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The top ten accessories that you simply must get when first owning a caravan. I’m speaking from personal experience here, your top ten might be different and possibly better. Leave comments if you have a mind to 🙂
Top Ten Caravan Accessories
In no particular order..
Who wants to sit around in the dark? Modern day caravans have a lot of home comforts and we love home comforts. Everything from fridges to microwaves, we cramp more in than out European counterparts. I actually think this is because of our weather and we tend to probably spend more time in the caravan than someone from a country with a better climate – that’ll be just about everyone then.. Oh and be sure to get a 25 metre one like the ones listed below.
|25m Caravan Hook Up Extension Cable 230V 3pin Mains Transformer Electric Lead MarkUK*||10 Reviews||£29.99||Add To Cart|
|Semloh ML25 Mains Extension Lead, 25 m*||379 Reviews||£27.44||Add To Cart|
Fresh Water Carrier
I’m assuming you’ll want to make a cup of tea at some point! Failing that you’ll at least want a wash? You’ll need some sort of water container. You can just use a Jerry Can, but most use something like an Aquaroll, or a WaterHog. These are plastic drum like water containers designed to be rolled (as when full they’re quite heavy.) Simply connect it up to your caravan, using a connector supplied. Here’s a selection from Amazon, to enable you to check the prices.
|Hitchman 40AQ Aquaroll, 40 Liter, Beige*||85 Reviews||£49.00||Add To Cart|
|Caravan Mains Water Container & Adapter & 7.5m food grade hose*||10 Reviews||£25.95||Add To Cart|
|Qinghu 5 Litre /10 Litre /15 Litre Collapsible Water Container, Portable Water Carriers for Caravans...||16 Reviews||from £3.99||Add To Cart|
|Water Hog Fresh & Waste 51 & 46 Litre Container Combo Caravan/motorhome*||17 Reviews||£99.99||Add To Cart|
|UNIVERSAL MAINS ADAPTOR FOR CARAVAN*||61 Reviews||£18.95||Add To Cart|
Once you’re done using that water, where is it going to go? A caravan isn’t plumped into the mains drainage, everything that comes out has to be directed somewhere. The great solution caravan designs have come up with is a plastic container that catches all the waste. You then drag it along to a special drain point and pour it away. You’ll be pleased to know that human waste is dealt with in a much more controlled manner. Sort of. A pipe connects to the caravan, actually 2, one for the bathroom and one for the kitchen waste. The other end on the pipe goes to the waste container. Boom. Waste out of site, but not quite out of mind. All you need can be found on Amazon, and other places of course. Listed here as a handy reminder. I’m not sure of the name of the waste container we use but it’s black with red caps, we also have a double drain-away, which attaches to both sink and bathroom waste pipes, meaning you only have one pipe going into your waste, not two. Very good indeed..
|DOUBLE DRAIN-AWAY CARAVAN WASTE PIPE ADAPTER*||43 Reviews||£9.45||Add To Cart|
|6 Metres Caravan / Motorhome convoluted grey waste water pipe - 28.5mm ID*||126 Reviews||£12.96||Add To Cart|
|23 Litre Caravan Motorhome Water Waste Carrier*||10 Reviews||£13.00||Add To Cart|
|Hitchman WM 039 Waste MasterHitchman 40AQ Aquaroll, 40 Liter*||£106.42||Add To Cart|
|Hitchman WM 039 Waste Master, Beige*||70 Reviews||£48.99||Add To Cart|
|Caravan Wastemaster Hog Buggy & Water Carrier Storage Bag MP6622 & MP6621 Set Aquaroll*||179 Reviews||£13.95||Add To Cart|
A legal requirement, these attach to your existing car wing mirrors and give you the width you need to see down the sides of the caravan. We use Milenco Aero 3 mirrors.
|Streetwize TWIN PACK Stick-On Towing Mirror Caravan Mirrors Convex & Flat Glass Suck it and See*||46 Reviews||£39.95||Add To Cart|
|Streetwize SWTT84 Pair Extending Caravan/Towing Mirrors[E Approved] - Boxed*||77 Reviews||£22.54||Add To Cart|
|Maypole Mp8323 Convex Caravan Mirrors*||161 Reviews||from £31.38||Add To Cart|
A lock which attaches to the handle on the Alko A frame. This prevents anyone from towing the van away. Easy to fit, this is the lock I use myself. The seem expensive, but they’re really good product. Use this in conjunction with an axle lock for more peace of mind. We use the one shown below.
