Caravanning is a national pastime in the UK, it is a great way of seeing the country whilst bringing along some of your home comforts, like a bed and cooker, but there are also some clever little gadgets that you can pick up for less than £100 that will make your trip that little bit better.
Needless to say as cheap as they are, if you’re going to get them all, the cost can add up and it would be costly to replace them all. Luckily, there are companies like The Caravan Club who offer a comprehensive insurance policy that covers the contents in your caravan so check them out if you’re worried about your gadgets being stolen.
1. Magnetic Gas Bottle Level Indicator
Never run out of bottled gas again. The last thing anyone wants to do is to run out of propane or butane when they’re half way through cooking food or having a shower. This handy tool is small, inexpensive and easy to use. It is about the thickness of a credit card and magnetic. Just attach it to your bottled gas cylinder and the easy to use indicator shows your exact gas level. They can be found online for as little as £4. That’s cheaper than returning half-full bottles.
2. USB Freeview Tuner Stick
All of your home entertainment options right in your Caravan. Listen to digital radio, watch live television, and even record your favorite shows. This USB driven, mobile entertainment centre is easy to install and operates from your Windows media Centre. Never miss the game, your shows, or favourite radio programme. It’s also small with dimensions of 6.9 x 2.0 x 1.4 cm and a net weight of 14g. But don’t let the size fool you. It’s very powerful. It offers over 40 Freeview channels and 20 digital radio stations. You can find them online from about £28.49.
3. Solar Powered Battery Charger (4 Watt)
This Battery charger is great, it runs off the power of the sun and keeps your caravan batteries charged and in top condition. Let’s face it, batteries are expensive and few people actually run their caravans and motor-homes every day. This can deplete the charge and damage the very pricey batteries. So never let that happen again. Just open the briefcase style case on your dashboard and plug it into the cigarette lighter to keep the batteries topped up. Measuring just 5.8 cm thick, it can be easily stored and is completely safe to use. Find one online for only £22.99.
4. 3G/4G Wireless Travel Router
Forget about Wifi hotspots when you travel and become your own hotspot. This advanced technology will allow you to share your 3G or 4G mobile broadband internet access anywhere. It can be used with any wifi enabled device like I-pads, I-pods, phones, laptops, game consoles, and even mp3 devices. To say that this device is impressive is an understatement and the other understatement is the price at only £58.89.
5. Wireless Video Reversing camera and 7” LCD
Parking a caravan in reverse is no easy task, even with correctly adjusted mirrors there is always that horrible feeling that you’re about to hit something. A Wireless Video Camera with LCD display can ease that feeling and ensure that you park safely every time. The weather proof camera offers a 150 degree view and the 7” LCD provides excellent image quality. Even though at around £95.00 it is the most expensive option on this list, it will give you complete piece of mind and save you from any costly repair bills.