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Deciding what you need to bring camping is no easy task, which is why we did all the work for you and created a list of RV essentials to bring on every RV adventure you embark on!

One of the best things about RV’s is that they allow you the freedom to be spontaneous while also comfortable when camping.

Packing for a weekend getaway or a 3-month trip can be daunting, so we have put together an extensive list of the RV essentials you should pack to ensure you have a great camping experience!

RV Essentials

  • Electrical Adapters for 30 amp and 50 amp outlets
  • Batteries
  • First-aid kit
  • Basic tool kit
  • Emergency kit
  • Flashlights, lanterns
  • Road flares
  • Rope and bungee cords
  • Small folding shovel
  • Maps and GPS
  • Heavy-duty extension cords
  • Matches, lighter
  • Water hose (white portable water type)
  • Drinking water hose
  • Sewer hose
  • Sewer kit
  • Surge protector
  • Water pressure regulator
  • Leveling blocks
  • Tire pressure gauge
  • Wheel chocks
  • Electrical and duct tape
  • Extra motor oil and transmission fluid
  • Battery jumper cables
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Pocket knife

Kitchen Essentials

  • Dishes, cups, mugs, silverware
  • Pots, pans, skillets, cooking utensils
  • Cutting board, knife
  • Grill and fuel
  • Can and bottle openers
  • Trash bags
  • Paper towel
  • Ziploc bags, Tupperware
  • Cooler
  • Aluminum foil
  • Lighter, matches
  • Dish soap, sponge
  • Water
  • Non-perishable foods such as canned foods, beans, soup, etc
  • Condiments
  • Salt, pepper, spices
  • Grill meats
  • Cereal
  • Butter or margarine
  • Oil or cooking spray
  • Vegetables and fruits
  • Drink mixes. Try out one of our delicious Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix recipes!
  • S’more supplies
  • Snacks!!!

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Living Essentials

  • Cash, cards
  • Bedding, sheets, pillows, blankets, sleeping bags
  • Towels (bath and beach)
  • RV toilet paper
  • Personal electronics and chargers
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Camera, phone
  • Laundry bag

Clothing Essentials

  • Warm and cold weather clothes
  • Rain gear
  • Shoes, sandals, hiking boots
  • Bathing suit
  • Jackets and sweaters
  • Socks, underwear
  • Warm PJ’s
  • Hats, gloves
  • Sunglasses

Personal Essentials & Toiletries

  • Toothbrush, toothpaste
  • Haircare products, brush, ties, etc
  • Shampoo, conditioner
  • Soap
  • Deoderant
  • Shaving kit
  • Body/face lotion
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray
  • Medications, prescriptions
  • Glasses, contact lenses
  • Nail clippers

Camping Essentials & Activities

  • Camping furniture, folding chairs
  • Citronella candles or bug spray
  • Firewood or propane
  • Saw or hatchet
  • Outdoor and indoor games and activities
  • Playing cards
  • Sports equipment
  • Frisbee
  • Fishing gear
  • Binoculars
  • Books and magazines
  • Radio
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Pet Essentials

  • Pet food, treats, water
  • Food and water bowls
  • Leash, harness
  • Bed, blanket
  • Toys
  • Towel
  • Doo-doo bags

Before you leave home, be sure to balance your load – and don’t overpack! Consult the weight label on your RV for more information on your unit’s weight restrictions.

Everyone has their personal favorites and must-haves that they can’t survive without, so feel free to add or omit items on your list!

Thank you for reading and let us know if you think we missed any important items from our RV essentials list.