Camping Holiday: Go-to Checklist Before Each Getaway

Are you uncertain about what items to include on your road trip check list? Well, before you drive out the driveway, it is worth ticking off a few things regarding your campervan or motorhome and restocking your essential supplies. This regular check is as vital as mapping out your journey.

Everyone’s list will be slightly different, but this is the Achtung Camper team’s go-to guide and we highly recommend you review it prior to each getaway.


  • Ideally, organise a vehicle service within a reasonable timeframe
  • Consider carrying a few essential spare parts
  • Ensure the vehicle has plenty of fuel, oil and water
  • Tyres are properly inflated and enough tread
  • Wheels are aligned and balanced
  • Check spare tyre is secure and in good condition
  • Review under the vehicle for any obvious leaks
  • Brake pads are in good condition
  • Warning lights are operational
  • Insurance is up-to-date and correct
  • Review roadside assist membership
  • Inspect fridge is working and cooling
  • Clean windscreen for visibility
  • Wipers and washers are functioning and cleaning


  • Shovel
  • Torch
  • Ropes
  • Adjustable wrenches
  • Screw drivers
  • Jack base
  • Socket set
  • Electrical tape
  • Suitable fuses
  • Tyre repair kit
  • Jump-start power bank


  • Vehicle manual
  • Hard copy maps
  • Cash
  • Spare keys
  • Print out insurance
  • Notebook
  • Pen
  • Garbage bags
  • Batteries
  • Condiments
  • Sunscreen
  • First aid kit
  • Insect spray
  • Toiletries
  • Clean linen
  • Blanket
  • Quick dry towel
  • Toilet roll
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Swiss army knife
  • Scissors
  • Water bottles
  • Sunglasses
  • Travel games
  • Reusable shopping bag
  • Hat
  • Sandals
  • Swimmers
  • Wet wipes
  • Painkillers
  • Motion sickness tablets


  • Deck chairs
  • Outdoor table
  • Towels
  • Mats
  • Broom
  • Dust pan
  • Hammock
  • Umbrella
  • Cooker

This check list will become your saviour! Add to it, save it, remove items, or whatever you do print it out and stick it somewhere as a pre-getaway reminder. Click to print, Camping Checklist.

If you are perhaps a first-time camper or are just interested in renewing your camping etiquette we recommend checking out our blog on responsible camping tips.

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