If you’re in the market for a new RV and are wondering which type might work best for you, you may want to consider the toy hauler. You see, these RVs offer a garage that is intended to provide more than enough space for your toys, fishing gear or sporting gear. Even if you don’t have toys like jet skis or motorbikes, you can enjoy the space and functionality of a toy hauler in additional ways. For example, if you have children the garage makes a perfect place to spend some play time, particularly during a rainy day.
Here’s a few tips on how you can morph a toy hauler’s garage into a colorful, welcoming play area for the kids.
Child Proof | Even if your kids are older than, say toddler age, you’ll want to child proof the space. Pad the floor with foam tiles to make a soft landing space if they trip or fall. As a bonus these tiles can easily be cleaned if anything spills. Ensure any sharp corners are covered and safety covers are in place for electrical outlets.
Storage | You can easily install shelving systems or use milk crates to create a cube storage system that provides a place for every toy. Many higher end toy haulers come with cabinets in the garage that are specifically designed to avoid shifting o items when you’re moving from site to site. Whatever you use for storage, make sure it is secured, along with everything inside of it, so that you don’t damage anything while moving.
Toys | when selecting which toys to bring along, it is highly recommended that you choose toys that are durable. The wear and tear of the road can take a toll on toys. Selecting items like dollhouses, blocks, and Lincoln Logs can make a huge difference in how much fun your kids have. Plus, they can take these toys outside of the RV if the sun is shining and easily clean them afterwards.
Snack Area | You can create a small area with single serving snacks for the kids, so they don’t have to go back and forth between the garage and kitchen. Stock it with healthy options like nuts and fruit and occasional treats like snack cakes and cookies. They’ll love having their own space to enjoy.
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