Most owners regard their beloved motorhome as a home from home. And one of the ways you can achieve that – by creating a highly personalised space with all the bells and whistles you’d have at home – is by installing whatever accessories are fit for the job.

With that in mind, let’s take a look at some useful gadgets and accessories for your motorhome.


You might have one in your car already, but you may find a dashcam an even more useful accessory if you own a motorhome.

Consider investing in one of the newer cameras that make video and audio recordings both to the rear as well as the front. That will not only increase security but also offer a useful parking and manoeuvring aid.

Bear in mind that the camera’s memory will determine just how much is recorded before it is recorded over again once the memory is full. You might also want to choose a system with “G-shock sensors” – that automatically detects if the vehicle suffers a bump and saves the resulting data so that it isn’t recorded over accidentally.


An awning provides an additional shelter that can be pitched quickly and immediately expands the effective living area of your motorhome.

More traditional awnings are erected between poles while the modern fashion is for inflatable or so-called “air” awnings. The latter can be erected even more quickly and both types come in designs that are either fitted directly onto the side of your motorhome or those that are detachable – offering greater flexibility and the ability to drive off while saving the pitch your motorhome occupied.


Keep the interior of your motorhome nice and snug by fitting removable thermal blinds when night falls. The waterproof thermal blinds fit over the windscreen (where you’re likely to suffer the greatest heat loss) – insulating the motorhome against the cold in winter and helping to keep it cool inside during the summer.

Leather-bound travel log

It’s not all about gadgets. Some of the best things about your motorhome adventures are the fond memories you are likely to have of trips at home or abroad. And what better way to record those memories – the old-fashioned way – than to keep a travel log for posterity’s sake?

The Italian-made Vietri Classico is a leather-bound journal and logbook in which to record your treasured memories and comes in special gift packaging.

Personalised pitch-saver

You’ve found the perfect pitch at the campsite of your choice. After spending the first of several booked nights, you naturally use your motorhome for a spot of daytime exploring. At the end of the day, you return, only to find that someone else has parked on your pitch.

Avoid that irritation and frustration by investing in a simple “pitch reserved” sign from Pitch-Saver that can be personalised with your motorhome’s registration number to remove any doubt.

Folding cupboard or larder

Once you’ve set up camp, you want the room to move around in your motorhome.

A folding cupboard or larder gives you just that extra space – either inside your vehicle or under an awning outside – and is easily stowed away when you are on the road again. The Kampa Amber Cupboard fits that bill perfectly.

Brit Stops

It’s neither a device nor a gadget, but Brit Stops might be one of the most useful accessories to keep in your motorhome’s glove box.

Brit Stops is a book, an old-fashioned guidebook, but one that lists over 1,000 hosts in the UK who are happy to offer free overnight parking to motorhome owners.

The parking pitches are at country pubs, farm shops, vineyards, breweries, craft and antique centres – where the hosts are happy to offer you free parking in the likelihood of your passing business at their establishment.

Getting your motorhome ready for the forthcoming new season is exciting in itself. Making sure you have the latest of gadgets and accessories only adds to the fun and sense of satisfaction.