Ultimate RV Packing List for Campers

Ultimate RV Packing List for Campers

RVing is one of the most incredible ways to explore the Wisconsin area — you can take your home on the road for a family adventure. There is a lot you need to bring with you to ensure you are fully prepared, though, so here is the ultimate RV packing list for campers.

What to Pack in an RV

Whether you are planning a long RVing road trip or looking for a quick midweek or weekend getaway, here are some essentials and extras you should remember to bring. 

1. RV Trip Essentials

These items are must-haves to pack in your RV:

  • Flashlight
  • Battery jumper cables
  • Emergency road kit
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Extra cotter pins
  • Tire pressure gauge
  • Motor oil and transmission fluid
  • Surge protector
  • Electrical adapters
  • RV toilet chemicals
  • RV-friendly toilet paper
  • Water pressure regulator
  • Extension cords
  • Wheel blocks and levelers
  • Shovel
  • Duct and electrical tape
  • Sewing kit
  • Zippered plastic bags for important documents

2. RV Cooking Necessities

A huge and fun part of RVing is gathering around a campfire, toasting marshmallows and sharing meals. Packing kitchen items are essential:

  • Camping griddle and skillet
  • Potholders
  • Can opener
  • Tongs and skewers
  • Bowls, plates and cups
  • Chopping board
  • Utensils
  • Cooler 
  • Water bottles
  • Dish soap
  • Dish towels
  • Disinfectant wipes
  • Paper towels
  • Matches and lighter
  • Garbage bags
  • Plastic wrap
  • Zippered plastic bags and storage containers

3. Other RV Vacation Packing Extras

To ensure you have the best stay, remember to pack these extras:

  • Phone chargers
  • Cash and credit cards
  • Reservation confirmations
  • Hat
  • Shades, glasses or contact lenses
  • Various clothing for cold snaps and hot days
  • Rain gear
  • Shoes for activities like hiking and for moving around the campground
  • Swimsuit
  • Socks and underwear
  • Bedding
  • Towels
  • Camping chairs
  • Batteries
  • Medications and prescriptions
  • Nail clippers and file
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray
  • Lotion
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Floss or toothpicks
  • Deodorant
  • Soap
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Brush 
  • Hair ties
  • Razor
  • Camera
  • Binoculars
  • Flotation devices
  • Sports equipment, including balls and Frisbees 
  • Playing cards, puzzles and board games

4. What Not to Pack

There are a few things you can leave at home either because you can get it along the way or it will not be practical to pack:

  • Firewood
  • Expensive jewelry or valuables
  • Uncomfortable shoes and clothing
  • Heavy books

The Best Place to Stay for Your Wisconsin Dells RV Adventure

Wisconsin Dells KOA Holiday is a great place to stay when you want to camp near the Wisconsin Dells. Our campground is close to various famous local attractions and has superb amenities, such as:

  • Full-service on-site store
  • Playground
  • Basketball and volleyball court
  • Wi-Fi
  • Pool and splash pad
  • Organized recreational fun

Book Your Stay at Wisconsin Dells KOA Holiday Today!

Plan your ultimate RV trip and adventure and book your stay at Wisconsin Dells KOA Holiday. With our range of amenities and convenient facilities, we offer the perfect base to explore the local area.

Bring along your RV to stay at the Pull-Thru or Back-In RV Sites. You can even rent an RV through our campground's partnership with RVshare. Alternative ways to stay include Deluxe Cabins, Camping Cabins or Premium Tent Sites.

Plan your next adventure — make an online reservation today!

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