Spend the first night unpacking and make a shopping list of the essentials including hand wash, toilet paper, dishwashing detergent, bin bags, torch, sunscreen, cleaning wipes, coffee, milk and bread. Be strategic. You might also notice if something is broken or batteries need to be replaced, which can give you a chance to fix it before starting your long road trip.
The beauty of holidaying in a campervan is that it is literally a house on wheels. Depending on the size of van you get, there’s usually a double bed, kitchen, toilet, shower, lounge area and kitchen table on board. The only problem is you can only be self-contained for a few days before you need to plug the van into a power station and replenish your fresh water and empty your waste.
That’s why it’s highly recommended that every few days you stay in a holiday park to use the facilities. In Australia, Big4 Holiday Parks are a great option and, if you become a member, you can benefit from a lot of great discounts. New Zealand has the same on offer with their Top 10 Holiday Parks. The holiday parks can be a real lifesaver on a long road trip as they offer a great range of facilities including:
Rather than camping in a remote area, it is recommended that you stay at a holiday park or camp ground. While the freedom of living in a campervan is exciting, it’s important to have your wits about you when travelling. Here are some helpful tips to keep you safe on your next adventure.
Don’t park your van anywhere where it may cause an obstruction. Many councils place restrictions on how long a caravan can be stationary for in residential areas or marked parking bays.
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