There are certain things you should not leave home without when traveling in an RV. From safety to convenience, there are must-have items that should always be on hand in your motorhome or travel trailer. Here are the must-have items you should always have when traveling.
First Aid Kit
Accidents happen, so it’s always best to be prepared. In addition to the standard bandages and antibiotic cream, be sure to include some Benadryl for allergic reactions. Emergency ice packs that cool down when they are broken are also a good idea. Check the first aid kit after or before every trip to ensure that it is still fully stocked.
This handy tool will prove to be incredibly handy. If a tire is going flat, you can keep it inflated until you reach a safe spot to change it. The children’s inflatable toys can be filled with air easily, and you can use it to blow water out of the lines when a trip is over. Have a small collection of different adaptors on hand, so you can inflate basketballs, blow air through lines, inflate bike tires or inflate the tire on your RV.
Motorhomes are not prone to catching fire, but they can go up quickly if one should happen. Keep fire extinguishers in key locations. One should be near the kitchen, another near the door and you might want to consider stashing one in each sleeping area. If an extinguisher is used for any reason, it must be replaced as soon as possible. Teach the children how to use it by remembering to PASS. PASS stands for pull the pin, aim the nozzle, squeeze the trigger and sweep across the fire.
Kids love playing with these, especially at Halloween, but they serve a valuable purpose for RV owners. They will last indefinitely if they are not activated, so they can be put in a kitchen drawer and left alone. If you have a power outage while camping, you can use one of these sticks to illuminate the camper. The kids can also use them when they want to go exploring a campground at night.
These are all affordable items that will make your camper a little safer and a little more enjoyable. Add them to your checklist, and make sure you have them on hand before pulling out of your driveway on your next adventure.