RV Checklist: What to Pack for Your Trip

RVing offers a whole new world of comfort when it comes to camping. Having all the extra space, however, means you have to update your packing list, too. With the upgrade in sleeping accommodations, you'll need to pack actual bedding. And, although cooking over an open fire is still a great option, you'll need a few more supplies for cooking in your RV kitchen, which is almost like cooking at home.

Keep all your gear straight with this RV camping checklist. Print a copy to put in your camper, and use it as a reference while packing for your next trip. Or create your own RV checklist with the bits and pieces that meet your specific needs.

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For some, this section of the RV checklist is arguably the most important. After all, home cooked meals taste even better on the road. With more room for food storage, and additional prepping and cooking space, you can go gourmet when it comes to meals on wheels. Advanced prep always helps; just be sure you have all the supplies you need when it's time for the meals to come together.

These items will help:

  • Cups and mugs
  • Plates and bowls
  • Utensils
  • Knives
  • Mixing bowls and spoons
  • Pot and pan
  • Matches
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Napkins and paper towels
  • Dish soap
  • Sponges, rags and towels
  • Tupperware, Ziplocks bags and/or aluminum foil
  • Bottle opener
  • Can opener
  • Condiments (salt and pepper)
  • Cooking oil

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