RV Tips: 4 Easy Tips for First Time RVers

Are you ready to make the switch from traditional vacations to something that can save you money and help you make memories as a family? Check out the new RVs for sale at Windish RV Center. As a full-time RVing mom, I’ll share with you my top 4 RV tips to make RVing life easier, especially if this is your first year camping.


1. Make a Checklist, or Three!

I can’t stress enough how useful it is to have checklists for packing your RV and getting ready to hit the road. Honestly, I’ve found that we need at least three checklists to help ensure we’re ready to go.

  1. Packing Essentials
    1. This list should contain the basics like clothing and towels but also include things like cooking utensils, toilet paper, blankets, pillows, and anything else you’ll want to have inside your RV. We like to play games as a family at night, so packing board games is a must for us, and keeping them on the checklist ensures we remember to grab them before we head out. 
  2. Campground Must-Haves
    1. Anything you’ll be using around the campsite should go on this list, for example, hoses for your hookups, camp chairs, fire-starting gear, tarps, yard games, hammocks, etc. 
  3. Before You Leave
    1. Finally, you’ll want to make a list of everything you need to do before you leave the driveway or campsite. This checklist will include locking up everything in the RV to ensure it doesn’t shift in transit, closing all slides, draining tanks, ensuring the hitch is properly secured, checking tire pressure, and anything else you need to do to ensure you are traveling safely. 


 2. Get a New Showerhead

Okay, so we put off replacing our shower head for almost a year. Don’t be like us. Take my advice and switch that thing out as soon as you can. We use a water pressure regulator to protect our pipes from high-pressure hookups at campgrounds, and it caused our shower to be pretty pathetic. Once we upgraded to a new showerhead, it made a world of difference, and now our shower feels amazing.


3. Use an Instant Pot or Air Fryer

Depending on the size of your RV’s kitchen, I would highly recommend getting an Instant Pot and an Air Fryer to make cooking at the campground easy. However, space is limited in many RV kitchens, so these bulky appliances may not be practical in every situation. For us, it has been another massive improvement to life at the campground to have these two additions to our kitchen.

4. Make an Emergency Kit

No matter how far you plan to travel, having an emergency kit ready to go and stored in your RV is a great idea. You should put together a basic tool kit, first aid kit, and emergency supplies like insulated blankets, flashlights, and other essentials to keep in your RV storage, just in case.


Contact us to find the perfect RV for your next adventure! Windish RV Center has an amazing selection of RVs for sale that will help you and your family get out to the campground for your first camping trip in 2022!

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