12 Essential Campervan Accessories that are Actually Affordable – Van Life Tips

12 Essential Campervan Accessories that are Actually Affordable – Van Life Tips

In this video we’re going to share with you our essential campervan accessories that really makes van life so much easier. After years of travelling out of vans, we’ve found all kinds of items and hacks that are perfect for living in small spaces.

These campervan accessories are all easy to find from any department store or hardware, and best of all they are budget friendly! That’s right, our list of van life essentials are as affordable as they are useful.

If you’re just starting your van life journey, or have already been on the road for a few months and are wondering what are the best accessories for a campervan and campervan must haves, this video will really help.

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  1. Will out and About on August 31, 2022 at 4:19 am

    great tips,i have most of what you have said,i to cannot bring myself to drill into walls or cupboard and always use command stuff.ha ha we just got one of those dish mats from ikea and also got some large suction hooks for use in shower area.

  2. chrisw138 on August 31, 2022 at 4:21 am

    And not one mention of the average cost. Wonder why you have so little followers.

  3. WanderWoman on August 31, 2022 at 4:22 am

    Great video and tips. I use Turkish towels (‘Knotty’ brand), they’re eco friendly but also lightweight and quick drying and can be worn as a sarong or scarf, displayed around the home or used as a picnic rug. I saw another YouTube video where a professional van builder uses magnets countersunk into the underside of the wood on the sofa chair and within the sofa cushions to keep them on in all their van builds. I noticed you had a cushion behind you, I stuff mine with my pyjamas instead of cushion filler and you can also put your jackets/coats etc. in them. You have toe kicks, turn them into drawers and they can be used for your shoes, wine bottles, cooking trays, chopping boards, lids, so many things. Not sure if you like the ideas or will use them. Thanks for listening.

  4. Mick Rides on August 31, 2022 at 4:26 am

    80% shade cloth (90% too fine a gap) great for on the ground outside, doesn’t hold moisture, sand falls through and it cleans your feet. If you get bogged roll it up and drive off over it.

  5. Ian Miao on August 31, 2022 at 4:26 am

    Where did you get that dust pan from, I love that swivel head!

  6. Andy H on August 31, 2022 at 4:30 am

    Excellent tips, thanks

  7. Cranky Emoji on August 31, 2022 at 4:39 am

    Great video👍👍. Just a thought that I found was really good for me when parking. I having one of those fold down cargo trailer baskets from Harbor freight.It gives me an additional 2 feet backup space when lifted in a congested street beach parking area. It works so good that I’m going to put a tow hitch inside my front bumper and do the same thing. Thus no parking issue for me ever. Something to ponder on amongst your tools bring along I absolutely love my Battery Milwaukee M18 saw saw. I primarily use the battery pack with an added accessory I bought to convert battery to a super large 5v USB portable battery. The saw in your life might be handy to cut firewood for the camp fires. Note one of the best fire pits I’ve come across is using a used washing machine barrel.
    There are many accessories and tools for the M 18 Milwaukee line of tools.

  8. Laura Arnold on August 31, 2022 at 4:39 am

    Thank you, lots of things I did not think of

  9. Jodie Enoka on August 31, 2022 at 4:40 am

    love these ideas. Where did you get the felt boxes from, please?

  10. Hazel Em on August 31, 2022 at 4:42 am

    Thank you. Where did you get your storage boxes please?

  11. Rebecca McHardy on August 31, 2022 at 4:42 am

    Thanks where are your quick dry towels from? Think I need get some (van is still in progress)

  12. Astrid Kapp on August 31, 2022 at 4:49 am

    Thank you! Very helpful tips!!!

  13. Susan Carley Oliver on August 31, 2022 at 4:57 am

    I love these, they’re very practical. I definitely would not have thought of cutting up a coir mat for use on the step. I’m picking up my van next month (fingers crossed), and that will be one of the first modifications I’ll make.

    How did you hang your framed pictures so that they don’t move while you’re driving?

  14. Dwarf Dragonwulf on August 31, 2022 at 5:03 am

    I want to live in a van… With my wheelchairs, my 2 cats, and my crafting stuff (sewing machine and overlocker, leathercraft, art) all set up to live in there and use everything (and I know that for me a bathroom will be absolutely essential, I can’t walk properly)… I have no idea how I’m going to do it yet, but I’m watching a lot of videos and trying to get ideas… And I haven’t found a lot of Australian channels, either… So I’ve subscribed because you’re in Australia and so am I. I want to learn things from you 🙂
    Next time you do a video like this, could you please try to include all the information on each item, such as price and where to get one.
    I like your swivel head dust pan, but I also like the long handled ones so I don’t hurt my back bending down.
    I have an idea for my sink, I want to build a dish rack above it so it drains into the sink, and also has a door over the dish rack, so that’s where the dishes belong all the time. So you just wash them and put them away to dry in there. That’s what I’m going to do with mine.

  15. Ben Phei on August 31, 2022 at 5:14 am

    Great tips! Thank you Alesha! We are starting van life very soon so all these tips will be so helpful then 😁

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