There’s a lot of inventory to take when you embark on a camping trip. Fortunately for you – you have found the best RV camping must haves to take on your journey. I wouldn’t know what I would do if I forgot any of the items mentioned below.
There are a lot of essential items that you should consider taking on your next RV trip, and typically most RVs don’t even come with these.
The must haves I have outlined are from my own personal experiences only and something I recommend for anyone else that loves RVing to use as well.
(1) Felt-Covered Clothes Hangers
Take full advantage of closet space by adding clothes hangers inside for extra space for your clothes, while stopping your clothes and garments falling on the floor while driving.
However, plastic ones won’t work, felt-covered hangers will have your clothes clinging to them.
(2) Plastic Storage Box
These are an amazing additional storage space, something you don’t want to forget. Keep these in your RV at all times.
Label your containers as follows:
- Toiletries and make-up
- Clothes (just in case you run out of space in your closet)
- Socks and underwear
- Additional food/food items
Pro tip – Fold and roll your clothes up and place them in the box, minimizing the amount of space used allowing you to have more room for extra items.
(3) Food Preparation Tools
You may cook inside your RV sometimes, but I have found that cooking outside has become more of a usual task and it seems 90% true for all other travelers I see doing as well.
Cooking tools – Make sure you get yourself cooking tools designed for outdoor use, but still small enough to function inside when you decide to do some midnight cooking 🙂
Ziploc bags – Such a great way to use for storing items in the freezer, put liquid in them and they will lay flat. This will also make room for more ice cream 🙂
(4) Portable Ladder
There are a wide range of RV travelers that have an extra (portable) ladder strapped to the built-in one. There are so many ways you can use an extra ladder.
Reasons to use:
- Reaching for a low-hanging branch that’s rubbing up against your RV
- Tying your dogs run rope high enough for your dog not to interfere with people walking by
- Unjamming your awning (don’t ask, but it happened a few times lol)
(5) Entertainment Accessories
Coaxial Cable – Most campgrounds will provide paid services such as cable for you at no additional cost. Take full advantage of this by getting a decent antenna such as a coaxial cable so you can actually make the connection.
DVD player/movies – I hope you plan on bringing a DVD player and a bunch of movies with you. It’s a lot easier to lose your TV signal now that most of the country has switched to digital.
Radio – Oldie but a goodie, get one to sit on the picnic table for some sweet background music while your chilling back in your hammock sipping on gin and juice.
Make sure you get a NOAA weather alert radio also, you need to be constantly aware of sudden weather changes, because tornadoes are a real threat.
(6) Carry-out Shopping Bags
Often underestimated, these bags are the perfect size to put your trash in and easy enough to throw out in the nearest rubbish bin such as fuel station or rest area. Make sure you keep a bunch of them stored away but easy enough simple access.
(7) RV Rugs
I don’t know how many times I refused to purchase a rug thinking that they’re worthless and a waste of money. But after multiple outings and many seasons later, I realized that outdoor RV rugs are a must have and definitely good for keeping dirt, mud and forest duff out of your camper.
They also add a wonderful touch to your area giving you that final color you’ve been looking for!
(8) Lightweight Vacuum Cleaner
It’s ideal to keep your RV clean (don’t think you can get out of cleaning just because you’re on vacation), make this easier by getting a lightweight vacuum cleaner to help keep your pride and joy free of dust and dirt.
The Dirt Devil Lightweight Bagless Stick is highly recommended!
(9) Indoor/Outdoor Thermostat
Ever woken up, looked outside and got dressed thinking you’re all ready for the day, only to jump outside and feel a blast of heat-wave causing you to run back into your RV? I have and it’s a huge time waster.
Avoid my mistakes by getting a thermostat, placing it by the door and checking it every morning so you know exactly what you need to wear 🙂
(10) Outdoor Must Haves
Here is a list of everything you need while your outdoors:
- Bug spray – Keep those annoying mosquitoes away from you so you can enjoy the outdoors in peace
- Glow-in-the-dark frisbee – Something I can’t believe it didn’t get early. Do you know how much fun these are when the suns going down? Definitely a must have. Get yours here!
- Bikes – If you haven’t taken a bike and ridden around in the rough terrain then you’re missing out – extremely fun
- Walkie Talkies – Fun and helpful to use when you’re all out exploring the great outdoors. A good safety item to use as well
Conclusion – Should You Get Any Of These?
Whether you’re going to a remote location for an outdoor adventure, or you plan on staying at local campgrounds, I have found that no matter where I was staying, the must haves above have always helped me out no matter where I was.
What can’t you leave without when you go on vacation?
Let me know in the comments below 🙂