The market is flooded with options but what actually is the best caravan gadget? It can be hard to know but that’s where the Practical Caravan Awards 2022 come in.
We’ve used our decades of collective experience within the industry to pick out the best gadget for your caravan, as well as the standout contenders, so you can improve your experience and enjoy your greatest touring season to date.
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The best caravan gadget is…
Outwell Collaps Kettle
It’s not always the biggest, shiniest and most expensive items that come out as winner in our Awards. Take this wonderful piece of kit whose USP is the fact that it collapses down completely flat. When space is at a premium – which it always is in a caravan no matter how big a model you’ve got – an innovative item such as this makes for the perfect gadget.
Designed for use on the hob, the kettle opens and folds easily and is break resistant and easy to clean. This particular model is lime green with a volume of 1.5 litres and measures 14.5cm high and 16.5cm in diameter. Makes a great gift for the special caravanner in your life.
The other standout caravan gadgets are…
There are numerous other gadgets out there that you’ll want to consider taking on tour with you – we pick out the best of the rest here.
Knaap Two-Seater Bike
Funky styling and neat features make this powerful ebike an object to desire. It’s a two-seater that is road legal to carry two passengers up to a combined weight of 28 stone and has has seven-speed Shimano gears and five levels of pedal assist. The heavy load capacity and high-torque motor set this ebike apart.
Price: £2299 at Knapp Bikes
Sonos Roam Speaker
Bring the party with you on tour, with this drop-resistant, waterproof, portable speaker powered by a built-in rechargeable battery. It allows you to enjoy multiroom listening via WiFi or Bluetooth® streaming, and includes voice control.
If you’re going off-grid, this 18.5-litre tank has a filter that removes 99.9% of bacteria and some viruses. A game changer for outdoor adventurers – this can turn dodgy tap water, questionable bottled water or even dirty water from rivers, lakes and puddles into safe, drinkable water instantly.
Price: £249.99 at Lifesaver
St John Ambulance Large Motor Vehicle First Aid Kit
Suitable for larger minibuses or seasonal motorcaravanners this comprehensive first aid kit has all you need for most minor emergencies including heat retaining foil blankets, dressing pads, sterile cleansing wipes, a variety of dressings and plasters.
Price: £30.60 at St John’s Ambulance
Milenco Grand Aero Platinum Mirrors
These mirrors are supplied as a ‘one size fits all’, so the arms are one length (suitable for both standard and 2.5m-wide caravans) and thicker than other mirrors, giving more stability and less vibration. We found them very effective – stable and with minimal vibration.
Price: £89.99 at Milenco
Weber Traveler Gas Barbecue
With its slimline profile and foldable cart, the Traveler makes barbecuing on the go infinitely easier. The high quality porcelain-enamelled cooking grates provide a large cooking area and the integral tool hooks make a useful addition.
Dometic Safe 361C
This mechanical safe has a capacity of 24 litres and is suitable for storing a 15-inch laptop – ideal security for your vehicle valuables. The safe has an LED 4-digit guest code and two 18mm solid steel bolts provide excellent security for your valuables.
Price: £225 at Dometic
This compact and lightweight espresso maker is just the thing for those who need a proper coffee fix on the go. Simply add ground coffee to the filter basket, apply pressure to level the grind, add hot water, pump a few strokes to pressurize and you’re presented with reviving espresso.
Price: from £46.90 at Wacaco
With its innovative three-part design – comprising the pan, the base and the lid – this clever unit allows you to create oven dishes directly on the hob. Whatever you can do in an ordinary oven – heat, bake, cook – you can do in an Omnia.
Price: £49.99 at Omnia
Ooni Fyra Pizza Oven
There are so many pizza ovens on the market, it’s difficult to know where to begin, but the wood-fired Fyra weighs just 10kg, reaches 500ºC in 15 minutes and cooks a 12in pizza in as little as 60 seconds. The authentic wood-fired taste is superb.
iTrack Mini GPS Tracker
This nifty device monitors the position of your vehicle and sends Google Map reports via SMS or tracks live on the free app. Suitable for device for monitoring the position of your vehicle, bike, vulnerable family members or any other asset you want to track.
Need to access your caravan’s roof? Slip-Stop simply secures your ladder to the side of the caravan, then you to your ladder, using lanyards, to help keep you safer in the event of a slip or fall.
Price: £64 at MP-Innovent
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