Top 10 Motorhome Accessories
Motorhome holidays are great because you can pack all your luxuries from home in with you, as long as you don’t exceed the weight limits (there is a good article about understanding your motorhome weight limits on the Club Care Insurance website).
The list below looks at some of the motorhome accessories you should take with you to make your trip more comfortable and enjoyable...
1. Motorhome bike rack
Motorhomes are great for exploring the country or further afield, but once you get to where you are staying there is no better way to explore than on a bicycle. In the UK there are lots of cycle paths that allow you to explore the countryside, so make sure you add a bike rack to your list of motorhome accessories so you can take bicycles along with you.
2. Motorhome awnings
One of the greatest disadvantages of a motorhome holiday is a lack of space, so a motorhome awning is the perfect accessory if this is a problem for you. There are lots of different awnings to consider, so for more help and advice about picking the best one for you and your motorhome head over to the awnings page.
3. Fold-up outdoor furniture
When the weather is nice and you are parked up on your campsite, there is nothing better than sitting outside and enjoying the view. Make sure you have some fold-up furniture with you to set up camp outside your motorhome door and enjoy the summer evenings. There are some great space-saving options available to make sure they don’t take up too much of your valuable room when stored either.
4. Satellite TV
These days we are so used to being able to watch satellite TV whenever we want to, and for many people the idea of a few weeks without it just doesn’t appeal. If this sounds like you then consider installing satellite into your motorhome. It is easier to do than you think, and now that analogue TV is being switched off it is one of the only choices you have to keep receiving TV when on the move.
5. Wi-fi booster
Many campsites offer free wi-fi, but if you have pitched a few hundred metres away from the original source of the signal, you may find that you can’t get it. There are products available that are attached to the motorhome and allow you to pick up wi-fi signal from much further distances if being connected to the internet is important to you.
Motorhome holidays are ideal for family time but make sure you take some entertainment with you, especially if you have children in tow. Board games are great, and you can buy a good range in travel size too so that they don’t take up as much space. If you need some inspiration of what to play then our Camping in the Forest site has some great ideas for all-weather games.
7. Battery operated lanterns
Battery operated lanterns are a great motorhome accessory as they can provide some light while you enjoy a glass of wine on your outdoor furniture. They come in lots of designs, so as long as you remember your batteries you can enjoy the great outdoors long after the sun has gone down.
The great thing about holidaying on campsites is that as a general rule there will be lots of big, strong trees, so if you can get a pitch near some then a hammock will be easy to hang. Plus a hammock rolls up very small, so it won’t take up much space when you’re travelling. What could be more relaxing than lying back in a hammock on a warm summer’s day?
9. E-book reader
If you like to read lots of books then an e-book reader could be the perfect accessory for you. You don’t need to find the space, or allow for the extra weight, of lots of books - instead they are all stored on one small and handy device. Plus, books tend to be cheaper in digital format, with some even free of charge, so you can save money too!
Your motorhome may well be fitted with a fully-equipped kitchen, but nothing quite says ‘holiday’ like an outdoor barbecue. You can even buy disposable ones so you don’t need to find somewhere to store it throughout the rest of your holiday.
With these ten great accessories your motorhome really should become a home from home, but don’t forget to make sure that you have adequate contents cover if you are taking high-value items with you on your motorhome holidays. If you are a Camping and Caravanning Club member and take out motorhome insurance with our provider Club Care you will receive £3500 of personal effects cover included.