What to Pack for RV Travel

Are you about to go on the road trip of a lifetime? Have you finally decided to take an Apollo campervan hire and travel around the country of your dreams? New Zealand is an incredible country and you won’t regret taking your time to go on a road trip to some of its most attractive destinations, such as Auckland, Sutherland Falls, Rotorua, and Christchurch, just to name a few.

What to Bring

The great thing about a campervan hire is that you will have plenty of space for things that you will need while on the road. It helps you to travel more prepared than if you were traveling in a car. To ensure you get the most out of your trip, here are our suggestions on what to bring:

  • Extra petrol: While this is an item that you will hopefully not need on your trip, there may be unexpected detours or those times when you simply forget to fill up before setting out and can’t find a gas petrol station in sight. Play it safe and bring a can along.
  • A jack and spare tire: Flat tires while in the middle of nowhere are not fun, so to ensure that you don’t end up in a pickle, pack a spare tire and jack and if you have never changed a tire before, perhaps you would like to pack some instructions on how to do it.
  • Safety equipment: We hope you never break down on your road trip, but if you do, it is also important to be well prepared. One never plans where their car will suddenly give up the ghost, so to make sure you are protected at any moment, bring warning triangles or other items to help warn approaching cars of your predicament.
  • A tent: While your campervan may have a bed, packing a tent may be a decision you will be glad you made. There are many beautiful natural locations to visit in New Zealand and camping outside under the stars can be an amazing experience.
  • Jumper cables: Go ahead and pack a pair of jumper cables. They fit anywhere and are a life-saver.
  • Extra blankets: If you are traveling in winter, there may be some nights that will be colder than expected. A couple of warm extra blankets can make all the difference for a good night of sleep on a cold winter’s night.
  • Vehicle charger for your phone: Having a phone charger without electricity is a little difficult, no? Unless the campervan you are using has a USB entrance, you will want to bring along a phone charger to use while on the road. Remember, your phone can work as a map, you can connect it to the sound system to play your favorite music, and you will need it for any emergency.
  • First aid kit: It is always good to be prepared on a road trip and when we say first-aid kit, we aren’t talking about those little ones with a couple of band aids. Bring one that you can depend on should the need arise.
  • Other items: Some other items to bring along that could come in handy are batteries, flashlights, extra jackets, extra water, and extra snacks.