Renting a camper van for your big adventure offers a level of comfort that a standard vehicle doesn’t. We’re talking expanded gear storage, a comfortable bed wherever you park, and a full kitchen setup to whip up your favorite meals.
Whether you’re planning a week-long trip or a month-long road trip across the country, make sure you’re prepared before you hit the road. Here are four tips on what to pack, and how to stay clean, healthy, and safe during a long-term camper van trip.
GoCamp’s fleet of curated camper vans offers a wide variety of amenities like modern tech, reliable power systems, and cozy areas where you can relax.
With all our vans, one thing you can always count on is plenty of storage space. You can bring along all those extra outfits, snacks, comfort items, and your favorite outdoor gear. Throw it all in.
As Leanna traveled across the Southwest, she appreciated how her camper van was the ultimate experience in transitional living. She’d pick a place, stretch out, enjoy a snack, and head somewhere new.
“Sedona was a last-minute addition. The hikes, people and magical energy vortexes kept me there a week! My mom joined our circus from Salt Lake City to Denver. We experienced sleeping in single-digit temps in Wyoming and white-knuckling whiteouts in the Rockies.”
Leanna was able to take it easy throughout her trip, even during stressful moments, because she was ready with all the essentials. As you’re stocking up for your long-term camper van trip, don’t leave these items off your list:
- A paper map. You’ll appreciate having one of these when you hit remote spots or lose service when your GPS map isn’t fully downloaded.
- First aid kit. All GoCamp vans have basic first aid kits but you’ll likely want to bring a few additional items if you are traveling for an extended period of time. Not having what you need for even the smallest nick can sour a day.
- Car phone charger. You’d be hard-pressed to find a camper van that doesn’t have ports to plug into.
- Books. Surely this is the vacation when you’ll have time to read those books!
- Cans of bug spray. There is nothing worse than getting bit by bugs while you’re trying to relax outdoors.
- Reusable water bottle and travel mug. Make it easy to stay hydrated or caffeinated.
- Extra layer of clothing. Weather can be tricky and high altitudes can get chilly. Bring a fleece or sweater for when the temps drop.
- Back-up water. The further out your venture, the more important it will be to have extra water.
If your time on the road calls for a bit of the digital nomad life, camper vans such as Lady Luna offer optional add-ons like hotspots and cell phone signal boosters. Create a mobile office space and don’t miss a beat while you travel. You could enjoy some pretty rad views while you wrap up your work day.