Is Your RV Adventure-Ready? We Made a Checklist Just For You

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Start the packing process now so you’ll have less to worry about.

We put together a list of essentials so you’re always ready for an extended road trip in your trusty RV. Stay stocked with basic supplies, non-perishable foods, blankets, guides – and you’ll always be adventure-ready. This is your first step to feeling free, opening up to capricious whims and having the freedom to enjoy the open road.

Check It Off Your List

  • Map + GPS
  • Cellphone + Chargers
  • Batteries
  • Heavy-duty extension cords
  • Headlamp
  • Camera
  • First-aid kit
  • Gloves (for those dirty jobs)
  • Towels
  • Lawn chairs + table
  • Grill + fuel
  • Bottle opener + can opener
  • Pots + pans
  • Dishware + cooking utensils
  • Canned foods + Seasonings
  • Trash bags
  • Matches + lighter
  • Ax for firewood
  • Flashlights + lanterns
  • Binoculars

  • Games (cards, board games)
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Jackets + raincoats
  • Umbrella
  • Travel Guides
  • Nature field guides
  • Pillows + sheets
  • Picnic Blanket + Basket
  • Soap + sanitizer
  • Toiletries
  • Biodegradable toilet paper + wipes
  • Toolbox
  • Sports equipment (tennis, fishing)
  • Rope + bungee cord/tie-downs
  • Shovel (foldable)
  • Adapters for 30 amp + 50 amp outlets
  • Wooden leveling blocks
  • Water hose (white potable water type)
  • Road flares

Checks & Balances

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Once you have everything you need, consult the weight label on your RV to make sure you balance your RV’s load. With careful preparation, you will find the packing experience a pleasant one. Fasten all items and pack cabinets very tightly so that when the RV is in motion, your items won’t fall all over the place.  Now you’re ready to push back with peace of mind – and venture forth. Once out there, know maintaining your RV is key. Give her a good cleaning when the time is right. Steam clean the carpet and launder all clothing items, blankets, and towels. Clean all drawers, the furnace, AC, and fan filters and replace anything used on your last jaunt. W

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