Packing Essentials for a Motorhome Adventure

A motorhome can provide a rewarding and economical way of taking a break, whenever the fancy takes you. If you feel like a trip to the Scottish Highlands, or to rural Devon, then you need only find a suitable campsite, and drive your motorhome to the spot in question. 

If you’re going to get the most from any given motorhome trip, however, it’s always worth putting in a little bit of preparation and packing. There are a few items that really qualify as essential – and others that will undoubtedly make life easier. Let’s run through some of the most important ones!

What sort of motorhome do I need?

If you haven’t yet invested in your motorhome, you’ll want to weigh a range of considerations. 

Firstly, you’ll need a motorhome of the appropriate size. Think about what you can practically store, and what is going to be easy and economical to move from location to location. Longer trips benefit more from a larger vehicle, especially if you expect to spend a lot of time indoors.

Another thing to consider is the range of amenities that you’ll be using. If your vehicle lacks its own showers, then you’ll be dependent on the campsite. This might be acceptable – or it might not.

Whatever your choice of vehicle, it will need to be insured. Specialist motorhome insurance is the superior choice, as it will include features that can’t be found elsewhere.

What do I need?

Let’s take a look at some of the items you’ll need.


Unless you want to spend over the odds on dining and takeaways, you’ll need a means of preparing food. That means a few quality knives, cookware, cutlery and crockery. Plastic plates, cups and storage boxes are almost always worthwhile.


Depending on the season, you may or may not need thicker quilts and blankets. These items take up a lot of space, which might be a concern in smaller motorhomes. Pack accordingly.


Everything that you use at home can be brought with you. Toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, flannels, shampoos and conditioners are all worth bringing. Bring a first-aid kit, too.


The weather in the UK is famously difficult to predict, so bring clothes for a range of situations. An umbrella might also be a good investment.

Outdoor Gear

Part of the appeal of a motorhome holiday is that it will afford you plenty of time to spend outdoors. Make sure that you have foldable chairs and tables, a portable stove, and a small gas bottle to go with it.

Safety and Maintenance

These are the items that you’ll hope never to need. Nevertheless, you’ll be grateful that you have them when you do need them. Pressure gauges, pumps, spanners and other items are worth having. Keep your tools and vehicle documentation in the same place, and spread several fire extinguishers through the interior.


You’ll get plenty of time to yourself in a motorhome. You can fill it with the help of a good book, a board game, a deck of cards, or an electronic entertainment system. 

Aurimas Bio

Hi there! I’m Aurimas, a man behind Go Look Explore. I’m passionate about hiking, exploring off-the-beaten-path destinations, and everything outdoors related. Let’s connect.