4 Essentials for Packing Your Motorhome This Summer

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Are you thinking about travelling the world in your motorhome this summer? Travelling this way can be a completely thrilling experience, with the world wide open to every possibility. Travelling by motorhome puts the convenience of rest and relaxation at your fingertips, with the ability to travel anywhere you want to at any time! To ensure you have a safe journey, here are four essentials you’ll need to pack on your travels.

#1. Emergency Provisions

Possibly the most important essentials to pack. Make sure you prepare for any eventuality like running out of fuel, water or power. It’s a good idea to carry a jerry can full of fuel on board so that you can manage to get to a fuel station if you run out.

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You will also want to carry spare water, non-perishable snacks, and battery powered torches in the event of a power outage so that you can tide yourself over until help arrives. For this reason it’s also important to carry a well-charged power bank for charging your phone and other devices in case you have no access to power for a period of time.

#2. Plenty of Clothes (For All Weathers!)

Depending on where you’re planning on travelling to, the weather is likely to change suddenly. You should prepare to pack for heavy rain, snow, and sun accordingly, with even some extra warm clothes in the event of a breakdown. Preparing for all weathers also involves responsible packing of sun cream, waterproof clothing, and waterproof shoes. It may feel as though you’re overly prepared, but without these items, you may find yourself in a sticky situation. If you need a surplus of outdoor clothing, retailers like Cotswold Outdoor have you covered for high quality clothing that will protect you in all weather conditions.

#3. Sturdy and Comfortable Beds

Given that your motorhome will be your home away from home for days, weeks, or even months whilst you’re away on your travels, you’ll want a comfortable bed for the duration of your journey.

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Your mattress is as unique to your sleeping preferences as you are, so speaking to sleep specialists at retailers like Archers Sleep Centre can help you narrow down the choices to find a mattress that will suit your sleep needs whilst travelling in your motorhome.

#4. Entertainment

Everybody likes their home comforts whilst travelling, and it’s a good idea to pack some entertainment so you can pass some time at the end of the day unwinding. Whether you favour some Netflix, board games, or some old fashioned DVDs, taking your favourite entertainment on the road with you can help to amuse yourself and others if you’re travelling between stops. If you’re interested in board games, you can find family favourites in travel variations from high street shops like John Lewis. These versions are smaller, more compact, easier to store and often come with magnetic pieces to prevent any being lost or accidentally knocked over.

Have you been travelling via motorhome, and do you know of any essentials to pack for a successful trip? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!

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We overland. We eat plants and fungi. We live outside as much as possible. We are all connected. A female travel blogger overlanding and writing about ecotourism, ethical and sustainable travel, socially conscious travel and housesitting. An online travel magazine since 2015.


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