AGM battery bank. We can boondock anywhere and stay at parks with no electrical with ease. Also, we installed a tankless Truma water heater and that made it all great. I think these are 2 areas you should look into for other OC's. I am now looking into better water filtration thanks to you. God Bless.

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  • April 14, 2020 at 7:54 pm
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    I have watched quite a few of your videos because I want to RV solo. Any advice for a solo woman traveler?

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  • April 14, 2020 at 7:54 pm
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    Hello John and Mercedes , , ,
    This is the first time I have seen your video and channel and have to say that I really like your approach and attitudes….. Thank You
    I also love the fact that You's are believers as well,
    as that makes it all that much more awesome,,,
    it really does ><> ><> ><>

    Yous are very practical and offer sound and usable advice,,,,
    So, thank you very much for sharing your experiences with us newbies out here 🙂

    I am in the same boat as many other people out there as far as ,,,wanting to stop living in excess, using and enjoying just the essentials,,, as opposed to trying to accumulate as much "stuff" as possible and trying to find room to store all the junk and stuff that we really don't need or use on a regular basis………

    But I think, the biggest reason, why I am now choosing to live on a smaller scale, is because of the cost of renting !!! And that's because, like many people out there,,, I have gone through a divorce, sold our matrimonial home,,,so I ended up downsizing big time once i moved into my own condo !
    But also was NOT happy at all, as far as paying not only a mortgage for a townhouse . but also paying condo fees that went from $160 / month up to double that within 7 yrs… – – –

    Only to realize that the condo corporation had more rules than ANY place I have ever occupied before that,, , , ,including, NOT being able to have a hot tub in my own back yard, NO fire pit, not able to renovate the interior to my own creativity and liking !!! Not to mention ya cant even have a drink in your own front yard,,, and the list goes on right !!!

    So, am thankful that I sold my condo 3 yrs ago and am now focusing on acquiring either a schoolie or possibly a cargo trailer that I can turn into a stealth-boon-docking type of living arrangement ??? Where I can park it near lakes and rivers in Northern Ontario from spring till fall and then spend winter months navigating Arizona, Nevada, Mexico – – – South America and >>> who knows where the adventures will take me and my future female partner in time 🙂

    Cant wait to start my new life in a converted bus or huge trailer….. 🙂

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  • April 14, 2020 at 7:54 pm
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    Thanks for the tip on the RV locks. I had no idea. Great Channel. We are planning a 6 month cross Canada trip in 2022, maybe we will cross paths.

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  • April 14, 2020 at 7:54 pm
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    I could not find a link for the Mimo you are using? can you post a link?

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  • April 14, 2020 at 7:54 pm
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    I want you to use Patreon pls. It's a no brainer imho. I like how you make an effort to smile on camera and that yr faces are not too close to the camera. John's e.q. is extremely high and it's a pleasure to watch him handle the world in his efficient masculine way.

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  • April 14, 2020 at 7:54 pm
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    how can the camera send you video in Yosemite when there is no internet service or wifi while your there?

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  • April 14, 2020 at 7:54 pm
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    Your steak looked so good. I hope your Coleman is lighter than our Weber. That thing is so heavy!

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  • April 14, 2020 at 7:54 pm
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    Great videos ! Wife and I will be full time just for a year or so. We’re retiring in port Charlotte fl.

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  • April 14, 2020 at 7:54 pm
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    Hi guys, I'm from Australia and an older single mum carer of special needs son and teenagers. I have been watching your videos and love you both, I would love to do what you are doing but cannot afford to but am able to enjoy the dream through your videos. Thank you so much, just love your smiles and what you share. Just wondering if you have done a video of a relaxed day just hanging out and what things you do that you enjoy as an RVer. Cheers from Aussie. X

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  • April 14, 2020 at 7:54 pm
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    I don't know why I'm not subscribed to your channel I am drawn to all your videos I think they're great, So I subscribed!
    Whatever happened to satellite communication, That satellites beam our phone signals anywhere on Earth? I used to remember hearing that all the time, Maybe I'm going crazy keep up the great videos.

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  • April 14, 2020 at 7:54 pm
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    Tire minder system. A suggestion, we are going to purchasing a single axle traverl trailer. My plan is to get the 4 tire system moniter the rv tires PLUS both spear tires. No one thinks about the spare tires. Our tow vehicle has a monitoring already built in. Just a thought to pass on. Keep you spares ready to go.

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  • April 14, 2020 at 7:54 pm
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    You mentioned a "Meemo" (?) hot spot signal booster? Can't find it anywhere on the net. Am I hearing you correctly? Do I have the right spelling?

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  • April 14, 2020 at 7:54 pm
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    I love my Coleman Road-trip grill. If you like a good sear get a piece of cast iron, Lodge makes several sizes that do a great job, and if you still want the grill marks, they have one for that too.

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  • April 14, 2020 at 7:54 pm
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    I too read the reviews and was disappointed about the Zero G hoses, now I don't know if I should get the Zero G? Too, you mentioned you purchased a 50' hose, but your video shows you have a 25' hose sitting on the picnic table? Which one did you purchase? Two 25' hoses are expensive, but too, you don't have to drag out 50' if you don't need to. So, did you purchase two 25' hoses, or one 50'? Thanks, Kevin.

