Before you get behind the wheel, make sure you have the right accessories for your drive – they won’t take up much space but are sure to make the journey a smoother experience…

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Aguri Sat-Nav RV520

One of the shortlisted options for best motorhome sat nav at the Practical Motorhome Awards 2022 this model from Aguri is currently available for £219.99. Coming with free wireless map and speed trap updates for life, the device will take into account your vehicle’s size so you can avoid any low bridges, road restrictions and more.

Nexar Beam GPS dash cam

This neat dash cam, which fits behind a rear view mirror, has a 135-degree field of view and lets you upload video to cloud storage.

Tyrepal TC215B Monitor System

Keep an eye on your tyre pressure with the Tyrepal TC215B Monitor System, which allows you to see each tyre’s temperature.

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Philip’s Camping and Caravanning Atlas

It’s not all tech in this section. While a sat-nav is all well and good, but sometimes, you can’t beat a good old road atlas. This one from Phillip’s highlights more than 1,880 campsites and 8,600 restricted bridges to help you reach your destination safely.

AA Ultimate First Aid Kit

It’s always worth having a first aid kit in your ‘van, just in case anything unexpected occurs while you’re on the road. This kit from the AA includes plenty of essentials, such as an emergency blanket, bandages and dressings to help deal with any unforeseen incidents.

Milenco BC lock

An item that won best motorhome gadget at the Practical Motorhome Awards is always going to be an essential pack. This Milenco product will help give you valuable peace of mind when on tour, as it will mean your brake and clutch pedals are unusable when it’s in place.

Chilly’s Water Bottle

This reusable water bottle from Chilly’s is leak proof so you will not need to worry about any liquid spilling inside your tow car. It can keep your drink hot for up to 12 hours and cold for up to 24 hours.

Torchy 2K Pocket Torch

Getting to the campsite later in the day when it’s beginning to get a bit dark? Make sure you have a torch to hand so you can see where you’re going straight away. This useful product has five different light modes and is also water-resistant.

After some more great accessory ideas? Then head to our Back to Basics: Accessories category, where we’re picking out some brilliant items to take on tour!

If you’re looking for some more great items to take away with you, our guide to the best motorhome gadgets is a great place to start!

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