This is the time of year when people are shopping and buying their RVs. That means they are also buying the things they need for that RV, like pots and pans and plates and silverware.

When I meet new RVers, one of the first questions I usually get is how much of all that do need to bring and store in the RV?

The answer is not as much as you may think.

How much entertaining do you plan to do? By that, I mean how often will you have people in your RV for dinner or lunch?

Mike and I travel with four placesettings. That’s it. Just four. Same with glasses and cutlery. By the way, we often use paper plates and disposable cups. Why make more work and spend all your time washing dishes?

We often use paper plates and disposable cups. Why make more work?

As far as pots and pans goes. That depends on your cooking style and how much food preparation you plan to do. We grill out as much as possible. All I have in our RV is a fry pan and a sauce pan. Now if you love Italian cooking, you’ll need something for pasta. You may want to steam your veggies and will need something for that. But our style is fast and easy. We prepare and freeze meals in advance that just need to be thawed.

Or, as I said, we cook out on a grill.

Again, we all have different RVing styles. Ours is keep it simple…less is always best and do whatever we can to make cleanup as easy as possible. After all, RVing is supposed to be a break from the routine.

How about you?