Essential Caravan Accessories

If you're new to caravanning then you are probably feeling a little overwhelmed with the sheer amount of choice out there in the market, for example if you were pop into our showroom you'd see we've got over 3000 caravan accessories! Recognising the confusion we offer free starter packs worth over £650 to first time buyers on a lot of our caravans. Click here to view a list of the caravans which carry the the free starter pack offer.

We've also compiled a list of some the key items which you'll probably need or want over time:

Caravan steps #

Unless you're not planning to ever leave your caravan then you're going to need a caravan step. Our favourites are the double steps from Milenco. Winners of several awards they are designed with safety in mind and with their simple yet unique design won't see you sinking into muddy ground or damaging your awning.

Mains hook-up lead #

If you've just bought a new caravan then it should come equipped with a mains hook-up lead

Leisure battery #

If your caravan hasn't already got a leisure battery and you don't always hook up to mains electricity then you're going to need a 12v leisure battery.

LPG cyclinders #

The LPG Gas in you caravan is used on your hob, oven, heater, water and the fridge (if it's not connected to the electricity). So unless you're going to just use microwave or be constanly on mains electricity you'll need to get at least one LPG canister and regulator.

Water containers #

A perennial favourite for your water solutions are the Aquaroll and Wastemaster products which are both portable containers for your fresh water and waste toilet water. The Aquamaster is great, and the tank acts like a big wheel making lugging 30-40 litres a breeze. The Wastemaster has built in wheels making it easy to transport.

Towing mirrors #

When you're towing a caravan it's a legal requirement to have an adequate view down both sides of the caravan. There's lots of choice when it comes to mirrors and most popular type is the one that straps to your existing mirrors.

Torque wrench #

Caravan wheels are subjected to a lot more vibration than car wheels and if they aren't tightened to the correct torque setting can have the nasty habit of coming off! To save yourself a lot of hassle, expense and not to mention danger buy yourself a torque wrench and use it correctly before every journey.

Security device #

For peace of mind & lower insurance premiums get yourself a security device

Awnings #

Probably more of a "very nice to have" than an essential but this is an extremely useful and versatile piece of kit which can transform your caravan holiday.

Nose-weight gauge #

Similarly important to the torque wrench, the noseweight gauge lets you quickly check to ensure that your caravans noseweight doesn't exceed your cars limit.

Levelling ramps and chocks #

Unless you're always going to pitch on hard standings invest in some good levelling ramps or chocks to help you ensure your caravan is level when pitched on grass or a slope.

TV and TV antenna #

We can highly recommend the AVTEX range of 12v TV's