Everything you need for a caravan trip

Whether you're going on a caravan holiday for the first time or you're a seasoned caravan holiday veteran, a packing checklist is the best way to ensure your trip goes smoothly.

A great way to make sure you've got everything covered is to go "room by room" in your vehicle; that way everywhere in your caravan or motorhome is going to be kitted out, ready for your caravan or motorhome trip.

There’s no packing checklist that’s perfect for everyone as it’ll depend on a lot of things such as your own individual needs, where you’re taking your holiday and what time of year it is. However, we think this list should cover everything you need to consider and may jog your mind to think of a few other things that might not have occurred to you yet!

Living Room Area


When it comes to the living room area of your vehicle, it's important to consider who's coming with you on this trip as that'll determine what you need. For this blog, we'll assume you're taking kids and list what they're going to need too.


  • Electronic devices (i.e. tablets, phones)
  • Chargers for your devices
  • Notepads and pens
  • DVDs for the TV (if you have one)
  • Toys, Colouring Books, etc.
  • Books
  • Board Games

Kitchen Area

The kitchen area is where you're going to prepare your food, so here are some things you should consider packing.

  • Washing Up Liquid
  • Sponges/Brushes
  • Tea Towels
  • Bin Bags
  • Kitchen Roll
  • Crockery and Cutlery
  • Tubs and Plates/Cutlery for Picnics etc.
  • Staple Foods (such as bread, milk, cereal, tea bags, tinned food and butter)


Again, it's important to consider who's on the trip and what their individual needs are when it comes to sleeping.

  • Blankets
  • Pillows
  • Pyjamas
  • Teddy Bears or Other Sleeping Aids for Kids


Different people are going to need different things when it comes to the bathroom so make sure everyone's covered.

  • Toothpaste and Toothbrushes
  • Toilet Roll
  • Shampoo, Shower Gel etc.
  • Towels (make sure you have spares too, just in case)

Pack For The Weather

You must always consider the weather when you're going on a caravan or motorhome trip. Of course, it depends on the seasons, but we all know that in the UK it's best to have all the bases covered. One minute it’s raining, the next minute the sun is beaming down on you, then it’ll start raining again!

Warm Weather

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun Hats
  • Swimming Costumes
  • Sandals or Flip-Flops
  • Sun Cream

Wet Weather

  • Waterproof Jackets and Trousers
  • Wellies
  • Gloves
  • Hats

Cold Weather

  • Warm Coat
  • Wellies or Warm Boots
  • Hats
  • Gloves
  • Scarves
  • Sleeping Socks

Other Necessities

This section is more dependent on you as an individual and what you're planning to do on your caravan holiday so it's worth giving it a read through and making note of anything you think you're going to need to pack:

  • Medication
  • Earplugs (if someone in the caravan is a snorer)
  • Powerbanks (if you need to give your devices an extra charge while you're out)
  • Camera
  • Maps and Guidebooks

Of course, if you haven't got one already, one more essential is a Pro-Tec Towing Jacket or Full Cover! These are vital to ensuring your vehicle stays protected on the road and when it’s parked up. You can shop all of our products on our site by clicking here.