Your Essential Guide To A Successful RV Camping Trip

The road to a successful RV camping trip is paved with preparation. There are so many things to consider when preparing for your outing, from the must-have tools and outdoor gears to the kitchen necessities and bathroom checklist to bedroom checklist. The bedroom checklist can also be crucial in ensuring you have everything you need for a comfortable stay while out on the open road. We’ll discuss all of these items over the course of this post, as well as what you should pack in your suitcase!

Trailer Hook up Items

You’re just as excited about your upcoming RV camping trip as we all are. We all have our checklist of items to bring, but are there any specific hook up items needed for a successful RV camping trip? Let’s find out!Let’s begin with must have trailer hookups checklist. As an RV owner you need these items to begin your camping trip.
  • Sewer Hose
  • Freshwater hose
  • Power cord adaptor
  • Tire iron
  • Emergency brake cable
  • Rubber gloves
  • RV Manuel ( not all RV parks have wifi service available)
  • Tire gauge
  • Level
  • A connector to reduce 0 amp to 30 amp

Tools You Need

Moving right along, the next checklist that you need to make sure you have are tools. when you are on the road, it’s best to be prepared with tools that you work with. A RV repair shop is not always near by and even if it is it will cost you an arm and leg.
  • Screw Driver
  • Needle nose pliers
  • RV repair kit
  • RV leveling blocks
  • RV wheel chocks
  • Extension cords
  • Flashlights
  • Duct tape
  • Hammer
  • Electrical tape
  • Zip ties

Outdoor Camping Gear

Now that we are equipped with trailer hook up needs and tools, let’s move right into what outdoor camping gear. Our campers Megan and David’s camping trip was going great. The scenery was amazing, the weather perfect, and they didn’t have to worry about anything. All that changed when it got dark out. As much as Megan loved her time outside in the fresh air she knew there was no way she could sit on the ground or old log all night long just so she could enjoy this experience. Luckily for her David had a plan- he pulled out two camp chairs from his trunk they bought specifically for this trip! They were comfortable enough for both of them to use which made their evening full of laughter with each other. Other essential items include:
  • Entry mats
  • Charcoal
  • Lighter fluid
  • Bug spray
  • Bicycles
  • Outdoor extension cord
  • Portable grill
  • Sunscreen
  • Patio lights
  • Extra light bulbs

Kitchen items

it is very common, if you are the first time RV buyer, to be very ecstatic about camping in your RV, but you are also a little nervous because you have never done this before. A lot of times, first time RV buyers hop on to their new RV without any preparation but when you reach the RV park you discover people around your campsites with all sorts of different things like tents, tables, chairs…you didn’t think about what kind of items you would need. As per kitchen items are concerned, you would need these essential items in your RV:
  • Cast iron
  • Griddle
  • Trash bags
  • Dish Soap
  • Ice chest
  • Spice
  • Can opener
  • Pots and Pans
  • Paper towels
  • Silverware
  • Plates
  • Foil
  • Ziplock

Bathroom Checklist

The best camping trips are enhanced with good company, beautiful scenery and the occasional wildlife sighting. Of course, there’s also that one detail that can make or break any overnight excursion: bathroom access. One way to ensure you’re always prepared for an emergency is to pack a few extra supplies in your camper before hitting the road. The following list of essential toiletries will help keep you clean throughout your trip without ever having to leave campground grounds! What do you need on hand at all times? Find out here!
  • Soap
  • Toilet Paper
  • Toiletries
  • Towels
  • Band Aids
  • First Aid Kit
  • Feminine Hygiene Products
  • Extra hair ties / pony holders
  • Medications
  • Tote to carry items to shower

Bedroom Items checklist

You know you’re a camper when your bedroom is an RV, and the checklists are long. You can’t just pack for one or two nights – it’s important to be well prepared for all of the adventures that await! This checklist will help you figure out what to bring on your next adventure in camping. The list includes items like sleeping bags, sheets, pillows, blankets, clothesline and laundry soap – everything you need to sleep comfortably without a home comforts. We hope this checklist helps make your next rv camping experience even better!
  • Bedding
  • Pillows
  • Hangers
  • Clothes ( we recommend about 3 pairs of clothing as most rv parks are equipped with a laundry facility)
  • water shoes
  • beach towels
  • sandals for showers

Other Miscellaneous Items

We’re back to talk about some of the miscellaneous items that you might want to bring with you on your long-term camping trip. These are just a few extras that we would recommend bringing with you that may not be included in many lists online. First, is the surge protector for all of those electronics. Next up are batteries, because if they’re not rechargeable, then there’s no point in having them…unless it’s raining and your phone doesn’t have service (then you’ll need them). And lastly, books will always make time fly by faster when reading or listening to an audiobook. Happy Camping! We hope you enjoyed reading our blog and feel inspired to come stay at the new Sam Houston RV Park. Whether you’re an avid nature lover or just looking for a relaxing getaway, we have something here that will suit your needs. If this sounds like what you’re looking for, please visit our website to reserve your spot!


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