Upgrade Your Campsite With Dometic’s Outdoor RV Accessories


The best part about RVing is enjoying the great outdoors with the comforts of home in tow.  Every RVer has a particular way that they organize and decorate the interior of their home-on-wheels.  The layout fits their needs and design interests.  The same principle applies to how the outside of the RV is set up. 

The immediate outside space of an RV is essentially a makeshift patio where all kinds of activities are enjoyed.  RVers use this spot to cook, eat, lounge with a book, mingle with other campers, create a mini play area for the kids or pets, and maybe pitch a tent for guests. 

Arranging the outdoor furniture and cooking equipment is the initial step to creating a functional layout.  The second step is often overlooked until the need presents itself.  This step includes incorporating accessories that make the space comfortable.  

This is where Dometic excels.  They have a line of easy to install conveniences that upgrade the outdoor experience for the RV owner and any guests that stop by to visit. These additions provide creature comforts like fans, lights, music, privacy screens, and shade without the hassle of hauling cumbersome appliances with troublesome cords and plugs in and out of the RV or manually extending an awning.

PowerChannel Rail and accessories

The PowerChannel Rail is an apparatus that can be fixed to the arm of any Dometic power awning.  Accessories like lights, fans, speakers, and a USB port can be attached to the strip. 

A 12-volt power supply runs along the track, which provides power to these click-in accessories.  The wireless accessories can be mounted anywhere along the rail and simultaneously run. 

Veranda Room

The Veranda Room nearly doubles the RV living space.  It is comparable to standard awning heights and fits onto most manual and power awnings. It can be connected easily with its universal attachments. Dometic boasts of the easy setup, “just hang and zip.” 

The material is non-flammable, durable, and dries quickly. It can be folded up and stowed in its own storage bag. The Veranda Room offers a great enclosed space to enjoy all kinds of activities without dealing with pesky insects, and dropdown screen panels provide shelter from the blazing sun or temperate rain.  It can also act as a guest room or work area in case the RV becomes a bit too stuffy.

Power Wand

The Power Wand is a collection of parts used to convert manual awnings into battery-powered awnings. 

This do-it-yourself project is easy to execute within minutes and avoids the long hours and expense of hiring someone to rewire the entire RV.  

Dometic 9100 Power Awning and Power Awning Pro Kit

In some cases, a complete awning replacement is necessary.  The Dometic 9100 Power Awning and Kit conveniently aligns with most power awnings on the market but has many notable upgrades.  

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Users can open/close the awning from distances as far as 100 feet away and vibration sensors on the awning can prompt the structure to retract in high winds.  This sensitivity check can save a lot of perfectly good awnings from flying off because of RV owners simply forgetting to roll up the awning before leaving the campsite.  

In addition, these awnings can be set up with LED lights and any additional accessories (as mentioned with the PowerChannel Rail).

Dometic brings the comforts and conveniences of RV interiors to the great outdoors.  With so many outdoor accessories readily accessible, RVers can start enjoying more hours relaxing and entertaining outside of their RVs. 

Natalie Henley

Natalie Flores-Henley and her husband, Levi Henley, workamp around the country in their 26-foot motorhome. Along with writing for RV magazines, they recently published their first book together, Seasonal Workamping for a Living: How We Did It. They share their experiences and RV-related tips on their own blog henleyshappytrails.com as well as videos on their YouTube Channel, also called Henley's Happy Trails.

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