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Ways to Make Your RV’s Patio Area More Comfortable

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The area right outside your RV’s front door is your RV’s patio area. It’s often covered by your RV’s awning if you have one and is a great place to spend some time after a long day of hiking, hunting, fishing, or just spending the day outdoors.

Your RV’s patio area is an outdoor space, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make it a comfortable and inviting one. Here are some ways to do that.

RV Awnings

RV awning

If your RV doesn’t have an awning, buy one. 

I know you might think you want to experience the sunshine or you might think that an awning is too expensive, but you’ll get your money out of it. Awnings are worth the investment.

Even if you don’t get yourself an awning, at least think of an outdoor canopy you can put outside or maybe a portable screen room. This will allow you to enjoy your RV’s patio space more than you ever thought possible.

RV Patio Mats and Rugs

Having grass right outside your RV’s door is fine, but a rug or patio mat will help keep the outdoors outside and the inside of your RV clean.

The best option for RVers if they plan on camping in different locations and want to spend time sitting in their RV’s patio area is a patio mat or rug. You have a comfortable place to kick off your shoes and lounge around.

They’re also easy to move from place to place, so you can always take them with you.

RV Patio Furniture

camp chair

I’m not talking about the kind of stuff you find at outside a regular house, I’m talking foldable tables, collapsible chairs, and other camping furniture that makes camping easier.

Sure, sitting in a comfy chair inside your RV is nice, but there’s something special about enjoying the patio space outdoors. Get some camp chairs at least, you won’t regret it.

RV Patio Lighting

Lighting is important. You don’t want to attract bugs with your lights, but you need to be able to see. In short, avoid incandescent light bulbs.

You want to use a light that has a warm LED bulb in it. This will attract the fewest number of insects.

There are plenty of different kinds of LED patio lights out there to choose from. I like the string of lights. They look cool and provide just enough light.

RV Patio Bug Control

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When it comes to keeping the bugs away altogether, you should think about some kind of general repellant. There are lanterns and torches that will do just this. They also help light your area, which is nice.

Also, make sure to keep some bug spray handy. While anti-bug torches and lanterns seem to help, in my experience, you still need some good bug spray.


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