Whether your RVing trip is just across town or to the other side of the country, the enjoyment is far superior to roughing it. If the RV you travel in is similar to the other ones on the road today, it is a portable house with a full kitchen, bedroom, and living room all self-contained in one motorized vehicle. As comfortable as your RV is for you, there are still several essentials that you must not forget to take with you to ensure your trip goes off without any issues.
1. First-Aid Kit
You never know when a mishap will occur on a trip. When there are first-aid supplies along for the duration, you will be able to doctor wounds or sprains quickly until you can seek out further medical attention if necessary. Pack a first-aid kit with the following supplies.
• Flashlights with extra batteries
• Poison control and other emergency phone numbers
• Paper and a pen or pencil
• A first aid manual
• A barrier device for breathing
• Burn dressings
• Several pairs of latex or non-latex gloves in different sizes (as needed)
• Gauze pads in two-inch and four-inch square sizes
• Eye patches
• Pressure dressings
• Rolls of gauze
• Abdominal pad(s)
• Alcohol wipes
• Adhesive tape
• Hot packs
• Cold packs
• Adhesive bandages in various sizes and shapes such as those from BAND-AID
• Space blanket(s)
• Pocket mask(s)
• Antibacterial hand gel
• Three-inch elastic bandage(s)
2. Road Flares
Flares help alert other drivers to the fact that you are in distress in case of an emergency. You should carry at least six road flares with you on each trip. If the trip is a long one, you may wish to pack additional flares.
3. Full Toolbox
According to Reserve America, there are a number of different tools that should be in your RV toolbox for your trip. Below, you will discover examples of these tools:
• Flat-head and Philips-head screwdrivers in a variety of sizes to remove or install screws
• Socket wrench set for loosening and tightening machine nuts and bolts
• Channel-lock pliers to deal with pipes or large machine nuts
• Pocketknife for stripping wire insulation, cutting rope or other purposes
• Folding tree saw to remove trees that may have fallen across the road (Not for cutting down live trees!)
• Mini hacksaw for the tasks that require more than just a pocketknife
4. Portable Waste Holding Tank
This tank allows you to drain your waste water without driving the RV over to the waste station each time. You will appreciate this convenience during your stay in a campground or RV park. Along with this portable tank, it is advisable to carry an extra waste hose in case your present one develops a break or tear.
5. Global Positioning System (GPS)
Today, the GPS units play an integral part in most trips, whether the driver is trying to escape rush-hour traffic via a different route or an RVer finding his or her way on a trip. Current GPS units will pinpoint your exact location accurately and display the best route for you to drive along to reach your destination in the timeliest manner.
With the above essentials packed, you’ve got everything you need to tackle hiccups along the road. Enjoy the adventures ahead!