Essentials

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  1. ianthebuilder

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    Apart from the obvious,,cutlery,plates,mugs for the yorkshire tea,kettle,etc what are the essentials of a well stocked motorhome ?? I will of course be taking clothes etc,but do you take an iron and board? mop?Hoover? what do i need that may not be obvious?
     
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    I think you can forget the mop iron and iron board ! A small cordless vac is useful, I think the Dyson is probably the best but costly. I don't have one yet relying on using the home one at end of trip so I will be interested to see what others recommend
     
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    Everyone is different regarding what is essential. Ironing and hoovering do not fit with us but an external hard drive loaded with entertainment is useful for the odd day when it rains.........................and the corkscrew of course.

    The Tinca's
     
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    I take an iron and one of those ironing mats - not essential but I do use it quite a bit I also have one of those hand held Dysons, again very useful.

    Other things which I find useful are: large vacuum flask which I fill with boiling water for drinks en route and vacuum mugs with sliding lids. Wet wipes, posser, plastic fridge containers, an iPad 'pencil' (makes using Ipad easier en route),

    That's all I can think of at the moment - hope it helps
     
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    Everything helps oriel, i am struggling with the tech side of life though,,i want to buy a new laptop but after chatting to a few people i now dont know what to get,,i like films,and browsing the internet,on here etc,,its all above my head im afraid,,, Should i get intouch with an insurance company now to tell them of my plans or wait till i actually commit to a motorhome???
     
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    I have a small travel iron, doesn't get much use but it's there if needed.
    My hand-held vacuum is a rechargeable Bush, it has a powered brush for the dog hairs.
    Old newspaper in doorway for wet feet, and we use a mat under the steering wheel for wet/muddy shoes.
    Remoska and Slow pot and a flask, very handy for heating tinned veg-peas etc.
    We have an Apple Laptop, and an iPad each and use a MiFi for Internet.
    I would wait until you get the MoHo re-insurance.
     
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    whats a remoska????
     
  8. Oriel

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    For tech things - go to pc world or an apple shop they'll be able to advise. Motorhome first then insurance
     
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    cheers oriel
     
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    @Oriel what's a posser?
    I could Google but ill let you enlighten me (y)
     
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    Just wondering are you full timing in your van or using it just for holidays if fulltiming I would send a pm to @Gromett he has been doing it a while lots of experience.
     
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    Spare water pump, small tool kit to fix bits in the van (breakdown service can take care of engine & chassis). Gaffa tape & cable ties can get you out of all sorts of problems.
     
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    What's an iron?
     
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    Lump of cast steel used to hold doors open.
     
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    hahaha like an old RSJ lol
     
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    Something i can spend a lot of time in for a year or two figaro,,Fulltiming for a while,,,i would like a 4 berth,with a fixed bed,garage or good storage,Some extras would be nice,,tv,ariel,solar,awning,,my budget was £15,000 but i have revised it to about £18,000 but i would like to include insurance etc with that if i can,,,I have printed a lot of mhs from ebay and from tuesday next week i will get in my car and go shopping,,probably all over uk,, and i can also trade the car in as well,,i wont need it when i buy a mh,,probably worth £12/1500
     
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    You can get a quote based on the type age or even reg of a mh. Personally I would not be leaving getting a quote until I had committed to buy. Most companies are available outside work hours, so I would get some example quotes first, not the other way around.
     
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    @ianthebuilder, have you looked on mobile.de, you will get far more van for your bucks and a lot more with garages.
     

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