RV Packing List
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Before you hop into your RV and hit the road, make sure you check out this RV packing list so you have everything that you need for your travels. Forgetting important things can be frustrating so don’t let that happen.
If you are just going camping for a weekend, or taking off for a few weeks or month this RV packing list will hit on all the essentials that you need with you.
Nobody wants to be mid food prep and find you are missing important things. Maybe it’s a favorite utensil, or spice, or a pan you just swear by to make your pancakes perfect. Whatever it is, this list will help you pack your RV kitchen.
You might not need all this, as it depends on the type of camping or RVing you plan to do.
- Dinner and drinkware – can be disposable or regular dinner and drinkware like you would use at home. Plates, bowls, drinking glasses, wine glasses,
- Utensils – can also be disposable or regular utensils. Cooking utensils also will be needed. Spoons, knives, forks, spatula, tongs, etc.
- Pots and Pans – a nice set of pots and pans if you like to cook in your RV or camper, and then ones for cooking over an open fire. Cast iron ones are great for that.
- Appliances – coffee maker, air fryer, electric frying pan, toaster, blender and any other kitchen appliance you like to use daily.
- Storage – containers for storing leftovers, plastic wrap, tin foil, baggies, garbage bags, etc.
- Pantry Items – spices, condiments, any and all food you want to consume while camping/RVing.
- Food – Cereal, canned goods, breakfast bars, beef jerky, marshmallows, crackers, oatmeal, nuts, coffee, chips, instant potatoes, beverages, buns, meats, etc.
- Misc. – garbage bags, paper bags, cooler, ice, ice packs, lighters, matches, bottle opener, coffee filters, dish towels, dish cloths, pot holders, etc.
Everyone knows that there are certain bathroom things you don’t want to forget at home. The staples are always on the top of your mind others here might not be.
- Toilet Paper, Wet Wipes, Cotton Ball, Q-Tips, Tissue, Makeup wipes.
- Garbage can and bags
- Bath towel, beach towels, wash cloths, hand towels.
- Hair Care – shampoo, conditioner, hair style products, comb and brush, blow dryer, curing iron, flat iron, hair binders, etc.
- Face Care – face wash, moisturizer, make-up, make-up remover.
- Misc – deodorant, lotion, sunscreen, aloe gel, pain cream.
- Medicine and Supplements – vitamins, prescription meds, pain meds, antacids, cold meds, allergy meds.
- Personal hygiene products – tampons, pads, etc.
- Bug spray.
- Glasses, contacts, contact solution and container.
Make sure you have all your prescription info with you. There are many places along your travels, like Walgreens, Walmart, Target, CVS, and more, to refill presriptions.
RV Outdoor Gear Essentials
- Camp Chairs.
- Folding Table and table cloths.
- Grill and Fire Pit.
- Rugs or Mats.
- Yard Games – corn hole, horseshoes, darts, etc.
- Garden hose.
- Leveling Blocks.
- Tire Pressure Gauge.
- Extension cords.
- Rakes, shovels, broom – to clean up your area.
- Surge protector and electrical adapters
- Toilet chemicals
- Sewer kit
- Electrical and duct tape
- Extra cotter pins
- Motor oil, transmission fluid, lube, starting fluid
- Flashlights, lanterns and batteries
- Jumper cables
- Roadside emergency kit
- Fire extinguisher
- Maps, compass, GPS
- Charging cables for cell phones
- Camera and accessories
- Bedding – pillows, blankets, sleeping bags
- Tools – hammer, screwdriver, wrenches, nails/screws, etc.
- Coolers and ice
- Trash bags or can.
- WiFi booster or hotspot
- Pet food and treats
- Food and water bowls
- Blankets and bed
- Leash, collar, harness
- Poop bags
- Dog jacket or sweater for colder areas
- Towels to dry your pet off or wipe off dirty paws.
Must Have Essentials
There are a few things I recommend always having with you. One never knows when an accident will happen, or something will come up where you need important information about yourself, your vehicles, and your family or contacts.
- Vehicle info – title card and insurance cards
- Personal documents – Passports, medical insurance cards, prescription info,
- Contact number – a list of people for you, or someone else to contact on your behalf
- Cash, credit cards, travelers checks,
While I am sure there are all sorts of things people pack into their RV or travel trailer, or even their vehicle for a tent camping trip, this is a good start and if you like it, print out the below printable sheet for your reference when packing.
I’d love suggestions on other things to add here, that you might use that I am no familiar with. Drop me a comment.
My RV is all packed and we had out tomorrow (tomorrow meaning January 24, 2021) on an adventure we’ve been dreaming about for years. Hubby is retired, my work is done from my computer so off we go to start a new chapter of our life.