Campervan Essentials You Need in Your First Campervan

By Dave Webb on May 30th, 2023

So you’re buying your first campervan? Then big congratulations are due! 

As a new owner it’s important to know about all the campervan essentials you should stock up on before setting off on your journey. 

If you are planning a trip in your camper, however long or short, there is a whole list of basics you should have. Those will not only make your trip more enjoyable but will also ensure the safety of your passengers. 

Comfort is key and safety is paramount, which is why the items we’ve listed below should be high on your list of considerations. In our article, the team here at Redline Campers offer you a complete list of essential campervan accessories. 

Our List of Essential Campervan Accessories

Whether you are planning a weekend away, organising a trip around Europe or exploring the market for your first camper, it’s essential to know what you need to prepare. 

Purchasing a camper is a big investment, but one that ultimately pays off. It provides you with the opportunity to create unique and unforgettable memories with those you love. 

Without a few essential items however, a trip in your camper can turn into a disaster. The good news is, a lot of essential camping items are inexpensive and can be sourced easily. Others are on the pricier range, but you can always buy the items as you need. 

Here is our list of campervan essentials:

  • First Aid Kit
  • Power Bank 
  • Portable Toilet 
  • Portable Shower
  • Gas Stove
  • Security Box
  • Kitchen Accessories 
  • A Mini Fridge
  • Sleeping Bags
  • Pillows
  • Mains Extension Cable 
  • Basic Cleaning Products
  • Toiletry Items 
  • Spare Batteries 
  • Portable Generator
  • Bin Bags
  • Warm Clothes
  • Miscellaneous Tools

This list is by no means definitive, but it covers enough basics to get you started. If you want to learn more about owning a campervan, we have other helpful resources, such as our best accessories article.

Items such as a first aid kit and decent power bank should be considered a priority. After all, you don’t want to be stranded with no phone in an emergency. Equally, although it’s not a legal requirement, a first aid kit is essential if you have a medical emergency.

Portable generators, portable toilets and shower systems are more luxury items. How far you go with your list of campervan essentials will depend on your budget. Whilst there are workarounds, having these items will make any trip more enjoyable. This is especially true if you plan to spend a decent amount of time in your van.

When planning your trip, it is worth putting a list together of your own essential items. Each person is unique, and thus has unique requirements. 

Essential Campervan Equipment by Redline Campers

For those of you about to embark on your first road trip, we hope the list of camper essentials was of value to you. 

The essentials are nothing without the dream camper to go with them. If you are looking to start your journey, browse our VW campervans currently in stock. 

We appreciate that buying your first van is a big step, which is why if you have any questions, we offer complete support to make the process easier. For stock or pricing enquiries, or to book a viewing give us a call today. 

Written by

Dave Webb

Redline Campers