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Travel season has arrived, and it’s time to get your RV out of storage and on the road! In order to make sure your travel plans go as smoothly as you hope, there are certain steps you can take before you can hit the highway. One of the most important things you can do is make sure you have everything you might need packed in your RV from the start. That way, no matter what happens, you will be ready! Here are a few of the key essentials that you should always keep stocked in your RV:

  • A basic toolkit to fix mechanical problems. Before you start your trip, it’s important to inspect the basic mechanical condition of your RV and make sure it’s road-ready, but there are certain mechanical mishaps that you simply can’t plan for. Therefore, you should pack a basic toolkit with things like jumper cables, extra fuses, light bulbs, connectors, nuts, bolts, and an all-purpose multi-tool.
  • Water. When you’re traveling in the Southwest, staying hydrated is essential. There can be long stretches between water sources, and you never know when you might get delayed. Whether you’ve stopped to deal with a mechanical problem, or you just decided to pull of the road to explore a hiking trail, having a few gallons of water on hand can ease your mind about the potential dangers of dehydration.
  • Snack food. Like water, food options can be limited in the rural parts of the Southwest. That can be a major challenge, especially if you’re traveling with a picky eater or someone who’s always hungry. Snack foods like jerky, nuts, and granola bars taste great and fill you up for the long-haul, and you can store them in your RV for months without worrying that they will go bad.
  • Extra chocks and blocks. It can be hard to predict what the terrain will be like where you park your RV. If you’re lucky, you’ll be parking on asphalt or concrete, but you might also find yourself parking on gravel, dirt, or even in mud. Different types of chocks and blocks are ideal for different surfaces, so it can be helpful to have a variety available in your RV when you go on a trip.
  • Paper maps. Paper maps might seem antiquated in the days of smartphones and GPS, but they can come in handy, especially if you’re traveling in a remote area of the Southwest, looking for a little-known hiking trail or campground. Paper maps can also enable you to double-check your routes in unfamiliar territory, so you always end up in the place you hope to be!


Absolute RV Storage can help with all your RV needs. Contact us today for more information!