Pre-trip Checklist

Pack Well for Your Trip!

We’ve put together a check-list of everything you will want to bring with you to have an ideal motorhome experience. Below you will find our advice on everything from what types of luggage to bring, to which documents you shouldn’t leave at home.  

Choosing Your Luggage

For a motorhome trip in which you plan on departing from one city and dropping the vehicle off in another, we recommend that you travel with soft-sided luggage or backpacks. This way, it will be much easier to arrange your luggage in the proper storage areas, and not take up useful space inside the motorhome.

For trips in which you plan on picking up and dropping off the vehicle in the same location, there is always the option to store your extra luggage at the rental center. Always remember to bring a day-pack along with you on your trip, and keep your valuable items with you.

Check with your airline for the authorized weight limits and number of bags per passenger allowed on your flights. Don’t forget to verify that your baggage complies with security regulations and banned items at the airports you will travel through.

Keep in mind that the below list is just a guide-line and you will likely need to add or remove items based on your destination.  

Important Documents

Bring the following documents with you on your trip:

  • Passports
  • Airline tickets
  • National or international driver’s license, depending on your destination
  • All receipts or confirmation numbers for your motorhome, hotels, ferries, etc.
  • Your credit and debit cards, be sure to inform your bank of your trip and have your account authorized for international purchases
  • Any travel insurance information

Advice: Think about leaving a copy of all your necessary documents with a friend or family member at home who can send them to you in case of an emergency.

General/Personal Items

  • Cell phone (check with your service provider for international charges and usage)
  • Travel books
  • Adress books
  • Chargers for your phone, camera, laptop, etc
  • International plug adapters and voltage converters
  • iPod/Mp3 player
  • Camera (along with memory cards and accessories)
  • Flashlight
  • Watch/Alarm clock
  • Sunglasses
  • Card and travel games


  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Shampoo
  • Deoderant
  • Shaving accessories
  • Hair dryer
  • Sunscreen (at least SPF 30)
  • Travel first-aid kit
  • Wipes


  • Rain jacket
  • Warm sweaters (nights can be much colder than days in some areas)
  • Warm pants
  • Long-sleeve t-shirts
  • Shorts
  • Casual clothes, if you’re spending a night in a big city
  • Swimwear and beach towels
  • Caps or hats
  • Socks
  • Comfortable shoes
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