Ultimate Buyers Guide For RV Appliances

As a full-time RVer, I’ve learned a lot about the importance of choosing the right appliances for my home on wheels. RV appliances need to be durable, efficient, and space-saving, and they should be able to withstand the rigors of travel.

In this guide, I’ll share everything you need to know about choosing the right RV appliances for your needs. I’ll also provide some tips from my own personal experience.

Types of RV appliances

There are a wide variety of RV appliances available, including:

  • Refrigerators: RV refrigerators are available in a variety of sizes and styles, including two-way refrigerators, three-way refrigerators, and residential refrigerators.
  • Stoves and cooktops: RV stoves and cooktops are available in a variety of sizes and configurations, including gas stoves, electric stoves, and induction stoves.
  • Ovens: RV ovens are available in a variety of sizes and styles, including gas ovens, electric ovens, and convection ovens.
  • Microwaves: RV microwaves are available in a variety of sizes and styles, including countertop microwaves, over-the-range microwaves, and built-in microwaves.
  • Dishwashers: RV dishwashers are available in a variety of sizes and styles, including compact dishwashers and full-size dishwashers.
  • Washers and dryers: RV washers and dryers are available in a variety of sizes and styles, including stackable washers and dryers, and combo washer/dryers.
  • Air conditioners: RV air conditioners are available in a variety of sizes and styles, including rooftop air conditioners and ducted air conditioners.
  • Heaters: RV heaters are available in a variety of sizes and styles, including propane heaters, electric heaters, and combination heaters.
  • Water heaters: RV water heaters are available in a variety of sizes and styles, including gas water heaters, electric water heaters, and tankless water heaters.

Things to consider when choosing RV appliances

When choosing RV appliances, there are a few things to keep in mind:

  • Size: Make sure to choose appliances that will fit in your RV space. RV appliances are typically smaller than residential appliances, but there is a wide range of sizes available.
  • Weight: RV appliances are also typically lighter than residential appliances, but it’s still important to consider the weight of the appliances when choosing them.
  • Power source: RV appliances can be powered by a variety of sources, including propane, electricity, and battery. Make sure to choose appliances that are compatible with your RV’s power source.
  • Efficiency: RV appliances should be energy-efficient to help you conserve your resources.
  • Durability: RV appliances need to be durable to withstand the rigors of travel. Choose appliances that are made with high-quality materials and construction.

Tips from Doug

Here are a few tips from Doug on choosing the right RV appliances:

  • Do your research. Before you buy any RV appliances, take some time to research the different options available. Read reviews and compare prices to find the best deals.
  • Consider your needs. What appliances are important to you? How often will you use them? Make a list of your needs and requirements before you start shopping.
  • Think about your budget. RV appliances can be expensive, so it’s important to set a budget before you start shopping.
  • Shop around. Compare prices from different retailers to find the best deals.
  • Don’t be afraid to negotiate. Many retailers are willing to negotiate on prices, especially if you’re buying multiple appliances.


What are the most important RV appliances?

The most important RV appliances are a refrigerator, a stove, and a microwave. Other appliances, such as a dishwasher, washer and dryer, air conditioner, and heater, are optional but can make your RV life more comfortable.

What are the best RV appliances?

The best RV appliances are the ones that meet your individual needs and budget. There is no one-size-fits-all answer. However, some popular RV appliance brands include Dometic, Norcold, and Suburban.

How do I install RV appliances?

The installation process for RV appliances varies depending on the type of appliance. However, most RV appliances come with detailed installation instructions. If you’re not comfortable installing RV appliances yourself, you can hire a professional RV technician to do it for you.

Choosing the right RV appliances is an important decision. By following the tips and advice in this guide, you can choose the best RV appliances for your needs and budget.

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