Cooking Equipment and Food for Your RV

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When you are setting off on an RV road trip or camping trip, no matter if you have a top of the line coach or a pop-tent trailer, you are not going to have a lot of extra space. It can be tempting to bring all your kitchen gadgets from home for your vacation, but then you won't have any room to store food. Anyway, you're going on vacation, and meal prep time should be quick and easy so you can spend the majority of your time enjoying yourself. To help you make the most out of your meals, here are some tips on what to pack and what to cook from Can-Am RV.


You don't want to overpack, but there are some things you will need if you will be going on any kind of extended trip in your camper. You can either bring your own stuff from home, or you can go to the thrift store to get cheap alternatives that you will not be upset about if they are lost. You will need:

  • One set of cutlery per person + one extra

  • Paring knife

  • Chef's knife

  • Serrated knife (optional)

  • Serving utensils

  • Tongs

  • Spatula

  • Ladle

  • Colander (can double as a popcorn bowl!)

  • Mixing bowls (can double as serving bowls!)

  • Vegetable peeler

  • One skillet (cast iron can go over the fire pit)

  • Two saucepans

  • Large pot (for boiling pasta/making soup)

  • Baking pan

  • Plates & bowls

  • Plastic cups & mugs

  • Coffeemaker

  • Plastic bags (resealable)

  • Aluminum foil

  • Plastic wrap

  • Paper towels

  • Campsite friendly washing up liquid

  • Potholders

  • Dishtowels

  • Lighter

  • Water carrier

  • Garbage bags

  • First aid kit

If you bring everything on this list, you will not be left wanting for anything on your camping trip.

You can also additionally bring a portable BBQ if you have space and if there is not one at your campsite or in a communal area at the campsite (please always check to make sure that you are allowed to bring BBQs into the campground before bringing them). A portable BBQ is a great way to grill burgers and hot dogs for a crowd, fast.

What to Cook

The more stress-free your meals can be while camping, the better and the best thing you can do before you go is to make a meal plan so that every item is accounted for. If you have space, then you can prepare freezer meals in individual large ziplock bags for dinners. Just take them out of the freezer and put them into the fridge the day before and put all the ingredients into a slow cooker or instant pot. Breakfast can be as simple as cereal and milk (you can use powdered milk) and burgers and hotdogs are always camping winners. Cooking over the campfire can be a lot of fun too. You can make sweet potatoes with mini-marshmallows inside tinfoil in the fire or campfire nachos inside of tinfoil. Your kids will love it and clean up is a breeze.

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