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  1. Jandek

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    Just planning our get away to the sun for a couple of months in 2 weeks time.:coolest:
    Have a check list for the van , what to take , what to remember to do before setting off etc. but to be fair it comes pretty naturally once you have a routine. (You watch- will forget something now!)
    We have done several trips abroad but this will be the longest so far (3 Months)
    Does anyone have a checklist for leaving the house for that length of time? Have thought of leaving central heating on low, informed bank, family coming and checking house/mail once a week. Anything else we should consider? Thanks
     
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    House insurance validity? If unoccupied for more than ?? days, you may not be insured.
     
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  3. John Laidler

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    Assuming you live in a conventionally designed and plumbed house I would leave the attic hatch open. It will allow some warm air into the roof and help stop pipes freezing.
     
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    Put some bleach down each plughole/toilet bowl to stop "drain wiff" :xThumb:
     
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    Check with your insurance on the house what us covered. And Check you have valid tax, mot and insurance for period you are going for.
    Enjoy :)
     
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    Money, credit card, passports, wife ( very important that last one).
     
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  7. Jandek

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    Thanks for replies. I am the wife so will remember to take hubby !:::bigsmile:
    House insurance , van documents all sorted. Ordered prescriptions. Plenty of family live near so sure house will b e fine. Prob just me. Like lists and there doesnt seem to be much on it !
     
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  8. Mikey RV

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    Passports
    Full tank of fuel
    Sence of adventure
    Enjoy (y)
     
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    Lotions and potions.. fishing gear, T bags, gas, bikes, chairs, spare EHU cable, glasses, music, quality toilet rolls, ACSI book.. The list is endless.. We have a list on the computer which I print off prior to each trip, with a tick box next to each thing.... Then you don't have to walk around worrying for days... Not so critical for short trips, but several months is a different matter.. Good luck and enjoy your trip.. Mitch.
     
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  10. Jaws

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    Creep !!

    But to the OP
    Not so much a check list as silly things we have forgot.

    The grey water drain off pipe
    The safari room pegs
    A step
    My undercrackers
    To put any fresh water in !!

    Things we always seem to remember
    iPads
    Kindles
    Laptop
    All the charging leads
    3 x GPS units
    Switch of data roaming on the fone ( stops all the unwanted updates happening until you are on wifi )
    Spare set of keys
    tea bags
    BAKED BEANS !! ( very hard to get in a lot of places )
     
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  11. CWH

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    • SORN the car
    • Turn off the water
    • We get KeepSafe from the Post Office (& assume there's nothing that can't wait till we get back)
    • Just before you leave, send in Solar Panel reading for your FIT payment if you have panels on the house
    • Also if you have house SP's - check they're still collecting last thing before you leave - ours for some unknown reason tripped out just after I left so we lost out for a few weeks
     
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