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Where2JourneyNext Checklist

Planning for an RV road adventure can be exciting but also requires careful preparation. To help you stay organized, here’s a checklist of essentials to consider before hitting the road:

  • RV Essentials:
    • Valid driver’s license and registration for the RV.
    • Proof of insurance.
    • Owner’s manual and RV documentation.
    • Spare tire and necessary tools for tire changes.
    • Leveling blocks and wheel chocks.
    • RV sewage hose, water hose, and electrical cords.
    • Fire extinguisher, smoke detector, and carbon monoxide detector.
    • RV GPS or navigation system.
  • Maintenance and Safety:
    • Complete RV inspection: check the engine, tires, brakes, lights, and fluid levels.
    • Schedule a tune-up and servicing, if necessary.
    • Check the RV’s weight and adhere to weight limits.
    • Test and replace batteries in smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors.
    • Pack a first aid kit with essential medical supplies.
    • Carry a roadside emergency kit, including warning triangles, flashlight, and jumper cables.
    • Install and test carbon monoxide and LP gas detectors.
  • Camping Supplies:
    • Sleeping bags, pillows, and bedding.
    • Cooking utensils, pots, and pans.
    • Plates, bowls, cups, and silverware.
    • Food storage containers and plastic bags.
    • Camping stove or grill.
    • Cooler or refrigerator for perishable food items.
    • Camping chairs and table.
    • Lanterns, flashlights, and extra batteries.
    • Camping hammock or outdoor mat.
    • Insect repellent and sunscreen.
  • Personal Items:
    • Clothing suitable for various weather conditions.
    • Toiletries, towels, and shower essentials.
    • Prescription medications and any necessary medical supplies.
    • Personal documents (IDs, passports, insurance cards).
    • Cash, credit/debit cards, and a spare set of keys.
    • Entertainment items (books, games, music, etc.).
  • Technology and Communication:
    • Mobile phones and chargers.
    • Portable Wi-Fi hotspot or ensure reliable internet access.
    • GPS device or navigation app on your phone.
    • Camera or smartphone for capturing memories.
    • Portable power bank for charging devices on the go.
  • RV Campground Reservations:
    • Research and book campsites in advance.
    • Make note of reservation details and check-in procedures.
    • Keep campground maps and directions easily accessible.
  • RV Rules and Etiquette:
    • Familiarize yourself with RV campground rules and regulations.
    • Practice proper campground etiquette, including noise control and waste disposal.

Remember, this checklist serves as a general guide. Customize it according to your specific needs and preferences. By planning and preparing in advance, you’ll be well-equipped to embark on an amazing RV road adventure. Safe travels and enjoy the journey!


Steve & Shelly