Preparing for your trip

Packing your bags

The useful.....and the useless!

Type of bag

If you are doing a one-way trip, collecting and returning your motorhome in different cities, it is best to use soft, flexible bags or backpacks. These types of bags can be folded and more easily stored away in the motorhome once you have unpacked. Hard suitcases will waste space in the vehicle. If you are doing a round trip, collecting and returning your motorome in the same city, you can leave your empty bags in a storage area at the local rental agency where you collect your motorhome.

It is also a good idea to keep a small day bag avaliable so that you can carry valuables with you when you leave the motorhome to site see.


  • Passports
  • National and international drivers licences
  • Plane tickets
  • Vouchers for collecting your motorhome, hotel and ferry bookings/tickets/vouchers etc.
  • Credit card (inform your bank of your trip so that your card is not blocked). Make sure you know your credit card's daily/monthly withdrawal limits
  • Travel insurance information

Advice: Leave copies of your important travel documents with family or friends so that they can be faxed to you in case of emergency.


  • Mobile phone (make sure you know the costs involved in using your phone in another country)
  • Medical prescriptions, reading glasses, contact lenses
  • Sun glasses
  • Travel guides
  • Address book
  • Phone, computer, camera chargers, etc.
  • CDs for the road
  • IPod/Mp3, chargers, speakers, earphones
  • Camera (take extra memory cards)
  • Plug adapters
  • Penknife
  • Torch
  • Books (you can swop books at some of the local motorhome rental companies)
  • Watch with alarm
  • Playing cards and other games


  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Deodorant
  • Rasors
  • Hair dryer
  • Cosmetics
  • Suncream (minimum SPF 30)
  • Basic first aid kit (bandaids, bandages, aspirin, antihistamines, antiseptic solution, scissors, etc).
  • Medical prescriptions
  • Wet wipes


  • Raincoat and wind breaker
  • Warm jersey (the nights can be cool in certain regions despite warm day temperatures - don't hesitate to consult our weather page)
  • Warm pants if you are going to a region with cool temperatures
  • Long sleeved shirts
  • Shorts
  • Smarter clothes for evening outings in cities
  • Swimming costume and beach towels
  • Hat or beanie for cooler nights
  • Sun hat
  • Socks
  • Walking/hiking shoes
  • Sandals/thongs that can be worn in water and sand, and used in communal camp showers
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