gray rv in the middle of australia
Photo: Linnea Hansen

If you are reading this article, it is great news that you have finally taken the plunge and purchased your own caravan. This has been something that you have been putting off for a long time now even though you knew about the many benefits that it offered to you and your family. 

Now that you have your home away from home, it’s time to start stocking it up with essential appliances that are must-haves to make sure that you and your family are comfortable always. Some items are very useful within the caravan and others can prove themselves invaluable outside.

One of the first things that the kids are going to insist that you get is something that will distract them in the evenings and so this is why many caravanners purchase TVs for caravans. It’s important that you get to keep up with your usual soap operas and you can also get an idea of what’s going on in the world. Sometimes you are in areas where there is no cell phone signal but your television antenna can pick up stations without any problems. Here are some essential items to consider buying for your new caravan and the outdoor area around it.

man preparing coffee in his caravan kitchen
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  • #1. Essential bedding:

Everyone needs to be able to get a good night’s sleep after a long day’s adventure and exploring. You should invest in quality pillows, sheets, and bath towels that will provide you with the essential comforts in life. Don’t forget that your caravan is only so big so space may be a limiting factor, so don’t buy anything too bulky.

  • #2. Space-saving cooking utensils:

Love cooking for your family and friends? You can prepare all your favorite meals and desserts right in your caravan kitchen! All you'll need is a few essential utensils and items to make the cooking process easier and more enjoyable. Invest in some quality pots, compact utensils, and pans that can be stacked on top of each other to take up less room.

  • #3. Get some food storage containers:

Several insects will make their way into your food sources if you let them so investing in quality storage containers will keep them on the outside where they belong. They will also come in handy when you need even more space on your counter: just stack containers on top of each other and enjoy the newly freed space in your caravan.

  • #4. You need a water filter:

This is one of the items that you really do need to buy for the outside of your caravan because you always want to be drinking fresh water that is free from bacteria and other harmful substances. This allows you and your family to be able to enjoy a glass of filtered water at any time of the day or night.

  • #5. Consider portable and ergonomic furniture:

When picking comfortable and convenient furniture for your caravan, consider investing in portable variations. Folding chairs and a table are indispensable items that effortlessly transform any outdoor space into a cozy relaxation area. Look for lightweight and compact designs that are easy to set up and pack away. 

Aluminum or steel frame chairs with durable fabric seating provide a balance between sturdiness and portability. A folding table with adjustable height can serve multiple purposes, from a dining surface to a workspace for activities like card games or meal preparation.


These are just five of a long list of things that you can purchase to make your vacation in your caravan so much more enjoyable. From space-saving kitchen items to ergonomic furniture that transforms your outdoor space into a comfortable haven, these additions contribute to the overall enjoyment of your caravan lifestyle. Remember to tailor your choices based on the specific needs of your journey and the size of your caravan, maximizing both efficiency and enjoyment.

Lots of love,