RV Checklists for camping or traveling

Rv Checklists you need for your camping trip

rv checklist

Are you planning on going RV camping? And you are clueless regarding what things you will need to drag along and what things you will actually need during the journey? Doing things without careful thought and an rv checklist can cause problems. Nobody wants to leave for a road trip and not have the essentials. Here’s some help for you.

RV Essentials:

Every first time rver will have doubts in the back of their mind about having all the necessary items they need to bring on a trip.

  • Electrical adapters
  • Generator
  • Surge protector
  • Wheel chocks
  • RV-friendly toilet paper
  • Sewer kit
  • Toilet chemicals
  • Drinking water hose
  • Leveling blocks
  • Water pressure regulator
  • Extension chords
  • Shovel
  • Battery jumper cables
  • Tire pressure gauge
  • Extra cotter pins
  • Extra motor oil and transmission fluid
  • Electrical and duct tape
  • Emergency road kit
  • Fire extinguisher

Bathroom and Personal checklist items

rv bathroom checklist items

Whenever you plan on going on a trip, it is always easy to forget the simple things. Simple things like Deodorant and toothbrushes. Below you will find all you need to bring for your bathroom.

  • Towels
  • Laundry soap
  • Tissues, bathroom tissue
  • Short handled broom and dustpan
  • Short handled mop with bucket
  • Rags and shop towels
  • Large and small garbage bags
  • Dish cloth, towels, scrub pad
  • Plastic washing bin
  • Soap, shampoo, dish soap, laundry soap
  • Cleaning solution
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hand wipes
  • Medications and prescriptions
  • Contact lenses or glasses
  • Deodorant
  • Floss
  • Tooth Brush and Tooth Paste
  • Lotion
  • Makeup
  • Bug Spray
  • Nail Clippers
  • Sunscreen
  • Brush
  • Comb
  • Razor

Checklist you need for campfires and cooking

While out camping or in your rv, you will most definitely need to prepare food. Who wants to go camping then have to go buy dinner at a restaurant?

cooking utensils
  • Cooking utensils
  • Pans and pots
  • Coffee pot, teapot
  • Firewood
  • Skewers
  • cooler
  • Timer
  • Plastic bags
  • Hand Towels
  • Gloves
  • Oven mitts, pot holders
  • Table cloths
  • Portable Propane Gas Grill , camp stove, grill for campfire cooking
  • Fuel for BBQ, stove, charcoal
  • Plates
  • Mugs
  • Cups
  • Firestarter, fat sticks
  • Long handled lighter, matches
  • Any type of newspaper
  • Weiner sticks, popcorn popper
  • Other campfire cooking tools
  • Knives
  • Spoon
  • Toothpicks

Clothing items

clothing items

If you are travelling alone, packing the right clothes will be easy as you know which clothes will make you comfortable. If travelling with family, have everyone choose which clothes they would like to bring, then add a few more.

  • Dress shirts
  • Casual shirts
  • Jeans
  • Pants
  • Underwear
  • Socks/stockings
  • Undershirts/bras
  • Sleepwear
  • T-shirts
  • Shorts
  • Dresses
  • Gloves
  • Scarves
  • Umbrella
  • Laundry kit
  • Laundry bag
  • Skirts
  • Sweaters/sweatshirts
  • Bathing Suits
  • Clothes Hangers
  • Jackets
  • Rainwear
  • Wallet
  • Purses
  • Cover-ups
  • Swimsuits
  • Coats
  • Hats
  • Leisure shoes
  • Sandals or flip-flops
  • Belts
  • Ties
  • Athletic shoes for hiking
  • Snow/rain boots
  • Dress shoes
  • Jewelry

These Miscellaneous items will make your checklist complete

laptop cellphone and sd cards

These items are those that you will mostly need for entertainment or something to help pass the time. A cellphone is also needed on case of an emergency.

  • Cell phone
  • memory card
  • List of medications
  • Emergency contacts
  • Laptop/tablet
  • Electronics chargers
  • Voltage adapter

Checklist for first aid

sewing kid with Band-aids and pills

Everyone who travels should have some sort of first aid kit. Simple cuts and bruises can be taken care of with some band-aids and alcohol.

  • First Aid Kit
  • Antibacterial wipes/gel
  • Bug Repellant
  • Prescription Medication
  • Travel-size Tissue Packet
  • Digestion Tablets
  • Upset Stomach Medication
  • Allergy Pills
  • Contact Solution
  • Pain Relievers
  • Band-aids
  • Alcohol
  • Motion Sickness Tablets
  • Travel Size Sewing Kit

Checklist items for game time

cards and board games
  • Cards
  • Horseshoes, Pin The Tail On The Donkey
  • Puzzles
  • Boardgames
  • Frisbee

Camping Gear

sleeping bag, fire wood and tent
  • Tent
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Cook Station or grill
  • Fire Starter
  • Lint
  • Wood and a hatchet
  • Compass
  • GPS


An rv checklist is a must have if you want to enjoy yourself while on the road. An rv checklist will make life much easier and keep you on the road longer rather than having to stop too often.

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