RV Camping Checklist

This checklist contains common items needed for RV camping getaways. Camping to us implies spending time in nature, where the main goal is to relax and unwind.

RV camping is practiced in recreational vehicles of all types and sizes. However, we feel that this checklist is most applicable to the smaller units intended for shorter trips. Long-term RVers, such as fulltimers and snowbirds, have everything with them in the RV and most likely have no need for a camping checklist.

Tip: We have generalized this list to make it applicable to the typical camper. You may want to add extra details so that nothing is forgotten. For example, in place of "Prescription and other medicines", you may want to list each medicine by name.

Days Before Departure

check box Itinerary given to family or friends
check box Weather reports checked for destination
check box Emergency contact information in each person's wallet
check box Cash, traveler's checks, credit cards

General Camping Items

check box Cellular phone with extra battery or charger
check box Map, compass, and GPS
check box Weather radio
check box Whistle for each person, for signaling in case of emergency
check box Prescription and other medicines
check box First aid kit
check box Sunscreen
check box Rope for emergencies, strong enough to hold a person
check box Folding chairs
check box Sunglasses
check box Folding knife and seethe
check box Binoculars
check box Backpack, daypack or fanny pack
check box Camera and film or memory cards
check box Camera accessories: extra batteries, tripod, weatherproof case, etc.
check box Flashlights and extra batteries (or better yet, hand cranked flashlights)
check box Lantern
check box Fuel for lantern (propane, extra batteries)
check box Bug spray and other repellant products
check box Alarm clock and battery
check box Bedding (pillows, blankets, sheets)
check box Sleeping bags
check box Electric fan (for hot weather)
check box Electric extension cord
check box Savin dust (for killing bugs around RV and campsite)
check box Fire wood
check box Fire wood cutting tools, where permitted (saw, axe)
check box Writing paper and pencil
check box Basic tools (hammer, screw driver set, wrench set, etc.)

Clothing

check box Warm weather clothes
check box Cold weather clothes
check box Underclothes
check box Sleepwear
check box Caps or hats
check box Gloves
check box Rain gear
check box Shoes and socks
check box Hiking boots and thick socks

Personal Hygiene Items

check box Toothbrush and toothpaste
check box Soap
check box Washcloth
check box Towel
check box Antiperspirant
check box Shaving kit
check box Hair care products (comb, brush, hair dryer, etc.)
check box Toilet paper
check box Prescription glasses, sunglasses, contact lenses
check box Dirty laundry bag
check box Foot powder
check box Small mirror

Kitchen and Food Preparation

check box Detailed meal plan
check box Groceries (see meal plan for shopping list)
check box Seasoning and spices (salt, pepper, Lawry's, steak sauce, etc.)
check box Condiments (mustard, ketchup, mayonnaise, etc.)
check box Drinking water and containers
check box Water filter or treatment chemicals
check box Utensils, cups, dishes
check box Can opener
check box Pots and skillet
check box Oven mitts and hot pads
check box Airtight food containers (to keep away animals)
check box Ice chest and ice
check box Camping stove or burner
check box Fuel for camping stove
check box Grill
check box Fuel for grill (propane, butane, or charcoal)
check box Lighter fluid for charcoal
check box Lighter or waterproof matches
check box Ziploc bags
check box Aluminum foil
check box Dishwashing items (basin, soap, sponge, drying rag)
check box Trash bags

On the Water

check box Sunscreen
check box Watercraft (boat, jet ski, canoe, inflatable raft, etc.)
check box Air pump for inflating rafts and toys
check box Oars
check box Life jackets
check box Swimming clothes
check box Snorkel gear (goggles, fins/flippers)
check box Water shoes
check box Waterproof camera
check box Water toys

Fishing

check box Fishing gear with tackles
check box Fishing license
check box Fish bucket or stringer
check box Minnow bucket
check box Waders
check box Fish cleaning and preparing implements (cutting board, filet knife, etc.)

Camping with Pets

check box Food
check box Water
check box Treats
check box Food and water bowl
check box Pet toys
check box Leash and harness
check box Plastic bags for picking up after dog
check box Clothing and blanket in cold weather



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See Also

Trailer departure checklist

Motor home departure checklist

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RV Camping Checklist

This checklist contains common items needed for RV camping getaways. Camping to us implies spending time in nature, where the main goal is to relax and unwind.

