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. Preparing for an epic camping trip in your RV? Look no further! We've got you covered with the ultimate RV packing list to ensure you have everything you need for a seamless and enjoyable camping experience. From essential camping gear and kitchen must-haves to comfort items and safety essentials, our comprehensive checklist  will have you well-prepared for any adventure that comes your way. So, buckle up, RV enthusiasts, and get ready to hit the road with confidence, knowing you've packed all the necessities for an unforgettable journey!

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:

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


Situated in the enchanting Wisconsin Dells, which is often referred to as the "Waterpark Capital of the World," our KOA Holiday features a country setting and is perfect for individuals and families who wish to explore the attractions of the Dells then escape the city to the quiet and natural setting of our campground. Our KOA Holiday also offers a wide range of accommodation options to suit every camper's preference. Whether you're an RV enthusiast, prefer tent camping, or desire the comforts of a cozy Deluxe or Camping Cabin, this campground has it all. You can even book your RV Rentals through our partnership with RVshare. Enjoy and play at the basketball and full size sand volleyball courts, splash pad, playground, planned activities, and more. 

Reserve your campsite or cabin today and unlock the magic of this remarkable destination!

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