Regardless of whether you own your campervan or you are hiring it, whenever you take to the open roads in search of adventure you should make sure that you are travelling with some essential accessories and gadgets.
If you are planning a road trip in a campervan soon, it is best that you are fully prepared for your journey. The first and foremost requirement is to ensure that your campervan is clean from the inside, especially if it has been sitting idly for quite some time now. There could be a high chance that cockroaches and bugs have started making a home in there.
Dealing with such pests and their awful smell wouldn’t obviously be a pleasant experience during a trip. So, make sure to clean the RV thoroughly and if required, hire a pest control expert from terminix in NY, or elsewhere, to help you with the same.
And after this part is sorted, start making the list of items that are a must-have for a campervan holiday. Believe me, there is always going to be something that you wished you had brought with you to facilitate a certain task!
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In today’s blog post, I will list the most-essential items that you need to pack before you go. Check them out below:
Plastic kitchen utensils and accessories
Unless you are planning on camping outside of your house, things will doubtless move around in your campervan as you drive!
Therefore, I strongly recommend that you buy plastic kitchen utensils and accessories such as plates, cups, cutlery and so forth.
You would not believe how many people there are that hire campervans and take their best china with them, only to be disappointed with most of it is smashed up by the time they have reached their destination!
Following on from the topic above, make sure that you don’t take any massive kitchen items with you. Unless you are driving around in a Winnebago, space will be at a premium inside your modest campervan.
Taking smaller cooking, eating and drinking utensils and accessories with you will ensure that you can make the most of the amount of space that you have at your disposal.
For example, there are specific saucepans that are designed to fit on camping stoves. Now you don’t need to worry about where to store a huge wok to cook some stir-fry!
Let’s face it; travelling around the British Isles and other parts of the world where most of the time it rains isn’t much fun when you’re soaking wet!
Microfibre towels are great for drying your wet shoes, puddles of water inside of your campervan (from your wet clothes) and general cleaning and drying. They are also extremely cheap to buy; make sure you stock up on them!
Campervans are extremely colder at night than well-insulated homes. Apart from wearing many layers of clothing before going to sleep, you should consider having your campervan fitted with an Eberspacher heater (or hiring a campervan with one installed).
You can buy an Eberspacher at ButlerTechnik, in case you were wondering where to buy those specialist heaters.
Tea light holders
On a nice summer’s evening, you will doubtless want to spend the time enjoying the night sky outside of your campervan. Whether you want to use plain tea lights to add to the ambience of your evening, or you want to use citronella ones to ward off insects, you will need something to store them whilst they’re in use.
Get yourself some plastic tea light holders, as they are lightweight, come in a range of different colours and styles, and are extremely cheap to buy.
Oh, and don’t forget to stock up on tea lights as well!