If you’re new to caravan life, you recently bought a caravan or you’re hiring one this holiday season, then it’s a good idea to have a checklist of what to do before you leave and what to pack for your holiday.
Take it form us, the last thing you want to do on a caravanning holiday is go to the or get stuck on the road because the battery isn’t working, or a tyre is flat.
Checklist for the Caravan Before You Hit the Road
Do yourself a favour and check over the caravan before you get on the road.
Here’s the caravan checklist:
- Battery – good condition and charging
- Tyres – good condition and pumped to correct pressure
- Brakes engage and release
- Jockey wheel – raised and secured or stowed away
- Water tank – full
- Gas bottles – turned off and secure, full
- Tow bar wiring and plug/socket – working and clean
- Fire alarm – check and replace the battery if needed
- Fire extinguisher/fire blanket – do you have one?
- Fridge – door securely closes and working
- All drawers and cupboards – close properly and stay closed
- Windows closed
- Toilet – working
- All interior gas and electrics are off
- Lights – work and have spare bulbs and tubes
What to Pack for a Caravan Holiday?
What’s different about a caravan holiday vs a camping holiday is that you bring along items that you wouldn’t have if you just used a tent. That might require a few extra items for the kitchen or the toilet/shower. So, if this is your first caravan holiday, what should you pack for the caravan itself?
Here is a list put together from research and, of course, our own experiences:
First, start with the kitchen
- General cleaning spray, paper towels, wipes
- Garbage bags
- Camp chairs for sitting outside
- Any sporting equipment
- Umbrella, sun protection products, hats
- Chargers for devices
- Lights for exterior of caravan
- Extension cords
- Cards, boardgames, reading materials
- Lantern and batteries (if powered that way)
- Personal medications
- Band-aids (various shapes and sizes)
- Roll bandages
- Sterile gauze
- Cotton swabs
- Adhesive tape
- Insect repellent and rapid itch cream
- Calamine lotion
- Antihistamine cream
- Antiseptic wipes
- Antiseptic cream
- Heat/cold pack
- Eye drops
- Safety pins
- Anti-acids (Rennies/Quick-Eze)
Important Packing Tip: First Aid Kit
The last thing you want to do when you’re enjoying a caravan holiday is track down a doctor or a pharmacy for a simple cut or for insect bites. Instead, pack a first aid kit that can help deal with anything minor that happens while out in nature, so you can get back to enjoying your holiday faster.
Or check out Camec’s first aid kits to take the hassle out of packing!
Prepping for your next holiday is easier than ever with Camec – we have everything you need, no matter how far off the beaten track you’re heading.