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Top Caravan Accessories for Summer

  • Top Caravan Accessories for Summer

Must-have gadgets and gear for your warm weather adventures

Getting the right caravan is one thing, but what can make touring an absolute joy is the right accessories. This is why we don’t stop at just stocking new and used models from Swift here at our Plymouth caravan dealership; we specialise in caravan accessories too. 

Whilst the ways you can make your caravan your own can feel endless, below are our top caravan accessories for summer, all available from our caravan accessories shop… 

What caravan accessories do I need? 

The essentials 

Before we get ahead of ourselves, let’s talk about the basics - those things that keep caravan life ticking over, and make the day-to-day of summer touring truly feel like you’re on holiday in your home. Top caravan essentials for summer include: 

First aid kit 

Minor accidents happen, so it’s good to be prepared with a first aid kit when they do. One that includes plasters, eye washes, wipes and dressings is what you should be looking for, like this one

Chemicals, cleaning and waste tanks 

Keeping everything clean and fresh like you would at home is essential, and when you’re on the move, you need to rely on items such as toilet fluid and waste tanks to make that possible. 

Kitchen equipment

All that adventuring works up an appetite, so you’ll want a well equipped kitchen to make meal times a breeze. Collapsible washing up bowls, utensils, crockery, BBQs and that all important kettle for a cuppa are all caravan accessories that you’ll want to choose carefully. We have a section of our accessories shop dedicated to just that. 


As comfortable as we know caravans are, making the most of the place you’ve decided to head to is a big part of touring, and there’s nothing better than relaxing with a view. This is where good quality camping chairs come in handy, as well as camping tables for entertaining and eating alfresco.   


We’ve talked before about how important the right towbar is to choose and install, so if you’re heading off in your caravan this summer, you’ll need to make sure you’re getting hitched up safely and correctly. Choose the right towing accessories for your caravan at Tamar Caravan Centre - we’ll even install it for you! 


Extending your caravan with the help of an awning can add a delightfully different dimension to touring. From air awnings, poled awnings and canopies, there are lots of ways to provide sheltered outside space for your caravan.  

Bike Racks

Feeling adventurous? Why not take your bike on your travels, so you can explore the area around your pitch - it’s a fantastic way to see the coast, countryside and urban areas, particularly in the summer. Bike racks make this possible, whether you’re ready for solo cycles (in which case, this would be perfect) or you need a rack that accommodates 3 bikes, for example (check this out if so), we can help you here at Tamar. 

Security equipment 

Peace of mind makes for a relaxing holiday, so knowing your caravan is safe and secure by investing in security equipment is well worth it. Items such as steering wheel locks, wheel locks, and strongboxes are all good investments. 

Where can I buy Swift caravan accessories? 

Our caravan accessory shop in Plymouth is complete with everything you could need for a comfortable stay in your caravan, and our knowledgeable staff are on hand to chat to you about what you need. Where accessories such as towbars need to be expertly installed, we can help with that too in our well equipped workshop. 

There’s never been a better time to consider accessories for your caravan - you’re just in time for our sizzling summer sales event! On Saturday 24th June, we’ll be offering discounts on BIG brands such as ISABELLA, VANGO, KAMP-DOMETIC, as well as various offers on awning bundles, furniture and accessories. Plus, there’ll be some tasty on-site refreshments in the form of teas, coffees and squash, breakfast food, AND a BBQ!