Story by Alex Embry |

July 18, 2023 |

When it comes to transforming your ordinary camper van into a comfortable and adventure-ready home on wheels, the right accessories can make all the difference. At Wayfarer Vans, we’re passionate about helping people elevate their adventure on wheels. Here are nine camper van accessories that are loved by both the Wayfarian community and Wayfarer team, including a few that fall outside the basic staples. These accessories not only enhance the functionality and convenience of your van but also add a touch of luxury to your outdoor exploits.

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1. Bed Raisers: Maximizing Space and Comfort

At Wayfarer Vans, we know that space is precious in a camper van. Our bed raisers, available in 2.5″ or 4″ sizes, provide a simple yet effective solution to elevate your bed platform and create extra storage space in your garage. This allows you to store large bikes or other bulky adventure gear, ensuring that everything has its place. Additionally, the raised bed platform provides more sleeping space for your friends on the lower bunk, guaranteeing a comfortable night’s sleep for all.

2. Dometic CFX3 35 Powered Cooler: Ultimate Cooling on the Go

Say goodbye to gas station ice stops! When it comes to keeping your food and drinks cool during your travels, the Dometic CFX3 35 Powered Cooler is a game-changer. Designed for tough outdoor use, this 12-volt cooler holds up to 36L (i.e. 50 cans or 3 days’ worth of food) and offers impressive cooling and freezing capabilities, the latter to -7F. Its ExoFrame construction ensures durability, while the mobile app allows you to control the cooler’s settings with ease. With the Dometic CFX3 35, you can bring along more of the food and drinks you love, allowing you to go further and stay longer on your adventures.

3. Goal Zero Yeti 1500x: Power Your Wayfarer Van Experience

Add some power to your camper van adventures with the Goal Zero Yeti 1500x. This portable power station is the perfect companion for charging your devices, running an electric cooler, or even powering your disco ball for a campsite dance party. The Yeti 1500x provides ample power for multi-day adventures and is incredibly user-friendly. With this power station by your side, you’ll never have to worry about running out of power in the great outdoors. Looking to stay charged in real-time? Wayfarer Vans is proud to offer the Yeti Link Vehicle Integration Kit. This kit, wired directly to your van’s alternator, keeps your Goal Zero Yeti 1500x charging anytime your van is running. It does not pull any power from your van while the vehicle is off, so there is no risk of draining your vehicle battery.

4. Rumpl Blanket: Cozy Comfort Everywhere

A camper van adventure is incomplete without a cozy blanket to keep you warm. The Rumpl blanket is a standout choice for its eco-friendly features and exceptional comfort. Made from 100% post-consumer recycled polyester, each blanket recycles numerous plastic bottles. With multiple sizes available, stain and water resistance, and a machine-washable design, the Rumpl blanket is perfect for any outdoor excursion. Plus, it comes with a water-resistant stuff sack for easy storage and transport.

5. Uco Portable Grill: Grilling on the Go Made Easy!

The Uco Portable Grill is the perfect companion for your outdoor adventures. This compact and lightweight grill is designed for maximum convenience and delicious meals on the road. With its sturdy construction and durable materials, it’s built to withstand the rigors of camping and van life. The Uco Portable Grill features a spacious cooking surface, adjustable height, and efficient heat distribution, ensuring your meals are cooked to perfection. Whether you’re enjoying a beachside BBQ or a campsite cookout, this portable grill will elevate your outdoor cooking experience to new heights.

6. Helinox Camp Chairs: Unwind and Relax in Comfort

Sit back, relax, and enjoy the great outdoors with the Helinox Camp Chairs. These lightweight and collapsible chairs are specifically designed for camping and van life enthusiasts who value both comfort and portability. Crafted with high-quality materials and innovative design, Helinox Camp Chairs offer exceptional support and stability, allowing you to kick back and unwind after a day of adventure. Plus, their easy breakdown feature conserves a significant amount of space without compromising on features or comfort. Whether you’re lounging by the campfire or taking in breathtaking views, Helinox Camp Chairs provide the ultimate seating solution for your outdoor relaxation needs, while keeping your van clutter-free and organized.

7. Silipint Bowls and Cups: Unbreakable Resourcefulness

We believe in embracing resourcefulness, and that’s why we love Silipint bowls and cups. These unbreakable silicone drinking cups, bowls, and straws are the perfect addition to your camper van kitchenware. Made from high-quality silicone, they are reusable, durable, and environmentally friendly. Say goodbye to fragile glassware and hello to the simplicity of Silipint. These versatile accessories are ideal for enjoying a drink or meal wherever your adventures take you.

8. Hanging Shoe Organizer: More Than Just Shoes!

Don’t let the name fool you – a hanging shoe organizer is a versatile accessory that offers far more than just storage for your footwear. While it’s perfect for keeping your shoes neatly organized and easily accessible, its functionality goes beyond.

With multiple pockets and compartments, a hanging shoe organizer becomes an efficient solution for tidying up your van’s limited space. You can utilize it to store a wide range of items, such as socks, hats, gloves, small clothing items, toiletries, cleaning supplies, and even snacks. The pockets are designed to accommodate various sizes, allowing you to make the most of every inch of available space.

9. Sunshade: For Those Sunny Days

Protect your camper van from the sun’s glare with the WeatherTech Sunshade. This custom-fit windshield accessory for Ram ProMasters blocks harmful UV rays, keeping your van’s interior cool and comfortable on hot days. It also safeguards your dashboard and seats from fading and cracking. The easy-to-install sunshade folds up for compact storage when not in use. With its reflective surface, it improves energy efficiency and adds an extra layer of insulation. Invest in the WeatherTech Sunshade to enhance your driving comfort and preserve your camper van’s interior. Enjoy cooler temperatures and long-lasting protection on your van life adventures.

As you embark on your van life journey, equipping your camper van with the right accessories can enhance your comfort, convenience, and overall enjoyment. From creating extra storage space with bed raisers to powering your adventures with the Goal Zero Yeti 1500x, each accessory from Wayfarer Vans is carefully selected to elevate your travel experience. 

Explore the possibilities, make your van your own, and let these accessories be your trusted companions on the road to unforgettable adventures. Happy travels!