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Essentials For Van Life, Designed for the full-timers, the weekenders, and the day trippers.

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Life on the road is a chance to get away and it doesn’t mean sacrificing comforts. These must-haves make a great day even better — whether enjoying some cold brews travelling down Baja or a hot breakfast before hitting the slopes. These items keep you warm or cool, preserve your grub for days, and make all your amazing moments even more enjoyable. So whether you’re in an RV, a van or a hatchback, extending your journey — be it days or weeks — is always an option.

Hit the road to freedom

The vanlife lifestyle is synonymous with freedom. The journey matters more than the destination. You can take short trips out of town on the weekends or extended excursions across the globe while working remotely. There are no limits to how far you can go and what you can explore.

We took the Skyblue Overland van (shown pre-wrap) to Owl Creek Pass (Elevation 10,114 feet) in the Uncompahgre National Forest near Ridgeway, Colorado in June 2021.

Compact living, huge experience

The joy of living small is being able to take the simple life with you on your next journey, to immerse yourself in different cultures, and to wake up to a different view each morning. With Dometic’s dependable heating, cooling, cooking, and sanitation services, your basic needs can be taken care of in style.

Tell Your Van Life Story

Dometic offers a variety of products to let your campervan tell your story. You can fit it out however you’d like; they have free-standing and integrated products for whatever you have in mind. Whether you’re looking for something practical or Instagram-ready, Dometic can help make your campervan vision a reality

Outfit Your Rig with these Vanlife Essentials

Dometic CFX3 35 Powered 12 Volt Cooler, 36 L
Keep food fresh with the Dometic CFX3 35 12 volt cooler—it can reach temperatures as low as -7°F using minimal power.
Price: $979.99
Dometic PLB40 Lithium Battery
This Lithium Iron Phosphate battery delivers high levels of mobile power – up to 40 hours of Dometic CFX 40W cooling on a single charge.
Price: $849.99
Dometic 972 Portable Toilet
Powerful Flushing at the touch of a button without constant pumping or batteries.
Price: $234.76
Dometic CRX 50T Compressor Refrigerator
This smart refrigerator offers 47 l of storage and a 4.4 l freezer, is energy efficient, and runs quietly.
Price: $599
Dometic VA8000 Square Sink
This stylish square inset sink with heat-resistant safety glass lid provides the perfect home-from-home kitchen solution.
Price: $467.99
Dometic GO Hydration Water Jug 11L
Dometic’s HYD J11 Hydration Water Jug (11 liters) lets you easily store and pour the water you need.
Price: $69.99
Dometic GO Hydration Water Faucet
Dometic’s HYD WF Hydration Water Faucet lets you dispense what you need and use less.
Price: $99.99
Dometic Drop-In Two Burner Cooktop
The Dometic Drop-In Cooktop is a perfect fit for mobile living, truck campers, and outdoor kitchens. Enjoy hot meals with its two burners, multiple ignition types and optional cast iron or flat wire grate.
Price: $261.99
Dometic Penguin II High Capacity W/ Heat Pump
High Capacity Low Profile Rooftop Heat Pump, Ducted or Non-Ducted Application. The leading low-profile RV/Van air conditioner, the Penguin II Rooftop Air-Conditioner is a powerful Cooler.
Price: $1,695.09


Make Room For More with Tents & Accessories

Dometic Cross AIR VW Inflatable Drive-Away Awning
The Cross AIR features a spacious living area, steep walls, a 'D' door, a large canopy, a clip-in groundsheet, window blinds, and mesh panels.
Price: $1,039.99
Dometic Rally AIR Pro 390 D/A
Rally AIR D/A awnings quickly inflate with Single Point Inflation AirFrame technology. Attach the webbing straps to your motorhome or use a drive-away kit to connect it to your vehicle.
Price: $1,999.99
Dometic GO Compact Camp Chair
Dometic’s CMP C1 Compact Camp Chair provides comfortable, portable seating for eating, reading, entertaining, and simply enjoying the outdoors.
Price: $149.99
Dometic GO Compact Camp Table
The unique design of Dometic’s CMP T4 Table features a resilient surface and sturdy construction that folds down to half its size for simple transport.
Price: $199.99
Dometic GO Camp Table Storage Bag
Dometic's table storage bag makes loading, unloading, storing, and carrying your camp table easy.
Price: $39.99
Dometic AIR Break Pro 3 Inflatable Windbreak
The AIR Break's windbreak is simple: peg and pump for free-standing protection. Connect it to your Dometic awning for an enclosed area, great for containing dogs!
Price: $619.99


Skyblue Featured Video: Paulina Eriksson – Surfing the Wave of Vanlife Freedom

Surfer, skateboarder, and vanlife enthusiast Paulina Eriksson never misses a sunrise thanks to mobile living made easy by Dometic products. With the Dometic CFX 28 and daily personal devices running on a Dometic charger and inverter, which recharges whenever the van is running, Paulina doesn’t need to think about stopping to replenish energy resources or worry about constantly refilling the ice in a cooler. That means more time enjoying their gorgeous surroundings and less time worrying about maintenance. The van is also equipped with a stove and a Dometic toilet, so they have everything they need to stay on the trail for days without needing to go get more groceries. This way, they can go to remote locations and distant shores for days on end without a care in the world.