The Ultimate RV Camping Checklist for First-Time Campers

The Ultimate RV Camping Checklist for First-Time Campers

RV camping is indescribably fun, but it can also be a nightmare if you’re unprepared. So if you’re new to camping or just want to find out things you didn’t know you should, this RV Camping Checklist will make sure you at least know the basics of what you should have in your RV camper before you hitch-up for your next adventure. This is The Ultimate RV Camping Checklist for First-Time Campers

The “Easy-to-Forgets”

  • Wallets & Purses
  • Credit / Debit Cards
  • Medicines, Epi-Pens, or Prescriptions 
  • Where is the Dog / Cat? 
  • Phone Car Charger 
  • Campsite Reservation Info / Confirmation Codes – A good rule of thumb is to screenshot a copy and send it to someone you are camping with so you have an extra copy available. 



  • Battery Jump Box
  • Propane Tanks (Filled)
  • RV Toiletry Chemicals
  • Vehicle Battery Charger
  • Inspection Sticker is Up-to-date
  • Extra Tire Pressure Gauge Packed
  • Batteries for Misc Items such as Flashlights / Lanterns
  • Tire Pressure Gauges Checked (Including your Spare)
  • Double Check Connections to Vehicle (Rear-view cameras / Brake lights)
  • Floor Cleaning Supplies (Vacuum / Broom & Dust Pan / Mop)
  • Gray Water Portable Holding Tank has been Dumped
  • RV Slideouts Retracted and Windows Closed 
  • RV Friendly Toilet Paper
  • Jumper Cables
  • Garbage Bags
  • Flashlights



  • Bath Soap
  • Hand Soap
  • Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Hair Brushes / Combs
  • Toothbrushes & Toothpaste
  • Blow Dryer
  • Sunscreen
  • Aloe Vera Lotion



  • Cell Phones
  • Cell Phone Chargers
  • Cameras + Camera Battery Charger
  • Laptops / Ipads etc.
  • Mobile Wifi Hotspot



  • Life Jackets 
  • Bug Spray
  • First Aid Kit
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Bikes / Helmets



  • Towels, Towels, Towels – You never know when you are going to need extras.
  • Pillows & Pillow Cases
  • Blankets
  • Dish Towels


Kitchen Supplies

  • Pots
  • Skillets
  • Lighter
  • Waterproof Matches
  • Spatulas/ Cooking utensils
  • Eating Utensils
  • Seasonings
  • Salt & Pepper 
  • Plenty of Food


Click here for a PDF version of The Ultimate RV Camping Checklist for First-Time Campers



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