10 Exciting RV Customization Ideas

By: O'Connor RV   |   30 Apr 2023

When it comes to your RV, it’s important to create a space that feels reflective of your personality and gives you the same level of comfort you would experience in your home. An RV is your home away from home, after all. Whether you’re just gearing up to live a more nomadic life and transitioning into making an RV your new full-time space or just want to spruce things up for the upcoming season, a few little touches are all you need to make a world of difference. Let’s explore ten exciting, easy, and affordable RV customization ideas you can implement to freshen up your space.

1.    Change Your Lights to LED

No one likes the look of incandescent lights. Yet most RV manufacturers insist on installing them. LED lights come in various colours and are quite easy to install. They last practically forever and use much less energy. Simply unscrewing the old bulbs and screwing in an LED takes seconds.

2.    Stick-and-Peel Backsplash

Most RV manufacturers don’t install ceramic tile in RVs because it’s insanely heavy. However, stick-and-peel tile can provide the same look for a fraction of the weight – and price! With a little bit of patience and attention to detail, you can change the look and feel of your entire kitchen with this simple addition.

3.    Switch to a Digital Thermostat

Upgrading from an analog thermostat to a digital one provides a more accurate temperature in your RV. Without guessing, you can also see the current temperature and whatever temperature you’re setting it to. If you install a programmable thermostat, you can also set it to adjust the temperature based on your preferences.

4.    Put in an Oxygenics Showerhead

A common issue with some RVs is the lack of optimal water pressure after a long camping day. But all hope isn’t lost. By simply switching out your current showerhead to an Oxygenics one, you can easily achieve an enormous boost in pressure and minimize water usage. Oxygenics showerheads are the most popular options RVers choose.

5.    Laminate and Vinyl Flooring

Changing your flooring is no longer a job best left to the pros. If you’re not happy with your current flooring or just want to brighten up the space, peel-and-stick laminate and vinyl flooring is super easy to install and often looks just like the real thing. Some laminate and vinyl flooring can be cut with a utility knife or with a vinyl tile cutter (which looks exactly like an art teacher’s paper cutter), making it easy to produce specific sizes. The best part about today’s laminate and vinyl is that they can be installed in an afternoon or two by someone with little experience. 

6.    Add LED String Lights to Dark Places 

Installing LED string lights can help bring light to dark storage spaces and even under your rig. This can also deter mice and other critters from entering your RV and make it easy for you to find tools at night. Plus, they add a little touch of festive to your space!

7.    Add Wallpaper

If you want to transform a room or simply show off your personal style, stick-and-peel wallpaper can easily make it happen. RVs typically have the same coloured walls throughout the entire rig. But by installing stick-and-peel wallpaper, you can bring a unique vibe to your space and differentiate between rooms.

8.    Change or Recover Your Cushions

If your current cushions show their age, you don’t necessarily need to toss them out just yet. Upgrading the fabric can go a long way. Not only is it an easy, cost-effective way to switch things up, but changing the colour can go a long way to opening and brightening up the space.

9.    Upgrade Your Blinds

As your RV ages, the blinds can start to show their age. Replacing them with a quality set of roller shades is quick and easy, plus gives a much more modern look to your space than traditional curtains or blinds.

10. Replace Your RV Door Lock

This one is a good option for both aesthetics and safety reason. It might surprise you to learn that there are only a handful of different keys for the standard RV door lock. If you spend much time in campgrounds and RV parks, there’s a good chance that a fellow camper has a matching key. Upgrading to an RV Lock allows you to use a pin code to unlock your door and increases the security of your rig.

We hope these simple RV customizations have got you excited for the upcoming travel season. If you’re looking to buy an affordable used RV that is easy to spruce up and looking to trade in for something brand new, the team at O’Connor RV is here to help! Browse our inventory and our RV services, and contact us today!

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