Essential Caravan Accessories for Your RV or Caravan in Australia for Spring and Summer Camping

Have you considered what caravan accessories you may need? Going camping with a caravan or in an RV is one of the best ways to experience Australia. This is a vast country and there are so many things to see and do. 

It is not only Australians who go camping in their own country. Many visitors to Australia also like to explore what this versatile country has to offer. But, no matter if you are a visitor or an Australian resident, you need to make sure you are prepared. 

When you are planning a longer road trip, it is essential to be comfortable. That is how you enjoy, and make the most out of your camping adventure in Australia. 

If you are planning a camping trip in Australia, there are campingand caravan accessories that you don’t want to be without.

An Awning Is A Must

Both the summers and springs are warm in Australia. Early in spring, the sun starts getting hot. The summer in parts of Australia is especially hot. Shade soon becomes a precious commodity. 

Not only does an awning provide you with shade, but it also gives you privacy and shelter. Awnings offer protection from rain, wind and sun. If you choose an awning with attachable walls, it will help to protect you from creepy crawlies and insects.  

Awnings for camping have come a long way. Not only can you buy them with sidewalls, but you can also enjoy other extras including walls and light fixings. 

In other words, your awning quickly becomes an extra room. Space is important when you are on the road or camping with your family. 

Keep The Air Moving With A Fan

Never go camping without a fan. Heat and poor air circulation are both dangerous and unpleasant enemies. 

Keeping the air fresh in your RV or caravan is often challenging. You can make the process easier by adding a fan. Better airflow helps you to get rid of unpleasant smells and unwanted particles such as mould and mildew spores. Spending time in an odour-free caravan is much more pleasant than travelling in a caravan that smells bad. 

Fans also help you to cool down your RV or caravan. Heat-related illnesses such as heat stroke and heat rashes are not uncommon among campers. A fan circulates the air bringing in cooler air. If you have a portable fan, you can move it around your caravan and even use it in your awning. 

When it comes to fans, the choice is endless. You can choose between portable, roof fans or wall-mounted fans. Make sure you pick a fan with different settings and perhaps even a timer. 

An Outdoor Mat

To many campers, this sounds a bit silly. However, I find a good quality outdoor mat is a must when I go camping. As all campers know, keeping the inside of your RV or caravan is hard to do. 

An outdoor mat encourages you to think twice before entering. If you have been on a hike, you can wipe your boots before you enter your caravan. It is surprising the amount of sand, grass and dirt your boots or shoes pick up. 

Placing your mat outside your awning helps to keep this area clean. 

You will soon find that the amount of dust you drag into living areas quickly reduces. 

Most mats are easy to clean. All you have to do is to pick them and shake them. If your mat is especially dirty, you can brush it with a stiff brush. 

Mats are made from a variety of materials and are often very durable. To me, a mat is an essential camping accessory. 

Solar Panels For Camping

When you go camping in Australia, solar panelling is a must. You can add it to the top of your caravan or RV or you can bring portable panels. These days, you can even buy flexible solar panels and kits with everything you need. 

Once you have arrived at your destination, you simply put your panels outside and you have almost instant power. Of course, adding permanent solar panels to the roof of your RV or caravan is even more convenient. That way, you have solar energy on tap. 

Solar panels are a great investment. They quickly start paying for themselves as you don’t need to use a generator, or your vehicle battery or run your vehicle. Buying solar panels for your RV is one of the best investments you can make. 

Roof Vents

A roof vent is another must. Depending on the size of your caravan or RV, you should perhaps consider having a couple. 

Roof vents offer protection from the elements and contribute towards making the interior of your camper more ambient.  In combination with a fan, they help to circulate the air. If you choose a transparent roof vent, you also increase the amount of natural light in your camper. 

Once again, the choice of styles and designs is more or less endless. 

Invest In A Water Filter

The water supply at most campsites is mostly clean. Still, it is best to err on the side of caution. Water can contain contaminants including bacteria and chemicals. The last thing you want is to end up being sick with a stomach bug on your trip

Adding a water filter has other benefits as well. A good-quality filter helps to protect your appliances and plumbing system from limescale build-up and corrosion. 

Advanced water filters indicate when they are ready to be replaced or cleaned. You can also get simpler ones that fit under your sink or filters that attach to your tank or hose.  

Final Thoughts

Camping accessories are great when it comes to making your time on the road more comfortable. If you are new to camping, you may not want to buy all of them at once. 

However, it is a good idea to aim to add one or more accessories to your caravan or RV before every road trip. Before you know it, you are fully equipped and always ready to hit the road. 

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