Motorhome Equipment & Supplies for First-Time Campers (Part 1)

If you are a first-time camper, congratulations! You are about to experience an extraordinary outdoor adventure and learn why so many families go camping every year. At Amazing Accommodations Alaska, we want your first RV experience to be successful. We’ve created this motorhome camping checklist that includes everything you need — personal items, camping supplies, and motorhome equipment — so you are thoroughly prepared for this one-of-a-kind and exciting outdoor endeavor.

Motorhome Equipment & Supplies for First-Time Campers (Part 1)

Clothing & Personal Items

Although the summers may be short and the winters long, Alaska experiences all four seasons as the rest of the United States does. Below is a basic list of clothing and personal items you may need while camping in your motorhome. Choose clothing wisely based on the time of year you will be camping.  (Yes, many people camp in Alaska in the winter.)

  • Underclothing including thermal underwear
  • Sweaters, sweatshirts, and pants
  • Winter jackets
  • Hats, gloves, boots, and snow pants
  • Spring or rain jackets
  • Hiking boots or shoes
  • Swimsuits
  • Summer clothing
  • Toiletries such as deodorant, toothbrush, and toothpaste
  • Mosquito repellent, sunscreen, and other first-aid items

Bedroom & Bathroom

Simply because you are camping does not mean you can’t be comfortable. Bring these bed and bathroom supplies so you can rest and relax after a day of exploring the Anchorage area:

  • Pillows, sheets, and blankets
  • Pajamas or loungewear
  • Towels 
  • Shampoo, soap, and lotion
  • Hairbrushes, blow dryers, and other similar items


Full kitchens are one reason many people enjoy camping in motorhomes. You can grill hot dogs over an open fire if you’d like or you can cook a simple yet tasty meal with regular kitchen appliances. Be sure to pack these kitchen supplies before embarking on your RV journey:

  • Coffee maker, mugs, and coffee
  • Cups, plates, and silverware or plasticware
  • Kitchen utensils like can openers, mixing spoons, and spatulas
  • Sharp knife and cutting board
  • Pots and pans
  • Food containers for leftovers
  • Dishcloths, towels, and oven mitts
  • Matches or lighter

Clean Motorhome Rentals in Anchorage & Beyond

At Amazing Accommodations Alaska, we do our part to make sure our customers get the most out of their Anchorage camping experiences. Call us at (907) 631-0470 to learn about our motorhome rentals and camper van rentals, or you can conveniently request a reservation online. 

Source: Schukman, Joshua. “RV Essentials Checklist for First Time RVers.” Blog article. Outdoorsy. 02 Nov. 2021. Web. 30 May. 2023.


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