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How to Pack for Your RV Vacation

Updated: Nov 18, 2023

Easy Camper Rental is the easiest way to rent a camper, and here are some tips on how to make packing for your trip easy too.


Included in the rental?

  • RV-friendly toilet paper (3-4 rolls)

  • Broom with dust pan

  • Sewer hose (if needed during your vacation; we dump the tanks for you upon return)

  • Fresh water hose with pressure regulator

  • Wheel chocks

  • Leveling blocks

  • Adjustable hitch

  • 30 amp cord

  • 30 to 15 amp adapter (if you only have 15 amp electrical service available)

  • 2 ½” to 2” receiver reducer sleeve if needed for your tow vehicle

  • Lighter

  • Level

  • Measuring tape


The Essentials

  • RV-friendly toilet paper if you need more than provided

  • Sunscreen

  • Bug spray

  • Electrical or duct tape

  • Flashlight

  • First aid kit

  • Matches or lighter (lighter provided, but just in case)

  • 3/4” and 13/16” sockets, breaker bar or 1/2” impact wrench (in the very rare case you need to change a tire. Torque lug nuts to 90 ft lbs when changing.

  • Generator (if needed, and can be rented as add-on)

  • Phone charger

Kitchen/Cooking (can be rented as an add-on)

  • Cutting board

  • Cutting knives

  • Can opener

  • Tongs

  • Pots and pans

  • Strainer

  • Spatulas & mixing spoons

  • Serving spoon

  • Griddle, skillets, etc.

  • Measuring cups and spoons

  • Mixing bowls

  • Dish soap & sponge

  • Bowls, plates, and cups

  • Utensils

  • Paper towels

  • Garbage bags

  • Zip lock bags

  • Potholders

  • Dish towels

  • Food storage containers

Sleeping and Linens (can be rented as an add-on)

  • Bed sheets

  • Blankets/sleeping bags

  • Pillows

  • Towels

Food

  • Water bottles (don’t recommend drinking the water from the trailer fresh water tank)

  • Batter mixes

  • Vegetables and fruits

  • Butter

  • Cereal

  • Milk

  • Condiments

  • Meat

  • Drink mix packets

  • Eggs

  • S’more ingredients

  • Salt, pepper, herbs and spices

  • Bread

  • Baking items

  • Canned foods/soups

  • Peanut butter and jelly

  • Snacks

  • Cooking spray

Cleaning Supplies

  • Disinfecting wipes

  • Rags

  • Multipurpose cleaning spray

  • Glass cleaner

Clothing

  • Hat

  • Rain gear

  • Proper shoes (sneakers, hiking boots, sandals, etc.)

  • Bathing suit

  • Sweatshirts and jackets

  • Socks

  • Underwear

  • Pants and shorts

  • Shirts (short and long sleeve)

  • Clothes hangers

Personal Items and Toiletries

  • Medications/prescriptions

  • Shampoo/conditioner/soap

  • Brush/comb

  • Toothbrush/toothpaste/floss

  • Deodorant

  • Hair ties

  • Lotion

  • Makeup

  • Razor

  • Shaving gel

  • Nail clippers

Fun Gear

  • Firewood (saw or hatchet)

  • Camping chairs

  • Hammock

  • Board games/playing cards

  • Books/magazines

  • Puzzles

  • Laptop

  • Your properly planned activities (Mountain bike, hiking, boats, powersports, fishing gear, corn hole, balls/frisbee etc.)

  • A great attitude (especially during not so ideal weather)


Things to Keep in Mind Depending on Your Trip

  • Items specific to your activities (see KEEP IT SIMPLE!!!).

  • It may take a long time to cool the fridge/freezer. Dry ice in a paper bag helps the cooling process.

  • Watch the weather forecast for clothing.

  • Mountain temps (especially at night) are cold so bring warmer clothes if needs be

  • Cooking while camping can be a fun experience. Try new things, and have desserts that you normally wouldn't (fun fact, calories don't count when you are camping). However, be mindful of what you have available to cook with. You may not have an oven, or a smaller fridge to store food.

  • Mentally go through your days and pack the necessities.


KEEP IT SIMPLE!!!

Camping is about escaping the hectic world and enjoying the more simple things in life. The number one issue we see (especially with new campers) is that they try to bring their entire house with them. This causes more stress than convenience. KEEP IT SIMPLE!!!





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