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Campervan Gear Essentials: The Ultimate Packing List 2023

Campervan Gear Essentials: The Ultimate Packing List

There’s an old campervan saying – Home is where you park it. Looking at the featured image, it’s hard to argue with that. Don’t cage the inner camper in you! There are just a few things in life that are better than hopping on a campervan or RV and setting off on an exciting adventure. If you have something like this in mind then feast your eyes on this ‘Campervan Gear Essentials: The Ultimate Packing List’ guide. 

Figuring out what to take on your motorhome or campervan road trip is hard. It can essentially make or break your trip. This motorhome essentials list has all of the campervan must haves, along with a handy motorhome packing list. So, let’s start this ‘Campervan Gear Essentials: The Ultimate Packing List’ guide with the campervan essentials list – 

Must Have Van Life Essentials


  • Refrigerator or Cooler
  • Cooking Stove top
  • Jetboil/Water boiler
  • French press or coffee maker
  • Skillet
  • Pot
  • Spices and Spice Rack
  • Can opener
  • Bottle/wine opener
  • Cups
  • Plates and bowls
  • Thermos
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Eating Utensils
  • Knives
  • Dish Soap
  • Sponge or washcloths
  • Paper towel
  • Water Storage
  • Water bottles
  • Lighter or matches

Campervan Gear Essentials

Bedroom/Living Area

  • Mattress
  • Bed sheets
  • Pillows
  • Blanket
  • Storage boxes or bins
  • Night light
  • Swivel seat or chair
  • Portable heater
  • Window covers
  • Divider curtain


  • Wet wipes
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Dental floss
  • Face wash
  • Deodorant
  • Lotion
  • Chapstick
  • Portable toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Portable shower
  • Dry shampoo
  • Biodegradable soap
  • Towels
  • Feminine Products
  • Medications



  • T-shirts and tanks
  • Pants and shorts
  • Sweaters
  • Jackets
  • Waterproof clothing
  • Sandals
  • Hiking boots
  • Walking shoes
  • Winter boots
  • Wool socks
  • Swimsuit
  • Undergarments
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses


  • Fire extinguisher
  • First-Aid kit
  • CO detector
  • Emergency beacon
  • Snow chains


  • Camping chair
  • Hammock
  • Portable table
  • Axe
  • Lighter
  • Pocket knife
  • Flash light
  • Lantern
  • Tent
  • Sleeping bags


  • Pet food
  • Food and water dish
  • Leash
  • Vet paperwork
  • Tick Collar
  • Toys and treats
  • Fur brush
  • Poop bags


  • Jack stands
  • Bottle jack or farm jack
  • Zip ties
  • Digital multimeter
  • Pliers
  • Box wrench set
  • Pry bar
  • Extra fluids (oil, break, steering, coolant, etc.)
  • Screwdrivers
  • WD-40 (to protect metal from rust and corrosion.)
  • Brake cleaner
  • Hammer
  • Mechanic’s gloves


  • Trash bags and garbage can
  • Dirty laundry bag
  • Music speaker
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray
  • Tick Key
  • Books and journal
  • National Parks pass
  • Passport
  • Road map atlas
  • Extension cord
  • Spare change for toll roads

And there you have it. A complete list of best campervan essentials in your very own Campervan Gear Essentials: The Ultimate Packing List guide. 

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