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Get This Packing List Before Hitting the Road with Your RV

Posted on Jun 21, 2019

When you are planning your RV vacation, you probably spend a lot of time considering the road trip itinerary and weighing the merits of the various RV rental vehicles. However, once you have nailed down all the bigger details, you need to worry about all the fine tuning details such as what to pack in the RV.

This RV travel checklist will help you create the absolute perfect RV vacation, no matter where you are road tripping!

Personal Items

These are the things that each person will need to bring along. Most of them will be very necessary should you run into any trouble along the way.

  • Emergency contact information
  • Cash and credit cards
  • Cell phones and charger
  • Identification or passport 

General Equipment

This is the equipment you will need if you plan on doing any camping while you are on your road trip. If you plan to visit any of the national parks on your travels, you will want this general equipment RV travel checklist.

  • Sunscreen, bug spray, sunglasses
  • Folding knife
  • Map, compass, and/or GPS
  • Hand crank weather radio
  • Emergency whistle 
  • First aid kit
  • Binoculars
  • Backpack
  • Flashlights with extra batteries
  • Lanterns
  • Sleeping bags
  • Firewood cutting tools
  • Flint or lighter

Clothing Items

In the rush to get all of the emergency equipment and camping stuff into the RV, you can easily forget to pack your clothes. Use this checklist to ensure that you have proper clothes to wear during your trip.

  • Warm weather clothes and/or cold weather clothes
  • Undergarments
  • Sleepwear
  • Hats and gloves
  • Rain Gear
  • Swimsuit
  • Shoes and socks
  • Hiking boots

Personal Hygiene Products

You will definitely want to check your personal hygiene RV travel checklist twice. 

  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Body soap and face wash
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Deodorant
  • Shaving kit
  • Comb and/or brush
  • Contact lenses and solution
  • Prescription eyeglasses
  • Handheld Mirror
  • Makeup 
  • Toilet paper
  • Bath towels
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Prescription medications

Kitchen Items

When renting your RV, you will want to inquire about the kitchen facilities onboard. You may not need all of these items that are listed as some may be redundant or unneeded.

  • Meal plan and/or recipes
  • Groceries
  • Drinking water
  • Utensils
  • Cookware
  • Dishes
  • Pots and pans
  • Skillets
  • Drinking glasses or cups
  • Coffee maker or French press
  • Oven mitts
  • Containers to keep animals out of your food supply
  • Ice
  • Foil
  • Dishwashing liquid and sponge 
  • Trash bags
  • Pet Needs

If you are bringing your four-legged family member along for the ride, you will need to ensure that you have the necessary items to care for your animal.

  • Pet food
  • Treats
  • Water and food bowls
  • Pet toys
  • Leash and/or harness
  • Waste bags
  • Pet bed
  • Towel for drying off a wet pet

Expedition Motor Homes want you to have a glorious road trip in your rental RV which is why we have created this RV travel checklist. Make sure that you have all the necessary items, and your vehicle can truly feel like a home away from home. Get out there and explore, the open road is waiting!

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