Essential RV Supplies and Equipment

Road trips in an RV are always a fun adventure. You can see just about anything and go just about anywhere. With an RV, it’s your home away from home everywhere you go! But what should you pack? What do you need to have every time you hit the open road? There are certain items you should have with you at all times. It’s understandable that it’s hard to avoid bringing everything but the kitchen sink. As you go on trips, you’ll eventually evaluate what you need and don’t need. In the meantime, for a safe and fun RV experience, here are some things that can help you:

Tools and RV Supplies

It may be a no brainer, but a tool kit should be on board at all times. Remember that you’re in a RV and space is limited. These tools should be versatile, easily stored, and accessible. As you RV more, you will come to know which tools are always used versus the tools that just take up space in your toolbox. Some essential tools include screwdrivers, an adjustable wrench, a hammer, electrical tape, duct tape, various nuts, bolts, screws.  Be sure to always carry jumper cables, or even a battery charger. Road flares, a jack, and a spare tire should always be on board, as well. Another essential item you need is a compact ladder to access the roof.  Our SLD-D7 is a perfect RV folding ladder. It’s lightweight, compact, and easy to store. With the folded dimensions at just 87x4x4, it’s truly a space saver!

First Aid Kit

The next vital item on your RV should be a First Aid Kit.  Accidents can happen inside and outside of your RV so make sure that your kit contains at least the basics: Band-Aids, gauze pads, disinfectant, bug spray, sunscreen, aloe vera, ice packs, anti-itch ointment, etc. There are also potential fire hazards in and out of the RV so make sure you have a fire extinguisher on hand.

Replacement Items

As you go on more trips, it’s apparent that there will be wear and tear on your RV. There are particular items that will need replacing. Bring along spares, such as extra light bulbs, batteries, extension cords, tubes, flashlights, even a back up rear view mirror and fluids for the RV like oil and transmission fluid.


“Are we there yet?” RV trips are great fun, but let’s face it; you will most likely be on the road for hours on end. It’s always a good idea to bring a few games on board. Bring along a couple decks of cards, board games, handheld electronic games and don’t forget games for the outdoors as well such as football, horseshoes, bocce ball, etc.

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