First time stocking up

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  1. debbysworld

    debbysworld Read Only Funster

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    We have just purchased an Autotrail Scout, due for delivery in a couple of weeks.I cannot BEGIN to tell you how excied we are!!! :BigGrin:
    Of course, im desperate to buy bits & pieces for it, to kit it out.

    Is it cheaper to use an electric kettle or gas hob whistling type kettle?

    Is there anything else that we need

    What would you suggest would be a useful purchase?

    All comments gratefully received, thank you

    Debby x
     
  2. Geo

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    Your gonna need both
    No point using your gas when on hook up

    Cork screw and bottle opener
    Thats it:thumb:
     
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    Some baked beans and a Fray Bentos pie or two!

    Store for ever and will give you a taste of home when all else has run out, you are stuck across the channel, bored with foreign food and only have the local cuisine to sample!:BigGrin:
     
  4. debbysworld

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    Thank you both!

    Rest assured the cork screw was the first thing I thought of!!!
    4 kids on holiday = copious amounts of wine for mummy, after hours!!! :Rofl1:
     
  5. Terry

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    Hi just do like you would ay home :thumb:We have both gas and leccy kettle and heaters (just a cheapo fan heater)If paying for hook up you use leccy :thumb:
    terry
     
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    I would at first take things from home till you find what you need.

    It can be a lot cheaper this way and you don't finish up buying all those things that seem a good idea in the shop, and you find you never use.

    It's hard I know but I always work this way in a motorhome buy the things you need not what you want, all helps keep the weight down.
     
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    A wise buy !!

    Currently sitting in my Scout on an aire in France with the Sun beating down on me ! I have everything here that you would have at home ! So that's about it !!! But then I live in my Scout all the year round ! You will enjoy this website, it is packed full of interesting stuff provided by interesting people ! Just trawl through all the posts, look at the blogs and enjoy !!!! Thursday night is quiz night so log on to the chat room at 8pm and either take part in it or just watch on to see the banter that happens between us loonies who regularly take part !! Also, at various times of the year there are meets where, obviously, we meet up and behave disgracefully....nuff sed ! :flyingwelcome:
     
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    We have a whistle kettle, but our hob is dual fuel with an a electric plate (use when on hook up) and gas when not on hookup. No point carrying both types. :Wink:

    If yours is a UK spec'd Euro van you might have a dual fuel hob. :thumb:
     
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    Kettle....

    the kettle you use at home may be to much (usually around 2.5kw/3kw) for an average hookup supply.

    look for one around 1700 watts.....slower to boil than the home one but less chance of tripping the hookup.

    a 'whistling billy' is a must but buy a good quality one...cheap ones have been known to leak....i think it was Haganap who had the bottom fall off a cheap one.

    Crockery....

    my personal choice of crockery is proper plates, bowls and cups/mugs....much better than melamine rubbish which stains very easily....especially cups/mugs.
    they do weigh a little more than melamine but so much nicer to use.

    decent torch....
    you never know when the gas bottle will need changing and if its dark theres little worse than fumbling around changing it.
     
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    Er.... Tea, Milk and Sugar silly!!!:Rofl1:
     
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    paper plates

    A stash of paper plates and cheap plastic cups.

    May seem odd but we use these a fair bit instead of using the proper dishes etc. Obviously depends on what you are cooking but you can through them away -no washing up so saving water. I am aware that this is not enviromentally freindly mind lol.

    Wouldnt be without them. :BigGrin:
     
  12. debbysworld

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    And loo roll, of course!! :Rofl1: but most importantly, wine!!!:BigGrin:

    The torch suggestion is an excellent one, hadn't thought of that, thanks.

    Many thanks for all suggestions

    Debby x
     
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    Agree with proper cups and all previous
    Tin / bottle opener
    spatula
    serving spoons
    knives forks spoons teaspoons
    gas lighter
    matches
    string
    sellotape bluetack
    cling film
    tinfoil
    rubbish bags
    ziplock bags
    scissors
    nail clippers
    sharp knives
    colander- for lettuce pasta rice
    plastic/glass bowl/jug -for custard gravy
    fry pan spatterguard
    stacking pans I have tefal that go inside each other
    whisk/handblender-for home made soup
    grater- cheese,nutmeg,potato
    tea towels
    towels
    hot water bottle for winter
    loo paper
    paper towel
    wash up liquid
    sponge/scourer/brush
    brush brush pan/dustbuster
    floor cloth
    pegs
    washing liquid
    clothes dryer
    chairs table
    camera,
    binocs
    exercise book pen pencil :BigGrin:

    sauces you love and can't get abroad HP eg
    The best is to go on a trip nearby you or near a shop. It may seem obvious but in the excitment you can forget to pack things.:Doh: Jim does a handy check list in his Motorhome book and we check it each time we go
    Lucille
     
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    may seem too obvious but salt, pepper and vinegar
    some good seasonings eg garlic powder, onion salt, worcester sauce, mustard powder, oxo cubes, soy sauce
    solid vegetable fat (preferred to oil as it does not spill - lesson sadly learned in a caravan)

    with the above you can transform the dodgiest of take out meals or home cooked meals or leftovers and they dont go off or deteriorate when left in the van.

    I think I have the best travelled oxo cubes in UK they have been with me from tent to caravan to motorhome ... would not use them as they are like friends now:Rofl1:

    best wishes
    Lynne
    and Malty ... my much travelled Malt Loaf (2years now) but there if the world ends!
     
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    Phew, staging lady, that's a heck of a list!! thank you.

    ,I'll print all the suggestions & use that as my list to start, I think.

    Nothing is too obvious though!!

    We are going to go away for 1 night, once we get it, with the kids as a trial run... so hopefully any glaring missing bits will show up then.


    Any handy little gadgets? Natty little things worth getting? OH loves his gadgets!!

    Debby x
     
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    I wouldn't be without my ear plugs. With hubby, 3 kids and 2 dogs snoring and grunting through the night , I'd never sleep.:RollEyes:
     
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    gas bottle wrench
     
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    Rubbish! If you go overseas take the bare minimum! Sample the local cuisiene! Buy fresh from the Markets, taste the difference! Never mind all this bulldust about taking English Food! Buy Local AND enjoy!:thumb:
     
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    A flask is handy. When we are travelling ,I fill it at home with hot water and it means we can have tea/coffee very quickly on the journey there and I do the same on the way home.
    It saves a fortune in motorway coffees and means we don't have to light the gas at the services.
    Also you can fill it with soup for lunch en route.

    To the list add oven gloves /pot handler.
     
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