Our First Overseas Trip...

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  1. Steve and Kat

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    So, after 3 months of ownership and about 8 UK Campsites, and a couple of CL's visited we are finally off to the continent in June.. We can't wait..

    We are fairly confident travellers, so not a lot fazes us... What will be, will be.. That said, I have a list of things to remember, and do, but would just like to ask the experienced travellers amongst us of things that are useful and definitely need to be taken...

    I have obviously got the passport / licence / breakdown etc etc Anything (even the smallest item) gratefully appreciated.. (have got the PG Tips tea bags too(y))
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    ACSI card, guide to aires.....also POI files on satnav for these two sets of stopping points...
     
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    Campercontact as an app that will work offline.
    Good map book.
    Teabags!
     
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    Be aware that Calor gas is not available. Each country has it's own brands with differing connectors. Not a major problem but one to be aware of.


    Wyn
     
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    Take yer own bog roll (y)
     
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    Yellow vests, warning triangles springs to mind. It would help if you told us where you are going, as Spain for instance two triangles.

    I think you'll love it, very much different to over here.

    Dill
     
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    Have a friend who owns a French campsite near Brittany, and another friend who has a house near Dordogne.. So France..
    Thank you....
     
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    Stop at STOP signs, they mean it ! Take 2 credit cards, carry 1 each, in case of loss or damage you still have one. Are you sorted for gas and water? Take a selection of hose fittings.
    Be prepared to be amazed how calm, tranquil and relaxed you are when in France. You CAN park easily, no "Parking Eye" waiting to catch you!
     
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    Yep.. Gas is on our list to Re-Fill before we go.. Credit Cards.. Tick.. Water Hose Fittings... Tick..

    Anymore ???
     
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    Gaffer Tape............................
     
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    Corkscrew. We have forgotten to take ours:oops:
     
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    Don't forget the vehicle documents original not a copy and have lots of fun!! MH manual !
    Of course this is your HONEYMOON so you will have fun!!:LOL:
     
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    Une petite leçon de Français avant de partir???

    There's a thread running somewhere, but I can't remember the title I gave it ....typical me:rolleyes::LOL:
     
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    Spare set of bulbs, YORKSHIRE tea bags:giggler:
     
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    Working tablet for apps i.e. Google earth, campercontacts, translator, park4night, WiFi connection. I struggled because I travelled with Amazon fire tablet which would not allow those apps
     
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    If you need glasses for driving remember a spare set, I may be wrong but I'm sure it's the law in France
     
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    When you enter towns there aren't usually and speed signs so be aware that a town name with a red line around it is 50 kph which equates to 30 mph.
    If you are like me and use a garmin sat nav you'll get an audible warning.
    Carry your logbook insurance etc with you in case its asked for,not copies.
    Some useful information of road signs and handy phrases:
    http://www.france-pub.com/french/french_traffic.htm
     
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    keep trying to download the campercontact app but it keeps saying no result, am i doing something wrong ?
     
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    Bear in mind that the ACSI discount is only for out of peak season and as you're going in June, that's OK but not if late June as its peak in July. I had considered it but pointless this year as I'm doing 3 weeks but 2 in July.
    All the Aires from Vicarious Books. Best value around. Use the Aires as generally they are brilliant.
    Sat Nav able to take co ordinates.
    DVD's if you have TV with DVD.
     
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    Currency Card Fairfx / Caxton or other
     
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