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Items to Pack for a Fall RV Trip

The weather is beginning to cool down and the leaves are changing to beautiful hues of red, yellow, and orange. Now is the perfect time to enjoy the last few weeks of fall weather in the great outdoors before the cold winter season kicks in. So to make the most of your RV trip this autumn, here are four must-have items that you should pack!


The advancements of technology have made online financial management extremely easy and convenient, which is a great thing for travel! Being able to monitor your finances anywhere you go is especially important when you’re hopping from place to place in an RV. However, it’s still important to carry some cash-in-hand during your trip.

There are plenty of situations where you may need to use cash, like paying tolls, or in the unfortunate situation that your card is disabled. Or even in rare circumstances, some establishments may only take cash. In the event that you need to make multiple withdrawals, you should utilize a financial option without hidden fees, this way you’re not losing money every time you need to use the ATM. Opting for a debit card with a large ATM network will also help you make sure that you have plenty of locations to choose from during your road trip.

Versatile Luggage

Utilizing versatile luggage will help you make the most of the limited space in your RV. Now that the weather is changing, you’ll have even less room to pack with all of that bulky clothing. Try to look for luggage and travel gear that serve multiple purposes—that way, you can do more with fewer pieces.

If you need more vertical space, choose packing cubes that convert into hanging dressers. Or if you plan on hitting the hiking trails, choose gear that can transform into a backpack. The fewer pieces of luggage you bring with you, the less packing and space you’ll need throughout your trip.

Mobile Hotspot

Depending on where in the country you are traveling, you might not have the best access to the internet. If you want to connect to Wi-Fi with devices other than your smartphone, then you’ll need a mobile hotspot. The best mobile hotspots can support multiple devices and oftentimes have a better connection than your phone.

Plus, by not having to use your phone as a mobile hotspot, you can conserve its battery life. This will give you more time to plan your next itinerary, upload photos from your journey, or even find your next host. With a hotspot device, you can use your laptop or tablet with ease.


One of the hardest things to plan for during any vacation during the fall is what to wear. The early mornings and late nights can be frigid, while the midday temperatures are relatively warm. If you’re spending a significant amount of time outdoors, whether it’s apple picking or leaf-peeping, you’ll want good activewear to get you through the day.

When thinking about what to wear while hiking, there are a few tips and tricks to follow. First, opt for plenty of layers—some lightweight and some heavier options. This way, you can adjust your clothing based on the temperature. Another good rule of thumb is to choose water-repellent and moisture-wicking outwear, like boots and jackets, to avoid getting wet from rain and sweat. Either way, what’s most important is the ability to adapt to changes in weather and temperature.

Time is of the essence to enjoy all that the fall season has to offer. Whether your road trip is full of apple picking or hiking mountains, bringing along these four items will make your RV travel a breeze.

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