The Ultimate RV Gear Checklist: Everything You Need for Life on the Road

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Embarking on an RV adventure is an exciting way to explore the world while enjoying the comforts of home. To ensure your journey is as smooth and enjoyable as possible, having the right gear on board is essential. From important leveling equipment to secure remote door locks, a well-prepared RV can make all the difference in your travel experience. In this ultimate RV gear checklist, you’ll be prepared with the RV gear you need for a life on the road.

Table of Contents

Electrical

15-Amp Male to 30-Amp Female Dogbone Electrical Adapter

The Camco Power Grip Dogbone RV Electrical Adapter is a must-have accessory for RV owners, allowing you to easily connect your 30-amp RV to a campground’s power pedestal or a 15-amp at-home outlet. The adapter is built to last with a flame-retardant, heat-resistant PVC sheath that provides extreme flexibility, reducing strain on users and connections.

50-Amp Male to 30-Amp Female Dogbone Electrical Adapter

The Camco Power Grip 50-Amp Male to 30-Amp Female Dogbone RV Adapter is designed to allow you to hook up your 30-amp RV to a campground’s 50-amp power pedestal. Constructed with 100% copper, 10/3-gauge wires for superior conductivity, the adapter is extremely flexible and coated with a heavy-duty, flame-retardant, heat-resistant PVC sheath for protection against wear, tear, and outdoor elements.

Power Watchdog Bluetooth Surge Protector with Auto Shutoff, 50 Amp, Portable

The Power Watchdog is a portable, 50-amp Bluetooth surge protector with auto shutoff, designed to protect your RV’s electrical system and appliances from dangerous power fluctuations. With a replaceable surge/spike module, free mobile app for real-time monitoring, Plug-n-Play feature for quick power-on analysis, built-in 90-second power-on delay, LED Park Power Diagnostics with wireless fault alerts, customizable alert thresholds, and heavy-duty construction.

CRAFTSMAN 100 Ft. Retractable Extension Cord Reel With 4 Outlets

The Stromberg Carlson Hose & Cord Caddy is a compact and versatile storage solution designed specifically for RV owners. Measuring just 17″ wide by 6.5″ tall, this space-saving caddy can accommodate up to 75′ of various hose lengths and sizes, making it perfect for storing RV water hoses, power cords, and other camping essentials in small travel trailers and campers.

140 Pcs Fuses Kit

This 140 Pcs Fuses Kit is a comprehensive assortment of blade auto fuses designed for various vehicles, containing 70 standard fuses and 70 mini fuses in the 14 most common amp ratings (5A, 7.5A, 10A, 15A, 20A, 25A, and 30A), as well as 2 fuse pullers. Made of high-quality zinc alloy and featuring a transparent cover with color-coding, these fuses are easy to identify and use, ensuring proper protection for your vehicle and electronic equipment from short-circuits and overloads.

Cord & Hose Caddy

The Stromberg Carlson Hose & Cord Caddy is a compact and versatile storage solution designed specifically for RV owners. Measuring just 17″ wide by 6.5″ tall, this space-saving caddy can accommodate up to 75′ of various hose lengths and sizes, making it perfect for storing RV water hoses, power cords, and other camping essentials in small travel trailers and campers.

Leveling & Towing

Lynx Levelers

These durable levelers are made from high-strength nylon and can withstand tremendous weight, ensuring a stable and secure base for your RV. To use, simply arrange the levelers in a pyramid shape to the desired height and drive your RV onto the stack.

Trailer Jack Block Stand

The Bullke stabilizer blocks for camper trailer jacks are made in the USA with durable, UV-resistant recycled plastic and have been tested to support up to 18,000 lbs. These versatile jack pads are designed to be stacked and adjusted for all terrains, fitting most trailer jacks with wheels, RVs, campers, pop-ups, and boats, and are available in sets of 2, 3, 4, and 5 blocks.

Andersen Hitches Ultimate Trailer Gear Super EZ Bag

The Ultimate Trailer Gear EZ Block Bag is an all-in-one solution for your RV or trailer leveling and stabilizing needs. This comprehensive kit includes 4 EZ Blocks, 2 Camper Levelers with 2 TUFF Chocks, 1 Rapid Jack with 1 Rubber Pad, 1 Clean Step, and a heavy-duty canvas carry bag to keep all your gear in one place.

Wheel Chocks for Travel Trailers

The wheel chocks are made of high-quality rubber, weighing a substantial 18lbs total, and measuring 3.9″ × 4.7″ × 8.2″, making them perfect for most wheel/tires and utility trailers. These versatile chocks feature reflective strips and a 30-inch long high-performance nylon connecting rope, ensuring high visibility and easy use for a wide range of vehicles.

Eaz-Lift Camper/RV Adjustable Sway Control

The Camco Eaz-Lift Camper/RV Adjustable Sway Control is a must-have accessory for safer and easier towing, designed to minimize sway caused by passing trucks and sudden wind gusts. Compatible with Eaz-Lift weight distribution hitches, this heavy-duty steel device features an on/off control and double friction pads for constant sway reduction.

