RV Essentials & Gear

RV Essentials & Gear are those items that we feel are most important to have on your journey. Whether you set out on a two week vacation or commit to a lifetime of travel, each of these recommendations has served us well over our years of planning and living on the road.

Like our travels, each RV is different. Some of our recommendations might work better for you than others. We’re not shy in pointing out things we’d change or recommend you consider! But we hope these recommendations for RV Essentials and Gear provide you the same value they have provided us!

RV Essentials

You need these. And you don’t want to be on the road and find out why! Regardless of the type of RV you own, these items are sure to meet your needs for living on the road!

  • Poop Pipe + Adaptors (Gloves)
  • Drinking Hose (variable length)
  • Water Filter
  • Water Pressure Adapter
  • Power Adapters
  • Power Extension Cord
  • Toilet Treatment/Deodorizer
  • Leveling Blocks/Wood

Daily Life

Everybody needs coffee, right? Or at least a hot meal from time to time? These resources will help you enjoy life on the road in your day-to-day living.

  • Aeropress Coffee Maker
  • Kettle / Electric Kettle
  • InstaPot Pressure Cooker
  • Clothes Bin
  • Shoe/Misc Bin
  • Water Jiggler
  • Nalgene Bottles
  • 5 gal refillable water
  • Coffee Cups
  • Dish rack
  • Sink Bins
  • Pots/Pans
  • Silverware/Cooking Utensils
  • Headlamp(s)

Power & Water

Power and water are arguably the two most important resources on the road. We’ve customized our RV with specific features to ensure these take priority. We think it’s important that you do the same.

  • Solar Panels
  • Charge Controller
  • Inverter
  • Generator(s)
  • Cables/Connectors/Adaptors
  • Propane Tank(s)
  • Fuel Jerry Can
  • Water Jerry Cans (5 – 10 gal)
  • Power/Tank Gauge


Technology enables us to use simple tools to make life more convenient. These resources apply to those items, particularly electronic, that will keep you connected and efficient on the road.

  • MiFi
  • WeBoost Extender
  • Multi-Port Charger
  • Portable Power
  • Extension Cord / Power Strip


Things break. Having the right tools makes all the difference in being stuck in a deserted place and enjoying scenery on the road. These are our top “basic” tool recommendations to keep you moving when you want to move!

  • Voltmeter
  • Propane “sniffer”
  • Multi-head Screwdriver
  • Ratchet Set
  • Various Wire Connectors / Crimper
  • Pliers (various)
  • Tape Set (FlexSeal, Duct, Electrical, Propane, White)
  • Assorted fuses
  • Zip Ties
  • Tire Gauge
  • Air Compressor
  • ProFlex RV Window sealant


Safety is our top priority. Next is comfort. These resources give us peace of mind in knowing that if or when something bad happens we will be prepared.

  • Jumper cables
  • Fuel Jerry Cans (5-10 gal)
  • Water Jerry Cans (5-10 gal)
  • Generator(s)
  • Battery Charger
  • Wench
  • Traction Pads
  • Jack + Spare Tire(s)
  • LP /CO Alarm
  • Smoke Detector
  • Assorted vehicle fluids

“Just Because”

You will find you have no room in your RV for things that serve no purpose. But some things you keep around “just because” or “just in case” there comes a time you might want them.

  • LED Lights
  • Propane Grill
  • Electric Griddle
  • Foldout Table + Chairs
  • Roller pantry
  • Shower Nozzle
  • Thermos
  • Magnetic Strips
  • Paper Plate / Towel Holder
  • Indoor/Outdoor Thermometer
  • Refrigerator/Freezer Thermometer
  • Pop Top Containers
  • Water Filter
  • Mini Fans
  • Trekking Poles
  • Space Heater
  • 12v Crock Pot
  • Assorted Storage bins
  • Television + Chromecast

For the Dog

  • Water Boy water bowl
  • Collapsable water bowl
  • Nalgene (wide lip)
  • Collar + Leashes
  • Food Bowl
  • Dog Bed
  • Toys + Bin
  • Shampoo
  • Flea/Tick + Heartworm

“Didn’t Make the Cut”

  • Food Saver
  • Garmin Glo
  • Planet Fitness Membership

NOTE: We bought all of our gear almost exclusively through our Amazon Prime membership. As such we are affiliates and do receive a small kickback if you purchase any of the products we recommend through our links. Don’t worry, it doesn’t cost you a penny and, indirectly, you help keep us out on the road!

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Helping People

We like to say that we “Travel With Purpose.” That’s a fancy way of saying that we look for any and every opportunity to help people wherever we go! This has taken the form of a variety of experiences and we’re sharing these stories to inspire you to help others as you wander the world!

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Welcome to the beautiful world as seen through Lindsay’s camera lens! With a touch or formal photography education combined with a whole lot of passion, Lindsay loves communicating the world she sees through her photographs.

Enjoy her photo essays below as we continue our journey to explore the world!

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Explore and find inspiration for your next adventure among the many places we have wandered!

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