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The Best Dollar Store RV Supplies

There’s nothing more relaxing than sitting under the awning at your favorite campground. But the steps to get there, renting the site to packing supplies, are often stressful to campers, especially on their wallets. To reduce stress and help you enjoy your next trip, we gathered this list of dollar store RV hacks and supplies.

Dollar Store RV Supplies and Accessories

Budget RV Kitchen Supplies

Aluminum Foil

Aluminum foil has tons of uses, which makes it one of the best dollar store RV supplies. One use is foil pack campfire cooking! If your family hasn’t experimented with foil pack recipes while camping, we highly recommend trying it out! It’s an easy, fun way to make dinner at the campsite. Additionally, aluminum foil is great for everything from saving leftovers to lining the grill.

Food and Bottled Water

Local dollar stores are normally well-stocked with prepackaged food. You can often find boxed snacks like chips and crackers, as well as cans of soup and other easy meals. Large dollar stores sometimes even carry spices and frozen meals! Though you’ll need to go to the grocery store for produce and meats to round out your camping diet, stop by the dollar store first. Additionally, it’s a great place to find bottled water to bring on your trip. Aside from drinking, some campers use bottled water for cooking and dish washing.

Woman putting a plate away in an RV kitchen after a dollar store RV shopping trip.

Towels and Potholders

Most dollar stores feature a rainbow of dish towels and potholders. These dollar store RV supplies are ideal because there are so many options to match your taste. At their low cost, it’s easy to buy multiple and have extra towels stored in the RV. Additionally, there are fewer concerns about tossing them in the trash once they’re well-used.

Kitchen Utensils

Most dollar stores will have an aisle dedicated to kitchen utensils and supplies. They’ll carry large mixing spoons, spatulas and other utensils you’ll want to keep in your RV. You can also find napkins and paper towels, which are great to have in your kitchen.

Budget RV Cleaning

Sponges and Brushes

Visit the cleaning aisle for more dollar store RV supplies. Dollar stores often carry toilet brushes, sponges, dish soap and more. It’s easy to clean everything from dishes in the kitchen to the bathroom sink with the abundance of brushes and cleaners available at the dollar store.

Clothes Pins

Most dollar stores sell bulk packages of clothes pins or plastic clips. It’s good to have plenty of clips when you go camping. Clips can be used to store open bags of chips or to hang wet bathing suits to dry. Use them to hold table cloths down or to dry clothes on the line. We recommend staying well-stocked with clothes pins and clips.


Hair bands, shampoo, hand sanitizer, soap and more are available at the dollar store. If you’re looking for toiletries on a budget, the dollar store is a great place to stop. We recommend shopping at the dollar store for soaps and toiletries before your trip.

Budget RV Organization & More

Collapsible Bins

Collapsible fabric bins are easy to store and great for any kind of RV organization. Their ability to be folded into flat, compact pieces make them an ideal purchase during dollar store RV shopping. You can keep snacks and other supplies organized in the overhead compartments. They’re also great for organizing small items like socks in your closet.

Plastic Containers

Plastic containers are sometimes better than cloth collapsible bins. This is especially true when the items you’re storing have the potential to make a mess. Some items that we recommend choosing plastic bins for include food, art supplies and toiletries like lotion or body wash. They’re easy to clean out and come in tons of different sizes and colors.

Young couple standing in an RV kitchen.

Moisture Eliminator

Every RVer should have moisture and dampness eliminators in their RV during use and definitely during storage. When the air in your RV is moist and stagnant, it’s easy for mold and mildew to take hold. They help fight off the damp smell that some RVs acquire over the years. We recommend stocking up on moisture eliminators!


It’s a good idea to have a doormat both inside and outside your camper door to help prevent tracking mud, dirt or water inside. Most dollar stores carry many different doormats to choose from, so yours can match your taste and style. Thanks to the low price, these are also easy to replace when your old doormat is too caked in mud to last another season.

Glow Sticks

Glow sticks are a favorite of RVing parents. They’re great for keeping an eye on your kids when the sun goes down. You can spot your kids from far away, and they’re plenty of fun to play with. Glow sticks are an essential dollar store RV purchase for campers with kids.

