Equipment and Essentials – Our Packing list


When racking my brain to write this list I really didn’t realise how much stuff we had/have for our motorhome. It seems to go on and on and of course we only seem to keep adding to it rather than taking things away. I think I would have found a list like this really useful though when we first entered into the world of touring so hopefully someone out there will get some use out of it!

Kitchen Equipment

  • Plates and bowls we have changed from Melamine to Ikea’s lightweight tempered glass. At least these can be warmed in the oven.
  • Beakers
  • Salad bowl
    wine glasses (Of Course)
  • Tumblers
    Saucepans/frying pan, make sure the handles aren’t to long to fit in your cupboard or better still invest in some tefal ingenio as the handles detachable, so they can also be used in the oven.
    Collapsible colander
    Kettle (we just use one that heats on our gas hob)
    Baking trays (if you have an oven)
    Fruit bowl
  • Sharp knives
    Wood spoon/spatula
    large serving spoon
    veg peeler
    long lighters (handy for BBQ, candles etc)
    Tin opener
    Cork screw/bottle opener (this was probably the 1st thing we put on there!)
    Bread knife
    Plastic storage containers (differing shapes and sizes as these are handy for both storage and to stop things sliding around in cupboards)
    Tea and coffee canisters
    Salt and pepper pots
    Oven gloves
    Tea towels
    Cheese grater
    Measuring jug

    Oven liner (saves on a lot of oven cleaning)
    Chopping board

  • Kitchen essentials
  • Resealable plastic bags
    Kitchen roll
    Bin bags
    Wet wipes
    Surface wipes
    Washing up liquid
    fresher for longer bags (these are fab, we have them for bread, cheese and veg and they do what the name suggests!)
  • Herbs and Spices
  • General Items
  • Linen basket (we have a collapsible one)
  • Hooks for bathroom (we purchased the suction type which just adhere to the walls and are very handy for wet gear as well as towels etc, they can also be moved to re-position)
  • Bedding – sheets, quilt cover, pillow cases, mattress protector & Topper
  • Blankets/throws (we picked up a good tip for storing these in an empty cushion cover then they can be used as cushions or taken out when needed)
  • Towels – we bought hammam towels from Turkey which don’t look like conventional towels but are very lightweight, large in size and quick drying. They can also double up as a throw or sarong! We tried microfibre but felt the moisture was just moved from one place to another
  • Large plastic storage crates
  • Dust pan and brush
  • Extension lead for 12v
  • First aid kit & any medication
  • Non slip mat for all cupboards and garage area
  • Safe for valuables
  • Citronella gel burner for outdoors to keep bugs away
  • Fly Swatter
  • BBQ and utensils
  • Electric hook up cable and adaptors
  • Euro adaptors for re-fillable gas
  • Water hose and extension hose (we have a flat hose which is space saving)
  • Water carriers – for when the hose won’t reach the tap or you can’t get the motorhome nearby
  • Outdoor table and chairs
  • Beach mats/beach bag
  • Bags for on site showers – these are handy for hanging on back of doors whilst showering to save clothes from getting wet
  • Flip flops for shower
  • Tools
  • Duct tape
  • Milton tablets for fresh and grey water tanks we also keep bicarb of soda for cleaning the grey (we have found dishwasher tablets work well in the grey tank too)
  • Torch
  • Mifi (mobile wifi unit)
  • Wifi booster (this devise will boost wifi on campsites or from nearby café’s)
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Mopiko cream (for taking the itch away for you get bitten)
  • Games
  • Films – we have downloaded ours to a hardrive
  • Rucsac
  • Levelling blocks
  • Front screen cover
  • Toiletries, Toothbrushes
  • Toilet rolls
  • Hairdryer/straighteners
  • Specs
  • Euro plug adapters
  • Hot water bottle
  • Fire extinguisher and blanket
  • Portable music speaker
  • Laptop
  • Kindles
  • Phone and chargers
  • Portable speakers for above (for when watching films)
  • Shopping bags for the supermarket
  • Smelly candles (to get rid of food smells)
  • Roll up vac bags (for storage of clothes out of season)
  • Packing cubes for in cupboard clothes storage
  • Flask
  • Travel guides and maps
  • Notebooks, pens and selotape
  • Refillable water bottles
  • We also carry cleaning stuff for the outside of the moho like extended pole with sheepskin cleaning pad, Elbow grease spray & Muck off
  • Gorilla Glue
  • Shoe cleaning stuff
  • 1001 carpet cleaner
  • Fabreeze

Fun stuff

  • Electric bikes – we use these as our form of transport when we are parked up. Our will go for around 50 miles on power assist i.e. if you are pedalling as well and make steep hills very bearable!
    bike cover
  • warning sign (you need this for some countries in Europe)
  • Panniers for those shopping trips
  • Frisby
  • Bats and ball
  • Boules

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