An around-the-world voyage means that motorhome parts and accessories must be easily accessible. That means finding reliable suppliers on each continent. But our concern for motor home parts is not just concerned with the motorhome body, we also need to take into consideration the availability of base vehicle parts and service. So this is a two-pronged investigation and decision
- to use a base vehicle that has good, world-wide sales and service
- to use motor home accessories and spare parts that are readily available on each continent
Motorhome accessories help make an off-the-showroom-floor motorhome or campervan, a home. And the choice and variety available is incredible. Not only do you have the opportunity to accessorise your vehicle but also your home – on the same chassis!
From our perspective, some accessories are absolutely critical. We would even consider them as standard requirements. These would include awnings, outdoor furniture and generators. Safety and security items such as dead-bolt locks, smoke alarms and reversing cameras also figure highly.
Vehicular accessories might include mirrors but looking at some of the new base vehicles, there appears to be little to add, though this may change as we advance in our deliberations. Another vehicle accessory to consider is a motorhome cover.
The (not-so) short list of motor home accessories includes all the items below (and probably many more…)
Where can you buy Motorhome Parts and Accessories?
For genuine motor home parts, we are seriously considering staying with the motorhome manufacturer and that means carefully selecting the base vehicle for its world-wide parts and service dealerships. But for more general parts and accessories, we’ve found a number of online stores…
UK and Europe
In the UK and continental Europe, there are a number of market places with a wide range of parts. Outdoor bits have a huge stock and ship overnight.
Brownhills’ parts department stocks over half-a-million pounds worth of motorhome parts. They stock motorhome parts from Auto-Trail, CI, Rollerteam, Tribute, Autocruise, Swift, Bessacarr, Escape, Elddis, Rapido, Hymer, Lunar, TEC and Frankia and you can reach them on +44 (0)1636 704 201. They also have an extensive online motor home accessories shop at www.motorhomeshop.co.uk
US and Canada
On the North American continent, the supply of RV parts is larger and more varied. We have found these outlets…
PPL Motorhomes RV Parts and Accessories: www.pplmotorhomes.com/parts
Australia and New Zealand
Down South, the choice is equally varied…
In Australia, Caravan and RV World has a price-match guarantee www.caravanandrvworld.com.au/
In New Zealand, try