With summer travel season just around the corner, RV fans are gearing up for some fabulous holidays.
If you count yourself among this group then it’s not too early to start getting organized and think about what you plan to pack.
Much attention is given to the itinerary, but what you choose to bring with you and leave at home can also add to the comfort and enjoyment levels of your holiday.
Here are five items you’ll want to be sure you pack for your summer RV trip.
Never Be without Power – Pack a Portable Generator
As any seasoned RV owner will tell you, just because you assume a park will have hook-ups doesn’t mean that’s the case and doesn’t guarantee they will be working perfectly.
Even if the hookups are perfect, there still can be a need for a portable generator such as wanting to charge a laptop or phone while away from the RV. It just makes good sense to be prepared.
Go Easy On the Clothing
It can be tempting to pack your entire summer wardrobe but is there a need?
Just remember, the more clothes you pack and wear, the more laundry you’ll be stuck doing either while on holiday or when you get home.
Try to focus on packing light, bringing only what you need and what you will wear.
A First Aid Kit – Be Prepared In Case of Emergencies
You don’t want to think about an emergency arising while on holiday, but the fact is that they can happen any time.
Even just small issues can arise such as bug bites, a fever, a scrape or cut, and so forth. This is why it’s important to be prepared and pack a first aid kit for your RV.
Rather than scrambling around trying to figure out what items to include, you can pick up a pre-made kit from a company like MFASCO. Just be sure to purchase one that is meant for your needs, typically a home auto or outdoor first aid kit is perfect for the RV.
If you do end up using any of the supplies from it while on holiday, you’ll want to replace them as soon as possible, so you are prepared for your next trip.
Make Sure the Kitchen Has the Staple Items
Before you hit the open road, you may also want to ensure the kitchen is fully stocked in terms of the staple non-perishable items.
This can include things like canned goods, baking goods, spices and seasonings, and so forth.
These items can typically keep fresh in the RV the entire season so you don’t have to keep unpacking and packing them each trip.
Cleaning Supplies are Another Must
To keep the RV clean and fresh, you’ll also want to pack all the necessary cleaning supplies for the kitchen area, bathroom(s), and the main living spaces.
Preparation Will Ensure a Successful Trip
When it comes to your summer RV trip, preparation is key. That means planning a great holiday itinerary and, of course, packing all the essentials for a safe and comfortable journey.
About The Author:
Maggie Hammond. Proud mama to two little people, and has one too many furry friends. Passionate about alternative medicine, education, the great outdoors, and animal welfare.