Well, anything that you need for your dream holiday. We know that every person will have needs and ideas that are completely unique to them, and that’s a good thing. However, there are a few things that everyone should take with them. The most important of these are, of course, travel documents such as ID, driving licence, vehicle registration and insurance documents. Don’t forget your bank or credit card as well as some cash for tolls and parking charges. Warning triangle and high-vis vest should be stored somewhere on board that’s easily accessible, and last but not least, a first aid kit should also accompany you on your trip. You can find out what should be in the kit here.
How or what you cook on holiday is, of course, completely up to you and your imagination. But there are a few things every mobile kitchen should have so you can cook whatever you want on the road. Besides dishes, cutlery, pots and pans, it’s mainly the small things that people often need, but unfortunately nearly always forget. Tin openers are the perfect example. Picture the scene: The food’s almost ready. All that’s left to do is quickly open a tin of tuna and put it in the salad. And then suddenly it dawns on you – the tin opener is still in the drawer back at home! You then attempt to open the tin with a kitchen knife, which is not only proves futile, but is dangerous too. In the end, it’s better just to forget about it. Scissors, lighters and matches are other little handy helpers that you should remember to pack. And if you bring a Thermos flask along, you can look forward to a nice hot cup of coffee on the journey home.
Holidays can have such special moments: Rounding off another fun-packed day of your trip cosied up outside, sitting around the table to enjoy delicious treats from the barbecue. It would certainly take the shine off somewhat if you were to forget a useful little item that would have made your holiday just that bit sweeter. It might not sound particularly relaxing, but a small toolbox containing a hammer, screwdriver and a pair of pliers can really come in handy. Eating at a camping table that doesn’t wobble, on the other hand, does sound much more relaxing.
As we’re on the topic of dining alfresco, you should take warmer clothing and a shawl with you for sitting outside, even if you’re travelling to southern climes. It would be a real shame if you couldn’t make the most of evenings spent outside. It’s also useful to have a torch to hand for the evenings, especially if you’re arriving at a campsite after it’s gone dark. That way you’ll be able to locate the power connection in no time at all. We’ve got another couple of tips for you: Take a washing line or a drying rack for the window so your swimwear and beach towels can dry overnight. That means you’ll be all set for another day at the seaside when you wake up! And if you aren’t able to fill up your fresh water tank with a hose, take a watering can with you to use instead.
Of course, all of this stuff needs to be stored safely as well as smartly to save on space. Bungee cords are a must-have in this regard. Even bulky items such as camping furniture and bicycles can be safely and securely tied down in the motorhome’s rear garage. You can find more tips for storing items securely here
Everything inside the motorhome should also be securely stored so things don’t go flying when the vehicle brakes. Rubber or felt mats help prevent items from sliding about in the cupboards and storage spaces. Even though travelling by motorhome allows you bring more stuff with you than if you were taking a plane or a train, you should still avoid bringing anything you don’t actually need. Even suitcases and large items of luggage are rather impractical as they often get in the way. So it’s a good job that Carado motorhomes feature plenty of storage spaces of varying sizes. There’s lots of room for clothes, keeping them free of creases.
Our Carado storage system also comes in very handy. You decide what you want to take with you, whatever it may be. It is your holiday, after all. We’ve put all the useful stuff you need to take with you on our packing check list.
• Driving licence
• Vehicle registration
• Insurance documents
• Bank or credit cards
• Cash for tolls and parking charges
• Warning triangle and hi-vis vest
• First aid kit (Link to “First aid kit check list”)
• Dishes and cutlery
• Pots and pans
• Tin opener
• Lighter or box of matches
• Thermos flask
• Insect repellent (Link to “Mosquito repellent”)
• Warm clothing, jacket and shawl
• Washing line or drying rack
• Watering can or foldable water container to carry freshwater
• Toolbox containing hammer, sticky tape, screwdriver, pliers, cable ties
• Ramp and spirit level to help balance out the vehicle when parking on slopes
• Picnic blanket for taking short breaks during the journey
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