Must-have Caravan Gadgets
Amongst all of this it’s easy to forget about possible incremental ‘upgrades’ we can make to our caravan inventories. With that in mind, we’ve put together a ‘must-have caravan gadgets’ list, full of everyday items that can make your next adventure; more comfortable, safer, easier, dryer and tastier.
1. HUBi Solar Hub
Power hookup isn’t an issue at Ladram, but we appreciate the more rugged explorers will visit more secluded sites too. The HUBi is ideally-suited to anyone using a tent, awning or caravan with limited power outlets and provides free, safe power for lights, charging phones, satnav and other gadgets. Alternatively if you’re camping abroad power is very useful for running a cooling fan. The HUBi is lightweight and easily-portable solar with no installation required.
Available from Solar Technology – £120
2. Purpleline Nemesis Ultra
When on holiday nobody wants to plan for worst case scenarios, but the Nemesis Ultra can provide some caravanning peace of mind. This high security caravan wheel clamp is super easy to use and incorporates a British Made anti-pick 9-pin lock from premier lock manufacturers Lowe & Fletcher. The lock mechanism is also Thatcham Category 3 Quality Assured – in short your insurance firm will approve, its very bright & extremely tough.
Available from Amazon – £114.95
3. Four Arm Rotary Airer & Stand
Laundry will not be top of anyone’s to-do list while on holiday, but in reality kids get muddy and food gets split.
This premium stand alone rotary airer from Quest has 4 adjustable arms giving it more strength and stability than standard 3 arm airers. With more usable drying space and the potential to hold more clothes you’re onto a winner.
For the weight conscious camper, the airers aluminium frame is very lightweight, making it extremely easy to pick up and carry. It also folds away easily and comes complete with a carry bag.
Available from Amazon – £28.65
4. Rear In-Vehicle Video Journey Recorder
Your caravan might be your second / third most valuable asset and while 99.9% of us drive sensibly, it only takes one person to cause an accident.
The Streetwise Journey Recorder can be mounted to your rear view mirror and allows you to record your journeys from behind. This provides quality video evidence in case of an accident or incident disputes.
We like it’s ‘G-Shock’ feature that activates upon significant impact to automatically lock and save the recorded evidence. A 32GB Micro SD card (not provided) can record around 16 hours video, while the 4.3’ TFT screen provides time screen information – although we wouldn’t suggest using it as a reversing camera.
Available from Machine Mart – £47.99
32GB SD card available from Amazon – £12.50
5. The Moisture Muncher
The Moisture Muncher from Kontrol has been designed to absorb moisture out of the atmosphere and can be simply recharged in your microwave.
The Moisture Muncher offers you a product for every situation. Whether it be a caravan in storage, badly condensation window sill or wellie boots!
It is super simple to use, once moisture muncher beads have changed colour from orange to white/clear – place in microwave to recharged.
Available from Amazon – £9.48
Possibly the most decadent item on our list. The Handpresso is ideal for those who crave high quality coffee but understandably aren’t willing to bring the kitchen coffee machine on holiday.
It will surely get mistaken for a bicycle pump and actually uses a pump action to generate power, so no batteries or external power is involved – perfect for when electrical hookup is not an option.
Simply pour in hot water, add an espresso pod or ground coffee and then press the release button – espresso is served.
Available at Handpresso – £88
7. Tefal Toast N’Egg
Are you always the one left on ‘washing up duty’? If so, look no further that the Tefal Toast N’Egg which combines a 2 slice toaster (muffins also fit) with a pod for a single poached egg or up to four boiled eggs.
Available from Amazon or – £32.96
Prices correct at time of publishing (5th October 2017). Ladram Bay did not receive any financial incentives or free products in exchange for the reviews provided in this article.