Most important accessories

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  1. stevec

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    As we hope to shortly take delivery of our first motorhome we were wondering what should be the first accessories we will need. What would be peoples top three? Levelling chocs? Something to put down outside the door (those slot together foam mats)? Windbreak? We have mains hookup cable and water hose but thats about all.
     
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    lightweight comfy chairs to sit outside
     
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    A kettle and a corkscrew. Not necessarily in that order :BigGrin:
     
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    Corkscrew :Rofl1:
     
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    Bottle opener,,,,,and a glass.....:thumb::thumb:
     
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    An "each to their own" question. For us it's a Satnav, outside chairs and leveling blocks. But what is an accessory? Our motorhome did not come with a hookup lead as this was considered a discretionary accessory. Really? One person's accessory is another's necessity.
     
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    Th OH says a Cadac Safari Chef gas barbaque/ cooking system.

    This allows ME to do the cooking when we go away!
     
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    Sat nav has to be the first. No question there.

    Two and three are a little harder.

    Looking back, I became mildly obsessed with buying good, comfortable outside chairs. My search ended with Isabella.

    My third is a Grunwerg stainless steel, double walled cafetiere. Good coffee is essential, in my view.

    And good crockery, but that's No. 4.

    Yes, yes, a corkscrew is vital, but many wine bottles have screw tops these days. A good bottle of Bombay Sapphire is openable by hand, as is Schweppes tonic. And so is Caol Isla single malt.
     
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    I would not be too keen to rush into buying accessories. Most of us have done it and realised that most are not as necessary as we thought. Maybe best to see what's needed as you go along. It's not usually too difficult to nip out and get that vital item, even abroad.

    Wyn
     
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    We're getting an AutoCruise which has a little cupboard for two wine bottles and four glasses. Not sure if theres space for a bottle opener. We've found that screw tops aren't as common abroad for some reason. We've bought so many openers when we've been abroad (cos we forgot one) we could open a shop.
     
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    I'm new to the joys of owning a motorhome myself, but after our trial run outside my parents' house last night have decided to get a notebook and pencil first! I'm going to list the essentials such as pots and pans, plates etc pretty much the same essentials that I would take on a tent camping trip. With that covered, I know we'll survive and can take it from there I guess!
     
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    Best thing we bought was duvaly's memory mattress with built in duvet but would depend on you van layout
    As others have said don't rush into it, take things from the house first and see how you get on
    Far too easy to go to an Aladdin's cave and buy things (sorry Peter)
     
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    Have a look at any classified ads in motorhome mags. The items you see most of you don't need :thumb:
     
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    a very large bank balance. then go to johns shop and get him to do some work.helping you spend it.:thumb:
     
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    The 1st thing we bought was a 15tog 3 in 1 Goose down Duvet :thumb:
    oh & Taylor Made screen 2nd hand from eBay
     
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    Not including bottle open/corkscrew, plates, satnav etc. which are normal "everyday"items, The first "dedicated" motorhome items were solar panels, alugas bottle & LED's.
    Oh, & the Aires book.
     
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