This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company. All opinions are 100% mine.
Nationwide provided me with information regarding its In The Nation blog post.
Before you head out on any family adventure, you want to ensure that you have what you need to have a great experience.
RVing is the ultimate American road trip. RVing provides you the ability to travel all over the country and take all the comforts of a hotel with you on the road. Whether you own your own RV, borrow, or rent, this list of RV trip essentials will help ensure you have a great adventure without forgetting any of the essentials.
A Global Positioning System (GPS) is essential for any road trip. Not only will a GPS help you find your way, it can offer alternate routes for a scenic detour, alert you to construction zones and traffic situations, and help you find campsites to park and spend the night.
Ensure that your GPS is up to date and has the latest maps loaded onto it. A GPS that guides you to nonexistent roads is really frustrating. But when you are driving a large RV, it can be challenging to make detours to get back on track.
50 foot extension cord
Campsites are not all created equal. Many RV campsites offer water and electricity. Having an extra-long 50 foot cord ensures that you can access the site’s power source from almost anywhere on the pad.
Keep a box of disposable gloves in your RV. Handling sewer hoses and grey water reservoirs can get really messy. You will want disposable gloves to protect your hands from that mess.
First aid kit
Always pack a first aid kit for any road trip. Pack a kit with your family members in mind. At a minimum, a first aid kit should include:
- Creams/ointments; antibiotic, anti-itch, etc.
- Current medications
- Hot/cold compresses
- Sterile pads
- Alcohol wipes
- Pain medication
Space is limited in an RV, but you still want to be comfortable. Just like any other trip, planning is essential to ensure that you have everything you need. Create a shopping/packing list with supplies that are needed or will make your trip more enjoyable. You can include:
- Groceries based on your trip meal plan
- Paper products; toilet paper, paper towels, etc.
- Trash bags and cleaning supplies
- Pet supplies/toys, if traveling with the family pet
- Reading materials and audio books
- Folding chairs and a small folding table – You can set them out and enjoy your campsite, enjoy a meal outdoors, or sit and relax.
- Recreation items; toys, games, bicycles, scooters, etc.
- Bicycles are a great way to explore your area. Remember to bring helmets, spare tire tubes, and bike pump.
RVing can be a great way to explore the country and have fun as a family. When you have these RV trip essentials packed and ready to go, you can make any trip great.
Nationwide recommends a few other essentials not listed here. Check out what they recommend and learn more about Nationwide by visiting their blog, In The Nation.