If you are a newbie to motor-homing we hope this quick guide will save you a bit of time and also provide you with a comfortable stay for a few days.
We recommend making a list in the comfort of your own home when you are not panicking on the day of departure!
It is much easier to remember everything in the run-up to your trip rather than on the day of departure especially if you have pets and children.
It should also be considered that instead of buying a horsebox or motor home there are Horsebox Finance companies available.
- Spare bedding, it does get cold even in the spring in a motorhome.
- Emergency water worth taking in case you cannot get fresh water or something happens to the campsites water supply.
- Spare power supply for mobile phones etc, if you cannot get to an electric point at the campsite or end up staying somewhere else you might not get to a charging point.
- Flip flops for visits to the showers and toilets, it is not much fun in your bare feet!
- Fold up chairs for sitting outside if the weather is nice.
- Satellite navigation, in case the one on your vehicle stops working.
- Map, this may sound silly but there are places in the UK that still exist without a mobile phone signal.
- Coffee, do not leave without coffee under any circumstances.
- Some good books.
- Torch for the campsite toilets or showers.
- Mosquito repellent, campsites near lakes or rivers can be itchy places to visit.
- Basic First aid kit.
- Flask for hot drinks on walking trips.
- Waterproofs, the English weather is very changeable.
- Outdoor heater, for enjoying the countryside outside of the van at night.
- Baby items are numerous involving nappies, nappy cream, food, warm bedding a small buggy or carrier.
- Spare gas stove.
- Dog food.
- Water bowl, preferably one that does not spill.
- Dog bed.