Camping Season is Here! Did You Know McFarlanes Offers RV Trailer Accessories?May 31, 2023 by Kyle McFarlane
4 Must-Have RV Trailer Parts and Accessories Available From McFarlane’s
While it is possible to camp at any time of year, most people find it more enjoyable when the weather is warm. Therefore, summer is considered the camping season, and spring is a perfect time to prepare by buying RV trailer parts and accessories and by having trailer maintenance. McFarlane’s can help you with both because, in addition to providing trailer service and repair, we also sell the accessories and parts that you need, including the following essentials.
1. Surge Protector
A sudden surge in electricity could damage the entire electrical system in your RV. Every device in your camper that uses electricity could be affected. A power surge usually lasts a matter of seconds, but it could be powerful enough to render your entire RV unusable. Not only could this deprive you of priceless travel experiences, but it could also cost you quite a bit of money. RVs are not inexpensive, and the more advanced they are, the more pricey they can be.
Power surges in campgrounds can occur due to brownouts (brief power outages) or electrical storms. They can also occur if the pedestal is wired incorrectly. This can happen if the campground owner did his or her own wiring or allowed a guest to do so in exchange for a free stay. These are not best practices, but they can happen.
Improper wiring can also cause the metal frame of the RV to become electrified, a condition known as “hot skin.” Coming into contact with the hot skin of an electrified RV can cause anything from a light-tingling sensation to a deadly electric shock. You can safeguard your investment, and possibly your life, with a surge protector for your RV.
2. Water Hoses
You actually need three water hoses for your RV: One to bring fresh water into the camper, one to carry away drainage from the sinks and shower, and one to act as a sewer line for the toilet. Choosing hoses in different colours helps you to tell them apart. You can choose any colours you want, but make sure to keep track of which colour matches which function.
You need to make sure that your fresh water hose is sufficiently long to reach the spigot. A length of 25 feet is usually sufficient, but you may want to carry an extra length of 25-foot hose in the colour you have chosen to represent fresh water for the few situations in which 25 feet is not long enough.
It is difficult to make campsites perfectly level, and most campground owners don’t bother. However, if your camper is on an incline, not only can it be uncomfortable, but it could cause damage to your RV’s fridge. Most campers have absorption refrigerators, and parking on an incline can damage these over time. A leveller can even out your trailer, protecting your fridge and helping to keep you more comfortable.
4. Water Pressure Regulator
Nothing is more potentially damaging to your RV than water. If you hook up to a water spigot with pressure that is too high, it could flood your RV. As with a power surge, a flood could render your RV a total loss. You can prevent this with a water pressure regulator. High-quality regulators allow you to set the desired pressure so that it will never be more than your lines can handle.
McFarlane Trailer Sales and Service Also Offers RV Trailer Parts and Accessories
We are an Ontario trailer dealer that sells parts and accessories both online and in person. Don’t give up if you can’t find what you are looking for on our website. You can come in with the brand name of the part you need or a picture, and we can track it down for you.