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Travel Trailer Checklist for RV Newbies

Operating travel trailers can be challenging for newbies, especially if they lack a travel trailer checklist. If it is your first time camping on a travel trailer, you need to take certain precautions before hitting the road. This checklist will help you prepare for the big trip.

What do you need before you go camping with your new RV? 

As you prepare to go camping with your new travel trailer, you need to assemble all the necessities you’ll need. You must ensure that every part of the travel trailer is in good working condition. Have the right gear to ensure safety during the trip.

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  1. Essentials to Pack
  2. Camping Gear
  3. Leisure & Activities 
  4. Clothing Items
  5. Test Run the RV
  6. Sleeping Items
  7. Cooking Supplies

1) Essentials to Pack

Packing all the essentials ensures your safety and comfort on the road or camping ground. Here are some items you might need for the RV trip.

  • Drinking water hose
  • Duct tape
  • Electrical adapters
  • Emergency road kit
  • Extra transmission fluid and motor oil
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Flashlight
  • Generator
  • Sewer kit
  • Surge protector
  • Tire pressure gauge
  • Water pressure regulator

2) Camping Gear

If you will spend most of your time outside, you need to get the right outdoor gear, and that depends on the activities you’ll do. Here are some of the items to consider.

  • Camera
  • Camping chair
  • Fishing gear
  • Hatchet and Wood
  • Lightweight backpack for day hikes
  • NOAA weather radio
  • Outdoor grill or cook station
  • RV GPS

3) Leisure & Activities

What activities will you do during your free time? Well, you need fun games that can get you to spend quality time with family or friends. Here are the activities to consider.

  • Board games
  • Cards
  • Guitar
  • Laptop activities
  • Puzzles
  • Yard games

4) Clothing Items

Carry all the clothing items you’ll need, but don’t overpack. These items should keep you comfortable during your adventures. Below are some clothing items to bring.

  • Bathing suit
  • Down jacket
  • Footwear (socks, running shoes, and hiking boots)
  • Rain gear
  • Short and sleeved shirts
  • Sun protective hat

5) Test Run the RV 

Go for a test run before embarking on your long-awaited trip with your new travel trailer. That will help you learn all your camper’s features. A test run also relieves the pressure of towing a travel trailer for the first time, giving you the confidence to maneuver it. 

6) Sleeping Items

As you prepare for the trip, carry all the sleeping items to keep yourself warm and comfortable during colder nights. Here are some of the items you must not forget.

  • Bed and sheets
  • Blankets
  • Clothes and hangers
  • Sewing kits
  • Towels
  • Pillows

7) Cooking Supplies

Cooking is among the most exciting camping activities. It brings people together and lets you prepare your favorite meals. Here are some of the cooking supplies to carry.

  • Camping griddle
  • Can opener
  • Cooler
  • Cutting board
  • Dish soap
  • Dishtowels
  • Disinfecting wipes
  • Garbage bags
  • Matches or lighters
  • Napkins
  • Paper towels
  • Potholders
  • Reusable storage bags
  • Sponge for cleaning utensils
  • Water heater

Preparing for Your Travel Trailer Adventure

Traveling on a travel trailer should no longer be tricky, now that you have a travel trailer checklist. Ensure that you carry all the personal items you’ll need for the RV camping before you hit the road. Also, remember to bring along a safety kit.

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