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Whether you enjoy the odd week away or live full-time in your motorhome like us, these 15 vanlife gadgets are sure to improve your camper or motorhome travels!

In no particular order, these are our

15 Best Vanlife Gadgets

Window Vacuum Cleaner

We chose the Leifheit Nemo Window Vacuum Cleaner because it was the most compact window vacuum that we could find. It fits in the front cab door basket for quick and easy use. It has a smaller water container than the bigger models, but we're very happy with it.

Handheld Vacuum Cleaner

We splurged and got the BLACK+DECKER 20V MAX Flex Handheld Vacuum Cleaner and it's still working fantastically after 2 years of using it multiple times a day!

Gas Level Indicator

The Mopeka Tank Gas Level Indicator is not cheap, but we find it very useful to know how much gas we have remaining in our tank and also to monitor our daily usage. This can be used on almost all types of gas bottles. We have a refillable gas bottle and it works very well.

Gas Leak Detector

Having the TopTes Rechargeable Gas Leak Detector gives us peace of mind especially when working on the gas system to replacing the fridge thermocouple for instance.

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Tire Pressure Monitoring System

Using a Tire Pressure Monitoring System gives us a lot of peace of mind both while driving and also to monitor the change in pressure relative to temperature fluctuations.


We use a wireless 3-way Indoor Outdoor Thermometer to primarily monitor the temperature of our fridge and also the inside and outside ambient temperatures.

Telescopic Ladder

We can't image not having our Aluminium Telescopic Ladder to reach the top of our motorhome (we do not have a fixed ladder on our motorhome). Andre uses this every few days to clean the solar panels and inspect the roof. It's also been essential for so many of the repairs and upgrades that we've done to the camper! Although our camper is less than 3m high, we found that a 3.2m long ladder works well.

Folding Step

This is such a cheap but useful item which most people will no doubt already have. We use our Folding Step Stool both as a small step ladder to reach just a little higher and also as a stool both inside and outside of the camper.


If you're travelling long term in a camper, you will no doubt need some form of Powerstation. We currently have the ECOFLOW Portable Power Station RIVER 2 and it is just barely enough for our high power demands.


Having a dedicated navigation device is a bit of a spoil, but we enjoy having the Carpuride W103 Navigation Console which connects to your mobile device (in our case with Android Auto) as this allows one to navigate to your saved favourite destinations and can also stream music or podcasts simultaneously. Navigating using a suitably bright and larger screen is so much better than using a mobile phone!

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Rechargeable Flashlight

We have had the Fenix UC35 V2.0 1000 Lumen Rechargeable Tactical Flashlight for many years now and it's such a fantastic product that if you buy one you will probably never buy another flashlight again!

Bread Toaster

This compact Foldable Tin Plate Bread Toaster is really simple yet effective. We prefer it to the alternative "vertical toast" designs and you shouldn't need to pay more than 10$ for one!

Portable Wash Bag

We have been travelling with our Scrubba Portable Wash Bag for years. We even took it with us when we travelled around Asia for a year with only backpacks. It's a very efficient way to wash a few items of clothing with little water and minimal effort.

Pee Bottles

Make sure that you choose your Pee Bottles wisely, particularly if they are for female use! These are often more practical for male use but can also be comfortable for female use if they have an angled opening and handle. They are great for extending your toilet capacity no matter what your toilet setup is.


Often we forget about one of the most important aspects of travel - insurance! We can recommend the following providers which offer various products designed for Nomads. It's easy to sign up and their products are flexible to your specific requirements.





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Find a cheap flight by using Skyscanner or Momondo. These are our favorite flight search engines. They index other travel websites and airlines across the globe to easily find you the best deal.

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Travel insurance can protect you against unexpected illness, injury, theft, and cancellations.


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