Having the right accessories and gadgets can really make your motorhome feel like a home-from-home whilst you’re out on the road.
We’ve compiled a list of almost 40 of our favourite gadgets that you’ll actually make use of on your travels.
Tech & Power Motorhome Gadget
OUR TOP PICK
Dashboard cameras have become increasingly popular over the past few years and are extremely useful if you intend to use your motorhome a lot.
Dashcams start up automatically when you start the engine, so you won’t need to remember to switch it on/off every time you start driving.
Dash cameras will give you first-hand evidence if you’re in a car accident to go ahead and make your claim in court, or can even prevent people from causing car accidents on purpose to commit fraud.
This Orskey Dash Cameras is one of the best on the market and includes both a front and rear camera.
It has night vision and motion detection and provides full HD video. It’s powered by the ignition of your motorhome and is secured by suction cups on the front and rear windows.
When you’ve finally taken the time and effort to park up your motorhome after hours of travelling, the last thing you’re going to want to do is to move it again to get to nearby attractions and shops.
A folding electric bike will allow you to cycle without the assistance of the electric if you want your legs moving or has the option of full-electric which will require you to just sit and enjoy your journey.
The bike will allow you to go pick up food items in nearby villages or towns or even travel to quieter sightseeing destinations. Its foldable design is so handy and can be tucked neatly away when not being used.
This BYINGWD bike is perfect for taking away with you.
It has three modes: full electric, assisted or regular cycling. We also bought a basket to attach to it, to put any extra food shopping when we cycle home.
The bike is easy to assemble and folds down in only a minute. It takes about 2-4 hours to gain a full charge and travel up to 15 miles using the full electric mode and on flat terrain.
It comes with a bright headlight and taillight, so you can be seen when cycling in the dark. It also has adjustable handlebars and a seat, so different people can use it.
This BYINGWD Electric bike comes with a charging cable so you can plug directly into the mains or an adapter.
A cube extension lead will be an absolute lifesaver when you’re on the road with all the family.
It prevents some fierce arguments over who is charging their phone and removing important plugs. This little gadget will allow everyone to charge what they need all at one time without having to be sat by a mains plug.
We’ve got the JSVER compact cube extension and it has served us well for all our adventures.
It comes with 3 AC outlets, which we normally keep our electric appliances in and also 3 USB ports so everyone can charge their phone at once if they need to.
It’s super handy for charging up power banks for when we plan on going on hikes in the middle of nowhere and need to use GPS on our phones.
It charges pretty quickly, but the more you plug into it, the slower it will be.
Instead of blasting through the power of your motorhome, you could buy your solar panel charger which uses the power of the sun to keep all your gadgets juiced.
If we’re planning on going on an overnight camping trip away from the motorhome, we often take this with us, you can attach it to a rucksack so it’s displayed in the sun whilst you walk or you can just place it on the ground whilst you rest.We own the trusty Jackery Solarsaga 100w solar panel charger and it has worked wonders for us.
It has waterproof packaging, folding and lightweight.
If it gets a decent amount of sun it’ll charge a phone in 30 minutes. Obviously, it isn’t that useful when you’re travelling in bad weather, especially if you live in the UK. As we said in our Camper Power guide, The Dokio solar kit is more expensive but you get a lot for your money. It’s waterproof, folds up and is made of lightweight aluminium. It’s 100W, comes with a pre-installed controller and is ready-wired for 12V battery charging..
Admittedly we were dubious about buying ourselves an outside projector screen as ideally, we didn’t want to spend our holidays lounging about watching films, but we have used ours on every trip.
We bought some separate stands to keep ours stationary but you can also use the included ropes to tie it round trees.
We have the Powerextra 120inch projector screen and it manages to not crease despite us storing it away when not in use.
It’s easy to clean if it manages to get dirty and it’ll only take 5 minutes to set it up.
You can use it at home with a normal projector but we use ours with a mini projector which connects to our phone, which we’ve recommended next.
You should get yourself the Elephas portable projector if you’re thinking about getting an outdoor screen.
You just need to connect your phone, laptop or tablet to stream whatever you want onto the screen.
It’s super handy if you’ve already downloaded the film via a Wi-Fi connection as it won’t buffer during the film.
It also has 2 built-in speakers to project the sound of whatever you’re watching.
We balance our projector on a cooler box to get the right height against the screen.
You’ll need to plug it into an extension lead as it only runs when plugged into mains, it is not battery operated.
Music is a must-have gadget when you’re travelling around in your motorhome.
A Bluetooth speaker is great for using whilst lounging outside, out on your camping trips or even hosting a little shin-dig with your motorhome neighbours.
This Anker Mini Bluetooth speaker offers up to 15 hours of playing time after a full charge, so it’ll last you a few days without needing charging again.
It also has a big Bluetooth range so you don’t have to always have your phone positioned right next to it to play music.
It also comes with an AUX connection if your devices don’t support Bluetooth.
This teeny-tiny speaker provides loud and great sound for us all to enjoy whilst sitting outside during the day, the only issue is everyone is fighting over which song to have on next!
Instead of using our motorhome leisure batteries, we often charge our essential tech gadgets whilst we’re on the move.
It plugs into the cigarette lighter hole and is super handy when we’re using map apps on our phone to locate destinations.
Our Bestek one is pretty small but super nifty, it has an AC outlet and 2 USB charging ports.
When we don’t need to use it, it fits comfortably into the glovebox or armrest box.
I feel a little ashamed admitting that we can’t live without Wi-Fi on our family trips, but in reality, I don’t think we’d be able to function or get to half the places we do without this beloved technology.
We use a portable Wi-Fi system to keep us connected when we’re travelling. It stops us from racking up the data bills on the phones and also keeps everyone occupied when we’re feeling a little bored.
We use the Huawei E5576-320, it creates a super-fast wi-fi signal for up to 16 devices at a time to use.
It has a rechargeable battery which lasts for up to six hours at a time (we keep ours fully charged most of the time).
It also gives the option of applying parental controls so the kids can’t find anything they shouldn’t be looking at.
You just need to top up your sim (one comes included) with money to make use of the data.
If you love to read then a Kindle will save you having to bring all of your books onboard.
A single charge lasts about 4 weeks and it can hold up to 6000 books, all on just one small device.