The Complete RV Packing List

by | Mar 9, 2022 | Tips & Tricks | 0 comments

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Once you’ve hit the highway in your camper, it’s incredibly difficult to go back for items left behind. Even worse is realizing you forgot to bring essential items when you’re setting up the campsite. Rather than scrambling to find the closest convenience store or figuring out how to do without, consult RVUSA’s complete RV packing list. We’ve listed anything you might want to pack, from optional toys to the most important first aid supplies. Consult our list before you pack for RV travel this season to set your mind at ease.


RVUSA’s RV Packing List

RV Supplies


  • Campground reservation confirmation
  • Vehicle insurance info
  • Health insurance info
  • Personal ID (ex: driver’s license)
  • Cash
  • Credit cards
  • Emergency phone numbers
  • RV registration

Clothing Basics

  • Weather-appropriate pants
  • Weather-appropriate shirts
  • Socks and underwear
  • Pajamas
  • Glasses
  • Watches
A family reading a book, from our RV packing list, by a campfire.

Outdoor Clothing

  • Tennis shoes
  • Sandals
  • Jackets
  • Bathing suits
  • Hats
  • Rain gear
  • Sunglasses

Bathroom Supplies

  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Body wash
  • Face wash
  • Hand soap
  • RV toilet paper
  • Shaving cream
  • Deodorant
  • Toothpaste
  • Tooth brush
  • Shower shoes


  • Makeup
  • Lotion
  • Feminine products
  • Hair brush
  • Hair ties



Indoor Entertainment

  • Board games
  • Card games
  • Coloring books
  • Markers
  • Books
  • Magazines
  • Children’s toys
Man and dog on a paddle board, part of our RV packing list.

Outdoor Entertainment

Tools & Utility

  • Duct tape
  • WD-40
  • Socket wrenches
  • Screwdrivers
  • Hammer
  • Scissors
  • Pocket knife
  • Tarp
  • Flashlight
  • Spare batteries

Food Prep

  • Oven mitts
  • Blender
  • Aluminum foil
  • Dish towels
  • Sponge
  • Dish soap
  • Water bottles
  • Water filter
  • Strainer
  • Cutting board
  •  Plates
  • Cups
  • Silverware
  • Mixing spoons
  • Spatula
  • Can opener
  • Wine opener
  • Cutting knives
  • Mixing bowls
  • Tupperware
  • Paper towels
    Woman cooking pasta in the kitchen of an RV.


    An RVUSA travel trailer at sunset

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    Pet Supplies

    • Collar with tags
    • Leash
    • Food and water dishes
    • Pet food
    • Treats
    • Cleanup bags
    • Pet bed


    • Umbrellas
    • Binoculars
    • Folding chairs
    • Keys
    • Flashlights

    First Aid & Personal Items

    • Bandages
    • Tylenol
    • Sunscreen
    • Bug spray
    • Prescription medication
    • Fire extinguisher
    • Antacids
    • Aloe vera rub
    • First aid kit
    Woman packing a first aid kit from our RV packing kit.

    Though this is a long list of items to pack for RV travel, every RVer’s list will look different. We recommend using this list as a base, and adding and removing items as necessary. Then, save your list on your computer or tablet with an organizational app like Todoist or Notion. That way, it’s easy to refer back to every time you’re packing for another trip. If you need to shop for items to complete your RV packing list, visit our RV essentials store!

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