7 Fun Tips for Family RV Travel


Camping season is upon us! More people than ever are taking off to the great outdoors and enjoying time in nature with their loved ones.

Whether you’re out there enjoying the great outdoors in your RV or dreaming of doing so, here are some tips I learned along our journey traveling around the USA!


1. Bring along hotel shower caps

Most campgrounds, unfortunately, come with bugs. Bring along hotel shower caps to cover your dishes for your outdoor meals! Don’t forget your cute, water-stain resistant table cloth too.


2. Use old comforter bags to store kids shoes

We used old comforter plastic zippered bags to store our dirty shoes while we were driving to keep dirt out of the motorhome.


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3. Buy (or make your own) shower lanyards

These shower lanyards were a lifesaver for our kids to take to the campground showers!


4. Get plastic baskets for each individual

Keep your RV bathroom clean and toughen up the kids by sending them to those campground showers! Get plastic baskets for each child to take with them containing their own shower lanyard, pajamas, and towel. Be sure to get a different colored towel for each kid too.



5. Bring along the crockpot 

Long day on the road? Put dinner in the crockpot to cook in the sink while you’re driving, so it’s all ready for when you arrive.


6. Use a foam pool noodle in your closet

Forget buying the expensive RV hangers! Cut a pool noodle in half and wedge it on top of your hangers so that clothes don’t fall off in your closet while you’re driving.


7. Make a clothesline out of rubber bands

Make a simple clothesline to dry clothes outdoors or inside your RV. This clothesline is amazing because it’s flexible and takes up no room to store!

Want to make one? Check out how HERE!

Happy Summer! Happy Camping!

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What are some of your favorite tips when traveling by RV?

11 replies
  1. James Bergman
    James Bergman says:

    You have some really great tips. I think my favorite has to be having the crock pot in the sink cooking dinner while traveling. This way the first meal doesn’t have to be hot dogs every time. It will be a big relief for me, but I don’t think my kids care much. Oh well, I am the one driving, so I get to pick the first meal:).

  2. Ivy Baker
    Ivy Baker says:

    I loved what you said about how you should toughen up your kids and make them use the campground shower. I am a clean freak and I would hate to have to deep clean an RV shower. So, if I prevent my trailer from getting super dirty I would be happy.

  3. LNweaver
    LNweaver says:

    That’s a clever idea to cover food with shower caps. That way you’ll attract fewer bugs and they’ll be less likely to get at your meal. My wife used to love traveling with family when she was younger; I might have to invest in an RV.

  4. Ashley Maxwell
    Ashley Maxwell says:

    Thanks for your comment about how RV’s making camping more enjoyable and easier. I appreciate your tips for traveling such as putting the crockpot in the sink so you can drive while your food is being made. My family is considering getting a new RV so we can go on a family camping trip this summer!

  5. Jeff Carbine
    Jeff Carbine says:

    I found it interesting when you said to prevent dirt out of the RV, we utilized old blanket plastic zipped bags to put our dirty shoes while traveling. I used to think differently about it not until you explained it briefly and it really got my attention. What you said about family travel was really interesting to me.


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