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RV Packing Checklist

f you’re planning a trip in your RV, you’re going to want to have a packing checklist complete with all of the essentials. Because we all know that sinking feeling when you realize you forgot something essential like toilet paper or supplies for s’mores. Whether this is your first RV trip or you’re a seasoned pro, it never hurts to make a list and check it twice.

Essential RV Items for Safety and Maintenance Checklist

These are the most basic things you will want to keep in stock to ensure everything operates smoothly and that you have what you need in case of an emergency or if you need to make a quick repair.

Electrical adapters

Sewer kit

Toilet chemicals

Trash/recycling cans and bags

TarpLeveling/wheel blocks

Duct tapeLight bulbs

Tire pressure gauge


Extension cords

Rug for interior and exterior

Phone charger


Fire extinguisher

Road flares



Bungee cords

Road map & campground map

RV manual, insurance & warranty papers, and registrationJumper cables or battery jumper

Motor oil/fluids

Spare fuses

Spare batteries

Portable generator

RagsTool kit

RV Grocery Staples Checklist

Take advantage of the fact that you have the ability to refrigerate items and cook for your family. These are the most basic items, so feel free to be specific and bring the food you and your family loves!

Pancake/waffle batterMaple syrupButter or Cooking oilEggsBread and BunsTortillasPeanut butter & JellyLunch meatsCheeseFruits and vegetablesTrail mix or mixed nutsBeef jerkyCondiments (ketchup, mayo, mustard, hot sauce, bbq sauce etc.)S’mores ingredients (graham crackers, marshmallows, chocolate)Baking items (flour, cornmeal, sugar, etc)Canned foodsSnacks (crackers, pretzels, chips, etc.)Grilling meats (hot dogs, brats, hamburger)Cereal or OatmealBreakfast bars or pop-tartsMilk and JuicePowdered drink mixesSoda or sparkling waterBeer, wine, liquorDrinking waterIce

Kitchen RV Checklist

When you’re traveling in an RV, you do have the option to prepare meals inside rather than only on the campfire, so you won’t want to forget the essential kitchen items.

Glasses, cups, and mugs

Bowls and plates

Forks, knives, spoons

Serving bowl



Bottle/can opener

Pot holders

Cutting boards

Measuring spoons/cups

Vegetable peeler

Pots and pans

Baking sheet

FoilCasserole dish

Dish/hand soap



Spray cleaner

Broom and dustpan


Ziplock bags


Coffee maker

RV Checklist for Clothing and Bedding Items

You will be able to sleep inside your RV at night versus being in a tent, but that doesn’t mean you won’t still want to be prepared with the proper bedding and clothing. Remember, it could rain or the kids might get extra dirty, so bringing a few extras is a good idea!

Rain gear (umbrellas, ponchos, etc.)

Bathing suit

Shoes (sandals, sneakers, hiking shoes, etc.)


Short and long sleeve t-shirts

Pants and shorts

Socks and underwear

Clothing hangers

Sewing kit

Pillows and pillowcases

Sheets and blankets

Laundry detergent

Laundry bag


Bathroom & Personal Items RV Checklist

Since you will likely have access to a toilet, shower, and sink in your RV or at your campsite, you can easily keep up with your personal hygiene routine. So, don’t forget to pack the essential items to keep yourself feeling fresh and clean!

Body wash

Shampoo and conditioner

Shower caddy

Shaving cream and razor





Face and body lotion

Aloe vera gel


Nail clippers

Hair ties

Feminine hygiene products

Hand soap

Toilet cleaner and cleaning brush

Hand sanitizer

RV First Aid Checklist

It’s all fun and games until somebody gets hurt. But hey, that’s life! Be prepared for any scrapes, bruises, or aches and pains with a well-stocked first aid kit for your RV trip.


Rubbing alcohol

Hydrogen peroxide

Pain relievers

Antibiotic ointment


Cotton balls

Cotton swabs



EPI pen

Snakebite kit

Allergy medication

Prescription medications



Instant hot/cold compress

Elastic bandage

Disposable gloves

Outdoor Gear Checklist

While it is important to be prepared for the basics of your RV trip, don’t forget to pack items that will help you and your family have the most fun you can!


Fishing gear (rod, tackle, etc.)


Camping chairs

BinocularsSports gear (baseball with mitt, football, etc.)


Volleyball net and ball

Yard games (horseshoes, corn hole, washers, etc.)

Playing cards

PuzzlesBooks or magazines

Flotation devices and life-jackets

Guitar and hand drums



Bug spray

Citronella candles

Ready to Roll!

Now that you feel confident in what items you need to have on board for your next RV trip you can relax and enjoy the ride! If you still need other RV accessories to travel safely and confidently, check out Blue Ox’s flat towing products such as tow bars, baseplates.


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