So you finally stepped up your camping game and got an RV! No more pitching tents and sleeping on the ground! Everything is going to be simple and easy now, right?
Wrong. Just because you’re sleeping in an RV doesn’t mean that you can set out on a cross-country adventure without preparing.
Before you set out on your first RV adventure, you need to put together an RV camping checklist. Luckily we’ve done the hard work for you. Check out our essentials below.
Just because you’re going to be traveling and sleeping in an RV doesn’t mean that you’re going to be spending all of your time in it.
There are a lot of outdoor essentials that you need for any camping trip that still hold true on an RV trip. You’re going to need sunscreen, bug spray, first aid kit, and water bottles. If you’re bringing along your tent, pack it in your RV.
In addition, you’re going to want some things specific for an RV. You’ll want an outdoor rug to set outside when you’re parked, so as not to track dirt all over your pretty new camper.
Also, camping chairs and a portable table are a must. Just because you can sit and eat inside your RV doesn’t mean you’re going to want to.
Bed & Bath Essentials
Having an RV allows for an upgraded sense of comfort on your next trip. It also means that you have a lot more to pack to maintain that level of comfort.
Make sure to bring sheets, pillows, and blankets for your bed. It may seem obvious, but for new RV owners, it might not come naturally.
You also have to make sure to stock your RV bathroom with essentials such as toilet paper, toilet cleaner, soap, and spray.
And of course, you won’t want to forget all of your essential toiletries. Toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo and soap, deodorant, anything you would use at home to keep yourself feeling fresh you should bring with you on an RV trip. After all, you have plenty of extra space for storage now, might as well take advantage of it!
Safety / Maintenance Essentials For Your RV Camping Checklist
Having an RV means that you have the freedom to drive anywhere and camp many places you wouldn’t be able to otherwise. It also presents a whole lot of new things that could go wrong that you need to prepare for.
Be sure to bring flashlights, road flares, jumper cables, extension cables, a fire extinguisher, and anything you would carry for an emergency situation with your car.
One important thing that is often overlooked is powered portable solar power. You’re not going to be able to plug in your RV power everywhere, and gas can get expensive. Solar power is always available and will save you money and if you run out of gas could save your entire trip.
Ready to RV? Here’s What’s Next
Now that you have your RV camping checklist and you’re prepared for your ultimate RV adventure we hope you keep reading our blog while you’re on the road.
We have plenty of travel trips, from exotic locations you’ll have to ditch the RV to get to, to beautiful beaches you can roll up to and camp in style. Travel safe and have fun!