A Grocery List for Your RV Trip


A Grocery List for Your RV Trip

March 12, 2021 12:00 PM

No need to panic. We are here to help you get ready for your RV trip. Now that you’ve rented your Los Angeles or Calabasas RV motorhome, camper, or travel trailer, your next step is packing for your journey.

We recommend that you include a trip to the grocery store before you set off, to buy all of the RV camping staple items. Once you are traveling, and you have plenty of time to contemplate, you’ll probably make a couple of additional stops along the way. A successful trip is planned ahead of time, so you should first make a list so that your initial trip to the grocery store covers most of what you’ll need. You wouldn’t want to be on the open road without toilet paper on your first night. 

This Grocery List Can Help Start Your RV Trip The Right Way

To help you out so you can be prepared for the road ahead, we have made some suggested lists of important grocery store items, some food, some not. We’ve also added some critical items you might bring from home or maybe a hardware store. We suggest creating two grocery lists—the grocery store critical essentials, and grocery store foodstuffs.

Grocery Store Critical Essentials:

  • Water (you might consider a jug for utility use and one for drinking. Also, some bottles.)
  • Toilet Paper
  • Paper Towels
  • Garbage Bags
  • Matches/Lighter
  • Dish Soap/Bathing or Hand Soap
  • Dishes (paper?)
  • Utensils (plastic?)
  • First Aid Supplies
  • Cleaning or Disinfectant Soap

You should think of all those essential conveniences that we all take for granted when we’re home when we have more time to go to and from the store. It may be that some of the items on the above list are items that you only think of once you’re on the road.

Grocery Store Food Stuffs:

  • Water (made it on two lists, bears repeating)
  • Batter Mixes and/or Flour
  • Vegetables and Fruits
  • Bacon and/or Sausage (if that’s how you roll)
  • Eggs
  • Meats of Choice (hot dogs, burgers, brats, chicken, or ribs)
  • Drink Mix Packets and/or Pop
  • Cereal
  • Condiments (mayo, ketchup, mustard, or relish)
  • Butter, Margarine, Cooking Oil and/or Cooking Spray
  • Cheese
  • Sandwich Meat
  • Lettuce
  • Sugar
  • S’more Ingredients
  • Freeze Dried Meals
  • Seasonings
  • Bread
  • Canned Foods (chilli, soups, vegetables)
  • Peanut Butter and Jelly
  • Snacks (crackers, chips, pretzels, trail mix)

Everyone has their favourite foods and recipes to include, but we thought you could start with the basics and add from there. If you want some inspiration to make the most of your rv camping trip, you can also check our blog for easy and healthy recipe ideas.

Essential Supplies from Home or Hardware Store:

  • Can Opener
  • Bowls (mixing, cereal)
  • Knives
  • Flashlight
  • Axe or Hatchet
  • Saw
  • Skillets, Griddle, Pots, and Pans
  • Food Storage Containers
  • Cooler
  • Rags and/or Sponges

This list is not intended as grocery items, although they could be purchased from a grocery or a hardware store, we thought we’d include these items anyway, based on how important they are.

Planning Your Trip Starts with Expedition Motorhomes

Step-one is your home away from home, your Los Angeles or Calabasas RV, motorhome, camper, or travel trailer. Whether renting or purchasing, that’s where Expedition Motorhomes really shines. As you can see from this post, we live the motorhome lifestyle and love it. If you have any questions about renting or buying our motorhomes and rvs, contact us.


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