The great thing about camping is that you don't have strict luggage limits like when you travel by plane. However, you should pay attention to how much your luggage weighs. You can find details about the maximum fully laden weight for your rented vehicle in the camper profile.
Thanks to our minimum equipment requirements, you will find most of the practical things you need for a camping holiday are already on board. So you won't need to take much with you to enjoy a relaxing trip.
Here are some ideas for your personal packing list:
Paperwork and documents
- Your booking confirmation, handover report and rental conditions – together these count as your rental agreement
- Your deposit in cash if you haven’t already paid this by bank transfer
- Your ID card / passport and driving licence
- Soft travel bags: You can store all your stuff in the camper cupboards – soft bags will be much easier and smaller to stow away on board than hard shell cases.
- Shower shoes and bathrobes: These will save you a lot of trouble and acrobatics trying to avoid touching the floor while you put on trousers in a steamy shower cubicle!
- Shoes that are easy to slip on and off: At almost every campsite, you'll find rows of brightly coloured plastic slip-on shoes outside most campervans. These are not just practical, they also double up as shower shoes.
- Wash bag and hairdryer: You should only use your hairdryer in the campsite washroom building or when your camper is connected to a 220 volt power outlet at a campsite.
- A large dry bag: You can keep all your personal care items in this. This is very practical as even if a washroom doesn't have many hooks, you still won't have to put anything on the floor.
- A small purse for coins: It's a good idea to collect a few coins in advance as you'll often need them to use the toilets at rest areas or the showers at campsites.
- Swimsuits and towels: Fast-drying microfibre towels are particularly practical. You can buy these at most sports and camping shops.
- A scarf: for cool evenings.
- A hooded sweatshirt or fleece jacket
- Warm socks
Other useful stuff:
- Things to read
- Sun cream and insect repellent: Whether you take lotion or spray is up to you. Most campers already have built in mosquito nets on the doors and windows.
- Serviettes and kitchen roll
- Charging cables for electronic equipment
- Torches or headlamps: Headlamps can be fun, and they mean you have your hands free.
- A musical instrument to play by the campfire
- Kit for your hobbies: For example, it's great to have a mushroom identification book and some binoculars in the late summer and autumn.
- Food and equipment for your pet (if the camper owner has agreed you can take your pet on the trip)