There are a lot of things you have to remember to bring with you when you go on vacation. You have to make sure you bring along clothing that’s appropriate for the weather, toiletries, things to keep the kids entertained, and more. You’ve got even more to remember if you’re renting an RV!
When you rent an RV, the sky is the limit when it comes to bringing stuff with you. Other vacations require you to leave your gear at home and rent it when you get there. With an RV, you can bring it all with you which will save you money, but it will also ensure you enjoy every moment of your vacation.
The question is, exactly what should you bring along for a vacation in the state of Oklahoma? Here are some of the best gear ideas so your family can get the most out of your vacation.
A Good Pair of Walking Shoes
A comfortable pair of walking shoes is a good idea no matter what kind of vacation you’re taking, but they are absolutely essential if you’re planning an RV vacation.
If you stay in a park, you and your family will be spending plenty of time on the trails, and a good pair of shoes can go a long way towards protecting your feet. If instead you decide to park the RV in the city, you’ll be hitting the pavement, and walking shoes are equally as important. Don’t leave them behind!
A bike is one of the handiest things to have with you when you go on vacation. Unfortunately, most vacations don’t allow you to take your bike with you. Instead, you’re forced to spend money renting a bicycle when you get to your destination.
There’s no need to rent a bike when you drive an RV! Not only will bringing your bike help you save money, it enables you to bring the bike you’re most comfortable with. That’s important if you spent a lot of money on comfortable all-purpose bikes for the whole family.
Canoes and Kayaks
There is no shortage of lakes in Oklahoma. From the massive Eufaula Lake that is nearly 160 square miles to smaller lakes like Lake Murray and Lake Hefner, there are plenty of watery areas to explore. Why not do it in a canoe or a kayak!
Not all natural areas allow you to rent kayaks, so bringing your own along is a great way to do a little exploring off the beaten path. If you’re particularly adept at canoeing and kayaking, you can even hit some of the lakes and streams in Oklahoma.
It isn’t uncommon for vacationers to come across a lake or a pond and wish they had their fishing gear. A traditional vacation that requires taking a plane or a car usually means leaving all that fishing gear behind. You don’t have to when you drive an RV!
While some of the family is out on the lake in a canoe, you can stick to the shore and do a little fishing. A few of the best fishing spots in the state include:
- Lake Texoma is a great place to catch catfish and largemouth bass
- Flint Creek is a gorgeous stream that’s perfect for catching smallies
- Deep Fork River is a great place to catch catfish from your kayak
- Grand Lake is the perfect spot for crappie fishermen
The Right Cooking Tools
When most people think of gear, they spend all their time thinking about outdoor adventure gear. It’s true that you can pack tons of adventure gear in your RV, but don’t forget the most essential gear of all—cooking tools!
There are a lot of great kitchen tools out there. Your job is to figure out which ones are best in the RV. They include a(n):
- Induction cooktop
- Hand blender
- Instant pot
- Collapsible colander
Don’t forget to bring along the kind of cooking tools that work well outside. Marshmallow sticks, sandwich grills, and a cast iron pan are all great choices.
And don’t forget the aluminum foil! It can make cooking meals in the fire quick and easy, but it can also sharpen scissors, it can be molded into a funnel, and much more!
One of the great things about vacationing in an RV is that you can bring nearly anything you can imagine with you. Make sure you have all the gear you need to fully enjoy spending time with your family by bringing these items along.