Camper Essentials for First Time Owners

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You just purchased your new camper and now it’s time to pack for that first camping trip. Trying to determine what you will need on that first trip can seem like a lot of work. Well, we are here to help make packing a little easier. Keep reading to see our list of camper essentials that everyone should pack.

Camper Essentials:

  • Toilet chemicals
  • Sewer hoses
  • Water hose to flush tanks (Separate from drinking hose)
  • RV toilet paper
  • Gloves for handling sewer hoses
  • Water pressure regulator
  • Drinking water filter
  • RV Drinking water hose (we found some campgrounds require a white hose)
  • Surge protector 
  • Electrical adapters
  • Extension cords
  • Leveling blocks
  • Wheel chocks
  • Flashlights

Kitchen Essentials:

  • Cutting Boards
  • Knives
  • Silverware
  • Dishes
  • Service utensils
  • Tongs
  • Can opener
  • Mixing bowls
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Spices
  • Coffee pot
  • Pots and pans
  • Food storage containers
  • Meat thermometer
  • Pot holders
  • Dish towels
  • Dish Soap

Bed and Bath Essentials

  • Sheets
  • Blankets
  • Pillows
  • Hangers
  • Towels
  • Wash Cloth
  • Soap
  • RV Toilet Paper

Cleaning Essentials

  • Broom 
  • Mop (we just use swiffer wet cloth)
  • Small vacuum or dust buster
  • Disinfectant wipes
  • Cleaning Spray
  • Paper towels
  • Toilet brush
  • Garbage bags
  • Sponges

Outdoor Essentials

  • Outdoor Rug (some campgrounds don’t allow them)
  • Chairs
  • Hatchet
  • Lighter
  • Smore or hotdog cookers
  • Thermacell or another mosquito repellent
  • Bug Spray
  • Table
  • Table cloth
  • Griddle or grill

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