Caravanning is big business in Australia, described as the quintessential home away from home that people of all ages just can't get enough of. If you feel the need to pull up stumps, there's no better way to escape than with a caravan in tow (pardon the pun). Not matter if it's a romantic weekend away with the better half or some school holiday fun with the kids, a caravan is sure to make setting up camp a piece of cake. While most caravans come with all the bells and whistles including the kitchen sink, it's well worth getting your hands on at least a few caravan accessories to make life even easier. In this buyer's guide the team take a geez at everything you'll need to enhance your caravanning experience. Whether it's the essentials you're after or some added creature comforts look no further than BCF, we'll sort you out.
So, you've made the drive to that special slice of paradise, now what? Before you can kick your feet up you need to put the Caravan Leveller to good use and ensure your home away from home is safe as houses. Perfect for dealing with the toughest terrain, this essential bit of caravanning kit will keep any vehicle secure and not to mention level. Lightweight and easy to use, it'll fit between most tandem axle caravan wheels no dramas. Strong as an Ox and tough as nails, you can be confident that with the help of a caravan leveller your pride and joy will stay flat on any surface. Caravan wheel chocks are another must have when hitching up the old girl, and these Wanderer Folding Wheel Chocks are the perfect choice. Made from heavy-duty plastic you can rest assured knowing your home away from home isn't gonna go wondering!
Caravan Floor Matting
When it comes to keeping your caravan spick and span it's well worth getting your hands on some caravan floor matting to make the job easy. Our Aussie landscape is a thing of beauty that spans from coast to coast and offers everything from beaches to deserts. While many things in this country can knock your socks off they can also make your socks dirty, which is why floor matting is worth its weight in gold. Helping to keep your site cleaner and more manageable by preventing mud, dirt, and sand from hitching a ride indoors. Available in a selection of sizes to suit your caravan, whether you're dealing with the Taj Mahal or the small but mighty. These beauties use a close weave design that allows air to circulate while also stopping creepy crawlies from crashing the party. Their breathable fabric will ensure any underlying grass is happy as Larry when you decide to get back on the road. But before you go a simple hose down will do the trick for cleaning.
Travel pots and pans
Giving 'meals on wheels' a new meaning, the humble caravan kitchen comes in handy when you're on the road and the belly starts to rumble. From succulent stews to delicious dampers, they'll all be easy money once you get your hands on some pots and pans. When it comes to caravanning, storage space is in short supply, so anything you can do to maximise that space is golden. For the ultimate in compact Sea To Summit have you covered! With a variety of collapsible options from their clever X-Pot, X-Cup and X-Plate range, made from food grade silicone and will handle any meal you can dish out. If you're someone who can't do without the morning brew the Companion Pop-Up Stainless Steel 2L Kettle should be your go-to. This little beauty has a sturdy 304 stainless steel base and packs up small, perfect when you're on the move.
It's a part of life, and when nature calls you've gotta answer. No matter if you're home sweet home or living the caravan life having your toilet good to go should not be priority number 2. Almost every caravan will come with its own private loo, but one thing you'll need before testing the 'throne away from home' is toilet chemicals to go in it. Keeping your toilet clean and reducing odour in the process, this powerful antibacterial, waste breaker and sanitiser is a sure-fire way to make your travels more comfortable. The Portasol 1L Toilet Additive is not only perfect for your caravan it's bang on for any campsite, motorhome, outdoor venue or building site, reducing gas build-up and keeping your toilet hygienic for days on end.
The caravan cover is an essential piece of any caravanners kit! Designed with the purpose of protecting your pride and joy from the harsh Aussie elements. Every now and then your caravan will need a break from the epic adventures and it's not a bad shout to lay her to rest in a caravan cover. Rain, UV, dust, tree sap, even bird droppings are no match for this bad boy, so make sure your caravan is dressed to impress. Manufactured from a combination of materials with a rugged roof section and breathable side panels, giving you the best of both worlds. To top it off she's lightweight and easy to fit, with nylon straps located at the front and rear ensuring a fit that's snug as a bug.
Water! That sweet, sweet nectar of the gods that none of us can live without – including caravanners. Although having access to plenty of that wet stuff is second to none on the road, it's also mighty important that your van has a water filter hooked up. Water filters remove tastes and odour, as well as preventing bacterial growth in the process. No matter where you're headed in this great country of ours, having access to filtered drinking water will make it taste all the sweeter. If you're wanting to hook your caravan up to a water filter, look no further than the Explore Nanosilver Inline Water Filter. Suited to fit under most sinks with an easy click on hose fitting, your H20 will be good to go. Pushing out an impressive 125psi maximum pressure and a flow rate of 3 litre per minute.
So there you have it! 7 caravanning essentials you shouldn't leave home without. Australia is a caravan lovers playground, choc-a-bloc with places to see and BCFing good times to be had. What are you waiting for? Hitch up the van and we'll see you out there.