Unless you’re the type of person who likes to either eat out of have takeaways then this is an essential piece of equipment. They do come in various sizes and various makes. Best find out which is compatible with your caravan prior to purchasing. They are usually difficult to buy online.
Caravans are quote high of the ground and getting in and out is impossible without a step. Not much to say here, they’re just very useful. I prefer the big plastic double steps as pictured below. We use the larger black plastic double step. It’s surprisingly wide and sturdy.
|Milenco MGI Double Plastic Caravan / Motorhome Step*||75 Reviews||£23.75||Add To Cart|
|Milenco - Giant Double Step*||207 Reviews||£32.61||Add To Cart|
You can boil the water using a saucepan of the gas hob if you like, but why would you? Kettles are as cheap as chips and you don’t need a specific caravan type. We’ve actually purchased a “Caravan Kettle” from Aldi, one of their specials.
|KINGAVON Cordless Kettle, 1 Litre, 900 W, White*||854 Reviews||£10.40||Add To Cart|
|Sensio Home JEGJS9904 Plastic Jug Kettle, 1.7 liters*||2 Reviews||Currently out of stock||Add To Cart|
|Signature Cordless Jug Kettle, Boil Dry and Overheat Protection, Removable and Washable Filter, 1.7...||114 Reviews||£10.99||Add To Cart|
Ok, maybe not essential, but the very first time we went in our caravan, the next day I went out and bought a cheap TV. We were very disappointed in ourselves, but you simply have to have a TV. There are specific caravan TV’s that can run on 12v. We do have one, but we use a slightly bigger normal TV. Best try and get one that’s as light as possible. No recommendations here, but Avtex position themselves as a specialist TV manufacturer for caravans and motorhomes, just FYI. We’ve just bought a cheap TV from Tesco.
|Avtex L168DRS 16-Inch Widescreen Super Slim LED TV with Freeview HD*||158 Reviews||£269.00||Add To Cart|
|Avtex L168DR Ultra-Compact/Lightweight Widescreen Full HD LED TV/DVD/PVR - Black, 16-Inch*||27 Reviews||£274.86||Add To Cart|
|MOTORHOME CARAVAN BOAT 12V 22" Inch HDR LED Digital Freeview TV 12 Volt with USB PVR & Media DivX...||26 Reviews||£129.00||Add To Cart|
|22" 12 Volt Full HD Digital Ultra slim DVD LED TV Caravan, Boat, Marine, HGV 24 V 12V*||50 Reviews||£169.99||Add To Cart|
|Cello C16230F 16 inch HD ready DVD combi LED 12v TV black 12 240 volt*||125 Reviews||£139.99||Add To Cart|
|20" CELLO C20230F 12v 12 volt LED HD CARAVAN TV FREEVIEW DVD USB MOTORHOME BOAT*||67 Reviews||£155.00||Add To Cart|
Camel’s what? There are plastic pads that go onto your stays and make the caravan more stable on grass. They are meant to act like a Camel’s foot does when walking in sand, it redistributes the weight. I don’t know, I do have some though and I leave them on the caravan they do the job. We have Milenco Stacka feet.
|Milenco Stacka Corner Feet Pack Of 4*||76 Reviews||£16.75||Add To Cart|
|Maypole MP4976 Caravan Jack Pad (Pack of 4) - Black*||412 Reviews||£7.83||Add To Cart|
|Ko-Pads Heavy Duty Caravan Jack Pads with a 5yr guarantee*||133 Reviews||£15.90||Add To Cart|
|Leisurewize Grey Pro-Paw+ Caravan Jack Pad Foot Leg Stable Level Support - 4 Pack*||1 Reviews||£12.95||Add To Cart|
|SET OF 4 CARAVAN JACK PADS - WITH METAL PINS*||17 Reviews||£9.93||Add To Cart|
|Kampa Lunar Pad*||17 Reviews||£9.97||Add To Cart|
There you are, that will keep you busy and make you poorer I’m sure. But once you have these things you can start looking at the “Caravanning big ticket items” like an awning…
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