Keen’s Buildings: The End of Summer RV Vacation Checklist

Just because summer is almost over doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a fun RV Trip! In fact, the offseason may be the best time to go. With prices dipping due to decreased demand and the weather getting cooler, why not take a cross country excursion? Every trip’s made better when you’re properly prepared. That’s why we’ve compiled this end of summer vacation checklist so you can have everything you need to enjoy your RV trip!
If you’re going on a road trip and taking shelter from the weather in your RV, then you’ll need many of the same amenities you would need for your home, here is a list, so you don’t forget anything.

Clothing and bedding

Clothing and bedding are essential to braving the weather. When you’re packing, be aware that the weather can change, so you’ll want to bring clothing that is suitable for the environment you’ll be traversing in. That means bringing a raincoat, jackets, socks, etcetera. You’ll also want to pack some sheets or a sleeping bag (depending on your needs) and some rags and towels for washing up.

Hygenic items

Be sure to pack any hygienic items you need to stay clean. This includes any of your favorite soaps, deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, tissues, or anything else you may need to keep you looking and feeling your best!

First aid kits and medication

No one wants to imagine themselves getting hurt or falling ill, least of all while they are on their vacation; however, it can happen. Stay prepared by making sure that you have your first aid kit fully stocked with antibacterial ointments, compresses, bandaids, disinfectants, gloves, and cotton swabs. Additionally, if you or anyone on the trip requires specific medication, be sure to bring it. Being prepared can make all the difference in the world!

Food and cooking supplies

While on vacation you’ll need to eat. So be sure to pack any cooking supplies, oils, pots, pans, dish soap, disposable plates, and uncles. You may also want to carry as any seasonings and the food you want to prepare – unless you plan on purchasing it while on your trip. It’s a good rule of thumb to take a little extra food just in case you need it. Be sure to carry plenty of bottled water on your trip as well.


Lastly, take any items that you will need personally. Some of these items may be obsolete (depending on your situation). Here are a few items you nay need on our trip. Sunscreen, insect repellant, A GPS, solar power charging devices/batteries, cleaning wipes, a tool kit, and a wi-fi hot spot.

When you have everything you need for your RV trip, then you can spend that time enjoying yourself and not being concerned about obtaining necessities.