Top 5 things people forget to stock on their new motor home

Stocking a motor home for the first time can be quite the learning experience. Once you’ve purchased your new-to-you motor home, it’s difficult to know exactly what you’ll need if you have never been RVing on your own before. Creating a packing list is a great way to make sure you don’t forget things like clothes, food, linens and toilet paper, but what about items you might not think about? Here are 5 things that people forget to stock on their new motor home, don’t let it happen to you!

Holding Tank Deodorizer

Now that you have found the perfect RV for you and your family, you’re going to want to take it on that first trip. Ensure it will be a pleasant trip by not forgetting the holding tank deodorizer. Holding tank deodorizers help the toilet on your motor home smell nice and fresh. They can also help break down toilet paper, which makes it easier for the system to handle. Forgetting this simple item could make for a not-so-fresh smelling trip. Luckily, holding tank deodorizer is inexpensive and you can even make your own.


Not all campgrounds have the same electrical sources. This means that sometimes you will need an adaptor to ensure you will be able to use your appliances while hooked up to the site. Once you’ve purchased your motor home, get familiar with how to hook it up to external power sources, this will help you feel more confident about whether you’ll need an adaptor at your chosen campground. Electrical adaptors are easily obtained at any camping supply store or online.

First Aid Kit

Purchasing your first motor home leads to lots of adventures. Adventures require first aid kits. Of course, you never plan on needing one, but inevitably someone will scrape a knee or get stung by a bee. So be prepared!

Can Opener

This is an item that you use all the time but might not think about when it comes to stocking your new RV. There’s nothing worse than not being able to cook dinner because you can’t get into the cans! There are many options ranging from pocket size to electric, so pick what works for you and the space available in your motor home.

Vacuum or Broom/Dustpan

Camping is fun! But it can also be a little dirty. Dirt will inevitably get tracked into your motor home, just like your permanent home. So don’t forget that small vacuum, or at the very least a broom and dustpan, to return that dirt back to nature.

Still not sure you have everything? A great way to know if you’ve stocked everything you need in your motor home is to camp in your driveway for a few nights. This way you have easy access to anything you may have forgotten and you can unload anything that you don’t end up using.

It’s important to purchase a motor home that can accommodate the needs and belongings of your family. Make sure you buy one that has enough space for your lifestyle. Not sure how big a motor home you need? Motor home Finders can advise you on what may be the best fit for you!

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