VanLife: Best New Gadgets for a Tiny Van

VanLife: Best New Gadgets for a Tiny Van

In today’s video, I’m showing you my new favorite gadgets! While I am an Amazon affiliate, I do these review videos because I genuinely love the products I choose to feature. I have always loved seeing what others use in their vans, so my hope is that you can benefit from seeing what I use and am excited about—whether or not you ever hit a link or place an order.

I had been searching for months for a magnetic phone mount that was portable and strong enough to stick to the metal of my van when Lost Renegades showed me Ohsnap! I ordered it the next day. After a month of use, I became an affiliate because I love their product so much I know I’m going to be telling everyone about it.

What are your favorite gadgets? Leave a comment telling me what it is! Or maybe you’d be interested in me reviewing something else you are curious about. If so, let me know. I’ll see if I can grab one to see how I like it. Until next time, have a great Saturday!

Instagram: INSTAGRAM:
PATREON: (If you want bonus content & to know me and other tiny red van fans more!)
ImYourSpoon (Editor):

My Ohsnap! affiliate link-

My Amazon affiliate links for items featured here:

Phone Tripod Portable and Flexible Grip- As often happens, the one I bought is no longer available🤨 This is the closest to it, although the phone grip attachment is different-

Gimify RV Aluminum Step Stool- (This is the one I have, but there are others at different prices as well).

Grey Storage Ottomon Cube-

Links to Channels Mentioned:

Lost Renegades:

One AdVANture at a Time:

#vanlife #gadgets #bestgadgets #productreviews


  1. Wandering Out Yonder on November 5, 2022 at 7:58 am

    Nice seeing some ideas that have been used! Nice ideas! Thank you for sharing!

  2. Lisa Y on November 5, 2022 at 7:59 am

    Another great video! So I noticed you have gorgeous skin, hair and teeth! What is your secret?!?!?

  3. jane lawrence on November 5, 2022 at 7:59 am

    I bought the step stool you recommended. I love it!!!! Thank you so much!!!

  4. FawkesUrbex on November 5, 2022 at 8:00 am

    You looks like cuty

  5. Peggy and The Green Family on November 5, 2022 at 8:01 am

    Wow, Hi Dee you are looking lovely as usual, love the smile and the walk in the woods, great ideas duel purpose gadgets you have set a new trend in purchases he he. at least you can walk about in the sun shine. All we have is wind and rain lately Yuk? Well I am glad you are keeping yourself busy I was wondering what you would say and show? the camera stand is a must have. you can place this anywhere, well done. Best wishes Ken xxx

  6. Allison Bachmann on November 5, 2022 at 8:02 am

    Maybe the step in its high position could also be used as a ‘table’ over your legs when you are in bed. I can picture putting my laptop on it to work or watch a movie and it looks like there is room for a coffee cup unless the nonskid areas make it too rough.

  7. Bec on November 5, 2022 at 8:03 am

    The step looks like a laptop cooling pad or a tray table in bed…so many options

  8. Carol Dorsey on November 5, 2022 at 8:04 am

    Great step stool ! Agree a perfect place to stand & shower too. A folded blanket or pillow would make a great extra seat.

  9. Glorious Life On Wheels on November 5, 2022 at 8:04 am

    You always have the best "favorite things" that always become my new favorites too🤣 That is a great idea using the step stool in the shower. I think I might also use it as a mini table to keep items off the ground.

  10. Van Life With Gina on November 5, 2022 at 8:07 am

    Very cool tripod and I Love the foot stool!💙🐈🚐😎💛

  11. Anne Nielsen on November 5, 2022 at 8:08 am

    With the legs out, the RV step, can also function as a bed tray..

  12. Judy B on November 5, 2022 at 8:08 am

    I’m shopping for my van. Can you stand up in yours? I’m looking at a ford connect

  13. Rex Rules on November 5, 2022 at 8:09 am

    I love it. The storage boxes are in my next weeks video lol, i nearly released it yesterday but i was out and about and didnt get around to it. I like the stand and the magnet for the iphone you have they look useful. I love your videos. Lots of great ideas for my van thank you again for being so awesome.

  14. Esther stephens on November 5, 2022 at 8:13 am

    THAT’S why changes are always done to cars, vans, etc. You realize gadgets and things (that may be more convenient for you) come up. I love it.

  15. Mellow Nomadic Adventures on November 5, 2022 at 8:14 am

    Hi Dee! 🎃Great gadgets here! Thanks for sharing these items! Keep creating! -Marshall 🎸

  16. Deborah IslandGirl on November 5, 2022 at 8:15 am

    Thanks so much for the passing on of ideas! I just ordered a stool/table for my Connect too, although this one is slightly larger at 15"x 15" x 15" and also has the wooden tray feature. I use the Ikea shelves all the time and LOVE them, cuz I am an avid book reader like you! Safe travels, and thanks again from your northern neighbor in British Columbia!

  17. Monna Provost on November 5, 2022 at 8:16 am

    Great gadgets, great video, great scenery, great smile. Thank you. Cheers, Mo in NJ
    P.S. I forgot one— great hair! Haha

  18. Helen Knefley on November 5, 2022 at 8:20 am

    Love these tips. I have the stool but you gave me a new idea for showering, thx❤️

  19. Stacy Madera on November 5, 2022 at 8:20 am

    I could use that stool even in my home. Thank you for sharing this.

