Stocking your RV bathroom for RV travel

When you are planning to go RVing, you may be tempted to head to the store and purchase a second set of everything you have in your bathroom. However, you might not want to do this or your lavatory could wind up being about as useful as a closet.

Stock up in moderation

Just as your motorhome bathroom is probably a bit smaller than the facilities in your home, so should the toiletries you stock it with be smaller versions than what you have in your house. If you have a large family or plan to be gone awhile, bigger bottles are probably more cost effective. Consider using 2-in-1 shampoo and conditioner to save a bit of room. You should also stick to the essentials – no need for all the extra beauty products when you're heading to RV campgrounds. Remember, if you run out of something you can always go out and get more. Many campgrounds have general stores for just such an occasion

Don't bring brand new towels

Let's face it, you're probably going to get pretty dirty when you're hiking around national parks, swimming in lakes and hanging out at the campsite, so your towels will face the same grime. Rather than buy a new set of towels and trash them on your trip, you can always leave the new ones at home and bring your own towels on the road. Plus, this means you get to use fresh new towels when you get back from your trip.

Stock up on toilet paper

While you don't want to overpack, toilet paper is one item that you might want to have extra. You don't need to buy enough to last your whole trip, but it is a good idea to have a few rolls to last you between RV destinations. You certainly will be grateful when you don't run out on the road after you try that quirky Mexican restaurant.


When it comes to things like toothbrushes and razors, you might want to forego electric versions that can break or malfunction. Instead, get back to basics. This is an affordable alternative and you don't have to worry about breaking your electric toothbrush on your vacation. You should also have a first-aid kit and sunscreen, which don't necessarily need to be stored in the bathroom. However, if you follow the rest if this advice, you'll probably have plenty of room for it.