A pile of brightly colored pool noodles after a dollar store RV supply shopping trip.

Pool Noodles

Though these are often seasonal, many campers swear by pool noodles! Of course, they’re fun to float on in the pool. But the real use for most campers is to cover sharp corners, especially on the side out. The slide out corners are a huge hazard with both kid and adults often banging their heads. Simply cut a slit down the side of a pool noodle and slide it onto your side out corners. They’ll soften the blow next time you or your kids are walking past the side and happen to hit your head.

Rainy Day Activities

Dollar store RV supplies include items that are just for fun! On rainy days when you and the kids are stuck inside the RV, you’ll be grateful for the dollar store entertainment. You can find books, coloring books, markers, cards, toys and more at the dollar store.

Camping on a budget is easy with these dollar store RV hacks and supplies. Once you’ve got your supplies, stop by Juniata Valley RV for the perfect camper to take on your trip. We carry new and used campers from your favorite brands, and have models from motorhomes to tiny campers. Start shopping by browsing our inventory online today!

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Our Favorite East Coast RV Parks

The Best RV Resorts in Every East Coast State

East coast RV parks can be hard to choose from. Between beachfront views with fresh salt air and historic destinations in the mountains of Appalachia, there are many different types of vacation to choose from. To help make your choice of RV campground easier, we chose our favorite from each state along the east coast. North to south, here are some of the best east coast RV parks to choose from.


Bar Harbor / Oceanside KOA Holiday, Maine

First on the list of east coast RV parks is this popular KOA in Bar Harbor, Maine. This KOA’s amenities include a snack bar, dog park and bike rentals. Unique to this campground are the KOA Express Fun Train around the park, oceanfront access, the Lobster Trap Café and even a shuttle bus running to and from downtown Bar Harbor. If you’re planning to tour Bar Harbor and try some famous Maine lobster, this KOA is the place to stay.

Young girl swimming in the pool at one of our east coast RV parks.

Normandy Farms Campground, Massachusetts

This luxury campground was an obvious addition to our list of east coast RV parks. Tucked away in the woods between Boston and Cape Cod sits Normandy Farms Campground. There are tons of activities throughout the season like Brewfest, food truck gatherings, BMX Bike Jam and more. The luxury facilities include a bike park, creative arts center, disc golf, a dog park and more. Some of the campground recreation opportunities include a fishing pond, nature trails, an RC track, shuffleboard, softball fields and more. And, before you leave, make sure to schedule your camp wellness center massage!


Strawberry Park Resort Campground, Connecticut

Strawberry Park Resort Campground is a 70-acre campground known for its nonstop summer events schedule. The campground has family-friendly themed weekends all season long with music festivals and live entertainment interspersed throughout. They also offer daily activities like games and crafts during their peak summer season. Though the campground has plenty of activities to keep you entertained, the park has a prime location for visiting major tourist cities. They’re close to vacation destinations like New York, Mystic Beach, Boston and New Haven.

Fort Getty Campground, Rhode Island

History buffs will love Fort Getty Campground in Jamestown, Rhode Island. The fort is located on Conanicut Island in Narragansett Bay. From 1900 through World War II Fort Getty was an active military fort. The park features historic fortifications, a rocky beach and public boat ramp. Enjoy hiking trails along the Fox Hill Marsh or sit and watch the sunrise at the wildlife observation platform. This quiet campground has a rich history and beautiful natural scenery that will keep you busy all summer.


Hither Hills State Park, New York

Visit the quiet side of the Empire State with Heather Hills State Park in Montauk, New York. For those less familiar with the state, this highly-rated park is on the eastern end of the South Fork of Long Island. There are plenty of places for scenic picnics, crackling fires, quiet fishing, and open fields in the park. The biggest attraction is definitely the beautiful sandy beaches. Fishing is available year-round and there’s plenty of beautiful wildlife to see at the Napeague Harbor on the eastern boundary of the park.

The Great Divide Campground, New Jersey

Named after the song “The Wedge” by Phish, the Great Divide Campground is a popular New Jersey camping destination. Enjoy classic campground activities like hiking, kayaking and more. The Great Divide also has fishing and boating opportunities in their own private lake. Campground amenities include a heated swimming pool, basketball court, game room, playground and camp store. Before you book your stay, check out their event calendar for themed weekends, musical guests and more. 

