This RV Travel Checklist Helps You Pack for Your Trip

This RV Travel Checklist Helps You Pack for Your Trip

RV on the road with mountains and sunset

Is the old-fashioned American road trip on your agenda? If it's in an RV, use this RV maintenance and supply to-do list to plan a smooth ride:

Get insured

A blend of homeowners and auto insurance is typically used to cover the vehicle's multiple uses. Talk to your agent for more information.

Plan ahead

Flexibility is a perk of RV travel, but a rough agenda with the best places on route to eat, explore, and stay will help alleviate some of the guessing.

From rustic to Wi-Fi enabled, camping options run the gamut. Find the lot size and water, power, and sewer hookups you need at and

Stock the supplies

Outfit your RV with the comforts of home. Some necessities include:

  • Dishes, cookware, and kitchen tools
  • Nonperishable food items
  • Cleaning supplies
  • First-aid kit
  • Tool kit
  • Batteries
  • Flashlights
  • RV-friendly toilet paper
  • Linens

Visit the Go RVing Coalition for more suggestions.

Maintain, maintain, maintain

Regular maintenance can keep your RV operating safely and reduce the risk of a breakdown.

Before every trip:

  • Check tire pressure
  • Check brakes
  • Check battery fluid levels
  • Wash and inspect the exterior

Other tasks, as directed

Follow the manufacturer's suggested timeline for these tasks:

  • Clean air conditioner filters
  • Drain air from air brake tanks
  • Lube slide wipers and rails
  • Change engine and generator oil
  • Check air, fuel, coolant and hydraulic filters
  • Have brakes adjusted
  • Check window, door, and roof seals

Finally, don't forget to regularly check your RV's roof.


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