    PS After one of your vid's, yes, I will prolly bring table cloths, plastic ones when we camp! : )

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  • April 14, 2020 at 7:54 pm
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    If you winter rv allot consider skirting around the bottom of your trailer and alt heat sources for underneath and in the living spaces

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  • April 14, 2020 at 7:54 pm
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    Maybe you have already mentioned this but i would suggest upgrading your 5th wheels braking system to hydraulic brakes …it makes a huge difference in towing and braking…it maybe a little expensive but it makes driving less stressful…jmo

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  • April 14, 2020 at 7:54 pm
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    When I was in west Texas living out of my 28 foot Salem Rv for work “pipe line” I bought some cheap residential washer and dryer and had them outside and that’s where I did my laundry and would charge a small fee if some one else wanted to use them there. Sold them when I left after 8 months of work

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  • April 14, 2020 at 7:54 pm
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    Thank you RV Odd Couple and the Odd Squad! Very helpful video that we will certainly refer to often. Thank you Mercedes and John for posting all the links. We will be using all of them 🙂 We are about to make our first RV purchase to live full-time as we make the move from UT to WA. We are so appreciative that you two are true to yourselves and enjoy sharing your knowledge and experiences. Everyone, Thanks for discovering and being you. Have a happy day!

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  • April 14, 2020 at 7:54 pm
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    Enjoy your videos. Q: what happens when your daughter becomes of school age? Do you sell or park your rig and buy a home or do you plan to home school?

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  • April 14, 2020 at 7:54 pm
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    Suggestion : To help reduce smoke when using your fire pit you should invest in the SOLO STOVE fire pit with spark arrestor .

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  • April 14, 2020 at 7:54 pm
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    So found your channel over the weekend and trying to watch as many as possible in a few years I will be retiring and I am thinking of hitting the road in a van conversion as it is just me or maybe a bPlus or c if I can talk a friend into going !! anyway Isabel all kinds of lists at one time about fifty and two years later about twenty ….food for Thought lists.. anyway loving your videos and just subscribed this weekend and can’t wait to see more ! Thanks!

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  • April 14, 2020 at 7:54 pm
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    Thank you guys.love to hear about all your experiences. My wife and I plus our dachshunds are going to move from myrtle beach S.C. to Yachats OREGON IN Feb. Getting out of sticks and bricks and into our new 35 ft tag along.I think this will be an adventure for both of us.

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  • April 14, 2020 at 7:54 pm
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    There are more and more stories of bad things happening to nomads. The risk is the crazy people out there not animals.

    One guy does a you tube channel people need to be aware .

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  • April 14, 2020 at 7:54 pm
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    Isn't that absurd that they would leave us "The Customer" so vulnerable like that? Wow! I always felt like it would take a can opener to break into our 5th wheel. That was a false sense of security looking back! I also must have a washer/dryer! We have 2 dogs and 2 cats who will, of course, be coming so there's a lot of animal hair. I've lived on the road and laundry mats are not my favorite place to say the least. I also had a fantastic roll away dishwasher that was counter height, just thinner. We removed the table and chairs to make room for a corner desk and my roll away. That's a must for me. I am truly looking to do as little work as possible. We have a wonderful home that we are very grateful for. It's a duplex in a very nice neighborhood that we snatched up because my in-laws are in their 80's and lived way too far from family, so they are in their own home, here with us, yet we all have our privacy and it works out perfectly for all. My point I was planning to make was that I am exhausted from the upkeep of a house. My comment is probably exhausting you guys! LOL! I am only 2 videos in and have saved them both for future reference. Absolutely hands down, the best info I've gotten so far from any channel out there, so thank you for this! I wanted to mention that we are in the midwest and when we had harsh winters in the 5th wheel, we of course wrapped the hose in heat tape and also used those pool noodles as extra insulation. Just slice it and wrapped it around the hose. It felt like extra security that our hose didn't freeze. Maybe it helped, maybe not? Off to the next video…I'm truly loving your channel already!

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  • April 14, 2020 at 7:54 pm
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    Great channel. We're heading out next month and I've learned a lot from your videos. I was hoping this video would talk about a heater. Do you use a portable electric heater? If so, do you recommend it? We know that is something we're going to need and I have confidence in your recommendations.

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  • April 14, 2020 at 7:54 pm
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    Oh how I can relate to backing up with my wife. She would stand behind the trailer and point, No backup camera, and she would point and yell go this way, OMG, I could not even see her. So I invested in an inexpensive pair of Midland Walkie Talkies. It has saved our marriage. I love your ideas, and upgrades, I recently upgrade my 5th wheel Equalizer and some really disturbing cheap parts used in the manufacturing. For instance the bushings in the leaf springs are made of plastic. I replaced the whole setup with a Dexter produce.

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  • April 14, 2020 at 7:54 pm
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    Yeah…I'm loving this video…right on soooo many issues and I'm with you on the comforts as well…. Glamping is my style of RVing!!! Really like your videos!!

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  • April 14, 2020 at 7:54 pm
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    Thank again with great tips. Especially about the door locks. Love your You Tube keep up the good work.❤

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  • April 14, 2020 at 7:54 pm
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    You guy's are awesome, and so much fun to watch!! I wish you nothing but the best. God's speed!!!

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