RV Essentials | List for a First Time Camper

By | August 19, 2019

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We are almost finished with our travel trailer renovation and have been trying to think about all the RV essentials we need to pack, so we compiled a list of essentials that we found online! Below you will find the rv essentials, toiletries and kitchen & bedroom items that you will need on your first trip.

RV Essentials:

  • Electrical adapters
  • Water pressure regulator
  • Drinking water hose
  • Leveling blocks
  • Tire pressure gauge
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Emergency road kit
  • Shovel
  • Wheel chocks
  • Duct tape
  • Extra motor oil and transmission fluid
  • Flashlight

Kitchen Supplies:

  • Water bottles
  • Cutting board
  • Kitchen Utensils
  • Can opener
  • Dish soap
  • Plastic wrap
  • Camping griddle
  • Bowls, plates and cups
  • Paper towels
  • Garbage bags
  • Zip lock bags 
  • Potholders
  • Dish towels
  • Napkins
  • Can opener
  • Skillets
  • Disinfecting wipes
  • Matches and lighter
  • Cooler 

Clothing and bedroom items:

  • Hat
  • Rain gear
  • Shoes, including sneakers, hiking boots, sandals, etc.
  • Bathing suit
  • Sweatshirts and jackets
  • Socks
  • Underwear
  • Pants and shorts
  • Short and long sleeve t-shirts
  • Clothes hangers
  • Towels
  • Sheets and blankets
  • Pillows

Personal items and toiletries:

  • Phone chargers
  • Cash and credit cards
  • Reservation confirmations
  • First-aid kit
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray
  • Batteries
  • Medications
  • Sunglasses
  • Travel map and campground directory
  • Soap
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Toothbrush & toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Lotion
  • Makeup
  • Razor
  • Shaving gel

Now that you are all packed up, download our free checklist for Setting Up and Breaking Down Your Campsite!

Visit our blog for more tips, tricks and advice about RV life.

Do you have any something you always bring in your camper that we didn’t mention? If so, feel free to share with us and other readers in the comment section below. If you liked our list, make sure you share it to keep the word going!

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Trey Colbert

My name is Trey, Co-Owner & Editor of Flipping Hitched. I'm passionate about adventure, life, business, family and travel! My greatest and most important adventure is being a husband to an amazing wife and father to 5 creative girls and 1 adventurous boy.

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