RV camping is practiced in recreational vehicles of all types and sizes. However, we feel that this checklist is most applicable to the smaller units intended for shorter trips. Long-term RVers, such as fulltimers and snowbirds, have everything with them in the RV and most likely have no need for a camping checklist.

Tip: We have generalized this list to make it applicable to the typical camper. You may want to add extra details so that nothing is forgotten. For example, in place of "Prescription and other medicines", you may want to list each medicine by name.

Days Before Departure

check box Itinerary given to family or friends
check box Weather reports checked for destination
check box Emergency contact information in each person's wallet
check box Cash, traveler's checks, credit cards

General Camping Items

check box Cellular phone with extra battery or charger
check box Map, compass, and GPS
check box Weather radio
check box Whistle for each person, for signaling in case of emergency
check box Prescription and other medicines
check box First aid kit
check box Sunscreen
check box Rope for emergencies, strong enough to hold a person
check box Folding chairs
check box Sunglasses
check box Folding knife and seethe
check box Binoculars
check box Backpack, daypack or fanny pack
check box Camera and film or memory cards
check box Camera accessories: extra batteries, tripod, weatherproof case, etc.
check box Flashlights and extra batteries (or better yet, hand cranked flashlights)
check box Lantern
check box Fuel for lantern (propane, extra batteries)
check box Bug spray and other repellant products
check box Alarm clock and battery
check box Bedding (pillows, blankets, sheets)
check box Sleeping bags
check box Electric fan (for hot weather)
check box Electric extension cord
check box Savin dust (for killing bugs around RV and campsite)
check box Fire wood
check box Fire wood cutting tools, where permitted (saw, axe)
check box Writing paper and pencil
check box Basic tools (hammer, screw driver set, wrench set, etc.)

Clothing

check box Warm weather clothes
check box Cold weather clothes
check box Underclothes
check box Sleepwear
check box Caps or hats
check box Gloves
check box Rain gear
check box Shoes and socks
check box Hiking boots and thick socks

Personal Hygiene Items

check box Toothbrush and toothpaste
check box Soap
check box Washcloth
check box Towel
check box Antiperspirant
check box Shaving kit
check box Hair care products (comb, brush, hair dryer, etc.)
check box Toilet paper
check box Prescription glasses, sunglasses, contact lenses
check box Dirty laundry bag
check box Foot powder
check box Small mirror

Kitchen and Food Preparation

check box Detailed meal plan
check box Groceries (see meal plan for shopping list)
check box Seasoning and spices (salt, pepper, Lawry's, steak sauce, etc.)
check box Condiments (mustard, ketchup, mayonnaise, etc.)
check box Drinking water and containers
check box Water filter or treatment chemicals
check box Utensils, cups, dishes
check box Can opener
check box Pots and skillet
check box Oven mitts and hot pads
check box Airtight food containers (to keep away animals)
check box Ice chest and ice
check box Camping stove or burner
check box Fuel for camping stove
check box Grill
check box Fuel for grill (propane, butane, or charcoal)
check box Lighter fluid for charcoal
check box Lighter or waterproof matches
check box Ziploc bags
check box Aluminum foil
check box Dishwashing items (basin, soap, sponge, drying rag)
check box Trash bags

On the Water

check box Sunscreen
check box Watercraft (boat, jet ski, canoe, inflatable raft, etc.)
check box Air pump for inflating rafts and toys
check box Oars
check box Life jackets
check box Swimming clothes
check box Snorkel gear (goggles, fins/flippers)
check box Water shoes
check box Waterproof camera
check box Water toys

Fishing

check box Fishing gear with tackles
check box Fishing license
check box Fish bucket or stringer
check box Minnow bucket
check box Waders
check box Fish cleaning and preparing implements (cutting board, filet knife, etc.)

Camping with Pets

check box Food
check box Water
check box Treats
check box Food and water bowl
check box Pet toys
check box Leash and harness
check box Plastic bags for picking up after dog
check box Clothing and blanket in cold weather

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