Before you hit the road with your new to you RV, Camper, Motorhome or 5th Wheeler you definitely need to get the essentials from the “Must-have List’ . You will agree, that there is no way around most of these items in order to be safe and happy on your journeys. But there are also nice-to-have items like the following 14 Camping Accessories (Ultimate List of necessary Camping essentials):
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Just be aware that it is essential, to have a
before you go on your first camping trip. And don’t forget the RV toilet paper…..
Ultimate Camper necessities
Of course there are more things you need for your first RV trip, which are not absolutely necessary, but nice-to-have items. Browse through these 14 Camping Accessories (Ultimate List of necessary Camping essentials) and let me know if you agree with me.
Don’t forget your Camper Packing List
Also, if you bring your pets, check out the Packing List for dogs, in case you are not sure what you should pack to make your dog safe. Here is the Packing List for pets.
14 Camping Accessories (Ultimate List of almost necessary Camping essentials)
We were camping in Palm Springs when we got hit by heavy winds in the middle of the night. This was totally scary to me. Our RV was parked under trees in a shady spot which seemed to be perfect, but during the wind storm it wasn’t. Lot’s of branches fell on the roof of the camper and it was totally necessary to check the next day if we had some kind of issues on the Camper. This is why we start with a ladder:
Let’s start with the first Camper necessity:
A ladder comes pretty handy when you have to check the roof while you are on the road.
Telescopic ladder, lightweight
Therefore this is my first nice-to-have item:
Portable Ice maker
Do you like to have a drink or two once in a while or like to drink cold beverages? You NEED an ice maker. This Igloo one is pretty good and lots of my Camper friends use it as well. And it is doesn’t require a lot of counter space.
Or the cheaper version if you are looking for a more affordable ice maker:
Blackstone gas griddle
If you don’t have an outdoor kitchen and hate cooking inside your camper, you might want to check out this gas griddle. Makes perfect hamburgers and steaks.
If you are on the road for a long time and don’t feel like wasting time in a laundromat, get one of these portable washing machines, total time and money savers:
Must have travel trailer items
Portable Fire Pit
What is camping without a campfire? Not great, something is missing, right? On some campsites you are not allowed to have an open campfire, therefore using a gas fire pit is the alternative. And a nice side effect is that you don’t need to wash all your clothes due to the smell of smoke.
What every RV should have for a better sleep:
Mattress topper gel infused – 14 Nice-to-have camping accessories (Ultimate List of necessary Camping essentials)
Well, this mattress topper is something to consider, if you sweat a lot during your sleep or your mattress is not very comfortable, but you don’t want to replace it.
If you are thinking about replacing you RV mattress, here are some more tips for deciding on a mattress, what size do you need, what about the bunk beds and where to get them.
This topper is perfect for more comfort and has a great cooling effect.
14 nice to have accessories for your Camper/RV:
How pretty does it look when you sit outside at night and the awning is decorated with lights. So romantic. It is also nice not sitting in complete darkness, while enjoying the outdoors.
RV essentials checklist:
How annoying if you want to sip on your drink, enjoy the peaceful night and all of a sudden you are hunted down by mosquitos. Flies can ruin a perfect night outside, therefore besides using off Spray, this will definitely help keeping your sanity:
Another option is a Thermacell repeller:
The Thermacell Patio Shield Mosquito Repeller effectively repels mosquitoes by creating a 15-foot zone of protection. This compact, easy-to-use and stylish device looks great and many Campers recommend it. So if you are going to an area with many mosquitos and you want to sit outside at night, try this for your sanity:
- No spray and no mess. Scent-free and DEET-free.
- Same proven Thermacell fuel-powered technology, in a compact and stylish design for patios, decks, and more
- Ideal for use while entertaining.
- No open flame, no smoky candles
Do you enjoy watching birds? Get a bird feeder and binoculars and watch these pretty creatures while you feed them. This is also a good way of occupying kids for some time.
RV kitchen must-have:
Keurig Coffee Maker
No matter where you are, starting your day with a good cup of coffee is almost essential. If you have the space in your cabinets, get a Keurig and your day will start with great tasting coffee.
During really hot days and nights, when the AC is working on the limit, a nice cool breeze is so essential to survive inside the Camper.
I use a fan with light and remote control in my camper and I can hook it up wherever I need it.
If you are thinking about winter camping you might want to invest in a little additional heater to stay warm.
Solar lights are always good to have, especially if you have to walk the dog by night. Being aware of obstacles or just to have a safe way back to the Camper at night is a good thing.
Cool light for the kids’ bunker beds because it changes the light color and it has a remote control. Kids love it.
A comfortable rocking chair is a definite necessity if you want to be comfortable.
Outdoor fun – 14 Nice-to-have camping accessories (Ultimate List of necessary Camping essentials)
Hanging Chair, Sky Chair
Want to have a little fun for yourself and the kids? I can spend hours in my hanging chair and just float around, read a book or take a nap. How wonderful doing nothing.
And a hammock is even more comfortable than a hanging chair. This one is so easy to hang up and to enjoy and easy to store in your RV.
Games, Volleyball, Balls, Frisbee
If you like a little action and fun in between relaxing, a good Frisbee match or Volleyball on the beach is a great way of staying active and having fun.
Improve performance of your mobile broadband devices when indoors or in fringe zones with this portable antenna, covering a wide band spectrum (700MHz to 2600MHz). Connect this to your cellular hotspot and you will most likely increase the range and have a better signal.
…and while you are on the road and the kids are complaining it is to hot, how about a car fan?
Summary of 14 Nice-to-have camping accessories (Ultimate List of necessary Camping essentials)
If you like to be comfortable during your RV travels, make sure you have all the necessities. You definitely want to enjoy yourself and have a great time while you are on the road. Preparing for a Camper trip or an RV road trip you need to know what essentials you should pack.
Don’t underestimate to be able to enjoy an ice cold drink in your Motorhome or RV or just being able to have a good night sleep on a comfortable mattress is a game changer.
Should I have forgotten something important to mention, let me know in the comments and I add it to the list.
Safe travels and have fun,
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