February Newsletter

February 23rd, 2023

General Essentials to Pack in an RV
  • Electrical hookup cords
  • Sewer hose
  • Auxiliary cable for TV connection
  • Mobile hotspot for reliable WiFi or other signal boost equipment
  • Emergency kit, just in case — better safe than sorry. This might include simple tools to help on the roadside should you suddenly get a flat tire, but also road flares, warning triangles, and first aid supplies.
  • Tool Kit — Even if you don’t consider yourself especially handy, having a few basic tools on board might help you fix small things in a pinch. A pocket knife, hammer, wrench, and pair of screwdrivers are a good starting point. Duct tape and WD-40 may come in handy as well.
  • RVMinders are a simple, affordable slap-bracelet-style accessory that will keep you from ever driving off without pulling up the leveling blocks or sewer hose again. Talk about a life saver!
RV Living Essentials
  • Clothing for every weather condition (bathing suits, shirts/tanks, sweatshirts, cargos, etc.)
  • Running/ hiking shoes, sandals
  • Bedding including sheets, covers, pillows, and blankets. Sleeping bags can also be beneficial to bring.
  • Window coverings, if your rig doesn’t come with them
  • DVDs, books, or other indoor entertainment items
  • Personal electronics, like laptops and cell phones, cameras, and their chargers
  • Cleaning supplies including sponges, trash bags, hand vacuum, wet mop, etc
  • Space heater or fan
RV Kitchen Essentials
  • Dishes
  • Cups
  • Silverware
  • Bottle opener/ Corkscrew
  • Can opener
  • Cooking utensils and vessels — large spoons, pots, roasting pans, cookie sheets, metal skewers for the campfire (this will depend on what you’re planning to prepare; here are some easy RV-friendly recipes)
  • Cutting board and knives
  • Dish Towels
  • Paper towels and napkins
  • Coffee mugs and coffee
  • Reusable water bottles
  • Extra drinking water — even if you’re going to be camping in a site with full hookups, it’s never a bad idea to have extra potable water on board
  • Other food items, although it can be beneficial to wait until you get to your destination to go shopping. We recommend bringing some non-perishables such as cereal, canned goods, breakfast bars, beef jerky, nuts, and instant cook foods (mashed potatoes, oatmeal, etc)
RV Bathroom Essentials
  • Toiletries — (Hair brush/ ties, toothpaste/ toothbrush, shampoo/ conditioner, body wash, lotion, razor)
  • Prescription and preventative medications; facial tissues
  • Bath and hand towels/ wash cloths
  • RV-friendly toilet paper — Regular toilet paper can easily gum up your RV’s delicate sewer system, resulting in a mess you don’t want to have to clean up.
  • RV toilet chemicals
RV Camping/ Outdoor Essentials
  • Outdoor camping furniture like folding chairs
  • Large outdoor ground covering for under the awning
  • Flashlights and headlamps
  • Extra LED lights
  • Citronella candles and/or bug spray
  • Umbrella
  • Outdoor games and activities
  • Portable hammock
  • Binoculars
  • Beach towels
  • Rope
  • Fishing gear
  • Compass and maps
RV Pet Essentials
  • Pet ramp — for easy entrance & exit
  • Pet food
  • Doorway screen
  • Portable pet bed/ cot
  • Collapsible bowls
  • Portable fence or tie-out with stake