Pack our list of essentials and enjoy the long haul! Traveling outdoors in a caravan is a unique and fascinating outdoor adventure, offering the comfort of home as well as fantastic natural beauty. But before you go, you'll need to be well prepared. Don't worry, our checklist gives you some tips on preparing for your caravan trip.
Packing for a caravan drive
- Sunscreen and after-sun lotion
- Wet wipes and/or paper towels
- mosquito repellent spray
- Toiletry bag with a separate compartment for easy access to your belongings
- First aid kit
- painkillers and over-the-counter medication such as ibuprofen, aspirin or acetaminophen
- If you are taking specific medication, it is important to bring these too
- antibacterial gel to prevent infection of wounds
- clothing (some caravans are equipped with a wardrobe where you can hang your clothes directly)
- shoes (use shoe storage bags to keep all shoes organized)
- laundry basket to store dirty clothes
- chargers for various small electrical appliances
- Car toolbox
- Bike toolbox (if you carry a bike)
- portable power supply (in case you need it)
- Portable solar panel (add a portable solar panel so you can get to your destination and easily get free energy around you
22.Storage bags, camping gear, storage containers, and organizers. Any experienced caravan traveler knows that the contents of a caravan can become a mess if not organized. Moreover, securing items prevents them from being knocked around while you are driving!
Prepare your travel equipment
- Check that all cupboard and fridge doors are securely closed
- Check that all other furniture is secure
- Make sure all vents are closed
- Fill the water bottle with water
- Turn on the water pump and check that it is working properly
- Make sure the batteries are fully charged
- Check the tires
- Check for leaks
- Check that the electrical equipment is working properly
Caravan accessories list
- Awning: The van awning extends your living space to the outside of the vehicle. You can sit here and enjoy the view and escape from the sun and rain. Awnings can be fixed to the roof rack, to the wall, or to the roof of the vehicle. You can look for an awning that is customized for your particular model.
- Awning fixing straps kit: These fixing straps hold the awning in place and ensure that it is not distorted by the wind.
- Sun visors: One or more matching sun visors can be fitted to the awning. Side or frontal awnings provide protection from the sun or the elements. They can be fitted in combination to provide better protection. You can also choose a complete sun tent for full protection and an unobstructed view of the open landscape.
- Bike racks: If you need to carry more than one bike in the back of your caravan, you can choose a bike rack designed specifically for fleets. It doesn't matter whether the caravan has its own garage for storing bike racks or whether you want to load them into the back of the vehicle.
- Levelers: Often overlooked, but very useful, these tools can be used to level the vehicle. It may seem unimportant, but if the caravan is parked on uneven ground it can prevent you from sleeping, cooking or even the fridge might not work properly!
- Locks: You are likely to leave many valuable items in your caravan, so it is important to keep them safe. Caravan locks provide added security. Be sure to choose the right fitting for your vehicle brand. What food do I need to bring? In some travel destinations, it may be difficult to see a food shop, so you will need to pack a few staple foods that are resistant to storage.
- Non-perishable staples include pasta, couscous, lentils, etc.
- Canned foods: beans, soups, corn, and peas can be served with different foods.
- Frozen foods: frozen vegetables, meat, or ready-made frozen foods for easy consumption. Tip: Make your own bread. Store-bought bread can go moldy quickly. But the essential ingredients used in homemade bread (oil, water, dry yeast, flour, and salt) can be stored for a long time! Using bread you can make campfire-baked bread, which is not only easy but also fun. You can search the internet for some simple bread recipes. Containers are suitable for refrigeration and freezing: store food in plastic containers. Loose food inside the fridge won't jostle back and forth when you're driving at high-speed bumps.