The Gear You Need for Fall RV Trips

October 9, 2017

With the right gear your fall RV trip will go off without a hitch.

Temperatures are dropping and coffee shops have come out with their pumpkin-spiced everything menus. This can only mean one thing: Fall is here. Campgrounds are clearing out. Now is the time to take a Fall RV trip. Here’s what you need:

1. A Trusty Tumbler

Start and end your day with a tumbler by your side. Whether you splurge and buy the Yeti or pick up the Ozark Trail tumbler on Amazon or at Walmart, keep your coffee hot to start the day and enjoy apple cider around the campfire on a brisk fall evening.

2. Warm Gear – Especially Socks!

Nothing sucks more than cold toes. It can ruin a hike or evening at the campsite. Keep your tootsies warm with wool socks like those from SmartWool. Layer your clothing so when sunny autumn days become cold nights you’re prepared. A base layer, sweater and coat should do the trick. Make sure you have a hat, long johns and gloves handy.

3. Make Sure Some of that Gear is Water Proof

Don’t get caught by surprise when a rainstorm hits. Waterproof gear will keep you dry and enjoying your trip. Make sure there are no leaks in your RV so you can save pots for cooking and not collecting water drips.

4. Fall Foliage App

Download the Leaf Peepr app, (free on Android and iOS) which will lead you to the season’s most vibrant fall colors. The foliage map app allows you to add and view photos, write comments and rate the foliage status where you are.

5. Create Your Own Photo Opp

Move beyond the selfie stick and capture those changing colors with the Manfrotto Stand for Universal Cell Phone PIXI SMART. Only $30 on Amazon and eligible for Prime shipping, you could be taking Instagram-worthy photos in as little as two days.

6. Dutch Oven

While hot dogs worked as a campfire dinner staple during the summer, Fall calls for heartier meals. A Dutch Oven is the perfect kitchen utensil for one-pot meals. There are a plethora of easy recipes for a Dutch Oven, slow cooker or cast iron skillet here on our blog.


Don’t forget to bring all the essentials you would on a normal spring or summer camping trip. Prepare for the possibility of colder weather and make sure your RV is ready for the cold if you should find yourself in low temperatures.

Take advantage of the natural beauty that fall provides and the last few months to enjoy your RV before it’s time to winterize. Happy travels!

The gear you need for fall RV trips

Enjoy a Greater Slice of the Great Outdoors

Discover even more room to enjoy outdoor living with a KOA Patio Site®. These spacious sites offer your very own patio equipped with outdoor furniture and the perfect place for a fire. Wake up and enjoy a cup of coffee with the sunrise and spend an evening relaxing with family and friends.

Learn More