RV Amenities

Every amenity within the RV has a direct impact on RV size, weight, and cost.

Use this checklist to determine which are a must and which you can live without. This process will help you balance the comforts of life against the size, weight, and cost of your RV.

To keep this list from growing unmanageably long, we have omitted very common amenities found in most RV's. For example, we did not include things like bed, sink, roof vents, etc., unless they were noteworthy upgrades.

RV Amenities

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External

Awning over main entrance

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Awning over large windows

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Electric awning (not manual)

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Slide covers (awnings on top of slides)

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Automatic entrance steps

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Sliding storage tray in basement

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Sliding porch

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Electric storage tank dump valves

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Electric leveling jacks

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Automatic leveling system

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Hitch receiver on rear bumper designed for platform or towing

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Motor homes: Entrance near middle of vehicle (not near front)

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Floor Plan

One bedroom, separate from main living area

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Two bedrooms, separate from main living area

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Large windows in the back of the RV

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Opposing slides in main living area

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Enclosed bathroom, including shower, toilet, and sink

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Enclosed toilet area

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Bathroom access not through bedroom

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Washer and dryer space for stackable units

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Washer/dryer space for combined unit

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Electrical and Water Systems

Additional batteries for extended boondocking

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Generator for making AC power

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Inverter for converting DC to AC power

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Solar panels for converting sunlight to DC power

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Water heater operates on AC power and propane

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Upgraded water heater to larger capacity

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High pressure cleaning system for black tank

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Heated basement and pipe compartments for freeze protection

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Kitchen

High output propane stove for high elevation cooking

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Four door refrigerator with freezer

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Automatic ice maker

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Filter for drinking water and ice maker

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Upgraded counter top materials, such as Corian

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Counter top extension

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Living Area

Recliners

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Sleeper sofa

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Computer or office desk and drawers

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Ceiling fan

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Coat closet next to entry

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Sun roof/sky light

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Bedroom(s)

Queen size bed

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King size bed

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Two beds

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Bunk beds

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Large closet spanning width of RV

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Vanity

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Comfort

Day & night shades on all windows

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Separate A/C controls for bedroom and living area

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Automatic, temperature-sensing exhaust fan (Fan-Tastic Vent)

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Upgraded insulation for cold weather and noise reduction

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Double-pane windows for cold weather

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Electric heater of fireplace

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Entertainment

Large screen TV in living area

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TV in bedroom

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Stereo system

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In-motion satellite system

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Overall Design

Suitable for fulltimers

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Suitable for snowbirds

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Suitable for vacationers

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Suitable for RV campers or weekenders

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Trailers: All weights within tow vehicle's manufacturer ratings

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Can be operated on state and federal highways without a CDL

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Other (print & add your own items)

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RV Amenities

Every amenity within the RV has a direct impact on RV size, weight, and cost.

Use this checklist to determine which are a must and which you can live without. This process will help you balance the comforts of life against the size, weight, and cost of your RV.

To keep this list from growing unmanageably long, we have omitted very common amenities found in most RV's. For example, we did not include things like bed, sink, roof vents, etc., unless they were noteworthy upgrades.

RV Amenities

M
U
S
T
O
P
T
N
L

External

Awning over main entrance

check box check box

Awning over large windows

check box check box

Electric awning (not manual)

check box check box

Slide covers (awnings on top of slides)

check box check box

Automatic entrance steps

check box check box

Sliding storage tray in basement

check box check box

Sliding porch

check box check box

Electric storage tank dump valves

check box check box

Electric leveling jacks

check box check box

Automatic leveling system

check box check box

Hitch receiver on rear bumper designed for platform or towing

check box check box

Motor homes: Entrance near middle of vehicle (not near front)

check box check box

Floor Plan

One bedroom, separate from main living area

check box check box

Two bedrooms, separate from main living area

check box check box

Large windows in the back of the RV

check box check box

Opposing slides in main living area

check box check box

Enclosed bathroom, including shower, toilet, and sink

check box check box

Enclosed toilet area

check box check box

Bathroom access not through bedroom

check box check box

Washer and dryer space for stackable units

check box check box

Washer/dryer space for combined unit

check box check box

Electrical and Water Systems

Additional batteries for extended boondocking

check box check box

Generator for making AC power

check box check box

Inverter for converting DC to AC power

check box check box

Solar panels for converting sunlight to DC power

check box check box

Water heater operates on AC power and propane

check box check box

Upgraded water heater to larger capacity

check box check box

High pressure cleaning system for black tank

check box check box

Heated basement and pipe compartments for freeze protection

check box check box

Kitchen

High output propane stove for high elevation cooking

check box check box

Four door refrigerator with freezer

check box check box

Automatic ice maker

check box check box

Filter for drinking water and ice maker

check box check box

Upgraded counter top materials, such as Corian

check box check box

Counter top extension

check box check box

Living Area

Recliners

check box check box

Sleeper sofa

check box check box

Computer or office desk and drawers

check box check box

Ceiling fan

check box check box

Coat closet next to entry

check box check box

Sun roof/sky light

check box check box

Bedroom(s)

Queen size bed

check box check box

King size bed

check box check box

Two beds

check box check box

Bunk beds

check box check box

Large closet spanning width of RV

check box check box

Vanity

check box check box

Comfort

Day & night shades on all windows

check box check box

Separate A/C controls for bedroom and living area

check box check box

Automatic, temperature-sensing exhaust fan (Fan-Tastic Vent)

check box check box

Upgraded insulation for cold weather and noise reduction

check box check box

Double-pane windows for cold weather

check box check box

Electric heater of fireplace

check box check box

Entertainment

Large screen TV in living area

check box check box

TV in bedroom

check box check box

Stereo system

check box check box

In-motion satellite system

check box check box

Overall Design

Suitable for fulltimers

check box check box

Suitable for snowbirds

check box check box

Suitable for vacationers

check box check box

Suitable for RV campers or weekenders

check box check box

Trailers: All weights within tow vehicle's manufacturer ratings

check box check box

Can be operated on state and federal highways without a CDL

check box check box

Other (print & add your own items)

check box check box

check box check box

check box check box

check box check box

check box check box

check box check box

check box check box

check box check box

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