RV Camping Checklist of essential RV camping items you'll want to take on your RV Vacation

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RV Rental Vacation Personal Camping Checklist

Most RV rental companies provide the basic essentials necessary for a successful RV vacation but you'll have to bring your own personal items to make it as pleasant a possible. Here's a list of essential RV camping items you'll want to consider bringing along. Note, however, this is only a starting point. Use it to make your own list according to your needs and the items supplied by the RV rental company.

Safety and Comfort

  • Battery-operated alarm clock
  • Comfortable, durable bedding
  • Special pillows
  • Duvets and blankets for chilly mountain nights.
  • Towels and washcloths
  • Toilet paper
  • Laundry bags
  • First aid kit
  • Insect repellent
  • sunscreen
  • Green cleaners and washable rags Cleaning
  • Body in refillable containers
  • filling and storage for the next trip!
  • Glasses or contact lenses and accessories
  • Drugs and recipes
  • Cash and credit or debit card
  • Comfortable clothes and shoes suitable for weather and activities
  • Bathing suits
  • Flip-flops for showers and beaches
  • Reusable shopping bags for food, recyclables
  • Outdoor chairs

Personal Items Worth Taking Along

  • mp3 player
  • Mobile phone cards and calling cards
  • Laptop Wireless Computer / Data Card
  • Connector cable for cable TV
  • Camera, accessories and batteries

Keeping the Trip on Track

  • Maps
  • Copies of camping reservations and directions to campgrounds
  • RV rental contract, registration and insurance
  • Health insurance information
  • Prescriptions

RV Safety and Maintenance

  • Roadside Assistance Identification and Contact
  • Good flashlight
  • Toolbox with basic home and car maintenance tools
  • Tire pressure gauge
  • Jumper cables or Jump Starter
  • Fresh water hoses
  • Sewer hose
  • Rubber gloves for handling waste water hoses
  • A large roll of duct tape
  • Heavy-duty extension cords (at least 25 "long)

Kitchen Items

  • Favorite spices and condiments
  • Basic kitchen utensils.... can opener, stirring and serving spoons, spatulas, coffee scoop, knife and chopping board
  • Small number of pots and pans, pan, pot, great for chili, pasta pan
  • Aluminum foil, paper towels, garbage bags
  • Tea towels
  • Plastic, washable tablecloth for picnic tables
  • Laundry and dishwashing soap
  • Plastic pail with lid for dirty dishes, kitchen utensils
  • Dishes, flatware and cups etc.
  • Food storage containers
  • Food and beverages
  • Snack foods
  • Coffee, tea bags, coffee, creamer, sweetener
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