Rving is a great way to travel as you get to take your trip at your own pace. You can plan out a fantastic route filled with great spots or even plan a simple beach getaway. This is what draws many traveling enthusiasts to this distinct way of making trips: it’s all up to you. However, if you have never taken a trip on an RV before, you might be scratching your head over what you need to carry. After all, it is not as simple as packing a suitcase and hopping on a plane. An RV is basically a house on wheels and that means your list of traveling equipment or essentials differs in a motorhome.
So, what RV equipment do you require? We have listed some of the essential things you may need in order to make the trip a blast.
First and foremost, let us look at the essentials that you will need for the trip that you might not think about instantly. Of course, you’ll need clothing, toiletries, etc, but you will ideally need dishes, sheets, pillows, towels and more. Luckily, most recreational vehicles come with all these amenities which is a huge convenience.
Recreational vehicles ideally benefit from having mechanical equipment as they are large and relatively complex vehicles. For example, your vehicle’s wastewater holding tank means you will need sewer hoses as connections. You will also need equipment to connect electrical and cable hookups.
It’s ideally important to have an emergency kit on board. This should include simple tools to help you on the roadside if you experience a flat tire, but also warning triangles, road flares, and even first aid supplies.
Now that you know how much stuff goes into an RV trip, let us look at the nitty gritty stuff you should ensure you have on board before embarking on your trip.
- Tools: Hammer, pliers, channel locks, fuse puller, tire gauge, socket set, basic wrenches, an assortment of flat-head screwdrivers.
- RV Kitchen Essentials: Silverware, can opener, dishes, cups, cooking utensils and vessels, paper towels, and napkins,
- RV Outdoor Essentials: Folding chairs and tables, extra LED lights, outdoor ground covering.
- RV Living Essentials: Bedding, window coverings, personal electronics, cleaning supplies, prescription, and preventative meds, books, DVDs and other entertainment items.
These are just some of the RV equipment and essentials that you should have if you want a perfect camping trip, especially for long distant trips.