First RV Trip? Are You Well-prepared?

June 13,2024

It’s thrilling to get behind the wheel as a first-time RVer, whether you just bought your first RV or you are renting one for the first time. We’ve put together some pointers on how to pack your RV properly for the open road ahead, so you can take in all the breathtaking vistas in comfort. We’ve all been on a trip, checked into hotels and furthermore, gone through situations of missing out on essentials while packing. To have a smooth holiday, you need to put a plan in place.  A to-do list will assist you in efficiently planning it.

What to Pack?

Before we get started, it’s worth noting that most dealerships will dress your RV with basics for an additional fee, so you don’t have to go through the hassle of preparing it yourself. Ask your dealer about different options.

A number of these items may or may not be relevant depending on where you want to camp and the type of RV you’ll be driving:

  • Important Documents
  • Emergency Road Kit
  • Water Hose
  • Sewer Kit
  • Generator 
  • Fire Extinguisher

Kitchen Packing List

Hiking, sightseeing, motorcycling, and other activities are all possibilities. Good cuisine will provide you with the energy you need to take on any journey. It’s also a terrific opportunity to spend time with loved ones or friends while bonding. You need the ingredients in order to cook your favourite meal. 

  • Utensils
  • Cookware
  • Pots and pans

List for a Sound Sleep

Make your RV as comfortable as you can for a sound sleep at night. And to smoothen that process, put it in an Excel sheet.

  • Sheets and pillowcases
  • Pillows
  • Blankets or sleeping bags
  • Towels

List of Clothes

Considering your plan and the time of year, you’ll need different items on the road. You’ll also want to pack clothes that can be worn both outside and inside the RV. Look for clothing that will keep you warm and cool, comfortable, and safe from the elements. Consider how you would prepare for a vacation and build a packing list based on that. A look at the weather forecast and a planned list help you begin, but depending on where you’re going, you’ll know what to wear:

  • Base Layer
  • Shoes 
  • Jacket 
  • Socks
  • Hat

Your Belongings

You must pack your own stuff in accordance with your requirements.  If you’re travelling with someone else, consider sharing stuff to conserve room. This is a useful checklist to follow in general to ensure you bring everything you need:

  • Tooth Brush
  • Conditioner and shampoo
  • Sunblock
  • Moisturizer 
  • Soap
  • Perfume 
  • Bug Spray

Outdoor Equipment

If you enjoy being outside, bringing some camping gear will ensure that you are prepared for everything.

  • Camping Chairs
  • Canopy
  • GPS 
  • Hydration pack

To have a planned holiday, lists come in handy. Want to make this first trip happen? Connect with Vision R.V.