What's the Most important item in your van that you just could not do with out on your travels

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  1. Ambilkate

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    :) Bill says We take to much stuff when we go away and I must agree with him . When we stayed on a site a few weeks ago the people who were next to us commented that they had never seen so much stuff come out of a van and that was before we actually got the Tandam out lol .So we intend to declutter slightly but where to start we use and need everything or do we ?
     
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    Do you carry anything "just in case"? & do you ever use it?

    We were shocked at how much we carried when we were changing caravans many years ago, the dealer offered to lend us a trailer for all the extra stuff we had! We now only carry what we actually use, if it's not been used for 6 months out it goes.

    Good luck with your decluttering, let us know how you get on.
     
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    I'm afraid to admit that for me it is the TV. I like to travel all year round even if only for a few days at a time and during the long nights of winter I enjoy the telly.
     
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    Soap and clean undies cup of tea outside chair mobile phone, something to eat. Everything else is excess baggage.......(y)
     
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    The wife
    Lager
    Phone charger
    :) :) :)
     
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    Soap...........................Nah, you're on holiday!
    clean undies..............Nah, you're on holiday!
    cup of tea...................Nah, you're on holiday, go to a cafe
    outside chair.............hmmm - maybe.
    mobile phone............Nah, you're on holiday!
    something to eat......Nah, you're on holiday, eat out or buy local.

    The wife..............Nah, you're on holiday
    Lager...................(y)(y)(y)(y)(y)(y)(y)(y)(y)
    Phone charger....no phone, you're on holiday :cool:


    A map and a credit card and you can travel the world (y)
     
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    Good point, I forgot the credit card.....(y) must have a credit card at all times.
     
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    Essentials

    The keys
    My purse

    The husband .... maybe he is an optional extra, I haven't tried leaving him at home. ::bigsmile:
     
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    The keys.....more than once we have left home to pick up the van from storage only to realise one of us (no names, no pack drill) has forgotten the most important item of all.
     
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    Sat nav and credit card. Everything else is clutter.
     
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    Mrs A and her purse.
     
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    We actually sat pondering this question while away in Jocklandshire a couple of weeks ago and I'm very pleased to say were not carrying anything we haven't used or need, so if we like many others are a tad overweight, bugger.:LOL::LOL:
     
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    SWMBO getting the van ready for another weekend away :)
     
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    My wife doesn't carry money. She thinks it appears magically from strange holes in the wall whenever I put my card in.
     
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    The steering wheel::bigsmile:
     
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    Reading glasses are a must, the printing is so much smaller than when I was a boy!
     
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    I enjoy cooking so tend to take too much cookware and cooking accessories :rolleyes:, I like my cooking toys.. :LOL:
    but you don't need 3 different size frying pans, a full set of pots, casseroles etc etc .. so have cut it down to the bare minimum ..

    also crockery.. we used to carry enough for a six place table setting.. and enough glasses to stock a small pub. Tea cups and saucers, coffee cups, mugs etc .. all been cut down..

    we are three, so it's three of everything... so if you come calling, bring your own mug or glass. (y)
     
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    Can I have 3?
    HWMBO (aka the driver)
    Credit card
    Phone (in case of breakdown incarceration, etc)
     
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