Checklist and Packing List for a Caravan Getaway

Caravan getaway trips are lots of fun but to make the most out of your trip, you have to make sure you got all the right stuff with you. You wouldn’t want to find yourself in a frustrating situation looking for items as you need them and rummaging through your stuff only to realize that you somehow forget to pack them.

We understand that sometimes, packing can be a bore or confusing, if you have no idea what to bring or you got a lot of items in your mind to pack and you don’t know where and how to start. It is important to know what items to remember bringing in your caravan trip and what to leave at home.

The best way to organize your thoughts and remove the drama from packing is to make yourself a caravan packing check list.  And making a checklist for a long trip is no easy task, so we took the hassle out of your mind and created you a packing checklist – especially customised for your caravan needs.

Follow the checklist below and be one step closer to your trip!

CARAVAN CHECKLIST

Overall Caravan Condition

  • Battery – good condition and charging
  • Tyres – good condition and pumped to correct pressure
  • Brakes engage and release
  • Jockey wheel – raised and secured or stowed away
  • Water tank – full
  • Gas bottles – turned off and secure, full
  • Tow bar wiring and plug/socket – working & clean
  • Fire alarm – check and replace the battery if needed
  • Fire extinguisher/fire blanket – do you have one?
  • Fridge – door securely closes and working
  • All drawers and cupboards – close properly & stay closed
  • Windows closed
  • Toilet – working
  • All interior gas and electrics are off
  • Lights – work and have spare bulbs and tubes

Levelling & Security Devices

  • Caravan hitch lock
  • Jockey wheel chock pad
  • Handheld UHFs
  • Levelling ramps
  • Levelling device
  • Stabiliser pads
  • Wheel chocks

Power & Lighting

  • Amphibian adaptor
  • Battery charger
  • Extension cord (heavy duty 15A)
  • Headlamps
  • Powerbank
  • Rechargeable batteries (9V, AA, AAA)
  • Solar panels (blankets vs folding)
  • Torches (torch/lantern combo)
  • 12V fan (Sirocco)

Towing Your Caravan

  • Towing mirrors
  • Reversing camera

Caravan Waterworks

  • Collapsible bucket
  • Drinking water hose (blue)
  • Gardening gloves
  • Hose fittings (brass)
  • Hose joiner
  • Inline water filter
  • Portable grey water tank
  • Storage bag for hose
  • Tap key

Kitchen

  • Air fryer
  • Baking tray
  • Bottle opener
  • Can opener
  • Chopping boards
  • Coffee keep cups
  • Coffee maker
  • Collander (collapsible)
  • Cups
  • Cutlery set
  • Dinnerware
  • Dishwashing detergent
  • Dish cloths
  • Drying rack (roll up)
  • Egg flip
  • Egg rings (silicone)
  • Toaster
  • Tongs
  • Wine glasses (stemless)
  • Wooden spoon
  • Grater (container type)
  • Insulated travel mugs
  • Kettle (collapsible)
  • Knives (in sheaths)
  • Measuring cups (collapsible or nesting)
  • Meat thermometer
  • Mixing bowls (collapsible)
  • Mixing spoons
  • Masher
  • Peeler
  • Pots and pans (nesting)
  • Scissors
  • Sifter
  • Spatula
  • Tea towels

Laundry

  • Collapsible laundry tub
  • Hanging clothes dryer
  • Pegless clothesline (Slide n’ Dry)
  • Pegs
  • Portable folding clothesline
  • Scrubba Washing Bag
  • Mini washing machine (or bucket & lid)
  • Washing powder / liquid
  • Wool wash

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