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Essential Things for Your RV Trip

Posted on Sep 03, 2019

So you’ve done it. You’ve decided to embark on an RV vacation with your family or close buddies, but you’re unsure of what you might want or even need, once you set out to hit the road. Maybe this is also you’re first time take a camper van, and you’re lost as to what this trip might demand of you. If this is the case, we’ve got you covered. Perhaps you’ve already read our other blog about what not to bring on your RV expedition, but now we’ll give you some information on what you absolutely should not leave without. Below is a compilation of pure essentials for your camper van vacation.

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You might want to bring a different set of items for your trip based on whether you’re camping out, sleeping in, or what your surroundings will be during the trip. However, there are certain things that you’ll want, no matter what the nature of your vacation is. This includes stuff like a first aid kit, toiletries, a few changes of clothes, and other bare minimums. For the RV itself you’ll want to bring bedding (pillow covers, sheets, blankets), some general cleaning supplies, personal electronics or other methods of entertainment, and indeed any medications you might depend on.RV bathrooms also require some special toilet chemicals as well as camper friendly toilet paper. Hinging on how well your RV is outfitted you may also want to bring Wifi booster, auxiliary cable or other necessary equipment to keep your TV up and running and last but not least, the all critical sewer hose. These items will ensure that you have the fundamental necessities you need while on the road.

Kitchen Supplies

Unless you want to pay through the nose, eating out every single day, cooking will become an integral part of your RV experience, so it’s crucial to have the tools to do it well. You’ll want to bring dishes, cups, and silverware to eat with, but you don’t want to forget niche items which can be extremely useful like a can opener or bottle opener. Other critical items include a cutting board with a couple of knives, all necessary coffee preparation items and most importantly, some paper towels and napkins to keep it clean.

Camping Must-Haves

If you plan to do some actual camping while you’re out on the road, there are some things you’ll want to bring along even in addition to the above necessities. To spend quality time around the campfire, it’s great to have some folding chairs or the like, and you may also want some exterior LED lighting to allow you to see and spend time outside during the night. Also useful is some kind of outdoor ground covering for under the awning of your RV and a heavy tarp can usually work for this. Finally, you’ll absolutely want some form of bug repellent to keep the pesky mosquitoes off you and your loved ones while you tackle the great outdoors.

While these are the essentials, they really only touch on the minimum of what you should bring on your RV trip. Make sure you have everything with you before your trip to make it a truly worthwhile experience.


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