Caravan Packing List

This is our personal packing list. Here it is in PDF format.

Legal Requirements (if going abroad).

Equipment

Breathalyzers (2 if disposable – 1 if reusable) for driving in France.
Headlight deflectors (or get lights adjusted before departure).
Reflective waistcoats (one per passenger) - stored inside car, not in the boot.
Spare Bulbs for Car.
Warning Triangle(s).

A lot of the above stuff is probably already in the car.

Paperwork

Car V5 document.
Driving Licence (including paper attachment if on a photo-licence).
Insurance Document + Green card if required.
Make sure Car Tax is valid until after your return.
MOT Certificate (Make sure it's valid until after your return).
Passports (Make sure that they are valid until after your return).

Non-Legal but essential (if going abroad).

Breakdown Insurance.
Contact numbers for Cards / Breakdown / Travel Insurance.
E111 or equivalent.
Spare car keys.
Tickets.
Travel Insurance documents.

Stuff to go in the Caravan.

1st Night Supper (if arriving after everything closes).
Awning Parts:
- Awning Canvas.
- Awning Chairs.
- Awning Mallet.
- Awning Poles.
- Awning Sun Screen.
- Awning Table.
Barbecue Bits:
- Barbecue.
- Barbecue Fire Lighters.
- Barbecue Fuel.
Breakfast Cereals.
Cling Film.
Coffee (possibly including jug, filter papers and filter holder).
Cooking Oil (Screw top bottle).
Corkscrew.
Crockery.
Cutlery.
Flour / Corn Flour.
Foil Fruit.
Frying Pan.
Games.
Gas Bottles.
Hairbrush.
Hand Soap.
J-Cloths.
Kettle.
Large Sharp Knife.
Loo Paper.
Mains Cable.
Maps.
Matches.
Michelin Guides.
Milk.
Paper Towels.
Pasta.
Pen/Paper.
Pepper.
Rice.
Rubbish Bags.
Salad Cream / Mayonnaise.
Salt.
Saucepans.
Small radio (with LW).
Small Sharp Knife.
Spatula/Fish Slice.
Tea.
Tea Pot.
Tea Towels.
Tin Opener.
Tinned Foods.
Tissues.
Toilet Chemicals.
Torch.
Vegetables.
Washing Up Brush.
Washing-up Liquid.
Waste Water Container.
Waste Water Pipes.
Water Container.
Water Container Handlle

Food items are usually enough to last until the shops open.
We don't take a television as we are very much radio listeners.
Most van related and cooking items are kept in the van anyway.

Personal Items

Batteries for radio.
Battery chargers for phones / tablet / Laptop Computer / GPS / Cameras.
Books. If taking library books, make sure they don't run out while away (or take the library phone number / web address and renew over the phone / internet).
Cameras.
Computer.
Fleeces.
GPS and any connecting cables.
Medicines (inc. Wasp-eze, Paracetemols, etc.).
- Ensure you have enough prescription medicines to last until after your return.
Money in appropriate currency / Debit / Credit cards.
Pillows.
Shampoo.
Shirts / Blouses.
Shoes.
Shorts.
Shower Gel.
Sleeping Bags.
Socks.
Sweaters.
Toothbrush.
Toothpaste.
Towels.
Trousers / Skirts.
Underwear.
Walking Boots.
Waterproofs.
Wash Flannels.

This is probably the same list as you would use going anywhere.