Having an RV packing check list will help you NOT forget things important to a successful camping trip. Everyone's list is going to be different. Some of us have our RV loaded and ready to go all the time. Others empty the RV after every trip before putting it into the local storage lot. We are lucky because our motorhome is parked behind our warehouse and is ready to go right now, except for a few things we take out of it.
Below is our list of things we need to put into the motorhome or be sure they are in there already. As you can see, food items are not included. Our motorhome is where we eat dinner every night so it is fully stocked with all food and food preparation items.
When we go down the list, the rule is, "Do not check off an item until your actually SEE it. Do not assume it is the the case where it is supposed to be. Also do not check off an item until it is either in the motorhome or is in a pile that is FOR SURE going out to the MH.
The best way to make a list is on your computer so you can easily print a copy. It is also easy to update regularly. I only print one list when we are getting ready to go. Our list is constantly evolving.
On your next trip write down everything you take out to your RV. When you return from your trip, write down everything you remove from your RV. Now you have the basis for your list of things to pack when you go camping.
Here is our motorhome packing list
Blue charger bag (need to add what)
Delorme Street Maps CD
Electric Razor & Razors
Electric Screwdriver & Charger
Main tool boxes
BBQ & BBQ Hose
Generator & Gasoline
Radio CD Player Black office radio
Reading & Computer Glasses
Hats, cowboy, baseball & ???
Bob’s Black Seat Cushion
Dust Buster & Charger
Garmin Handheld GPS
Camera, GPS Manual
2 Camera Download Cables
Cell Phone Internet Cable
LED lights big & small
Back up computer –bring backups with us
Extra batteries & group 27
Set up cats – feed, water, litter
Nasal & cold remedies
Current tapes & studies
Spare shoes & rain boots
Rave MP3 player & extra batteries
Charge 12 Volt under seat batteries
check oil, water, trans, brake
check tire pressure & air bags
charge seat batteries
FRS Walkie Talkies & charger
1.5 Million Light & charger CHARGE IT
heaters & blankets off
Put hold on mail if needed