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Posted on Feb 1, 2017

Which Vital Equipment Do You Need for Caravaning in Britain?

Which Vital Equipment Do You Need for Caravaning in Britain?

 If you have bought the caravan for the first time, you need to decide on buying all the essential equipment for your caravan to make your journey and more adventurous and stress-free. But make sure you don’t end up stuffing your caravan to death otherwise you would have no room for other more essential things.

To provide you some guidance, the article has come up with some tips to make you decide on your caravan list.


A tool kit is an indispensable item and is a must have when you are out from your home on a caravan tour. It contains all the essentials you may need to use when you are holidaying. The items in the toolkit depend on your needs and you may need to customize it according to your trips. In general, your tool kit should have the following essentials:

  • Blocks to keep your caravan on level in case of an emergency
  • A hammer along with extra pegs
  • A spanner
  • Tape
  • Spare bulbs and Fuses
  • Spare batteries
  • Torch
  • Screwdriver

Smoke Alarm Fire Extinguisher & Fire Blanket

These three things are extremely important to possess so as to maintain the safety of your caravan. It should always be ready to deal with any danger related to fire as you might be in a place remote from any kind of help.

Full Gas Bottle

Generally, full gas bottle come along with the caravan itself, but make sure you check well and if missing, you should ask for it. Mostly, many gas outlets possess stocks; therefore you can get easy refills from them.

Leisure Battery

Today, you may find most campsites with preloaded electric hook-ups, but this is something you can’t completely rely on. Therefore, it is better to purchase your own battery with 110AH, to assure complete freedom in any campsites regardless of its presence there. This would provide you enough power for water pumps and lights keeping you tension free.

Make sure you keep your leisure battery in good running condition so that you don’t run out of the power in an emergency. If you happen to leave your caravan out in the open during winter time, make sure you don’t keep the battery inside. It is important to keep your battery frost free and to keep the terminals clean and dry. Always keep the battery in full charge mode even if you are not using it.

Caravan Toilet Items

Toilet chemicals are important to have so that you stay hygienic and clean. Even for short trips like a day or two, this is a must have item for your caravan. Toilet items include cleaning liquids, to keep the water lubricated and fresh and shoo away any bad toilet odours. The liquids come in pink and blue colours and are easily available in the stores. Make sure you use chemicals that are safe to use and do not cause any harm to your caravan’s toilet. After all, you want to keep your toilet in clean shape and not ruin it.


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