It’s a lot of fun to kit out your campervan with handy gadgets to make it a home away from home. When choosing the essentials, it feels like there’s a gizmo for everything, so it can be a bit overwhelming to narrow down what you need. To set you on your way, we’re sharing our pick of the best campervan gadgets we’ve spotted.
How do I choose the best gadgets for my campervan?
Once you’ve covered the basics like leisure batteries, awnings and cooking appliances, it’s time to think about the bits and bobs that will make touring more comfortable.
If you’re always planning your next hike, you might want to think about the outdoorsy kit like clothing, food containers and navigation tools. Prefer the comfort of the campsite? Maybe you’re more in the market for motorhome crockery, barbecues and entertainment.
Overall, the most important thing to keep in mind is how much space you have. This collection of products won’t make much difference to your payload, but could have a big impact on your experience.
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The best campervan gadget – our top picks:
Being in a small space doesn’t stop from losing your keys or phone from time to time. We love this time-saving Bluetooth device that easily attaches to your belongings so you can keep track of them. The 58mm x 32mm tile can be added to your keys, rucksack or wallet and has a built-in alarm so you can track it down. This model is the loudest of the Tile range and has a Bluetooth range of up to 400 feet. You can track your essentials via the easy-to-use app that can be downloaded onto your phone or tablet for free. You can even add it to your dog’s collar if you have a particularly adventurous pup!
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A great investment for on-the-go bookworms, the Kindle Paperwhite can go with you from beach to bath to bed. With a waterproof design and up to 10 weeks of battery life, the e-reader is one of the most durable and reliable on the market. With a 6.8 inch glare-free screen and adjustable lighting and page shade, it’s easy on the eyes and you’ll never need to strain to see in low light. Choose from millions of titles in the Kindle catalogue and download thousands into your offline library for on-the-go reading. If you’ve got an Audible subscription, just pair the device to headphones and listen to your favourite books.
Coleman 360 Light and Sound Lantern
This space-saving, phone-charging lantern is a great addition to your arsenal of touring gadgets. Equipped with a super-bright, 360-degree lantern with 3 modes, the light reaches up to 8 metres on the highest setting. The high capacity lithium battery has up to 40 hours of run time and is rechargeable with the included USB cable. Liven up a night around the campfire with your favourite tunes, which can be played for up to 20 hours via the built-in Bluetooth speaker. The powerful device can also charge your phone or tablet via a USB port and is splash proof, so no need to worry if you’re caught in the rain.
If your Alexa is part of the family you don’t need to leave her at home – this car-friendly device allows you to control your music, calls, and more with your voice as you drive. The Echo Auto connects to Alexa via a smartphone app and can play through your car’s speakers using Bluetooth or manually via auxiliary cable. While driving, you can request music and audiobooks, make calls and check your calendar, all without needing to look at your phone. There are even games to amuse the whole car, so it’s perfect for long journeys and collaborative music sessions! The Auto can also play DAB radio and news stations as well as all popular music streaming services.
AeroPress Coffee Maker
You don’t need to break the bank to get a perfect brew on tour, especially since Aeropress brought out their revolutionary coffee maker. Forget about wasteful pods and power-hungry machines as this model is operated manually, using microfilters and a total immersion brewing process for a smooth coffee every time. Whether you want an Americano or espresso style coffee, the patented technology eliminates acidity and bitterness by reducing steep time. The Aeropress is super lightweight and compact, making it a great gadget for your campervan, home or for outdoor activities. Included in the set is the press, funnel, a scoop, stirrer, 350 filters and a filter holder.
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