Check list for new RV owners

Discussion in 'Beginning RVing' started by thomasamski, Jul 5, 2010.

  1. thomasamski

    thomasamski Member

    We just purchased our first RV. No one seemed to have a good check list of things to purchase for a new unit. The following is my own that ran approximately $1,000 to fulfill. Hope this helps someone.

    RV ITEMS

    Miscellaneous
    Small wood step ladder from garage
    Clothing soap
    Clothing softener
    Address book
    Financial statements
    Tape to hold things on wall
    Notebook
    Calculator
    Pens
    Paper
    Electric vacuum
    Iron
    Broom
    Small brush and dustpan
    Mop
    Closet lining
    Hangers
    Small hamper
    Umbrella
    Walking stick
    Flashlight
    Scissors
    Insect repellent
    Insect spray

    Bathroom
    Biogradable toilet paper
    Chemicals for holding tank
    Bar soap
    Air refresher
    Hair shampoo
    Squeegee for shower
    Shower cleaner
    Deodorant
    Hair dryer
    2 toothbrushes
    Toothpaste
    Pat, Tom Dental adhesives
    Dental holders
    After shave lotions
    Electric razor
    Razor for Pat
    Shaving cream
    Bath towels
    Face clothes

    Bedroom
    Sheets
    2 pillows
    2 pillow cases
    Bedding
    2, 3 throw pillows
    Under garments for Tom, Pat
    Socks for Tom, Pat
    Winter coats (from home closet)

    Dining Room
    Wall clock
    Alarm clock
    3 small picture frames
    3 large picture frames

    Driving needs
    Atlas
    Maps
    GPS
    Toll unit
    Electronics rechargers (from Impala)
    Tools
    Tire gauge
    Car brush
    Old newspapers
    Old towels
    Window cleaner
    Bug remover

    Dog
    2 Dishes
    Bottles of water
    Food
    Biscuits
    Toys

    Kitchen
    Paper towels
    Paper towel holder
    Trash can
    Plastic bags
    Dish towels
    Diswasher soap
    Measuring spoons
    Coffee cups
    Dishes
    Silverware
    Knives
    Steak knives
    Can opener
    Salt
    Pepper
    Spices
    Dish cloths
    Toaster
    Crock pot
    Electric grill
    Drinking glasses
    Pots and pans
    Coffee pot
    Pressure cooker
    Utensils
    Plastic containers
    Ice cube tray

    Outside
    Two lawn chairs
    Outside fabric rug
     
  2. big bilko

    big bilko Senior Member

    RE: Check list for new RV owners

    You only require 53 items. 1 pack of cards and a bottle opener. :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: Regards BIG BILKO. :) :) :) :) Welcome to the forum..
     
  3. H2H1

    H2H1 Senior Member

    Re: Check list for new RV owners

    well BB I would add one more to your list, a trash bag for the cans or bottle. :approve: :laugh: :laugh: there is no sense in littering when camping.
     
  4. cwishert

    cwishert New Member

    Re: Check list for new RV owners

    Wow that is a long list. You will find that the lighter you pack the easier it is to unpack. Now if you are going full time then I guess you don't have to unpack. I leave most of my utensils and pots and pans in the rv and have a spare set of sheets and pillow cases for each sleeping area. I leave my shampoo and soap and toothbrushes and toothpaste and a hair brush. I usually take out anything that might explode, such as bug spray, suntan lotion etc. So mainly when we get ready to go, it is pack the clothes, food and tools and we are ready to hit the road. I leave the lawn chairs, bbq pit, and carpet in the storage compartment also. Hubby checks all fluids, tires, etc and fills up the MH with gas and water and makes sure all necessities are working. We don't take alot of food we can't cook on the pit because I am afraid of the stove and oven. We have used it but only if it is pouring down rain outside. Yea it would be good to have a kind of generic list of things to have in the RV. Be sure also to add a first aid kit. Things you never expected happen at the oddest times. Also what I might take you would find odd and what you might take I might find odd so it is hard to make a list that encompasses all things necessary for a trip in the RV. :laugh: :)
     
  5. akjimny

    akjimny Senior Member

    Re: Check list for new RV owners

    Money - always bring money. (Almost) anything you need and forgot to bring you can buy on the road (except for a tire in Glennallen, AK). Being a "Tool Guy" I brought enough tools to rebuild practically everything. I was real big on electrical stuff; spare fuses, wire, soldering iron, test light, etc.
    But your list is your list and my list is mine and people will add and subtract according to their personal needs and abilities. But I'm glad to see you are organized. So many out there aren't. :eek: :eek:
    Happy trails, and let us know how everything goes. :) :)
     
  6. C Nash

    C Nash Senior Member

    Re: Check list for new RV owners

    If I was organized it wouldn't be fun :laugh: Everthing I need is always some place else and everthing I don't need I have with me. :) If I throw it away I'll need it tomorrow. If I keep it I'll never need it. Aint life fun. :laugh:
     
  7. Triple E

    Triple E Senior Member

    Re: Check list for new RV owners

    Why the "Wall Clock" :question:
     
  8. C Nash

    C Nash Senior Member

    Re: Check list for new RV owners

    And no way on the alarm clock :eek:
     
  9. akjimny

    akjimny Senior Member

    Re: Check list for new RV owners

    And I forgot a tarp, about 8' x 12' and some rope. Handy if you get a leak or if you have to kneel next to or crawl under your rig. :laugh: :laugh:
     
  10. H2H1

    H2H1 Senior Member

    Re: Check list for new RV owners

    Steven I know you was just kidding about a clock Right? We go to bed when tired, and get up when rested, we eat when we are hungry no reason for a clock. :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
     
  11. Triple E

    Triple E Senior Member

    Re: Check list for new RV owners

    Yep Hollis you got it. ;) I don't even want to know what day it is. :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
     
  12. Ambrosia

    Ambrosia New Member

    Re: Check list for new RV owners

    A lot of the stuff seems a good general checklist of the mundane things I'd forget. Lovely list when one makes one's necessary personal tweaks. :laugh:
     

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