The best caravan accessories 2018

Caravanning is a great way to see all the wonderful sights Australia has to offer, so why not make the experience as homey as possible? There are a wide array of caravan accessories that will prove both useful and fun.

If your dilemma is deciding which ones to buy, Lewis RV is here to help. We’ve put together a list of some of the most popular accessories that are sure to make travelling easier and more convenient.

Awnings

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Awnings, sometimes also called annexes, are fabric tarps that pull out from the passenger side of your caravan to provide coverage. They are great accessories for protecting you from the sun and rain for those times when you want to sit outdoors.

Awnings also prohibit the sun from shining directly into the side windows, keeping the interior cooler during the day. They come in a variety of styles and types, and make a great addition to your mobile home while on the road.

Towing Mirrors

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Another caravan accessory recommended as a must-have is a set of external towing mirrors. Towing a caravan on the main roads can be very risky business, especially when you only have the side view mirrors on your car to rely on for turning and lane changes.

Caravan towing mirrors will ensure safety while travelling. They are essential accessories to add if you want the safest ride possible. Towing mirrors replace regular vehicle mirrors, and are mandatory in Australia when the caravan is wider than the vehicle towing it.

These mirrors are available in a variety of types and sizes, from door-mounted options that replace the mirrors on your vehicle, to bonnet-mounted mirrors and more. Selecting the right kind can be difficult but as a general rule, any type you choose is okay as long as you are able to see down your caravan’s length. The more you can see, the better, so don’t skimp on this accessory.

Satellite

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If you’re looking for a way to stay connected to e-mail, Internet and social media, as well as keep up with your favourite shows, consider adding a satellite system to your caravan. This accessory gives you access to communication and TV signals and keeps your road trips more interesting.

Insect Screening

Insects can prove quite irritating when travelling, especially if your caravan doesn’t include screened windows and doors to help keep them away. Purchasing an insect screen designed specifically for that purpose will do the trick. It’s definitely a handy accessory to have around.

Coffee Machine

If you can’t live without your coffee first thing in the morning, you’ll definitely want to add a coffee machine to your list of caravan accessories. There are plenty of options available, from regular coffee makers to espresso machines and more. Streamlined models are also available as great space-savers, so there’s no good reason why you can’t start your day caffeinated.

Portable Barbecue Grill

A portable barbecue grill makes a great caravan accessory because it provides a fast means of cooking meat and vegetables. It expands your cooking options, and can easily be stored when not in use. There are a wide variety of choices available so it’s just a matter of determining what size and type will best suit your needs and accommodate your storage space.

Artificial Turf Mat

If you don’t enjoy stepping out of your caravan directly onto dirt or grass in the morning, an artificial turf mat is a must-have accessory. It adds comfort while serving as the equivalent to the doormat found outside any other type of home. Why not use one while you’re mobile?

When caravanning, there are plenty of accessories to choose. The key is finding those that fit your needs, comforts and personality, and make you feel more at home no matter where your travels take you.