Travel Light.If you are hiring a campervan you’ll be surprised how well kitted out they are. Check what is provided so that you don’t bring duplicates and keep additions to a minimum. The more space you have the more enjoyable your holiday will be. See our kit list and “what we take”.
Keep Snug. We use a 4 tog single duvet as a base to sleep on in a double bed in a campervan. Sheets are useless! A thin duvet stays in place better and adds insulation. Depending on the weather we chuck a big duvet over the top or sleeping bags (or both if it’s winter!). A hot water bottle against the small of your back at 4 am is a winner too.
Flexible planning. For short breaks at busy holiday times it’s wise to pre-book your campsites, especially in The Lake District. If you have a week or more though it’s great to just have a rough plan rather than be tied to a specific schedule. This way you can choose to relax and enjoy that hidden cove you’ve just discovered, head where the weather is best or do an activity recommended by someone you have met along the way. Life in the slow lane – don’t rush it, pop the coffee on and enjoy the view!
Buy fresh food along the way.We keep a couple of meals worth of dried/tinned food in the camper in case we are away from it all but we aim to take advantage of local fresh food . Coolbox space in a camper is limited and it makes sense to buy as you need. You are often close to great pub food these days too!
Squashy Bags! Suitcases just get in the way in a campervan so squashy bags are the secret. That way your clothes bag gets smaller as the laundry bag grows and you can tuck them in spaces under the bed. Supermarket “bags for life” work well. Bring them for hanging on the back of the shower door, for storing muddy shoes and even for your shopping!