The Most Comprehensive Camper Packing List On The Internet

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A Complete camper packing list

The most comprehensive camper packing list on the internet… maybe! This is your one stop shop to ensure that your campervan packing list has everything you need on it. 

The beauty of a motorhome or campervan is that actually you can leave a lot of stuff in it 24/7 to reduce the time to pack up before heading off.

In fact, anything non perishable can live in the van, and if you buy duplicates of accessories you have in the house to leave in the van it also reduces that chances of forgetting stuff (e.g. don’t take your dustpan and brush each time, buy the van its very own dustpan – exciting stuff!). 

You don’t need all of the items included in this list, we certainly don’t, this is just designed to cover all eventualities. 

Below is our complete list,  and here is our FREE Motorhome Packing List that we use as a tick sheet for each time we’re packing up to go for items that don’t live in the van. Feel free to take a copy and modify it for your own requirements.

If you’re new to motorhome or campervan life read our complete introduction to & top tips for motorhome life here. 

Once you’ve got your essentials sorted out then make sure you check out our Top Motorhome Accessories for those extra bits and bobs to make your trips extra special and our complete guide to motorhome cooking essentials!

Motorhome camping gear

Items in bold are links to our favourite products

To leave in the van

Motorhome power and lighting

To leave in the van

Motorhome cleaning Essentials

To leave in the van

  • Surface spray
  • Dustpan and Brush
  • Karcher Window Vac
  • Kitchen Rolls – Multiple!
  • Washing up Liquid & Greenie
  • Hand Soap
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Bin Bags
  • Carrier Bags
  • Pegs

To bring each time

  •  Towels/Bath mat for the side door

cooking Essentials for your Motorhome

To leave in the van

To bring each time

  • Fresh fruit and veg
  • Eggs, Milk, Butter
  • Bread
  • Meat
  • Drinking water
  • Refrigerated Condiments (mayonnaise etc.)

entertainment in your Motorhome

To leave in the van

To bring each time

Motorhome security

To leave in the van

personal items

To leave in the van

  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Shower gel/Shampoo
  • Deoderant
  • Toilet roll
  • Sun cream & After sun (during summer) 
  • Bike Locks
  • Flip-flops/Crocs
  • Short Wellies
  • Microfibre towels
  • Baby Wipes

To bring each time

  • Clothes
  • Shoes
  • Coats
  • Hats/Gloves
  • Pyjamas
  • Thermals
  • Specific Activity Equipment (e.g. wetsuits)
  • Sunglasses
  • Travel Mugs

Motorhoming with your pets

To leave in the van

To bring each time

miscellaneous Motorhome Essentials

To leave in the van

Motorhome essentials Summary

And there you have  it – the most comprehensive camper packing list on the internet… maybe!

Also check out the best apps, websites, maps and books for campervan life, or how to keep warm in a campervan or maybe our dedicated winter packing list.

Got a pooch in tow? We’ve got your road tripping with dogs covered as well!

Finally after all the prep work you’re gonna want to check our somewhere to go as well – take a gander at our Destination Guides!

Is there anything you wouldn’t be without on your travels? Let us know in the comments and we’ll add it to the list and credit you!

Now get packed up and Go Explore!

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