RV Tips and Tricks

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RV Tips and Tricks

RV Tips and Tricks

There are so many RV tips and tricks to make your RV Adventure easier, so we have compiled a list of them on this page to hopefully make your next trip just a little bit easier and more enjoyable. Please share your thoughts and helpful Tips and Tricks that we may have missed. I will also give some reviews of popular must have RV accessories, Camping accessories and RV camping hacks.

So lets start out by planning you trip, where are you going and what services are available along the way and once you arrive. Another thing you need to make sure the place your going can accommodate your RV, what type of roads will you be traveling on and the weather conditions. 

So now that we know where you are going, how long you are staying and what is available once you get there you can decide what you will need to bring with. Food and Drinks, Clothing, Emergency Road Kit, First Aid Kit, Etc. I recommend using a Check List so that you do not forget something that may affect the success of your trip. Please see a sample Check List and recommended Kits in case of emergency.   

I use a checklist I found on localadventurer.com, you can adapt this list to fit your needs but it’s a good starting point. Also you can click on most of these items for our best pick, where to buy and pricing. 

ULTIMATE RV CHECKLIST: EVERYTHING YOU NEED FOR YOUR RV

Bed

☐ Blanket
☐ Sheets
☐ Pillow
☐ Pillow Cases

Bath

☐ RV Toilet Paper
☐ Microfiber Towels
☐ Hand Soap (Biodegradable Soap)

Kitchen

☐ Camping Enamel Dinnerware Set (Bowls + Plates + Mugs)
☐ Camping Flatware (13pcs Family Set with Travel Case)
☐ Aluminum Foil
☐ Can Opener
☐ Nesting Plastic Food Containers
☐ Cooking Pot/Pan (Cast Iron in case you want to use over fire)
☐ Corkscrew/Bottle Opener
☐ Stainless Steel Cups
☐ Knife Set
☐ Long Lighter (for the oven pilot light and campfire)
☐ Scissors
☐ Pot Holders
☐ Spatula
☐ Sponges
☐ Strainer
☐ Tongs
☐ Trash Bags
☐ Ziplock Bags
☐ Dish Detergent

Cleaning / Organization

☐ Wet Wipes (we use these every day!!)
☐ Plastic Containers for Organization
☐ Velcro (you will find a million uses for this)
☐ Bungee Cables (keeps drawers extra secure when driving)
☐ Level
☐ Swiffer Sweep + Vac (awesome for small spaces!)
☐ Broom and Dust Pan
☐ All Purpose Cleaner
☐ Scrubba Portable Laundry System

Car + Outside the RV

☐ Flashlight
☐ Jumper Cables
☐ Hammer, Screw Driver, Toolset
☐ Road Map (these always remind me of our family road trips)
☐ Chocks
☐ RV Water Filter
☐ Leveling Blocks
☐ Heavy Duty Sewer Hose
☐ Sewer Hose Support (some states require it)
☐ 45 Degree Sewer Hose Adapter
☐ Extra Drinking Water Hose

☐ Tire Pressure Gauge 

 

 

Toiletries

☐ Shampoo
☐ Conditioner
☐ Dr. Bronners Magic Soap (I use it as body wash but it has 18-in-1 uses)
☐ Toothbrush
☐ Toothpaste
☐ Floss
☐ First Aid Kit
☐ Q-tips
☐ Cotton Balls
☐ Sunblock
☐ Lotion (love using this one my friend Hsiao got me)
☐ Dry Shampoo (if we are boon docking and we really need to conserve water)
☐ Nail Clippers
☐ Makeup (I like to use travel sets to keep things minimal)
☐ Makeup Remover Sheets
☐ Travel Hair Dryer

For the Pets

☐ Litter Box with Lid
☐ Pet waste bags
☐ Pet Food
☐ Collapsible Food + Water Bowls
☐ Harnesses
☐ U-Pet Carriers 

Patio Setup

☐ Lounge / Patio Chairs
☐ Nemo Puffin Blanket
☐ Outdoor Rug 
☐ Side Table

Optional Things We Like to Have

☐ Portable Generator 
☐ Surge Protector 
☐ Water Pressure Regulator 
☐ Nice Candles (bug repellent)

☐ Backpacking Gear
☐ Outside Gas Griddle

☐ Reader Glasses (check these out)

Emergency Tool Set