When traveling on wheels a minimalist-minded packing list is the way to go. We’ve outlined a few basic packing list groups to keep in mind, whether your travels are bringing you to us in Tiny Town or elsewhere!
This is an obvious but you’ll want to keep the clothing to a minimum. Space is limited on an RV so pack only what you truly need. It’s smart to pack based on the types of activities you are planning. Going hiking? Boots, a breathable t-shirt and convertible cargo pants will work well on the trails and beyond.
A crew on the road needs to eat, don’t they? While you may be planning to eat simple meals requiring little prep, it’s nice to have some items on hand just in case the desire to cook strikes! A few plates, cups, silverware, bowls and measuring cups are good basics to have on hand.
Life on the road is full of learning, adventure and plenty to explore. Just like life at home, however, you’ll want to build in some down-time. Having playing cards, Frisbee and a book or two will help keep all passengers engaged and entertained, even in transit.
You’ll want to bring towels, sheets, comforters, pillows and a sleeping bag. The sleeping bag can be used to make your bed even more comfortable or for an impromptu evening under the stars. Are you planning to go to the lake or hit the waves at the beach? If so, bringing a couple of beach towels is a must.
Living out of a small space means that it can look very messy, very quickly. Bring along some cleaning supplies like a rag, paper towels and an all-purpose cleaner to keep your space spick-and-span.
If you’re traveling with a group or a family, you may want to bring one standard size bottle of each necessary toiletry for the entire family rather than individual shampoos, conditioners and toothpastes. It may seem counterintuitive since they occupy a good chunk of space but it helps ensure you have enough of the basics without duplicating supplies.
There is literally an endless list of items you can bring with you on your next RV trip. Try not to stress too much about remembering to pack everything. Unless you’re going somewhere unusually remote you’ll have opportunities to pick up any unexpected necessities along the way. Happy RVing!