The ultimate list of caravan trip essentials!

If there is one thing that we all deserve right now, it is a holiday. Due to the lockdown restrictions over the last year, you may not have been away in your caravan for some time. You may also be a new caravan owner; in which case you need to make sure that you are fully prepared for your trip.

To make that task a little easier for you, we have compiled the ultimate list of essentials to help you plan your trip without forgetting anything:

Caravan essentials

These are all the things you need for your caravan, whether it be to keep you warm or to keep the water running!

  • Gas bottle and regulator
  • Hitch lock and cover
  • Wheel clamps
  • Spirit level (or mobile app that measures the level)
  • Water container
  • Wastewater container
  • Toilet chemicals
  • Water pump
  • Spare tyre, jack, and pump
  • Caravan battery
  • Mains lead and adapter
  • Awning

The usual travel essentials

Wherever you are heading, you should make sure to pack these items in your bag. This will keep you covered in an emergency, whether it is a first-aid emergency or a ‘the weather has taken a wrong turn!’ emergency.

  • First aid kit
  • Torch
  • Clothing including waterproofs
  • Bedding
  • Towels
  • Phone chargers
  • Insect repellent

Your home away from home essentials

You want to be as comfortable as possible whilst you are away, so packing these essentials will make you feel right at home. Plus, the fact that some things from home will still be necessary on your trip (such as washing the dishes and cleaning up spills!).

  • Kitchen roll
  • Washing up and cleaning equipment
  • Crockery and cutlery
  • Kettle
  • Toaster
  • Hairdryer
  • Outdoor table and chairs
  • Toolkit
  • Scissors

Essentials for the great outdoors

The likelihood is you will be spending a lot of time outside, so make sure you’re ready for it. The last thing you want is to be stuck miles away from home with no way of lighting your BBQ!

  • Games and beach accessories
  • Suncream
  • Matches
  • BBQ
  • Watersport’s equipment and wetsuit or swimming costume
  • Hiking boots, socks, rucksack, and water bottle

Essentials for the little ones

These items will change based on the age of your child, but these are a few general essentials for any younger guests on your caravan trip. If they are a little older, these essentials may be replaced with things such as iPads or game devices.

  • Nappies and changing items
  • Milk bottles
  • Travel cot bed
  • Baby food
  • Sterilising equipment
  • Toys
  • Medicine
  • Numerous pacifiers
  • Cot bedding

Hobbies and interests

One of the great benefits of going on caravan holidays is that you get to spend time enjoying your hobbies, so make sure you take everything you need for your hobbies such as:

  • Bikes, spare tyres, puncture repair kit, pump, and other accessories
  • Fishing equipment
  • Running shoes and clothes
  • Camera and charger

Taking care of your caravan

While you are away, you should also keep on top of your caravan maintenance, so take the products and items you need to clean the outside of your caravan, including a sponge, cloths and cleaning products.

The best way to keep your caravan in pristine condition all year round is to use a top-quality protective jacket, such as the market-leading towing jackets from Pro-Tec Covers. When you are on the road, you can protect your caravan with a towing jacket, preventing dirt and grime from building up on your caravan whilst you are driving. This means that you can spend less time cleaning your caravan and more time relaxing on your caravan trip.

Shop towing jackets to complete your checklist of essential items for your caravan trip.