Iveco spares for North America trip

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  1. ceejayt

    ceejayt Funster Life Member

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    Planning for our 9 month trip to the USA and Canada in our motorhome now seriously underway. Shipping quotes obtained,Visas researched etc. The plan is to ship to Brunswick in January and ship back probably from Baltimore 9 months later.
    Being technically as much use as a chocolate fireguard I knew this would be the best place to get some advice on exactly what mechanical spares it might be useful to take with us for a trip of that length and involving anything up to 18,000 miles of driving.
    The base vehicle is a 2015 Iveco Daily 70C21 with 8 speed automatic gearbox. So, what would you guys and gals suggest I put in the Iveco spares box without completely filling my garage?

    Thanks in advance

    Chris
     
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    I would pack the usual service parts...
    Bulbs & Fuses
    Fan belts & power steering
    Diesel filter
    Oil filter
    Air filter
    These are purely for convenience, but all available in the US with a little work. Anything serious can be flown out from europe within 48hours, but will cost more obviously
     
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    Hi.
    Guarantee for your vehicle.
    " Italian Vehicle,European Countries ONLY" It even says this on the.......Tin LOL
    Don't bother with any American breakdown cover,just keep you Mafia subs up to date.
    Enjoy.
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    A whole spare 2015 Iveco Daily on an A-frame?:)
     
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    If it were me doing the trip and knowing that if I did need a spare part it would be the one I didn't take, I wouldn't take any... other that those wisely mentioned above.

    Try a little test.

    What spare parts have you needed in your last nine months of motorhoming?

    JJ :cool:
     
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    ceejayt Funster Life Member

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    As it is a pretty new vehicle, never even been serviced, the answer is none. I know the one I will need I probably won't have with me but want to at least try.
     
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    18000 is not that much mileage in 9 months and the van is almost new, I go along with the general opinion, nothing.
     
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    What he said..

    Best of luck though, fair play for going for it.

    I have done well over 800000 miles in iveco's and have only broken down once. And I fixed that myself at the roadside.
     
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    Not a spare but are you taking a transformer so you can use EHU? Assuming the MH doesn't take 110v of course.
     
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    ceejayt Funster Life Member

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    Seabridge provide a step up transformer plus we have an on board genny. The one thing I haven't Sussex yet is the fixed tank LPG filling. I.e. Do I need a specific US adaptor. Any ideas anyone!
     
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    The US use the

    ACME connector
    Also known as: ACME thread, ACME adapter, ACME nozzle..
    This connector has a threaded fitting onto which the LPG gun is screwed before the trigger is pulled to establish a seal before fuel transfer.

    Found in:
    Austria Belgium Germany Ireland Liechtenstein Luxembourg SwitzerlandUnited Kingdom


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  12. ceejayt

    ceejayt Funster Life Member

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    Thanks, I think I have one of those in my little set of three adaptors which I have for travelling around Europe
     
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    thats what we use in the uk as standard
     
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    ceejayt Funster Life Member

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    Mine is a bayonet fitting with a screw thread so I can attach an adaptive like that. Surprised you use that in the UK
     
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