It is once again that time of the year in which we celebrate our second RVing anniversary, and Minitini the Trailer’s second birthday, belated this time. We signed on the dotted line on August 30th, 2014 and barely a week later in September 5th 2014 we took delivery. Owning this small travel trailer has literally changed our lives. We have discovered so many new places around South Florida and the rest of the State, and the rest of the USA. It has also brought us a step closer to the nomadic lifestyle we want to have in the not so distant future.
I order to accommodate our needs I have made several upgrades over the past two years. I am going to enumerate the most important ones.
Although we don’t really watch TV all that much, it is good to have ir just in case. We have found decent TV reception virtually everywhere, except for, oddly enough, Marathon, Florida.
- Oxygenic shower and dispenser
OK, these are two in one but they serve the same purpose: having a nicer shower. If only the water heater would cooperate. The Oxygenic shower provides great water pressure, and the dispenser makes our shower gel, conditioner, and shampoo readily available
- Power inverters
I know I should have spent the money and bought a good pure sine wave inverter and hardwire it to the electrical system. Instead I have bought a couple of smaller inverters and wired them across the camper and they are great to charge our phone, computer, and camera batteries when off the grid
- Fantastic Vent
This one has been a life changer. Before having this the RV was way too hot even for a pit stop along the road. We have used it while boondocking and it keeps the camper fresh and cool at night.
- Solar Panels
It is great to have peace of mind knowing your battery will remain charged using the power of the sun. It has proven indispensable for boondocking more than one night.
- Knife rack
This one isn’t earth shattering, but it frees up space in the drawers for other stuff
There are many other little things we have done to make our lives easier, such as a mirror on the bathroom door, and a small rack and hooks to hang clothes.
We have many upgrades planned for the future, and this year I intend to make a few of them.
- Hardwired 3000W pure sine wave inverter
- 5 gallon or more water heater to replace the on demand one we have now
- Battery upgrade when our current one dies
- Dinette replacement for an office style desk
Do you have any upgrade suggestions? We look forward to your comments.