Spare parts to carry

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  1. DanielFord

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    Leading on from the fuel filter thread, it strikes me that there are some parts on the Ducato that are prone to failure. The fuel filter being one, if that had gone whilst we were on holiday, it could have been an utter nightmare. Luckily, I now have a spare (or will have after the weekend) along with the tools to replace it.

    This got me thinking, there must be other things that can ruin a holiday, but if one had a spare, it would be a simple job. I however can't think of any other parts right now. Can anyone else think of common failing parts?
     
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    water pump ? (domestic)
     
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    could you have repaired it whilst on holiday. I don't carry many tools on the van while i'm away.

    joe
     
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    Yup, I carry many tools, if I had the spare, it would have taken about 30mins or so!
     
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    Good idea
     
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    Agreed - it's the one thing on the habitation side that has no alternative or workaround.
     
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    Corkscrew and bottle opener :)
     
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    New seal for loo, new mirror after one got knocked off,I only carry minimal tools

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    Water pump is €70+ so wouldn't carry one
     
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    Batteries and an inflatable repair kit,for a......... BED!! LOL.
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    Muddibootz beat me to it, but in consideration of payload it makes much more sense to take Gin, therefore no need for the extra weight of a cork screw or bottle opener. When the water pump goes, you won't give a crap.
     
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    A spare set of keys, particularly an ignition key hidden somewhere inside.
     
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    Nothing apart from a few random bits I've collected like an odd window stay and the awning leg one of the dogs bent but I kept as an emergency spare.. No tools either.

    I don't have the skills or the inclination to start messing with the engine so there's not much point in carrying the extra weight.

    If anything went wrong with the hab side I'd either live with it or find somewhere wherever I happened to be to get it sorted
     
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    Do you drink the gin neat I like it with tonic so more weight but never mind I carry both
     
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    Ordinarily I am with you on the tonic front, but we ran out of tonic in the middle of nowhere on North Uist so resorted to neat with ice...Courann from the Cairngorms mmmmmmmmmm yummy.:dance2:
     
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    Fuses, Bulbs, Spare gas regulator. That's it apart from the usual gaffer tape, cable ties (the one item you should never be without!), a few bits of wire and scotchlocks and a basic tool kit. Anything more advanced than that when I'm away and it's call the breakdown recovery out for the van side, or buy the relevant bit from a dealer for the habitation side.

    Although it would be a right pain you could workaround no water pump for a day or two until you could either get one from a dealer or get one overnighted to a campsite.
     
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    the best way to avoid a component breaking down is to carry a spare one
     
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