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. Priced £17.99 from Red Line Security
Fenwicks Motorhome Cleaner
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Simple to use, Fenwicks Motorhome Cleaner will allow you to get on top of any stains, getting your motorhome back to its best. Suitable for a whole variety of surfaces, from plastics and aluminium to ABS and fibreglass, life on the road just got spotless. Priced £11.99 from Fenwicks.
Cosy Corner Levo
We love this tidy shelter from awning specialists, Isabella. Not everyone needs a full-size awning and this cosy corner helps to take the heat from the midday sun off your lunch, or stop the breeze from curtailing your evening drinks, allowing you more space and time outdoors. Priced £345, from Isabella.
Truma Gas Level Control Monitor
Receive instant & accurate gas level results directly to your mobile or tablet without having to go near your gas bottles. The Control Monitor shows gas level in either percentage or kilograms and you can uses it as a standalone device or connect it to the Truma iNet system if your motorhome is fitted with one.No screws required; it attaches magnetically. Priced £130.00 from Prima Leisure
Maypole 4-Ply Premium Grey Breathable Cover
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If you’re looking for a heavy duty cover that will protect your motorhome from the elements, the Maypole 4-Ply Premium Grey Breathable Cover could be for you. The 4-ply non-woven polypropylene fabric offers a tailored fit, thanks to its elasticated hem, while the water resistant material helps to protect your vehicle from weather damage, and lets rain and condensation easily evaporate away. Priced from around £169.99 at Maypole
Increase the comfort of your corner fixed or French bed with this comfortable mattress topper from Duvalay. Priced £249.95 from Towsure.
Milenco BC Lock
The BC lock, which encases and locks the brake and clutch pedals, rendering them inoperative, 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. Priced £79.99 from Milenco.
Outwell Conversion Lead
Back to basics – need a new electric hook-up cable? Here’s a 25-metre-long mains connection lead with 16A plug and coupler, in a fetching lime-green. Priced £61.00 from Outwell. The company also sell a 15m lead, too.
Perfect for map lovers and adventurers
Maps are more than just for navigating. They are for finding adventures, creating stories, fuelling memories and inspiring trips to some of the most incredible places in Great Britain. Spark that next “let’s go there” feeling with these fun, themed, ST&G map range. Packed with knowledge, trivia, hidden spots and inspiration, you’ll be spoilt for choice for where to visit next.There are nine themed maps to choose from. Priced £14.99 from Ordnance Survey.
St John Ambulance Large Motor Vehicle First Aid Kit
Suitable for larger minibuses or seasonal motorcaravanners this comprehensive first aid kit has all you need for most minor emergencies including heat retaining foil blankets, dressing pads, sterile cleansing wipes, a variety of dressings and plasters. Priced £30.60 at St John’s Ambulance.
Keep your toilet smelling fresh
From the 2022 season, Thetford will launch the PowerPods® Blue and Bio. Van Noesel: “Compared to our sachets and other currently available single dose products, the PowerPods™ look much more attractive and modern. Due to innovative perfume lock technology, the fragrance is kept in the pods until it is needed, so hardly any smell in your bathroom and in your hands. The PowerPods® represent the power of Thetford additives in a pod, offering outstanding performance!” These are so new, you can’t even buy them yet! Keep a look out from your nearest Thetford dealer.
Dometic Safe 361C
This mechanical safe has a capacity of 24 litres and is suitable for storing a 15-inch laptop – ideal security for your vehicle valuables. The safe has an LED 4-digit guest code and two 18mm solid steel bolts provide excellent security for your valuables. Priced £225 at Dometic
Keep warm while seated
Love those seated seats in your ‘van cab? Now you can keep toasty warm while sat out on a chilly evening with the Radiate Embrace Chair, with its built-in heating element. Priced £105 from Vango.
Aguri Motorhome Sat-Nav RV520
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The RV520 comes pre-loaded with UK and European mappings, allowing you to use it straight away. Entering the weight and dimensions of your vehicle will allow you to take routes that avoid any potential hazards including low bridges and narrow roads, making your drive a simpler experience. The 5” LCD device has over 30,000 stopovers programmed in, while the presence of Lane view and Junction view provides clear warnings as you come up to your exit. The built-in dash cam is a great weight off any driver’s mind, as is the built-in Wi-Fi, which will allow you to update without any hassle. Priced £219.99 from Amazon
Motorhome Cartoon Calendar 2022
Keep track of your trips away and planning exciting weekends with this cartoon calendar, ideal for motorhome owners and enthusiasts. The 2022 calendar features fun and amusing artwork exclusively from renowned artist, Armand Foster. Printed in the UK on high quality white card. Priced £10.50 from Stag Gallery.
Brita Water Filter Bottle
Brita’s selling-point is its high-quality filtration system and this robust flask is no exception. It can help to reduce impurities with a neat filter micro disc, which should be replaced after 60 litres. Replacement filters cost around £10 for a pack of three. Priced £10.86 from Amazon.
It’s clearly laid out and written with great authority, and makes excellent use of high-quality photography. Chapters range from Money Matters to Laws and Physics, with everything in between. Priced £9.45 from Amazon.
All wrapped up
Father Christmas isn’t using a sleigh this year; he’s got a campervan to deliver presents! This super stylish wrap is made entirely from recycled papers and comes in a generous ten-metre roll. Not quite enough to wrap a new motorhome but certainly enough to wrap up some of the goodies listed in the Van Live Shopping Village! The traditional kraft papers will pair effortlessly with matching Christmas Campervan Gift Tags, also available. Priced £13.50 from Cox & Cox.
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Take three – our pick of the best portable grills
Bodum Fyrkat Grill – Great for couples
Bodum products have a slightly premium price, but you certainly get what you pay for. These well-engineered, compact charcoal grills simply ooze quality and are lightweight, portable and easy to use and clean. There’s plenty of room on the grill to cook for two, more at a push, and you can do all of the ‘hard work’ while sitting down. The silicone handle stays cool, while silicone clips lock the lid in place for transport. The leg design has been tweaked for the newest model. Priced £120 from Bodum.
Grill-2-Go – Ideal for the beach
A clever idea from Calor – a single burner and hotplate, which clips onto a Calor 5kg Patio Gas bottle. It’s ideal for picnics and beach fun, and lets you boil. grill and fry quickly and cleanly. The reversible porcelain enamel, cast-iron cooking griddle is quite heavy, but it’s nothing like lugging a full barbecue set around with you, and you get more control and quicker cooking than you would with a disposable. The Grill-2-Go comes with a five-year limited warranty. A 5kg Patio Gas cylinder costs £20.50. Priced £39.23 from Amazon.
Lotus Grill – When space is tight
This neat unit features a battery-powered fan that blows air across burning charcoal briquettes to speed up the process and reach cooking temperatures more quickly (three to five minutes). It’s a compact (3.7kg), very ‘designer’ device, in cool colours. A metal cowl prevents dripping fat from flaring up and burning your food, and for big eaters, there are XXL models with more cooking surface. Priced from £130 from lotusgrill.co.uk
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