The Most Comprehensive Campervan Packing List - Native Campervans
The Most Comprehensive Campervan Packing List
Having a packing list for a campervan trip can be daunting, especially if you’re new to the experience. However, with a bit of planning and organization, you’ll be able to pack everything you need to have a successful trip without feeling overwhelmed.
We will break down types of gear into categories, such as must-haves and nice-to-haves, including a detailed checklist to help ensure you have everything you need for a successful trip.
Whether you are a seasoned pro or a first-time camper vanner, this guide will help you make the most of your adventure. So grab your bags, and let’s get to packing!
Items Included In Your Campervan Rental
We’ve taken the time to put together a curated list of Must-Haves that are included in every campervan rental. Check out the items you can leave off your packing list below:
Dual Burner Propane Stovetop
7-Gallon Water Tank
7-Gallon Gray Water Tank
Sharp Knife Set
Cooking Pot (1)
Cooking Pan (1)
Wine Glasses (2)
Cork Heat Board
Dish Soap and Scrubbing Brush
Camping chairs (2)
Bed (6′ long, 4’8″ wide)
Pillow Cases (2)
1000 Watt Inverter
Remote Operated Fan
150-Watt Solar Panel
*The Squads come with (4) forks, spoons, knives, plates, bowls, and cups.
Must-Haves You Should Bring With You
While we’ve thought of most things, you’ll absolutely need to make the most of your campervan trip. There are still a few Must-Have items you should bring with you.
National Park Pass
Cash for campgrounds and park entrances
Insurance Cards – auto and medical for any emergencies
Passport if you’re traveling over country lines
Extra first aid kit
Small sewing kit
Quarters for showers at campgrounds
Personal Items & Toiletries
Feminine hygiene products, if needed
Towels – microfiber is a good option because it is quick drying.
Packing cubes to store clothes
Hanging toiletry bag
Clear plastic bags for food storage
Laundry bag for dirty clothes
Magnetic hooks for hanging clothes or towels to dry
Tools and Equipment
Camping lantern or headlight
Multi-tool or a pocket knife
Tire pressure gauge
Camping hatchet or ax
Portable space heater
Clothing and Gear
Layering up is important, and so is having all the right equipment. The type of clothes you pack will generally be determined by the time of year and the location of your trip. We’ve included a few pieces of clothing and gear that are essential to any trip:
Long sleeve shirts
Head protection like a hat or beanie
Clothes with quick drying material such as merino wool
Backpack for day trips
Make sure to pack items that contain the following technologies:
Fishing poles and tackle boxes
Hiking poles, boots, and backpack
Water toys such as kayaks, canoes, and stand-up paddleboards
Rock climbing gear like harnesses, ropes, and chalk bags
Skis, ski boots, poles
Snowboard, snowboard boots
Our renters can rent bike racks and roof boxes to carry their gear. Check out the add-ons we offer here.
While many people like to remain unplugged and unbothered by technology, we’ve chosen a few tech items that will only make your campervan experience better:
Tablet for navigational purposes
Camera equipment or drone to capture memories of your trip
Dashcam to record in case you are involved in an accident
Portable chargers to charge your electronics on the go.
There are specific activities that have their own list of must-have items. We’ve picked the most popular activities that our campervan travelers partake in and created a packing list. If you’re planning any of these activities during your trip, make sure to pack accordingly!
Layers – short sleeve t-shirt and fleece or puffer jacket
Snacks like granola bars and trail mix
Map or compass
A multi-tool or pocket knife
First aid kit
Water purifying equipment
Season pass or lift ticket
Base layers like a long sleeve shirt
Mid layers like a fleece or light puffer jacket
Backcountry gear like avalanche equipment, shovel, beacon, and GPS tracker if you plan to go off-resort
A portable campfire pit for campfires anywhere, anytime.
Tent for extra space during the day
Get To Packing
It’s important to be well-prepared with the necessary gear and supplies. A comprehensive packing list should include must-have items such as camping gear, cooking equipment, personal items, navigation tools, and safety equipment. Additionally, many nice-to-have items can make your trip more comfortable and enjoyable, such as cozy blankets from home, a portable toilet, a solar shower, and other items.
It’s important to pack according to your travel itinerary, the length of your trip, and the weather forecast. Also, check the regulations and limitations of the campground or the area you plan to visit before traveling, as some places may have restrictions or require permits.
With a well-prepared packing list, you’ll be able to enjoy your campervan trip to the fullest and make the most out of your outdoor adventure! Comment below or tag us on social (@nativecampervan) and tell us what your must-have and nice-to-have packing lists include!