Initial Inventory



The following items are meant to give new RVers a start at the initial inventory for heading out on that first excursion. It is certainly not all-encompassing and will not fit everyone's lifestyle and preferences. Rather this is meant as a starting point to get you thinking about what you might need to pack. Items can certainly be added or removed as necessary to fit your needs. Remember to watch your weight!

Staples, such as salt, pepper, sugar and the like are included, as are toiletry kits, soap and other "general" items. Specific food and clothing is not included, as this can be determined for each family.



  • Coffee Pot
  • Toaster
  • Plates (large and small)
  • Silverware (regular and plastic)
  • Can opener
  • Kitchen gadgets:
    Spatula, carving knives, tongs, etc.
  • Measuring cups & spoons
  • Pot holders
  • Table cloth
  • Water glasses / Drinking cups
  • Coffee Cups
  • Paper plates
  • Plastic paper plate holders
  • Small trash can
  • Radio-AC and battery operated
  • Propane grill and accessories
  • Small propane bottles
  • Assortment of pots and pans
  • Mixing/serving bowls
  • Dish pan
  • Dish drainer
  • Serving tray(s)
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Broom and dust pan
  • First-Aid kit
  • Aspirin and Medications
  • Bug spray
  • Suntan lotion
  • Bed spreads
  • Pillows, sheets, pillow cases
  • Bath towels/wash cloths
  • Beach towels
  • Blankets
  • Kitchen towels
  • Travel clock
  • Paper towels
  • Napkins
  • Ziplock bags
  • Aluminum foil
  • Plastic wrap
  • Trash bags (large and trash can size)
  • Bar soap and dishwashing detergent
  • Cleaning supplies (SOS pads, Pine-Sol)
  • Toiletry kit
  • Windbreaker
  • Folding chairs
  • Playing cards / Games
  • Pens/pencils & paper
  • Umbrella
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Sugar
  • Coffee & Tea bags
  • Toilet paper (RV-type)
  • Kleenex
  • Sponges
  • Rags



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