So what else do we need to buy......?

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  1. Encantador

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    Just thinking about making a list of all the things we might need but don`t yet know about.

    First van, 07 Swift Kon tiki tag with 9800 miles, hopefully ready for collection next wednesday.
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    Already on/done or included in the deal......

    Solar
    Habitation Aircon
    Extra leisure battery
    Cycle rack
    EHU lead
    Service incl cam belt
    Full Valet
    12 Months MOT
    12 Months tax
    Insurance
    Joined C&CC

    Appreciate we will have a better idea of what we want/need once we start using it, but what would you consider essentials?

    Obvious ones we have thought about.....

    Kitchen equipment, pots pans, plates cutlery etc.
    Bedding
    Water carrier of some description.
    Hose pipe.
    Silver screen.

    What else???

    Are there any decent websites where you can purchase a lot of this sort of stuff at a reasonable price, or is it best to shop around for everything seperately?

    is it worth waiting for one of the big shows maybe?

    Any/all ideas suggestions welcome.

    Thanks

    Steve
     
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    Shows are a good place for paying too much for many things.

    But wait until you get it. Unless you're setting off around the world on Thursday get a few nights in it and find what you need the practical way. You can do this in your drive, live in it for a few days.
     
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    THE MOST IMPORTANT ITEM YOU MISSED IT

    A CORKSCREW!!! AND A TIN OPENER

    CLEAN UNDIES AND SOCKS :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:

    TRY FLEA BAY WWW.EBAY.CO.UK !!!
     
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    YOU DO TALK ALOAD OF SH*t most of the time yosser :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    before getting the pans and oven trays etc. measure the oven as many household trays will be too big and don't forget the gas kettle as it will work when you ain't got electric.:Doh:

    obviously weight can be an issue if using pot plates but plastic glasses are a must as when you get to your destination and you open the locker where they have been stored one might jump out at you and being plastic will bounce.:Wink:

    try not to store heavy items in the high lockers i had the sugar tin above the work top as was the coffee and tea bag tin i now have a hole in the work top where the sugar tin slipped out of my hand.:cry:

    if you live in it for a weekend on your drive you will soon learn what you need and being on the drive you can always nip into the house.:thumb:
     
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    a couple of nice folding chairs to start so you can sit outside if you wish - director type chairs with an attached side table are ideal then you have somewhere to put your cup or glass etc
     
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    Chairs to sit oot!:thumb:
     
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    Err, did I notice 'gas bottle' on your list of 'haves'? :Doh:

    I work on the basis that wherever I go, I will either pass a shop, be near a shop or can drive on to a shop, if the bloke next door hasn't got one we can borrow! - and we actually nearly had to do that when we discovered our smart arty farty posh expensive ruddy corkscrew I'd insisted on treating the van to, got to have a nice new one dear to match whatever .... didn't fit any of the wine bottles we had. Local shop 50 yds away from the Aire had one!
     
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    I had you down as temperance Jenny, you know DO NOT imbibe..........:Rofl1:
     
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    I divided my lists up into must have by law and for safety, comfort etc:
    So far have:

    2 x warning triangles
    Hi-vis vest (left dog's vests in my car--duuhhhh)
    First aid kit
    Spare bulbs
    Snow chains (you never know!)
    Fire extinguisher
    Fire blanket
    extra alarm & burglar deterrent (you can buy pepper spray in France, I assume legally, otherwise use a long reach fly spray)

    Folding chairs and tables
    Extra pillows and cushions
    Clothes dryer that fits on window (might also take folding standing one)
    Bedding (decided it is easier to use thin duvet in cover as bottom sheet with another duvet to keep me warm)

    Gas kettle
    Pots and pans. Total of 4.
    Crockery (daughter gave me her Ikea caravan set as they've bought melamine- no way can I live off melamine) 2 oven proof dishes
    Cutlery and kitchen bits (garlic crusher, corkscrew etc..)
    Glasses --now wondering if I should change for plastic)
    Lots of garbage bags.

    Cleaning stuff--packs of wipe & go wipes.
    Bio liquid for cassette.
    Dettol. (also diluted in a spray bottle as my toilet flushes off the main I can swish a little of this to keep the loo smelling fresh)

    I've also had to think of animals things--2 folding kennels (best things I've bought so far)
    litter trays
    leads, harnesses, tether leads for dogs
    poo bags
    Animal first aid/medicines box
    All our passports!

    That's it so far.
     
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    WOW !!!! That's some list....excellent ! :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
    The dettol is a good idea..Now taken on board !! Thanks!
     
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    A carbon monoxide (CO) detector / alarm.

    We use one that gives a digital read out of any current an past levels of CO in the atmosphere.

    Brian
     
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    internal or external window blinds (cab)

    Internal or external window blind for the cab... reflective type .. no condensation if on the outside.


    a membership to ADAC for european help .. medical and breakdown.. cheaper than the others.


    Bob
     
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    I take it they did,nt unscew then:Smile::Smile:
     
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    hosepipe and connectors
    watering can
    gas bottle
    hookup cable
    phone chargers
    torch
    lots of scatter cushions to put in the cupboards prior to travelling to stop things rattling and then falling out on you.
    Dustpan and brush
    Melamine crockery is unbreakable but some people don't like it, it is much lighter too.
    LED bulbs in the hab lights
    Kindle to save carrying a million pounds of books and give internet acess for emails etc.
    laptop and dongle
    skype phone
    phrase book ( some of the geordies on here are incomprehensible, hee hee)
    credit card, cash and passports.
     
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