5th Wheel King Pin Tripod Stabilizer

The Camco Eaz-Lift RV 5th Wheel Stabilizer is the ultimate solution for providing stability and support to your fifth wheel trailer. This heavy-duty tripod stabilizer, with a load capacity of up to 5,000 lbs and an adjustable range of 38 1/2″ to 50″, is specifically designed to adapt to varying heights of coaches, ensuring a secure fit every time.

Scissor Jack Drill Adapter Socket 

The Camco Camper/RV Scissor Jack Drill Adapter Socket is a must-have accessory for RV owners looking to save time and effort when raising or lowering their scissor jacks. Designed to work with 1/4-inch hex quick connect chucks and constructed from heavy-duty forged carbon steel with a zinc plated finish, this adapter socket eliminates the need for manual hand cranks, making the process of leveling your RV a breeze.

Craftsman 24IN I-Beam Level

The Craftsman 24IN I-Beam Level is a durable and accurate tool featuring a 180° rotating vial and 360° vials set directly into the frame, providing multiple angles and measurements without the need for adjustment. This level will help ensure the balance of the RV.

Fresh Water

Camco TastePURE RV Water Filter

This water filter is a top-of-the-line filtration system designed to provide clean, safe water for your camping. This 6-step filtration process includes a filter hose washer, pre-filtration layer for debris, premium activated carbon filter, superior KDF formulation for bacteria protection, a post-filtration layer, and spun polypropylene for 20-micron particle removal.

Universal Fit Plastic Water Filter Stand

This stand is designed to reduce hose kinking and maximize water flow rate, ensuring a steady supply of clean water for your RV or camping needs. Compatible with most 4-inch filters, this universal stand is easy to use and provides stable support on most level ground.

Evo X3 Triple Stage Premium RV Water Filter Kit

The Camco EVO Premium RV/Marine Water Filter ensures clean, safe drinking water for your RV or boat with its triple-stage filtration process rated at 0.2 microns. It effectively removes contaminants such as viruses, bacteria, chlorine, bad taste, odors, and sediment while maintaining a high flow rate.

Valterra AquaFresh High Pressure Drinking Water Hose

The Valterra AquaFresh High Pressure Drinking Water Hose is a reliable and safe choice for your RV water hookup needs. This durable, 1/2″ x 25′ white hose is engineered to handle high-pressure RV hookups up to 160 psi and features versatile Hi-Flow fittings that fit all RVs, campers, and trailers.

Brass Water Pressure Regulator

The Camco Brass Water Pressure Regulator is an essential accessory for protecting your RV or marine appliances, plumbing fixtures, and hoses from damage caused by inconsistent or high water pressure. This durable, CSA-certified lead-free brass regulator features an adjustment screw in the cap, allowing you to easily select your desired pressure setting.

Camco 25-Ft Heated Water Hose for RV

The Camco 25-Ft Heated Water Hose for RV is the perfect solution for RVers looking to protect their water lines from freezing temperatures down to -20°F. This drinking water safe hose features thermostat-controlled technology and an energy-saving heating cable that only heats as needed, helping you save money on your electric bill.

Sanitation

Camco RhinoEXTREME 20-Foot Camper/RV Sewer Hose Kit 

This kit includes two 10′ sections of sewer hose featuring TPE technology, providing superior protection against pinholes, abrasion, and crushing, ensuring long-lasting durability. The pre-attached Rhino swivel fittings, including a bayonet and translucent elbow with a 4-in-1 dump station fitting, make connecting and disconnecting a breeze, while the reusable locking rings and storage caps keep everything secure during transport.

Camco Sidewinder 20-Ft Camper / RV Sewer Hose Support

This innovative, must-have accessory features a flexible, telescoping design that ensures optimal drainage by curving around obstacles and maintaining the perfect downward slant. The Sidewinder securely holds a 20′ RV sewer hose, preventing slipping and closing issues, while its durable, rust-resistant plastic construction and convenient carry handle make it easy to use and store.

Valterra T58 Twist-On Waste Valve

Simplify your RV waste management with the Valterra T58 Twist-On Waste Valve. This easy-to-install, universal fit valve is designed to eliminate messy and inconvenient waste dumping, saving you time and money on costly service work. With its ability to rotate to the most convenient position and its durable construction, the Valterra T58 is a must-have accessory for any RV, camper, or trailer owner.

Camco Rhino 28-Gallon Portable Camper/RV Waste Tote Tank

The Camco Rhino Heavy-Duty 28 Gallon Portable RV Waste Holding Tote Tank is the ultimate solution for transporting waste from your RV or trailer to a dump station when parked too far for a standard sewer hose. This ready-to-use kit includes everything you need, featuring steerable, no-flat wheels for easy maneuverability and a sturdy tow bar for effortless rolling or towing. The tote tank is easy to clean and comes with a complete set of accessories for hassle-free waste management.

