Van Life: Kit List

Like I said, we had one week’s experience of motorhoming between us, so we had to learn and quickly. Whilst, we had a basic idea of what we needed, as we’ve become more experienced, we’ve refined our kit list and re-assessed what is really important. 

With the exception of a few more specialist items, our van has been largely been fitted out from budget stores such as Lidl, Aldi and Poundland or their European equivalents.

This is not intended to be an exhaustive list but if you are new to the game hopefully this will give an idea of what you might need.

Legal Stuff
  • Driving License
  • International Driving Permit (depending on location)
  • Original V5C (Vehicle log book)
  • MOT paperwork
  • Insurance Certificate
  • Green Card (This is currently included in our insurance certificate but who knows what the position will be post-Brexit)
  • European Driving Kit (covers legal requirements such as breathalysers, high visibility jackets etc)
  • Chains (if travelling in winter)
  • First Aid Kit
  • Reflective square if towing or carrying bikes
  • Basic Tool Kit
  • Bungy cords
  • Water Hose and adapters
  • Gas and adapters 
  • Electrical hook-up cable and adapter (not all campsites use the universal camping connection)
  • 12V Inverter
  • Internal multi-plugs (with USB charger connections)
  • 12V chargers
  • Toilet chemicals
  • Disposable gloves
  • Cheap toilet paper 
  • Hand cleanser
  • Toilet brush
  • Nice bedding
  • Cutlery and kitchen utensils
  • Gas igniter or matches
  • Kettle
  • Plates, bowls, cups
  • Saucepans
  • Frying Pan
  • Measuring Jug
  • Cooking Scales
  • Wok with a lid
  • Bin
  • Dustpan and brush
  • Cleaning wipes
  • Peg-less washing line
  • Storage boxes and organisers
  • Dehumidifier
  • Lantern/Emergency Torch
  • Door fly net
  • Fly swat
  • Anti-mosquito candles
  • Hot water bottles
  • Fold-up table and chairs
  • Fold-up deck chairs
  • USB Fans
  • Refillable bottles
  • Wheel-clamp
  • Step Ladder (to get in an out of bed above the cabin)
  • Electric Kettle 
  • Electric Heater
  • Toaster
  • Convection oven 
  • Handheld vacuum cleaner
  • Projector

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