Camper Gear Guide for New Owners & Shasta Airflyte Reissue Owners
This is your ultimate gear guide for your new camper. This post will save you stress & show you what you need for your new travel trailer.
As a new camper owner, I seriously underestimated how much outfitting our beautiful canned ham would be.
After several weeks of the greeting the friendly UPS & USPS men, with a wild smile of delight with each delivery, I knew it was bad when my husband, sat me down for the first time to discuss my spending habits.
$10 here, $30 there, it all adds up.
Here is our gear guide for our Shasta Airflyte Reissue & as new camper owners.
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Camper Gear Guide for New Owners: Products for Under $10
After making our first cup of coffee with our Automatic Drip & our reusable filter, we realized that it would be time-consuming to scrape all of the coffee grounds out of our filter twice a day. We bought biodegradable coffee filters in hopes of still being a “little bit” eco-friendly.
These scrubbers are a lifesaver! Before you ever turn on the sink, you first scrub your dirty dishes with these scrubbers. This tool helps you remove the excess food & therefore, helps you save water & filling up your grey tank while doing the dishes.
Our little camper is ALWAYS messy. We don’t have a great organization set- up… Yet. What we do have is this shoe holder to help with the small miscellaneous items. It holds all of our toiletries, garbage bags, ear plugs, command strips & tons of other random items that we need in our camper! This organizer hangs on the inside of our bathroom door, keeping it hidden from people who visit our site.
Camper Gear Guide for New Owners: Products for $11-$50
This little camper has a lot of sway to it. Sway is the number 1 reason why their are trailer accidents & I don’t plan to be apart of this statistic. This bar helps alleviate any sway that you feel during towing.
How do you make coffee when you don’t have access to electricity or a generator?? This French Press Coffee Maker is your savior! All you need is access to a propane tank & a stove or hot water.
Don’t want a stinky toilet? Neither do we.
Use this product to keep your tank & camper from smelling like poo-ooh-ooh & other foul smells from the bathroom.
This knife set is perfect for traveling! Instead of using a heavy wood holder that takes up space in your camper, this set come with covers so that the knives can be placed in a drawer.
Don’t be worried the next time you make a sharp turn or drive on a gravel road. These cup holders will protect your ceramic mugs from shattering all over your camper kitchen.
Once again, no need to fret about your plates breaking during tow with this plate/bowl holder!
I love that this drainer rolls away for easy storage… HOWEVER, if you have a kitchen with 1 small sink, this drainer can be a bit in the way… We often have to put it on the stove or shift around the drainer while we brush our teeth. I recommend this product if you have a 2 sink kitchen.
Are you afraid of your dishes breaking but do you also want to utilize a microwave?? The Corelle plates are resistant to breaking & scratching yet are safe to put in the microwave!
This should be your first purchase from this gear guide. Don’t worry about your trailer mysteriously disappearing during the night.
Your appliances in your trailer may not work correctly if your trailer isn’t level. Use these pads underneath your jacks when the ground underneath your trailer is not flat.
Did you know that it’s not safe to use normal household cleaning products like bleach in your camper toilet? Yeah, I didn’t know that either. Bleach & other harsh chemicals can ruin your camper! This product is completely safe to use when cleaning your toilet.
Don’t worry about being stinky. This shower comes in handy if you don’t have a shower in your trailer & there isn’t a shower at your campground. This bad boy was cheap & I’m sure it’ll get a great amount of use while camping at national parks, festivals, & more!
Does your dirty camper floor drive you nuts??? You can never seem to keep nature, well… in nature! This floor cleaner is produced by the folks who made the vinyl floor in the Shasta Airflyte Reissue.
Our Shasta Airflyte has a 30 amp plug. This Dogbone electrical adapter comes in handy when a RV Parks or Campgrounds have a 50 amp (but not 30). I don’t know the specifics of what the Dogbone does- but I know that it gives me power when 50 amp is offered at sites.
Camper Gear Guide for New Owners: Products for $50-100
This is another preventative measure that scares away people from trying to steal your travel trailer. It’s heavy duty & will cause damage if your rig is moved while it’s wearing the wheel lock.
Don’t get stuck without electricity. You need it to charge your phone, to brew coffee with an automatic coffee machine, & to charge your camper battery. It gives you the power to bring your camper wherever you want. This is buy far the most expensive gear that we’ve purchased for our camper & it’s probably one of the most useful pieces that we have!
Camper Gear Guide: Products that are for the Shasta Airflyte Reissue Specifically
After our first trip, one of the first things I realized that was missing from our trailer was a paper towel holder. A good paper towel holder is a necessity. I liked that this one was a.) cheap b.) complimented the color scheme c.) was an easy install.
While doing the dishes on our first trip with our trailer, I quickly realized that water sprayed ALL OVER the kitchen counters. This add-on allows you to adjust where the water sprays when the faucet is turned on, therefore, is less likely to flood your counter top.
Camper Gear Guide: Decorating Your New Camper
This scratch off mat is perfect for every adventurer! Every time I look at it, I think of our campsite or the memories behind that particular adventure.
This frame fits your map perfectly!
I love this sign in our camper! It’s the perfect addition for our adventure-mobile. Don’t like the color? No problem, it comes as natural wood & you can spray paint it any color that you’d like.
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Although this post has been published, I promise that this wont be the end of the shopping spree for our travel trailer!
Until next time,