February 10, 2020

No matter how often you travel, packing is always a struggle. Follow this post on how and what to pack for an RV road trip to help make it easier.

If you’re like most people, you probably spend months looking forward to your next RV road trip. Long before the day your trip begins, you might have every detail of what you’ll do planned out, including having the right RV rental. Reading travel blogs, reviews, and getting familiar with the areas you’ll be traveling are all important parts of planning the perfect trip. However, no matter how well you plan in advance, the days before you leave are often stress-filled while you try to get everything done. One of the few downsides of traveling is having to pack. Making sure you have everything you need for your road trip can be difficult and forgetting something important can derail everything.

When you’re packing, having a list made out ahead of time can make it significantly easier to make sure you have what you need. Be sure to check out this guide on how and what to pack the next time you go on an RV road trip.


Toiletries are some of the most important things you need to pack for a trip. While this is important for any trip, it’s especially so for road trips. If you’ve never done an RV road trip before, you might not be aware of the fact that you need to bring RV friendly toilet paper. You’ll also want to pack any shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and toothpaste you normally use.


Road trips are a great time to get the chance to try new foods while you travel, but that doesn’t mean you’ll want to eat out for every meal. Packing RV friendly foods and snacks ensures that you’ll have something to eat if you can’t find a restaurant. By doing this, you can also prevent spending too much during your trip by going out too much. Of course, you’ll also need utensils, plates, bowls, pots, and pans. If you’re going to be cooking at your campsite, you need to be prepared for that as well. This includes bringing along something to start fire, wood, and chairs so you can sit outside.


Even if you’re looking to spend time outdoors, you’ll still need to bring some electronics along with you. Chances are, you probably aren’t reading from a map. You might be using your phone for directions or have a GPS, but either way, you should have this squared away before you leave. Something that can be easy to forget, but is crucial for your road trip, is chargers. Make sure you have the right charger for every device you’re bringing so that you don’t find yourself in the middle of nowhere with no working phone. Flashlights or any other type of portable lights are also important for every RV road trip. You might not think you’ll need them, but extension cords can always come in handy when you’re RVing. If you like to listen to music, audiobooks, or podcasts, everyone will appreciate it if you pack some headphones, too.

Personal Items

If you’re stumped over what types of personal items you need to pack, it can help to think about the things you bring with you every time you leave the house. Most importantly, this includes enough money to last you the entire trip. Clothing is probably one of the things you’ll think to pack first, but be careful about the type of clothing you’re packing. Wearing layers can help keep you prepared for any weather. Clothing can sometimes take up a lot of room, which is why many people recommend rolling clothing, rather than folding, to save space. Some people might also prefer to pack different games to help take up time during the long rides.

Outdoor Gear

For most people, RV road trips are a time for them to get the chance to spend time in nature. Because of this, it’s important that you pack everything you need to stay comfortable outdoors. What you’ll be doing during your road trip can have a huge effect on what you’ll want to bring with you. Even if the weather is supposed to be cloudy during your trip, you always want to have sunscreen close by. Aside from sunburn, one of the most annoying things that can happen when you’re outside for a while is bug bites, especially when you’re deep in the woods. Pack a lot of bug spray or some other repellent to make sure this isn’t something you’ll have to deal with. What you pack for the outdoors will also depend on what your interests are. You might want to pack special equipment for hiking or fishing.

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