5 key items you'll always want in your RV.

Road trips and RV travel are becoming more and more popular, especially with all the travel restrictions and safety regulations of late due to the COVID-19 pandemic. National and state parks, campgrounds, and RV parks are all great places to live the RV-life while visiting the nation’s historic sites and outdoor attractions. Whether you’re a seasoned boondocker, a weekend warrior, or just beginning the RV lifestyle, check out some items you’ll want to always have in your RV.

First-Aid Kit

A well-stocked first-aid kit is a no-brainer when it comes to RV essentials. You’ll want to fill your first aid kit with things like water-resistant bandages, gauze, peroxide, antibacterial ointment, disinfectant, and aspirin. Keep a first aid kit for your RV as well, things like road flares, warning triangles, wrenches, screwdrivers, ice scrapers, and knives.

Travel Technology

Even if you’re trying to go off-the-grid, safety is a key component when traveling by RV. Invest in a GPS satellite tracker to stay on the right path. A solar-powered charger is a good idea to keep cell phones and other electronics charged.

Load your smartphone with apps for navigation, gas stations, trip planning, weather, entertainment, and more. Apps like FreeRoam can help you find campgrounds and RV parks while Track My Tour allows you to track your locations so family members back home can see where you’ve been and know that you’re safe.

Water and Water Purification Tablets

Water is a necessity for cooking, cleaning, drinking, and putting out campfires. Stock up on bottled water if you won’t have access to grocery and convenience stores for a while. Keep water purification tablets on hand in case you happen to run out of water and need to use less-than-desirable sources.

Extra Non-Perishable Food

Keep a supply of canned goods for those times when you aren’t able to roast hot dogs or grill burgers. Other items to keep in your food supply cabinet include food bars, powdered foods, and even MREs (Meal, Ready-to-Eat). Items like this are also easy to throw in a backpack to go hiking. They may not be the tastiest, but they can really come in handy in a pinch.

Spare Tire and Jack

This seems like an obvious one, but it’s something everybody should always have in any vehicle, including an RV. Throw in some jumper cables while you’re at it.

If you’re ready to jump into RV life, but don’t know the first thing about Class A, Class B, or Super C motorhomes, give Transwest a call. They sell a wide variety of RVs, including brands like Cimarron, Newmar, Winnebago, Airstream, and more.

Are you a fan of RV travel? Where’s your favorite place to go? Let us know in the comments.