First trip to France in a MH what should we take?

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  1. Hils and Glenns

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    We are just planning our first trip to France and maybe Spain. Planning to leave around 12th April and not sure how long we will go for. It depends how we get on. It could be around 6 weeks. I'm doing a list of what we need before we go.
    We've already got things like ,hi viz jackets, and a triangle,spare fuses and bulbs, spare driving glasses
    first aid kit.
    We've got chairs, table bikes, silverscreen, bbq wind brake various gas filling attachments, same for water
    Insurance and brake down cover. Health insurance.
    We've decided to leave the carpets at home.
    What we haven't got is aircon. We can't afford it. Would it be worth buying a fan? Any other suggestion?
    What do you find really necessary? Any help really appreciated.
     
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    Definitely take a fun. That's enough for us.
     
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    Tea bags.!!
     
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    A 2 pin adapter for your lecky lead added to your list and you're good to go.

    It's not as complicated as some would have you believe (y)

    If you realise you need anything else when you are over the channel, there are plenty of shops.

    Go and enjoy :)
     
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    One thing we didn't realise until our first visit was that Calor Gas is not sold in France. We had to buy French bottles and connectors. We install these in the van when in France (replacements are easy to get over there at supermarket/petrol stations) and change back to Calor when over here. Not difficult but something to be aware of.

    Wyn
     
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    As above, plenty of gas :)
     
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    That's the only thing I take as well (y)
     
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    Travel insurance incase you get sick and need to get home in an emergency
     
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    I don't think a fan is essential in April, May but the best fan you can get in my view is one of these: http://www.fantasticvent.co.uk/product/FV1100WH/ENDLESS+BREEZE

    They are not cheap and are about half the price in the US where they come from but being 12 volt you can use them on the move and are ideal for cooling a dog while driving!

    You could of course use a 240 volt one if on EHU but the endless one is very compact and quiet.
     
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    I think Spain want 2 triangles,
    Barrie
     
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    Anything you forget - almost - you can buy in France.

    Definitely get a 3-pin to 2-pin adaptor though as if you use campsites and want to eg dry your hair in front of a nice big mirror in the shower block - you won't be able to plug it in without.

    Very often even if you don't have electricity on your pitch, sites will have sockets in the sanitary blocks. They don't seem to have the same horror sur the continong of electricity and water that we do - washing machines are often sited in bathrooms, abroad!
     
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    A brush and dustpan!
    Breathalyser test for France
    Sun tan cream
    A good sat nav and a back up good road map!

    Sense of humour!
    French /English vocab book
     
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    Acsi book French aires book
     
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    In France you are supposed to have 2 triangles, but don't know anyone who's ever been questioned on this. You must have original car documents, drivers licence and passport with you. ( visitor to my house in France got knocked down by a car -- her own fault, not drivers--- Gendarmes arrived and asked her for her passport, she told them it was in her case at my house and gendarme said he wouldn't arrest her on this occasion as she needed to go to hospital but she had broken the law....)
     
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    Bacon, Baked beans, HP sauce, teabags, cheddar cheese for when you crave a bit of home,and of course an Endless breeze fan.
     
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    Thanks we have got most of those things, but not the ASCI book. I'll put that on the list. Mr Hils has every aire book and map book that exists.
    I was wondering about this fan as we could put it in the rooflight. http://www.fiamma.com/EN/products/comfort/vent/turbo-kit/ It's a toss up between that and the endless breeze. We have cab aircon (doesn't work very well) but not habitation
     
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    Has anyone got a price for the Endless Breeze? It did t come up on the above link
     
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