Beginners Caravaning Guide

What do I need for a Caravan Holiday?

So you have your new caravan or motorhome and are ready to start exploring campsites and booking a few trips away? But you need to know what are essentials and what equipment you need to make it the most relaxing and stress free experience possible!

It can be daunting walking into a supplies shop with an array of equipment in front of you, and you don’t know what is essential and what is a luxury to have. 

Don’t forget, you don’t always have to buy things new. There are plenty of local selling sites where you can pick up a few bargains from people either upgrading or giving up caravanning. You can sometimes drop on a bulk buy of all of the equipment you need or at least some used items that have plenty of use left in them.


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Caravan Essentials

  • Wing mirrors
  • Hitch lock
  • Wheel lock
  • Barbecue
  • Caravan leisure battery
  • Water containers
  • Water pump
  • Waste water container
  • Gas
  • Portable Washing Line
  • Toilet Liquids for cleaning
  • Bedding
  • Bath towels
  • Crockery
  • Cooking utensils
  • Can opener, bottle opener, measuring jug and kitchen scissors
  • Oven gloves and tea towels
  • Cutlery
  • Mugs
  • Glasswear 
  • Pots and pans
  • Cutting board and knives
  • Gas kettle


Optional but really handy:

  • Awning
  • Awning Organiser
  • Folding Chairs
  • Folding Table
  • Ground Sheet
  • Caravan Step
  • Outdoor Rug