RV Packing Lists: Printable Checklists for RV Trips!

Now listen guys. Just ignore everything else on our website.

(…well ignore all James’ stuff; continue reading mine…)

You’ve landed on the MOST. IMPORTANT. RV tip. We can give you.

And it’s this:

Using RV Packing Checklists will change your life.

I mean it. No bull here. If you’ve always packed by the seat of your pants just trust me on this. You HAVE to try using a list. Or, in our case, lists…plural. Y’all know we’re a little, uh, well let’s just say it like this…slightly rigid? (and one of us more “slightly rigid” than the other…) So we’ve got more than one list we use when trip time rolls around. I shared versions of these ages ago over on the Winnebagolife website, but they weren’t in fancy printable style sheets, so these are way better. Print them off, put them on your clipboard, and just like that, you’ll be on your way to the most pleasant trip pack you’ve ever experienced!!!

And yes I know, I KNOW!!! There’s a whole lot on each of these lists. In our defense we don’t take it all every trip…but we could! When you get down to it, the stuff is pretty small and just LOOKS like more when it’s listed out in print. If you toured our RV on the road, you wouldn’t see all this stuff lying about…IT ALL FITS!


Directions: Click the pic or title for the printable list.


RV Kitchen Galley Packing List:

Here you’ll find everything you need for the kitchen and your cooking needs. The only thing left for you to figure out is the food! I’ve got a ton of opinions on food-packing, so I’ll make sure to address that in a future post.


RV Maintenance Packing List:

James wrote this one, and is the one who loads all this stuff up. We divide and conquer with our packing duties, and since this one’s his, I don’t even have to look at it. So if you have suggestions or additions, take it up with him!


RV Bed and Bath Packing List:

Not sure why, but if I’m gonna forget something, it tends to be from this list. I used to be quite a pro at forgetting toothpaste. It happened so often it would have been comical if I wasn’t so ticked each time I discovered it. Anyways, since using lists, I haven’t forgotten toothpaste once!!!


RV Living Packing List

I like to refer to this one as the “List of Fun.” Goes hand in hand with our “Binder of Fun”…and we couldn’t do our BOF stuff without following the LOF first!


So there you go…these are the actual lists I’ve been working with for almost a year now and they’ve rocked my RVing world. In fact it’s hours before we hit the road, and without these lists there’s no way I would have had time to throw this post together…they’ve saved me so much time. Anyways, would love to hear your thoughts, suggestions, and your own systems for packing. I realize my way isn’t the only way, and I’m always trying to improve my efficiency. So, your comments would be most welcomed below!

Hope y’all are having incredible RV adventures…and I especially hope we’ll someday cross paths!

xoxo, Stef

Stefany Adinaro is an RVing fitness pro and is the self-proclaimed “better half” of the Fit RV website. While she loves her RV adventures, her favorite adventure is being “Mugga” to grandbabies Amelia and Eli. When she's not on the road, you can find her training clients in Salt Lake City, Utah.

    15 thoughts on “RV Packing Lists: Printable Checklists for RV Trips!

    1. Dan

      I am a few days away from my first real RV trip and I found these checklists very helpful, particularly for someone (me) who is not well organized!

    2. Ed Rudder

      Thank you for these great reminders for those week long trips. I tend to leave items in the RV between trips but always seem to forget something every time I go out. This will help… Thank you.

      1. Stefany - Post author

        Yep, we leave stuff in the rig, too…but still there’s tons of stuff we bring in and out each trip so the lists help!

    3. Ed Marks

      Thanks for the lists Stef – I’m sure they’ll be a big help as we head out for our maiden (rental) voyage in about 6 weeks!


      1. Stefany - Post author

        You’ll have to keep me posted on how your maiden rental voyage goes!!! Hope it’s a blast, Ed!

    4. Sandy Emert

      Just sold our home to go full time but having problems deciding on a small A or with a Tiffin Wayferer. You guys keep building on your unit you may have to go up a size. Big problem but the list will help in what to get rid of out of our home. Thanks

    5. Mike < FISH

      Well I see you have posted a few check list and they seem to cover all the bases. Your check lists should help most folks with getting the packing and one’s needs pretty much solid for a happy travel experience. It seems that you covered it all except for a few I wanna or I wish I’daaa sort of items for whoever.
      As always you and Sir James post things that are to the point and thought out well which would leave some of us in a happy place and others a happy place with a bit extra. Well done job and we thank you Steph!

    6. R L Cole

      We currently full time in a 41′ class A, but are hoping to sell it and “right-size” to a Class B plus. With a 1000 pound carryng capacity in the B, (which includes ourselves), I’ve made a “must have” list. Your lists made me realize that I forgot batteries, sunscreen, and first aid kit! Thanks!
      Have you weighed Lance to see if he’s overloaded? That’s a major concern of ours, and may be the biggest challenge we find. Once groceries get on board, we may TILT!

      1. Stefany - Post author

        Yep, James makes sure we weigh Lance pretty much after every mod he does, plus also whenever we get Lance filled up for a big road trip. We’re way under weight, but then we’re in a true Class B so have loads more wiggle room than small Class C’s (AKA Class B+)! How fun you’re downsizing…you’re going to LOVE how much more mobile you’ll be on the road!

    7. Interstate Blog

      Nice! It’s the kind of thing for which different systems resonate with different personalities. I split my lists in two – I developed a magnetic “do-done” board for recurring pre-trip tasks (fill fresh water, check tires, etc.) plus a one-page paper checklist for “take-withs”. I also had to concede that my second home needs its own dedicated second set of implements (which I call “remain-withs”). We have intense rodent challenges in the deep south, but to the extent possible, everything that CAN be left in the van WILL be left in the van (dishes, pots, pans, BBQ stuff, first aid, insect repellent, sunscreen, cleaning products, tools, extra hardware, vehicle maintenance supplies, etc.). That’s how I was able to fit the remainder of take-withs onto just one page – by declaring as many remain-withs as possible. The primary rodent-related exclusions are textile products and foodstuffs, obviously. Those all become take-withs.

      1. Stefany - Post author

        Yep, James has another “RV Prepping” List he uses, too. I’ve encouraged him to share it here, so look for that in a post coming soon!


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