We started motorhoming in 2010 in a large traditional shaped white motorhome.
Over the following 7 years we acquired more and more “stuff”, then suddenly we had to downsize to Ruby, with was an experiment in itself. Would we cope with the smaller leisure vehicle? We were amazed that most of our stuff from our motorhoming days still fit in – Ruby was a LWB T5 and significantly smaller that Bluebell and Daisy. But over the 3.5 years we had her, we felt we were becoming more and more cluttered. We did carry A LOT! So when we downsized once more, this time to a SWB T5 we decided a ruthless sort out was in order. As we reloaded Gandalf we couldn’t believe how much we fit in once more, but with space to spare! Below we’ve listed exactly what we carry to enhance our camping experience, along with where it gets stored!
12v Shower with bucket – stored in Boot
Folding Paddling pool to stand in to collect waste – stored in Boot
335 Porta loo – which fits underneath the seat when travelling. It sits under a piece of carpet which makes sliding it out very easy and smooth. As soon as we are parked up (if we put up the tailgate awning) this is transferred into the tailgate awning. The cupboard is then used for our clothes bags and shoes.
Micro fibre towels
Cadac Safari chef – stored in Boot
Slow cooker – stored in Boot
Remoska – stored in Boot
Moules pan – stored in Boot
Ridge monkey – stored in Boot
Multi pan for breakfasts – stored in Boot
Hairy bikers cast iron frying pan – stored in Boot
Square griddle pan with folding handle – stored in Boot
Small egg frying pan – stored in Kitchen cupboard
Camembert baker – stored in kitchen cupboard
2 saucepans (from Home bargains) – 1 large, 1 small – stored in Boot
Melamine Dinner set – stored in kitchen cupboard
Melamine mugs – stored in kitchen cupboard
2x pint glasses -stored in kitchen cupboard
2 x on the rocks glasses – stored in kitchen cupboard
2x wine glasses – stored in kitchen cupboard
Cafetière – stored in overhead locker
Silicone colander – stored in kitchen cupboard
Grater – stored in kitchen cupboard
Steak knives – stored in kitchen cupboard
Small Spice jars – stored in kitchen cupboard
Collapsible washing up bowl– stored in boot
2 soup flasks– stored on overhead locker
Whistling kettle – stored under seat
Travel Kettle for EHU – Stored under seat
For the winter; fleecy duvet set and 13 tog duvet
For the summer; lighter duvet with cotton cover set.
Storing them…. Day to day, the duvet and pillows are stored behind the seat. When we travel we add our clothes bag on top, along with the food box.
Garage / in the boot
Short hose pipe with attachments
20l plastic Jerry can with screw on hose nossel – stored in boot
Levelling chocks stores in boot
External screen – stored in Boot until on site
Tailgate awning – stored on bedding until on site
Canopy for awning rail (attached permanently in the roof gutter) stored on bedding until on site
Folding Camping Chairs stored on bedding until on site
Table stored on bedding until on site
Dog spike stored in boot
Folding storage cube for extra seat and foot stool. – Folded up behind the drivers seat next to the table.
Plastic boxes x 2 – one lives under the seat with cleaning items in; washing up liquid, micro fibre clothes, floor wipes, kitchen roll etc. One has gin, wine, food that is brought out from the house as we leave. It travels on the back above the bedding, and when we park up it sits on the pop top shelf along with the cleaning box.
iPad Pro – loaded with Netflix, bbc iPlayer, prime video, and Monopoly
iPhone 11 Pro Max for photos/videos
Inflatable paddle board – this only comes on occasions that we know we will use it and when parked up on site is stored either in the tailgate awning or in the front footwell.
Walking boots – put on the floor and moved into the front footwell when parked
Cagoules and Fleeces/Hats and Gloves – stored in Wardrobe
Insect and plant book