Hope everyone enjoyed their weekend. We were blessed with perfect summer weather here in Alaska. My husband did such a great job making sure the family is comfortable in the RV for our weekend camping trip. I figured hey, this is wonderful information to share and help campers (and non-campers) enjoy their time while exploring the outdoors while they spend some precious family bonding time. So here are 27 essentials to make a comfortable RV camping (plus!) 5 more valuable tips and a checklist.
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We found a beautiful site called Portage Valley RV park. I literally walked around our motorhome and made a list of what we used which I think are must-haves when RV camping. I hope you find it valuable.
I’m sure you will be bringing some wonderful food to enjoy while camping. Here are some of the things you might consider to have in your kitchen to make things easy for you.
1. Yeti coffee cup: One of two coffee cups I never leave home without. Keeps my coffee warm for a long time.
2. Paper plates: We use these, as well as sturdy. We also have dixie plates that are smaller for kids and appetizers. Hotdog and food trays also work well for our kids and prevent them from spilling food.
3. Kitchen Utensils: Marshmallow thongs (what is camping without smores?), spatula, spoon, thongs, Pan (non-stick easy to clean), small cutting board, can opener.
4. Kettle: For your hot cocoa or coffee. Especially if you want to save your generator power.
5. Glad Febreeze scented bags
6. Small dustpan and brush: for easy clean up inside the home.
7. Water filtration system: if you don’t have one installed inside your motorhome, a Brita pitcher will work just as well.
8. Sterlite tub: You really just need a small one. This is where we place all our spoons, forks and knives.
Everyone wants to be comfortable and warm, while RV camping.
Here are a few things that can help you get a good night’s sleep while sleeping in the RV.
9. Comforters and Blankets: It gets cold at night, a good comforter is important. Bring multiple so you can layer.
10. Sleeping Pad: Likewise, a good air mattress is needed for whoever sleeps on the floor. We used this one and placed my son’s sleeping bag on top of it.
11. Travel pillows: My pillow is comfortable in our camping home.
13. Plastic Levers: to keep your mobile home level while parked in your camping spot.
14. Lysol Spray: RV camping tip- spray to clean fixtures for plumbing before you hook up on a camp. You never know who touched it last and where their hands came from.
15. Coleman Road Trip LXE outdoor grill: Who wants burgers? grilled veggies? This is an awesome portable grill. Perfect for outdoor, it is the perfect height, it is lightweight, and has wheels and a built-in stand making it super convenient.
You want to be comfortable and warm on any camping trip. Here are a few personal effects to help you.
23. Clothes: you’d want to have a base layer under everything. My favorite is wool. Sweater: over your base layer.
24. Vest, main jacket and rain gear. It’s better to be prepared for the elements. It might start out as nice and sunny.
25. Hat or Beanie
26. Bug Spray, first aid kit
16. Mr. Heater portable buddy. My husband swears by this.
17. Smart Device / Phone Charger: Another generator power saver. It’s important that we keep our phone charged.
19. Wipes and toilet paper. Did you know you have to get specialty toilet paper for the Motorhome?
19. Shoe Trays: To keep the carpet in your camping vehicle clean. We have them by the door and take our shoes off prior to entering the RV.
20. Fire extinguisher. Safety first.
21. Toolbag: An extra one for the home vehicle. Place the basics such as a wrench, duct tape, electrical tape, screwdriver, and plier. You never know what might need last minute repairs.
22. Lighter with safety features: You know what I’mg going to say, fire pit and smores.
Additionally, here are 5 tips that will make your life easier while doing a comfortable RV camping.
- Absolutely no cooking bacon in the RV. Unless you’re ok with the smell lingering. Keep in mind, its hard to get rid of this smell. This is where an outdoor grill comes in handy.
- Throw all collapsible equipment under the motorhome to stay dry just in case it rains. Also makes for less equipment to pack in the morning and if you want to leave right away.
- Save all paper products such as plates to help start a fire at night.
- Wrap the microwave glass plate with a towel to prevent from rattling while driving.
- This might be gross but its a fact of life and my husband is adamant that I include it in this post. Before going number 2, it is useful to layer toilet paper in the shape of an X. You will be grateful for the protection it provides so you don’t have to scrape you know what :).
- Final tip. Before leaving the campground, do a final walk around. Make sure your RV step is stowed, all slides are in and all roof vents are closed.
Thank you for reading. We hope you enjoyed our post! What are your favorite and absolute must-haves when executing a comfortable RV camping? What can you add to this list?