RV Checklist: Everything You Need for a Long Trip

Road trips are the best time to get a glimpse of different landscapes across the country. Being able to stop and soak in everything nature has to offer makes an RV trip worth every minute on the road. But before you hit the road, it’s important to make a checklist of everything you need. Depending on where you are headed and how long you will be in the RV, you will need to adjust your list. However, there are some basic necessities you will want during the road trip. Today, the Hoover Met Complex shares some things you should definitely include on your packing list.

Food and Drinks

RVs are designed for all the necessities of life, and to make the long trip ahead more comfortable, you will want food and drinks for the ride. Even if they are light snacks to get you through the long hours, the little energy boost will help you be more alert at the wheel. Always make sure you are stocked up on water. You never know when the RV might go through unexpected trouble. Here are some other food and drink items you should consider bringing along for the ride: 

  • Water bottles
  • Snacks
  • Non-perishable meals
  • Plates
  • Cups and Mugs
  • Eating Utensils
  • Food prep utensils
  • Can openers
  • Dish soap
  • Garbage bags
  • Small zippable bags
  • Paper towels
  • Small pots and pans
  • Cooler

Toiletries and Personal Items

Just like when you are home, you’ll need your toiletries and personal items for the long RV trip. Most RVs have bathrooms, and if there isn’t one in your RV, there is almost always one at the RV park. Bringing along personal items will make you feel more at home no matter where you are traveling. Make sure to pack these items:

  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Body soap
  • Facial cleanser
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Dental floss
  • Deodorant 
  • Lotion
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper
  • Shower shoes
  • Disinfecting wipes
  • Phone charger
  • Reading material
  • Sunglasses
  • Batteries
  • Wallet

Planned Activities

One way to make the time fly by when you are on the road is to come up with fun games for everyone in the RV to play. These games also encourage those riding to look out the window as you travel through beautiful landscapes. Also, plan activities at stops along the way! Some great games or activities to do when you stop are:

  • I Spy
  • Puzzles
  • Alphabet game
  • Short or long hikes
  • Local attractions
  • Casual sightseeing
  • New restaurants
  • Visit landmarks

Perfect RV Park

Once you pull up to the RV park, it will start to settle in just how long you have been in the RV. Setting up in an RV park is the perfect way to end the day and get some rest before another day of driving. These RV parks are also a great way to meet fellow adventurers! You will have the opportunity to visit with other travelers and enjoy the amenities of your park. Before you leave on your long RV trip, do some planning to determine where you are going to stop along the way. Some of these spots are going to have more features than others, so make sure to do your research! 

Make a Stop at the Hoover Met Complex RV Park

Looking for a spot to park your RV for the night? The Hoover Met Complex has a state-of-the-art RV park that is full of amenities for you to enjoy! Whether you are traveling to watch a game or attend an event, or stopping over on a longer journey, you can make a home at the Hoover Met Complex RV Park. This extensive park offers 170 asphalt pull-through parking sites equipped with water, sewer, and power hook-ups. Another great perk of our RV park is WiFi for all the guests! Additionally, we offer weekly trash service, and access to multiple amenities throughout our Complex, including the HMC Tennis Center, indoor Walking Track, and Hoover Climbing & Adventure indoor climbing gym. To reserve your spot, you can book online today. Questions? Contact us for more information!