How to Upgrade Your Patio Space

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One thing almost all RVers have in common is that they enjoy spending time outdoors. Having a dedicated patio space outside the RV is extremely useful. Some use this area for food prep, cooking, grilling, and eating. Others use this space for entertaining, spending time with family and friends, a play area for children or pets, or even as an extension of their living space. RVers take great joy in creating tailored outdoor areas that show their personalities and fit their specific needs.

Most RVers can hardly imagine not having a patio space. With that being said, there are problems they face when trying to create and use their personal space. A patio is great for daytime and relaxing in the shade, but when it gets dark, it becomes difficult to use without enough lighting. For those who are entertaining, music is a necessity, but even new models do not have outdoor speakers. In order to listen to music, they need a portable speaker to be plugged in or charged when not in use. Without proper lighting and music, a fun gathering cuts short when the sun goes down.

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In addition to the issues of lighting and entertaining, outdoor patio spaces can be very warm and uncomfortable, depending on the weather. With little to no air movement outside the coach, cooling down outside is almost impossible. Relaxing should be comfortable, not a hassle. Many RVers spend a good amount of time under their awning or on their outdoor patio. Having a place to charge their electronic devices close by would be helpful. Most coaches don’t have a convenient place to do this outside.

With the ideal patio situation in mind, Dometic has solved these issues of entertaining, relaxing comfortably, and having a place to charge devices. Dometic has created a PowerChannel Rail and PowerChannel Accessories that allow RVers to have home conveniences outside of the coach. The PowerChannel Rail can be installed to the awning arm and provides 12-volt power to accessories.

Dometic offers a fan, spotlight, floodlight, USB charger, single speaker, and a dual speaker – all of the necessities for entertaining, relaxing, and enjoying the outdoors. These accessories install easily with a one click turn, do not have any messy extension cords, and do not require wiring modifications for additional outlets.

Dometic also offers the Veranda Room that attaches to most awnings to create extra living or sleeping space. Roll down privacy panels are included for security and shelter from the sun.

Also, with the use of the Power Wand, a manual awning can be swapped for a power awning without the need to rewire a coach. The Power Wand is simple to install, comes with a battery pack charger and can run the awning multiples times on a single charge.

Dometic can help make mobile living easier and bring the comforts of home on the road.

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