If you’ve ever been on a campervan trip before you will know that it can be stressful to think about the necessities that you might need to take with you. There can be a lot to consider but it doesn’t need to be a daunting task.
Have a look below at some of the essential information that you will need to make any campervan trip a successful and enjoyable one:
What You Should Be Packing
Whether you own your own campervan or are renting one, Austrack Campers are a popular option. It’s very similar to renting a holiday apartment. Depending on the style of campervan that you’re going to be using, the time of year that you are traveling and how long you’re going to be away will have an effect on the requirements that you will have. It can have a huge impact on your style of packing and differ the essentials that you will need. Some essentials you may want to take with you include:
- Bedding – Some but not all rental campers will include this already but it’s worth checking as you may need to pack your own.
- Soft Case – You will be able to store a soft case much easier than a bulky hard case.
- Electrical Essentials – Adapter plug, a torch, phone charger, camera and charger, Sat Nav, etc.
- Entertainment – Yes, it’s nice to enjoy the open air around the campfire but there are bound to be some moments when a few board games or DVDs will come in handy.
- Paperwork – This is especially important if you’re an international renter.
- Basic Food – It’s a good idea to take a few food staples to get you started, you’re bound to take a trip to a supermarket or two on the route. You will most likely need simple things such as toilet roll, bin bags, washing liquid etc.
- Essential Kits- Make sure you pack essential pieces of clothing such as walking boots.
- Personal Needs- This means medications etc.
Places To Stay
You have a lot of flexibility with where you can stay when using a campervan. Much more than other travel options. You even have the choice to stay longer or shorter depending on how you’re enjoying a certain area. If you haven’t managed to see all that you would like to in one day you can just stay an extra night. There are plenty of campsites dotted around that offer reasonable rates. Make sure you do your research before setting off each time so you know where you are heading.
Driving a motor is different from driving a standard car yet, they are fairly simple so it shouldn’t cause you too much trouble, especially if you don’t go too extreme and hire a supersized vehicle. All you need to do is make sure you are extra aware, you may find it difficult driving around smaller towns but as long as you keep your eye out for road signs that say the roads are unsuitable for large vehicles you should be ok. Bear in mind that smaller vehicles may pass you as you can’t hit the same speed and therefore will be slower than they’re.
These are just a few tips to get you started on your campervan adventures. Do you have any other tips that you can share from your travels? Share them in the comments section below or tag me on Instagram @beanintransit.