Stuff you’ll want on the road

Here’s some of the stuff we use when we are traveling in our RV.  There are some other items that’ll be handy to have. All of the images, when clicked, will take you to Amazon. As an Amazon Affiliate we do make a small commission on any items you purchase through our site. You do not pay any more buying from us. Thanks for your support!

We use our toaster oven several days each week. Of course for toast. But also for pizza, tater tots, frozen waffles and tons of other things. It fits well on our counter space, and I’d rather use shore power to cook instead of my propane for the oven. This is one of our “can’t live without” items!

Black+Decker 4 Slice Toaster Oven, Stainless Steel, TO1303SB

Crock pots let you make multiple days worth of meals easily. We like this 6 quart size because it is not too large, yet gives us at least three meals. The controls are simple, yet are all you really need. These cookers are very versatile and can be a time and money saver.

Crock-Pot SCCPVP600-S Smart-Pot 6-Quart Slow Cooker, Brushed Stainless Steel


Wheel chocks are something you don’t need often, but when you need them you really need them! Boondocking usually opens the need for wheel chocks more than a campground. And don’t forget those times when you stop on a steep hill for that great scenic view and photo op!

YM W4194 Solid Rubber Wheel Chock with Handle, 8-3/4″ Length, 4″ Width, 6″ Height – Pack of 2

Leveling blocks are a must have for any RV. Even the best RV parks have sites that are not level. Use these blocks to make sure your coffee cup doesn’t slide off the table. Seriously, refrigerators can malfunction if not at least close to level.

Tri-Lynx 00015 Lynx Levelers – 10 Pack

Personal health trackers are the hot thing these days. In order to help me track my walking, heart rate and even quality of sleep I wear the Fitbit Charge 2. This wrist carried device tracks your daily steps, heart rate, calories burned, miles walked and other data. It is also a watch and calendar. You use the app on your phone and computer to connect to the device.Fitbit Charge 2 Heart Rate + Fitness Wristband


High water pressure is a serious risk to any RV water system. You never know what the source water pressure is at any RV park or other hook up site. This nifty hose attachment regulates any water pressure to a safe level. It also helps keeping your hose in the fresh water tank spigot when you need to fill.

Valterra (A01-1122VP) Lead-Free Water Regulator

Don’t like to use public laundromats? We have found one answer: the Panda compact portable washing machine. This unit is great for washing small loads of clothes. It is great for shirts and undies. It will work for jeans, no more than two at a time. The spin dryer gets most of the water out. The clothes come out slightly damp and need to hang dry for a bit. We use our Panda in the RV shower, makes draining easy in the shower drain.

Panda Small Compact Portable Washing Machine 7.9lbs Capacity with Spin Dryer

An extension cord is one of those things that you don’t always need but when you do, you have to have one! We carry the 100′ 10/3 cord here. You can get it in 50′ lengths if you want. Make sure you get the 10 guage 3 wire model. You’ll need that large a wire size to handle the load to your RV.

100′ 10 Guage Heavy Duty Indoor/Outdoor Lighted Triple Outlet Extension Cord


This past fall we camped at a small town festival. A friend of ours who got there ahead of us plugged into the shore power in the camping area. The plug was wired incorrectly (220 instead of 120) and his entire electrical system in his trailer was fried to the tune of $3500. If he had used a circuit analyzer/surge protector he could have avoided the damage before it happened. Use this to check your shore power source BEFORE you connect, and the surge protector protects while you are connected. (Lightning can and does strike RV park shore power systems)

Camco 55312 Dogbone RV Circuit Analyzer With Power Grip Handles, Integrated Surge Protection and Fault Indication (125V 30M/30F Amp)