There is nothing more exciting than going on a motorhome adventure, especially if you are planning on throwing away your maps and just seeing where the road takes you. However, being spontaneous is only fun if you know that you will be able to enjoy your trip no matter what you encounter. This is why you should prep your motorhome before heading off on your big adventure, and here we look at the accessories no adventuring motorhome should be without:
If you are planning on travelling long distances without knowing your route the first thing you need to have is food – and plenty of it! This is so no matter where you go you won’t find yourself going hungry, as this can take the fun out of any motorhome journey. Make sure you pack things that can be eaten without being cooked such as crackers, biscuits and dried fruit – not only are they hassle free but also great for eating on the go! After this you can start thinking about bringing your staple foods such as pasta, rice and canned goods that can be cooked in a jiffy and have a long shelf life. Realistically, you will need to pack very little else as you will more than likely be trying the all the food in the areas you travel to!
The whole point of a motorhome is that you have everything you need to sleep, eat and wash on wheels, however not all motorhomes provide the same amount of amenities as others. This can be problematic if you are planning on being on the road for a long period of time as it means that you will have to schedule regular stops – not ideal if you are not familiar with the area you are in. This is why you need to make sure your motorhome has all the amenities you need, including a large waste water tank and a large fresh water tank. Also, don’t be tempted to try and save some money by getting a lower berth motorhome than you realistically need. Even though it may make the cost of your trip cheaper feeling cramped all the time will only make the experience unpleasant.
The modern motorhome is extremely different to those built just a few years ago, as they can now include a whole range of mod-cons that can make travelling much more comfortable. For example, most motorhomes these days come with air conditioning in the cab as standard, and many can now be equipped with satellite dishes and televisions to really bring them into the digital age. If you want to be environmentally friendly you can also install solar panels to your motorhome that can help provide energy on the road. Just remember that while adding all these extras to your vehicle may make your trip more enjoyable they can also increase the cost of your motorhome insurance and be prone to theft.
The unknown can be both thrilling and terrifying, and the latter is generally the case if you are stuck without something essential. For example, travelling on a road in the middle of nowhere can be thrilling until a tyre bursts and you find yourself miles away from someone with the tools to fix it. This is why it is essential that you pack for all forms of emergencies including fires, breaking down and extreme weather. Blankets, ice packs and a first aid kit will ensure that you will stay healthy during your journeys, while crowbars, jacks and spare tyres will ensure you motorhome can recover from any issues too. It’s also advisable to make sure that you have more than enough water on you at all times and even a few cans filled with petrol in case you run out before finding your next destination. Just make sure these are stored safely and don’t become a risk in themselves.
Just like any other adventurer, when you set out to visit the unknown in your motorhome you will need to make sure that you bring everything with you to keep you safe. Not only does this mean that you can relax and enjoy your journey but also that you can visit as many things as possible without being restricted by not having the right equipment.