If an RV doesn't sound like luxury accommodations, you haven't seen RVs lately. Will Smith's $2.5 million RV is reportedly two stories tall and has its own screening room. Country music stars Kelly Pickler and Kix Brooks have turned theirs into second mansions on wheels. Justin Bieber used to take Selena Gomez out in one belonging to Chris Brown. But even if you aren't driving a tricked-out bus to your latest concert or film set, there are ways to make your RV feel as luxurious as a rig tens of thousands of dollars more expensive.
Price: $695 on Amazon
You don't need an awning most of the time, but if you're going to have one, you may as well go all out. Instead of cranking it out by hand, let a motor do the work as you take a seat in the shade on your makeshift patio.
CAREFREE VACATION'R SCREEN ROOM
Price: $606 and up on Amazon
Know what an awning can't do? Give you an outdoor space free of flies, mosquitoes, wasps, and other pests. This spare room is essentially a tent, which is probably exactly what you were looking to avoid by owning an RV. But it provides some extra square footage, and it folds up and stores away quickly. It also keeps guests from getting a bit too comfortable.
COLEMAN SALUSPA INFLATABLE HOT TUB
Price: $404 on Amazon
The nature of an RV makes it difficult to fit a tub on board. But if you have enough water, this model allows you to inflate a hot tub when you want it and deflate it when you don't. A digitally controlled pump heats the water and powers the jets, and a chemical floater keeps it clean.
DOMETIC RV WINE CHILLER
Price: $240 on Amazon
Dometic specializes in all sorts of RV luxuries, and this illuminated wine chiller is a must for the camping connoisseur. While the bottles chill to a preset temperature, a magnetic lock keeps everything safe in transit, so your wine won't end up on the RV floor unless you spill it.
GSI OUTDOORS NESTING WINE GLASSES
Price: $16 for 2 on Amazon
Glassware — especially stemware — isn't great on the open road. These BPA-free copolyester "glasses" snap together and stack when not in use, so they don't take up much room, and they won't shatter by the campfire. Unlike disposable plastic cups, they're durable enough that you don't have to throw a bunch away after each trip.
JENSEN AWM968 BLUETOOTH STEREO
Price: $299 on Amazon
You don't have to have to be stuck with the outdated audio system that came with your RV. Pull out that cassette deck and put in this unit, which can not only stream audio from Bluetooth-enabled devices (smartphones, tablets, etc.) but also play digital files through a USB connection, as well as CDs and DVDs through a disc player.
KING RVM1000 BLUETOOTH OUTDOOR SPEAKER
Price: $85 on Amazon
The outdoor light over the door to your RV can do way more than just provide illumination. Upgrading to LEDs is a great move on its own, but attaching a Bluetooth speaker and hardwiring it to your RV's power supply is even better. You never have to recharge the speaker, and you can simply stream audio to it from your smartphone.
PYLE FLUSH-MOUNT WALL/CEILING 2-WAY BLUETOOTH SPEAKER
Price: $70 on Amazon
Don't worry about wiring an entire RV sound system. Just mount these speakers in the wall or ceiling and hook them up to any 12-volt outlet. It's fast installation for the finishing touch on a sweet RV sound system.
ROCK CLIMBING HOLDS
Price: $45 on Amazon
If your kids are sleeping in bunks, you could just let them keep using the ladder — or you could install these rock-climbing holds and give them a bit of an adventure. Maybe just start with the bunk beds before you go screwing them onto the exterior and letting the kids climb on the roof.
THOMAS PAYNE CAMPER RECLINER
Price: $400 on Amazon
Just because you're in an RV doesn't mean you have to make do with whatever foam-and-cloth bench seating you've been given. Thomas Payne specializes in RV furniture that would look at home even in a non-rolling living room. A plush recliner that tilts all the way back might seem like an extravagance in tight quarters, but it can be a godsend in bigger RVs with bump-outs that are just waiting for cozier furnishings.
DOMETIC ELECTRIC-POWERED PORTABLE COOLER
Price: $1,503 on Amazon
Yes, your average RV is going to have a refrigerator and freezer, but what good does that do when you're sitting under the awning and need a beer? You can use a smartphone app to manage the temperature in this attractive box — the inside can drop to minus 7 degrees for ice cream or ice cubes — use the 100-watt cooler to charge electronic devices. LED lights even keep the interior visible.
DOMETIC 310 TOILET
Price: $153 on Amazon
RV toilets, even those with sewage hookups, can be fairly no-frills. They're low, their seats crash down, and they aren't always easy to flush. This one is standard height and about as close as you'll get to your toilet at home. The pedal flush is a godsend for those already a little creeped out about being in an RV bathroom.
BRONDELL FRESHSPA EASY BIDET TOILET ATTACHMENT
Price: $33 on Amazon
Minimize the use of RV toilet paper while enjoying some of the luxury of a European hotel. This ambient-temperature bidet wash has a retractable nozzle and adjustable pressure.
ZINUS 10" MEMORY FOAM MATTRESS
Price: $244.50 on Amazon
Standard RV mattresses are not comfortable. They're basically made to provide a bare minimum level of comfort until you decide you enjoy RV life enough to get a better one — like this. It boasts 3 inches of memory foam, 2 inches of pressure-sensitive "comfort foam," and 5 inches of high-density base foam, all packed into a small box for shipping.
Price: $70 to $95 from QuickZip
Fitted sheets are nightmare to put on and remove in an RV. These 400-thread-count sheets don't pop off at the corners and aren't a challenge to fold. They simply zip on and let you go about putting on the rest of your bedding.
