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What do you need to equip an RV for your first trip?

What do you need to equip an RV for your first trip?

Here is a list of items that we've found are helpful to have in a RV, travel trailer, and/or 5th-wheel. It includes those items that you can permanently keep in your rig, items that are consumable and likely will need to be replaced periodically, and items you will need to pack and bring each trip. Plus, I've included a list of some last minute RV checks before you start your trip.

I've also included a link below that will provide you with a printable version of this list.

Permanent Items

Recreational

Beach blanket

Camp chairs

Backpack for day hikes

Board games and cards

Pocket knives

DVDs

Water bottles

Journal to document trip

Clothes/towel drying rack

River tubes

Boogie boards

Corn hole game

Slingshot

BB guns

Bow and arrows/target

Campfire

Matches

Fireplace gloves

Fire poker

Grill grate

Plastic storage bin to hold firewood and supplies

Campfire pie irons

Marshmallow sticks

Tools

Work gloves

Tool box

Rubber mallet

Box cutter

Needlenose pliers

Sharpie

Scissors

Reflector tape for sharp corners and overhangs

Multi-driver (phillips, flathead, square torque driver, etc.)

Emergency LED flares

Torque wrench for wheel lugs

Necessary wrenches and sockets

Socket wrench

Flashlight

Headlamps

Mounting and parking trailer

Hitch and associated parts

Blocks of wood to raise trailer tongue

Leveling devices (e.g., ramps and blocks)

Stick-on bubble levels

Toiletries

Suntan lotion

Bug spray

First Aid supplies:

·      Neosporin

·      Band aids

·      Pain reliever (child and adult)

·      Bug bite treatment

·      Benadryl (for allergic reactions)

Brushes

Toothbrushes

Toothbrush holder

Hand soap dispenser

Cleaning supplies

Broom and dustpan

Glass cleaner

Disinfecting wipes

Kitchen/bathroom cleaners

Floor cleaner (e.g., Swiffer)

Pet supplies

Pet bed

Food and water bowls

Plastic container to store food

Drinking water

Fresh water connection hoses (short and long)

Inline water filter for hose

Water flow regulator

Teflon plumber's tape

Plastic storage bin to hold water hoses and related items

Sewer water

Sewer dump hose

Sewer elbow

Sewer hose support

Nitrile disposable gloves

Toilet treatment liquid

Plastic storage bin to hold sewer-related items

Electric

RV power cord

Converter from RV plug to house outlet

Coaxial cable (to hook up cable TV, if you so desire)

Extension cord

Fun, decorative trailer lights

Plastic storage container to hold electricity-related items

Generator (optional, but may be a necessity if you plan to stay in hot locations without electricity)

Kitchen supplies

Pots and pans

Griddle

Baking dishes

Small cookie sheets

Leftover food storage containers

Silverware

Steak knives

Chef knives

Plates

Bowls

Cups and mugs

Napkin holder

Wooden spoons

Salt and pepper shakers

Ice cube tray

Dish drying rack

Coffee pot

Toaster

Table cloth for picnic table

Dutch oven

Household trash can

Optional kitchen supplies

Plastic cover to cover food in microwave oven

Olive oil bottle

Garlic press

Cheese slicer

Iron skillet

Avocado peeler

Cooking spray

Linens

Floor mats for inside doors

Large outside ground mat

Bath towels

Hand towels

Wash cloths

Dish towels

Dish cloths

Beach towels

Sheets

Mattress covers

Pillows

Pillowcases

Blankets/comforters

Hangers

Bathroom rug

 

Consumable items

Shaving cream

Shampoo/conditioner

Razors

Bath soap

Hand soap

Toothpaste

Bathroom spray

Firewood

Kindling

Newspaper to build fire

RV toilet treatment liquid

Plastic silverware

Paper plates

Paper bowls

Paper towels

Plastic cups

Straws

Napkins

Coffee filters

Dishwashing soap

Pet food

Garbage bags

RV toilet paper

Items to Gather for Each Trip

Possible fun items

Glow sticks

Firecracker poppers

Bubbles

Food suggestions

Marshmallows

Graham crackers

Chocolate bars

Ice

RV checks

Turn on fridge

Fill propane tanks

Check torque on wheel lugs

Check air in RV tires

Reservation confirmation

Proof of insurance for the RV

Registration for the RV

Trailer keys

Pet leash

Pet poop bags

Toiletries

Medications

Camera

Portable devices and plugs

Sunglasses/glasses

Books/reading material

Kids’ toys, blankets, lovies

Clothing items to consider

Rain coats

Hats

Printable List

 

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