Essentials for life on the road in the U.K……

Caravan / Campervan or Motorhome?

Decide what is going to suit you and your forthcoming lifestyle the best:



  • Warm, comfortable and spacious
  • Plenty of storage space
  • You only have to stow everything away when you move sites
  • You have the freedom to use the car to get you anywhere
  • You can pop to the shops
  • Washroom


  • Towing!
  • Longer set up and pack up time
  • Frequent water top up and waste disposal



  • Ease of driving
  • You take you home out with you for the day


  • You have to pack up every time you go out
  • Lack of storage
  • Compromise on comfort
  • Space
  • No washroom



  • Plenty of storage
  • Comfortable and spacious
  • Water and waste storage
  • No towing
  • Washroom


  • Pack up every time you go out
  • Pack up to get and empty water
  • Won’t fit into normal parking spaces
  • Limited access on country lanes
  • Lack of visibility on passenger side if you are a lone traveller
  • I found the perceived size of the van more daunting to drive



  • Motorhome and Caravan Club and or
  • Camping and Caravan Club
  • Ordnance Survey (£19.99 pa)
  • Car insurance
  • Caravan insurance
  • Breakdown assistance

Really Useful

  • National Trust Membership

Useful Apps

  • Spirit Level (free)
  • Antenna Alignment (£3.29)
  • Ordnance Survey as above
  • WordPress for blogging
  • Facebook for keeping in touch with friends
  • Instagram for posting photographic ‘moments’
    • Additional Equipment

      • Kettle (low wattage)
      • Backup kettle for use on hob
      • Toaster
      • TV
      • Clothes dryer
      • Flash drive to store photos
      • Watering can to fill up toilet flush
      • Supermarket bag for life to store electric cable
      • Hitch lock
      • Wheel lock
      • Outside chair
      • Porch awning
      • Rugs / mats
      • Throws (doggy essential)