Packing the right gadgets can make a huge difference when you’re away on tour, improving your experience and comfort. So how do you actually separate the best motorhome gadget from the optional extras?
The Practical Motorhome Awards 2022 are on hand to reveal the must-have motorhome gadget on the market, as well as some of the other accessories we recommend you take on tour with you to make the 2022 touring season your best to date!
The best motorhome gadget is…
Milenco BC lock
There’s no question that motorhome security is increasingly important – they are expensive vehicles and vulnerable if not protected properly. Fortunately there are companies like Milenco out there, building top-quality, fit-for-purpose security products.
All the judges were impressed by the robust build quality and design of the BC lock which encases and locks the brake and clutch pedals, rendering them inoperative. This is the only pedal locking device on the market that is both Sold Secure Gold approved (the highest security rating) and recommended by the Police.
Those endorsements are not surprising given the excellent performance of this innovative piece of kit. Definitely a product to be considered.
Price: £79.99 at Milenco
What other gadgets do I need for my motorhome?
There are some other standout options on the market – we reveal our top recommendations…
Milenco Security Hand rail
This robust large hand rail has a unique twin-locking design for ultimate security. In the open position, it offers a sturdy grab handle to help you get in and out of your recreational vehicle. High security twin locks with counter measures against bump keys.
Price: £76.40 at Milenco
Ember travel mug
If you like your hot drinks served hot, this travel mug allows you to set the exact drinking temperature and maintains it for three hours. The mug is also easy to clean, safe to handwash and submersible up to one metre in water. The leak-proof lid is dishwasher safe.
£179.95 at Ember
iTrack Mini GPS Tracker
This nifty device monitors the position of your vehicle and sends Google Map reports via SMS or tracks live on the free app. Suitable for device for monitoring the position of your vehicle, bike, vulnerable family members or any other asset you want to track.
Cadac Grillo Chef 2
This smart, compact barbecue set has a modern power burner with finely adjustable temperature control, and comes with a ceramic-coated grid, a solid pot stand and a robust storage bag. The automatic piezo ignition means lighting the BBQ/Chef Pan Combi couldn’t be easier.
Garmin eTrex 22X GPS unit
The Garmin eTrex 22X is a handheld GPS unit with a clear sunlight-readable colour 2.2-inch screen. It’s preloaded with TopoActive Europe maps with routable roads and trails for cycling and hiking. An excellent tool to help with navigation.
Defender plug-in TV
This clever little device plugs into a mains socket to emit LED lights that look like the TV is on in your motorhome when you are out.
Price: £17.99 at Red Line Security
If you need to reach your motorhome’s roof, Slip-Stop is definitely worth a look – it secures your ladder to the side of the motorhome, and you to the ladder, using lanyards, meaning you’ll be kept safe in the event of a slip or fall.
Price: £70 at MP-Innovent
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