1.Bring warm clothes for the evenings.
It's great that you are going on a seaside camping holiday, or that you are driving to Spain to work on that tan. It's easy to when thinking ahead to picture your upcoming holiday as an everlasting bonanza of sunshine and warm weather. *Spoiler alert* virtually everywhere on the planet gets colder in the evenings. Being able to enjoy the heat of the day on a holiday is a lovely perk of your time away, it’s good to continue being in comfort after the sun goes down.
2. Bring a pack of cards or your favourite board game
Unless you are a secret online poker player, a pack of playing cards might not spring to mind when you think of things to take on a motorhome holiday. Bringing a pack of cards or your favourite board game is a great way to keep the fun going into the evening. If you have hired a particularly spacious motorhome you could even bring the monopoly set! You can’t always have the best weather on holiday so a good family board game can really turn a rainy day into a fun one.
3. Bring your charger and plug adapter when going abroad
So you've made a conscious effort to pack all of your appliances in order to have a luxurious glamping bonanza on the continent. In this time of technological marvel, most motorhomes will have power sockets. However, there may be times when you need to use a EU socket to charge or use something. This is more of a general and fairly obvious thing that one should bring whenever going abroad. nonetheless, in thinking that you will be in the motorhome all the time it could easily be overlooked.
4. Don’t forget to bring Sun cream!
Nobody looks good with a sunburn and even places that aren’t exceptionally hot can still leave unprotected skin burnt. You can buy sun cream in most pharmacies and many campsites will sell it but bringing it will save you time and money, and not getting a sunburn on the first day because you forgot it will definitely make the rest of the holiday all the more enjoyable.
5. Bring a Bottle opener and any other kitchen utensils
When you have parked up for the evening and are having dinner in the twilight you may want to open that lovely bottle of wine you brought. Ideally, the person you are hiring from will have detailed what kind of kitchen utensils they provide if any. The important thing is that you bring a bottle opener or tin opener if you are going to need one unless you know one will be provided. Motorhome trips are a lot like camping trips with all the trimmings, but as that scout motto goes “always be prepared”. Holidays on the road are a great time to bring out and use all those little survival gadgets you have acquired over the years that have little to no practical use in our everyday domestic lives. "Finally, an excuse to use my spork and solar powered phone charger!" I hear you all chorus.
6. Don’t forget to bring a beach towel and swimming costume
It sounds painfully obvious, but we have all been there. Not realising there was the option of swimming at your holiday destination and not being prepared for it. Many campsites in the UK and abroad have a swimming pool you may want to take a dip in. You don’t need to be going to the beach to benefit from your swimmers. Some motorhome owners will provide you with a towel but we are yet to have someone listed with us that provides swimming trunks. If you are going on a family bear in mind other members of your family might not be as good as remembering as you are. Let's face it, we don't get to use our swimming attire all that often in the UK, so its important we remember it for when we can! If you think you will be swimming more than once a day and swapping between the sea and a pool you might even want to bring a couple swimming costumes.
7. Bring along some spices and ingredients to make tasty meals on the road
Motorhomes are a relatively luxurious way of camping and life on the road. So make sure you can make meals that aren’t lacking in flavour. Bringing your favourite herbs and spices will really help tie together your cooking and make the most of limited space for other ingredients. You will probably be able to get basic ingredients in most places you will end up on the road, however buying a set of spices just for a road trip seems a bit excessive. So remember those spices you need to make some legendary road trip chili!
Well there you have it, we hope this list helps you to prepare for a holiday without the lurching realisation you’ve left something important behind. Please remember to bring all the more obvious things! And finally so that you don’t forget to go on a motorhome holiday we have another list for you. You can find a list of motorhomes for hire on Goboony here!