RV Tips: 4 Tips for Building an RV Emergency Kit

Whether you’re packing for your first RVing trip or yet another weekend away at the campground, these RV tips will help you make sure you have all the essentials. Making an emergency kit can help you and your family stay safe even when the unexpected happens. Learn all the basics you need to keep on hand below.


1. Tools

One of the first things you’ll need to assemble when building your emergency kit is a tool kit of all the essential tools you might need and a few RV-specific items for RV use. You’ll need the following basics:

  • Screw Driver
  • Screws
  • Hammer
  • Nails
  • Duct Tape
  • Wire Cutters
  • Gloves
  • Tape Measure
  • Wrenches

Some more RV specific tools include:

  • Allen Wrenches
  • Square Bits for a Drill or Square Tipped Screwdriver
  • Silicone

All of these tools are great in emergency situations and can help you get out of trouble in a pinch.

2. First Aid

Next, you’ll need to build a first aid kit. You can buy complete kits online, or you can customize a kit for yourself. Here are the items we recommend adding to your first aid kit:

  • Band-Aids
  • Alcohol wipes
  • Bandages
  • Triple antibiotic ointment
  • Tylenol or Ibuprofen
  • Gauze
  • Gloves
  • Allergy medicine like Benadryl
  • Medical tape
  • Popsicle sticks for finger splits

If you’re traveling with someone who has a high risk of a severe allergic reaction–my husband is horribly allergic to wasp and bee stings–look into getting an EpiPen to keep on hand.


3. Food and Water

You never know when an emergency situation may hit, so it’s a good idea to keep a supply of non-perishable food stocked in your RV. You’ll want at least three days of food person and a way to collect clean water or a store of water. Getting something like the Life Straw or a water purification system to keep in your RV is the best way to ensure you always have fresh drinking water.

4. Basics

Aside from the things mentioned above, you’ll need a few more things to help you get through an emergency, whether you’re on the road or at the campground.

  • Flashlight
  • Blankets
  • Reflective safety vests – these can help you if you’re stranded on the side of the road and need someone to stop to help.
  • Hatchet
  • Lighter

No matter where your travels take you, having an emergency kit ready can make all the difference when the unexpected happens! Contact us to find your dream RV today! 

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