Are you considering a fun and exciting road trip this summer in your campervan? Planning a vacation can be as stressful however as it is exciting, especially if you’re struggling to figure out what you need to bring along with you, or what accessories you might need to make this trip the best one yet.
In this article, we are going to take a look at six of the very best campervan accessories that you can buy to really take your rig to the next level. Read along and find out exactly what you need!
One of the most efficient and handy ways to transport all of the gear you need to bring along on a campervan trip is a roof rack. You can attach and transport everything from tents, canopies, and grills to chairs, luggage, and coolers on top of your vehicle with ease.
The benefit to a roof rack is really maximizing the space and comfort of your campervan while on the road. You can move bigger items to the roof, creating more space and comfort inside of the vehicle. Not to mention, it’ll allow you to be able to bring a little bit more with you on the trip.
Sure, you can just throw a mattress on the floor of your campervan and get away with it, but this will take up unnecessary space in addition to getting your camper mattress dirtier than it has to be.
Whether you purchase or build a bed system for your campervan, the benefits are something you don’t want to go without. A bed system will keep your bedding off the floor of the van and additionally, will create storage space underneath.
The very best bed systems will fold up, allowing you to stow your bed and mattress while you’re traveling, creating additional room for storage of all of your stuff.
Pull Out Storage Tray
Another handy accessory for your campervan is a pull-out storage tray. These sliding trays allow you to mount them into the back of the van and easily pull them out to access any items you might have stowed away during travel.
This is great for an under-bed storage system to maximize the space you have inside of the campervan. Place items like cookware, clothing, camp chairs, and coolers in the tray and slide it under your bed for storage. When it’s time to use your gear, simply pull the tray out and have everything you need easily at your disposal.
A Rear Ladder
Now that you’ve got yourself a roof rack, which is something that is more of a must if you’re going to the camp right, you need an easy way to access the gear that you’ve stored up there. What you need is a rear ladder that attaches to the back of your campervan.
A rear ladder is great because it takes up zero space being affixed to the rear of the van and allows you to easily climb up and get at anything you’ve stored on your roof rack. Even better, it’s incredibly easy to install, so you don’t have to worry about bringing it in to get it put on.
A Retractable Awning
If you really want to take your campervan to the next level, you should look into installing a retractable awning for the side of your vehicle. This will make your campervan almost as luxurious as a top-of-line RV, for a fraction of the price.
A retractable awning will provide shade for you and your family on even the hottest of those summer days, allowing you to relax outside for hours at a time. This little perk is a huge upgrade to your campervan setup and will keep you outside enjoying your time longer.
Portable Air Conditioner/Cooler
There is nothing worse than trying to sleep when it’s hot and humid outside. Tossing and turning all night because you’re lying in a pool of sweat is never enjoyable. That’s why you should take the time to purchase a small portable AC unit for your campervan.
These small units can be plugged into your vehicle’s DC power supply, or even a 110 AC outlet if you’re looking into a campground outlet or generator. Just vent your campervan by cracking a window and turn on. This will give you a nice cool breeze to promote a better and more comfortable sleep.
Taking your campervan on vacation is an amazing way to spend your summer months. With these accessories added to your rig, you’ll now have a small RV that will be as glamourous and comfortable as their high-priced and impractical RV cousins.
Hopefully, this piece gave you several great ideas into taking your new camping lifestyle to the next level.