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Camper Van Packing List

I am working on the packing list for our southern minivan-campervan trip.  We will be staying a couple of nights with family and 4-6 nights in our van, should all go well. We will have access to laundry 1/2 through our trip.  We want to pack what it needed, but not too much.  Don’t want the chaos in the van to make the space uncomfortable!

  • Curtain to divide the front bucket seat from the back sleeping compartment.  I shortened an old shower curtain a few inches to fit the floor to ceiling height in the van. We won’t want the curtain up during the day, so it needs to be easy to take up and down. The hook holes along the top will make it easy to tie up and remove as needed.
  • Cooler, small – This first trip will include time with relatives and we will be in a number of cities, at least for the first part of the trip.  We will plan to eat out some, so we will pack minimal food products.
    • Yoplait Go Big -12 (our youngest son’s diet includes A LOT of yogurt)
    • cut vegetables
    • fresh fruit
    • lunch meat/cheese
  • Kitchen supplies
    • napkins
    • wet wipes
    • 3 flat bowls
    • 3 spoon/fork/knife combos
    • matches/lighter
    • 3 travel mugs
    • hot chocolate packets
    • ground coffee
    • pour over coffee maker
    • small dish soap
    • disposable dish rags- old cut up bath towels to wash and try with
    • electric tea kettle
  • Bedding
    • 1 cot (for my 6’4″ husband)
    • 1 foam pad (for my 7 year old and myself to share)
    • 3 pillows
    • 3 quilts/blankets/sleeping bags
  • Creature comforts/personal items
    • battery operated rechargeable fan
    • phones with chargers
    • tablets with chargers (loaded with books/audio books)
    • 3 camp chairs
    • 4 changes of clothes
    • personal toiletries/medicine
    • swimsuits- just in case
    • pajamas
  • Misc
    • extension cord
    • 3 ponchos
    • 3 microfiber bath towels
    • ball
    • tarp
    • rope
    • small first aid kit
    • flashlight
    • blanket for park or beach

If you have any suggestions, please leave a comment. Thank you.

~Liz

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