If you’re ready to hit the road in your RV and have found the ideal destination, pack your things and get ready to explore. One of the most important packing tips for first-time campers is don’t over-pack. Overloading your RV with unnecessary items and camping gear is easy to do. Consult your checklist and follow these tips to save space, time and stress.
Stock Up on the Basics
Keeping the go-to basics in your RV during camping season is a simple way to always be ready for a trip. Obviously, you need to remember to thoroughly wash everything before storing it in the RV between trips. Regardless of where you are traveling these camping essentials include: Bedding, pots and pans, can opener, colander, plates, bowls, cutlery, cups, trash bags, dish soap, sponges, dish towels, napkins or paper towels, a lighter for the grill/propane oven, toilet paper, toiletries, towels, first aid kit, hand sanitizer, sunscreen, bug spray, a generator, fuel, and propane.
Planned Meals Save Money and Space
When it comes to cooking meals while camping, the simpler the better. Once you have created your daily menus, you can make a list of the ingredients you need to shop for ahead of time. This not only saves space but saves money as well by reducing waste.
Stick to Simple Clothing
Depending on what you are planning for activities will have a big impact on what you should pack. If you can keep it down to the minimal necessities this will save space and be most efficient. It is important to bring clothing that can be layered if it gets cooler in the evening. Don’t forget that many campgrounds have laundry facilities, this will allow you to reduce the amount of clothing you need to pack. If you’re going to take advantage of this, be sure to bring a laundry bag and detergent. These are important packing tips for first-time campers.
Organize to Save Time
If you organize your camping items into categories such as bathroom supplies, kitchen supplies, and gear, this will make it easier to find things when you need them. Take a few extra minutes to store the items where they will be used. When done correctly, packing for a camping trip can be fast and efficient. You won’t regret planning ahead of time. For more tips to help you prepare, visit RVs.com/FirstTrip