What we take on a two-day RV trip: Too much?

 What we take on a two-day RV trip: Too much?

“Look at all this stuff, Jennifer,” I said as she opened the door and we started to pack the RV. “We're only going for a two day trip!”

We were leaving our Florida condo in the Panhandle, headed down the Gulf Coast to do some research for one of our planned 7 Day Adventure Guide books on Florida.

In front of me was a cart completely filled with bags of groceries. Our eBag packing cubes stuffed with clothing. More clothes on hangars to go in our wardrobes.

Jennifer took each bag, packed its contents in the refrigerator, pantry and storage compartments. It took almost 10 minutes.

And it was only a two-day trip!!!!

To be sure, as she explained, it's better to have too much rather than too little. And most of the stuff we packed was food. After almost eight years of the RV Lifestyle, we've learned the hard way that finding good and nutritious food on the road can be quite a challenge. It's so much better to bring and prepare our own meals in the RV, especially these days as I try to follow a Keto eating plan.

And besides, as so often happens with us, two days can easily turn into three. Or four. Or more. Hence, we brought more food and to cover any unexpected extensions of our trip.

Since many of you have asked us to break it all down and show you just what we pack on a trip, we picked this trip to made a video of what goes in before we pull out.

What do you think?

Too much or just right?

What do YOU take?

Share your comments below 

Meanwhile, here's the video… 

Mike Wendland

Mike Wendland is a veteran journalist who, with his wife, Jennifer, travels North America in a small motorhome, blogging about the people, places, joys and adventure of RV life on the road at RVLifestyle.com. He and Jennifer also host the weekly RV Podcast and do twice-weekly videos on the YouTube RV Lifestyle Channel. They have written 10 books on RV travel.

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