No road trip is complete without some fun campervan accessories that add little no to value to the journey, right!? Forget awnings, washing lines and chairs, you need to get creative and have some fun!
Whether you’ve opted for budget campervan hire or you’ve splashed out and bought your own VW camper van, you’ll probably want to jazz up your new home with some cool camping stuff.
We’ve found the best 10 gadgets and gizmos to pimp out your camper and make everyone else jealous of your set-up. Get everything sent to wherever you’re working whilst saving up for your trip, so you can start using everything as soon as you buy a campervan!
Fairy lights are always going to add a magical sparkle to your road trip. Hang them inside your van to create a cosy living space or outside if you’re in a remote area with no other light!
You can bend these into any shape you want to fit where you need because the wire is copper AND you can just sick them into a USB port – perfect for travellers!
Ever wanted to have your own outdoor movie screen on the road? Well, now you can!
Cracking open a beer and getting through a Harry Potter marathon is something you’d imagine doing at a campsite, but you really can. This projector is HD and you can connect it to pretty much any of your devices – laptop, iPad, SD card … whatever you have.
Games, games and more games!
Being on holiday means that you have plenty of free time and what better way to spend it than beating your travel mate at a few party games?
You can revert back to your childhood and play something like Kubb, a competitive game where you basically hit the other team wooden blocks until they’ve all fallen over (MUCH harder than it seems, I promise!).
Or, see who is the most twisted out of your new campsite friends and play Cards Against Humanity. Maybe throw a dirty joke out there first and gauge their reactions though – you don’t want any awkward silences when someone complains about it being inappropriate!
We know, we didn’t know these were a thing either, but they’re super fun campervan accessories if you have a tow bar! These would suit those of you who are towing a caravan rather than driving an all-in-one camper.
Rather than get a regular hammock and find two perfectly aligned trees, tie it on and hope you don’t fall out, this trailer attachment actually hooks onto the back of your car and you can just pop yourself in with no worries.
It’s super easy to set up, can hold over 17 stone in weight per chair and will fit into any standard 2-inch hitch receiver. Hit the beach and be literally the coolest people there – be aware that everyone else will want to have a go and take photos though!
Granted, it’s not what you might call an “essential item” for backpackers on a road trip, but it’s definitely the coolest thing on this list! Buy a crate of beer, and put up to 8 pints into your keg. You can then play bartender and enjoy “free” beer on tap.
Not only that, but if you’re not a big drinker, you can choose to put in soft drinks or even iced tea + coffee. Everyone’s a winner!
Everyone loves music, right? Stick on Spotify and connect your speaker so that you can jam to some tunes whilst cooking dinner, wherever you are.
This speaker will last 8 hours – perfect for those evenings camping without power. It’s also tiny so won’t take up too much space in your campervan or backpack!
A doormat might not be on everyone list as fun campervan accessories, but they’re cute AND handy! Your campervan is your home away from home, so why shouldn’t you make it cosy and welcoming? You also want to minimise the amount of dirt and sand coming in each day, and making a ‘wipe your feet before entry rule’ is easier with a mat!
There are hundreds of different designs out there, and you can even make your own online and get it delivered before you leave your real home base.
It’s all well and good picking up sticks from around the campsite (if you’re even allowed to, that is) but a clean, sturdy rod can be more attractive to germophobes.
You can toast marshmallows on the stick, or even hotdogs for those of you who can’t be bothered to get your whole cooking setup out for dinner. It’s a bit of fun when sitting by the fire and they’re great for kids too.
Running out of light can be really annoying, especially when you’ve just sat down to eat dinner in your campervan, or you need to run to the toilet in the middle of the night.
These solar powered lights are inflatable so not only do they not need any power to charge up, they pack up really small and weigh next to nothing.
There’s also a handy strap that you can tie to your backpack or even your van’s awning. It’s also waterproof and you can dunk it fully underwater if you ever feel the need!
You can now make rainbow fire. Who knew!?
It’s really as cool as it sounds too. You throw the packet into the flames, a little like Harry Potter and Floo powder, and you’ll have a multi-coloured fire dancing around. They’re fun campervan accessories that you can share with the rest of the campsite too.
You can either show off your new fire or throw the packets in secretly and pretend to the campsite that you’re a wizard. This may or may not make you friends …
You can’t use your movie projector without a sufficient amount of popcorn, and those pre-popped bags are usually, well, shit. This does come with some pre-packaged flavours but you can just as easily make your own and dump as much butter, sugar or salt on as you want.
It’s really small, and only takes about 5 minutes to make a decent amount of popcorn, and it’s super easy to clean too!
What do you think of our list of the most fun campervan accessories for your road trip? Let us know which are your favourites and any others that we’ve missed out!