RV Packing List for families

RV Packing List for Families

 Knowing what to bring on your family RV trip can make or break the experience.  Forgetting an essential item can leave you rushing off to find it somewhere (which isn’t always easy in cottage country) or sadly going without it.

Don’t let that happen to you!  Here is a great list of items to get you started.  After this list, everything else is just bonus:

  1. Clothes (remember layers like sweatpants, long sleeves, warmer PJs, socks)
  2. Personal items (toothbrush, toothpaste, soap etc)
  3. Footwear: water shoes, running shoes, rain boots, hiking footwear, flip flops/slides
  4. Wash basin for dishes (similar to a dish drying rack)
  5. Dish soap, sponge or scrub brush
  6. Broom to sweep
  7. Exterior rug to set up exterior living space
  8. Picnic table cover (waterproof tablecloth)
  9. Folding chairs (chairs for outside RV/around fire pit)
  10. Grill for fire pit
  11. Charcoal, fire starter, kindle/wood, matches
  12. Flashlights & batteries
  13. Bug spray & after bite
  14. First aid kit
  15. Exterior bug deterrent (candles or infrared)
  16. Pots & frying pan (if you don’t have kitchen ware included)
  17. Toaster
  18. Sharp knives for carving and cutting
  19. Dish cloths and drying cloths (if not provided)
  20. Disinfectant wipes
  21. Bedding, pillows, towels and linen (if not provided)
  22. Extra chargers for phones and any electronic devices
  23. DVDs if RV comes equipped with DVD player
  24. Board games, rainy day activities (Play-doh, kinetic sand, puzzles)
  25. Kids travel potty (if traveling with toddlers)


Note: if you’re traveling with an infant, you will need to adjust this list accordingly.  The key is to make sure you have enough outdoor accessories to make the exterior of the RV enjoyable.  Bring a large outdoor rug, chairs, a play-pen, bikes, helmets etc.

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