Are you getting tired of doing the same thing every day? Is your daily routine wearing on you? Have you considered taking some time to get away from it all?
A great way to take a break from the wear and tear of your daily life is to get a caravan and strike it out on your own or with your family. You can go anywhere you please and still have the comforts of home with you. But there’s probably one big question on your mind.
What do I need to take with me?
Here we have a simple caravan packing list that will help highlight everything you will need for your first trek out into the world. This campervan packing list will help you get it all together so you can be ready for anything and everything you will face out on the road.
A caravan interior table is a great addition to have in your caravan. Not only is it good for eating on, you can also use it to play board games, card games, or to hold items while you’re not driving.
Tri-fold caravan tables and caravan fold-down tables are incredibly easy to store when driving.
There are a variety of different types of caravan tables you can get, each with their own advantages. A tri-fold caravan table is incredibly easy to store when driving and doesn’t take up much space. On the other hand, a caravan table without legs creates less clutter underneath the table while you’re sitting at it. Research and consider your different table options before selecting one.
Before you start packing anything away, investing in packing cubes is a wonderful idea. These little zippered blocks will do a great deal to help you keep your space organized. They’re little compartments that you can store different categories of items in to keep relevant products next to each other and avoid confusion around what you’ve put where.
If you know where the shampoo is, you know where the conditioner is. If you know where the bedsheets are, you know where the pillow sheets are. Just pack similar items together and you’ll have a breeze navigating the stock in your motorhome.
A first-aid kit is a must-have for any caravan adventure. You want to make sure that you’re ready for any and all emergencies that could befall you. Safety is never something to take lightly, so make sure to take a variety of first aid materials with you to make sure that your trip is not only fun but safe as well.
Caravan Tool Kit
Rather than find yourself completely stranded at the first sign of malfunction, keep a few things on hand to fix your caravan up if it starts to have issues. Keep important tools such as screwdrivers, spanners, a utility knife, long-nose pliers, a torque wrench, a torch, a gas soldering iron and some WD 40 on hand to make sure that you can handle minor repairs.
Not all of these are vital, and if you don’t know how to use some of them, they may not be helpful. At least take those you recognize and know how to use with you on the road. We’ve got more must-have items in our list of 10 Must-Have Items For Caravan Comfort.
Ideally, you will want a pegless clothesline for your caravan so that you can hold a wider variety of clothes on it. A pegless clothesline is great for hanging up smaller clothes inside of the vehicle itself.
In case you decide to have a meal in the relaxing countryside, it’s wise to pack a picnic blanket to separate you and your food from the ground below.
Plastic Containers and Bags
Small containers and plastic bags are important for helping keep food fresh. Whether it is leftovers from a previous meal or food you bought at a market and would like to store, plastic containers and bags can help a great deal in keeping your food fresh.
Gas Fridge and Heater
You might think that your caravan will come preinstalled with these features, but that is not actually true. These are items you often have to get installed yourself, but they are more than worth it. All you need is a gas bottle holder, a gas bottle, and a few other fixings to get your caravan installed with gas and then you can run these appliances along with a host of others.
A fridge will go a long way in keeping food fresh and beverages cold, while a caravan heater will keep your vehicle warm in the cold winter months.
Just because you’re in a caravan doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a little luxury, and these are two luxuries that are a huge convenience to have.
Reusable Shopping Bags
In Australia, there is a ban on plastic bags (for environmental reasons), so it is important that you provide your own reusable bags for your grocery shopping trips.
Eco-Friendly Plastic Bags
Another kind of bag you should bring, these are for your rubbish. Obviously, you wouldn’t want to throw out your perfectly good shopping bags, so having a couple of these on hand for your laundry and garbage is incredibly helpful.
Bars of Shampoo
This one might sound a little weird to some of you. Shampoo in bars? Well, it’s actually becoming increasingly common nowadays and it is a great way to save space in your luggage. A bar of shampoo is far more compact than the much, much larger bottles you find of liquid shampoo.
Enjoy the luxury of hot water wherever you go.
A caravan hot water system is another luxury you can add to your caravan, and if you have gas installed for your caravan gas heater then you already have everything you need to install a hot water system. Just because you’re on the road doesn’t mean you have to take cold showers. Enjoy the luxury of hot water wherever you go.
Save power and keep the air conditioner off by bringing a fan. This could even be a small, USB fan that you can plug into your computer. Anything that you can easily power inside of your caravan will do.
This one may be somewhat obvious, but we don’t want you to forget anything important. In case you have a power outage, or you just want to go exploring at night you should make sure to have a torch on you to light your way.
Gathering supplies? Check out BCA Australia‘s sturdy caravan folding tables and caravan hot water systems for a comfortable ride. See our post with a Caravan Safety Checklist so you can stay safe on the road.