  20. tinabeane on November 5, 2022 at 8:22 am

    Love the new gadgets. 🙂

  21. FnA Van Life on November 5, 2022 at 8:23 am

    so many sweet gadgets!!! We need that tripod so badly haha we’ve been holding our camera in our hands for the last month cause our crappy one broke lol Love love love that storage box too, so much extra space and I love that you have multiple ways to use it 🙂 That outdoor shower stool is perfect and your phone case is so functional too. Thank you for sharing all these great ideas!!! xo FnA

  22. Annie Gill on November 5, 2022 at 8:25 am

    Step/stool can also be used as grilling table outdoors.

  23. Dan Stafford on November 5, 2022 at 8:27 am

    I have a doorstep to access my roof rack!

  24. Joseph Deangelis on November 5, 2022 at 8:27 am


  25. setsailatnoon on November 5, 2022 at 8:29 am

    Do you have links to where to purchase all these nifty gadgets? Thanks.

  26. Dayna Diggle on November 5, 2022 at 8:30 am

    How come no P.O. BOX address or am I missing it somewhere ?

  27. Mathew on November 5, 2022 at 8:30 am

    Just found your channel today after you passed me on 44. The van looks good, and the YouTube logo on the side was a nice hint. Now… I’ll have to start watching. I already caught up on Chrome’s channel. lol. Have a great journey.

  28. Dan Stafford on November 5, 2022 at 8:34 am

    I got me a new tripod with a Bluetooth remote!

  29. H.O.P.E bus on November 5, 2022 at 8:35 am

    I have the same tripod 👍🏽 it is very durable n sturdy.
    Great little table /foot rest, totally add to ur space .
    Gotta get me that magnet phone thing , very cool.
    Ur very creative with ur “things” , kudos my friend 👍🏽👍🏽
    I just love ur cozy home .
    Thanks for sharing ur journey 😊

    ~Victoria & Terry 💫

  30. SpazziJackazzi on November 5, 2022 at 8:38 am

    i never knew you had them vans in the US. its a Transit Connect over here in the UK great vans.

  31. Kathy C on November 5, 2022 at 8:39 am

    Stepping stool also a serving tray. We use to have tables just like that and we used them to eat off of on the sofa

  32. bttrflysprit on November 5, 2022 at 8:39 am

    Don;t know if you have thought about it but your little step for getting into the van would also act as a lap table for a computer or as a bed tray.

  33. Kathy C on November 5, 2022 at 8:41 am

    But well thought out items going into your tiny space, all with multiple usage

  34. Norma B on November 5, 2022 at 8:42 am

    I really like the aluminum step! I hate being hunched over, so often sit on a step stool, and having one with multi uses is a bonus.

  35. Sylvia-jo Perry on November 5, 2022 at 8:42 am

    Like step stool. Great to set campstove. On picnic table , for outdoor cooking .

  36. maxine oliver on November 5, 2022 at 8:43 am

    Nice Tri-pod, Awesome table, and Happy Halloween/ Harvest!🤗🍁🎃🌄

  37. Roberto Escobar on November 5, 2022 at 8:43 am

    There is a magnetic hookup for phone charger…saves wear and tear on plugging and unplugging attachment on phone. Purchased from Amazon – China manufacturer.

  38. flora comer on November 5, 2022 at 8:44 am

    Sounds really good I like those little videos

  39. Blue Sky on November 5, 2022 at 8:44 am

    Who are the 17 dislikers?
    Youtube should only allow real names with verified identity to have the privilege of being able to dislike videos.

  40. Kylie Martin on November 5, 2022 at 8:45 am

    OMG. You are SO delightful.
    I’ve taken stock of lots of your ideas. The poop bin👍 and the hydrogen peroxide for cleaning. Brilliant. I use it also but never thort of using it to clean my dishes
    I also use Castile soap. Even wash my dog with it. So I’ll be making up mixes for when I hit the road, only a few months more now. I’m in Australia. Like you we have a large area to explore. But mostly desert in the middle. We are coastal dwellers.
    Ide love to do the states. One day my wish will come true. I want to do the national parks and gaze at your gorgeous birds.

  41. Elise Sails Scotland on November 5, 2022 at 8:46 am

    I really love your gadget choices and would like to know more about the spy cameras. Can you tell me the make of them and if you are able to purchase them from Amazon? It would be great to see a little more about them without compromising your own set up and security. ☺️ Many thanks.

  42. Mary Go Round on November 5, 2022 at 8:47 am

    You didn’t talk about your skillet but I’m winding where you bought it? The folding handle skillet

  43. Sandra Carpenter on November 5, 2022 at 8:48 am

    Very cool!

  44. Dj Boogieboy on November 5, 2022 at 8:48 am


  45. HORIZONS OF THE MIND_J.DX. on November 5, 2022 at 8:49 am

    Hi Dear, You are Beautiful🌈❤️🔥💥🌟✨🥰🌹🙋

  46. Kimberly Knight on November 5, 2022 at 8:50 am

    Good video love the gadgets

  47. Glenna Huff on November 5, 2022 at 8:51 am

    I’m sorry I have to ask again where did you get your bed and need the link? Don’t know how to find where you gave me the link 😊

  48. Luis Carrero on November 5, 2022 at 8:52 am

    Stopping by after watching your van tour on Becoming Bev Channel.

  49. Edna Puckett on November 5, 2022 at 8:52 am

    That step can also be used as a table

  50. Diana Verhulst on November 5, 2022 at 8:55 am

    I love them all and am buying them all for Christmas presents. Thank you!

Leave a Comment