Roadtrips are one of the most popular and enjoyable activities to do. However, oftentimes it can be quite tiring to be on the road for long periods of time.

As such, when planning a road trip it is important to make sure that you all have certain essential items to make sure your trip goes without smoothly without any glitches. 

If you’re planning a road trip but are having a hard time thinking of what essential items to bring, then worry no more! 

In this article, we’ve gathered and categorised all the things you will need on your road trip, from all necessary car essentials to essentials that will keep your road trip comfortable.

If you’re keen to learn what some of these essentials are, then keep on reading!

Car Essentials 

Car essentials should be your first priority and must be considered as one of the first and foremost essentials of your road trip. It is important that you gather all of the important documents and identification tools to be prepared for the trip.

Moreover, it is also important to account for any possible car problems you might encounter in the future, like a flat tyre or a flat battery. 

Make sure that you don’t start your trip without any of these items:

  • Driver’s license
  • Vehicle registration, car/caravan manual, and insurance information
  • Electric battery pack
  • Windscreen covers for heat protection and privacy 
  • A spare tyre and all necessary tools to install a new tyre
  • Water-resistant flashlight in the event that you have car trouble on a rainy night
  • Portable gas bottle
  • Litre of engine oil 
  • Bottle of water or coolant
  • Electronic toll pass if applicable
  • Emergency car kit

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Safety, Hygiene, & Health Essentials 

Remember: safety always comes first! Though road trips are full of adventures, it is always important to remain cautious and protected.

Moreover, it is also important to take care of your personal hygiene and your health as you travel to new places! Here are some safety, hygiene, and health essentials to bring with you on the road:

  • First aid kit (include items such as band-aids, sterile gauze dressing, medical tape, gloves, bandages, antiseptics, cotton, scissors, etc.)
  • Face mask (COVID-19 requirement)
  • Insect repellent
  • Safe bag 
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Toiletry bag (include items such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, hairbrush, shampoo, conditioner, etc).
  • Baby wipes 
  • Tissues and/or toilet paper
  • Chapsticks
  • Hand and body lotion
  • Sunglasses 
  • Medicine such as paracetamol, aspirin, or pain killers for headaches or body aches 
  • Sunscreen  
  • Towels
  • Handsoap
  • Laundry bag
  • Raincoat  

Comfort & Entertainment Essentials

Aside from car protection and safety essentials, road trips also have to be cozy and entertaining! Some items that can make your road trip more comfortable and enjoyable as possible may include:

  • Neck pillows
  • Travel pillows
  • Blankets, capes, or ponchos 
  • Books
  • Board games
  • Tablet/iPad or other gadgets
  • A travel camera
  • Phone/device chargers
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Travel cup for hot drinks like coffee
  • Ice cooler to keep your drinks nice and cool
  • Air mattress 

Food Essentials

Of course, how can we forget about the food! There are many different options when it comes to food on the road. The best food options for road trips are those that don’t make a lot of mess so that it’s both convenient and easy to clean.

And, aside from food, we can’t forget about all the necessary food accessories! Here is a list of some food items and accessories that you can bring on your trip.

  • Snacks
    • There are a lot of options when it comes to road trip snacks. Some popular and unmessy snacks include:
      • Trail mix
      • Popcorn
      • Sandwiches
      • Granola bars
      • Dried fruit
      • Fresh fruit
      • Juice boxes
      • Crackers
      • Cereal
      • Pretzels
      • Chocolate
      • Hard-Boiled Eggs
  • Utensils 
  • Ziplocks
  • Corkscrew/bottle opener
  • Can openers 
  • Reusable shopping bag for groceries 
  • Food containers 

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Miscellaneous Essentials

We’ve already given you a long list of different types of essentials you may need for the road, but perhaps these items can also help in terms of keeping organized and tidy!

  • Organiser for your car boot
  • Travel rubbish bin
  • Packing cubes
  • Umbrella (big and small depending on where you staying).

Summary

Road trips are full of fun and adventures as you travel around and get to experience more of this great country of ours.

However, it is always important to make sure you have all of these essentials—from car necessities, safety, hygiene, health, comfort, entertainment, food, and others!

So, before you begin your amazing road trip, don’t forget to make sure you’ve packed everything you need! 

Road trips can be great fun and there is nothing better than experiencing the great outdoors in your very own luxury caravan.

For the best new or used off-road caravans for your next holidaying adventure, then look no further than Luxury RVs WA.

We have over 40 years of experience in the caravan industry ranging from sales and custom vehicle building through to service and repairs.

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