10 Campervan Hacks You Need to Know About

Campervan hacks are lifesavers when it comes to living on the road. Due to a smaller space, you have to be smart with organisation. Van life can get a little exhausting too, so you want to make sure you are making things as effortless as possible. There’s also the fact that your home is on wheels, so it’s essential for everything to have a space to be packed away to minimise damage. Once you’ve been on the road a while, you pick up some tips and tricks on how to make van life easier. 

Of course, when you hire a campervan you can get a feel of exactly what space you need. In doing so, you will learn how to adapt the lifestyle to suit you best and soak up the benefits of van living without the stress. It’s always a good idea to see what kind of home on wheels suits your needs best and that couldn’t be easier with our easy to book system. Select a location, time frame and model to suit your needs best. Then, once you are on your way,

Here are 10 campervan hacks you need to know about.

Use park up apps

If you want to be able to find a place to park wherever you go, with reviews from fellow van lifers on where the best spots are, Park4Nite is an example of a great app to use. You can easily find what spots have water, where the best views are and the cheapest places to park. When you hire a campervan, it will save you plenty of time and ensure that you always have a place to go when plans inevitably change. 

Bungee cords

When you drive, things in the van will move. When you have things on the floor, like bins, dog bowls etc, bungee cords are a great way to make sure things stay in the same place. Bungee to cupboards, seats and to other items in the van to ensure a smooth journey with as little movement as possible. They also clip together to make an excellent make-shift washing line! You can find a pack on Screw Fix.

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Collapsable storage

Space in a van is limited, so it’s important to save as much of it as possible. Collapsable storage, washing up bowls and cups are a great way to maximise space. Another struggle of van life can be having a smaller fridge with limited food storage. Collapsable containers are a great way to make sure more fits in. Find a washing up bowl here and Tupperware pots here

Use multiple networks

If you have a wifi router for the van, it’s a good idea to make sure it is on a different network to your phone. This way, when one signal drops out you always have a backup. It does work out as a slightly more expensive option for staying online, but it’s particularly helpful if you need to make sure you can work on the road. If you want to see if working on the road is possible for you, hire a campervan and give it a go!

Battery operated lights

In a campervan, it’s important to save as much energy as possible. Where you can, it’s best to opt for battery-operated appliances. Lights can use up a lot of energy, so this is a great place to preserve the battery. You can even get rechargeable ones to save more money too. Fairly lights also create that beautiful van life ambience for a cosy night in.

Campervan fairy lights

Campervan fairy lights

Magnetic hooks

Being able to create a hook anywhere where there is metal on the van is more helpful than you may even realise. Hang up wet clothes, move things out of the way or even put up your fairy lights on a warm evening, there have so many uses. You’ll be surprised how helpful such a small little tool can be. When you hire a campervan these are great items to pack!

Get a gym membership

There are times when you may get a little tired of a campsite, or cold water shower out the back of the van. A gym membership is not only a great way to stay active, but it also offers lots of luxury facilities that you are bound to miss when you are on the road. Chose a gym that has the most locations across the country to mean that you are always in proximity of one when you’re travelling. 

Packing cubes for campervan storage

Packing cubes for campervan storage

Packing cubes

With limited space, it can be hard to stay organised in a campervan. Packing cubes are a great way to organise your clothes so that you can find them easily. It can also end up saving space too. You can stack on top of each other and still access your stuff easily. If you are hiring a campervan or a motorhome, these are essentials! Even better, use clear ones so you can see everything easily. 

Solar shower

There are times when a shower just won’t be on hand. Whilst you can hire a campervan that has a shower fitted, you may also select a model that doesn’t. So you aren’t caught out, a solar shower is a great way to know that there is always one on hand. Simply leave it in the sun and wait for it to warm up. It’s easy to store and incredibly cheap to run. Here’s a basic solar shower you can use. 

Ready to discover your own campervan hacks? Hire a campervan or motorhome today to find your way! Do you know other campervan hacks that we have missed here, let us know in the comments!

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