Help Please, Friend buying for first time...

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  1. Gromett

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    A good friend of mine has finally been persuaded to get into our great hobby.
    He is having a custom demountable made for his works pickup.

    I am just trying to make as comprehensive a list as possible for stuff he needs to buy and I am hoping we can crowd source it and get a full list that will be useful to all new comers.

    If I start the list would you kind and helpful people mind copy and pasting and adding your own items please?

    I think this would be useful for new comers as well. Add stuff even if is something only a few people might want as it can be knocked off the personal list if people don't want it.

    I am asking on here because I am a full timer and don't have many requirements. I have also bought items over the years that I may have forgotten so any help is greatly appreciated.
     
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    Plumbing

    Hoselock adapter (tap end) and adapter for smaller size
    hoeslock male/mail adapter for putting two hoses together
    Hoselock adapter with built in jubilee clip
    Short food safe hose (how long)
    Long food safe hose (15m)
    Spare Plug (shower/sink etc)
    Waste Hog
    Watering Can


    Kitchen
    Knives/Forks/Spoons
    Plates/Bowls
    Pans
    Can opener
    Bottle opener
    CorkScrew
    Kitchen utensils
    Loads of t towels to pad out lockers etc. (can't have too many)

    Gas
    spare regulator
    Adapter for propane/Butane (if you use pigtails)
    various Euro Adapters (if you travel abroad)
    Spanner for gas bottle (if needed)

    Electric
    1 x 10Mtr hookup cable
    1 x 20Mtr hookup cable
    Polarity swap adapters for EU
    Polarity Tester
    Power adapters for French/Italian/Spanish hookups (where needed)
    Spare bulbs (full Selection)
    12v Chargers for lap top phones etc (non inverter)
    Generator
    Lock for generator
    Small EHU cable for generator
    Petrol can for generator


    Misc
    Roll of Duct Tape
    Tin of WD40
    Small Sewing Kit
    HiVis Jacket
    2 torches one head mounted
    Safe
    Dustpan and brush

    Security
    Rape alarm for main entrance door.

    Misc
    Roll of Duct Tape
    Tin of WD40
    Small Sewing Kit
    Levelling Blocks
    Windscreen covers
    First Aid Kit
    Decent general purpose toolkit..

    Out door stuff
    Wellies
    Table
    Chairs
    windbreak
     
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    I'd take an adjustable spanner instead of 'just' a gas one.

    Short spirit level.

    Pair of sturdy gardening gloves - or heavy duty rubber for yucky jobs.

    Summat to wash (at least) your windscreen with - cloth or eg soft brush - (Pete has been known to use the dustpan brush duct taped to an extension piece - may have been the ext pole for the beach umbrella?) to de-fly the overcab when it got too bad!

    Collapsible bucket (if no room for a proper one.)

    Funnel with flexible , err? spout.

    We bought a round zippy cover to put the hose reel in, then went back and bought another which we stick the EHU cable in - locker - and cable - neatness!
     
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