The Ultimate RV Rental Packing list (downloadable PDF)

This RV Rental packing list was prepared particularly for a Cruise America RV Rental, where nothing is supplied. You can purchase provisional kits, but if possible, it’s best (and cheaper) to bring your own. At the bottom of this post is a downloadable PDF of the packing list. Click the following link if you would like a road trip packing list.

RV Rental Packing list - Photo by Mike Shubic of

RV Rental Packing List for the Kitchen

RV Packing list for the kitchen
  • Can/Bottle Opener & Corkscrew
  • Knifes
  • Glasses
  • Coffee Cups
  • Frying Pan
  • Cooking Pot
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes
  • Eating utensils
  • Mixing Bowl (microwave safe)
  • Coffee maker
  • Paper Towels
  • Dish Towels
  • Pot holder
  • Cutting board
  • Condiments (salt/pepper, ketchup, oil, etc)

RV Packing List for the Bathroom

RV Packing List for the Bathroom
  • Bath Towels
  • Hand Towels
  • Wash Clothes
  • Pillows
  • Pillowcases
  • Sheets
  • Blankets
  • Slippers
  • Shampoo/Conditioner
  • Soap/Cosmetics
  • Toothbrush/paste
  • Toilet Paper

General Supplies

General supplies to bring on an RV road trip
  • Dish Soap 
  • Handheld Broom
  • Cleaning Supplies 
  • Sponges or Rags
  • Trash Bags
  • Food Storage (tupperware/baggies)
  • Paper Maps (for no cell service areas)
  • Flashlights (or other portable lights)
  • Batteries
  • Matches/lighter
  • Candles or Lantern
  • Shovel (Fire pit, sand, etc)
  • Drinking water
  • Laundry Bag
  • Detergent & roll of quarters
  • Duct Tape
  • Leveling Blocks (Pieces of 2×6 would work)
  • Charging Cables
  • Bungee cords with hooks

Personal Items

Personal items to bring on an RV road trip
  • Toiletry Kit: (razor, tweezers, etc.)
  • Pharmacy: allergy, anti-inflammatory, etc.
  • Earplugs for the light sleeper
  • Insect Repellent
  • Device Chargers and Outlet Adapters
  • Sunscreen and Lotions
  • Hair dryer, brushes, combs, ties, etc.
  • First Aid Kit (bandages, antibiotic ointment, etc)
  • Sunglasses

RV Packing List for Recreation Items

  • Indoor Activities: card or board games, books, etc.
  • Outdoor Activities: Frisbee, sports equipment, etc.
  • Rain Gear: jackets, umbrellas, ponchos and boots
  • Swim Gear: swimsuits, inflatable rafts or tubes, sandals, etc.
  • Reusable Water Bottle
  • Hats or Visor
  • Firewood & Fire starter
  • Outdoor seating: Chairs, Blanket, Hammock, etc.

If you have any suggestions of additional items that should be included on this RV Packing list, be sure to leave a comment below. CLICK HERE to download the printable PDF.

Mike Shubic

Mike Shubic is a seasoned road trip travel video blogger, traversing the byways of the world looking for those hidden gems of the road. From unique destinations, unexpected discoveries, creative cuisine, intriguing inns to exciting attractions…the road is his page. The experiences are his ink. And every 300 miles, a new chapter begins. Whether you live vicariously or by example, Mike will do the exploring so you can have an adventure.


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