Camco RhinoFlex 10-Ft RV Clean-Out Gray/Black Water Hose with Rinser Cap

Featuring a powerful rinser cap with a 4-way water pressure blaster, water shut-off valve, and ergonomic grip, this kit makes it easy to thoroughly rinse your sewer hose after dumping. The included 10-foot, bright orange water hose with a 5/8-inch internal diameter is compatible with standard water faucets and clearly designated for dirty work, while the rinser cap is compatible with any 3-inch bayonet RV sewer hose fitting.

Camco TST MAX RV Toilet Treatment Drop-INs

The TST Max RV Toilet Treatment Drop-INs, is an essential accessory for your RV black water tank. These ultra-concentrated, multi-purpose drop-ins eliminate odors and break down human waste and RV toilet paper, ensuring your holding tank sensors work efficiently. Just one drop-in treats camper toilets with up to a 40-gallon tank, providing a long-lasting, fresh ocean breeze scent for up to seven days.

RV Toilet Paper

This RV toilet paper pack includes 8 super soft, 2-ply rolls with 500 sheets per roll, all biodegradable and safe for septic systems. The quick-dissolve formula is designed to break down faster and more completely than standard bathroom tissue, reducing the risk of clogs in black tanks, holding tanks, and sewer hoses, and making the cleanout process much easier.

Camco Orange Retro Camper RV Sewer Weight

The Camco Orange Retro Camper RV Sewer Weight, the perfect accessory to securely hold your 4-in-1 adapter in place at dump stations. This unique RV-shaped design not only adds a touch of charm to your campsite but also serves a practical purpose. The fillable tank can be easily filled with water or sand to provide the necessary weight to keep your sewer connection stable, and it comes with a cap to ensure the contents stay put.

Camco Flexible 3-in-1 Sewer Adapter Hose Seal

The Camco Flexible 3-in-1 Sewer Adapter Hose Seal is a must-have accessory for RV owners looking to simplify their sewer hookup process. Many campgrounds also require this. This black, flexible adapter is designed to make connecting and disconnecting your sewer hose assembly from the sewer inlet a breeze, without the need for excessive handling.

Security

RVLock V4 Key Fob and Keyless Entry Keypad

The RVLock V4 is a durable, 100% metal keyless entry handle designed specifically for RVs and motorhomes, offering the convenience and security of keypad code, key fob, and traditional key access. This versatile lock replaces various standard handles, is easy to install, and allows you to sync up to 10 key fobs across multiple locks, providing a centralized security system for your RV or trailer.

Exterior Lighting

RV Exterior LED Porch Utility Light

The RV LED Porch Light features 6 premium ETI LEDs with 750LM luminous flux, casting a wide and uniform light beam with highly efficient illuminance, and includes a unique anti-glare PC lens for comfortable viewing. With a compact design suitable for exterior surface mounting, die-cast aluminum housing and heat sink for exceptional strength and fast heat dissipation, and an IP67 waterproof rating, this light is built to last and is suitable for use as porch lights, exterior lights, or awning lights.

Motion Sensor RV Step Lights

These lights are battery-operated, wireless LED light bars designed to provide convenient lighting in various dark environments, such as RVs, campers, travel trailers, cabinets, closets, and more. Featuring Passive Infrared Technology (PIR), these lights detect human motion within 10 feet at a 120-degree angle and automatically turn on in dark or dim settings, conserving battery life by not activating when other lights are on.

RV Awning Lights, 33FT RV Underglow Led Lights Kit

These lights are battery-operated, wireless LED light bars designed to provide convenient lighting in various dark environments, such as RVs, campers, travel trailers, cabinets, closets, and more. Featuring Passive Infrared Technology (PIR), these lights detect human motion within 10 feet at a 120-degree angle and automatically turn on in dark or dim settings, conserving battery life by not activating when other lights are on.

Backup Camera

Furrion Vision S Wireless RV Backup Camera System with 7-Inch Monitor

This camera system is designed for easy and quick installation on most RVs, eliminating the need for extensive drilling. The system includes a high-resolution, waterproof camera with infrared night vision, live streaming, intelligent IR cut filters, and a wide viewing angle of 120°, as well as a 7″ touch screen anti-glare monitor with park assist marker lines, displaying clear images for up to 4 cameras and offering both windshield and table mount options for easy viewing.

Conclusion

Having the right gear on board your RV can make your adventures more comfortable, convenient, and memorable. By following this ultimate RV gear checklist, you’ll be well-prepared for any situation you might encounter on the road. Remember to prioritize safety, comfort, and functionality when choosing your equipment, and don’t hesitate to invest in high-quality items that will last for years to come. With the right gear and a spirit of adventure, you’ll be ready to hit the road and explore all that the world has to offer in your home away from home.

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