If you're planning your very first holiday in your camper trailer, you're probably equal parts excited and confused. The reason for this confusion is simple: it can be a real challenge to know what to take along for the trip. Most people tend to over-pack, resulting in a very heavy camper trailer that can slow you down dramatically whilst driving. It can also be hard to enjoy the holiday when every centimetre of the camper trailer is packed full of stuff. Below, you can read about the three items that many people bring along, but should actually leave at home.
Whilst it's always good to have several extra litres of fresh water in your camper trailer, you don't want to go overboard when it comes to water storage. The water storage tank in your camper trailer should be filled to the maximum level before any trip. This is the water source that you'll be using for washing dishes, showering and other tasks requiring water.
Extra litres of bottled water are great for drinking, but be sure that you're realistic about how much you'll consume. If you don't drink 10 litres of water a day, it's quite unlikely that you'll suddenly start doing so on holiday. Keep track of what you (and anyone else going on the holiday) drinks during a normal day and base your extra water on that. Too much extra water will take up a lot of space as well as weigh down the camper.
Whilst it might seem like your holiday is the perfect time to indulge in more elaborate meals, camper trailers just aren't built for this type of cooking. Stock up with breakfast and lunchtime staples that are easy to prepare within the camper trailer. Easy prep is key, as this allows you to get back to the business of relaxing and enjoying your holiday. Any elaborate meals are usually eaten at restaurants rather than in your camper trailer, so save yourself some space by sticking with staples.
New Project Materials
Many people think that they'll finally have the time (and the desire) to start new projects whilst on holiday. Although it may seem like a great idea whilst you're still at home, the fact is that most holidays don't involve a lot of projects or work. Therefore, it's usually best to leave project materials at home. Woodworking, painting, sculpting, and many other endeavours tend to require a considerable amount of materials. Unless you're a person who already does something like this daily, you probably won't need to bring along the extra stuff. If you're itching to start a new project whilst on holiday, consider bringing along a sketch pad and a notebook to detail your ideas. You can always put the big projects into action once you're home -- and this way, your camper trailer won't be stuffed full of things that you probably won't use during the holiday.
Whilst there's plenty of things you'll want to take along on holiday in your camper trailer, you can at least eliminate the three things discussed above. Enjoy your first holiday in your camper trailer!