Things to Buy Touring Tails

Motorhome Shopping

When buying a Motorhome we know there’s quite alot of kit needed. In all the excitement it’s very easy to go on a motorhome shopping spree before you’ve even picked up your van (we’re speaking from experience here!). So to save you time and money (on things you don’t need), we’ve put together a list to get you started.

These are all Motorhome products that we love and use on a regular basis in our van. We’ve also highlighted a number of items that we think would make great gift ideas. So start dropping hints with family and friends for Christmas presents & birthday presents from the list below.

Motorhome Shopping Quick Links:

Security & Safety | Motorhome Outside | Motorhome Cleaning | Motorhome Inside | Kitchen | Bathroom

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Motorhome Security & Safety

Fire Blanket – 1 m x 1 m Quick Release In Soft Case For Home/Office/Caravan. We have one in the kitchen cupboard by the oven in both our motorhome at at home.

Fire Extinguisher – Premium FSS UK 1 Litre AFFF Foam Spray FIRE Extinguisher. CE Marked. Ideal for Boats Homes Kitchen Workplace Offices Warehouses WORKSHOPS GARAGES Hotels Restaurants.

Motorhome Outside

Find your keys/phone – The Tile Pro Finder can be attached to items you often lose or misplace such as car keys, van keys or your mobile phone. Gift idea.

Electrical Connector Blocks – For the more technically minded for van projects

Site Hook Up Plug and Socket – Handy power hook up connector for use on campsites

Portable Waste Water Roller – This 25L waste water tank is the most convenient way to drain waste water from your van. The tank features both a manual filling cap and also a cap for use with an immersion pump if needed. The tank also includes a folding handle for easy transport when full.

Motorhome Cleaning (Outside)

Black Streak Remover (Fenwicks) – Removes stubborn black streaks and algae

Cleaning and purifying tabs – Puriclean cleans and purifies all stored water systems in caravans and motorhomes. Eradicates bacteria, viruses, biofilm, algae and fungi. 400g pack cleans tanks up to 270 litres.

Motorhome Cleaner (Fenwicks)– Easy cleaning of Motorhome surfaces. Removes stubborn streaks and algae

Seal Lubricant (Thetford) – Protects toilet seals, hinges, doors, runners etc.

Waste pipe and Tank Cleaner – (Fenwicks) – This 1L waste pipe and tank cleaner from Fenwick’s is the perfect solution for maintaining a clean and fully functional shower and drain in your caravan or motorhome. The formula is also safe for toilet cassettes and eliminates unpleasant odours. 

Wet and Forget – Moss Mould Lichen & Algae Remover -Dirty roof?  No need to climb about & clean it! I love the instructions for this “Spray on and forget”. Use it on your patio too – saves getting the pressure washer out in the spring. See also the handy Pump Action Pressure Spray from Spear and Jackson. Use this with the Wet & Forget product.

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Motorhome Inside

HD Security Camera – We use this in our van and in our home. Two-Way Talk, Good Quality Security Camera viewable via App on your phone. Also works with Alexa. Gift idea

Karcher Window Vac – We highly recommend investing in a Karcher window vac. Moisture can cause so much damage in a Motorhome. Whizz a Karcher vac around the shower and windows each morning to quickly dry out your van. Gift idea.

Low-Watt Toaster – Who doesn’t love toast? No need to faff with the gas grill, we use this low-watt toaster in our motorhome, toasts lovely. Gift idea.

Moisture Absorber Dehumidifier – Most van owners are obsessed with keeping damp out of the van, quite rightly. When our van is in storage we use these Unibond Aero 360 Moisture traps, which do an amazing job to keep the van dry.

Unibond Aero 360 Moisture Refill packs – These refill packs last quite some so great for van storage through the winter months.

Unibond Aero 360 Moisture Refill packs – These refill packs last quite some so great for van storage through the winter months.

Hanging Wardrobe Dehumidifier – These work really well. They’re designed to remove damp & humidity from the air in your wardrobes. We use these in our motorhome wardrobe and also at home. Simply hang on the rail and the crystals will capture any moisture into the bag. They last about 4-6 weeks in our van. WARNING: Don’t leave these in your van when storing for long periods. They work really well BUT keep an eye on them and replace them as soon as the crystals are all absorbed. We left ours for over 2 months last winter and the water became too heavy and the bag split.

Wardrobe Light Motion Sensor – No more rummaging about in a dark wardrobe. These wardrobe lights are motion activated. We have two of these in our Chausson 640 ‘over the garage’ double wardrobe. They’re also LED rechargeable wireless lights so give them a quick charge now and then when on hook-up.

Tic Tac Tiles – Beautiful 3D peel and stick tiles. These look lovely above the sink in our motorhome kitchen and bathroom. There are lots of colours and patterns to choose from.

Storage Boxes (Really Useful Range) – These are the best storage boxes for home or motorhome, strong, secure and stackable. Really Useful Boxes come in a range of sizes for garage and cupboards. We use these at home too to keep kitchen and garage cupboards organised.

Laundry Basket – Collapsible (Large) – We have one of these that we keep in the garage of our motorhome. We simply drop washing items into it out of the way until cleaning day. Looks really stylish if you’re using the on-site campsite laundry facilities.

Kitchen Accessories

Storage Container (Lock & Lock) – Clear rectangle storage container. These 1.3L containers fit perfectly in the upper cabinets of our Chausson Motorhome (640).  We use these for Pasta, Rice,  Muesli, Granola, Tea bags, Nespresso capsules etc.

Storage curver baskets – These Curver baskets are light weight with rattan styling. Great for storing small kitchen cupboard items so they don’t roll around. We store jars such as jams, spices as well as rice & cous cous packets. We also have one as a snacks basket with chocolate, sweets and biscuits (please don’t judge us. Go on admit it you have a treats cupboard too) 🙂

Tefal Ingenio Cooking Range – We’re so pleased with the Tefal Ingenio range of cookware for camping. Lightweight, stackable and with a removable handle, which clips onto any of the Ingenio range pans. Such a clever design and great space saving option.

Tefal Ingenio 16 cm saucepan – Lightweight, stackable with other pans in the range.

Tefal Ingenio Wok – This wok is perfect for van use, we use this for all sorts of cooking not just stir fry’s on the road.

Tegal Ingenio Removable Handle – Highly recommended clip on handle, interchangeable between the Tegal Ingenio range. Great space and weight saving option in motorhomes.

Pot and Pan Protectors – These are so handy for avoiding scratches. Also great at stopping rattles whilst driving in your motorhome. We have lots of these stopping rattles 🙂

Hanging Storage Bags – We often get asked where we bought these cute storage bags so we’ve added them to our list. 4 cute rattan bags that we hook in our kitchen area. They can be used for holding fresh herb pots in summer. We also use them to drop small objects into temporarily when we’re doing our ‘pre-flight’ checks 🙂

Bathroom accessories

Aqua Toilet cleaning Spray (Thetford) – This is designed to clean and leave a protective film to allow water to flow better around the pan and prevent staining.  Lubricates the seal too.

Bathroom Cleaner (Thetford) – This is motorhome friendly on all plastics. Use it in the kitchen and bathroom as an all round cleaner. It saves carrying lots of different products in your van.

We regularly update our Essential Motorhome Shopping page so check back again soon to see what we’ve added.

Also just to note, we’ll only recommend products or services that we use ourselves.

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