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RV Roadtrip Checklist – What to Pack for Your RV Trip

While we were preparing to leave on our summer roadtrip, we weren’t sure all the things we might need to take with us on the road. Now, having spent a month on the road in our RV, I have created this RV roadtrip checklist with all the basic essential you will need along with you as you travel. Some of these items we forgot and ended up having to purchase while on the road.

RV RoadTrip Packing List

What to Pack for Your RV Roadtrip


  • Small broom and dustpan
  • Paper and pens
  • Water bottles
  • Screwdriver and wrench
  • Drill with sockets in you have manual stabilizing legs
  • Air pressure gauge for your tire
  • Batteries
  • Scissors
  • Tape and/or glue

Kitchen Goods

  • Trash bags
  • Gallon and sandwich sized zipper bags
  • Paper towels
  • Napkins
  • Plates, cups and bowls
  • Forks, butter knives, spoons
  • Cutting board
  • Kitchen knife for chopping
  • Hand towel and Wash clothes
  • Pot holders
  • Spatulas and mixing spoons
  • Mixing bowl
  • Measuring cups / spoons
  • Can opener
  • Pizza cutter
  • Pot
  • Skillet
  • Trash can
  • Dish brush
  • Dish soap
  • Disinfecting wipes


  • Sheets
  • Bedding
  • Pillows
  • Hangers (if you can hang clothes)
  • Laundry hamper
  • Touch light


  • Small garbage can
  • Toilet paper
  • Toiletries including: soap, shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant
  • Makeup and/or beauty items
  • Hair brush
  • Air freshener
  • Hand soap
  • Towels
  • RV toilet solution (blue liquid)

For Outdoors

  • Buy spray
  • Lantern and/or flashlight
  • Matches or lighter
  • Firewood
  • Small outdoor rug
  • Folding table
  • Small barbecue (and propane if needed)
  • Camping chairs
  • Extension cord
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunshade or umbrella


  • Games
  • Books
  • Workbooks
  • Portable DVD player
  • Puzzle
  • Outside game like horseshoes, croquet, or badminton
  • Ball
  • Couple small cars
  • Coloring book and crayons
  • Kids travel map
  • Scavenger hunt car game

Printable RV Roadtrip Checklist

Click here to print or save a free PDF copy of this RV Roadtrip Checklist!

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No compensation received for this post. The roadtrip checklist above is based on my own experience and opinions.

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