Much of what you’ll need to pack in your RV depends on who will be camping, how much space you have available, and where you plan to go. A family with young children will have different needs than a retired couple or a group of friends who are camping together. There are some basics that will benefit most campers to have onboard the RV. You can decide what will work best for you.
Personal – Keep a list of your credit cards and bank accounts, along with phone numbers to contact if you have a problem with any of them. Cell phone chargers, and extra set of keys, and prescription medication should be packed as well.
Kitchen – It’s funny, but you’ll need just about everything you use at home. Make sure you have enough dishes, glasses, coffee cups, and silverware for your group. A cutting board, cooking utensils, meat thermometer, can opener, cork screw, toaster, coffee pot, water jug, storage containers, plastic bags, table cloth, and measuring spoons will all get used while you are camping.
Bedding – You should bring more bedding than you think you’ll need. Sheets, blankets, pillows, sleeping bags, and favorite stuffed animals for the kids. You’ll probably find that you use blankets and sleeping bags for sitting on the ground or and you’ll need more than just what goes on the bed.
Tools – They are heavy so you want to be careful and bring what is really necessary. In addition to your wrenches, screwdrivers, hammer, and pliers, pack up some duct tape, a pocket knife, jumper cables, motor oil, fuses, light bulbs, and tire pressure guage.
Miscellaneous – You’ll probably find a need for bungee cords, power adapters, a tarp, eyeglass repair kits, extension cords, pens and pencils, rope, nails, water hose.
These are some of the things we see used all the time when campers are staying at Beaver Trails. We hope this got your thinking cap working and you’re able to pack the things you’ll need to make your camping trip a big success.