LG WM3997HWA VENTLESS STEAM WASHER/DRYER
Price: $1,745 on Amazon
This 4.3-cubic-foot combination washer/dryer has an anti-vibration system, stainless steel drum, large capacity, and easy electronic controls. It may not work as thoroughly as the dryer at home, but it's the best you'll find on the road outside a laundromat.
SOLO STOVE SMOKELESS CAMPFIRE
Price: $300 on Amazon
This fire pit has stainless steel walls and improved airflow to create a more efficient burn and keep smoke to a minimum. Not only won't you smell of last night's campfire, but your days of moving a chair around to avoid smoke plumes are over.
WINEGARD WI-FI BOOSTER
Price: $671 on Amazon
If you can't get by without a strong internet connection, this will work for business use, video conferencing, and streaming TV. It requires a 4G wireless plan.
SUNBRITE 49" OUTDOOR TV
Price: $4,295 on Amazon
You can hook up your RV with any indoor TV you'd like, but what about outside? This HDTV has an rust-proof, powder-coated aluminum exterior that wards off rain, snow, dust, insects, humidity, and salt air. The anti-glare screen is three times brighter than the typical indoor set. The sun won't burn it out, either: Its enhanced sun tolerance prevents isotropic blackout (black splotches that appear on the screen due to overheating). It even comes with a detachable speaker bar and weatherproof remote control.
WINEGARD PORTABLE SATELLITE ANTENNA
Price: $489 on Amazon
If you're not a cord cutter at home, how do you hook up your RV TV with all the channels? You go with a satellite provider and a decent portable antenna. This suite of antennas has versions compatible with DirecTV and Dish Network.
SAVI INDOOR/OUTDOOR PROJECTION SYSTEM
Price: $1,299 on Amazon
This package includes a 9-foot SilverScreen weatherproof projection screen, cables, stakes, cam buckles, and an extension cord, as well as speakers with adjustable stands and a Wi-Fi-enabled Samsung Blu-ray player. You can also use it with a smartphone, tablet, game console, or streaming device. The screen is easy to set up and fold down, and the projector's 2,800-lumen LED bulb lasts more than 20,000 hours.
CAROUSEL TV LIFT CABINET
Price: $2,199 on Amazon
A flat-screen TV takes up valuable space in an RV, even when mounted to a wall. To make the most of it, this cabinet comes equipped with three power outlets to house a TV, a streaming device, a media player, or any other device you may have in mind. Finished on all four sides, it can be installed against a wall or at the foot of a bed. It uses a motorized lift to make your TV appear from inside the cabinet.
DOMETIC DIGITAL COMFORT CONTROL CENTER
LIPPERT FIFTH-WHEEL AUTOMATIC LEVELING SYSTEM
Price: $2,571 on Amazon
Normally, a leveling system is a questionable purchase. Simple leveling blocks can work wonders. But if you don't want to mess around with blocks, bolting on some leveling legs and using a smartphone to adjust them is far easier.
RENOLOGY 400W SOLAR PANEL KIT
Price: $660 on Amazon
This is a good starter kit for those looking to step off the grid. It's also one of the most powerful solar sets available. It can charge a half-dead battery within three hours and keep a whole 12-volt or 24-volt rig running.
WINDYNATION 12V LEAD ACID BATTERIES
Price: $1,059 for 5 on Amazon
That solar rig helps only if you have somewhere to store all the energy. These five 100-amp-hour batteries and cables are designed to last more than a decade with regular charging. If you want to keep the TV playing, the sound system cranking, and all those kitchen toys running, it helps to have some power in reserve.
FURRION RV DISHWASHER
Price: $635 on Amazon
You don't need to ditch all of the comforts of a home kitchen when out in an RV. This stainless-steel dishwasher with electronic controls has multiple racks for washing campware and even a cycle specifically for glassware, if you're bold enough to bring some.
JURA ENA MICRO 90 ESPRESSO MACHINE
Price: $1,050 on Amazon
With a short brewing time, fine-foaming system, its own grinder, 36 ounces of tank capacity, and a body less than 9 inches wide, this Jura machine is built for tight spaces while giving espresso and cappuccino drinkers the most for their money. Anyone can bring a French press in their RV; only a few will spend for the gear small and efficient enough to turn it into a coffee cart.
LIPPERT ONECONTROL WI-FI GATEWAY HUB
Price: $325 from Lippert Components
If your RV has automatic climate control, leveling, awnings, door locks, bump-outs, fans, bed lifts, or generators, you can control all of it from a smartphone. You may have to find compatible items to make it work, but this is the first step toward fully automated luxury.
TAILGATE FOLDING WOODEN PICNIC TABLE
Price: $125.50 on Amazon
That RV park picnic table has seen some things in its time, and you don't necessarily want those things in contact with you. This cypress table with an aluminum alloy frame is comfortable enough for outdoor dining and folds into a small carrying case for easy storage.
COOLWOO BACKUP CAMERA KIT
Price: $140 on Amazon
If you're driving a particularly luxurious RV, a rear-view mirror won't show you much besides what's going on in the cabin. Side-view mirrors are helpful only on the road itself. When you're backing an RV into a spot, especially at night, a night-vision camera, eight infrared LEDs, a 175-degree wide-angle visual scope, and a 9-inch screen are a whole lot more helpful than someone in the back shouting directions. The camera also knows automatically when your RV is reversing and when it's dark enough to require night vision.
BELLACORP TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM
Price: $409 on Amazon
Don't let a big, luxurious RV barrel down the road on shaky tires. There are 10 sensors here in case you use a heavy-duty pickup to pull a fifth-wheel trailer, but the system covers all bases on big RVs, as well. The monitor screen even has a backlight for night driving (helpful even if you just do spot checks before and after each stop).