Mon - Fri: 8 am to 5 pm
Winter Hours
Closing at 4pm each day and closed on Fridays

What NOT to pack on your next RV trip

It’s so easy to overpack your RV, only to find your space cluttered and weighed down with unnecessary belongings. Check out our advice on what NOT to pack on your next trip.   

Heavy, breakable dishes

As you’re stocking your RV’s kitchen, skip heavy and breakable dishes and glassware. Not only will it cut down on the weight you’re towing, but it also means less breakage if things shift or fall during the drive. You don’t need to go disposable, there are plenty of stylish, lightweight dishware options like melamine or acrylic. 


It can be a cost savings to pack your firewood with you, but if you’re traveling outside of your own region, you could be unknowingly aiding in the spread of invasive and destructive pests. 

Restricted items for crossing the border

If you’re heading across the US border on your trip, don’t forget to review what items are restricted from entering the country. Firewood is not allowed, and all fruits, vegetables, plants and plant material of any type must be declared and inspected. It’s best to stock your fridge after you’ve crossed.

Excess kitchen equipment

While your kitchen at home may be filled with cooking gadgets and gear, think minimal and multipurpose to make the best use of your limited kitchen space. Embrace simple camping meals, and prepping ingredients at home can be a help as well.    

Your entire wardrobe

Pack for the forecasted weather and the activities you plan to do, and throw in a couple extra warm layers for chilly mornings. Select items that can mix and match for more variety without overloading your limited wardrobe space, and check out our tips for laundry at the campsite.

Do you have any packing tips? Share them with us on our social networks!

Share :

On Key

Related Posts

Renting an RV

As a first date, so to speak, you might want to consider renting a vehicle to see if that flutter of infatuation has the potential to bloom into an enduring  passion that prompts you to make that long term financial commitment of a purchase. 

RV & Travel Trailer Class Guide

If you’re new to the world of RVs and travel trailers, navigating your way through the multiple classes of vehicles can be a bit intimidating. Use our guide to learn about the important attributes that distinguish each class.

What’s new in RVs for 2024?

Just as technological innovation has dramatically impacted nearly every aspect of our lives, the world of recreational vehicles is evolving in many important and exciting ways.

Upgrade Your RV Sleeping Space

Get a great night’s sleep in your RV with quality sleep essentials from RV Traveler’s Choice and a few of our best tips to create a sound sleep environment, from the perfect pillow to a perfectly level place to rest your head.

Cookie Collection & Updated privacy commitment

We have updated our privacy commitment and are now collecting cookies to provide you with ads tailored to your interest across the internet. For more information about cookies and how to disable cookies, visit our privacy commitment. Learn more