You have probably heard that you should keep emergency supplies in your car, such as water and blankets, in the event that you are stuck in your car for an extended period. The same holds true for RVs. In case of an emergency, there is a chance you may need to use your RV as a temporary shelter. If disaster strikes, you don’t want to be left without the necessary supplies, which is why you should plan now to have the right motorhome supplies available. Here are some things to keep in mind to ensure you are well prepared for any occasion.
Making sure your kitchen is well stocked with basic cooking equipment is a must. You should have an adequate supply of food that is easy to prepare or ready-made. It is also a good idea to have plenty of paper plates, cups and bowls in order to keep dish washing to a minimum, conserving your water. For added convenience, Camco has a selection of dispensers for such items as plates, bowls & plastic bags. This helps keep these disposable products neatly stored and out of the way until you need them.
Make sure you have sleeping bags and extra blankets for everyone in your group. For winter or cold weather travel, you should have a good amount of warm clothing, including hats, gloves, and boots. Make sure clothing is comfortable enough to wear day or night, in case you are not able to change clothes as often.
To help with the sleeping situation, RV Superbag has a sleep system that acts like a sleeping bag, but looks like regular bedding. They are available in several different colors, they can come in Single, Queen or King size. The sheet sets that come with the Superbag can be 200 or 300 count to better suit your comfort level.
Having a few extra items on hand in the way of toiletries,
towels and washcloths, beyond your normal supply, would also be helpful. In case you are away from home for a longer period than you planned, you won't be caught without the items you need.
Emergency supplies similar to the ones you would have at home should also be available, such as flashlights, a first aid kit and small tool kit. A battery operated radio can provide you with current updates or emergency information. Make sure you have enough extra batteries with you so you don't have to go without a light or radio. Battery operated motion sensor lights such as the Courtesy Light from Tri-Lynx can be mounted wherever you may need a little extra illumination, whether its an emergency or not. This can include areas with steps, bathrooms and closets, which you may want to be lit up at night, for example. The motion sensor ensures that the light will only come on when you need it, so you don't waste energy.
Not only should your RV have all the necessary emergency supplies, but if possible, it should be ready to go at a moment’s notice. Keep a check on your vehicle’s fluids so you won’t have to worry about them during an emergency. Just like an emergency kit for a car, your motorhome's kit should be stocked with jumper cables, replacement bulbs, extra fluids and flares.
Taking the time to prepare your RV ahead of time will really pay off if you are ever forced to use it as an emergency shelter. If you need help finding the Rv supplies you need to get ready for the unexpected, contact us.
By Julie T
RV Supplies to Have With You In The Event of an Emergency