Lums Pond State Park, Delaware

Lums Pond State Park is an 1,800-acre campground in New Castle County, Delaware. Though hiking and biking the State Park is encouraged, the real attraction is Lums Pond itself. The pond offers a great place to spot wildlife like herons, turtles, fish and more while kayaking, canoeing or paddleboarding. Nearby, there are plenty of places to try things like ziplining or horseback riding. Lums Pond is Delaware’s largest freshwater pond and with seventeen miles of trails in the surrounding hardwood forest you’ll never run out of outdoor activities.


Assateague State Park, Maryland

We’re heading back to the oceanfront with this addition to our list of east coast RV parks. Assateague State Park is located on, of course, Assateague Island in Berlin, Maryland. Assateague Island is a barrier island bordered by the Atlantic Ocean in the east and Sinepuxent Bay int the west. The island offers two miles of beachfront, ready for swimming, sunbathing, surfing, fishing and more. You can also check out the wildlife in the marshland and explore via canoe or kayak.


Anvil Campground, Virginia

Roughly midway down the coast sits Anvil Campground in historic Williamsburg, Virginia. Anvil Campground is named for the family who owns it, who worked in blacksmithing during the restoration of Colonial Williamsburg. What sets Anvil Campground apart is their work with the Williamsburg Transit Authority. Williamsburg buses stop at the campground every hour and will take your family all over town. Their prime location is close to both Busch Gardens theme park and, of course, Colonial Williamsburg. Stop by the campground’s general store to see the blacksmithing display and a nearly 100-year-old anvil.

Bodie Island lighthouse photographed from a distance in the Outer Banks

Cape Hatteras / Outer Banks KOA Resort, North Carolina

Visit the iconic Outer Banks in this North Carolina KOA. The water is never far at this resort with the Atlantic Ocean on one side and the Pamlico Sound on the other. Located on Hatteras Island, NC, it has amenities including a snack bar, firewood for sale, a year-round pool, a hot tub and sauna, and fishing opportunities. Of course, these are just on-site options. Outside of the campground, the watersports and oceanfront activities are endless. Stick with classics like kayaking and paddleboarding, or try less traditional activities like windsurfing and kiteboarding.

Big Water Marina & Campground, South Carolina

Another one of our favorite waterfront east coast RV parks is Big Water Marina and Campground in Starr, South Carolina. This highly-rated campground is made for those who prefer to spend their vacations on the water. The marina makes it easy to take your own boat out on the water. If you don’t have a boat, the park offers boat, kayak, paddle board and HydroBike rentals. While boating or paddle sports are obviously the most popular, the park also offers fishing and swimming. After a long day on the water in the warm sun enjoy dinner at the campground/marina’s bar and grill!


Jekyll Island Campground, Georgia

Jekyll Island is one of Georgia’s best coastal vacation destinations. Jekyll Island Campground is the perfect place to stay when you visit the island! The campground includes 167 full hookup sites and is within walking distance of Clam Creek and Driftwood Beach where you can play in the water or soak up the sun on the sand. This 18-acre park offers a free Wi-Fi, bike rentals, a bird sanctuary and more.

Florida Caverns State Park, Florida

Our final addition to this list of east coast RV parks is a very special park in Jackson County, Florida. Or in more familiar terms, in the Florida panhandle. This park is known for its namesake access to the Florida Caverns. These underground caverns are a rare find in the Sunshine State. The caverns are known for an ethereal magic with stalactites and stalagmites, dripping water, and air much cooler than the temperature at the surface. While everything from swimming to horse-friendly trails are available at the park, nothing beats the guided cave tours at the Florida Caverns State Park.

With 13 east coast RV parks to choose from, we’re confident you can find a place to stay. Whether you’d prefer historic Fort Getty, touring the mystical Florida Caverns or sunbathing on a beach in Jekyll Island, there’s a campground for your family on the east coast. Before you head out this season, stop at Juniata Valley RV for a checkup by our expert RV Service Technicians. While you’re here, pick up all the essential RV parts and accessories at our parts store.

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